Serving the community for two decades, 2018 marks the beginning of a new era for Creekside Construction, as twin brothers Dave and Derek Adams took over the company from their stepfather, Brent Baldwin, who retired earlier this year. They are looking forward to continuing building on the reputation set before them, as well as creating a new energy and vibe being a younger generation building contractor.
“The transition has been smooth and as seamless as possible,” says Dave. “The plan for us to take over the company has been set is place since we started working for our stepfather 15 years ago.”
Dave and Derek, both project managers for the company, had been training to become owners of the business for the past 15 years, learning the ins and outs of running Creekside as well as running jobs and dealing with customers and employees. The brothers have been invested in the success of Creekside from day one, sharing a mutual understanding of what their goals for success look like and should be.
Being twin brothers and knowing each other their whole lives, they are not your typical business partnership. The pair has mutual respect for each other, understands each other’s strengths and knows when the other is better suited for a situation or decision that will benefit the company most. “We have always been close and lived our lives that way, whether it’s work or family life,” says Dave.
Serving Kootenai, Bonner, Benwah and Shoshone counties, Creekside Construction sets itself apart because they are not a production builder—they are all about relationships. “Our business is close to 100 percent referrals because of those relationships we establish during every project,” says Dave. Whether it’s building someone’s dream home or restoring the loss of one, they make every project a priority and dedicate the utmost attention to detail and perfection.
“The most rewarding part of the work we do is the process!” he says. “We enjoy what we do, plain and simple.”
Dave and Derek have lived and worked in the community for most of their lives. They both have a background in hospitality and hotel management, which has been a huge asset to their customer service level at Creekside. Both men are extremely personable, outgoing and gregarious.
The staff is made up of a small group of friends. The team genuinely likes each other, respects each other and enjoys working together. Dave and Derek attribute the success of the company to the people they work with, their staff internally as well as all the well-skilled subcontractors they work with daily.
When it comes to the future of Creekside Construction, Dave say this: “We see a community that is growing in architecture and design and look forward to being a part of that growth in the construction industry. Coeur d’Alene is such a unique community of people; so many small businesses to support and people striving for success. When you look around at the world and truly reflect on this community comprised of genuine, hard-working people working together to make Coeur d’Alene better, it’s encouraging. We love that we get to raise our young families here and be an influence for the next generation.”
Creekside is a big supporter of Young Life as well as veteran giveback and support programs.
“At the end of each day we ask, ‘Did we have fun? Did we laugh? And did we get the job done right?’” says Dave. “We value the good ole morals of life: God, family and work. God has blessed us with an incredible crew, lots of work and a beautiful place to call home.”
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