Our History

Continuous operations since 1949.

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Our History

Pride of work

Ever since Westmark Construction founder Glenn Johnson drove his first nail as a cabinetmaker for the railroad after WWII until the time of his retirement, he always valued the importance of doing high quality work.

Glenn served in the Army Air Corps as a radio mechanic overseas in China and other nearby territories.

Glenn Johnson

Continuous business since 1949

After the war, and three years with the railroad, Glenn began building residential homes primarily in Lakewood and Tacoma. He started commercial construction shortly afterward. Westmark incorporated in 1971 as Westmark Homes. Glenn later changed the name to Westmark Construction when his primary focus became commercial construction. It was then that Westmark established themselves as a reliable and quality Tacoma-based construction firm.

Over 65 years later, it is superior quality, along with integrity and professional service that still defines Westmark. Today, Westmark Construction is led by Glenn’s son, Ward Johnson (read bio), who holds the same ideals and principles.

With Ward assuming leadership of Westmark, Glenn enjoyed showing and working his champion Arabian horses. He served as Chairman for the National Arabian Show Commission for several years until retirement.

The construction industry has changed since the founding of Westmark, but one thing that hasn’t is the ethical way in which we run our business. Glenn saw to it, even making his rounds at the office ensuring everything was on the up and up shortly before he passed away.

As in Westmark’s beginnings, the same holds true today as Glenn put it, “At the end of the day, you can go home and know that you did a good job.” At Westmark, we’ll see to it.

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