Sockeye Who?

Sockeye Who?

Sockeye Homes’ President, Tod Sakai (pronounced “Sockeye”) NAHB Certified Graduate Builder & Remodeler, developed his building expertise through his former position as general manager for Armstrong Lumber Co., Inc. (aka “Armstrong Homes”). Tod established the patented ArmSystem® concept for homebuilders and established a network of 43 “Armstrong Homes” franchisees overseas completing over 1,500 homes in 13 years before starting Sockeye Homes…


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Award-Winning Custom Home Builder and Remodeler.

In 2012, The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) congratulated Sockeye Homes on receiving 9 state-wide Excellence in Remodeling Awards in a single year. Sockeye Homes is the first company since the 1990 inception of the state competition to set this incredible record. To date, Sockeye Homes has received 83 awards with 18 of which are at the nation-wide level.

In recognition of his business success, Tod received the Emerging Trader of the Year Award from Washington State Governor Gary Locke in 2003. In 2014, Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties presented Tod the Remodeler of the Year Award and following the achievement, he was elected to take the helm as Chairman of BIAW’s Remodelers Council in 2017. Tod also received the Export Achievement Certificate from the United States Department of Commerce for developing an international revenue source for an American company. Tod is often called upon to share his expertise with the broader community through keynote speaker and guest lecture presentations for the State of Washington Office of Trade and Economic Development, World Trade Club, University of Washington CINTRAFOR, King County Office of Business Relations and Economic Development, Tacoma Community College International Business Program, Northwest Real Investor Association, Japan External Trade Organization, and Japan Ministry of Construction. Tod served the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties as its chairman of the Remodeler’s Council.

Tod and his wife Kristin, both graduates of Western Washington University, are active in various ministries such as Vine Maple Place Homebuilder’s Alliance, Habitat For Humanity, Kairos Ministry and United Methodist Youth Ministries. Tod and Kristin received the 2007 Department of Corrections Volunteer Award from Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire for their service in Rebuilding Families Inc. where Tod, Kristin and other volunteers connect inmates with their loved ones while providing education, funds and housing arrangements prior to their release.

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