Our Mission

Our mission is to build comfortable, livable homes that fit into the community and provide long-term value through quality construction and a commitment to service.

If you find something that’s not quite right, our warranty and structural guarantee ensure that it gets fixed, fast. Plus our service center provides an easy way to find the right assistance for any of your home maintenance needs.

We’re here for you — before, during and after your home purchase.

Brian Renner, founder and co-owner

My personal values—integrity, honesty, and a commitment to service—lead me to a career in firefighting. Now those values carry over as the foundation for my business, Firewalker Homes. I put the same amount of passion for service into building homes as I did into my work fighting fires and saving lives.

My philosophy is one of living life to the fullest. I’ve always had a need for excitement, and I continually quest for knowledge. Over the years, my thirst to learn and experience the world has steered me into adventures such as sailing to Mexico and across the South Pacific to Polynesia. Also, a 3-month bicycle trip across the U.S. provided an opportunity to see our country in a more personal way.

Before I launched my dual careers of firefighting and building, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a medic aboard ship. This time reinforced my desire to serve the community and led me into firefighting. The same year, I also began my work in building and remodeling—filling the time between my work shifts by using my mind and hands to create quality homes.

After years of working for others remodeling multifamily properties and improving single-family homes to prepare them for sale, I started my own construction company in 1993. Since then, Firewalker Homes has built hundreds of townhomes and single family houses in neighborhoods throughout Seattle. The people who live in Firewalker Homes are my neighbors. This is my community. I grew up here, went to college here, and I am committed to making it better. And as a native of the Pacific Northwest, I appreciate and enjoy the natural resources and beauty of our region.

Why Firewalker?

As a retired professional firefighter, it is important to me that people see that any firefighter is always ready to step in and help. I chose Firewalker as my company name to remind myself and everyone who works with me that we should always be vigilant and committed to people as we build their homes.

About the Builders

I’m a northwest native, veteran, and retired Firefighter. Taking advantage of the fire department’s unique work schedule I began building houses on my days off. If Owen wasn’t in school he was with me on job sites. I’m now retired from the fire department after 32 years of service, during which I built hundreds of homes and a few multi family projects I now call the Cle Elum area home after relocating from the west side. Owen and I build every home as if we will live there. We are a small company, which brings the benefit of being close to the building process, spending a great deal of time on the job site working and supervising the subcontractors. Every subcontractor knows that Fire Walker Homes has high standards, and we will accept nothing less. Building a new home can be stressful and expensive. The old adage “you get what you pay for” could never be more true when it comes to hiring a contractor. When you hire a quality builder like Fire Walker Homes, you’re paying for knowledge, experience, and great organization skills. You want to work with someone who has good communication skills, is flexible and easy to work with, and above all else, a builder that will answer the phone. Owen and I are looking forward to helping you realize your new home. References proudly and happily provided.


Brian and Owen

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