In 1974, Brett began working as a stonemason’s laborer and started carpentry courses at night school to enrich his God-given talents. He obtained employment in the Doylestown area building new homes, until his next opportunity arose in union work with a large contracting firm in Philadelphia. Two years later and for half the salary, Brett left for a small company in Bucks County to follow his desire to remodel homes, valuing quality work and personal fulfillment over a large income. He developed his skills daily, and continued a night school education. Brett aspired to embrace the full responsibility of his own business. He prayed for an opportunity, and in 1982 established his own business when God made it clear He would faithfully provide. A smooth transition took place, and the business has grown steadily.
Brett is dedicated to authenticity, innovation, and excellence. The company is based on God-honoring principles as the cornerstone, instituted upon the verse, “Building upon a solid foundation” (Luke 6:47-49)
The president and founder of Brett King Builder-Contractor, Inc. is Brett King. He has a wealth of natural God-given abilities. When he began a remodeling business in 1982, the goal was—and still is—to remain a small, personable, and service-oriented company that caters to the client’s needs. Brett’s commitment to exceeding customer’s expectations continues to drive the company. Brett is a Certified Remodeler (CR), through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and through the organization has acquiring decades of repeated local and national recognition. He is personally involved in each project, large or small, and thoroughly enjoys transforming people’s dreams into reality. Brett also loves performing his work with an eye toward exceptional craftsmanship, integrity, and innovative problem-solving in his specialized field. First and foremost, Brett’s passion is following Jesus Christ. He is enthusiastically active in his church, Living Hope Community Church, and serves in multiple leadership capacities. Brett enjoys golf, spending time with his family, and enjoys taking rides with his wife Kim on their tandem bicycle. They reside in a home they designed and built near Quakertown. They blessedly celebrate over 35 years of marriage, and rejoice in their adult children, Nathan and Heather, who are both graduated from Cairn University.
The co-owner of Brett King Builder-Contractor, Inc. is Kim King. Kim, Brett’s wife, who supports his efforts and contributes her energy and enthusiasm. Prior to children, Kim taught school by day and performed the growing company’s bookkeeping by night. As she began home schooling their two children, Kim handed over her office duties to other staff. She is educated in interior design and now, with the children grown, she is again an active team member and specializes in guiding our clients through the product selection aspect of remodeling. In her spare time, she likes to sew, cook, and use her design skills in many creative ways that include Living Hope Church events and projects. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her family and enjoys exercise as Brett’s “back seat driver” on their tandem bicycle.
Brett employed Dave Detweiler as the first member of the BKB team in 1984. Dave began work on a part time basis during his apprenticeship with Upper Bucks Technical School, and upon graduating received the highest honor in his carpentry class and joined the company full-time. Dave is a tremendous asset to the business, contributing his numerous and valuable skills, along with detail-orientation and a commitment to excellence. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Amy by taking walks, working on their garden, and vacationing together. They have servant hearts, and enjoy hosting guests from their home in Blooming Glen.
From the moment he could walk, Nate could be found holding his blue plastic hammer by Brett’s side. He has assisted in the family business since childhood, and graduated from Philadelphia Biblical (Cairn) University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Nate is multi-talented, and contributes not only his inherited carpentry abilities, but skills and computer savvy that bridges to the new generation of remodeling. He transformed the business from paper-heavy to smoothly electronic. He successfully migrated the team to communicate through phones and tablets, with a focus on client scheduling and delivery timetables. His business innovation is moving the company into the modern state of efficiency and productivity. Like his father, Nathan is passionate about Jesus Christ and leads men’s bible study groups. He also enjoys golf and just about any other sport, including cycling in and around his residence in Trumbauersville.
Brett was in search of a lead carpenter, and selected Rick Seifert to join the BKB team in February, 2005. Rick quickly proved himself to be an exceptionally gifted and talented craftsman, who enjoys the project challenges and many rewards that come with remodeling. His passion for carpentry and outstanding craftsman abilities never cease to impress our clients. Rick is invested in his church, attends bible study, and during his free time, Rick is often found taking walks with his children and his wife Rachel near their residence in Quakertown, and enjoys music and singing.
Managing our office on a day to day basis, is Terri Dalavai our Bookkeeper and Office Manager. After raising her two children Emilie and Max, Terri decided to make a shift back to the office and bookkeeping after 15 years as a preschool teacher. She has advanced certificates in Bookkeeping, Payroll and Quick Books while working on an accounting degree. Terri enjoys the variety of duties that comes with working in a small office. She enjoys being ahead of projects and keeping our books up to date. Terri and her husband, Valentine are long time members of First Baptist Church of Perkasie. They have served in a variety of ways at First Baptist and continue to look for ways to minister and encourage others. As parents of adult children, Terri and Valentine continue to look for creative ways to support Max, Emilie and son-in-law Darrin. Terri’s favorite things are spending time with Valentine, finding fun activities to do with the her kids, hanging out with friends and reading mystery books.