About Us

Our heart is at the core of every Chateau community

The Chateau family is motivated by true empathy, dignity, and respect for those we serve, and the bond between multiple generations of employees and our senior residents is solid.

Engage your mind, body, and spirit – your way!

Our commitment to treating every resident customer as if they were our only customer – a pledge that draws on our mission to co-create retirement lifestyles for each and every resident on an individual basis is borne out every day at Chateau Retirement Communities. From delicious and nutritious meals to robust, diverse activities that entertain, engage and enhance the body, mind and spirit, our core values and mission statement is ever present in everything from the most important management decision to an activity director’s latest choice for a scenic bus tour.

 

Why choose us? We invite you to come visit one of our communities and ask a resident why they chose us – and more importantly, why they choose to stay.

Our Philosophy

We are a local, family-owned and operated company and this directly impacts our philosophy of care and service. We are deeply committed to a customer-centric model of customer service. The resident is our highest priority, and we strive to provide each resident with an individualized, retirement experience. At Chateau, our highest mission is to work with each resident to create a unique retirement lifestyle that enables them to live happier, healthier, longer lives on their own terms.

Individualized resident care in a choice-rich environment

We are dedicated to nurturing our resident’s overall well-being by providing choices; delicious and healthy meals, a state of the art fitness program; opportunities for friendship and socialization; stimulating activities and diverse entertainment and educational events; personal and group transportation; housekeeping and laundry services; and individualized assisted living, respite or memory care when needed.

A Little About Us

At Chateau Retirement Communities, we’re proud of over one-quarter century serving our customers as a locally owned company. Our commitment to the region and the core values of our family-owned and operated company inform everything we do. From the high-quality construction and finishes of our elegant yet cozy and home-like communities to the exceptional amenities and services we offer, we’re proud of our reputation as a compassionate yet professional leader in the retirement and assisted living industry.

 

However, as much as we tout our high standards from construction to operations, our commitment to excellence and innovative practices do not alone account for the respect and reputation we enjoy among our residents, their family members, and the larger community. What drives the heart of the Chateau brand is just that – heart. Residents refer their friends and loved ones to our community (the highest possible compliment) because they tell us they feel part of a family. The Chateau family is motivated by true empathy, dignity, and respect for those we serve, and the bond between multiple generations of employees and our senior residents is solid. Chateau residents talk about a true sense of belonging of being part of a larger community that genuinely cares for their wants and desires. It is the relationships that develop between all members of our Chateau family that inspire employees to get up and go to work in the morning, and residents to call our communities home.

Respect & Professionalism
We carry ourselves with pride and respect our coworkers and customers.

MISSION
&
VALUES

Our mission is to work with each resident to create a unique retirement lifestyle that enables them to live happier, healthier, longer lives on their own terms.

Compassion & Care

We care about others and seek to help them.

Teamwork & Accountability
We know that our success depends on our ability to trust and support our fellow team members.

Passion & Creativity
We draw energy from all that we do, offering fresh ideas and unique contributions.

Honesty & Fairness
We value the truth and are clear about doing what is right and fair.

Leadership Team

James A. (Jim) Godfrey
COMPANY OWNER, FOUNDER, AND CEO

In 1978 Jim along with his construction and development business, immigrated to the United States and in 1984 Jim became an American citizen. In the late 1980’s he became involved in his first retirement and assisted living development and since then has developed and constructed five retirement communities in the Puget Sound region, three of which he continues to own and operate. Jim and his wife Gerry are proud parents of four children and grandparents of four grandchildren. Jim feels strongly that it is a great honor to make ones living to serve and caring for our senior citizens, who had such a large role in building this country and giving us all the freedom and great lifestyle that we enjoy today.

Molly Cole
VP OF SALES AND MARKETING

Joe Carlson
VP OF CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Mary Ventura
VP OF ACCOUNTING

Jason Brooks
SR VP of Operations , CHATEAU AT BOTHELL LANDING AND CHATEAU VALLEY CENTER AND SENIOR VP OF OPERATIONS

Stacy Casto
VP OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Sean Godfrey
VP OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Thomas Wichert
VP OF CULINARY SERVICES

Angel Averman
SENIOR VP OF BUSINESS STRATEGY AND FINANCE

Careers

If you have both a genuine love for seniors and skills that you want to apply to a very rewarding career, we want to hear from you.

Experience in working with and caring for seniors is preferred, but anyone who has a warm heart, and who has what it takes to work in this sometimes demanding but always inspiring environment, is invited to apply.

 

People who join our team of kind, caring professionals enjoy great benefits and excellent training. Chateau Retirement Communities is a family-owned and -operated business – we invite you to become one of the family!

 

Visit our Job Openings page for more information on current job openings at Chateau Retirement Communities.