James A. (Jim) Godfrey

Company Owner, Founder, and CEO


Jim brings to the Chateau Team a successful career of over 40 years as Owner and CEO of development, construction, real estate and healthcare operations and management companies.   He graduated from the Military College in 1966 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He received his commission and served as a pilot in the Canadian Air Force until 1970 when he left the Air Force and went back to university to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. From 1972 to 1973 Jim was employed as a Lecturer in the faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia, where he taught courses in marketing and human resources.


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.