"Your Friend in Home Improvement Since 1979", Kitsap Lumber and Hardware, Inc.
has been serving Kitsap and Mason county as a locally owned, customer service
focused home center located in Bremerton, WA.
In addition to an expansive line of quality lumber and building materials, True
Value Hardware, tools, plumbing, electrical products, and Miller and Devine
Paint, Kitsap Lumber is one of the largest suppliers of woodstove, gas and
pellet stove products in the area.
Some other market niches include float docks, garages, sheds and remodeling
projects. Our knowledgeable and cheerful staff make your Do-It-Yourself projects
Come and see our great service and amazing prices. We owe our success to the
thousands of satisfied customers who support us.
Chris Funke, President & Founder
Shane Hickey, Manager
Zara Bridenbecker Assistant Manager
J. Christian "Chris" Funke
As a US Naval Academy graduate and Propulsion Officer on board the USS
CONSTELLATION CV64, Chris and his wife, first came to Bremerton in 1975. With
little lumberyard experience but a desire to settle in the area and raise a
family, they started Kitsap Lumber and Hardware, Inc. in 1979 with Jim Mitchell
(owner CK Lumber in Silverdale and now Mitchell Lumber in Belfair) at the former
Izzy’s Lumber and Plywood location.
Three years later, they became sole owner/operators and continued though the
years to expand buildings, inventory and business. Despite the long hours and
the many challenges as small business owners, Chris and Lauren were able to
raise their children and keep their "Mom and Pop" touch with customers and
employees. Chris is past president of the Kiwanis Club of Bremerton.
In 2006, Shane Hickey joined the management team, and with the addition of
Assistant Manager Zara Bridenbecker, Chris has taken a less active role rather