The History of Kitsap Lumber

"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 possible!

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

Biography

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 than retiring.





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