About JK Monarch

Founded with the vision to establish a lasting company built on integrity, a deep commitment to professionalism, and a passion for creating opportunities for its associates JK Monarch Fine Homes is fast becoming a force among Pacific Northwest homebuilders. Our goal is to produce a paramount product and service that our customers can depend upon.

Owner Jonathan Bartels began his business career in the Landscape Industry. Over a twenty-five year period he built the company into one of the 50 largest operations in the United States with over 400 employees.

In 2011 Jonathan paired his experience in the Construction Industry and his passion for outdoor environments with a love for indoor spaces and fine homebuilding in forming JK Monarch. Soon after, in 2013, he aligned with now President Mike Christensen who brought a wealth of custom homebuilding, quality control, and construction management to the effort. Mike had his beginnings as a pickup laborer with a passion for excellence and an ability to get projects done. These qualities quickly caused him to become a leader in our local Homebuilding Industry with many custom homes and satisfied customers, including several Street of Dreams projects. 

Now as JK Monarch, Jonathan and Mike lead a skilled team of professionals in crafting homes of exquisite quality that transcend the ordinary to become timeless classics. A JK Monarch production, semi-custom, or custom home is all about using well thought out designs, the finest quality materials, painstaking attention to detail, and an unmatched customer service experience that sets the bar for the industry. This tremendous effort results in satisfied homebuyers who experience a unique reality—a JK Monarch Home.

From the interior to the exterior, and the foundation to the roof, with everything in between, there is nothing quite like a JK Monarch home.

Based in Puyallup, WA, JK Monarch desires to be your builder of choice in the Pacific Northwest. We create a well-built, dependable home, with the highest level of craftsmanship available at an exceptional value. JK Monarch takes special care with clients, creating a culture of great respect to customer satisfaction in all areas including attention to detail, being customer service minded, and friendly attitudes with a focus on quality results in a timely fashion. It is the company’s commitment to build a superior home of lasting value that will stand the test of time.

Meet ouR management team

  Jonathan Bartels . CEO/Executive Manager

Founded JK Monarch with a vision of producing a lasting Company of integrity with a deep commitment to professionalism and a passion for creating opportunity for its associates by producing a paramount product that customers can depend on.

  Wendy Grant . Controller

Wendy is responsible for the management and oversight of all accounting, administration and fiscal control. She has worked nearly 2 decades as a Controller in the new home construction market. With her attention to detail and financial management expertise, Wendy is an integral part of the team

  Mike Christensen . President

Mike brings over 2 decades of production home and custom home building experience. As an ambitious professional, Mike Christensen combines his wealth of experience and skill to create an unequivocal choice for a quality building product.

  Fred Herber . General Manager of the Development Division

Fred has been working in land development his entire career and has acquired vast experience in residential construction, planning and community development. He brings with him a determined purpose and focus and he is well known within the home building Industry.

  ERIN CHANDLER . Allied ASID, Interior Designer & Project Coordinator

Erin has been in the Residential design industry for over a decade. She graduated from Bellevue College in 2003 with an accredited degree in Interior Design. She is a member of The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). With her passion and knowledge of residential design and home building, along with her expertise in Real Estate, Erin assists our home buyers to create the home of their dreams.