Fraser White Elk embarked on his construction career in the early 1990s, starting with demolition and restoration work. He gained experience under a contractor who specialized in insurance claims related to fire, smoke, and water damage.
White Elk’s passion lies in carpentry and interior work. In 2019, he established Sunalta Construction with the goal of becoming an independent contractor and offering remodeling services to homeowners.
Interacting with diverse clients and bringing their unique visions for their homes to life brings him joy. Currently, popular projects include swimming pools, firewood hot tubs, and deck construction. A significant aspect of his work involves addressing client inquiries and providing guidance on house layouts.
Sunalta Construction has achieved state certification with the support of its membership in NAMC-OR. The company also undertakes school additions and commercial projects. Networking with community members to stay informed about upcoming project opportunities proves beneficial for White Elk’s independent business.
For individuals interested in pursuing a career in construction, White Elk advises taking the time to learn the trade thoroughly and acquiring as much on-the-job experience as possible. He emphasizes that once the trade is mastered, everything else tends to fall into place effortlessly.