RICHARD DE WOLF
As the co-owner, founder and Anne’s partner, Richard De Wolf founded ARCIFORM in 1997 after having lived in the great Northwest for just three years. He holds a degree in Architecture and has spent years working in education and as a carpenter.
“I named the company “ARCIFORM” because it’s a fitting (and cool) word. It means to veer from a straight line. But also because I didn’t want to name it after myself and Anne. It’s not about us. It’s about everyone who works here.”
More recently, Richard is focusing on the development of their sister company, Versatile Wood Products, which is in the same building and goes hand-in-hand with the business, providing the custom wood cabinetry, windows, doors and furniture that go into many of the ARCIFORM projects and others throughout the Northwest.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR FREE TIME?
Free time? What’s that? If I do find any, I like to dabble with cars and play at our property on the coast.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR JOB?
The challenge. I like to see things grow and be built. It can be the actual end product that we create, or the process of building a business. It’s equally satisfying to see an incredible church being restored, as it is to see the many people who are part of our team work together to make it happen, as it is to see a complex company budget working.