About Gateway Construction

We understand how to create exceptional environments that facilitate our clients’ success

A vision for TI excellence

We understand our clients’ goals, the designer’s vision, the potential of the work environment, and how to achieve value for the resources dedicated to the project. We take these responsibilities seriously, and we deliver consistently.

Our TI experience will yield expert advice that will protect the value of your investment and deliver the high-functioning environments needed to support the success of the people using the space. We will meet or exceed your expectations for budget, schedule, and quality performance by delivering a comprehensive construction process, effective project management, and a passionate pursuit of quality.

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Gateway’s project team members deliver expert TI analysis, quality construction craftsmanship, detailed logistics planning, and a commitment to you the client.

We have been successfully delivering TI construction services in the Northwest since 2001 by offering complete TI preconstruction, construction, LEED construction, and building maintenance and tenant services.

We specialize in commercial and industrial projects, ranging from Class A office spaces, to historical renovations, to medical facilities, and more.

Our success has been based upon our team’s tenant improvement construction process knowledge, leadership in the field, reputation with subcontractors, and unwavering commitment to superior client service. We are proud to be the region’s TI service leader, and our professionals are involved in many TI industry organizations such as NAIOP, BOMA – Seattle, ULI, and Corenet.

Gateway’s mission is to provide the highest quality tenant improvement construction services and to build relationships with clients and construction partners that are founded on mutual respect, professionalism, and commitment to quality.

Our formula for tenant improvement success

Tenant improvement is Gateway’s singular focus. This focus offers clients significantly lower costs, access to the highest quality subcontractors, senior TI project leadership, and the expertise that comes from years of successfully delivering some of the most innovative TI projects in our area.
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Building the best professionals

We believe great ideas and a commitment to excellence come from people who enjoy what they do. Gateway strives to empower employees to be creative in solving project challenges, continue honing their construction and management techniques, and to operate as part of an effective and collaborative team.

Building the best professionals

We believe great ideas and a commitment to excellence come from people who enjoy what they do. Gateway strives to empower employees to be creative in solving project challenges, continue honing their construction and management techniques, and to operate as part of an effective and collaborative team.
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Leadership

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Nick Terrile

COO and Partner
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Nick joined Gateway in 2012, bringing more than 19 years of construction experience as a project engineer and project manager. Many of his projects have Nick exercising his skills in mediation and teamwork as he manages project relationships between Gateway, partnering architects, and project owners. He is LEED accredited and specializes in high-end office, hospitality, retail, and building renovations, as well as capital improvements.

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Cris Nielsen

CEO and Founder
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Cris founded Gateway in 2001 and is the acting CSO. Cris implements common practices and operational procedures throughout the company to improve our ability to provide the highest quality construction services. With an emphasis on customer service, Cris developed construction services for specific markets that facilitate the success and growth of our corporate clients. By focusing on the success of our clients, Cris and Gateway have built long lasting relationships based on trust and proven performance.

Cris has implemented the following formula for success: a comprehensive construction process, effective project management, and a passionate pursuit of quality. He has always believed that the success of a company is a direct reflection of the team supporting it, and he strives to obtain the top talent the industry has to offer.

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Chuck Porter

CFO
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With 25 years of accounting experience and 18 years in the construction industry, Chuck is key to Gateway’s growth through strategic financial planning. After earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting, Chuck worked for a Fortune 100 company as an auditor, senior financial analyst, and manager of capital. Chuck has served as Gateway’s CFO since 2005.

Chuck also serves as board member for of the Puget Sound Construction Financial Management Association in Seattle, WA. His favorite pastime is cheering on his daughter, Morgan, who played midfield for the University of Idaho Vandals.

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Scott Hinton

General Superintendent
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Greg Slader

Partner and Senior Project Manager
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Greg started his construction career in the field as a superintendent and then moved into project management to develop a more comprehensive set of construction skills. Greg has delivered projects across the Northwest over the last 25 years, having built everything from custom homes, large commercial projects such as casinos and churches, to commercial interiors, and LEED certified tenant improvement projects. Greg’s unique experience as a project and field leader is a great resource to the Gateway team.

As President of Gateway Construction Services, Greg is responsible for general management of operations, project management, client relations, and ensuring that Gateway teams have all necessary resources to support the success of our clients.

On most weekends, you will find Greg escaping the city for his property on Whidbey Island or exploring one of the Northwest’s beautiful landscapes. 

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Tyler Leland

Partner and Senior Project Manager
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Tyler, principal at Gateway construction joined the team in 2013. Originally from Oregon, Tyler graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in construction management and immediately established roots in Seattle. Tyler brings over 20 years of experience including work with concrete tilt ups, retail ground up, medical, and high end tenant improvements. Since joining Gateway, Tyler has been responsible for several of the Puget Sound’s most exclusive interior build-outs. Tyler is often sought out for medical office, tech office, industrial, law firms, and financial institutions.

Tyler and his team have proven to be great partners while working with developers, tenants, clients, and brokers.

When out of the office, He enjoys spending time with his wife Hannah and their two daughters. 

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