Who We Are And What We Stand For

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching"-C.S. Lewis

At American Northwest Contracting, we believe that having integrity is important in all facets of our work as well as in the relationships we build with our customers.  We pride ourselves in completing our work efficiently with accommodation that complements your taste. After all your home or work space represents you! 
Our commitment is to provide quality work that transforms your environment into a space that reflects your vision. We strive to help you find products that not only fit your budget, but your desires as well.

Licensed Contractors

  • As a company dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, it is important to us to deliver exceptional workmanship on every project.​ We are licensed, bonded, and insured. With our experience and expertise, we can provide the support your project needs. 

Communication is key

  • We will work with you to meet deadlines and coordinate with other related projects. We will maintain open communication with you to keep you up to date on the status of your job. We do this to guarantee that the project is completed according to your preferences. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • We combine our industry knowledge, the highest quality building supplies and equipment, and our dedication to deliver exceptional service to our clients.  All of our work is backed with warranties on a project by-project-basis.


Amerian Northwest Contracting Services, Dream. Build. Enjoy.
Amerian Northwest Contracting Services, Dream. Build. Enjoy.

Meet the team!


Konan Thornblade, owner operator of American Northwest Contracting Services

In 2017 Konan established American Northwest Contracting Services.  His vision was first, to apply his 30+ years of experience, and create a business bringing variety and expertise to the consumer, helping bring out their vision and make it a reality.   ANCS has also created many jobs for the local community.

He continues to build this company with experienced staff members and remarkable service to build what you are dreaming of.  

His family is his priority and gives him the strength and endurance to accomplish his dreams.

He has a creative mind and an eye for stunning craftsmanship.  Hire us, and he ensures quality.

In his spare time, he enjoys the company of his family, being outdoors and working on projects at home.

Gretchen/Human Resources & Marketing

Gretchen Arguello, Human Resources Specialist at American Northwest Contracting Services

Gretchen has joined our team at the beginning of summer 2019.  She has many years of office and clerical experience and has implemented some policies and procedures to help things run more smoothly between employee and owner/supervisor.  She recently jumped into the Marketing/Advertising department feet first and learning on the fly.  With some guidance from the owner,  she is determined to master the marketing department.  You'll see her creations on the website and our social media pages.  She is a great asset to our team.

When she is not in the office advertising for the company, she is still on duty at home, with her creative mind baking and making crafts with her kids.

Gary/Lead Foreman & Project Manager

Gary VanDrew, Lead Foreman at American Northwest Contracting Services

The newest member to our team, meet Gary!  Another one to relocate to beautiful Colville and join ANCS.  He comes aboard thrilled to be apart of a fast growing company.  As a former general contractor himself, he also brings many years of experience and great ideas to guide this company on the right path.  He is excellent with managing all phases of your project leading it to the results you want.   He enjoys working with the customers and engineers to bring the building or room to life.  He welcomes challenges and will exceed your expectations.   A great member to add to the team.

He enjoys time with his wife and kids, visiting new places and making memories.

Tracy/Office Manager

Tracy Fitzgerald, Office Manager at American Northwest Contracting Services

 After relocating from Western Washington, Tracy excitedly joined our team  in June of 2019.  In just a few short months, Tracy has streamlined our office to run more efficiently and professionally.  One huge improvement she brought is preparing and issuing contracts to the customer.  This ensures protection and responsibility for both parties.  This alone has created good standing and a sense of comfort for the customer and concreted deals.  Along with her legal background she provides great administrative support, exceptional customer service and brings an ease in the overwhelming process building or remodeling can bring.  Tracy is a terrific to work with and we are happy she came aboard.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and new puppy,  whipping up amazing food and face-timing with her kids and grandchildren.