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Chateau Retirement Communities Overview

Bothell, WA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Health Care
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Led by two generations of family members, our local, family-owned and operated company has over 20 years experience building innovative, premier retirement communities throughout the Puget Sound Region.

Mission: Our mission is to work with each resident to create a unique retirement lifestyle that enables them to live happier, healthier, longer lives on their own terms.

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  • Our first hike of the year was in June. Rattlesnake Ledge in North Bend, Washington challenged some of us with 3 miles up and 3 miles down, but so satisfying once you reached the top!

  • Our Wellness Program has hikes that all employees are welcomed to join in on. the last hike was in the beginning of August to Snow Gem Lake. The view was breaktaking!

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Chateau Retirement Communities – Why Work For Us?

At Chateau Retirement Communities, we’re proud of over one quarter century serving our customers as a locally owned company. Our commitment to the region and the core values of our family-owned and operated company inform everything we do. From the high quality construction and finishes of our elegant yet cozy and home-like communities to the exceptional amenities and services we offer, we’re proud of our reputation as a compassionate yet professional leader in the retirement and assisted living industry.

Our heart is at the core of every Chateau community

However, as much as we tout our high standards from construction to operations, our commitment to excellence and innovative practices do not alone account for the respect and reputation we enjoy among our residents, their family members and the larger community. What drives the heart of the Chateau brand is just that - heart. Residents refer their friends and loved ones to our community (the highest possible compliment) because they tell us they feel part of a family. The Chateau family is motivated by true empathy, dignity and respect for those we serve, and the bond between multiple generations of employees and our senior residents is solid. Chateau residents talk about a true sense of belonging-of being part of a larger community that genuinely cares for their wants and desires. It is the relationships that develop between all members of our Chateau family that inspire employees to get up and go to work in the morning, and residents to call our communities home.

Engage your mind, body and spirit - your way!

Our commitment to treat every resident customer as if they were our only customer - a pledge that draws on our mission to co-create retirement lifestyles for each and every resident on an individual basis is borne out every day at Chateau Retirement Communities. From delicious and nutritious meals, to robust, diverse activities that entertain, engage and enhance the body, mind and spirit, our core values and mission statement is ever present in everything from the most important management decision to an activity director’s latest choice for a scenic bus tour.

Why choose us? We invite you to come visit one of our communities and ask a resident why they chose us - and more importantly, why they choose to stay.

Our Philosophy

We are a local, family-owned and operated company and this directly impacts our philosophy of care and service. We are deeply committed to a customer-centric model of customer service. The resident is our highest priority, and we strive to provide each resident with an individualized, retirement experience. At Chateau, our highest mission is to work with each resident to create a unique retirement lifestyle that enables them to live happier, healthier, longer lives on their own terms.

Individualized resident care in a choice-rich environment

We are dedicated to nurturing our resident's overall wellbeing by providing choices: delicious and healthy meals, a state of the art fitness program; opportunities for friendship and socialization; stimulating activities and diverse entertainment and educational events; personal and group transportation; housekeeping and laundry services; and individualized assisted living, respite or memory care when needed.

Honesty & Fairness
We value the truth and are clear about doing what is right and fair.

Respect & Professionalism
We carry ourselves with pride and respect our coworkers and customers.

Compassion & Caring
We care about others and seek to help them.

Passion & Creativity
We draw energy from all that we do, offering fresh ideas and unique contributions.

Teamwork & Accountability
We know that our success depends on our ability to trust and support our fellow team members.

If you have both a genuine love for seniors and skills that you want to apply to a very rewarding career, we want to hear from you.

Experience in working with and caring for seniors is preferred, but anyone who has a warm heart, and who has what it takes to work in this sometimes demanding but always inspiring environment, is invited to apply.

People who join our team of kind, caring professionals enjoy great benefits and excellent training. Chateau Retirement Communities is a family-owned and -operated business - we invite you to become one of the family!

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Chateau Retirement Communities Owner and CEO James A. Godfrey
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    I have been working at Chateau Retirement Communities full-time (More than a year)


    Amazing owner and CEO that values the residents and the residents experience. Leadership has been through many changes and have really turned things around. Keep up the great work in creating a great culture.


    I really can not think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek input from those that you employ.

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Chateau Retirement Communities Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Chateau Retirement Communities (Woodinville, WA) in April 2016.


    A friend forwarded my resume to the hiring managers. From there I was asked to answer some basic questions via email. At that point I was asked in to a group interview with a couple vice presidents and someone from HR. Talked briefly with the owner.

    At that point it was a formality, but I did meet with the team a day later and was offered the job on the spot.

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Chateau Retirement Communities Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Northshore for Senior Living, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, 2017

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