Licensed, Bonded and Insured - Washington State UBI: 604-418-962

Services we offer:
 Yearly deck maintenance and rejuvenation including pressure washing, sanding and staining/painting.
Fence demo, rebuild and repair, design and new installation
New deck build and some repairs



Products I currently offer: (Please allow proper coordination and timeline for custom projects)
Planter boxes
Geometrical wall shelves
Cutting boards 
Montessori Style Climbing Structures
Resin work including tables, cutting boards and coming soon....COUNTERTOPS!

 
What You Can Expect:  


Our business is tailored to suit the needs of local womxn and mothers with core personal values behind every estimate, project and design we take on.


 
These values include: 

Transparency: You will never be blindsided by an unexpected charge or increase on your invoice unless it has been cleared and agreed upon between us first.

Honesty: You can always expect honesty about the amount of work a project is going to take us, why it will take this long, what our services or products include and a fair price for it.
 
Trust: Many of my clients become friends and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Reliability and Punctuality: We will show up on time, every time and will communicate if we are ever anticipating delays.

Safety: Most of my exterior projects include the usage of an all natural vegetation safe deck cleaner. My more intricate projects like cutting boards are finished with a food grade combination of beeswax, minerail oil and vitamin E. My pikler triangles are sanded to 1000 grit and finished with an all natural beeswax for safety of the kiddos! 
 
Communication/Updates: We will update you often and keep in touch throughout the project duration.


             About Me:
 
I'm originally from Chicago and grew up there for 25 years with a single mother and 3 siblings. I moved to Seattle in 2015 where I was first introduced to power tools and construction. I spent the first year volunteering in AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity helping build homes for low-income immigrant families. After my year in Habitat, I was recruited as the Director of Outreach for Seattle Pride where I volunteered for 3 years with the organization coordinating corporate parade relationships, social media responsibilities and multiple public TV appearances on King 5 alongside former Mayor Ed Murray when the Pulse shooting happened in 2016. During the work week-  I was employed at Mary's Place family shelter for a year as one of their floor staff. Eventually I made my way to an an organization called YouthCare, where I worked at the downtown Orion Center as a housing case manager for 2 years. After years of social service work I never anticipated woodworking becoming my life but it has and I'm forever grateful for it. It was a huge career and lifestyle change to morph into a small business owner so I appreciate your patience and grace. I truly believe vulnerability and personal connection are what keep this business going and keep relationships with my clients so strong. My partner and I started La Matriarca with the intention of creating employment for POC womxn and a safe space for our queer, POC and womxn identifying clients. When you choose to support our work, you are choosing to support a queer owned, POC Indigenous & womxn run business. La Matriarca is the result of many of my ancestors hard work to get to this country and survive in it. I come from a long line of resilient, strong womxn who have overcome generational trauma and oppression their entire lives in hopes one day, life would be better for their children. This business is an ode to those womxn, and the womxn all over the world who make the world a little bit better of a place. To the mothers, the nurturers, the life-givers, I commend and honor you. Thank you for supporting me and my journey. I hope some how in some way, I help to support yours too. 

<3 Los Amo a Todos
Melissa