Builder's Story



We want you to know what we are about, where we came from, why we do what we do and where we are going. We believe it helps you to get to know us and hopefully trust us. We believe that is the key to a lasting business.

Fortune Homes is dedicated to being a premier builder of quality homes and has been for 25 years. Fortune Homes began as a secondary business activity of D. Fortune Company, a leading local landscape construction firm that was started in the mid 1970’s. By the mid 1990's home building had become a major focus and by 2002 Fortune Homes stood on its own.

Fortune Homes is dedicated to being a premier builder of quality homes and has been for 25 years.

Dennis Fortune, managing partner, is a graduate from Eastern Washington State University with degrees in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting. Even though working for a bank while in college and for a brief period after, this did not seem to be the right fit. So with a family background in construction, both in building and landscape, Dennis decided to make a career of the construction business. Debbie, Dennis’s wife, has been working alongside him in many aspects of the business both in the office and field. Today she remains at his side, has significant roles in the company’s business and contributes to its success. Shawna Thorington, their daughter, has a degree in Construction Management from Washington State University and has worked within this company as well as other smaller and larger home builders. She has been instrumental in many of the processes and insights for Fortune Homes. This is truly a family owned and ran business with strong committed values that guide each decision. The home building business for the small builder is definitely rigorous and demanding but it is our passion yet today.

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