Wanting to utilize his knowledge gained working in the family business and with the City, Carl started Cleverly Development Consulting in 2017. He hopes to help others in the community make Bellevue a great place to live, work and play just as his grandfather (Paul) and father (Stu) did before him.
Carl Vander Hoek previously worked as Project Manager at Vander Hoek Corporation. He is a 4th generation member of his family business located on Main Street in Old Bellevue. At Vander Hoek Corporation he managed operations of commercial and residential properties and assisted in development activity. He participated in all facets of the business from accounting and development permitting to painting graffiti and lobbying the city to increase parking. He received his B.A. from the University of Washington in Communication and Social Science.
Promoting and participating in all things Bellevue is a part of Carl’s DNA. He is a founding member of the Visit Bellevue Washington Advisory Committee. He also served as board member for both the Old Bellevue Merchants Association and the Downtown Bellevue Residents Association and was instrumental in helping to establish both of these associations. Carl participated in the first Bellevue Essentials class hosted by the City of Bellevue to encourage civic engagement for emerging leaders to become an asset to the community. Carl is also a 4th generation Rotarian as a member of Bellevue Rotary. His great grandfather was a Seattle Rotarian. His grandfather, Don Kraft, is a member of Seattle Rotary where he’s had perfect attendance for 65 years. His other grandfather, Paul Vander Hoek, was also a long time Bellevue Rotarian. His father, Stu Vander Hoek, is currently a Bellevue Rotarian and has had perfect attendance for 36 years. At the age of 17, Carl went on a summer youth exchange to the Netherlands through Bellevue Rotary and is still in touch with his host family. He volunteers by selling ice cream for Bellevue Rotary at the Bellevue Arts Fair and for the Eastside Heritage Center at the Strawberry Festival since it’s beginning. He raises funds and awareness each year for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to cure Type 1 Diabetes, a disease he was diagnosed with in 2008. Carl and his wife Mckenzie (Carpenter) live in Bellevue and recently celebrated the birth of their first child Everly. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, tennis, golf, skiing and wake boarding. He is an avid supporter of the Sounders, Huskies, and Seahawks.