about us


Eagle Development Group, LLC is the realization of a dream that started 42 years ago. From a young age, it was Ben's dream to build a construction and development company alongside his father Bill. They envisioned a business that would take full advantage of their combined skills and experience, while remaining rooted in their passion for professionalism, quality, and integrity. Today, that dream continues, and with the help of their incredible team of management staff, carpenters, specialists, and sub-contractors, Eagle Development Group, LLC has grown to be a highly respected and reputable company on Whidbey Island and within the greater Puget Sound area.


Over the years, Bill expanded his scope to include international relief work, forming Impact Teams International, a 501c(3) nonprofit. When they were older, both Ben and his brother Tim joined their father in seeking out and addressing problems and opportunities in areas impacted by poverty, drought, and post-war conditions.


The Criswell family has spent 18 years building Eagle, and over time, their family has grown as they've forged strong relationships with their workers and local craftspeople. But even as they grow, Eagle Building has always retained their core purpose of identifying and filling needs in their community on Whidbey Island. Their goal is to give buyers access to quality homes that will mature with them while supporting and preserving the unique character of their Island community.


Our mission is to create homes that …

Fit both your schedule and price point


Walk into a quality home that is truly yours from the start without the time and expense of a full custom design.

You can trust to stand the test of time


From design concept to process and materials, Eagle homes are built with longevity in mind.

Build your community alongside them


Whidbey Island homes built by local Whidbey Island residents. We share a vested interest and strong desire to preserve the unique identity of Whidbey as it continues to develop.

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Meet our team

meet our team

Ben Criswell


Before founding Eagle in June 2005, Ben studied Construction Management and Business at Boise State University. Ben has extensive experience in the development and construction of single family, multi-family, commercial, and agricultural projects across Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and California. In 2004, he put his passion for environmental integrity to work as he oversaw construction of an apartment complex containing the largest photovoltaic array ever installed on a multi-family development in the state of California. While business and construction are important, Ben’s true passion is his family: his beautiful wife of 16 years, and their 5 amazing children.

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Bill Criswell


Bill started in the construction industry as a plumber but transitioned to general contracting in 1975. In 1990, he redirected his focus to international relief and development, and founded Impact Teams International, a 501c3 non-profit. ITI provided humanitarian aid to nations such as Honduras, Iraq, Bosnia, Mauritania, Sudan, and many others, addressing essential needs such as shelter, food, and healthcare. In 2007, Bill joined forces with Ben and the two have worked diligently to build Eagle Development Group into a business focused on building relationships on a foundation of integrity, honesty, and quality.

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Tim Criswell

Sales and Property Management

Tim and his family found their home on the magical island escape of Whidbey after moving from the tropical paradise of the Big Island of Hawaii. As proud members of South Whidbey's local business community with retail stores supporting humanitarian efforts, construction and development companies, in addition to dedicating their own time as the owner/operator of two local restaurants, Tim and his family are dedicated to preserving the Island they call home.

Tim's best asset for his clients is his knowledge of new construction and the building process as a whole. With a clear understanding of market trends and the real estate process, Tim is able to guide his clients through a smooth and rewarding sales process. His philosophy is to deliver high integrity with results in a customer-centric atmosphere. Tim is able to provide a full-service experience with access to all of the professional services Eagle provides. Between providing general construction services and consultations for pre-listing repairs, landscaping services, professional photography and staging, for sellers, or listening to analyze the needs, wants and dreams of his buyers, Tim will work hard to find you the perfect property and achieve your goals.

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Jenna Criswell

Project coordinator

With a Business Administration degree from University of Montana and over twenty years of customer service experience, Jenna assists clients throughout the build process. Her personal mission is to ensure that every client feels their vision has been fully realized throughout the design and she has an eye for details. Through clear communication and interpersonal skills, she quickly builds relationships to make the process streamlined for each client. She has been on Whidbey for the past six years and loves raising family in the slower, friendly and island way.

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Stephanie Criswell

Office Manager

Bio coming soon.

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Jared Russell

Pre-Construction Services Manager

Bio coming soon.

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Stephen Hefflinger

Small Works Manager

Bio coming soon.