Semi-monthly news and updates about the homes, people, businesses and communities that are featured in Lake Washington 130 Homes. This covers the Lake Washington waterfront in Seattle’s Madison Park, Denny-Blaine and Madrona neighborhoods, Mercer Island, and The Eastside communities of Bellevue, Medina, Hunts Point and Yarrow Point.
(The above home belongs to Charles Simonyi. See 5/31/11 post.)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Marty Lott - Person of the Year – 2011

Marty and Sharon Lott’s Mercer Island Home
The Advertising Specialty Institute® recently named Marty Lott “2011 Person of the Year.” In 2008 he ranked No. 1 in the Institute®’s Power 50 list of the industry's most influential leaders. Marty is the founder and president of Issaquah based SanMar. The company is a leading supplier of apparel and accessories.
In 1971 when he was in college Marty started the company in his parents’ Seattle garage. From an initial offering of a few T-shirts and one backpack the company has grown to over 40,000 SKUs with 15 retail, mill and private label brands housed in six national distribution centers covering 3.25 million square feet and employing more than 1,800 staff members. It has remained family owned and operated and recently had a 40th birthday party celebration.
The company is an award-winning supplier of 14 retail, private label and mill brands. It supplies apparel and accessories to screen printers, embroiderers, promotional products distributors, athletic dealers, industrial launderers, etc. SanMar is the exclusive distributor of Nike Golf, OGIO® and New Era®. Its other retail brands include Gildan®, Jerzees®, and Hanes®. SanMar also produces Port Authority®, America's No.1 private clothing label. Red House®, Port & Company®, District Threads®, Sport-Tek®, CornerStone® and Precious Cargo® complete its high-quality private label offerings.
A major expansion of the Lott's Mercer Island home was completed over the last three years. It now has a total of 12,310 sq ft. The property is 1.8 acres with 150 feet of waterfront. It is eight properties south of Paul Allen’s campus/compound.


  1. Who cares. In 30 years they will all be in a casket and well as me.

  2. It's pretty sad that he lives in a house that size and his employees can't even afford a one bedroom apartment in Seattle or Issaquah for that matter! Hey Marty, stop bragging about changing the lives of women in Tanzania and start changing the lives of the employees who run your warehouses and answer your phones and deal with your frustrated customers! Try paying them more and living a little less! It is better to improve those around you and not just yourself and your family!

  3. butt ugly house, money doesn't mean you have taste......he was a 'horses ass' 50 years back.