Just 25 miles north of Seattle, Everett is a diverse city that capitalizes on the local beauty of the Puget Sound region. The surrounding mountains, lapping waters, and scattered docks accentuate the appeal of this peninsula town, and the local architecture is an inviting blend of traditional and modern, with Everett’s urban communities and suburbs featuring designs that range from modern and transitional to farmhouse.
The best general contractors in the city have the experience and knowledge to tackle this spectrum with ease. In this curated list, our editors have selected firms who can cater to all your project needs, from new additions to remodeling and other home improvements, with the depth and industry recognition that will ensure your project’s success.
Home Run Solutions, LLC
16000 Mill Creek Blvd., Suite 112, Mill Creek, WA 98012 Joe Reed established Home Run Solutions in 2006, after gaining years of apprentice experience in his family’s remodeling business. Joining forces with Joe Thompson, the pair soon expanded their team, receiving numerous certifications from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) along the way. Today, many of the team’s projects revolve around refreshing Everett’s mid-century residences. Pictured below is one of the firm’s stylish kitchen-renovation projects. Pairing classic colors with a Parvatile Roman tumbled-mosaic backsplash provides rustic flair to this welcoming space, and PentalQuartz countertops and Canyon Creek cabinets surround the sleek island, which is accentuated by modern pendant lights. Renovations of this type can make a house a dream home, especially when customer satisfaction is the name of the game. Joe and Jason pride themselves on providing written proposals, advancing planning, and post-construction follow-through for every client and hitting a Home Run every time.
12810 NE 178th St, Suite 104 Woodinville, WA 98072 Established in 1974 by certified graduate remodeler (CGR) Charlie Russell (who is also a certified aging-in-place specialist, or CAPS), Westhill, Inc., has grown into a full-service team of designers, coordinators, and architects. Whether overseeing the renovation of a mid-century residence or a contemporary new addition, the team employs a five-step process that moves from consultation, design-build services, and selections to construction and warranty service. The project below is one of Westhill’s notable remodeling efforts, which transformed a dated kitchen into a sophisticated space with focal-point lighting, black cabinets, and oversized island featuring a rich wooden countertop and black surround. Westhill makes it easy to rethink a floorplan and add refined, modern luxury at a great price.
Classic Remodeling NW
9502 19th Ave. SE, Suite G, Everett, WA 98208 After passing the California Contractor Exams in 1988 and operating his own one-man shop for several years, Ward Hampson relocated to the northwest and, in 2009, established Classic Remodeling. Today, Hampson is a CGR, CAPS, and certified green professional (CGP), and his successful business is known for its focus on efficient, budget-friendly efficient services that provide clients with high quality at an affordable price. The project below is a kitchen Hampson and team remodeled to update the boxy design and maximize the floorplan. The space now gleams with classic white cabinets, sky-blue pendant lights, large central island with storage drawers, and a pantry. Classic Remodeling can satisfy your designer dreams and your need for value.
P.O. Box 626, Everett, WA 98206 Passionate about the building process his entire life, Steve Layman turned his love of hands-on projects into his full-time business after earning a construction-management degree and overseeing a custom home for a friend, in 2003. Now the CEO of Blox Construction, Layman oversees a team ready to make your vision a reality. Pictured below is project Blox completed to transform a cramped, disjointed floorplan into a bright, open space with a revamped countertop, closet, clerestory window, and double vanity. A unique aspect of this project was involved relocating the bedroom closet, to ample room for the shower and tub. With the Blox team’s extensive background in interior finish carpentry, metal framing, and concrete finishing, thoughtful designs like this one come to life, and with a close eye to scheduling and cost analysis, these exceptional projects are delivered on time and on budget.
Town Construction and Development
14010 N. Creek Dr., Mill Creek, WA 98012
Celebrating 25 years of high-end services, Town Construction and Development has earned its exceptional reputation in the Puget Sound area through a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Under the thoughtful leadership of Christopher Town, the company has completed residential projects in an array of styles, from traditional and mid-century to modern. For the Edmonds home pictured below, the firm renovated a disorganized, dark residence into a vibrant, modern home with upgrades not only to the flooring, ceilings, and walls but also the furniture and lighting, infusing a bright, contemporary look. Successes such as these have earned the company certifications from the Better Business Bureau and NAHB, along with recognition in publications such as Business Journal.
Northlight Custom Builders
914 164th St., Suite B12, #546, Mill Creek, WA 98012 Since establishing Northlight Custom Builders in 2014, Tony Collins has driven the company’s expansion into a variety of remodeling and addition projects, to reconceive residences and make them better meet clients’ needs. Under Collins’ leadership, the firm’s primary objective is to develop distinct, eye-catching spaces that deliver on imagination, with projects striking enough to earn recognition from organizations such as NARI and NAHB. The project below is no exception. Here, the team wholly reworked the floorplan, building a stunning modern kitchen that is distinct from it dominant white walls to its mahogany island and steel appliances — just one of the many striking examples of Northlight’s quality craftsmanship.
500 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite B240, Everett, WA 98208 United Seattle is a young, upcoming company based in Everett. CEO Timofey Karpenko has over a decade of experience in the industry and ensures his team makes the remodeling process as easy as possible for the client — from juggling trade scheduling to providing weekly progress reports, his team oversees every detail. The project featured below is one of the firm’s notable contemporary remodels, integrating a kitchen, living room, and dining area into a seamless living space. The well-lit, modern design is highlighted by wooden flooring and neutral-colored furniture, making it clear that United Seattle one-stop service shines.
Balas Homes, Snohomish, WA 98290
As a third-generation contractor with a deep background in design-build services, Steve Balas has infused progressive methodologies into the very heart of all that Balas Homes accomplishes. From Craftsman and farmhouse residences to mid-century and modern, Balas leverages 40 years of experience to make every remodel and room addition take flight. Pictured below is a contemporary home renovation that speaks to the team’s commitment to quality. Incorporating the kitchen and dining area into the main living room created a space that fully delineates each function, despite a limited footprint, and the team utilized furniture that complements the functional design. It’s this attention to detail and client need that sets Balas apart from the crowd.
Custom Royal Homes
716 Drayton St., #D, Lynden, WA 98264 Yaroslav Klykov founded Custom Royal Homes in 2015. Despite being a young family-owned business, the team members have over 15 years of experience in the industry, and their portfolio continues to expand across Everett and beyond, with a focus on mid-century and modern residences. Pictured below is one of the firm’s outstanding contemporary remodeling projects. This dazzling kitchen features a classic pairing between white and wooden detailing. From the fresh countertops and cabinets to inviting island, this combination sets the foundation for modern luxury, all accentuated by the soft glow of natural light that illuminates the floorplan.
Northwest Home Pros
Picnic Point, Edmonds, WA 98026 Founded in 1991, by Patrick McDonnell, Northwest Home Pros is a company that cares. As a small team of professionals with over 100 years of industry experience, the group concentrates on only a select number of projects at a time, to ensure attentive personalized service that leads to exceptional client satisfaction. From kitchen and bath projects to room additions and large-scale renovation, the team stands ready to tackle every phase of your project. The project featured below shows what their design and construction work can do to enhance a room, whether your preferred style is traditional, mid-century, or contemporary. Here, a new tile backsplash, countertop, and warm flooring partner with rich mahogany cabinets to define the space, which is bathed in soft natural light and the warm glow of recessed fixtures.