Kirkland, Washington, has excellent restaurants, beaches, and stunning waterfront mansions. Friendly inhabitants abound. Outside the hustle and bustle of Seattle and Bellevue, this laid-back town is the ideal spot for a relaxing day or an evening out. Kirkland is also a great place to work. The offices of tech giants like Google, IBM, and Microsoft are located here, along with many locally-owned businesses. The city offers solid business opportunities.
This article lists thirteen of the best commercial contractors in Kirkland, Washington, handpicked for their exceptional experience and impressive portfolios.
10230 NE Points Dr. Suite 300, Kirkland, WA 98033
Since 1954, Mortenson has been a leading general contractor across the United States. Mortenson’s Kirkland-based office has been building complex projects in Seattle, Bellevue and throughout the Northwest for nearly 40 years. Mortenson brings value to their customers by providing innovative solutions and treating every relationship – customers, design partners, and team members – as a partnership. Their commitment to relationship-based projects and alternative delivery optimizes the best value for their customers. Using modern building solutions and cutting-edge technology, the firm continuously reinvents its operational processes to ensure projects are built with higher quality, on schedule, and at a lower cost. Mortenson’s commitment to Building for the Greater Good means making a positive social, economic, and environmental impact in the communities they serve. Mortenson’s key market sectors include healthcare, higher education, private development, sports, civil and water infrastructure, and renewable energy work.
The firm has been featured in many prestigious publications, including Engineering News Record 2021, The Seattle Times 2021, Civil and Structural Steel, and Fast Company. One of the firm’s most notable projects is reimagining and redeveloping the new multi-use and state-of-the art Climate Pledge Arena, which was constructed under an historic landmarked roof originally built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (formerly Key Arena), into the first International Living Future Institute certified zero carbon arena in the world.
5601 6th Ave. S Ste. 550, Seattle, WA 98108
Andersen Construction was founded in 1950 by Andy Andersen, with little more than a borrowed truck and several thousand dollars in his pocket. The firm has come a long way, building an impressive portfolio consisting of million-dollar projects. The firm has built diverse projects in its over seven decades of construction experience, including hospital expansions and renovations, medical offices, multifamily projects, and educational facilities. Its relationship-based approach of providing impeccable service, value, and quality has resulted in assured customer satisfaction and achievement of project goals.
The firm has won several awards for its projects through the years, including the Best Adaptive Reuse Award 2017 and the AIA Design Award of Excellence 2017. In the project shown here, the firm partnered with SRG Architects to construct a 175,000-square-foot parking garage shared by Cascadia College and the University of Washington-Bothell. With 600 new parking slots, this newly-built garage considerably reduces the campus’s parking demand. The above-grade garage is naturally ventilated with an open-air design and post-tensioned concrete frame.
711 Court C (Opera Alley), Tacoma, WA 98402
Colvos Construction was founded in December 2016 by longtime colleagues and industry veterans Devin Page and Anders Bjorn. The firm has only been in business for five years, but it already has an impressive portfolio. It offers full-service commercial general contracting services throughout Tacoma, the Puget Sound region, Kirkland, and nearby areas. The firm has completed a diverse range of projects, including multifamily, mixed-use, retail, hospitality, office, healthcare, industrial, self-storage, and tenant improvement. With a team of diverse and highly qualified employees, the firm focuses on building strategic partnerships with clients, investors, and vendors for a smooth and seamless construction experience throughout the project duration.
The firm has gained massive recognition for its unsurpassed professionalism and quality, including being ranked #1 by the Puget Sound Business Journal as the Fastest-Growing Private Company in 2020. A perfect example of Colvos Construction’s impressive work is the renovation of Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Renton, Washington. The firm removed and upgraded all finishes, casework, ceilings, lighting, flooring, and functionality for a more modern, sophisticated, and functional layout. The work included repairing the flooring that rested on the old pier, a challenging task, with the lumber hovering just above Puget Sound. Despite the challenges, the company completed the job ahead of schedule while maintaining its high standards of quality.
919 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164
Founded in 1988, Schuchart is a general contractor that focuses on providing superior commercial construction expertise and exceptional customer service. The firm specializes in providing ground-up, tenant improvement, and industrial construction projects throughout the Puget Sound region, Kirkland, and neighboring areas. It delivers high-quality services at every stage, from preconstruction to project completion, whether the project is a simple restaurant remodel or complicated industrial facilities. With an emphasis on quality, consistency, and value, the firm provides creative building techniques and comprehensive management to deliver projects efficiently.
Schuchart has earned several awards throughout its career, winning the recent 2020 Honor Award from AIA Seattle and the 2020 Excellence in Structural Engineering from NCSEA. The project shown here is a testament to the firm’s ability to handle complex spaces. This 105,000-square-foot performing arts complex for Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, Washington consists of a 15,000-square-foot adaptable theater facility with a set shop, control booth, dressing rooms, wardrobe storage, and multi-purpose classrooms and conference space totaling 25,000 square feet. The theater can seat up to 650 people.
8005 S.E. 28th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
With nearly six decades of construction expertise, Bayley Construction has solidified its well-deserved reputation as one of the leading contractors in the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound areas. The firm provides a comprehensive, one-stop-shop of services, including preconstruction, construction management, design-build delivery, and tenant improvements. Its client-focused processes aim to provide a simplified, streamlined, and stress-free experience to assure customer satisfaction. With a highly dedicated team of professionals, the firm has proven its ability to deliver outstanding projects on schedule and within budget without compromising quality.
The firm’s notable awards includes the recent 2020 Retail Development of the Year from NAIOP WA for the Wilburton Village retail center in Bellevue. The Virginia Mason Athletic Center is another one of the firm’s exceptional projects. Serving as the Seattle Seahawks’ corporate offices and practice facility, the project consisted of three natural grass practice fields outside, a maintenance building, and a 200,000-square-foot office building. It also included a three-story structure that houses a full-size indoor turf practice field with regulation endzones, cutting-edge fitness facilities, and training equipment.
GenCap Construction Corp.
11415 Slater Ave NE, Ste. 101, Kirkland, WA 98033
GenCap Construction is a general contractor based in Kirkland, Washington. Since its inception in 2013, the firm has become well-known for bringing a creative, problem-solving approach to every project it undertakes, from preconstruction to postconstruction stages. With a team of seasoned construction professionals, the firm is dedicated to continuous learning. It consistently improves its strategies and techniques to deliver optimized, streamlined, and efficient projects. Under the leadership of President Rob Warnaca, the firm emphasizes the importance of open communication and close collaboration to accurately bring a client’s vision to life.
The Pine Apartments, located in Kirkland, Washington, is one of GenCap Construction’s impressive projects. It consists of 140 apartment units with a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom layouts and a roof deck with a lake view. The project’s prime location with proximity to a rapidly expanding urban center joins convenience to comfort.
1537 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107
Dyna Builders has provided design, remodeling, and home construction for residential and commercial clients since 1999. The firm’s special expertise is in full-scale remodels and new custom construction. The company implements a personalized approach with meticulous attention to detail for every project, ensuring high-quality craftsmanship and impeccable professionalism. As a Certified Passive House Builder and Seattle Area Built Green Member, the firm implements sustainable practices and green building techniques to build energy-efficient homes that can stand the test of time. With a portfolio of impressive projects, the firm has earned much positive feedback from satisfied clients who testify to Dyna Builders‘s quality and integrity in every transaction.
In the project featured here, the firm collaborated with architect Whitney Architecture and designer Two 9 Design to realize the client’s vision of creating a perfect yoga studio in Capital Hill. For this tenant improvement project, the firm provided construction services from start to finish. Initially, walls, bathrooms, and electrical and ventilation systems were added to create a suitable space. The custom interior design includes a lobby bench, sign-in desk, business signage, and a movable metal screen for privacy.
3260 118th Ave. S.E. Suite 1000, Bellevue, WA 98005
For more than four decades, Foushée’s has dedicated its customized and expert construction team to realizing the client’s vision and transforming it into a reality. With a full range of services from preconstruction to project turnover, the firm has made a personal commitment to exceeding client expectations. Backed by experienced project teams, the firm provides a hands-on management style to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget while maintaining a high standard for quality. Foushée has cemented its reputation as a leader in the industry through technology, creative thinking, and cutting-edge strategies for a more efficient and streamlined construction process.
Foushée received LEED Platinum status, the NAIOP Office Interiors of the Year Award, and the ENR Best of the Best Green Project Award for this large-scale tenant improvement in Kirkland, Washington. A full-service restaurant, micro-kitchens, coffee and juice bar, open office areas, conference rooms, phone rooms, game rooms, a gym with locker rooms, a group fitness room, steam rooms, a massage facility, an on-site laundry, and a bicycle rack are all included in the project. It also includes unique facilities such as a motorized pinwheel reception sign, a speakeasy, a crepe kitchen, and a cave wall.
Venture General Contracting
1518 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
Established in 2010, Venture General Contracting provides complete general contracting services across Kirkland and its neighboring areas. Its impressive portfolio includes commercial, residential, multifamily, and hospitality projects, but its area of specialized expertise lies in historic restorations and tenant improvements. Currently, the company is managed by Matt Parent and his partner Jack Beaudoin, who together bring more than five decades of construction expertise and knowledge. The firm’s client-centric approach results in high-quality and dependable outcomes while maintaining exceptional customer service. It aims to keep its clients updated on the project’s progress with accurate information and transparency.
In 2017, Venture General Contracting completed Athene, a retirement community in Kirkland, Washington. The building consists of 91 affordable units, including 27 studios, 59 one-bedroom apartments, and five two-bedroom apartments. A huge, ground-level gathering space and courtyard, a communal room and terrace on the sixth floor, a computer center, and a media space are just a few of the amenities. The project was constructed with sustainable materials to meet Washington State Evergreen criteria for energy efficiency and long-term durability.
800 Maynard Ave South #101, Seattle, WA 98134
JTM Construction is a team of builders dedicated to creating long-term client connections and upholding the highest quality standards. Founded in 2005, the firm’s dedication to providing an exceptional construction experience has allowed it to succeed at any scale or complexity of projects. It consistently approaches every project with professional management, excellent client and subcontractor relationships, and rigorous attention to detail. The firm emphasizes open communication and close collaboration with its clients to ensure the best decisions are made while closely managing expenses and maximizing efficiency. It aggressively works every aspect of the project with a skilled team of professionals to ensure that its client’s goals are met.
This featured project consists of complete tenant upgrades on the second and third floors of the DeYoung Pavilion, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, totaling 30,935 square feet. The space includes consultation and exam rooms, an office, waiting areas, an employee gym, and cardiac/neuroscience rehabilitation spaces. With lush indoor greenery, multicolored LED room indicator lights, and unique finishes, the firm achieves a cozy and calm feeling of privacy, unlike any other medical office space.
234 5th Ave South, Edmonds, WA 98020
Wilcox Construction has set the standard for quality, innovation, and excellence in the construction industry for over 50 years. Since its establishment in 1963, the firm has worked with notable companies, building solid relationships and partnerships to develop unique designs that achieve the client’s vision for the space. The firm’s devoted and talented team of project managers and superintendents approaches each project with a meticulous eye for detail. From start to finish, it works on keeping the client, designer, subcontractor, and trade partners on the same page, ensuring a smooth, seamless, and stress-free construction experience.
Over the years, the firm has garnered many awards for its high-quality projects, including the 2018 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Citation Award and the 2018 NAIOP Retail Development of the Year award. The Pagliacci Support Center, located in Seattle, Washington, is one of the firm’s renowned projects. It involved reorganizing and modernizing the client’s current offices and phone center and adding a restaurant and leasable space on the ground floor. To bring the existing structure up to code, it needed substantial demolition and seismic modifications.
Retail Construction Associates
12514 130th Ln NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
Retail Construction Associates is a general contractor and commercial builder that caters to the Puget Sound and Kirkland regions. It focuses on private-sector construction projects and strives to build long-term relationships through open and collaborative communication. Since 2016, the firm has remained consistent in its mission to construct high-quality projects and value while maintaining honesty and integrity. It has a team of skilled professionals dedicated to continuously improving its processes for an optimized construction experience. RCA creates a team from its network of architects, engineers, and other professionals to take your project from concept to completion.
One of the firm’s notable projects is Kitsap Mall, an indoor shopping mall located in Silverdale, Washington. JCPenney, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kohl’s, Barnes & Noble, and Cost Plus World Market are anchor tenants, with an empty space formerly occupied by Sears. It has a total of 110 retail stores.
1910 Bickford Ave, Suite A Snohomish, WA 98290
Corstone Contractors is a full-service general and commercial contractor specializing in new construction, tenant improvements, and remodels in the greater Seattle area. Since 2002, the firm has built an impressive portfolio of retail, restaurant, veterinary, healthcare, and commercial projects. Its diverse range of services includes occupied remodels, additions/upgrades, and new construction. The firm handles each project with a personalized and project-specific approach to ensure its client’s needs are met and expectations exceeded. The firm has proven its ability to consistently deliver projects on time, resulting in many repeat clients throughout its years of operation.
The Weaver Road Senior Housing Project in Snohomish, Washington was recently completed by Corstone. The 100-unit project includes 40 studios, 40 one-bedroom apartments, and 20 two-bedroom units, as well as 75 on-site parking spaces. Each floor of the five-story structure includes gathering places. The firm provides design documents to communicate budget updates, value engineering, and constructability feedback services.