With the logging industry as its first economic boom, the city of Redmond now serves as the home of many major corporations mostly in the tech industry. This includes the headquarters of Microsoft, Nintendo of America, and Genie Industries that is now owned by Terex. In 2015, SpaceX and Hyperloop Genesis also announced that they would be opening a facility in Redmond to manufacture communication satellites and new transport systems.

As a hub for many corporations, it’s important for Redmond to have excellent commercial contractors to fit the many businesses’ needs. To help, we have created a list of the best commercial contractors in Redmond, Washington. Aside from each firm’s decade of experience, these firms have been chosen based on their extensive skill set, excellent customer service, and ability to create complex builds for every project’s needs. These firms have consistently exceeded client expectations and have built numerous stunning landmarks.


Schuchart

4138 148th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Established in 1988, Schuchart is a general commercial contractor specializing in ground-up services, industrial construction, and tenant improvements. The firm takes pride in itself for having a diverse expertise and skill set that allows its team to produce high-quality and lasting projects. The Schuchart team’s customer-centric approach also helps them to exceed each client’s expectations. Safety is among the concern and priority of its founder, George Schuchart; that’s why he guaranteed that all members are CPR and first aid certified, resulting in a lower L&I rate – a valuable cost-benefit for both the company and its clients. This guarantees that every project they do is a safe and efficient work environment.

A testament to the firm’s excellence is the Harley & Lela Franco Maritime Center in Seattle. Upon demolition of the existing structures, the Schuchart team constructed the 45,000-square-foot four-story building of steel frames and now serves as the firm’s headquarters office building. A 9,000-square-foot two-story building was also added to house a steel shop with electrical stations. This LEED Gold-certified building won the 2013 Office Development of the Year from the NAIOP’s Night of the Stars. Aside from that award, the firm also won various awards throughout the years – the recent ones are the 2020 Excellence in Structural Engineering from NCSEA, the 2020 Green Hammer award for Large Multi-family from Built Green, and the 2020 People’s Choice Award from NAIOP’s Night of the Stars.


Avara Construction

15341 NE 90th Street, Redmond, WA 98052

Since 1998, Avara Construction has been delivering outstanding projects throughout Redmond, Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland. Lasting relationships is the firm’s number one priority as they find this crucial in improving both the communication and construction process. The Avara team also takes on projects with a team-centric approach and actively collaborates with the clients and partners. In addition, they also understand how valuable being responsible is, ensure that no details fall into the cracks, and also ensure the project remains on schedule and within budget. In 2019, Avara was included in Seattle Business Magazine‘s list of 100 Best Companies to Work for. They maintained this reputation and were listed again in 2020.

The firm has been in the business for more than two decades, so it has an extensive list of clients. Rocky Pond is one of those clients and chose Avara to work on their winery in Woodinville. The Avara team helped them develop a list of engineering options to reduce the project’s overall cost. After the pre-construction process, they redesigned what was once a cold shell into a space ideal for foodservice use. The front and back bar were finished off with oat countertops and eased edges and used a NANA wall system for the private conference areas. They also upgraded and distributed MEPs to cater the addition of a catering kitchen.


Wilcox Construction

234 5th Avenue, South Edmonds, WA 98020

Wilcox Construction is a commercial construction firm licensed to offer its services in various states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Montana. In 1963, Al Wilcox, a WW2 Marine fighter pilot, founded the firm with a vision to build products that exceed client expectations. The Wilcox team upholds this vision in every project they do; whether it is a restaurant, a retail store, an office, a healthcare provider, an automotive facility, a financial institution, or an industrial space, they provide these projects with the same set of high standards. Their years of experience, wide range of expertise, and quality workmanship have helped them build spaces that incorporate all the client’s needs while keeping a lasting relationship with them.

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Tasting Room in Woodinville is among the firm’s remarkable works. In partnership with BCRA Architects, the Wilcox team did an expansion and remodeling of the tasting room for the company’s 50th anniversary. They doubled the previous tasting room’s size, then added a new tasting bar and retail area, along with a new commercial kitchen, private tasting rooms, and a wine blending room. The $7 million project won NAIOP’s Retail Development of the Year award in 2018.


Corstone Contractors

1910 Bickford Avenue Suite A, Snohomish, WA 98290

Corstone Contractors has built every type of commercial project in the greater Seattle area since 2002. Ranging from new constructions, tenant improvements, remodeling, or addition and upgrades, the firm has achieved this within tight deadlines. The Corstone team went for a project-specific approach to ensure that all items in the checklist were accomplished. They also value their relationship with their clients and have them come back to work on more projects. Mark Tapert leads the firm as the CEO that brings over 30 years of experience, and Erin VerHoeven as the CFO oversees the firm’s marketing efforts, as well as the managing of different office operations, contracts, legal services, and customer services.

Corstone handled the construction of the Architectural Werks office and the Juanita Bay Veterinary Hospital new building. The 5,913-square-foot two-story building was constructed adjacent to the existing hospital, complete with exam rooms, treatment areas, a manager’s office, and reception. They moved into the hospital soon after the new building’s completion to keep the hospital fully operational. The Corstone team then demolished the previous hospital and turned it into a parking lot. 

Author

  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management