Located along the coast of Lake Washington and just north of Seattle and Bellevue, Lake Forest Park is touted as one of the best residential picks in the state. The area offers the best of both worlds: the convenience of a city living within easy reach and the great outdoors within a cozy suburban community. One of the highlights of living in Lake Forest Park is the Burke-Gilman Trail which is perfect for nature walks, fitness runs, and even bike riding commutes to the city.

As the bedroom community for Seattle, Lake Forest Park features many single-family homes that have been built since the ‘50s. When it comes to remodeling and building needs, Lake Forest has a slew of general contractors to consider. In this article, we have rounded up the best contractors in Lake Forest Park, Washington.

IronsBC Design + Build Center 

1510 N.E. 170th Street Suite #2, Shoreline, WA 98155

Established in 1999, Irons Brothers Construction Design + Build Center is considered among the most trusted remodeling contractors in Seattle. Their expertise lies in design/build remodeling, whole home makeovers, additions, and kitchen and bathroom redos. Clients laud them for their commitment to high-quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and professionalism. President and General Manager Joseph Irons takes pride in the dedication and expertise of the IronsBC staff that enable them to solve even the most complex engineering and build issues that arise. Delivering quality build is a must and so is building and maintaining trust with clients via clear and consistent communication from start to finish. While not exactly the most affordable choice when it comes to building costs, IronsBC clients still attest that the company’s expertise, workmanship, and engagement make every dollar worth it. And even with the limitations brought on by the pandemic, the company has managed to deliver these expectations.

A national leader in the construction industry, IronsBC is a five-time recipient of the prestigious Remodeler of the Year Award by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and Building Industry Association of Washington.

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One of their most recent redos is a unique French-colonial style home that was updated with the addition of a special French-inspired kitchen. The addition gave the cozy kitchen a welcoming space with its built-in bench seating, a large island, custom cabinets, and a separate walk-in pantry. Completing this warm and inviting continental kitchen remodel is an updated adjoining family room.

American Remodeling Experts

22525 S.E. 64th Pl., Issaquah, WA 98027

The success of every remodeling project begins with having a clear grasp of the client’s overall vision. American Remodeling Experts (ARE) lives by this principle and makes sure that it is providing the client the needed expertise and competency to bring that vision to reality. Remodeling can be a source of stress and the team is determined to make the journey easy and worry-free for its clients every step of the way. ARE boasts a strong competent team that can provide extensive construction services including securing permits, creative design, and architectural plans. Client testimonials laud the company for its commitment to consistent communication, a clean workspace, and ensuring construction is the least disruptive as possible.  Delivering quality work and excellent results is its goal and ARE works at having customers that are highly satisfied and will want to work with them again and again. 

Under the helm of owner Amir Chitrit, this family-owned builder known for their passion for creating beautiful spaces that adapt both modern and mid-century styles, is behind many kitchens, bathrooms, and home renovations as well as additional projects in Lake Forest Park.  

MacPherson Construction & Design

21626 S.E. 28th Street, Sammamish, WA 98075

Founded in 1983, MacPherson Construction and Design offers Lake Forest Park clients end-to-end services that cover Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction. This complete range of services is what owner Roger MacPherson envisioned bringing to the table, enabling the clients to benefit from the company’s extensive expertise that results in cost savings and a higher level of efficiency. Responsible for 165 waterfront homes, the company is highly experienced in waterfront design and construction. Their competence and capability manifest in how it works effectively through the many challenges and logistics of designing, permitting, scheduling, and construction on the water.

Excellence is a non-negotiable commitment and quality craftsmanship is their signature. That is why MacPherson Construction and Designs works only with subcontractors and vendors that share the same passion in delivering the highest caliber of work and commitment to exceeding client’s expectations. Every build or remodel is a client’s vision come to life, and it can proudly vouch that it has never built the same house twice. 

Thornberg Construction Company 

4809 242nd Avenue S.E., Issaquah, WA 98029

Since its founding in 1937, Thornberg Construction has proudly and efficiently served clients in Seattle for their design, remodeling, and new construction needs. Over eight decades of solid experience elevate Thornberg as the contractor to trust for services that include design, product selection, securing of permits, handling land use issues, workplace safety, and quality craftsmanship. The firm is a proud member of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, Building Industry Association of Washington, and National Association of Home Builders.

The company attributes its success to the professionalism and expertise of its team of architects, engineers, craftsmen, subcontractors, suppliers, managers, and office staff who all espouse the company’s commitment to providing quality work at the best price.  It believes the key is in working closely with clients from Day 1 and being able to clearly understand and appreciate what the vision and expectations are. From there, Thornberg is in touch with the client through the process from start to completion, making sure there are no unnecessary surprises and stresses along the way. Thornberg Construction President Ted Jenneskens proudly leads a team of highly-skilled, confident, very responsive individuals that have extensive knowledge of the construction industry. As a result, clients can solidly rely on them to deliver quality workmanship, on schedule and within budget.

Higgason Homes Design-Build

24846 S.E. 19th St., Sammamish, WA 98075

At the age of seventeen, Shannon Higgason began his construction career journey and found a deep love for building homes. His solid experience over the years had taught him that keeping it simple and easy for customers counts a lot in achieving a successful build. For this reason, he built Higgason Construction on the corporate values of communication, professionalism, and craftsmanship. Because every home it builds is treated like their own home, achieving 100% customer satisfaction drives the way the Higgason team works on a day-to-day basis.  The customer’s vision is the top priority and the all-important goal and the team strongly believes that clear communication, before, during, and after a project, and collaboration are critical to building the vision into the client’s new home. 

As a fully licensed and bonded general contractor in Sammamish, Higgason Construction is the company behind a range of successful home improvement services to residents of Sammamish, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Kirkland, and the surrounding areas.

Higgason Construction has a team of highly skilled and creative engineers, builders, and designers whose expertise and experience provide clients the advantage of having the best and most beautiful solutions to their remodel and building needs. 

Old Town Builders

PO Box 2453, Issaquah, WA 98027

Having served the Eastside community as a full-service general contractor for over two decades, Old Town Builders has built a reputation for delivering top-notch quality of work and professionalism. Founder Craig Dye is proud to lead a team of highly experienced artisans who consistently bring to the table the same level of expertise, whether it be a major remodel or repair work. Clients attest to the company’s commitment to collaborate closely and their ability to come up with creative solutions to remodel challenges.

The expertise of Old Town Builders includes remodels for kitchen, bath, garage, basement, and home additions. It is also happy to serve clients for their deck construction and repair needs, for window and door installation, and even landscaping services. 

Quality, expertise, and trust are the three pillars that build Old Town Builders’ success.  These, alongside a capable team and reasonable pricing, empower it to deliver design and remodel ideas that it is truly proud of and clients are most satisfied with. 

Valley North Construction

As a company fueled by the principle “Do what we do best and surround ourselves with those that do what they do best,” Valley North has set itself up to be a general contractor partner committed to serving the best interest of its clients. To bring this about, Valley North takes pride in its team of seasoned and professional tradesmen, vendors, and agents who share their devotion to shaping the client’s dream designs into beautiful, livable homes that clients will be most happy about for a long time. It believes in giving value to clients every step of the way, from start to completion. Their passion for building custom homes is equaled by their intentionality to make each client a client for life. Honesty is their corporate language and with transparency as part of their DNA, Valley North Construction always aims to provide their clients with the needed, appropriate information that will enable both sides to arrive at well-studied decisions and solutions. 

Phoenix Construction Inc.

18417 61st Pl. N.E., Kenmore, WA 98028

As a seasoned general contractor for 3 decades, Phoenix Construction Inc. has earned a reputation for its skill and expertise in residential construction. With a confident team that bears solid background in fieldwork and project management, this family-owned and operated company has been successful in delivering projects that are on time, within budget, and definitely meet, if not exceed client’s expectations. It specializes in building top-notch energy-efficient and earth-friendly homes as well as additions, classic renovations, and remodels. Because it’s important to work as one with clients, it makes sure to give clients visibility of all phases of the project, from preparing a detailed project estimate and proposal, to selecting and identifying materials, and to providing options that align with need and budget. Clients are made aware of the project schedule and are looped in on all the critical milestones requiring major decisions until the project completion date. This open, respectful, and friendly collaboration with clients drives the working mindset of every member of the team on a daily basis. 

Phoenix Construction, Inc. is a licensed and bonded corporation in the State of Washington and is a long-time member of the Master Builders Association. It is proud to bear an  A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Phoenix Construction, Inc. is also an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Contractor.

Axilles Builders Inc

18375 47th Pl. N.E., Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

With a name inspired by Achilles, Greek mythology’s greatest warrior, Axilles Builders is proud to offer exceptional building skills coupled with creativity and artistry. It believes this is what gives them a unique competitive edge and gives their customers unparalleled advantage. Established in 2004, Axilles Builders started as custom cabinetry and trim installation service provider then eventually a contractor for bath and kitchen remodels. As it gained more solid experience through the years, it soon branched out into other areas of new construction in Seattle and the surrounding areas.  

Axilles believes that success is rooted in a relationship of trust that is built between contractor and client. It aims to build a lasting relationship with every customer that comes their way. Getting the right people to be part of the team is also key and Axilles is proud to be working with project managers, subcontractors, vendors, and carpenters who are highly skilled, professional, and all espouse the company’s passion for the creative craftsmanship and prioritizing customer highest satisfaction.