Bellingham, Washington, is a lush, green, fast-rising city known as the “City of Subdued Excitement.” Many people migrate to the area because of the stunning scenery, breathtaking waterfront, mild climate, incredible variety of activities, and affordable costs for a West Coast locale. Agriculture, fishing, and lumber have always been the mainstays of Bellingham’s economy. With its thriving economy, Bellingham supports both well-known corporations and many local businesses, including craft breweries, small farmers, and independent retailers. 

If you are looking to start a business in this city, then get to know eight of the best commercial contractors in Bellingham, Washington. These contractors were evaluated based on their experience, expertise, awards and recognition, and portfolios.


Andersen Construction

5601 6th Ave. South, Suite 550, Seattle, WA 98108

Andersen Construction has been in the business since 1950 and has solidified its reputation as one of the leading commercial contractors in the Northwest. The firm offers comprehensive services that include integrated project delivery (IPD), design-build, negotiated GMP, construction management, and general contracting. Its impressive portfolio includes projects in a wide array of industries such as healthcare, multifamily, education, and retail. 

The firm understands that client satisfaction is the key to success and focuses on delivering a smooth and stress-free construction experience in every project. Its relationship-based approach and extensive construction competence accelerated its expansion and resulted in exceptional projects completed on time and on budget. Over the years, the firm has won several awards for its high-quality works and superior craftsmanship, including the 2017 Best Adaptive Reuse Award by Historic Seattle and the 2017 AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence. 

The PeaceHealth St. Joseph Integrated Cancer Center in Bellingham, Washington, is one of the firm’s major projects. Patients will be able to meet cancer specialists, receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and support services at this single-story, 34,600 SF Integrated Cancer Center. Flange steel columns and beams with a braced frame structure and Glulam beams at the entryway make up the structure of the building. A TOMO vault, a Linear Accelerator vault, a CT simulator, and exam rooms are part of the cancer center.


Dawson

405 32nd Street, Suite 110, Bellingham, WA 98225

Dawson Construction Company, a full-service general contractor serving Alaska and Northwest Washington, was founded by Jack Dawson in 1967. By providing outstanding value in a professional, proactive, and pleasant manner, the firm has established itself as a leading firm in the construction industry. It provides preconstruction services, various project delivery methods, sustainable practices, and remote site logistics.

Dawson is committed to assisting its clients in achieving their project goals and demands, whether to cut costs, increase the scope, or shorten the project schedule. Each project is custom-tailored to meet the unique requirements of each customer. Its specialized professionals are dedicated to achieving the best value by finding the right mix of cost and benefit.

Bellingham OB/GYN is a perfect testament to the firm’s superior quality. This new obstetrics and gynecological clinic in Bellingham, Washington, was developed to provide a comprehensive range of services. The project consisted of a 7,100-square-foot wood-frame structure that houses medical offices and patient care rooms. The final product is a sophisticated structure with high-end details completed on schedule and budget.


Schuchart

3101 111th St. SW, Suite S, Everett, WA 98204

More than 30 years of profound customer and construction service have built Schuchart’s name as a leading commercial firm in Washington. Founder and CEO, George Schuchart, leads a team of well-versed industry professionals. Each professional takes on a collaborative approach to projects in producing high-quality work. Schuchart is able to provide its clients services from ground up to industrial construction.

Schuchart’s portfolio highlights the firm’s skills in creating unique spaces from workplace to multi-family units. One of its notable commercial projects is the Moss Adams office space located in Bellingham. This 14,047-square-foot office renovation was completed in collaboration with architectural firm NBBJ. The new office features a modern and industrial design complete with reception area, conference rooms, focus rooms, and convertible coffee/vending area. It also features high-end custom glass doors for a clean upscale look. The firm’s excellent works has been featured in the Seattle Times, the News Tribune, and have received awards from Build It Green, Build Washington Awards, and the NCSEA.


Faber Construction

6951 Hannegan Rd, Lynden, WA 98264

Faber Construction is a full-service construction manager and general contractor specializing in new construction, renovations, damage repair, and shell completion. It offers preconstruction, design, construction, civil, and site work. The firm also offers a wide variety of delivery options, including design-build, tailored to fit the project’s needs and requirements. 

With over thirty years of experience, the firm has completed exceptional projects of all sizes and scopes. It has gained its well-deserved reputation as a reliable and trustworthy contractor through excellent customer service and ethics. The firm’s experienced staff is dedicated to delivering exceptional results while keeping open communication and close collaboration throughout the process. 

In Bakerview Square, Bellingham, Washington, the firm completed the construction of a new IHOP restaurant in 2017. Faber built this 100,000-square-foot shopping center. Sitework, building structure and cladding, exterior and interior finishes, and mechanical and electrical work were included in the project.


Wilcox Construction

234 5th Ave. South Edmonds, WA 98020

For over five decades, Wilcox Construction has delivered quality, innovation, and excellence, a level of performance unmatched in the industry. The firm’s impressive portfolio contains remarkable flagship designs for various spaces, from shopping centers to boutiques, offices, restaurants, industrial warehouses, and automotive showrooms. From project conception to completion, the firm delivers a space that meets the client’s needs and goals, consistently exceeding client expectations. 

The firm has been featured in several publications for its superior quality, including Architect Magazine, PDX Food Press, Mountain Home News, and Lexology. It has also completed projects for well-known clients such as Starbucks, Pagliacci, Shake Shack, Amazon, The North Face, Chevrolet, and Ford. 

Located in Silverdale, Washington, Maynard’s Restaurant is one of the firm’s exceptional projects. This 14,150 square feet restaurant provides an upscale dining experience. It also features an independent coffee shop where you can get grab-and-go sandwiches, donuts, and other fast lunch items. There’s a second display kitchen for cooking classes in the evenings, a huge bar, and a separate event space for private gatherings.


Corstone Contractors, LLC

1910 Bickford Ave. Suite A, Snohomish, WA 98290

Corstone Contractors LLC is a full-service commercial general contractor serving the greater Seattle area, specializing in new construction, tenant improvements, and remodels. Since its inception in 2002, the firm has had extensive experience with retail, restaurant, veterinary/healthcare, and commercial projects. It provides pre-planning, project evaluation, bidding and estimation, and construction services.

The firm’s ability to consistently deliver projects on time has resulted in solid, long-term relationships with repeat customers. Corstone takes a unique approach to each project. It delivers project-specific methodologies tailored to the project’s scope and complexity. 

In 2016, Corstone completed the construction of the 3,000 square foot facility leased by First Federal in Bellingham, Washington. Two drive-through lanes and ATMs were installed in the structure. The façade features natural cedar siding, stucco, and cultured stone walls.


Credo Construction, Inc.

4174 Pacific Highway, Bellingham WA 98226

Credo Construction is a Bellingham, Washington-based Design-Build General Contractor with Hawaii and British Columbia offices. Founded in 2001, the firm has quickly made a name for itself as a leading general contractor in the area. The firm provides a wide range of construction services that can meet its clients’ specific requirements, including insurance restoration, building envelope, steel building, hi-tech tilt, and Built Green.

The firm has remained committed to its primary goal of taking its client’s ideas from planning to execution. Its employees and team members are dedicated to delivering the best possible service while maintaining quality, communication, and personal and professional honesty. The firm has proven its ability to deliver exceptional projects on time and within budget.

In this featured project, the firm completed the renovation of The Best Western Plus in Bellingham, Washington. The interior of the building has been transformed into a trendy, contemporary, and welcoming place with local artwork and colorful photos following a complete refurbishment. The project consisted of 132 units and was completed in just seven months.


Summit Construction & Development

P.O. Box 31548, Bellingham, WA 98228

David and Bonita Ebenal founded Summit Construction & Development in 1993. Since then, this family-owned firm has grown into a major public and private contractor, scoring large, complex projects with multi-million dollar deals. The firm specializes in quality construction and heritage preservation, including many commercial, residential, educational, mixed-use, and non-profit projects. 

The firm consistently completes projects on time and on budget, with an attention to detail and period accuracy that has earned several accolades over the years. It has been featured in several prestigious magazines for its impressive quality, including The Business Journals

This featured project was supervised by the city’s Department of Public Works, with Summit Construction serving as the general contractor. In collaboration with Olson Kundig Architects, the Lightcatcher Museum is known for its inventive feature, a stunning translucent wall that absorbs sunlight and is thirty-seven feet tall and 180 feet long. Located in Bellingham, Washington, this 42,000 square-foot structure incorporates local natural materials and is LEED Silver-Level.

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