East Coast investor Charles Colby acquired land and named it after his son, Everett Colby. Shortly after the arrival of the Great Northern Railway and through the connecting interurban railways and highway bridges, the city prospered as a major lumber center and a commercial center. Today, Everett remains an employment center for Snohomish County and a bedroom community for Seattle in recent decades. 

With the rise of businesses in the area, our editorial team created a list to help you find the best firm that will fit your business needs. We studied nearby firms providing commercial construction, and came up with a list of the best commercial contractors in Everett, Washington. This list gives you a detailed summary of the firms’ strengths, processes, and building strategies. We carefully studied their style, sustainability partnerships, years of service, and their range of services to introduce you to the top firms in the area. 


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

George Schuchart understood the process of managing a large business and its daily operations by starting his career as a carpenter’s apprentice. He values this experience and uses this in overseeing Schuchart’s sales, policy establishment, employee training, and business systems. Since 1988, he has led Schuchart as a general contracting firm with ground-up, tenant improvement, and industrial construction divisions focused on serving commercial clients. 

For its ground-up division, Schuchart constructs mixed-use buildings, educational facilities, museums, and restaurants. The tenant improvement team possesses finely honed skills that build environments, server rooms, labs, cultural spaces, retail, and building amenities. On the other hand, the industrial division has extensive experience with infrastructure, overhead crane systems, machine foundations, flightline installations, and processing plants. The firm also has a major accounts division that collaborates with prominent businesses to address their strategic goals in the built environment across multiple business sectors, buildings, and campuses. 

Today, Schuchart is one of the top commercial contractors with a list of successful projects. This list includes the tenant improvement for Naked Pizza’s first sit-down restaurant. The firm installed owner-furnished food-service equipment, casework, and finishes by using sustainable products, such as recycled bleachers and reclaimed shipping containers. 

Andersen Construction

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

David Andersen completed the Construction Engineering Management Program of Oregon State University then later worked full-time for Anderson Construction. In 1988, he served as the president and led the firm to expand its reach towards the healthcare, high-tech, and multi-family housing markets. Under his leadership, the firm continued to pursue the same goal since its establishment in 1959: to develop a project valuable for both the client and the building team.

Andersen Construction has adapted its methodologies and staff organization to meet the market’s demand for CM/GC & GC/CM, Negotiated GMP, integrated project delivery, and design-build services. It equipped itself to provide competent services that lead to the successful completion of construction projects such as this three-story medical office building with a concrete tilt-up and structural steel system. This project’s first floor holds an emergency department with exam rooms, surgery rooms, triage areas, recovery and waiting areas, and MRI, CT, and X-ray rooms. The second floor is a lab area, while the remainder of the facility is fundamentally a shelled area. 

Blox Construction

P.O. Box 626, Everett, WA 98206

Locust Cider and Brewing founded its newest location in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle. It partnered with Blox Construction to build its store with polished concrete floors, open ceilings, steel railings, and laminated wood. The firm finished this modern industrial look with cozy seating arrangements inside and out to deliver an engaging and relaxing ambiance to the entire area. 

In completing this featured project, Blox Construction began by working closely with the clients, architects, and designers to discuss the feasibility and costs. It then rendered an in-house consultation, reviewed existing conditions, and provided a preliminary budget estimate and scope of work. As on-hand general contractors, the firm assigns a dedicated site superintendent and a project manager and manages the subcontractors and every aspect of the project. It also provides a full-year warranty to assure that it stays present from start to post-completion. The firm has completed a plethora of projects, including light commercial building services and tenant improvements for professional office spaces, medical and dental clinics, retail storefronts, and health and wellness studios.


3380 146th Pl. Suite 105, Bellevue, WA 98007

YMCA President Scott Washburn teamed up with Absher for the $23.9 million Everett construction project that involved a 57,900-square-foot recreation and aquatic center. Besides constructing the natatorium, gymnasium, wellness areas, daycare, and three pools, Absher also rendered landscaping, hardscaping, and irrigation and built sidewalks and surface parking. Challenging itself to be wiser, greener, and more creative, Absher constructed this project to achieve a LEED Silver certification.

Absher’s team consists of dynamic and competent people that complement each other. Each department supports each other by seeking opportunities to flourish and encourage each other to get involved. The firm invests in its employees by supporting them to take advanced courses. This kind of development is useful when leading the beam-signing events in their communities and also building restaurant, offices, multifamily, mixed-use, hotel, and healthcare facilities in King and Snohomish counties.

Merit Construction

3020 S. 96th St., Lakewood, WA 98499

Merit Construction’s tradition of excellence began when E.J. Zarelli established the firm in 1957. He guided the firm to become one of the top commercial contractors in the region through his instilled sensible service and building solutions. Len, his son, joined the company in the ‘70s and began to accomplish a broader range of construction projects, including schools and commercial buildings. Then recently, Tammy Birklid took leadership and rebranded Merit Construction to a firm that employs methods that honors and inspires both history and the future. These methods allow the firm to bring home recognitions from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Award for Excellence.

As a full-service general contractor, Merit Construction sees every project as an opportunity to build the future of communities. One project is the three-story facility for Kitsap Credit Union. This 15,000 square foot building features intricate lighting and heating systems remotely accessible from their Bremerton corporate headquarters. Through all phases of this project, the team worked closely with the owner to organize the installation of data, security, and furniture. They were also able to accommodate the owner’s need to occupy the lower floor while they finish the upper floors.


3260 118th Ave. S.E. Suite 1000, Bellevue, WA 98005

President and CEO Eric Jones is a construction industry expert responsible for leading the daily operations and the project management team of Foushée. He oversees the company’s planning process for construction projects such as healthcare facilities, office buildings, parking structures, research and development facilities, hospitality, retail, industrial, education, and auto dealerships. One of their projects is a LEED Certified FedEx distribution center with 9,227 square feet of office, a raised CMU platform for conveyor distribution, and seven dock-high doors. 

Foushée serves as a construction consultant for the Puget Sound region, working with the clients’ projects from the earliest stage of the design phase. It collaborates with the design team to study and agree on the construction means, methods, systems, and materials to use. Working together, the award-winning firm learns from the knowledge and experience of other professionals and establishes a strong working relationship with them. 

Sierra Construction Company Inc.

14800 NE North Woodinville Way, Woodinville, WA 98072

Sierra Construction Company Inc. acknowledges how essential an effective team mentality is for the firm’s core and its works. Every success roots from the collective effort to motivate and educate each other and show genuine concern about how the construction of a building can make the client’s business work. Overseeing a team like this at Sierra Construction Company is Roger Collins, the firm’s founder and owner who has been serving the commercial construction industry for over four decades. Throughout these years, Collins has worked on numerous institutional and public buildings, aircraft facilities, commercial establishments, industrial parks, manufacturing facilities, warehouse projects, mini-storages, residential builds, retail centers, renovations, and tenant improvement projects. 

This broad range of construction experience allows Collins to contribute to the constant development of Sierra Construction Company and the growth of the firm’s clients. One of its clients is the NorthPoint Development, which trusted the firm for the Building 1 of its Cascade Business Park project, a planned 4,000,000+ industrial development located south of the Arlington Municipal Airport in Marysville. Set to be completed in May 2022, this project will sit on a 19.5 acre, will span 245,619 square feet and will have a 3,600 storefront, 36′ clear height, and over 300 parking and trailer stalls.

Wilcox Construction

234 5th Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020

Wilcox Construction is a commercial construction company that has built projects throughout the Western U.S. It owns a portfolio of restaurants, retail, automotive, healthcare, industrial, and shopping center projects. Building with a high construction standard, the firm has accomplished numerous successful projects and partnerships with clients for more than 50 years. Some of these clients are the country’s leading companies, hiring the firm to construct their spaces that vary from shopping centers to boutiques, offices, restaurants, industrial warehouses, and automotive showrooms.

Wilcox Construction consists of a devoted and talented team of project managers and superintendents. From the first meeting to working on the job site, the team ensures a smooth process and an output that meets the clients’ needs.


  • 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