Recognized as one of the most livable and walkable cities in America, Tacoma is known for having great homes that carry a median price of $212,400. Our editorial team searched for Tacoma area contractors that have the skill to craft homes that are elegant, reflect the homeowner’s personality, and serve as functional spaces.

Aside from being highly experienced contractors who have been in the industry for decades, these firms are also associated with industry organizations like the Master Builders Association of Pierce County, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). These contractors have seen their best work in the pages of Kitchens and Baths, Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, Qualified Remodeler, and Remodeling Magazine. 

If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.


Gregg Hoffman Construction Inc.

6716 Eastside Dr., Ne, Ste. #1, Tacoma, WA 98422

Since this firm’s establishment in 1985, the Northwest has seen several of Gregg Hoffman Construction Inc.’s custom and spec homes. Aside from building new homes, the firm is also experienced when it comes to providing remodeling projects for various home styles. As a firm that takes a personal approach to its work, it limits the number of projects it does per year to focus on its limited workload. The firm has been praised by clients who have been working with the firm for many years. Most of these clients praise founder Gregg Hoffman for his transparency with home building costs, renovations, and other project requirements. 


Hill Custom Homes 

6869 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

After almost 30 years of fine homebuilding, Hill Custom Homes has specialized in providing architectural and finish details to residential projects. The firm’s work has led to many features in various publications such as Kitchens and Baths, Custom Home, Unique Homes, Luxury Homes, Estate Homes, and Professional Builder. Hill Custom Homes also has a collection of awards including the 2014 Master Builders’ Association of Pierce County Remodeling Excellence Awards for a $25,000-$40,000 Bathroom, the 2013 Remodeling Excellence Award for Residential Specialty, and the 2013 Remodeling Excellence Award for a Commercial project over $250,000. Aside from kitchen and bath remodeling, this firm is also experienced in custom homes, home additions, home extensions, and home design. 


Lanway General Contractor, Inc.

PO Box 1195, Tacoma, WA 98401

Known for providing high-quality craftsmanship through close attention to detail, Lanway General Contractor, Inc. is admired by its satisfied customers and its peers in the industry. Established in 1976, this veteran firm has been featured in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine’s Gold list and is associated with the Master Builders Association of Pierce County. Lanway has built up a portfolio of projects that includes new custom homes, remodels, and commercial work for its clients who sometimes come as referrals. 

Alongside quality craftsmanship, the firm is also knowledgeable and capable of providing the most modern building processes. Currently, this firm is managed by president Erik Schelbert who has over 30 years of experience delivering unrivaled quality and devoted service to every client.


R4 Construction Inc. 

P.O. 7968 Tacoma, WA 98417

Established in 2011, R4 Construction Inc. has become associated with a number of notable industry organizations over the years, including the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the Master Builders Association of Pierce County. Known for delivering high-quality products, R4 has worked with several clients around Tacoma where it has crafted quality projects that have won awards, including the 2019 BIA Excellence in Remodeling Awards for historical restoration, a bath under $35,000, and a $45,000 to $75,000 kitchen project. Over the years, the firm’s portfolio has gradually filled with projects for kitchens, baths, and additions and remodels that reflect the lifestyles of their owners. 


RCW Construction

3106 80th Ave., CT NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

RCW Construction LLC was established in 1990 by Chris Wise. Since then it has become a reputable firm associated with prestigious industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Master Builders Association of Pierce County, and the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW). Combining its years of experience and the connections it has fostered around Pierce County, RCW Construction LLC has honed its skills in crafting new custom homes, whole house remodels, kitchen and bathroom remodels. 

The firm is well known for its ability to finish home remodeling projects on-time and on-budget. The Master Builders’ Association of Pierce County awarded it a 2015 Remodeling Excellence Award for Best Getaway Room.


Reier Construction

6124 Alameda Ave., West, University Place, WA 98467 

Reier Construction is an award-winning firm that provides creative design-build solutions for projects of all sizes. Established in 1994 by Tom Reier, the firm has been servicing clients in the Tacoma area with quality remodeling and custom build projects for quite some time now. Our editorial team was especially taken with this elegant, rustic home renovation. Note the entryway that opens into a lodge, curved beams, the wood trim, and the gorgeous view of the lake. There is also a see-through fireplace that separates the media room from the rest of the house. This home was awarded the Entire House Renovation award from the 2015 Pierce County Remodeling Excellence Awards. 


Sockeye Homes

14638 SE 229th Pl., Kent, WA 98042

Established in 2007, Sockeye Homes provides its clients with custom homes, additions, and remodeling services. In 2012, the BIAW congratulated Sockeye Homes for receiving nine state-wide Excellence in Remodeling Awards in a single year. Sockeye Homes is the first company since the 1990 inception of the competition to set this incredible record. In total, the firm has won 107 additional awards, 21 of which are national awards. As a result of its work and its winning streak, Sockeye Homes is no stranger to the press: the firm’s excellent work has been featured in publications like South Sound Magazine, Architect Magazine, 425 Business Magazine, Qualified Remodeler, Auburn Reporter, and The News Tribune. 

Currently, this firm is guided by company president Tod Sakai who holds an NAHB certified graduate Builder & Remodeler designations along with being one of a select few Washington State Certified Builders. 


Wren & Willow Inc.

5104 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407

Founded in 2008 by company president Laureen Skrivan, Wren & Willow Inc. was originally an interior design firm. Soon enough, the firm became a design-build contractor known across the region for producing high-end custom homes, whole house remodels, and commercial builds. Among its many projects, a notable one is a fantastic 1940s period-style house. In addition to producing beautiful, award-winning projects like this, the firm has a highly talented leader to guide it through every project. Aside from being one of the very few women general contractors in the Puget Sound area, Skrivan is the only woman president in the history of the Pierce County Master Builders Association. Combining Wren & Willow’s reputation with skilled leadership, an in-house architect, and a deep commitment to excellence in execution, the firm has established itself as one of the best general contractors in the Pacific Northwest.

www.wrenandwillow.com


Zetterberg Custom Homes

202 Rose Pl., Puyallup, WA 98371

Zetterberg Custom Homes was established in 1969 as a family-owned business. Over the years, the firm has grown to complete projects for clients around Tacoma where it has showcased its commercial work alongside elegant residential projects that include new custom homes, remodels, and additions. Among its numerous projects, the most notable might be this modern style great room that emphasizes limitless space with large overhead windows and glass doors that open onto the veranda. As a veteran firm, Zetterberg Custom Homes is associated with the NAHB and the Master Builder Association of Pierce County. 


About Our Rankings

This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration.


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If you are thinking about doing a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.