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A city that has topped numerous lists of best places to live in and to retire in, Vancouver is surrounded by green lawns, trees, and foliage. If living in a small city is an ideal living situation, Vancouver would be a great spot to settle down; it is known for having more than 50% of its population living in single-family residences. It is also a great place to raise children since Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and recreational opportunities. The city is filled with quaint homes built by some of the most trusted general contractors in the city.
We decided to feature some of these skilled craftsmen on this list. The firms have years of experience working with clients around the area but are also capable of providing high-level customer service. These firms are accredited members of industry organizations like the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Building Industry Association of Clark County, (BIA) among others.
1811 Main St., #206 Vancouver, WA 98660
A.C.T. Builders has a combined 40 years of industry experience. During this time, it has completed various types of projects including shooting ranges, indoor pools, call centers, manufacturing facilities, and custom homes among many other projects. When it comes to residential projects, its most notable work is the Broken Horn ranch remodel. Previously a classic farmhouse, it was transformed into a traditional farmhouse with a modern twist. The firm employed a variety of up-cycled and repurposed materials for the home decor, trim, and built-ins.
Another one of the home’s notable features is the 500-square-foot covered back patio that showcases a wood-burning fireplace and a barrel ceiling completed with aged tin. With projects like this in its portfolio, the firm has been recognized with awards and recognition from publications like the Vancouver Business Journal. Currently, the firm is managed by owners Charlie and Aaron Marvin. While Aaron had been working on various facets of construction for his entire life, Charlie started as a trim carpenter before he spent several years as a job foreman building million-dollar homes.
Bridge City Contracting
1710 West Main Street, STE #210, Battle Ground, WA 98604
Bridge City Contracting started out as a small operation out of a residential garage. Time passed and clients started pouring in and the firm thrived as a construction and remodeling company. The firm focused on sustainable building, ethical business practices, and it has been providing people centric-goals for growth and project management for years.
The firm’s work ethic has led it to create several beautiful projects that have won awards including the National Association of Home Builder (NAHB)’s and the Building Industry of Clark County’s 2019 Remodeler of the Month awards, the 2019 Clark County Remodeled Home Tour’s People’s Choice Award for favorite kitchen, and the Vancouver Business Journal’s 2018 Best in Business Construction Company award. Currently, the firm is handled by owner Elizabeth Gomez. Aside from at least six years of industry experience, Gomez is also the chair of the Remodeler’s Clark County (ROCC) with the BIA.
Craig Barton Homes
4110 NW Spruce St, Vancouver, WA 98684
Since 1990 Craig Barton Homes has been known for its exceptional portfolio of luxury custom homes. After working on projects for clients throughout Clark county, the firm has been recognized as one of the leaders in custom construction and remodels. The firm was founded by Craig Barton, and his attention to detail, commitment to quality, and competitive prices have earned the firm recognition as one of Southwest Washington’s most trusted home builders. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Barton is able to provide his clients with a walkthrough of the entire home-building process.
Aside from custom home and remodeling services, Craig Barton Homes is also experienced in home additions. Among the firm’s many projects, its most notable one is the traditional river view luxury home in Vancouver. Completed in 2012, this home was designed for entertaining: it features an infinity pool, an indoor basketball court, and a movie theater. Another notable feature of this home is the floor-to-ceiling Cantera stone fireplace adorning the living room space where ample windows provide natural light and maximum energy efficiency.
Design Doctors Construction
3110 NE Minnehaha St. Suite G, Vancouver, WA 98663
Focused on first-class customer service, Design Doctors Construction has been providing its remodeling services to clients in the Portland area since 2008. Over the years, its work ethic revolving around excellent communication and management skills has gained the firm over 100 great reviews from an extraordinary list of past clients that praise the firm’s abilities.
Though Design Doctors Construction is already highly praised for its skills, the firm still invests in continuing education and ongoing training for its team. With such education and training, the firm was able to extend its remodeling work to building a custom home from the ground up. Alongside remodeling and building custom homes, the firm is also a certified aging-in-place specialist and is capable of designing and implementing the necessary modifications for aging inhabitants.
20116 NE 174th St., Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Highly recognized for quality residential remodeling in the Vancouver area, Designers Northwest is a design-build firm that has over 30 years’ worth of experience completing contemporary and traditional remodeling projects. Over the years, this has extended to kitchen, bathroom, and whole-home remodeling.
The firm has also made a point of honing its skills when it comes to providing aging-in-place home remodeling and improvement services. Alongside these primary services, the firm can also provide room additions, and custom carpentry and millwork. Thanks to all those years of experience and the guidance of 40-year veteran owner Mike Kinnaman, Designers Northwest was able to win multiple remodeled homes and building excellence awards.
13211 NW 33rd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98685
Fazzolari Construction has been in the industry for 17 years. During this time the firm has been voted best builder and remodeling contractor in Clark county Washington from 2010 to 2018. With years of experience in building high-quality custom homes, the firm has built up a portfolio of wonderful projects. The Giving House, for example, was named for the profits the firm gave to the local family shelter—Open House ministries. Completed in just five months, this three-story classic bungalow has a guest suite above the garage; this cozy and intimate residence won six out of seven People’ Choice Awards— including the Best in Show.
The firm has repeatedly proven itself capable of building professional-style kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, and peaceful living rooms that convey a client’s distinctive taste and personality. Currently, the firm and its projects are managed and guided by owner John Fazzolari who has around 17 years of experience in the construction industry.
3107 NE 65th St. Ste. C, Vancouver, WA 98663
From day one, Goldwal Construction has been focused on delivering quality products. With over 20 years of industry experience, the firm is skilled in a range of services: remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, additions, window repairs and installations, and hardware repairs and installations.
Alongside a highly qualified team that puts customer service at the forefront of its work ethic, Goldwal Construction is guided by Ed Walter who brings 50 years of experience, and Jay Golden who has been a remodel and finish carpenter for 40 years. Goldwal Construction has built quality relationships with its customers, subcontractors, and employees all the while maintaining high-end outputs for its clients.
Jack Harroun Construction
312 W 37th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
Jack Harroun Construction is a general construction company managed by husband and wife duo Jack and Dana Harroun. After 13 years in the industry, the firm has become quite experienced in providing clients with high-quality services, wonderful design, and unmatched work quality for all types of projects. That work includes custom homes, remodels, and even commercial projects for clients around the Vancouver area.
The combined experience and skill of owners Jack and Dana Harroun makes these projects appear effortless. Jack has extensive residential and commercial building experience and started out with framing custom homes during his high school years; Dana has a natural talent for design combined with an incredible understanding of structures and a near-photographic memory of design elements. Together, the team combines a talent that focuses on a high level of detail.
Modern Home Design+Build
6610 NW Dogwood Dr., Vancouver, WA 98685
Known for building one-of-a-kind homes, Modern Home Design+Build has a passion for historic architecture which it pours into its stylish, environmentally friendly projects. Regardless of the home style, Modern Home Design+Build builds homes and renovates older homes by implementing designs that highlight the grace and openness of 50’s and 60’s architecture combined with modern tech and a clean, artistic aesthetic that focuses on creating light, free-flowing spaces and reducing clutter.
Currently, the firm is managed by owner John Taylor who developed his passion for architecture and construction in his early 20s after flipping his first home in northern California. Taylor has created a firm known for crafting homes that have a purpose and are highly detail-oriented. Thanks to the firm’s practice of limiting the number of projects it takes each year, it can ensure the highest level of involvement in each one.
Precision Homes & Remodeling
9655 SW Sunshine Ct #700, Beaverton, OR 97005
Pursuing excellence has always been Precision Home & Remodeling’s goal. With rigorous energy, 14 years of experience, and resourcefulness, this firm has been offering complete design/build services: home remodeling, new construction, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and additions.
The firm provides those services for clients in Portland, Beaverton, Vancouver, Tigard, Tualatin, Oregon City, and the surrounding area. Aside from providing quality results, the team has been praised for providing great customer service that revolves around professional communication, presence, and attention to detail. The firm provides quality workmanship, and doing so brings in more referral and repeat clients.
12717 NE 299th St., Battle Ground, WA 98604
Renew Creations is a 30-year-old firm experienced in home building, remodeling, and project management. After years in the industry, Renew has honed its skills and knowledge in giving attention to details that make a project complete. Due to its years of experience, the firm has been recognized with several awards including the NAHB’s 2018 National Remodeler of the month award and the Clark County Building Industry Association’s Building Excellence Awards. A great example of its work is this ‘granny apartment addition’ that perfectly fits a family’s aging relative. It was crafted with a design that provides easy access to the main house while offering privacy. The home addition has its own living quarters, kitchenette, a spacious bedroom, and a fully accessible closet and bathroom.
Meanwhile, a front porch, entrance, and separate stairs welcome the guests and its backway ramp makes it accessible. This stylish and functional home was awarded the 2017 Remodelers of Clark County Favorite Project for the Remodeled Homes Tour. Award-winning projects like these are currently managed by company founder Dave Myllymaki who has been a part of Clark county’s building industry for 25 years.
Russ Construction & Remodeling
14302 NE 9th St., Vancouver, WA 98684
Russ Construction & Remodeling is a 14-year old design-build firm that serves clients in Southwest Washington, Vancouver, and Portland with various contracting services. These include kitchen and bathroom remodels, home additions, siding repair and installation, and roofing services with kitchen and bathroom, basement, and attic remodeling as its specialties.
With a family-operated crew led by owner Vlad Kurudimov, the firm is highly knowledgeable and skilled in all applications and installations of residential structures. The firm has a knack for finding solutions to unique and complex problems, including dry-rot repair and structural settling.
T Square Remodeling
10600 NE 94th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662
A full-service design/build remodeling contractor, T Square Remodeling has been serving clients in the Vancouver area since 1976. Over the years, the firm has honed its skills when it comes to providing bathrooms, kitchens, full-home remodels, and small-scale updates and renovations.
Thanks to its skill, T Square Remodeling has been featured in ProRemodeler and it has received a number of Chrysalis awards, including the Best $40,000 to $75,000 Kitchen Remodel and the Best whole house remodel under $200,000. Aside from being award-winning professionals, the team has been praised by former clients for being personable and demonstrating the high integrity expected from a veteran firm.