At the edge of Washington State’s eastern desert, you’ll find Spokane. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is located there, and it uncovers the region’s fascinating history through exhibits in art, culture, and Native American heritage. Residents enjoy the small-town vibe as well as the access to big-city perks. Individual neighborhoods nurture a strong sense of community, making Spokane a great place to live in general.

This list contains some of the best multifamily contractors in the area. The firms were chosen based on their awards, background, and professional affiliations.

Garco Construction

4114 E Broadway, Spokane, WA 99202

Garco Construction has become one of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the Inland Northwest since its inception in 1978. Garco has finished projects from Alaska to Louisiana, with the greater part of its multifamily projects being apartments and housing complexes. The firm’s team has extensive experience and knowledge in the design-build, commercial, educational, industrial, civil, automotive dealership, and military construction sectors.

For over four decades, it has excelled as one of the premier contractors in the area. It is not only an expert in its field but is also renowned for being the best in safety and sustainability practices. Among the honors it has received are the 2020 AGC Excellence in Safety, Federal, and Heavy Zero Incident Rate from the Chapter and National Awards, and the 2018 Idaho Youth Recycling Partnership Distinguished Environmental Stewardship Award from the Gonzaga University Volkar Athletic Achievement Project.

Baker Construction & Development

2711 East Sprague Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202

Baker Construction & Development, Inc. is a Spoken, Washington-based company that specializes in multifamily, commercial, and industrial contracting. It achieves success by cultivating and preserving relationships with customers who share its enthusiasm for and recognize the value of the superior construction services it offers.

The firm helps its clients fulfill and reach their goals by understanding who they are and their construction needs. Baker’s work was featured in Catalyst Magazine for upholding the highest standards of business conduct. The firm was also awarded the Gem of the Valley Award in 2018 and the Specialty Hospital of the Year award in 2017. Baker is staffed by LEED-certified experts and is a Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce member.

Walker Construction

1800 East Trent Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202

Headquartered in Spokane, Walker Construction has served the Pacific Northwest for more than 35 years. It provides construction solutions and general contracting services via any delivery method. Led and owned by Ed Walker, the firm is a member of the Associated Builders & Contractors – Inland Pacific Chapter. It was also an awardee of multiple awards, including the 2016 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award.

Ed holds years of experience in the industry, having been a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Washington State University and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Management. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Spokane and the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Associated Builders & Contractors – Inland Pacific Chapter.

James W. Elmer Construction Co.

3022 E. Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99202

Founded in 1990, James W. Elmer Construction Co. is a Spoken-based multifamily, commercial, and industrial contracting firm. Its namesake is a graduate of Construction Management from Washington State University. The firm has projects in a number of different states, including Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. The firm holds memberships in the Associated Builders & Contractors – Inland Pacific Chapter and is also a recipient of the A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

The firm’s strong belief is that the best projects are born using an owner, architect, and builder team. This strategy delivers the most cost-effective and efficient projects for its team. Through the use of the design-build concept and close coordination with the owner, it has found that it can construct a quality product and maximize the use of the dollars spent in delivering a product that all stakeholders can take pride in for many years.