Bellevue is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the country. Bellevue, which translates to “beautiful city,” and is known as “the city in a park,” has an abundance of outdoor and recreational activities for everyone. Despite its suburban feel, the city is part of the Seattle metropolitan area and is home to a number of corporations with headquarters there. The city provides a respite from Seattle’s bustle while also providing a variety of high-quality shopping, entertainment, and dining options.

With a plethora of activities in the city, tourism and population growth have followed. As more people have noticed Bellevue’s potential, it has become an excellent place to build a business. Building a business takes a significant amount of effort to execute. In the restaurant industry, there is a lot of competition, and an owner must offer something unique in order for their brand to stand out. This article highlights seven of the best restaurant contractors in Bellevue. All of these firms have extensive experience and are supported by a team of professionals who work together to provide the best service possible.


Schuchart

919 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98164

Schuchart believes in and considers trust to be the foundation of its work. It places a high value on the relationships it has developed with its clients and allows them to guide its work, design, and thinking. The firm is a commercial general contractor specializing in new construction, tenant improvement, and industrial projects. The firm’s team is made up of experienced and diverse individuals who approach their projects collectively and collaboratively. Whether constructing corporate offices, complex industrial buildings, or new buildings, the firm believes in its team’s problem-solving, long-term thinking, and creative abilities, maintaining quality and consistency in all aspects of construction. 

One of the firm’s best projects is the Golden Tavern tenant improvement project. The restaurant offers seating for 180 patrons at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. The project included the relocation of the former bar and an addition of a second dining room. A central stone-topped bar, dark oak wood walls, furniture, and custom light fixtures were among the high-end finishes. The firm was awarded the 2020 Honor Award by the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the 2020 Excellence in Structural Engineering by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).


Rafn Company

1721 132nd Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Rafn Company has grown successfully over four decades through a negotiated referral-based business model that allows the firm to collaborate as partners on all of its projects with the developer, architect, and consultant team. The firm is a leading commercial general contractor that provides pre-construction and construction services. Its collaborative approach fosters shared goals and mutual commitment to the project’s development, which results in a successful, high-quality, and cost-effective outcome. As the firm continues to cultivate long-term relationships, it was able to deliver projects with the best solutions based on shared knowledge and experiences. 

A prime example of the firm’s regard for collaboration is Sullivan’s Steakhouse project located in Seattle. With only three months to complete the project, the firm’s joint effort between its project manager and owner proved to be vital in making the deadline. The firm was brought in to demolish an old restaurant and prepare the space for the new Sullivan’s. The project featured curved walls, ceiling heights, and a new staircase after its completion. The firm self-performed structural and miscellaneous steel work on the restaurant including its centerpiece and the grand staircase.


 

Wilcox Construction

234 5th Ave. South, Edmonds, WA 98020

Wilcox Construction has continued to deliver projects that consistently deliver projects with exceptional results. This has become its guiding principle since the firm was established by Al Wilcox in 1963. Despite changing leadership over the course of five decades, the firm’s core values remained consistent. It has worked with some of the country’s most prestigious companies and specializes in commercial construction, including restaurants, retail, automotive, health and wellness, industrial, and shopping centers. Its team has vast experience and is licensed in 11 states, allowing it to meet the needs of all of its clients.

With a dedicated and experienced team of professionals, the firm treats each work as a personal project. From the first meeting to the completion of the project, the firm is committed to overseeing each process and ensuring a smooth and efficient transition from its team to the client. The team understands the long-term success of the project, and its services will continue to be there to take action and keep things running smoothly. For its work, the firm was awarded the 2018 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Citation Award and the 2018 NAIOP Retail Development of the Year Winner


Bayley Construction

8005 S.E. 28th St. Mercer Island, WA 98040

Bayley Construction, founded in 1963, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to creativity, quality, and teamwork. The company is a leading commercial construction firm in the Puget Sound region. It serves many areas in the country, including the West, Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and Southwest. At its core are passionate individuals who have extensive professional experience. With its keen eye for detail, the firm delivers solid customer service and high-quality builds. The firm has completed notable projects including state-of-the-art schools, ocean-front hotels, historical renovations, theme parks, athletic facilities, and medical centers. 

With a “can do” attitude, the firm is confident in taking on new tasks and complex challenges. Demonstrating this, the firm has taken on the challenge of building green and sustainable structures. As a Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED)-certified builder, the firm creates environmentally-friendly structures that meet clients’ needs, as well as promote a positive impact on the planet’s climate and environment.


Andersen Construction

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

Andersen Construction has built a reputation as one of the Northwest region’s leading general contractors for over 70 years. The fact that its first project from the 1950s is still standing today demonstrates the firm’s ability to deliver durable projects. Through years of embracing new technologies and markets, the firm integrates these experiences into its project and process to serve better quality projects throughout the region. Its nine core values represent its mission for each project, as each one’s success benefits both the firm and its clients. 

The firm excels at each project as it treats its employees with dignity and respect, prioritizes their well-being, and provides a healthy and safe work environment. As the firm strives to become the “Builder of Choice” for its clients, it strives to provide the best service, value, and quality with utmost care and professionalism.


Corstone Contractors

1910 Bickford Ave. Suite A, Snohomish, WA 98290

Each project in which Corstone Contractors is involved is distinct in its own right, and the company thrives on conforming its system to meet its requirements and devise solutions to address them. The firm is a full-service general contractor serving the Pacific Northwest region with new construction, tenant improvements, and remodeling services. Through the creative use of technology and its team of professionals, the firm is able to establish long-term relationships with its clients by providing customized solutions that each may require. As the projects are the “finishing touches” to clients’ brands, the firm has provided a hassle-free process for the past two decades.

Earl’s Kitchen and Bar had previously been a customer for a tenant improvement project, and they trusted the firm for a complete remodel in one of their newer projects. In this one, the firm collaborated closely with Earl’s team and the landlord. Several custom elements were installed for the remodel, including a chandelier with over 300 light bulbs, a 43-foot bar, climatized wine room, glass and metal screen interior walls, stone slab finishes, and bronze doors.

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