Seattle is known for its music, coffee, and incredible food. Restaurants are a wise investment: people in Seattle take food, especially seafood, seriously. If you are an entrepreneur, Seattle is an excellent place to consider when starting a business thanks to its thriving economy and talented workforce. Below are eight of the best restaurant contractors working in Seattle, Washington. Our editorial team picked them for their experience, awards, and portfolios.

JTM Construction

800 Maynard Avenue South, #101, Seattle, WA 98134

JTM Construction was founded with the belief that exceptional project delivery is paramount. The firm has been in the business since 2005, specializing in tenant improvements, mixed-use, high-tech, residential, hospitality, community, health care, and retail projects. It provides its services across the Pacific Northwest and is known for being energetic, innovative, and passionate. Since its inception, the firm has consistently exceeded its clients’ expectations, allowing it to foster trust, respect, and solid relationships.

Martin O’Leary is the president of JTM Construction. He was a former project executive at the company and became vice president after a few years. He founded the firm with John Hayduk and Tom Titus to create a company that values relationships and deep connections.


919 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98164

Schuchart is a full-service general contracting company that values trust above everything else. The firm was formed in 1988 to provide the highest quality work. The firm specializes in a wide range of projects, including the restaurant, retail, academic and cultural, multi-family, and industrial sectors. The firm has built structures across the Puget Sound Region and Pacific Northwest. Client satisfaction is essential to the firm, and it has remained committed to guiding clients through each step of the building process to ensure they are happy with their projects’ outcomes.

George Schuchart is the firm’s founder and CEO; he oversees each aspect of the company. Schuchart wants to widen the company’s impact in the communities it builds and lives by partnering with non-profit organizations and supporting charitable organizations that his team values. Under his direction, the firm received the 2019 Construction Excellence Award from AGC Build Washington Awards.

Rafn Company

1721 132nd Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

Established in 1978, Rafn Company is one of Washington’s leading commercial general contractors. It provides a variety of services, including preconstruction, construction, safety, quality control, quality assurance, and sustainability. The firm serves commercial clients across the Puget Sound region. It also specializes in multiple project types, including commercial, multi-housing, historic renovation, occupied renovation, and religious. The firm takes pride in its commitment to providing the highest quality of work while making environmentally conscious decisions to preserve the place it builds.

Each project is overseen by Shawn Rhode, Rafn Company’s president. He enjoys collaborating with his team and clients to achieve better outcomes and form lasting relationships. The company is affiliated with numerous organizations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors, AIA Seattle, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and NAIOP. The firm was also featured by multiple media outlets, including Construction Dive and

Wilcox Construction

234 5th Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020

Headquartered in Edmonds, Wilcox Construction is a quality commercial construction company that has been serving clients throughout the Western U.S for nearly 60 years. It aims to deliver products, services, and a performance that exceeds client expectations and set an unsurpassed standard in the construction industry. The firm specializes in restaurants, retail, offices, health care, wineries, automotive, industrial, and financial projects. It has worked with some of the country’s most prominent companies, providing flagship designs with the highest quality workmanship.

Wilcox Construction is licensed to perform in Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Montana. The team is directed by Matt Lessard, the company’s president. He leads a team of 10 project managers and 30 superintendents committed to treating every job as their personal project.

Hammer & Hand

2450 6th Avenue, Suite #100, Seattle, WA 98134

Hammer & Hand is a general contractor building restaurants, retail stores, offices, kitchens, bathrooms, new homes, condo remodels, luxury lofts, and home additions in Portland and Seattle. Founded in 1995, it is one of the leading and trusted home builders in the area for providing outstanding service and craft. Since its founding, the firm has been devoted to sustainable construction, aiming to construct structures that will last forever. Each project the firm undertakes involves a collaborative process between the architect, general contractor, and client, enabling it to build the best response to a project’s program.

Daniel Thomas and Sam Hagerman founded the company 27 years ago. Their expertise and dedication to constructing sustainable buildings enabled the company to emerge as a regional and national leader in high-performance green building. The firm was featured in numerous publications, including Seattle Met and Monthly Portland, as well as CISION PRweb.

Metis Construction

941 S Nebraska St, Seattle, WA 98108

Operating out of its office in Seattle, Washington, Metis Construction is a worker-owned and controlled company that comprises a community of highly skilled and motivated craftspeople. The firm cultivates a collaborative design and building process, enabling clients, architects, engineers, and artisans to engage in producing better spaces that enhance human interaction and experience. It opened its doors in 2008, providing residential construction and adaptive reuse as well as industrial, institutional, office, and tenant improvements.

Today, the firm consists of over 30 construction professionals dedicated to building iconic residential, commercial, and public spaces. The team’s dedication to quality craftsmanship, design excellence, and outstanding customer service has allowed it to earn the trust of many premiere PNW architects; opening the door for work with a diverse range of clients and repeat customers alike.

Corstone Contractors LLC

1910 Bickford Avenue, Suite A, Snohomish, WA 98290

Established two decades ago, Corstone Contractors LLC is a commercial general contractor specializing in multi-family, industrial, restaurant, education, commercial, veterinary, and healthcare projects. The firm is licensed to perform work in Pacific Northwest and Greater Seattle Area and is known for its commitment to meeting clients’ needs. What sets it apart from others is its ability to understand the unique nature of each project. The firm believes that identifying clients’ needs and goals is essential to delivering practical solutions that will help customers succeed.

The firm operates under the leadership of Mark Tapert, Corstone Contractors LLC’s owner and CEO. He brings 30 years of experience in the construction field and is a member of CEO International. As a leader, he is dedicated to motivating his team and overseeing the firm’s development efforts. In 2020, the firm was featured by the news outlet NBC Right Now.

BMDC Services

2600 W Commodore Way, Suite 2, Seattle, WA 98199 

BMDC Services (Belotti McHugh Design and Construction Services, LLC) is a general contractor and interior design firm that has been serving the Seattle area for over a decade. It specializes in commercial, mixed-use, senior living, and tenant improvements, striving to provide the highest quality of project execution and overall project value to each client. Since its founding in 2010, the firm has grown in size and experience, working on a wide range of projects—everything from residential remodels to complex multifamily and commercial developments. 

Each project starts by understanding clients’ needs and identifying the most cost-effective methods to implement their goals. Todd McHugh owns BMDC Services, with Wayd Munro as partner. He keeps himself involved in each project to ensure that the company’s standards and client expectations are met or exceeded.