Bellevue consistently ranks among the greatest mid-sized communities in the United States thanks to its stunning parks, excellent schools, and thriving economy. In addition to being an excellent place to live, Bellevue is a dynamic, international city at the center of Seattle’s Eastside and home to numerous cutting-edge technological businesses in the world. The city is Eastside’s retail and tech hub with more than 150,000 employments and a central skyline of glittering high-rises. It is renowned for being a city that fosters the expansion and success of enterprises.
The best tenant improvement contractors in Bellevue are listed in this article. These firms have a long history of working with renowned brands in various industries, and they thrive on repeat business and referrals from their previous and ongoing clientele. Those recognized here have received awards and recognition from various award-giving bodies and organizations for their ongoing efficiency and excellence on various initiatives.
919 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98164
Schuchart has striven to be the best at producing unique, multifaceted designs since its inception. George Schuchart founded the firm in 1988. Prior to that, he was a carpenter’s apprentice and then Director of the commercial and industrial contractor, Wright Schuchart. Eventually, he realized the dream of building his own firm. Featured in this article is the concept space for Hulu. This project was a three-story, 60,000-square-foot venue, centered around a two-story all-hands area with open office spaces, lounge areas, conference spaces, and even a secret room. Schuchart completed this space within 26 weeks, and it was a 2020 Finalist for Office Interior of the Year during the NAIOP Night of the Stars.
Building on its successful year in 2017, Schuchart kept up the momentum in 2018, completing a wide range of projects, including a $24 million performing arts center, TALI Hall at Eastside Preparatory School, more than 50 corporate tenant advancements, a 55-unit apartment complex on Capitol Hill, Dick’s Drive-In in Kent, and numerous developments for Boeing and Microsoft, two of its long-standing clients. The Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) named Schuchart as one of 2018’s top 25 contractors in the area.
234 5th Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020
Wilcox has produced landmark designs for shopping centers automotive showrooms, offices, industrial warehouses, restaurants, and even boutiques. It has five decades of industry experience with some of the largest organizations in the nation. Matt Lessard is currently the president of Wilcox Construction. Lessard began working for Wilcox in 1995 as a superintendent and as a field engineer and project manager in his early years until he took over as president of the company.
This article showcases its Chateau Ste. Michelle Tasting Room project which included building a new commercial kitchen, private tasting rooms, a wine blending room, a much larger new tasting bar, and retail areas. Another unique feature was a new theatre with stadium-style seating with a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. The renovation was a success and it even won several awards, including a NAIOP prize for Retail Development of the Year.
5601 – 6th Avenue S, Suite 550, Seattle, WA 98108
A growing number of construction opportunities were made available to Anderson Construction thanks to its relationship-based strategy to contracting and its proficiency in concrete construction. With the completion of four significant downtown Portland infrastructure projects in 1960—the 300,000-square-foot United States Main Post Office, the 16-story Standard Insurance office building, the City’s 10-story 4th and Yamhill Parking Garage, and Portland’s then-tallest structure, the 500-room, 22-story Hilton Hotel—the firm established itself as a leading Oregon Contractor.
Andersen Construction is a member of the Associated General Contractors and has its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in addition to building award-winning structures. It has been prospering in the sector for more than 70 years. Since the company’s inception, Andersen Construction has worked to provide projects that delight both the client and the construction and design team.
3240 118th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Foushée has maintained its commitment to innovation, honesty, and hard work since 1977. The company offers the entire spectrum of services clients would anticipate from one of the top construction companies in the Puget Sound region. Foushée won an Office Interiors of the Year Award from the NAIOP along with an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Best of the Best Green Project Award. In 2013, the firm won both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle Honor Award and the Washington Council Civic Design Award.
One of Foushée’s particular initiatives was the Seattle Honda and Toyota SODO. Although there were some difficulties, the company was able to complete the project. Due to upcoming lease expirations, the design and construction schedule only allowed for 18 months of construction. The members of the Foushée team succeeded and missed zero weeks of work. The facility was finished on schedule and without any further challenges after pouring 500 cubic yards (50 truckloads) of concrete each Thursday for 30 weeks. With improved energy efficiency and the use of locally produced, repurposed, and low-emitting resources, this renovation even earned LEED Gold.
3180 139th Avenue SE, Suite 110, Bellevue, WA 98005
Incorporated in 1956, Lydig has constructed and administered a wide selection of projects. The firm’s projects include new construction to historic property renovations, tenant and capital improvements, and seismic upgrade work for detention. Lydig has completed courthouses, educational, medical, office, retail, hospitality, industrial, mission-critical, and distribution facilities throughout its more than 60 years of experience. The firm has also furthered its area of expertise to accommodate the numerous needs and demands of owners, clients, and projects.
Lydig Construction is a recipient of the 2014 Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors (NWAGC) NASA Award. From the same award-giving body, the safety director of Lydig, Paul Moorman received the Tom Mauer Safety Award in 2010 and 2016. The firm also found itself on the 2010 list of America’s Safest Companies as named by Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Today.
1910 Bickford Avenue, Suite A, Snohomish, WA 98290
Corstone has extensive experience with veterinary, commercial, retail, healthcare, and restaurant projects. Its experience includes occupied remodels, new constructions, and upgrades for numerous developers, private owners, franchisees, and corporate clients. Mark Tapert, CEO, and the owner has a wealth of knowledge from 30+ years of experience in the construction industry, including years on-site, in management, and ultimately in an ownership capacity.
Shawn O’Donnell’s Irish Pub & Grill, Earl’s, Icicle Creek Brewing Company, Emory’s at Silverlake, and Boondockers are just a few of Corstone’s delighted clients. Corstone has also finished numerous projects for Burger King and McDonald’s. The firm has finished more than 70 projects worth more than $40 million in building work for AutoZone Corp. Each project follows a rigid construction schedule that typically calls for completion in 70 calendar days. Corstone has completed all of the projects on time and sometimes even up to 60 days early. The firm’s abilities have allowed AutoZone stores ahead of schedule.
13810 SE Eastgate Way, Suite 110, Bellevue, WA 98005
Ferguson Construction is a firm that specializes in hospitality, industrial, warehouse, retail, and tenant improvement projects. Hugh Ferguson established Ferguson Construction in 1948, and in its early years, it focused mostly on remodels. With the construction of its first tilt-up building in 1952, the firm started to grow. With a concentration on “big box” national retail chains, the firm expanded its operations over the course of the following 25 years along the entire West Coast and into the Southwest. Todd Vacura, the current president, acquired a stake in the business in 2007. At that point, Ferguson’s competence then included multi-story, retail, and hospitality complexes.
The objective of Ferguson Construction has been constant from the company’s inception to the present—delivering cutting-edge building projects that satisfy and exceed clients’ expectations. Ferguson’s dedication assists in establishing connections by completing projects of the highest caliber on schedule and within the allocated budget. Along with providing its services, Ferguson is also committed to giving back to the community. The firm is participating in charitable events, making donations, and supporting non-profit groups all year long with both monetary and in-kind contributions or construction services.
J.M. Riley Company
1200 Whitman Court NE, Renton, WA 98059
J.M. Riley takes pleasure in being recommended and clients coming back to them for more business. The firm is a corporate general contractor specializing in retail, office, and medical/tech projects, including new construction and tenant improvements. J.M. Riley Company was established by Jim Riley in 2012. This company was founded under the same name as his father’s company, which ran from 1980 until 2000. Its view and approach to projects are taken from several perspectives—the owner, designer, and contractor.
J.M. Riley Company has operated for and alongside owners, designers, and even lenders or financial consultants. The Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA) Offices are featured in this article. This project involved building up one whole floor. The project’s over 25,000 square feet of space include a big training room, an open breakroom, private and open offices, meeting and conference halls, the primary server area with specialized cooling, and an IT work area. Construction was finished in less than 90 days and included design-build engineering for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.