2018 New Homeowners Seattle Resource Guide – Top rated home improvement service companies

May 11, 2022

Whether you’re looking to find reputable home building contractor experts to remodel your new kitchen or bathroom, build custom designed closets for your bedroom, garages, or pantries, or perhaps, install new windows in your living room, we have compiled the ultimate list of Seattle’s top rated and most trusted home improvement companies.

Covering everything from home additions, roofing, HVAC, flooring, electrical, insulation, siding, plumbing, paint, hardscapes, solar, swimming pools, hot tubs, fences, and gutters plus much more, this extensive resource guide should not only prove useful to you if you are a new homeowner in the Seattle and surrounding areas, but it was designed to be an all-inclusive and proven one-stop-shop for all your new homeowner needs. It is our sincere hope that we not only continue to build on this list of Seattle’s top rated and most trusted home improvement professionals to be the most helpful, but that we also create a network and truly connect people. Lastly, we have also included a list of utility companies, local schools, additional safety resources, organizations, and useful links all from our local community.
General Home Building Contractors
Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling:
Vasa Construction LLC
“They did a great job remodeling our basement! The quality of the work was excellent, even to the smallest details. The crew was available to answer all our questions. And their experience and suggestions helped create a wonderful new area for our family!” – Shirley P.
“Beau and his team are simply the best! I initially hired Beau to remodel my master bath and when that turned out so beautiful, I hired him again to give my kitchen and a powder room a facelift. What is so great about Beau is that he is a true craftsman. He has incredible attention to detail and can do it all from design to tile work to electrical to plumbing. When you hire Creative Kitchens and Baths Seattle, everything you will ever need for your project is all right there in one complete professional yet friendly package!” – Karen S.
Custom Closet Organizers:
“I reached out to a number of custom closet firms and these guys were the ONLY ones to contact me back. I wanted a custom closet finished ASAP and they delivered. It was literally 1 week between first contact and completed installation. Everyone I interacted with at Creative Closets was incredibly pleasant and professional. My new walk-in closet looks great and I plan on using them for a number of other smaller closets in my home.” – Teresa G.
“Helpful, kind and fantastic selection and some really good prices” – John B.
Home Additions:
“When the last finish is finished and the last nail is hammered I will know that our home was built with great talent and a lot of heart.” – Margi
“Ventana Construction exceeded our expectations in all aspects of our project…” – Anonymous
“We are being proactive, and replacing our 20-year-old roof before we have any major problems. Jorve did the roof 20 years ago, and they won our choice to do the replacement. We haven’t had any problems with our roof; it’s just that it’s showing wear and tear at this point. Tait Hanson was extremely helpful at evaluating all the work we need, making recommendations, explaining options, but never “selling” too hard, either. That made the difference.” – Kit W.
“Just a quick recommendation for Tekline Roofing. They just completed a job on our house a week ago and did a fantastic job from start to finish. Norm, their sales representative was responsive, informative and thoughtful. He came out right away, got us a quote and sat down in person to walk us through the details. The on-site crew were talented and conscientious. They worked quickly (finished in 3 days) and were careful with our premises and cleaned up thoroughly at the end of each day. At the end of it all, there were a few minor adjustments that were needed and they addressed them immediately. At the end of it all, the owner, Scott came out to the house to see the job and personally thank us for the business. Top notch all around. We would highly recommend them.” – Brian F.
“I have been very satisfied with my experience with Brennan heating. In particular, Paul the technician came to our house to do some follow-up work on our recently installed furnace. He stayed a very long time to take care of additional work that had not been originally scheduled. I felt he was very thorough. Also appreciated that he took the time to explain to me exactly what he was doing. I certainly got the impression that this was a company that would go “over and beyond” for the customer. I highly recommend Brennan heating. Go through Costco and you’ll get cash back.” – Ed Y.
“Great company! very good and professional.They were able to answer all my questions and help me with suggestions , they have most parts on the truck and give warranties for their work and parts. Its a Christian based company, they have reference of a Pastor, which you can find the phone number on the website of the church they’re attempting. They have reasonable pricing, and for all the warranties they offer, I finally have a peace of mind, after I spend my money on Furnace repair. I would recommend this company. Tip, you can ask for a discount on your repair, if you get a 1 year maintenance agreement , which I normally do every year.” – Jake B.
Garage Door Repair:
“The technician was great, showed up early and made suggestions on what to change out. We did have some stuff in the way and I’m not sure if it’s their responsibility, but I had to put it all back. I would have thought he would have moved it back in the place it was. Overall good service, my garage door now works great.” – Jennifer
“I may or may not have backed into my garage door while rushing to pick up kids. My 20 yr old door was completely off the track and missing a few screws/wheels after an attempt at “self-repair. One quick phone call and within an hour Adam and Lior were able to fix the door. (8:00 pm on a weeknight no less!!) These gentlemen were polite and charming and efficient. They repaired the door good as new! Why aren’t there more people like this!? Great service! I will definitely be calling y’all when the time comes to replace the door! Thank you so much!”- Christine E.
Hardwood Flooring & Carpet Installation:
“I own some rental property and have done business with this company on a few occasions. Craig has always been honest with me. I explained I have an older duplex zoned and slated for a teardown in a few years. It didn’t make economic sense to spend money on refinishing so he gave me a gallon of heavy duty cleaner and it worked perfectly. I recommend them highly.” – Ken L.
“I purchased a home that was built in 1908. Before moving in, we had all of the flooring redone–oak hardwood upstairs and carpet downstairs. This was a very difficult job because the house is not even (about 5″ lower on the west side than the east). Further, upon ripping the current flooring out, there were more inconsistencies in the sub-flooring…” – Steph A.
“We had a great response from Kemly on all levels. From our initial call/discussion of the work and requirements, to the arrival of their electrical technician, it all went perfectly. Highly knowledgeable and an efficient worker. We’ll be calling Kemly again soon!” – Don and Margaret
“Everyone at As You Wish were great. They were prompt, knowledgeable and budget sensitive. I would definitely recommend them and will be using them again in the future.”
– Della-rae E.
Windows & Doors:
“Beautiful selection of doors and windows that will truly make your space one of a kind! Excellent customer service!” – Rio I.
Sound View Window & Door
“We will recommend Sound View Window and Door to our friends. We just completed a project with Sound View Window and Door. They replaced ALL of our windows (18) and one sliding glass door. We went from aluminum windows to vinyl. From the beginning of the project to the end they were fantastic. They did what they said they were going to do and they completed the job on time. They did a great job of keeping us informed and were fast to respond to any questions we had. The crew that came out to the house was professional, knowledgeable and was careful with everything inside and outside of our home. They cleaned up completely at the end of each day. They were receptive to questions and concerns and were always friendly and polite. Beyond that, the workmanship is superior.” – Nancy J.
Window Coverings:
“You have been so pleasant and thorough in the entire blind selection/order/ installation that it made the whole experience wonderful for me. You took the load off of my worries!!! THANKS for everything.” –J.R.
“Thank you! – Dawn, Roxanne, Tony – The blinds are great – I love them. I didn’t realize what a huge difference good blinds make, especially since I need to be able to easily control what light comes in on that window. I’ll be referring you to others.” – Paulette D.
“We had insulation added to the attic crawlspace of our condo building. The Arrow team was terrific! They were courteous, very thorough, completed the work on schedule, and cleaned up daily with very little disturbance to the residents. Thank you Arrow!” – Peter S.
“We had Einar Johanson replace our living room and bathroom windows a couple years ago and we are very happy with how nice the windows look and the quality is great. We replaced large picture windows in the living room which didn’t use to open and are very happy with the windows that now open and let the air in during the hot summer days. We also replaced a bathroom window which was very old. The bathroom window had tile around it that need to be cut and the guys did an amazing job and it looks like the window was always there. We looked at a few companies before choosing Einar Johanson and even though they might not have been the cheapest option we trusted the business more than some of the other folks that we had over at our home to give us quotes. We will definitely contact you in Einar Johanson for another window project in the future!” – Shivani S.
“First impressions were very good. He was very forthcoming and accommodating. The team was in and out in the time frame they said would be. Our roof was in pretty bad shape, starting to fall apart and now it looks great.” – Christy W.
“Dear DaBella, The final clean-up and removal for our roofing project has just been completed. I want to let you know how truly delighted I am with the results. I’ll be honest. I couldn’t be sure I would say that just a few days ago. Neither my husband nor I are the sort to place our trust readily in professionals. We’ve been burned too often… We won’t even go there with contractors who have promised the moon… Once the work on our roof began, I was truly impressed by the efficiency with which the project was carried out. The crew worked with minimal breaks. Their communication with us was stellar. They expressed gratitude for simple considerations (providing electricity for their tools) and were very minimally intrusive insofar as ripping off sections of roofing and tossing them onto tarps can be unobtrusive. The first day’s crew left us with very high expectations, and a bar set high for the second day’s crew. We were not disappointed. Again, the workers were steady, competent, and worked long and hard to complete the job… Your crew was awesome in making it happen beautifully! Thank you for your excellent follow-up on this job. We truly appreciate the service and responsiveness to our concerns. Sincerely,” – Jana & Robert D.
“Rodrick and the Gene Johnson Plumbing team were great. They were able to come out the day I called and take care of my issue. Rodrick was clean and methodical and also a very friendly guy. I’ll call them first next time I have a plumbing need.” – Rob S.
“I simply logged on to the Beacon Plumbing website and within 30 seconds or less was in an Instant Messaging chat with a service operator. She got me an appointment same day with 3 different appointment window options. By 4:00 Drew showed up at my home, on time, with all the supplies he needed, wore booties to protect my carpet and had me up and running in no time. Quick, easy, reliable and affordable service. Worth every penny!” – Penni E.
House Painters:
“Complete transparency, I’m not a customer, BUT, I’m a painting contractor, and I’ve know Jeff for several years now. You will not go wrong with working with his team. He will tell you the truth and look out for your best interest. I think he was born with a brush in his mouth too. They have a great team, and I highly recommend them.” – Nick M.
“Excellent service. Meticulous work. The painters take their time to make sure the work is done right. I appreciated their attention to the paint I selected not achieving the desired results, and switching paint product mid-project and doing extra coats without additional charge.” – DT K
Hardscapes & Outdoor Paving:
“The job was completed on time and on budget. The entire crew was professional and very helpful.” – Tony K.
“I enjoyed watching the care and precision of the whole construction process. The installers were great! Thank you.” – Dee H.
“Friendly people and respectful prices.” – Vicki S.
“I bought a 10 kw system from them and am immensely satisfied. Greg, the salesman is a true gentleman and does not pressure for a sale. He will take the time to educate you and describe your choices. My system will pay for itself in about 2 years, 4 years total.” – Scott M.
Pools/Hot Tubs/Spas & Saunas:
“Dawn helped me with the experience of buying my first hot tub! It was as seamless as it gets, from ordering, to drop off and installation.” – Dwinson C.
“We had a gas fireplace put in last January. The staff at 4th south were so helpful. We were able to get a design we love very quickly. The installers and electricians did a great job. We have already recommended Aqua Quip to friends.” – Vicki M.
Fences & Gates:
“Very professional and have a great inventory. Prices good too. Highly recommended.” – Dave F.
MBA Deck & Fence
“We used MBA Deck & Fence Co. in February 2010 and he built our deck for us.
We spent about $30,000 on that work. We were extremely happy with the results of work and we’ve had a lot of compliments on our big deck. The work was great. His price was a little on the higher side compared to the other estimates we got, but my husband was very impressed when he was explaining how to do the project. The results were wonderful as Matt did a great. We love our deck and think that it is beautiful.” – D. Douglas
“Prompt, professional, and excellent customer service! They cleaned and treated my roof, the gutters and downspouts, and windows (3 story building). I highly recommend this company.”- Laurel S.
“Thank you for a great job well done. The price on the new roof was competitive. Your crew showed up on time and we were kept well informed as to when you would be at our home. Your technicians cleaned up carefully each day and did a great job.”- Kim P.
General Service Contractors
“I couldn’t say ENOUGH great things about Brian. What a talented, nice, patient guy. He was nice enough to let me peek over his shoulder and ask questions…I hate not knowing how to do these things – and he’s patient enough to let me learn while he ticks off every item on our list. I cannot tell you how much we appreciate that you sent that recommendation – we have been looking for someone we could trust to do a variety of things around here that we’ve let sit for too long. He is the perfect handyman! He seems to know how to do it all – and he does everything extraordinarily well – which is a rare, rare find. Thank you AGAIN! I hope we don’t drive him nuts with our dogs, questions, conference calls, etc……cuz we plan to have him on our speed dial!” – Dana G.
The RW Handyman
“What an amazing company to work with. These guys from RW Handyman took care of all our nuisances here at home. You know all those things that have been bothering you for 6 months to a year. They are very friendly, really competent and take pride in their work. I have no problem in recommending these guys to anyone I know. Yeah RW Handyman!” – Anonymous
“My mortise latch/lock finally died (probably 90 -100 years old) – multiple problems made it unusable. I called Broadway locksmith and Bjorn came over a few hours later (as scheduled). He quickly removed lock, and analyzed the problems. The lock had multiple broken and/or worn parts that affected locking and proper operation of the door knob latch and locking. He took the mortise mechanism back to the shop to see if he had replacement parts, rather than full replacement – they DID. Since broken mortise latch/lock used different keys than deadbolt, he converted so all exterior locks deadbolts and latches used the SAME KEY. I AM SO HAPPY. I should have called them 20 years ago, when things started degrading. Highest recommendation from me. Thanks, Bjorn!! (And if you see this same review on other sites, I am a real person on E Boston St, and want to concur to their high ratings – They deserve it !! )” – Dave
“We had them out to rekey our whole house years ago – they were affordable and easy to work with then. Today, I was trying to get one of those handsets off of my door – after trying several times unsuccessfully myself, I called them, sent them a few picture texts, and they were able to walk me through getting the handle off the door successfully. All within 10 minutes of my first call. Great, fast, and friendly service. Thanks guys!” – Heather B.
Carpet Cleaning:
“Called for a last minute carpet clean after I got cancelled on and they were out within the hour. The gentleman that came out was so thorough and quick. Carpets looked great. We had some bad animal accidents he was working against. Unfortunately the smell didn’t get removed completely, but almost. They came back out and did a second treatment on the areas needed, at no additional cost. Both staff that came out were so pleasant to work with. Will definitely use again and recommend to everyone. My carpet smells great now!!” – Heidi J.
“Emmanuels is the standard by which all carpet cleaners are measured! Excellent service.Quality workmanship. Fair prices!”- Matt F.
Pest Control:
“We had the little black odorous house ants everywhere. So we went with Western. The ants were almost gone within days. The techs are very friendly and respectful, too.”
– Molly W.
“Paratex has been taking care of my home and my business for years. Great local company. Wouldn’t call anyone else, and wouldn’t try doing what they do myself. Have ongoing maintenance agreement for home and office. Not expensive and its handled reliably and carefully. One less thing to worry about. I value the environment and appreciate the minimalist approach they take. Recommend Paratex without reservation.”- Neil B.
Professional Organizers:
“I found so much more than professional organizing help. Their enthusiasm is contagious and their ability to connect with and understand me were spot on. The organization skills I learned are intuitive, efficient and practical. Not to mention, the flair of beauty that’s added to even the most simple organizational project.”
“A working mom, time is precious. After 12 years in our home, closets and garage looked like a cyclone struck! Digging through the mess was stressful & a time suck. When Simplify Experts helped us streamline, it was easy, efficient and most importantly, life-changing! They worked 1:1 with each daughter & taught them organization skills they’ll use throughout their lives (my youngest wants to be a Simplify Experts intern & takes pride showing people her room!). Then, when our hot water heater burst and ½ the house was destroyed, we didn’t have to deal with damaged personal belongings; they were in clear plastic bins with easy to read labels! I deeply trust her entire team, and now that I work in elder care for Home Care Assistance, I’ll be regularly referring clients that want to downsize and organize.” – Nicey H.
“Pam was incredible. She knew exactly where to start and how to go about setting things right. She worked with me to make sure I was comfortable with how things were being done. I had quite a bit to go through to get my condo in order, in no time it seems Pam got my place in great shape. If you are looking for an excellent and professional organizer, Happy Nest is the place.” – Kelly R.
Interior Designers:
Elegant Simplicity
“John and Sherri have been fantastic to work with! We completely redecorated our first floor and then did a kitchen and master bath remodel. The entire process was seamless and they were very hands on the entire time as if they were doing their own house. Sherri was able to translate my ideas into reality. She is very artistic and has a great design sense. They are both so responsive and easy to work with. We couldn’t have done it without them!”
“Amazing Seattle designer with a keen, creative eye and fresh perspective.” – Erin L.
“Kenna is a pro! She quickly assesses her client’s taste and proceeds to do her things putting together a showplace. Highly recommend her!” – Barbara J.
Landscaping & Decks:
“Our yard looks gorgeous thanks to the wonderful people at Devonshire! We love it! They did a full day clean up and we could not be happier. I highly recommend them.” – Shelby S.
“Amazing experience!! Pacifica turned our treacherous yard into a beautiful, usable space we can enjoy for years!! Baxter met with us to review the design, and Pacifica was open to my questions and suggestions. When the work started, I was simply amazed at how fast Pacifica worked to get our job done. Each person we interacted with was so friendly. The crew cleaned up every day before leaving. The customer service was outstanding with communication every step of the way. 100% AMAZING!! I wish every contractor was as great as Pacifica!! Love you guys! Thank you!” – Lesley D.
ISA Certified Arborist:
“This company is wonderful. We used them for years and they were always competitively priced. Their crew was always professional and polite. They did a great job and left our yard looking immaculate with all of the debris picked up before they left. Over the years we had trees removed, trimmed and pruned. They always knew what they were doing and our yard looked great. I highly recommend them without reservation. We recently moved to a house that doesn’t have any large trees yet but I am looking forward to the day that we call Seattle Tree Preservation again, once our trees have grown up.”- Leslie S.
Thanks again for tackling our giant magnolia – we see hope for the future! I want to remark again, with appreciation, on the collegiality of your crew, your amazing mentorship of them, and the beauty of your work together. It was wonderful to watch and benefit from! – Victoria K.
Asbestos & Mold:
“Superior did amazing work. We had an unexpected find in our new-to-us house behind our shower wall and crawl space: black mold and asbestos. This is the first time we have ever had to deal with something like this and Melodie and her team came out right away to bid the job, sped up the L&I process so they could start work immediately, and the work was done on time and to very high standards. The areas where the workers worked was spotless after they were done, and I was particularly impressed with the attention to my other personal belongings in the house when they were moving out and doing demo. I don’t think I found a single scratch or nick anywhere. I hope that no one has to use their services in the same situation like we did, but if you do, make sure to reach out to them. Ask for Melodie as your project manager by the way. She is extremely knowledgeable and was on top of everything from start to finish!” – Tom K.
“Thank you so much for your part in the inspection and remediation process. Truly, a great company to work with! I am also impressed that the invoice matched the bid to the penny – Good Job! I would also like to extend thank you to the two men who worked on the mold remediation. They were professional, courteous, extremely helpful, and did an outstanding job of cleaning the area and removing all of the debris. I would recommend Environix to anyone.” – Melanie S.
Pressure Washing:
“I used Squeegee Pros to clean the windows in our 3 story townhouse (including skylight!) and they did a fantastic job! We invited them out to clean the gutters at our new house and again, were pleased with the service. Fast, affordable, no-nonsense! Great experience, highly recommended!” – Jessica P.
“Great work, very respectful! Made my old deck look brand new.” – Torin W.
“In my 10 years living in Seattle, I have yet to meet a company with as strong a work ethic and commitment to a job well done as Allied Waterproofing.” – Ken M.
“Thanks to Kirk and the whole team for helping us get our water problem resolved. I finally don’t feel worried when it rains now. Thanks!” – John C.
Chimney Cleaning & Inspections:
The Mad Hatter Chimney Sweep
“My husband and I just finished our dream home out in Redmond, Washington. The finishing touch came when my girlfriend suggested that we clean our free standing wood stove in our parlor. She suggested we call Mad Hatter chimney Sweep service. The stove looks gorgeous and it’s great in the winter!” – Bonny and Rob M.
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