Derived from the French for “beautiful view,” Bellevue offers residents a vibrant economy and a rich cultural scene that attracts a wide range of people. In 2014, the city was named the second-best place to live in by USA Today for its high quality of living, making it an ideal place for potential homeowners who are looking to settle in.
This article highlights the top custom home builders in Bellevue. To produce the list, a number of firms serving the area were reviewed. We considered factors like the number of projects, industry experience, customer reviews, professional affiliations, and the press recognition each firm had received.
If you are thinking about building a custom home, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work. On the other hand, if you want to learn more about the cost of building a custom home in Bellevue, check out our cost guide article.
Adam Leland Homes, Inc.
2630 100th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Adam Leland Homes, Inc. has been providing quality custom home services to the Eastside’s premier neighborhoods since its establishment in 1999. Owner Adam Leland is a third-generation builder who followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. The company has been featured in publications like Luxe and Seattle Magazine for their remarkable specialties such as quality, intricate details and distinct features that custom home buyers appreciate and expect .
The company’s more than 20 years of experience enable it to create residential masterpieces in modern and traditional styles, as well as blend these styles to achieve a perfectly tailored home. Intricate details in stone, wood, and distinct features like exposed wood beams and symmetrical lines define their homes from the other companies. A perfect example of this quality is this luxurious contemporary custom home in Clyde Hill. Its interior features plenty of open spaces, as well as artistic lighting design. Large windows open up the home to plenty of natural light while its exterior features impressive stonework.
Bender Custom Construction
1800 112th Ave. NE, Suite 210W, Bellevue, Washington 98004
Bender Custom Construction has been providing custom home building and remodeling services for over 36 years in Kirkland, Bellevue, and the neighborhoods of greater Seattle. Co-headed by father and son, Don and Steve Bender, the company has built a stellar reputation as master builders. The company’s works have been featured in a number of publications, including Metropolitan Home, Green Building & Design, Seattle Homes, and LUXE Homes.
Bender Custom Construction is also well-versed in green building practices. The company has delivered any number of green and sustainable custom homes for its clients. In one of its projects, the company worked on a contemporary style custom home that featured stone walls as its exterior and well-defined planes, including a LEED-certified home. The custom home has a simple, luxurious feel to it. It offers plenty of natural light and cool air ventilation with its large windows and high ceilings.
Chaffey Custom Construction
915 118th Ave SE Ste 325 Bellevue, WA 98005
Bellevue-based Chaffey Custom Construction provides custom home building and remodeling services throughout Western Washington. The firm’s president Rick Chaffey, together with his father and brother, has been upholding the family tradition of excellence and integrity for over 25 years. Rick leads a team of talented professionals with his background in real estate and construction management.
As a distinguished construction company, Chaffey Custom Construction is affiliated with a number of industry-based organizations, including the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, NAHB, Built Green, and the BBB where it has an A+ Rating. What makes the company most notable as a construction company is its track record in doing projects. Each construction project undergoes careful and advanced planning to ensure that there would be no surprises during construction.
980 South Harney Street Seattle, Washington 98108
Charter Construction has been providing residential and commercial construction services to Seattle, Bellevue, and other Eastside communities for more than three decades. When it comes to building custom homes, the company takes pride in its excellent craftsmanship. The company keeps itself updated with the latest industry trends through different organizations like the Master Builders Association.
The company’s Chairman, Peter Saladino, has a background in construction management and more than 20 years of industry experience. Saladino has played a vital role in the growth of the company, helping it expand to a two-state company that now employs more than 300 employees.
Charter Construction has worked on numerous luxury residential projects throughout Washington. The company completed a 6,500-square-foot residential home on a fast-paced schedule of just over 12 months. Working with E. Cobb Architects, the two came up with a detailed logistics plan to complete this one-of-a-kind home.
Design Guild Homes
10001 NE 8th Street, Suite 201 Bellevue, WA 98004
Based in Bellevue, Design Guild Homes has been building quality custom homes, remodels, and additions for over 43 years. The company’s works have also been featured in a number of different publications, including Luxe Magazine. Joel, Steve, and Tom Glass—the three principals behind the company’s continued growth—lead the company and its highly-skilled employees. Under their leadership, the company has completed unique and award-winning custom homes.
Design Guild Homes has worked on numerous home styles, including modern, contemporary, and transitional custom homes. Each project includes a personal touch that fits the needs and tastes of its clients.
7525 SE 24th St. Ste 487 Mercer Island, WA 98040
JayMarc Homes has worked in the greater Seattle area for three decades. Under the combined leadership of Marc Rousso and Jay Mezistrano as CEO and Vice President respectively, the company has won numerous industry awards, including the National Housing Quality Award from Professional Builder. The company has also been featured in a number of publications like Puget Sound Business Journal. JayMarc Homes worked with 425 Magazine to present 2017’s Northwest Idea House.
The home featured a contemporary style and an emphasis on smart features that are perfect for modern living like lighting control, heated floors, automatic kitchen cabinets, and more. The home also features custom concrete design elements for a personalized look.
John Buchan Homes
2821 Northup Way Bellevue, Washington 98004
With over 58 years of industry experience, John Buchan Homes has repeatedly proven itself to be one of the most established custom home builders in Washington. Its excellent service has been recognized by different publications, including Puget Sound Business Journal and Professional Builder. The company also keeps up to date with the latest industry trends, holds a Certified Green Professional (CGP) certification, and maintains affiliations with the Master Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builder’s Premier Builders Group. The company’s CEO, Heather Dosch, has received numerous recognitions for her contribution to the industry. Dosch previously served as Chairman of NAHB’s Builder 20 Club and has also been included by Professional Builder Magazine on its “40 Under 40” list in 2014.
Under Dosch’s leadership, the company has worked on numerous custom home projects throughout Washington. In one of its projects, John Buchan Homes worked with Andrea Braund Home Staging & Design to deliver a unique, contemporary style custom home in Medina.
Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes
8708 152nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052
With a rich history that can be traced back as early as the 18th century, Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes has been building providing custom home services to residents of Greater Eastside communities. Headed by Todd Lozier as President, the company has been featured in a number of publications like Luxe Magazine. Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes also has active affiliations with well-respected industry organizations, including the Building Industry Association of Washington and the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.
Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes has completed numerous custom home projects since its establishment, specializing in traditional, transitional, and contemporary custom homes. In this particular project, the company worked on a three-story custom home. The home features a number of contemporary elements, including the incorporation of wood in its exterior, and superb, tall windows that fill the home with natural light.
Mercer Builders LLC
3860 76Th Ave SE Mercer Island, Washington 98040
With over 13 years of construction industry experience, Mercer Builders LLC specializes in the building and remodeling of high-end, single-family homes in the Seattle-Eastside communities. Its owner, Thom Schultz, leads a team of industry professionals capable of building a wide range of projects.
Under Schultz’s leadership, the company has been featured in several publications, including Gray Magazine, Luxe Magazine, and Seattle Magazine. The company also maintains an active affiliation with the Masters Builders Association (MBA) of King and Snohomish Counties.
In the Seattle-Eastside marketplace, Mercer Builders worked with McClellan Architects to build a contemporary style custom home. The home boasts bold geometric shapes, making it stand out with a unique design. Its choice of earthly colors goes well with its green surroundings, emphasizing its connection with nature.
Noble Ridge Construction, Inc.
SE 8th ST, Suite 215, Bellevue, WA 98005
Based in Bellevue, Noble Ridge Construction, Inc. provides full-service construction services to greater Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Issaquah area. Its owner, Jason Wojtacha, has over 27 years of experience in custom construction and development construction. Under Jason’s leadership, the company maintains an active affiliation with the NAHB and the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.
The company has built numerous high-quality homes throughout Washington, guided by the mission of establishing an honest and open relationship with its clients. In one of its custom home projects, Noble Ridge Construction worked on a custom home in Redmond. Designed by Medici Architects, the Au Courant House offers plenty of open spaces for that comfortable feel. Its well-placed windows are stylishly placed to complement the home’s modern aesthetics.
Prestige Residential Construction
1200 S Angelo St, Suite A Seattle, WA 98108
Established in 1981, Prestige Residential Construction brings over 38 years of construction experience to Bellevue, Seattle, and its nearby communities. With Jeff Santerre’s leadership, the company’s custom home projects have been featured in a number of different industry publications, including Master Builder magazine, Seattle Times, Luxe Magazine, Capitol Hill Times, and Gray Magazine.
Committed to maintaining its high-quality standards, Prestige Residential Construction is a recipient of numerous regional, state, and national awards from respected industry organizations, including the Master Builders of King & Snohomish County, the Building Industry Association of Washington, and the National Association of Home Builders. It also adheres to green building practices, having been certified as Built Green professional and continuing to maintain an EPA Lead-Safe accreditation. The mainly serve Bellevue, Mercer Island and Seattle areas.
In one of Prestige Residential Construction’s custom home projects, the company worked with DeForest Architects to build a contemporary residential home. To have a high degree of sustainability, a good balance of organic materials were used in the construction of the home. Prestige managed to finish the project with a very tight construction deadline of just 16 months.
5914 Lake Washington Blvd NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Roberts Group offers its clients over three decades of experience in building custom homes. Its owner and founder, Owen Roberts, leads a team of passionate industry veterans. The company’s commitment to professionalism and quality service has earned the recognition of numerous publications, including LUXE Interiors + Design, Elle Décor, Bellevue Lifestyle Magazine, Grey Magazine and New York Times, and Seattle Homes & Lifestyles.
Roberts Group has worked on a number of architectural home styles, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. To maintain its strong commitment to client satisfaction, the company takes on a limited number of custom home construction projects every year and offers aggressive scheduling and impressive budget management to make sure that every client gets professional treatment.
1015 NE 113th St Seattle, WA 98125
Serving Seattle and the surrounding metro area, Schultz Miller has been providing quality custom homes for over 38 years. The company is led by owners Paul Vassallo and Steve Moeller, and has around 90 employees. Under Vassallo and Moeller’s direction, the company has worked on numerous custom home projects. Many of the company’s works have also been featured in regional publications, including Pacific NW Magazine, 425 Magazine, Portrait, and Luxe Magazine.
In one of its remarkable custom home projects, the company worked on the construction of a complicated transitional custom home in collaboration with Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects and Holly McKinley Interior Design. Schultz Miller constructed the home on top of an extremely steep hillside with limited space. Just like a modern-contemporary home, this home features expansive windows, filling the interior with natural light. Its location offers a breathtaking view of the gorgeous natural surroundings.
Steven D. Smith Custom Homes
Steven D. Smith Custom Homes has designed and built distinct custom homes throughout Seattle and Eastside, including Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Kirkland, and Medina for more than 30 years. Its owner, Steven Smith, established the company with a strong commitment to developing excellent relationships with its clients.
The company’s works have been featured in publications such as the Luxury Home Magazine Seattle. Featuring contemporary architectural styles, the company has worked on several luxury custom homes throughout Seattle and Bellevue. Many of its projects incorporate innovative elements in its design, meeting every client’s unique styles and needs. You may contact the firm at 425 -896-2148.
14250 NE 21st St Bellevue, Washington 98007
Known for its high level of attention to detail and excellent customer service, Urban Restoration has been building quality custom homes in the Greater Eastside of Washington for almost a decade. Its President, Reg Willing, has been in the industry for over 20 years. Under the leadership of Willings and his co-principal Victor Ruzhin, Urban Restoration’s works have been recognized by different publications, including Luxe Magazine and 425 Magazine where it was named Best General Contractor in 2015, Best Builder in 2017, and Best Remodeler in 2018.
Since its establishment, Urban Restoration has built and remodeled numerous custom homes on the greater eastside. In one of its projects, the company worked on a three-story, contemporary custom home. The home’s large windows offer beautiful views of the surroundings while allowing natural light to penetrate throughout the residence. The wood exterior complements the contemporary style and allows the home to blend organically into the environment.
Macpherson Construction & Design
21626 SE 28th Street, Sammamish, WA 98075
For more than three decades, Roger MacPherson and his team have emphasized a detailed-oriented approach for their projects. Providing a one-stop shop for all services allows the team an extra level of communication and accountability. As a guiding principle for the firm, it aims to exceed client expectations through an exemplary level of quality, price, and service.
As a design-build firm, Macpherson Construction is able to provide architecture, interior design, and construction services all under one roof. It takes great pride in creating one-of-a-kind homes and having a hands-on approach from hand-crafting elements and finishes all the way to furniture selection. It also has added expertise in constructing waterfront homes—perfect for clients who are looking to build in areas right by the water, like Bellevue.
Designed to preserve, enhance, and reflect the natural Norwest environment, this modern mountain lodge frames views of the beautiful whispering pines at Tumble Creek. Macpherson Construction took inspiration from the surrounding vernacular of both its natural setting and the area’s rich history in coal mining. Derived from the simplicity of industrial structures from the turn of the 20th century, the architectural features and natural materials are designed with respect to its environment and history. Embracing the local climate, the roof forms were designed to support the inclement winters that are often seen at Tumble Creek. Creating moments in this residence that establish a connection with the natural setting, was a featured thought throughout the design process. This link between nature and the construction of the residence can be seen in both the façade and interior spaces. These established moments of the surrounding setting radiate a level of refined comfort and softness that the environment carries. With elements transitioning from exterior to interior, the threshold of what defines inside and outside becomes blurred, and the transitional element of the residence allows one to be fully immersed in the natural beauty of its location.
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