Van Zandt Design Build, our GC arm, has been involved in residential remodeling and new construction since 1992.  Clear communication, realistic goal setting, and proactive project management are our core principles.  We will provide you with the product you want at the price you expect within the timeframe established.  Our market strengths are extensive experience, deep connections to local design resources, and extensive contacts within the subcontractor and material supplier pools. We can take you from ideas to results. Give us a call.

Past work:


Capitol Hill Kitchen

w/ Public47 Architects



Fremont Duplex

Second and partial third story addition to an existing two-story duplex.


Capitol Hill Modern

w/ Bennett Lavacot Architecture

Interior remodel of a traditional house using primarily modern detailing.  Scope included complete main level and basement remodel, small addition, master bath and new finishes throughout.

Capitol Hill Traditional

Complete interior restoration of a large traditional house including master suite creation, stair renovation, window replacement and replacement of most interior finishes.



A new fireplace in a Capitol Hill house, concurrent with complete interior renovation.


Arboretum Residence

Ground - up house on a small, steeply sloping lot, including all infrastructure.


Wolf Canyon Residence

w/ Brian Tuller Construction

Ground - up construction of vacation house including all infrastructure.


Mazama Residence

w/ Brian Tuller Construction

Ground - up construction of new house in planned unit development.


Small project

Covered second entry to a Capitol Hill house.


Montlake Residence

w/Nancy Kaynor, Architect

New kitchen concurrent with complete renovation and ground level addition.


Arboretum Residence

w/Nancy Kaynor, Architect

Second story addition. 


Central District Residence

w/David Sarti, architect

Ground - up house including all infrastructure.


Capitol Hill Kitchen

Concurrent with complete house renovation

Barbara Brandt, design

Green Lake Residence

w/ Barbara Brandt, architect

Second story addition.


We presented Brian with a very complicated project, expanding the second floor of an 1910 era house that had been converted into a duplex. We described what we liked about our 2nd floor apartment and what we were looking for from the expansion. Brian’s design and ultimate construction was everything we were looking for ... and more. It’s been 6 years since we moved back in after the construction and we are still happy with the result. The quality of the construction was first rate and he finished the job on time. It was a pleasure to work with him.
— Harry & Cecilia, Fremont
Van Zandt Design Build renovated our Capitol Hill house. We are really pleased with all aspects of the design and construction. Van Zandt’s integrated design-build approach ensured that we had a single point of contact who understood and was accountable for every project detail. We enjoyed the collaborative design process, and Van Zandt helped us come up with many ideas that greatly improved the project while reducing its cost. The construction phase was smooth and efficient: Van Zandt finished the job on time and on budget. We highly recommend Van Zandt!
— Joel & Sandy Aslanian, Capitol Hill
I just wanted to tell you how much we have appreciated all you’ve done for us. Obviously, we now get to live in this beautiful home because of you, but we feel very fortunate in having someone who is so easy, nice, and helpful to have worked with us all this time.
— Martha Groom, Wallingford
Working with Van Zandt on our remodel was a wonderful experience. We began the project with a rough idea of what we wanted and a fairly tight budget to work with. We finished with a beautiful new home that meets all of our needs and far exceeds our expectation of the outcome. Much of the success of this project is due to Van Zandt’s willingness to collaborate with us, while gently pointing us in the right direction. Their ability to deliver top-notch craftsmanship in a timely manner and within our budget is remarkable. We cannot recommend them highly enough.
— Jennifer Kerns, Madrona
Susan and I were taken aback by every aspect of the job you had done. The projectwas splendid. You felt comfortable, welcome, and warm. We marveled at the craftsmanship…While the results were spectacular, we were even more impressed with…the professionalism your firm demonstrated throughout the project.
— John Levytsky, Mt. Baker