Builders and craftsmen
with a deep appreciation for the opportunity
to work with our clients and architects to create memorable, unique homes. We love beautifully designed and crafted buildings.
Schuchart/Dow really began in 1978 when Jim Dow started Jim Dow Construction, building residences with key architects in Seattle. Jim worked with renowned architect, Christopher Alexander who created A Pattern Language, and that’s when Dow honed in on a response to constructing unique and thoughtful homes – top talent architecture requires builders who have design sensibility and mastery of carpentry and construction management.
While spearheading several notable buildings in Seattle, George Schuchart came to a similar sensibility in the commercial realm. And when the two found themselves competing for jobs in commercial and residential space, they realized that joining together would enable them to be world-class residential builders.
In 2004, Jim Dow and George Schuchart joined up to begin the Schuchart/Dow journey, bringing on John Hoedemaker as partner in 2006. In a few years time, Schuchart/Dow had grown and through a fortunate merger with Fulks Incorporated, acquired some of the region's top residential project management and job site talent. Now, Schuchart/Dow proudly celebrates a decade of building world-class homes, partnering with top architectural talent and discerning clients.
While building mostly in the pacific northwest, Schuchart/Dow has had the unique opportunity to partner on some amazing residences internationally and in remote vacation areas.
"Schuchart/Dow is awesome! They are assembling the most amazing house for Barb and me. Integrity and passion throughout the entire organization I feel very fortunate to have such a world class organization on the team."
To do this, we hire the best in project management, carpentry, job oversight and labor. We build an environment for each individual to thrive, achieve and innovate.
We respond to client needs
What comes to us are jaw-dropping designs.
We get it done right, the first time.
We work our hearts out, setting new standards for quality and excellence and reveling in the satisfaction of delivering the best for our customers.
Building, is why we are here.
Partners. Our greatest assets are the partnerships we've cultivated throughout the years we've been building custom residences. We believe in collaboration and know that the best products are created through strong relationships and an unwavering quest for quality construction.
Builders. For us, construction is a natural extension of the design process. We understand the complexity of modern architecture and how the infrastructure must be exact for the finishes to be flawless. Our unique approach to building means you get to dream, create and rest assured that your moments of inspiration and the genius design you have put into place will be completed the way you want.
Craftsmen. We are not just another builder claiming to be craftsmen. We have learned through a slow process of doing the work, time and again. Our reputation has been built through discipline, repetition and apprenticeship. That means you get a job done right, the first time, like you imagined.