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We Create Happy Clients By Creating Happy Employees.

When talented employees are treated well and empowered to do good work, great things happen. Carpenters build beautiful, durable jobs that delight clients. Managers guide projects with care and transparency. So we serve our clients by serving our employees. Our people enjoy benefits that give them and their families the security they need to thrive personally and professionally.

We’re Dedicated to Flawless Execution of Exacting Design.

The men and women of Hammer & Hand are drawn to construction as a tradition of craft, and honored to be part of its evolution.  Whether creating mortise and tenon joinery or high performance wall assemblies, our carpenters’ zeal for precision allows the shared vision of client and architect to be fully realized and built with integrity.

We Harness 21st Century Building Science to Build to Last.

20th century hunches and rules of thumb no longer cut it.  Hammer & Hand’s systems- and physics-based understanding of how buildings function has transformed the way we build and the building performance we can achieve.  And the same techniques that enable us to build and remodel über-efficient Passive House buildings can be applied to any project, making your home or commercial building comfortable, healthy and durable.

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Ballard Passive House Rainscreen Detail

Seattle high performance home builder Hammer & Hand project lead Dan Whitmore explains the rainscreen detail at the Ballard Passive House in Seattle, WA.


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