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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.

Hammer & Hand’s physics-based understanding of how buildings function has transformed the way we build. 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.

Latest Videos

Custom Door: Chicago Passive House | Hammer & Hand

Custom Door: Chicago Passive House | Hammer &…

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Hammer & Hand owner Sam Hagerman and woodshop manager Dan Palmer discuss a recent custom door designed and built for a Passive House in Chicago, IL.
Madrona Passive House: Pilings | Hammer & Hand

Madrona Passive House: Pilings | Hammer &…

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Hear H&H Seattle lead carpenter Eli Semke describe the structural pilings installed at the site of the Madrona Passive House in Seattle, WA.
Conference Room Door: 3form Chroma & Upcycled Fir

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Owner Daniel Thomas & woodshop manager Dan Palmer discuss the design & engineering challenges & solutions while designing & building a custom conference room door.
Custom High Performance Passive House Doors

Custom High Performance Passive House…

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Hammer & Hand owner Sam Hagerman and Portland woodshop manager Dan Palmer discuss custom high performance Passive House doors, built by H&H in Portland, OR.
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    “I’m so happy with all the work you did with the Doug fir. It’s like artwork to look at.”

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    “The Hammer & Hand team was easy to communicate with and they stayed in touch with us during the construction project. We highly recommend them.”

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    “We love our new bathroom and know our little one will, too.”

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    “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.”

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    “H&H employees are creative & smart, their project managers approachable & resourceful, and their work careful & precise.”

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    “They matched the style perfectly, down to every piece of molding.”

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    “You helped us through our remodel with love…a testament to your professionalism and quality of work.”

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