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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to work with an architect for a custom home build?

You will need an architect to design your custom built house. If you do not have an architect, we can put you in touch with one. If you already found an architect, we will collaboratively work with them in order to make your new build a reality.


How long does it take to build a custom home?

This entirely depends on the kind of home, size of home, season during which the construction takes place, and many other factors. Contact us today to discuss your needs and we can give you a more accurate timeline.


Do you remodel historic homes?

Yes, remodeling historic homes is one of our specialties!. Our expert remodelers can help with all aspects of historic remodels, whether you are looking to match hand-crafted finishes or update your home with modern touches. Contact us today to learn more.


Do you remodel rented storefronts and offices?

Yes, we do! We offer tenant improvements and we have worked with a number of noteworthy businesses in the Portland and Seattle areas to create beautiful remodels.


Do you use sustainable practices during construction?

We care about our impact on the environment. We make every effort to be environmentally-conscious during our builds. We also specialize in high performance building, which is more energy efficient and eco-friendly than traditional building methods.


Do you accept jobs outside of Portland & Seattle?

While we primarily operate in Portland, Seattle, and their respective metro areas, we occasionally accept jobs outside of these locations. Contact us today to see if we can help with your project.

General Contractor in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington

Better Building Through
Service, Craft, & Science


Hammer & Hand is a general contractor with over 25 years of experience collaborating with clients and architects in the Pacific Northwest. With offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington, we serve our clients by harnessing 21st century building science, precision craftsmanship, and modern project management tools.

Whether it’s a new home, remodel, high performance building, or commercial space, our team of career carpenters and experienced project supervisors bring the highest level of detail and professionalism to every project.

During these difficult times, our team is taking COVID-19 precautions throughout every step in our process based on CDC construction guidelines.

Hammer & Hand is rated 5 stars out of 5 by Houzz.com (17 reviews in Portland and Seattle).

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Historic Portland Remodel | Ep: 1 Down to the Studs


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    “I would recommend Hammer & Hand without hesitation.”

    – Sura

    “We love our ‘new’ home and are extremely happy with the high quality workmanship.”

    – Jay

    “From the beginning we knew we were working with great people.”

    – Jonah

    “I’m so happy with all the work you did with the Doug fir. It’s like artwork to look at.”

    – Dan

    “You were so responsive throughout the process, and were reliable and thorough. The end result is beautiful.”

    – Marilyn

    “It’s wonderful to have Hammer & Hand’s stamp on the house!”

    – Janina

    “I am so pleased with every aspect of working with H&H.”

    – Janina

    “The quality of the workmanship is outstanding.”

    – Kim

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

    – Kim

    “I can’t thank you enough for getting our project done right and so quickly!”

    – Kris

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

    – Linh

    “My husband and I are delighted with our new table. It is beautiful, as promised and perfect in every way.”

    – Sylvia

    “We are extremely pleased with the work H&H has done.”

    – Jon

    “Oh my gosh… the house is so warm!!  We keep turning the heat down, isn’t that cool!”

    – Terri

    “We have the most beautiful basement in all of Portland (and beyond!) thanks to all of you.”

    – Gail & Jim

    “Everyone on the job has been so professional, responsible, respectful of the house and garden and friendly.“

    – Terri & Potey

    “The work looks GREAT. I’m so happy. Our experience was fabulous.”

    – Sara

    “We’re really glad we went with Hammer & Hand. We really love our new kitchen.”

    – Will & Michael

    “We are very happy with our new storefront. Your team was remarkable – professional, timely, and great to have here in the office.”

    – Steve, Newspace Center for Photography

    “We continue to refer H&H with pride and confidence.”

    – Monica

    “At every turn, your guys brought it.”

    – Michael, Kelly & P-Man

    “This new space, way of living in a home, and expression of craftsmanship and design make us proud.”

    – Michael, Kelly & P-Man

    “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.”

    – Margi

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

    – LD

    “You are rock stars! I love my new stuff. Sometimes I just sit and stare at it because it’s so gorgeous.”

    – Julie

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

    – Jeanne

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

    – Frank & Peggy

    “Your employees are the best, professional, courteous and willing to go beyond the call of duty.”

    – Frank

    “H&H are true craftspeople who take pride in their work, and it shows in the finished product.”

    – Debbie

    “We would highly recommend them to any homeowner contemplating a major remodeling project.”

    – Dave & Sharon

    “You have not only built our dream home, but also made the experience a pleasure.”

    – Art, Jackie & Crystal