• Portland and Seattle Construction Company Hammer & Hand
 

Inciting evolution through science, service and craft

A company of carpenters, we construct buildings that sustain and delight by empowering employees, harnessing 21st century building science, and advancing the tradition of craftsmanship. This effort is built on five pillars:

  • Craft: durable, precise work performed by Hammer & Hand’s career carpenters.
  • Building science: new levels of home performance achieved through a physics- and systems-based understanding of how buildings function.
  • Collaboration with clients and designers: superior homes born of thorough and effective collaboration between the three legs of the project development stool – client, designer, and builder.
  • Rigorous project management: on-time and on-budget projects delivered through clear communication, open books, and project management acumen.
  • Empowered employees: service to the client and the designer via service to the employee – happy employees create happy clients.

Through our focus on Passive House construction over the past several years, we have emerged as a regional and national leader in high performance green building, bringing transformational energy performance and quality-assured durability to our green projects. Even as we push the boundaries of high performance building, and even as that work transforms the way we approach “conventional” projects, we remain rooted in the craft-based remodels and new buildings that got us started 20 years ago.

 
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    “I would recommend Hammer & Hand without hesitation.”

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

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

    – Jonah
     
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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.”

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

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

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

    – Janina
     
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    “The quality of the workmanship is outstanding.”

    – Kim
     
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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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    – Monica
     
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    “At every turn, your guys brought it.”

    – Michael, Kelly & P-Man
     
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    “This new space, way of living in a home, and expression of craftsmanship and design make us proud.”

    – Michael, Kelly & P-Man
     
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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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    – Art, Jackie & Crystal