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Why Seattle Homeowners Choose Denizen Homes: Craftsmanship, Sustainability & Personalized Service

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Building Dreams with Integrity & Excellence

Founded in 2012, Denizen Homes is a Seattle-based partnership of seasoned construction professionals Laura Rhodes and Chris Jolley, boasting over 60 years of combined experience. We’re a hands-on builder, meticulously overseeing every aspect of construction and interior design, and personally interacting with you throughout the process. We truly understand the homeowner’s perspective, delivering exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and refinement in every detail.

Honesty, integrity, and exceeding expectations are the cornerstones of Denizen Homes. See our Showcase Renovation Gallery, or Showcase New Homes & Townhomes Gallery to witness the magic we create.

Chris Jolley

Chris Jolley

Laura Rhodes

Laura Rhodes

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Smart Construction Design Meets Sustainable Excellence

We collaborate with top architects and designers to build and renovate beautiful, functional homes and townhomes that not only stand out but also stand the test of time. Denizen is committed to crafting thoughtfully designed, sustainable households using the highest quality materials and best construction practices. Denizen was created to exceed customer expectations, by delivering eco-friendly homes that are built to last.

Denizen Homes Services: Your General Contractor for Renovations & Custom-Built Homes

Expert Renovation Services for Your Existing Home

Already have plans but need a reliable general contractor? Look no further! Denizen assists you with every stage of your renovation, from planning and interior design to permitting, consultations, and local code compliance. Denizen is here to simplify the renovation process for our valued customers.

Build Your New Home on Your Dream Lot

Found the perfect Seattle community but need a builder? Denizen can help! We guide you through every step, from securing land and advising on custom plans and materials to obtaining permits and meticulously constructing your custom dream Denizen home. We deliver quality craftsmanship on-time and on-budget. Together we will create the home of your dreams.

Build a New Home on Your Existing Lot

Love your neighborhood but tired of your outdated layout or cramped spaces? Denizen can build a stunning new home right on your existing lot, transforming your dreams into reality.

Denizen, Your Green Standard in PNW Home Construction

Denizen Homes is a proud member of BuiltGreen – the green home certification program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. We’re committed to building environmentally responsible homes. Learn more.

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Moving The Market Award

Moving The Market Award

Denizen received the Master Builders Association’s 2015 ‘Moving the Market’ award for its achievements in BuiltGreen construction.

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Architect Alliance

Denizen is always open to new partnerships with architects that share similar goals for sustainable development, renewable energy, combined with outstanding design and functionality. Let’s build together, we would love to hear from you.

“We love our Denizen home! …exceeded our expectations…”

“We love our Denizen home! The quality of the craftsmanship, the design, the team and the support all exceeded our expectations.  The few punch list items that we had, the team was extremely responsive, professional and did quality work. I can’t thank the entire team and Denizen more and would highly recommend them for anyone considering working with them.”

Brian W.
Denizen Homeowner

“Outstanding modern Built Green Home”

Our new home is an outstanding modern Built Green home with state of the art features. We love our well-built home and have thoroughly enjoyed living in it. The Denizen team has been super helpful and cooperative. Not only do they educate you about each feature and functionality of your home, but also respond and act promptly if you have any concerns or issues that need attention. Our experience working with them has been absolutely fantastic and positive. Thank you, Denizen!

Anish C.
Denizen Homeowner

“We love our remodeled kitchen … We are looking forward to many years of cooking in our beautiful kitchen.”

“We love our remodeled kitchen. We are foodies who love to cook and entertain. The first remodel of the kitchen, laundry area, and powder room was thirty years ago. Appliances were tired and needed replacing; more storage and counterspace was needed in the laundry room, and wood floors in these areas needed to be refinished or replaced with tile.

Laura of Denizen was able to very quickly note some changes that would make the kitchen area more open and usable. They were ideas we hadn’t even considered: moving the refrigerator, removing a stove/island surround, putting LED lighting under pass-through cabinets, changing one cabinet to a liquor storage unit and using pull out drawers throughout. The Denizen employees and subcontractors were always polite and easy to have in our home. The construction areas were sealed off from the rest of the house which kept dust to a minimum. The quality and expertise of the subcontractors was impressive. Laura’s attention to detail is an asset. She was very willing to let us take the lead on design details such as paint colors, wallpaper designs, tile and granite selection. As with any major remodel, there are ‘bumps in the road’. We were able to work with Laura and Chris Jolley to come to satisfactory conclusions.

We are looking forward to many years of cooking in our beautiful kitchen.”

Becky B.
Denizen Renovation Customer

“The home is fantastic!”

…Before buying, I met with a Denizen Principal, Chris, who explained their Certified Built Green philosophy and construction practices. As a prospective buyer, I appreciated hearing someone so passionate about going above and beyond construction code for many important aspects of the home. As someone living in the home, I’m thankful for this attention to high quality…

Steve A.
Denizen Homeowner

“…the quality of Denizen’s service throughout our first year of living in our home, far surpassed our expectations…”

…We knew the home was constructed and designed well when we decided to purchase it; however, the quality of Denizen’s service throughout our first year of living in our home, far surpassed our expectations.

You and your colleagues were always available to answer any of our seemingly endless questions about the interior and exterior of the house and its various systems and appliances. You immediately responded to all of our emails and phone calls. When we decided to replace the carpet with wood, you quickly gave us an estimate and not only arranged to have the work done, but also arranged to have our furniture moved and re-moved to accommodate the work.

No matter how many times we contacted you, you never made us feel less than important, no matter how trivial the issue or question we had may have been. Clearly, Denizen employees understand the importance of customer service, a quality that is not exactly common nowadays. Even out neighbors remarked on how respectful and courteous the people working on building our home were to them during the construction process…

Maureen B.
Denizen Homeowner

…“We cannot recommend Denizen enough and we are so incredibly happy with the final product – they truly brought our vision to life.”

“My husband and I contacted Denizen after interviewing two other contractors. We were looking for someone to help us with our home remodel that included asbestos remediation, updating the kitchen, updating three bathrooms, installing new windows and flooring throughout our home, updating our HVAC system and painting the interior and exterior of our home (it was a major project). Choosing Denizen to help us through this project was an easy choice – Laura and Chris along with their team are all incredibly organized, communicative, knowledgeable and efficient. We really appreciated their design perspective when choosing fixtures, paint colors and other finishes throughout our home. Their expertise was invaluable to us. The entire process from start to finish was a breeze. We cannot recommend Denizen enough and we are so incredibly happy with the final product – they truly brought our vision to life.”

Alyssa C.
Denizen Renovation Customer

“Extremely comfortable and totally fits our new lifestyle!”

We have been in our new townhome for three months and couldn’t be happier. It is extremely comfortable and totally fits our new lifestyle. Our experience with the Denizen Group has been nothing but positive. Any small problem we have had was quickly, efficiently, and happily resolved. It is nice to know any questions or concerns we have can be answered with just a phone call. Thanks again, it is a pleasure doing business with the Denizen.

Judy B.
Denizen Homeowner

“…so impressed at the quality of the builder as well as the service they provide…”

Denizen has been carefully taking care of my needs and concerns since the purchase stage of this new home. And it makes the whole purchase experience much easier and pleasant. After living in the new home for more than 2 months, I am now so impressed at the quality of the builder as well as the service they provide. Thank you again and glad to make this choice!

Leon C.
Denizen Homeowner

“It is my pleasure to recommend Denizen…”

It is my pleasure to recommend Denizen Development Group for all development/ construction needs. My wife and I recently purchased a home from Denizen and have been very satisfied with our choice. Denizen built the home with quality material, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. They have been prompt with responding to any questions, concerns and all minor adjustments needed at our house.

Brian C.
Denizen Homeowner

Denizen is available to be your general contractor

We believe that clear, open communication is the only way to work with our clients.

Every project Denizen takes on exhibits the artistry and quality you demand. Transform Your Vision into Reality with a Custom Design-Build Home or Renovate Your Current Home. Your Dream Home Awaits – Contact Denizen today.

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Built Green Member
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Equal Housing Opportunity
Built Green Member
Energy Star Partner
National Association of Home Builders
Equal Housing Opportunity