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Ventana Construction - West Seattle Contractor

West Seattle

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how we work

Ventana Construction specializes in residential remodeling for clients who want to make their house into a functional home they love and can stay in for years to come. We work closely with clients and their architects to create a clear plan with an accurate budget and schedule. By taking these steps, we minimize surprises and provide clarity and predictability through each phase.
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where to start?

Often we are the first call a homeowner makes when they are interested in starting a remodel. Questions about likely cost, logistics and feasibility are common. We can help at this point with some ballpark costs to help set a realistic budget, and then happily recommend architects and designers to help with a construction set of plans and permitting.

With a set of plans we can provide preliminary pricing. This “rough-order-of-magnitude” look at budget is a useful decision-making tool and provides a line-item look at likely costs for each part of the project.

Leading up to construction, preconstruction work includes complete pricing with subcontractor bids, creation of an online schedule, writing a scope of work and specifications as needed, a detailed spreadsheet of decisions still to be made and also the contract.

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Ventana Construction's staff of project managers and craftsmen are seasoned professionals, many with decades of experience. All Ventana staff members are hired only after a careful selection process and background check. All subcontracted work is performed by a limited number of highly skilled, licensed companies whose work we know and trust. Our projects have a strict "no smoking" policy.
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project goals

A successful project is equal parts quality construction and effective management. Ventana Construction’s experienced project managers and office staff provide clear communication and the tools to track project costs and stay on schedule. At weekly or bi-weekly meetings with you and your architect, we discuss budget, identify decisions to be made, and go over anticipated changes in the scope of work. It all makes for a calm, logical and predictable building process.

company goals

Our primary goal is to provide superior customer service and productivity to our clients. We accomplish that with clear and frequent communication, an online project management system for larger projects, and thorough supporting documentation for everything that we do.

In tandem, we work to provide a safe and inspiring workplace for our employees. The benefits we offer ensure we have talented, experienced, and congenial staff members who are excited to come to work.
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We also feel strongly that we have a responsibility to our community, and demonstrate that by donating frequently to such diverse community groups as WestSide Baby (, YMCA Partners with Youth, local elementary schools, local youth sports teams, and the West Seattle Garden Tour.

Finally, we are committed to continuing education and participation in construction industry groups. We are Built Green members of the Master Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders, and participate in educational opportunities through both of those groups.
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who are we?

Ventana Construction is owned and managed by Clarence and Anne Higuera. Clarence is a master carpenter with more than 40 years experience in remodeling and custom home construction. His background as a carpenter and foreman means he brings both a high level of skill and an exacting eye to every project regardless of budget. Count on good ideas and innovative solutions coupled with a common-sense approach. His high standards for work result in long-lasting and beautifully finished projects.

Anne brings advanced project management and communication skills to the business along with 20 years of estimating experience. She is a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders and uses those designations in her day-to-day work in sales, scheduling, and managing preconstruction work and contracts.

want to learn more?

Thank you for your interest in our company. We are not currently looking at new work. Visit our resources page for useful planning information, and if you need referrals to architects, please email us. You can find remodelers who are member of the Master Builders Association in the Seattle area via this link.