Mission

Photo: Michael Burns / Lara Swimmer

Photo: Michael Burns / Lara Swimmer

Dovetail's mission is to build the best, utilizing the finest craftsmanship with a commitment to impeccable quality, environmental sustainability, and lasting relationships.

Since 1991, Dovetail has been crafting fine residential and commercial buildings throughout the Puget Sound. We specialize in custom, complex, architecturally significant projects, with both a wood shop and metal shop to support bespoke designs. Our wood shop is FSC® Certified to provide you with kitchens, casework, and furniture from responsibly managed forests. 

Dovetail construction has a reputation for capturing the soul of a space and we are well known for our contemporary detailing and finishes, as well as our traditional craftsmanship and carpentry. Our expertise ranges from large-scale foundation work, structural steel, and architectural concrete, to fine finish carpentry and custom furniture. Our diverse skills manifest in meaningful and memorable projects that define the character of the Northwest’s built environment.

Dovetail's work is featured in several books including Jim Olson’s Building, Nature, Art; and Tom Kundig’s Works; as well as in numerous publications such as Architectural Digest, Design Milk, Dezeen, Dwell, Gardenista, Gray Magazine, Metropolis, Remodelista, Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine, Wallpaper, and more. Dovetail received the 2019 Architizer A+Award for the Klotski Building and Trailbend Taproom, designed by Graham Baba Architects; the 2018 Historic Seattle Preservation Award for Best Adaptive Reuse of the Harvard Exit, designed by SHW; the 2012 AIA Commendations Award for the Tansu House, designed by Olson Kundig; and the 2011 AIA Award of Merit for Rock Box, designed by MW Works Architecture.

Lasting relationships are our highest core value, carefully crafted through years of experience and our dedication to integrity, transparency, and open communication. We look forward to building with you.