Our story

If you’ve been looking for a builder for your next project for any length of time, you’ve no doubt discovered that every builder claims to be the best out there. They’ve all got awards for X, Y, and Z, and they never finish late or over-budget. Oh, what a perfect world they live in and you should be so fortunate to get their help!

Well, for the more practical folks, there’s Built by Design. We won’t waste your time bragging and sugarcoating—we let our results speak for themselves. Since 1980, we’ve been building homes and putting roofs over families and businesses in the North Puget Sound area. I’m Dave Peterson, owner of Built by Design, and I’m a second-generation builder, having learned the trade from my father. My son, Chris, also has followed in the family path and also works at Built by Design.

Built by Design is not a large company. We don’t build tract-homes. We don’t have 9 layers of upper-management and so much red-tape that it makes your head spin. Built by Design is a small, family-owned company whose employees pride themselves on throwing on their bags each morning and getting to work. Really, we’d rather be swinging a hammer.

When you hire Built by Design for your next custom home or remodel, you’re not hiring a large consulting firm that will sub out the project to the lowest bidder. You’re hiring me, Dave Peterson. If you have any questions or would like to get a quote for your project, please contact me. I’d love to help you get started!

Dave Peterson

Owner and president of BBD, Dave has been in the home building business for more than 35 years. Dave is a second-generation builder and has the experience and tools to get the job done right, on-time and on-schedule.


Chris Peterson

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