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Building custom homes that complement and preserve the natural beauty of the landscape is our specialty.

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Needham Construction

About us


Uniquely qualified to create your vision in a high quality, efficient and timely manner.

Needham Construction is a family owned and operated business. Our reputation and integrity have been well established over the past twenty-five years and carry on today in our dedication to craftsmanship and careful management through every phase of your construction.

Years of experience building in the islands have provided the skill and expertise necessary to complete the most challenging and diverse projects.

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Skilled Team

We pride ourselves on the skilled craftsmen that we employ and the excellent relationships we have established with the community, our subcontractors and our clients.

The San Juans

We have extensive experience building on numerous islands and can safely and economically transport equipment, supplies and crews by boat, ferry or barge anywhere in the San Juans.

Personalized service

This approach is reflected in all aspects of project management, including project development, scheduling, cost accounting and the communication we maintain with the design team and owner.

Meet the crew

Our Team

David Needham, General Contractor

A Northwest native, David has a strong history in all aspects of construction, from skilled carpenter to superintendent to independent builder. Prior to starting his business in residential construction on Orcas Island, he spent several years in commercial construction as a project engineer on such projects as the Seattle Four Seasons Olympic and Tacoma Sheraton Hotels. In 1984 David moved with his family to Orcas Island to pursue his dream of building beautiful homes in one of the world’s most beautiful places. Twenty-five years later he has achieved an impressive portfolio, with several of his projects featured in print. Today he enjoys the distinct privilege and pleasure of working with his son Chris who shares his aptitude and enthusiasm for building.


Chris Needham, Construction Manager

Chris is the current general manager of Needham Construction and brings new energy and ideas along with his years of experience in the family business. Over the last fifteen years he has worked in all aspects of construction. In addition to skilled carpentry, he is accomplished at working with employees, architects and owners, as well as managing scheduling, estimating, cost control and cost tracking.

With his love of the islands and commitment to excellence, he is the active force that is taking Needham Construction into the future.

custom homes

Our work

Timber Frame

North Shore


Deer Harbor

Art studio


We are ready to hear from you


Phone: (206) 909-2347

Email: chris@needhamconstruction.net