“We have used Potter Construction for two home remodel jobs.  We are most please with the results.  Their employees were efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.  It was a pleasure working with them in our home.  We’ve heard many horror stories about remodeling and we are most grateful that we used Potter Construction.”
– Dick & Donna Clarke

Building Peace Of Mind In Every Project.

One experienced project leader oversees your project from start to finish and ensures that the work goes smoothly.

Our dedicated design/build team works closely with you to understand and implement your goals. We seek to simplify a complex decision-making process with a face-to-face pre construction meeting and weekly meetings with clients during construction.

Our convenient, professional West Seattle construction office makes it easy for clients to be in touch.

Your home is kept safe and clean—we minimize the impact on your life.

Our Dedicated Team

Our highly skilled craftsmen are hand-selected with personality in mind and trained to give you a pleasant in-home experience.

Gary Potter
Gary Potter CGR, Owner
Owner Gary Potter graduated from Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle and served in the US Marine Corps. After receiving his business degree from the University of Washington, he started Potter Construction in 1979. For more than 30 years, he has steadily grown the business, and in 2006 Potter Construction was named one of the “Big 50—Top 50 Remodelers” in the US by Remodeling magazine.

Gary is a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR). He spends many hours volunteering in his community and is currently a member of the West Seattle YMCA Board of Directors as well as an active West Seattle Rotarian.

In the past he has chaired the Master Builder’s Association Remodeler’s Council. He was the Rotarian President for 2007–2008.

Gary’s commitment to education, community service, and excellence steers the company philosophy and business model for Potter Construction.

Karl Coy
Karl CoyProduction Manager
Karl was born and raised in West Seattle and graduated from West Seattle High School. He has worked as a carpenter locally for more than 30 years and has been a production manager with Potter Construction for the past 8 years. In addition to his craftsman-quality carpentry and top-notch customer service skills, Karl is also a fully licensed plumber—which can really help out in a pinch!

Karl’s love of construction started as a young boy working with his grandpa on projects around the house. He never lost that enjoyment and brings great enthusiasm and a can-do attitude to every job!

Media and Awards

  • Best of Houzz Award for Customer Satisfaction, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2020
  • Best of Houzz Award for Design, 2014, 2015 and 2017
  • Chrysalis Award Winner for Kitchen Remodel, 2014.  Bathroom Remodel, 2015.  Whole House Remodel 2016.
  • Rex Award Winner for Bathroom Excellence and Major Remodel Excellence, Basement 2014.  Whole House Remodel 2015.
  • Guild Quality Master Award for Customer Service, 2009, 2011, and 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award, 2013.
  • First Place NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) Design Competition Small-Medium Kitchen. Judged on innovation, creativity, and use of materials, 2007.
  • Professional Remodeler Market Leader 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.