3rd Generation Home Building Contractor Serving Arlington, Lake Stevens, Mt. Vernon, Mukilteo, North Camano & all Snohomish & South Skagit Counties

Over 50 years ago when Dave Peterson Sr. was in his mid-thirties, he built his own home. People liked it so well, they began asking him to build homes for them. He wanted to offer local families a significant departure from the new wave of tract homes taking over the industry at the time. He also wanted to bring a higher level of integrity and trust to local custom home building, which was increasingly experiencing excess profiteering by less than scrupulous Northwest building contractors.  Teaching his son, Dave Jr. the love of expert craftsmanship, the high importance of trust, and the duty to carefully steward the money his clients entrust to his care, the younger Dave struck out on his own in 1998 to build upscale custom homes, and Built by Design was born.

Experienced Home Building Contractor │ Built by Design

Watching Costs Carefully for You

Not only does doing almost everything ourselves assure the high level of quality we’re committed to delivering, but it allows us to keep a very close eye on expenditures and our client’s budgets. Integrity in business and life is something Dave Sr. instilled in the younger generations, and it’s always been taken very seriously. Taking pride in the legacy of high craftsmanship and clear communication Grandpa built, most new business comes by referral from past delighted clients. Also available for major remodel and room addition projects, Built by Design has delighted hundreds of Northwest homeowners over the past 50+ years.

Expert Home Building Contractor Serving Snohomish & North King Counties │ Built by Design

Custom Home Building Contractor Serving Snohomish & South Skagit Counties for Almost 50 Years

Serving Arlington, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, La Conner, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, North Camano, Smokey Point, Snohomish, Stanwood, Warm Beach & Surrounding Area