• Are You the Right Customer for Us?

    We know, it sounds a bit sassy. But the truth is that just as there is an ideal custom home builder for you there is also an ideal custom home customer for us. And, like you, we’d rather know that upfront to save us both a lot of time and hassle and headaches later. Because […]

    July 4th, 2018

  • 3 (Surprising) Reasons to Choose Us as Your Custom Home Builder

    Why should you choose Estes Builders to build your dream home? We could tell you about our quality or value or integrity and all of the things that every other custom home builder will tell you (and we can all agree that those are very important qualities in a custom home builder). But here’s the […]

    June 27th, 2018

  • Three Free Resources to Plan, Budget, and Design Your Custom Home

    Did you know that we offer lots of free resources to help you plan, budget and design your custom home with confidence? We do! We think information is power and the more you know about the custom home building process the more successful your experience will be. Whether you’re just starting to consider building a […]

    May 30th, 2018

  • Behind the Scenes Series: See Our Most Viewed Custom Homes

    Hands down, the most popular content on our blog is our “Behind the Scenes” series. In this series, we go behind some of the most popular photos in our photo gallery and on our Facebook page to learn more about the customers, the home, and the challenges of building. Best of all, our Behind the […]

    May 23rd, 2018

  • 7 Essential Elements of Custom Home Kitchen Design

    It’s hard to imagine a dream home without envisioning a dream kitchen. It’s the natural gathering area of the home and so it makes sense that the kitchen will typically account for about 10% of the overall custom home budget (including land). A good rule of thumb for kitchens is to budget about $400 per […]

    May 16th, 2018

  • Behind the Scenes: New Custom Home with River Views in Sequim

    When Sandy came to us last year she didn’t need any convincing about how amazing the lifestyle in Western Washington is… she already lived here. She already lived on a piece of land in Sequim with tranquil river and mountain views. But there was just one problem. Sandy was ready to upgrade from the current […]

    May 9th, 2018

  • Custom Home Budget Basics: What $400 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    In the fourth and final installment of our custom home Budget Basics series, we’re looking at features that are popular with customers who want to spend $400 per square foot and up (see examples at $250, $300 and $350 per square foot. In this budget range, the possibilities are (almost) limitless so you can let […]

    May 2nd, 2018

  • Custom Home Budget Basics: What $350 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    In this custom home Budget Basics series we’re looking at examples of custom homes at four different prices per square foot: $250, $300, $350 and $400. In this third installment of the series we’ll take you behind the scenes and let you know what design features are most popular with customers with a budget of […]

    April 25th, 2018

  • Custom Home Budget Basics: What $300 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    Welcome to the second installment of the custom home Budget Basics series. In the first post in this series, we showed you some examples of what features you can expect in your custom home with a budget of around $250 per square foot. In this post we’ll look at examples of custom home features for […]

    April 18th, 2018

  • Custom Home Budget Basics: What $250 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    Ask ten different people to describe what “custom home” means to them and you’re likely to get ten very different answers. (You may even get very different answers from custom home builders.) Unlike production homes where features and finishes are purchased in bulk to achieve a similar price per square foot for an entire neighborhood, […]

    April 11th, 2018

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The design has turned out to fit our lifestyle just right.


The plans were drawn better in one week than another designer/builder did in two months.


From the start of this process to the completion, it has been fun.


Our sketches and ideas were translated into a viable floor plan, and adapted perfectly to the slope of the lot


Your in-house design team made it a snap with their knowledge and expertise


Estes took care of things that we didn't even think of.


We have a “showplace” home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Honesty, integrity and genuine interest to listen.


Our home was completed on time with no surprises.


Each of our concerns was yours too. Once again Thank You for this endless consideration


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We have a "showplace" home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Exceptional choice, quality, delivery, service and value describe our experience with Estes Builders


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Serving: Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow

259003 Hwy 101
Sequim, WA 98382




Serving: Bainbridge Isl., Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard & Gig Harbor

19255 Powder Hill Place - Suite 100
Poulsbo, WA 98370