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We pride ourselves on the quality of the work and the character of our relationships, rather than the size of our projects.


Buchanan General Contracting is a Bellevue-based general contractor founded by Dennis Buchanan in 1985. December 2022 marked the next chapter for the company with a talented and energetic team of partners taking over the ownership of the company led by President, Terry Buchanan. We manage projects throughout the Pacific Northwest with a focus on working with non-profit housing and service providers on builds with unusual or challenging requirements.

Our dedicated and highly skilled team of estimators, project managers, superintendents, and field crew are genuinely committed to the needs and interests of our clients. A long list of satisfied clients will attest to our ability to complete projects on time and within budget.


Buchanan is a general contracting company with over 35 years of experience in estimating, preconstruction, and construction. We have a proven track record of success, with clients including PSE, Mercy Housing Northwest, Community Roots Housing, Low Income Housing Institute, Historic Seattle, Bechtel Corp, AT&T Wireless, Tacoma Housing Authority, and the King County Housing Authority.


We offer preconstruction services to help our clients make informed decisions based on budget estimating, constructability, and scheduling. Our preconstruction services extend to both projects that we will build as well as projects simply needing expertise to get to funding & permit.


Our team during construction is multi-faceted and provides superior supervision, project management, self-performed skilled labor, and clerical expertise. We thrive working with all partners on a project including owners, representatives, architects, consultants, government agencies, and residents.


We are a successful business due to the strength of our relationships with clients. We are prepared to respond to urgent repair, maintenance, and unit turn needs from our multi-family and commercial clients.

Buchanan is easy to work with - they deliver a high quality project for a fair price. They perform their work well and are tremendously goal oriented.

Lee StantonStanton & Associates, Architect/Construction Manager

Buchanan has excellent integrity, and excellent estimating and construction skills. All of their people are well organized, and offer superb tracking and project discipline. As an architect, I appreciate the level of comfort I have with them on every project; with cost and with construction.

Bill StrouseKSI Architects

As a developer for low-income housing, I juggle a lot of balls and challenges. I have done several projects with Buchanan - mostly renovations and new construction of apartment buildings. Buchanan just gets the job done, with the utmost integrity, honesty, creativity, and an understanding of my needs.

Greg ElkertonCommon Ground, Housing Developer

I've done a lot of projects and this was the best experience I've ever had with a contractor. Now I feel very spoiled.

Ed McManamnaRice Fergus Miller