Meet JDB

An Exceptional Remodeling Experience

Jackson Design Build LLC was started in Seattle in 1999 by Leif and Sarah Jackson, and Leif's brother, Erik. Originally started as Jackson Remodeling, LLC, the Jackson brothers have a combined fifty years experience in the remodeling industry. In 2019, the Jackson's welcomed Josh Zautke as partner, who has been a valuable team member since 2008.

Today, the firm consists of a team of excellent individuals in both the office and the field. JDB has earned a reputation for doing quality work with a focus on honesty, reliability and service. We are proud recipients of twelve coveted REX awards for Remodeling EXcellence as well as three Merit awards. 

Our clients are happy to tell you about their "exceptional remodeling experience" with JDB - call or email us for references.


Owner/General Manager

Favorite Tool: Micro-adjustable square & Microsoft Surface Pro

Favorite Food: Sushi

Fun Fact: I love gardening and dream of having land that I can farm someday.


Owner/Sales Manager

Favorite Tool: Mechanical pencil & a bookmark

Favorite Food: Lefse

Fun Fact: I was the youngest stockbroker on the West Coast when I passed my Series 7 exam.


Favorite Tool: Skis or fishing boat

Fun Fact: I am a volunteer Crystal Mountain ski patroller in the winter and an avid salmon fisherman in the summers at Westport, WA.

Operations Manager

Favorite Tool: Microsoft Excel

Favorite Food: Sushi

Fun Fact: When I'm not chasing after our two kids, you can find me crafting - knitting hats and stuffed animals are some of my favorites!


Office Manager

Favorite Tool: Gardener's Trowel

Favorite Food: New Mexico Green Chile Enchiladas

Fun Fact: As an avid traveler, I have traveled through the Panama Canal and have collected rocks from all over the world - even from a castle in Ireland!

Design Manager

Favorite Tool: Paint brushes

Favorite Food: Soba noodle tofu & veggie stirfry

Fun Fact: I spent 18 months traveling the world after finishing my first BA.

Design Assistant

Favorite Tool: AutoCAD

Favorite Food: Butter Masala with Paneer & Garlic Naan

Fun Fact: I have been to 40 out of 50 states in the USA and love taking road trips around the country.

Project Manager

Favorite Tool: Any framing or finish tools

Favorite Food: Cheeseburger

Fun Fact: I once jumped off a burning boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Lead Carpenter

Favorite Tool: Milwaukee 18V cordless Brad nailer

Favorite Food: Vegetarian Pizza (no meat!)

Fun Fact: I know most of the words to the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack.

Lead Carpenter

Favorite Tool: Starrett 6" Combination Square

Favorite Food: Smoked Brisket

Fun Fact: I have traveled to 22 different countries.

Lead Carpenter

Favorite Tool:  21oz Hart Framing Hammer or a Wear Kraftform Kompakt Pistol grip screwdriver

Favorite Food: Apples and peanut butter

Fun Fact: I like to go to thriftstores in search of the strangest items I can find!

Apprentice Carpenter

Favorite tool: Measuring tape

Favorite food: Pho (it has to be spicy!)

Fun Fact: I'm a Pisces.


Favorite Tool: Framing nailer

Favorite Food: Ramen

Fun Fact: Baseball is my favorite sport!



JDB Core Values

Our core values are the guiding light for all interactions with each other and with our clients. 


Dedication to Excellence

Growth through Teamwork

Life/Work Balance

Our employees have chosen to make careers at Jackson Design Build because we treat them like the professionals they are, providing them with medical insurance, paid vacations and holidays, and a retirement plan. We foster a family environment, encouraging personal growth within the company and providing a rewarding work environment.

Our team is what makes us special. Our clients usually become friends with the carpenters assigned to their project. Though they are happy when the project is done, homeowners are often sad to see "their" carpenter move on. We take pride in our trade contractors (we don't call them "subs") as well, and have assembled a team of professionals who all uphold the same high standards.

We look forward to hearing from you!

7543 15th Avenue NW, Seattle 98117

Our Sister Company:
Sound Seismic Earthquake Retrofitting
Contractor's License # JACKSDB835CB

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