The Jackson Way

An Exceptional Remodeling Experience

Jackson Design Build LLC was started in Seattle in 1999 by Sarah and Leif Jackson, along with Leif's brother, Erik. Originally started as Jackson Remodeling, LLC, the Jackson brothers have a combined forty years experience in the remodeling industry, both with business degrees from the University of Washington. In 2019, the Jackson's welcomed Josh Zautke as partner, who has been a valuable team member for the last 13 years.

Today, the firm consists of a team of excellent individuals in both the office and in the field. The field is supported by an estimator, operations manager, production manager, and an in-house design team.

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.

Jackson Design Build has earned a reputation for doing quality work with a focus on honesty, reliability and service. We are the proud recipients of nine 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 Jackson - 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: Miter saw

Favorite Food: Tacos

Fun Fact: I used to build jet engines.

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: Framing hammer

Favorite Food: Tacos

Fun Fact: I have been climbing for about 20 years and once used to compete as a kid.

Laborer/Apprentice Carpenter

Favorite tool: Measuring tape

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

Fun Fact: I'm a Pisces.

Virtual Executive Assistant

Favorite Tool: Mechanical Pencil

Favorite Food: California Maki

Fun Fact: I'm a multipotentialite.

The Jackson Design Build team, socially-distanced!

We look forward to hearing from you!

7543 15th Avenue NW, Seattle 98117

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