“Design and architecture adds to the joy of
being alive.”

– Richard Russell


Building a home or remodeling an existing home is a major achievement in life. In the San Juan Islands, it is also full of unique challenges...and great rewards.


Our island environment takes a toll on structures, so there can be no skimping on the durability of materials and construction techniques. Additional challenges include building on bedrock, bringing in utilities, and sourcing building products, which alone can add 17 percent to the cost of the home.


Our goal at Soundhouse is to provide the finest designs, workmanship, cost control and construction management to make your building experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. At the same time, we take the long view to ensure your home is made to last, year after year.


Richard Russell, Soundhouse principal, has more than 40 years experience in the construction industry. He is committed to building at a higher standard, fully involved in every project and listens carefully to his clients while continuously learning, teaching and honing his craftsmanship and management skills.


Soundhouse offers a work environment where tradesmen are respected, encouraged to do their best and work in safe conditions. We have an attitude and an expectation of excellence.


Projects completed in the islands during the past few years have included homes in the Craftsman, Northwest log cabin and contemporary styles.


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Learn more about how Soundhouse can help you design and build your island home, made to last with sound construction and superior craftsmanship. Please call 360.376.3333 or send an email to rrussell@soundhousellc.com.