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Building a home is a daunting project, especially in these economic times.

Building on Orcas Island, while working in Hawaii, has more unique challenges.

Chris Dahl of Green Construction put to rest any fears. He launched us, with energy, into the exciting project, resulting in a beautiful home, on time and under budget.

From permitting, financing to turnkey completion, Chris communicated at every corner. His use of technology kept us involved in decision-making. Through website photos and video, Internet shopping, phone conferencing, and on-site personal collaborations ­­— we felt 100% engaged the span of the 10-month project, despite thousands of miles and several time zones.

Chris kept us on task. He moved the project toward critical deadlines, always with a watchful eye to budget. When considering materials, site work, or architectural changes —suggested by Chris or us—we had full discussions: how would it impact the final project, subs, budget, work flow? Always, Chris was available, creative, thought “out of the box” to problem-solve, encourage, listen to our ideas and push decision-making in informed, gentle, often humorous, ways.

His suppliers and subcontractors excelled — in quality, skills, craftsmanship, responsiveness, professional work ethic, and friendly attitude toward one another and us (especially sharing the last six weeks at the worksite.) Most were island residents or from nearby towns. Neighbors remarked on their courteous, timely, and diligent work, despite ferry schedules and capricious weather of the Pacific Northwest.

We’ve made a new friend and colleague in Chris. We recommend him without exception on your building project.  Orcas is lucky to have him.

Sarah T. and David C. Moore
Eastsound, WA and Kula, HI


There is hardly enough space or words to describe our wonderful experience building with Chris. Our beautiful house was finished on schedule and within budget. It is much more beautiful than we had hoped: solid, sturdy, ecological, and gorgeous. Chris did an enormous amount of legwork to help us with all those little decisions – light fixtures, paint, etc. His aesthetic sensibilities and his commitment to keeping us within budget enabled us to end up with a really unique home. We did the whole thing from Atlanta through email, pictures of progress, and regular phone meetings – which required a lot of organization and a lot of trust. We could not be more pleased with the result. In addition to being a wonderful builder, Chris is generous and a delight to work with. I hope many people have the good fortune of working with him to fulfill their dreams of a home on Orcas.

Maggie Kulyk & Wendy Farley
Decatur, GA & Orcas Island


Construction on Orcas and the San Juan Islands can be a complicated, worrisome and expensive task, but my project was made smooth and cost-effective by Chris Dahl and his team at The Green Construction Company. They willingly took over a complex remodel that had been completely botched by the previous contractor. They immediately started solving problems and brought peace of mind to the project. They made it so I could sleep at night with their always quick, efficient and honest approach to the job. If you plan to build or remodel in the San Juan Islands, The Green Construction Company is your best choice.

Matt
Orcas Island, WA

I have been involved in several construction projects from conception through follow up with Chris Dahl of The Green Construction Company.  Chris has been and continues to be an integral part of the planning processes and is professional, prompt, competent and thorough during all aspects of a job.   I enjoy working with him and continue to recommend he and The Green Construction Company.

Suzanne Vidal, Pacific Realty
Orcas Island, WA


I very much appreciate the excellent job you provided including the quality of the work that was done for what turned out to be a fairly complex project to pull together.  Furthermore, we really appreciate the last minute "surge" by all of you to complete the project so it would be ready for our guests.

Dough Green
Olympia, WA


Chris Dahl built my garage a couple of years ago. I can truly say that he handled the project in a professional way--from start to finish. Chris showed up on time (not island time), was fast, skilled and completed my project in a timely manner to my complete satisfaction. I could not have afforded to build my garage otherwise. Thanks Chris!

Bernadette Vinson
Orcas Island, WA