About Us
Awards
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Testimonials

Who we are

John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. is a full-service remodeling and custom home builder serving the greater Thurston County area.

John Erwin has been in business since 1993, co-owning Erwin and Associates from 1993-1999. In 2000, he started John Erwin Remodeling, Inc.

Over the years John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. has grown into a team of remodeling and custom home professionals and craftsmen who are dedicated to making your home better.

John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. is a Certified Builder, an honor bestowed upon building professionals in good standing with the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW). Being a Certified Builder exceeds the basic requirements of a General Contractor. When hiring a Certified Builder, you’re hiring a professional who is vetted by the building industry as being a best choice for your project. For more information, take a look at the video below.
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We serve the greater Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater areas in Washington. We are a highly skilled, goal orientated team with all systems in place to help us not only meet our client’s expectations but also our employee and company goals.

From Our Owner

“I started my first remodeling business in Olympia in 1993 with my tool bags and only my dog Joey as my helper. A lot has changed over the years but one thing has not: we always put our clients' needs first and always produce a quality product.

As the new millennium approached I sold my interest in my first company and started John Erwin Remodeling.

Over the years I have taken great care to ensure we have the right systems and people in place to provide our clients a high level of customer service with our award winning craftsmanship.”

- John Erwin
Remodel General Contractor Since 1993
Certified Graduate Remodeler
Certified Graduate Builder
Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist
Certified Green Professional
President of Olympia Master Builders Association—2001, 2020, 2021
Builder of the Year Award from Olympia Master Builders Association—2001, 2020
Board member of Olympia Master Builders Association– 1998-2008, 2015-Current
OMB Presidents Special Award, 2005
OMB Remodeler of the Year, 1997-2000, 2010, 2015
Big 50”, Class of 2013 Voted Oone of the top 50 remodel contractors in the country– Remodeling magazine
Norm Paulson award Olympia Master Builders 2019
Golden Hammer award Olympia Master Builders 2020
Out of the many awards John has received, his favorite to date was being voted “Boss of the year” in 2015 by his staff

BIAW’s 2022 Excellence in Remodeling Awards

BIAW celebrated the best in remodeling at the 2022 Excellence in Remodeling Awards, and John Erwin Remodeling was proud to be the winner of 4 awards this year! Scroll below to see what categories we won in, and find out more about the projects.

Exterior Over $40,001

An Outdoor Space for the Pacific Northwest
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Kitchen Under $45,000

Modern Bungalow Kitchen
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Bath $35,001 - $60,000

The Bold & Beautiful
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Addition Under $125,000

Hillside Waterview Challenges
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Awards

OMB Remodeler of the Year

Presented by: Olympia Master Builders
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2015

The Remodelers’ Council makes this selection by secret ballot. This award recognizes the Remodeler who made the most significant contribution to the Remodelers’ Council and to our Association during the past year.

John Erwin has received this award 6 times within the past 28 years.

OMB Tour of Homes Awards

Presented by: Olympia Master Builders
2001, 2007, 2013

Judges Choice – Best Kitchen, 2013
Judges Choice – Best Master Suite, 2013
Peoples Choice – Best of Show, 2013
Peoples Choice – Best Remodel, 2007
Award of Excellence – Best Remodel, 2001

Remodeling Magazine’s Big50 Award

Presented by: Remodeling Magazine
Class of 2013

John received recognition as one of the Top 50 Remodel Contractors in the country though Remodeling Magazine’s “Big 50”. The Big 50 is a remodeling excellence award for best business practices with exceptional workmanship. Many businesses have been inducted in Remodeling Magazine’s “Big50” award over the years, as it is considered to be the National “Hall of Fame” within the remodeling industry. Big50 Remodelers run successful, growing companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising the industry standard.

REX Awards

Presented by: Olympia Master Builders 2000-2017

The Annual Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards have been a part of Olympia Master Builders (OMB) for over 30 years. The REX Award competition is designed to recognize outstanding projects completed by OMB members during the previous year.

JER has won a total of 49 awards for Entire home remodels, Additions, Kitchens, Outdoor living, Historic Renovation, Basement, and Universal design all the way to Bathrooms and Exterior work.

BIAW EIR Awards

Presented by: Building Industry Association of Washington

JER has also been awarded several Excellence in Remodeling (EIR) awards over the years to recognize the state’s outstanding remodeling projects showcasing quality craftsmanship in a variety of categories and price ranges.

Boss of the Year Award

Presented by: The John Erwin Remodeling Staff

Out of the many awards John has received, his favorite to date was being voted “Boss of the year” in 2015 by his staff.

Best of South Sound

Presented by: The Olympian
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

For the past decade, The Olympian has honored Thurston County businesses with the coveted Best of South Sound awards. We have won for “Best Remodel Contractor” 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Our Team

We are a team of industry professionals dedicated to your project from start to finish. We’ve consistently been awarded honorable distinctions by local and regional trade and community organizations.

Office Staff

John
Owner
Greg S
Project Developer
Melissa
Controller
Kaytee
Office Administrator
Greg A
Lead Designer
Lulu
Office Mascot

Field Staff

Colin
Production Manager
Phil
Assistant Production Manager
Lauren
Production Admin. Assistant
Troy
Lead Carpenter
Tyler
Lead Carpenter
Ryan D
Lead Carpenter
Brad
Remodel Carpenter
Rob
Remodel Carpenter
Devin
Remodel Carpenter
Kalvin
Carpenter
Anthony
Carpenter
Trent Hill
Carpenter
Manny
Laborer/Carpenter
Ian
Laborer

Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, we've got people talking!

Art C.

I had known John and his reputation through his involvement with the Olympia Master Builders and Building Industry Association of Washington. I called after getting his number from OMB, and he was interested in the water damage issue I had at my condo.

He came out and went through the damaged area and validated that the cause was a leaking waterline going to the sink in the downstairs bathroom. His understanding of the complexities of SIPS repair enabled him to provide an estimate what it would take to deconstruct the damaged SIPS panels and rebuild the floor, bathroom and closet back to where it was prior to the water damage. The repair required removing three 12 foot by 4 foot SIPS panels in the floor and replacing them the traditional flooring support. I even encouraged John to video some of the SIPS deconstruct and replacement to enable him to share his knowledge of this project and damaged SIPS panels with other contractors for ongoing industry education.

John’s knowledge and guidance was crucial in my interacting successfully with my insurance company through the entire insurance approval process. His continued involvement throughout the process enabled me to always be informed about the progress and process of the work.

Each of his employees that I interacted with on the jobsite were knowledgeable, informed, highly skilled, and had solid communications with me. At each stage what was going on, and what the next steps were always communicated so I understood what was going to happen.

During the deconstruction and rebuilding process each member of the staff was helpful and they worked with me to achieve the successful completion of the project.

John and this team came in on budget and provided a high quality repair of a complex water damage repair. I couldn’t be more pleased at my choice of using John Erwin Remodeling for this water repair project. I would recommend him highly and John would be my first call if I need work in the future.
Blair & Stacy H.
The finished product is exactly what we had hoped for.
Cindy & Philip B.
Excellent communication and do the in a timely manner. Very professional and cooperative to my requests. Very neat and organized.
Lee & Cathy S.
They took a professional approach to the job and were pleasant to work with. I also appreciated the communication log and job book provided. Overall, I am very pleased with how the job turned and the workmanship.
Carol & Raymond S.
The entire project from beginning to completion went like clockwork. Everything was tidy. The workmen were kind and courteous, as well as being experts. The finished product exceeded my expectations! The custom-built railings are just stunningly beautiful!
Mary S.
They did an outstanding job. The supervisor working for them at the time was a perfectionist and did an outstanding job in leading the men to do a good and timely job.
Jason & Heather A.
I was impressed with John Erwin Remodeling’s speed and availability. They were able to come when I had an emergency. John Erwin Remodeling was professional throughout the project.
David P.
They were very good. They were very clean and professional and did a good job. I think it was done very well, and they were very helpful. As I recall the workman did something good with a faucet. He recommended a certain brand and fixed the problem very well. That was a little extra, I thought. We didn’t know anyone who had had them before, but we read about their availability. Our son is a structural design engineer and he thought it was excellent work. He works in Tacoma. I think he would recommend the company himself to anyone who needs that work.
Noah S.
They superseded my expectations. It was exceptional. their cleanliness. politeness and there were no surprise cost issues. they had great attention to detail.
Laura & Richard W.
While they were all professional in the way they worked, they were also personable and friendly. They were also willing to listen to our ideas and suggestions and work with us on making a plan. We are already talking about the next project we would like to have them do for us! 😉
Eric & Evelyn S.
All of the people at John Erwin, from John down to the subcontractors they use, were just awesome people. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail was off the charts. We came in hesitant after having some bad experiences in the remodeling area and ended up upbeat and ready for more. Across the board, it was an excellent experience. We had such a great experience we’re hiring John to explore further remodels on our house.
Mary S.
They did an outstanding job. The supervisor working for them at the time was a perfectionist and did an outstanding job in leading the men to do a good and timely job.
Bill R.
I thought every aspect was excellent. They were very efficient. Once they got here, they completed the job rapidly and efficiently.
Ann W.
Overall I am very satisfied with their work, building a new deck and remodeling the deck entrance to the kitchen. When I had a family emergency, they were there within an hour. Within 2 hours of the emergency, my bathrooms were fully equipped with grab bars.
Connie & John F.
The employees were very polite and helpful. They did good quality work.
Barbara B.
I was most satisfied with the workers from John Erwin Remodeling because they were professional, courteous, and extremely skilled in their work. I wrote a letter to the company detailing how pleased I was with the workers and their workmanship.
Dick C.
I think I was most satisfied with the professionalism. They new right exactly what to do. They did not fall short of my expectations–in no area. I would recommend to them to anyone who asked.
Kim F. & JJ H.
They did an excellent job putting the house back after the flood. Great Job!
Toni M.
The quality and the quickness of the job was very satisfying.
John & Korri M.
Communication and professionalism. I value clear communication and that was consistent with John Erwin. Also, all employees are highly professional and courteous.
Annie S.
I have completed 4 projects with John Erwin Remodeling, working mostly with Troy, who is simply fantastic. He does great work, is reliable, always communicates as the project progresses, is personable, and thinks ahead on a project so that everything looks beautiful.
Chico & Janet H.
They were very responsive to our immediate need for repairs due to a leak.
Karen W.
My drywall is amazing He did a fantastic job. If I had the money I would have re-do my whole house.
Patrick & Denise A.
There were no shortcomings, the job far exceeded our expectations. John Erwin and his crew were totally professional in every aspect.
Patricia & Eugene E.
They kept us informed as they went along, and they were very hard workers. When they were done, they cleaned up everything and put it all back the way it was before. I thought they were great. They did not fall short in any way. They went the other way and exceeded our expectations.
Pat & Denise A.
The expertise and friendliness of the Erwin employees is first-class. They helped me make decisions on many aspects of the remodel and I really appreciated the professionalism.
Joan S.
I would use them again, and in fact, probably will have them do some more work on my old house before I sell it.
Doug & Judy K.
Coordination and communication between the staff made the project run smoothly. There weren’t any areas where John Erwin fell short.
Joanna & Jim C.
I can’t think of any ways that John Erwin Remodeling fell short of our expectations. We are most satisfied with everything they do. They are punctual, complete the tasked expertly and they clean up after themselves. After the work is done, they always come back and inspect it. We have been using them for years and are the only people we use for our projects.
Dan W.
Overall I was very satisfied, and pleased with everything. If I ever need work done again I would consider John Erwin Remodeling.
Jessica & Joe M.
The communication between the projects’ Lead Carpenter and myself was outstanding.
Joan S.
My friend used them in an insurance repair and the employees were kind and caring in the repair of her home. They understood what it means to have an accident that damages the one place you hold dear in your life, and were much more patient than the insurance adjuster was.
Bill E.
I was most satisfied with the quality of the craftsmanship.
Dick P.
I was most satisfied with the quality of the work.
Meagan & Jason D.
The team of contractors were a joy to have in our home. I enjoyed meeting them and they were professional and personable. This fact made it easier for me to forgive the schedule adherence issues. The bathroom is beautiful – which also lets me forgive the challenges. Overall our experience was great and I will likely call John Erwin again.
David & Inge P.
John Erwin was very prompt, courteous, and the workers all introduced themselves as soon as they reach the job site so that you can remember who they are and address them. I thought that was very professional. For everything they do they show you what they’re doing, and they offer a two-year warranty on their work, which seems very fair. Their price is reasonable, they provided great materials, and work was done quickly (actually quicker than I thought). We just had a rainstorm and we haven’t had any leaking yet, so the quality seems to be great. We are spreading the good word about John Erwin.
Tom & Pamela P.
Everyone was pleasant, amicable, and they were a good crew. They were safe and looked after each other. They were upfront and provided answers. If they couldn’t, they called the project manager to get answers. I enjoyed the crew; they were great people. I read about them in the newspaper or yellow pages. A friend of mine also said he knew some about John Erwin and that they were good. We got other bids. I was pleased with John Erwin’s bid and I enjoyed speaking to the lead. It wasn’t a question once I met them who I should hire.
Christine C. & Robin L.
The company did not fall short of our expectations. If anything, they exceeded them! The timeliness and efficiency of the process. We were under a time crunch, and they were exceedingly responsive to our needs, which we greatly appreciated. It was a distinct pleasure working with the John Erwin Company. Each member who served us was cordial, professional, and competent!
Nicole D.
The staff was respectful, friendly, and hardworking. I’m really happy with how the remodel turned out and I would definitely recommend them.
Donna G.
All workers were exceptionally professional and I felt completely comfortable working with them. I am so pleased and proud of my new “Butler’s Pantry”. Friends and neighbors comment on how great it looks and what good use I’ve made of that space in my home. The room is being used daily and I’m enjoying it very much!
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