‘There is nothing better than having a reliable, versatile, experienced contractor who knows what to do and gets it done.’
Cindy, Cobalt customer

Cobalt founder Brian Tschider grew up building houses—treehouses, that is—and he’s been building things ever since. He bought and remodeled his first home in college, and then gained a wealth of knowledge from skilled craftsmen while working as a construction manager. In 1993 he launched Cobalt, where he leads a team of full-time remodel experts who transform homes throughout the Seattle area.

Because Brian has performed countless renovations on his own homes, he sees every project from the homeowner’s perspective. He knows the challenges of living in a home while it’s under construction. And he understands that this is a significant investment, which is why he insists on doing things right—even when that means opening up the walls of a 100-year-old house and fixing whatever he finds.

“The customer’s job is to dream it, the designer draws it, and we do it,” he says. “It’s that simple.”