Welcome to Duramen Builds

Your Remodel Starts With Us.

We are a full-service remodel and construction company serving North Kitsap county. We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels, basements, decks, structural repair and so much more. At Duramen Builds, we’re here to help you make your dream project a reality.

Our Mission is Simple

We create a positive experience throughout the remodeling and construction process by listening to your needs, setting expectations and following through. We are here to build relationships that result in a stronger community.

du·ra·men: Synonymous with durable. The Duramen is the heartwood of the tree, yielding the hardest timber. The Duramen is beautiful, reliable, and structurally sound.

du-ra-men: Synonymous with durable. The duramen is the heartwood of the tree, yielding the hardest timbre. The duramen is beautiful, reliable, and structurally sound.

Remodeling and Construction Services




Remodeling services - Carpentry and woodworking

Carpentry and Woodworking

Custom Design

Repair and Remodel

Get to know us

Spaces. Relationships. Communities. That's what Duramen Builds.

Duramen Builds was created as a catalyst to serve. As a full-service remodel and construction company located in Kitsap county, we use our knowledge every day to improve the homes and lives of those in our community one project at a time. We don’t just build structures. We build support, we build connection. We “build with heart”.

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What our clients have to say...

Sara LeggettSara Leggett
19:20 20 Sep 23
We have worked with John owner of Duramen Builds over the past years on several residential remodel projects and he is a delight to work with. He is a hard worker and his projects are tidy and thoughtfully completed. We have worked with him on a variety of budgets and customer goals and he is always considerate of the home owners money and time. I have watched him helpfully guide customers decisions from design and planning to completing the build. His up beat positive "can do" attitude is really wonderful to work with. Highly recommend.
Benjamin LeonBenjamin Leon
20:42 10 Sep 23
John was awesome to work with on our deck/stair project. His response was timely and he worked with us to develop a clear plan as we are new homeowners and were unsure about alot of things. We were so happy with the excellent work that was done with our stairs. He also went out of his way to identify additional issues such as a termite damaged post that needed to be replaced. Highly recommend Duramen Builds!
Mike RootMike Root
04:41 01 Sep 23
I hired John to remodel my kitchen. I was really impressed with how involved he was with me on my project. I was really indecisive on making decisions. I was so overwhelmed with everything that goes into a remodel; what faucet to pick, all the different colors and sheens... I could go on. I struggled with this, but John was so sensitive to my wants and needs. He really took me by the hand and walked through every process during each phase so I understood what was going on. Pricing my items with different options telling where to spend my money and where to save. I don't know how he works and runs his company at the same time, it's impressive to watch him in action. Johns a great craftsman as well, so innovative on how he installs cabinets. My kitchen looks amazing, I highly recommend Duramen Builds!
Raquel KarstensRaquel Karstens
01:10 03 Aug 23
We are so happy with the work John from Duramen did for us! He set in cabinets we got from Ikea to make them look like built ins and built us a custom storage bench to match. I was worried about the trim looking top notch but he did a really good job with attention to detail.John showed up right on time both days, worked consistently the whole time, and cleaned up afterwards. He was professional, friendly, and communicative. Other contractors we had reached out to had been booked out for months so feel super lucky that he was able to fit us in quickly.We're still waiting on the crown moulding to arrive, the last bits of caulking and paint, but I want to share our pictures! Isn't it pretty? Thanks John! We're definitely going to reach out to Duramen Builds in the future.
Le HempelLe Hempel
00:42 12 Jul 23
I hired Duramen Builds to repair a rotten post on my front covered porch.I do not normally leave a review but I can truly say without hesitation that the entire experience with Duramen Builds was ALL POSITIVE and have exceeded my expectations.I do not have anything negative to say about the business. I highly recommend John for his workmanship, professionalism, friendliness, and promptness. He honestly listened to my needs and concerns. He definitely had my interests at heart!!Thank you, John, for your service and integrity. Thank you for not cutting corners on materials and deliver on the promises you made! 6/5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ryan NeeseRyan Neese
18:41 06 Jul 23
I consulted with John on a bathroom remodel for my home. He provided me a detailed estimate and discussed the process, timeline, and choice of materials. He was very communicative and helped me feel informed. While I wasn't able to afford the job at this time, I now have all the information to plan for this remodel in the future and will definitely be contacting Duramen Builds when I'm ready. John charges a $500 consultation fee that goes towards your job costs once booking with him and I felt this was more than fair for his time and expertise put into planning my job and estimate with me.
Amoreena HerbageAmoreena Herbage
16:20 29 Jun 23
Duramen Builds was amazing to work with! John was very responsive to my emails, and finished this project in a timely manner. He was professional and super nice. The end result was perfect, even better than I expected! I will be recommending him to everyone I know.
Christopher GoughChristopher Gough
16:40 26 Jun 23
John is amazing and easy to work with on projects of all types, his communication is on-point and he has a great and positive attitude about all projects. Great ideas and tons of passion behind his work and craftsmanship shows through his work and professional work ethics! Highly recommend Duramen Builds!
Katie FinrowKatie Finrow
17:17 21 Jun 23
We hired Duramen to remodel our beach cabin after it was flooded during a king tide. In addition to remediating the water damage we ended up totally redoing the kitchen and bathroom and it all turned out better than I could have imagined. The house looks amazing and John was great to work with. He kept us informed throughout the process and had great suggestions for getting the outcome we wanted done in a cost-efficient way. We would use Duramen again in a heartbeat!
pyle stylespyle styles
20:42 01 Dec 22
I had the honor of John building and designing me a beautiful built in home entertainment center, around my fireplace, out of gorgeous walnut material. Awesome experience, nothing bad to say about project, or John.
Robin HeathRobin Heath
23:30 21 Oct 22
John met with us to find out what we needed and provided an estimate bid. Then he installed new vinyl plank flooring in our kitchen, laundry room and 1 bathroom. He repaired areas where mold was found in the wall (taking out drywall and installing new). He also did a custom repair for the area above our refrigerator. John has very pleasant personality, easy to ask questions and receive answers. He left the areas clean and made sure our needs were met.
Brianna GreenBrianna Green
07:39 25 Jun 22
John did an excellent job on the floors in our laundry room! He was so helpful and easy to work with. He viewed the project in-person and provided recommendations for flooring product to purchase. He leveled the concrete, cleaned the floor, installed our vinyl laminate planks beautifully (including many nooks and odd shapes to cut around), and trimmed out the space. We are so happy with our experience with John, and how well the project turned out! We highly recommend him, and will hire him again for any future projects!
Rae ZennRae Zenn
00:34 03 Jun 22
I want to express how pleased I am with the bathroom remodel John did for me.John was very pleasant to work with. He listened to what I wanted and offered some great suggestions and solutions.The entire bathroom was gutted. John worked meticulously to get the bathroom functioning again.Throughout the process, John was respectful of my home. He was punctual, kept his workspace clean. He was always positive and my kids enjoyed his funny sense of humor.John was recommended to me by an acquaintance. I highly recommend John for home improvement projects. I will definitely hire him for my future projects.It is a challenge to find someone with a strong work ethic. John definitely has it!
Timo WayTimo Way
19:41 24 May 22
Duramen builds made our dream kitchen a reality, and within our budget. To top it off, the owner is a down to earth guy who genuinely cares about his craft and your needs.