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Passion turned lifelong career By Jillian Chandler | Photo by In-Gear Media

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More than 30 years ago—November 9, 1990, to be exact—Robert “Chris” Wise would turn his passion into what would become his lifelong career. The owner and founder of RCW Construction LLC, Chris uses his skill, knowledge and passion during each home building or remodeling project he pursues.

“It’s a passion, not a job,” Chris shares. “It’s who I am, not what I do.”

Growing up, Chris looked up to—and admired—his father and grandfather, who were both general contractors in the family. Seeing their enthusiasm and dedication to a job well done, Chris was drawn to the field of construction, and he started his career working for his dad at 12 years old. It would be his mother who would eventually inspire him to quit his job in construction and get his contractor’s license—as she had seen some of the work he had done and wanted him to build her new home. “I think she thought that she had a lifetime warranty on the house if I built it,” Chris laughs.

Building beautiful homes and remodeling stunning spaces, the design and build general contractor, based in Gig Harbor, serves Pierce and Kitsap counties.

“What makes my business unique is that I have been in this business for more than 30 years—all right here in Gig Harbor,” Chris says proudly. “Gig Harbor is a great place to live and have a business.”

The reputable custom home builder and licensed general contractor offers comprehensive home remodeling services, and Chris and the team at RCW are well-versed in everything from custom home builds, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels and whole house remodels to man caves and more.

As a proud member of esteemed industry organizations to include the National Association of Home Builders, the Master Builders Association of Pierce County, and the Building Industry Association of Washington, you can trust the professionals of RCW Construction to get the job done in the most organized, professional and cost-efficient way. Their expertise, experience and confidence allow them to complete remodeling projects of any size successfully. A company with attention to detail, commitment to quality and a focus on 100 percent customer satisfaction, they are committed to delivering home remodeling projects on time and within budget—you will not endure any costly surprises.

When it comes to where Chris finds fulfillment in the work he does, it is the relationships that are developed with vendors and clients, and the beautiful jobs that they do. “It’s a real team effort,” he affirms.

For a recent project on Fox Island, RCW was hired to complete a kitchen remodel, which turned into a living room and bathroom remodel. Clients Mark and Julie experienced such great communication, collaboration and high level of craftsmanship from Chris and his team, they kept adding more rooms to remodel! Chris does admit, once the guys start building and remodeling, the clients fall in love with their work and really enjoy the process.

RCW Construction has so much experience that they are able to help clients see their vision come to fruition and are also able to give ideas to make things better. During this particular project, Chris was adamant that Mark and Julie remove a wall and, thank goodness, he did! Though the clients could not picture the room without the wall, it made a huge difference in the outcome—and the clients were so thankful.

“Chris saved us in so many ways, from removing a wall to adding features we didn’t think of,” says Julie. “We were so happy with the kitchen, we added additional projects!” If you are looking to create the home of your dreams from the ground up or by updating your current space, RCW Construction ensures exceptional results with their quality craftsmanship that passes the test of time. Chris invites you to give him a call today!


RCW Construction LLC 253.405.8109 chris@gigharborcontractor.com


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