Our Story

True Design Build is a small construction company focused on building high quality homes and remodels. Our philosophy for building is inspired by sustainability, fine arts, and business management. With every project we seek ways to integrate green building and energy efficiency, beautiful craftsmanship and aesthetics, and professional project management that delivers on budget and schedule.

TDB was founded in 2002 by Justin Davis. Justin is a 20-year veteran of the construction industry where has developed, designed and project managed award-winning projects in California and Washington.

Our Team

Justin Davis

President & Founder

Justin Davis is a 20 year veteran of the construction industry. Justin has developed, designed and project managed award-winning projects in California and Washington. Prior to reopening True Design Build in Washington, he was the Director of Custom at Green Canopy where he created the custom construction division. Other ventures include founding Connect Development Group and managing the design and build of the first One Planet project in North America, Grow Community, acting as the owner’s representative for Asani LLC. His project management and renewable energy expertise has helped projects like Grow and Rainier Biogas, the first biogas digester in King County, successfully execute zero carbon energy developments. While in Los Angeles his construction company, True Design Build, remodeled over 80 projects, improving the health and energy efficiency of each home. Justin came to LA by way of New York City where he formed his first business in custom fabrication and art direction for the film and television industry.

Chip Maguire


Chip is the passionate architect behind True Design Build’s projects. He is striving to bridge the gap between the built environment and the natural environment without compromising design, ethics and budget.

Gabe Fertman

Project Coordinator

Gabe Fertman is a Project Coordinator at True Design Build. When on the job-site he keeps people on point, projects moving forward and sites looking good. When in the office he focuses on creating better systems and more efficient ways of operating. During his down time he can be found working on home, riding his bike or playing in the Mountains.

Lauren Groth

Interior Designer

Lauren is an interior designer who’s passion lies in solving problems with thoughtful design. The mantra “form follows function” is the foundation of which she begins each new project, ensuring that the selections made are well thought out. Lauren graduated with a degree in Interior Design from Seattle Pacific University in 2015. Her schooling ignited a deeper interest in art, design, and the more technical side of the industry. Since then, she’s designed interiors for multiple new construction homes, townhouses, and remodel projects in the greater Seattle area.

  • From concept to completion, True Design Build exists to create beautiful spaces and help every client love where they live.

Our Process

Whether you need design and/or construction services we can provide the exact customer service to suit your project from start to finish. Rather than work with a separate architecture and design firm, and then find a contractor, we can do it all for you, streamlining the process and saving you both time and money. Our approach also allows for continuity throughout the process, from the idea stage to the final product, our team will be with you. Our team is comprised of experts in both the design and construction fields. Not only does our process and project delivery system improve efficiency and mitigate risk, if you decide there are adjustments you’d like to make along the way, we can accommodate those desires. In many ways, combining the design and build talents, often described as the “master builder” approach, is a return to the oldest forms of construction procedure. It’s the so-called “traditional approach” that’s only been in use for 150 years.

No matter what you’re looking for, we have the talent to tackle the job. Throughout any project we check-in with our clients regularly, striving to have a transparent and open process from start to finish, and allowing you to actively participate. Expectations are kept very clear and we work to deliver the home of home of your dreams with total accountability every step of the way. We want to be your trusted advisors guiding the way to the best possible outcome.

Here’s an overview of the stages & steps involved in the design & build process:


Residential Design/Build & Remodel

Custom built green, eco-friendly new homes and complete remodels; built with sustainable materials, renewable power, water conservation methods, and energy efficient products.


Custom Fabrication & Carpentry

Unique, custom installations and personalized home improvements to doors/windows, bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor spaces, and more.


Land & Property Development

If you are a developer or investor we can provide turn key services to get your projects to the finish line on budget.

Green Building/Design
Energy Efficiency Projects
Renewable Energy
Custom Fabrication
Sustainability Projects
Land Development
Property Restoration