Our Process

In the more than 20 church projects we have completed in the past 10 years, we have found that while we build churches, churches build relationships. The bonds that members create as they interact, worship, mourn and celebrate are the foundation for a community.

We see our role as facilitating those bonds. Successful partnership with all parties– architects, the community, and the church– lead to spaces that enable people to interact naturally and without barriers. To achieve this, we focus on creating places that are welcoming, warm, comfortable, sized correctly, and visually appealing. These places, like your church, attract people and are nurturing and flexible.

By partnering with youMCNW Logo from ARC - Highest Resolution Logor church early in the planning process, the team at Merit Construction Northwest is thoroughly equipped to develop your plans around your budget. With almost 60 years in the industry and well-founded relationships with many local subcontractors, Merit’s team possesses a realistic understanding of the costs and issues that go into your project, and is able to guide you through them.NACDB Logo

Merit Construction Northwest is the only contractor in Washington registered with the National
Association of Church Design-Builders, a non-profit organization that serves as a resource for the planning, design and construction of churches and church-­related facilities. More information on the NACDB and how we work together in service to churches is available here.

Our team is specifically trained and certified to work with religious institutions.  Combining these resources and knowledge with the church’s vision for expansion and growth, our team helps yours to build a lasting future home.

Proven Performance

Merit Construction Northwest is proud to stand on decades of service to churches in Western Washington State. Here’s what our clients have to say:

“So many have FIRST CHris INTspoken of your unfailing good cheer, of your flexibility, and of your interest in helping us at every point.”

-Robert S. Rayburn, Senior Pastor, Faith Presbyterian Church

Merit Construction Northwest went above and beyond to accommodate and meet our needs enabling our September start-up.

-Sharon Wallenborn, Preschool Director, Columbia Presbyterian Church

“Please accept my deep appreciation for the work you and the people who work for you provided First United Methodist Church in the transformation of our new church home. Our members are very pleased with the building.”

James M. LeGro, Chair of Trustees, First United Methodist Church

Merit Construction Northwest did everything in their power to save us money from the original estimate. They work very closely with all the sub-contractors and through value engineering we have been able to save and build an outstanding church building that is bringing many new faces to our Lord and Savior.”

Terry Robertson, fmr. Church Administrator, Columbia Presbyterian Church

“Your firm’s good estimating, management and personal communication skills as well as construction expertise of your team resulted in a project that is meeting and exceeding our needs as well as a project that came in ahead of schedule and under budget.”

L. Paul Zankich, Treasurer, Hope Lutheran ChurBETHELINch and School

“From the very beginning your team brought professional project and construction management expertise to our endeavor. It was an honor and privilege to work with your exceptional team. God Bless You and thank you for a job well done.”

-Dale Johnson, Columbia Presbyterian Church Building Committee Chair

Merit Construction Northwest is an award-winning builder of churches and community centers, including the NACDB Honor Award in 2010 and 2015, and the Merit Award in 2010.

Where to Start

Whether you’re just beginning to explore the possibilities of a new church facility, or are several months into the process, we’d love to be involved.

Start the conversation today and get your church on the road to continued success.