Two houses built by Choice Construction for the Homes of Distinction project will be open for tours July 11-28. Homes of Distinction, in partnership with Seattle’s KOMO-TV, annually showcases construction and design projects. This years is focused around the Puget Sound region, and Choice Construction of Gig Harbor was selected as this year’s builder.
Doug Clark, owner of Choice Construction, suffered an injury at the company’s Homes of Distinction site in Sammamish this past weekend, but the construction and tours will proceed as planned.
“There is an amazing team that has been hand selected, and they have it handled,” Gig Harbor Home of Distinction homeowner Shelley Murphy said. “There are no worries here, except for Doug.”
Clark is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries. He and his son, Adam, operate Choice Construction out of Gig Harbor.
“We feel honored to be working with TL Concepts and KOMO on this project,” Adam Clark said. “We are very proud of these two homes on high profile.”
Choice Construction is known for its personalized work. Murphy jokingly refers to it as “Concierge Construction” because it’s all about customer service, she said. This is Murphy’s second home designed by Choice Construction.
“They get emotionally invested in their projects,” Murphy said. “Their homes are like a custom suit.”
Choice Construction takes the time to find out its clients’ interests and caters to their needs, Murphy added.
“Both projects are very unique, and each client is different,” builder Adam Clark said of the custom homes on tour this month.
The Sammamish home is a large family house with a Mediterranean feel. Inside are lots of ornate metals, marble and gold.
“It is well done with an elegant look,” Clark said.
The Gig Harbor home is designed with a rustic, modern look. Each room is customized and specially designed.
The owners of the Gig Harbor house enjoy cooking and hosting friends at their home. Choice Construction focused on that aspect and included is a trough sink, which will be used to serve drinks over ice.
There are unique sliding doors that hold glasses behind the kitchen, and an outdoor living room on a deck with a fireplace and an infinity waterfall.
“Choice goes for the wow factor,” Murphy said
“Both clients are very happy with how everything is turning out,” Clark added.
A number of local vendors and artists have staged and donated pieces to the homes. In the Gig Harbor location, Northwest artist Christopher Mathie's paintings will be staged throughout and available for purchase.
Tours will be held Thursday through Sunday, with shuttles running when full. Proceeds will be donated to Young Life charity. Shuttles will pick up guests from Sehmel Homestead Park, drop people off at the home and they can stay as long as they like, Murphy said.
“This is an opportunity for local families and businesses to see the latest in home construction products presented in a family-friendly atmosphere,” she said.
The showing will bring in people from outside Gig Harbor as well.
A resource center will be located in the garage of the Gig Harbor home during tours and business workers will provide information about their contributions and answer questions.
“This has been a collaboration of a lot of incredible people to come together and make this home,” Murphy said.