WardConstruction: Building Port Townsend's Future

Ward Construction is a general contractor specializing in residential construction and remodeling.


Founded in Port Townsend over four years ago, we take pride in meeting and exceeding your needs and expectations.


We work hard to maintain a clean and orderly work environment - which is your home. Our specialty is quality workmanship and attention to detail.

With 30 years of work experience in all areas of home construction, we have the expertise to complete your project from start to finish - big or small. Realizing that construction can be a stressful experience, we go the extra mile to insure that all the details are taken care of, setting the client at ease. We also provide advice on alternative solutions that can save time and money without compromising quality.

What We Do

bedroom with 14' glass dome

Ward Construction will assist you at every stage of your project, from pre-construction to completion.  We can assist you in planning and designing a kitchen, bathroom, an addition or a new home. With our computer aided design program, we can generate full scale plans ready for permitting and bidding.


We can manage your project as a general contractor or provide the expertise and assistance you may need to manage the project yourself and utilize our skills for the fine finishing details. As an experienced project manager, we have the skill set and contacts needed to manage the subcontractors for you to receive the highest level of workmanship and to insure that all aspects of your project work together harmoniously. Our personal skill sets and trades include: foundations, framing, plumbing, drywall, painting, interior trim, tile floors and showers, wood and vinyl flooring, and all manner of finishing details. 


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Meet Our People

James Ward on the left (55) - Company Owner. James has over 25 years of construction experience, as well as 10 years experience in all aspects of the printing trades. James was previously employed as a Project Manager for a local high-end home builder and developed a reputation for congenial management style and attention to detail. His personal philosophy is that any job worth doing is worth doing well.


Michael Duncan on the right (32) - Project Foreman. Michael has extensive experience building quality homes in Jefferson County for over a decade. Whether managing a full crew and several sub-contractors or performing individual detailed tasks himself, he demands the highest quality and professionalism. With a relaxed communication style and a willing attitude he is prized by our customers.


We exclusively employ trusted, skilled, well-mannered personnel with long-term construction experience in order to ensure optimum results.


As an experienced General Contractor we utilize the highest quality sub-contractors - electricians, plumbers, dry-wallers, roofers - who we are familiar with and who have met our high expectations of quality and reliability. Our goal is always to provide the highest quality at the most reasonable price. Keeping in mind that the cheapest price could cost more in the long run.

Our Past Projects

We're proud of our achievements.  The photos below are a small sampling of projects I, James, have personally managed or had a direct hand in their creation.