What People Are Saying About Winter Construction

Couldn't be happier with work of Tom Winter and his crew (Max and Casey).

They showed up early on agreed day and went right to work. Cost was right on the money and in fact Tom was able to add to original plan and modify things on the fly with little and very reasonable additional cost. He is very methodical, thorough, and painstaking in his work. He has restored my faith in finding a contractor who does the job he says he will do at a cost better than expected and completing his work before moving on to his next project. Tom is busy and I would like to have him back for another job. He is booked until mid winter already and so I will have to wait. Tom is the best.

- Jim Chambers, Port Orchard


Tom Winter, in two different projects for my home, was a thoroughly competent, professional contractor and thoughtful in every aspect of his work with my kitchen and bath renovations.

He was always timely and true to his estimates of time and money.  The quality of his work is terrific and in achieving this quality, Tom is an excellent problem-solver and attentive to every aspect of the work.

Tom and Chessa Winter have been a pleasure to work with and I plan on hiring them again! In every aspect of their construction business, they are completely trustworthy and dedicated to good service.


Tom built an amazing Trex deck with view glass for our home. He also remodeled our master bathroom floor.

The craftsmanship was excellent, the work was timely, and reasonably priced.

I would recommend Winter construction to everyone.

- Marty McClendon:



Winter Construction was selected after researching other remodel contractors in the Gig Harbor area. Coming in as my middle bid on a kitchen, bath, and living room remodel in a 1945 block home, I was a bit apprehensive.

Not to worry they performed above and beyond expectations. Work was completed on time, within budget and very high quality. Tom did an amazing job of modernizing a very old home with many hidden challenges as the project progressed.

 I am sold on the work this company does.

- Ken Tolar
January 2012


Our home builder installed a fireplace that looked more like an afterthought. It was more of a “firebox” than a fireplace. Very simple and cheap looking sitting against a large wall in our Great Room. The room needed more than this simple firebox.

Enter Winter Construction.

With an unusually large wall framed by two windows near the ceiling, designing the right fireplace was tricky. A standard fireplace would simply not work. It required some imagination. Winter Construction was hired because Tom Winter’s approach to the project seemed practical. When we interviewed him for the job, his willingness to both work with us and provide his own suggestions to solve our design problem was paramount to our decision. He was able to take simple plans and ideas and turn them into reality. We could not be more pleased with the result. The fireplace became the centerpiece of the room.

Tom’s attention to detail cannot be overlooked. He worked with us closely from design to completion and followed through effortlessly with some design changes that we made along the way. His craftsmanship was outstanding. His work included framing and stone work on the fireplace, painting and cabinetry work to create some window treatments. He arrived on time each day and paid particular attention to cleaning up at the end of his day. Tom was very professional and knowledgeable with every aspect of the job.

We would certainly recommend Winter Construction for your home project. We intend to hire Tom again to complete some other projects that we have planned for our home.

- Wes Friedman

Our daughter helped us find Winter Construction through her Angie's List account, and in the past few months Tom and his crew have rebuilt our front porch and completed a far-bigger project on our large second-story deck.

We couldn't be happier in both cases. Tom is thorough, thoughtful and thoroughly professional. In both projects, modifications and a few changes were done along the way, and Tom's "can-do" attitude was very helpful and reassuring.

He and his crew were prompt, hard-working and completely accommodating to our needs. Very much a pleasure to work with.

We're already planning with Tom to do a re-do of our bathroom this spring.

- Paul and Bonnie Miller October 2012

Project: Removing existing siding and trim, installing hardi board siding, cedar shingles, installing window trim on the entire house, and painting the house and trim (2 colors).

We contacted Winter Construction after calling several other contractors. They were quick to respond and set a date for the estimate within that week. We were happy to receive a very detailed estimate and at a reasonable price. They started promptly on the date we had set and showed up everyday that they were expected.

Our work began in mid September, so they did have to work around the changing weather. But everything went very smoothly. They cleaned up after themselves (and there was a lot of debris with our entire old siding being removed) and paid good attention to the details. The job included tear down and haul away of old siding, new Hardy plank siding put up and painted whole exterior.

We would absolutely use Tom and the Winter Construction crew in the future. We will recommend them to anyone who is looking.

- Megan Carns

Winter Construction performed a complete remodel on our 1100 sq. ft. beach house. This included demolition, wall reconstruction, electrical, plumbing, flooring, kitchen, bath, texturing, painting, insulation, windows, tile, etc.

Consultation included helpful practical and aesthetic suggestions when we, as home owners, lacked ideas and experience. Tom and Chessa, and their crew, responded in a timely manner to our schedule and were sensitive to our budget requirements.

We plan to use Winter Construction in future home improvement projects and recommend them highly to those with any construction or remodeling needs.

- Jim Johnson

Project: Gig Harbor Basement Remodel:

"Chessa and Tom gave me a thorough, concise, and helpful estimate.  Working with Tom Winter and his crew was a pleasure from start to finish. They were friendly, polite, respectful of my property, and always punctual.   The work was done with precision and care. I was consulted whenever there was a small change needed in the original plan.

I'm extremely happy with the final result of my basement remodel and would not hesitate to hire Winter Construction in the future.

I highly recommend this company."

Project: Gig Harbor Trex Deck July 2015
Removal and disposal of 451 square feet of Trex decking, originally installed with screws. Installation of new Trex Deck Select material with screws. No changes were made to original deck frame or the existing cedar railing.

"My husband and I are completely thrilled with our new deck. Tom and Chessa Winter are a great team to work with on Trex deck installs. We first made contact with Winter Construction through their website on July 6th, when we sent an inquiry for an estimate to replace our 10 year old Trex deck material with new Trex Select with screws as the fastener. The existing frame and hand rail would stay the same and not require any changes. Chessa Winter contacted us the same day by email regarding our request for an estimate.

On July 12th both Chessa and Tom came to our house to take a look at the deck and gather measurements to write a formal estimate. The next morning we had an estimate for the screws, blade, drill bit, dump fee and labor through email. We provided the Trex material. Upon receiving the estimate Chessa gave us a few choices about when they could complete the work. We chose July 27th as a start date. Tom and his help arrived at 8AM as agreed. They quickly got to work removing the screws from the old boards.

By Wednesday, July 29th they were finished installing the last new board. We had one hiccup in the entire process and both Tom and Chessa were so helpful when we came up short on the Trex boards. Tom was able to get more material locally and Chessa helped us get reimbursed through Trex. During the entire process everyone from Winter Construction was punctual, respectful, courteous and super neat. Super neat meaning that everything was cleaned up at the end of each work day and old materials removed daily. We are still enjoying our new deck as summer comes to close. It is without hesitation that my husband and I recommend Winter Construction for a Trex deck install."

- Denise Iversen, Gig Harbor


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Tom and Chessa Winter - Owners
14666 Horseshoe Ave SW
 Port Orchard, WA   98367
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