Modern Home Builder - Winter 2018 - 73
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Company owner Alex Schenkar believes in offering an exemplary customer
service experience to his clients.
diverse skill set; we are a multi-faceted company," Schenkar says.
Schenkar Construction's capabilities also include foundation stabilization and steep slope construction. These two specialties are
particular important in Seattle, where many homes are built on
steep lots or on unstable soil. "Historically, people would need to
find an engineer, builder and geotechnical specialist for these projects; we offer all of those services under one roof," he adds.
Alex Schenkar founded the company in 2006 with 15 years of
experience in the building and remodeling industry under his belt.
Earlier, after attending the University of Colorado and earning a
bachelor's degree in environmental design and architecture, he
gained extensive project and construction management experience and worked in the public and private sectors in areas including architecture, land use planning, historical preservation, marketing and business management.
ern sunset. Interior features include a reverse floor plan with a
great room, kitchen and living room on the second floor and
bedrooms on the first floor.
The home includes ceiling heights between 12 to 14 feet as
well as a grand foyer with a 30-foot ceiling clear story window
frame, Schenkar notes.
Schenkar Construction believes in offering an exemplary customer service experience to all of its clients. "Homeowners can communicate directly with me," Schenkar says. "We believe that through
communication we can remain transparent throughout the process
and set reasonable expectations through project execution." )
The company's custom home projects range in value from
$850,000 to $4.5 million. Schenkar Construction-built homes
also range in architectural styles including Craftsman, Northwest
Contemporary, Modern and Colonial. "We design specific to our
client's chosen aesthetic," Schenkar says.
Schenkar Construction's ongoing projects include two custom
homes as well as historic preservation and foundation stabilization
projects. Its recently completed projects include a Modern-style
custom home in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood that was finished in November. The 3,500-square-foot home features four
bedrooms, three bathrooms and a 360-degree rooftop deck.
Several different siding materials were used on the home including tongue-and-groove clear cedar, reverse standing seam metal
and Hardi board. "The different exterior materials make this home
considerably more unique than others in its style," Schenkar says.
"Using the different materials allowed us to complement and soften the architectural style."
The home's architectural scale is enhanced by a steel moment
frame. It allowed for the construction of an expansive cantilevered
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