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Garrette Custom Homes: 'Building better lives'

Updated: Mar 27

Garrette Custom Homes: ‘Building better lives’


By Jillian Chandler

It was more than a decade ago, 2013 to be exact, when Matt Lewis opened the Puget Sound division of Garrette Custom Homes in Tacoma. The company first began building in Vancouver, Washington, in 1996 with 20 homesites. Since then, his team has built more than 6,000 homes throughout Washington and Oregon.

“I love how so many disciplines collide in homebuilding and development. Economics, demographics, environmental, regulatory — all of these things are in play in our business,” Matt says. “But, at the end of the day, it’s about people — your team, your customers, and your trade partners. You have to be authentic, available and always think win-win.”

Garrette Custom Homes specializes in building brand-new homes on your land, their land, or land you find together. They offer spacious home plans up to 4,500 square feet, including single level, primary on the main floor, and multi-generational home plans. With 30 floorplan options available to choose from, clients are sure to find the perfect plan to fit their unique lifestyle. Matt also notes they have several premier acreage estate communities like Tehaleh in Bonney Lake and Solitude at Skyfall in Silverdale.

Matt’s team is made up of highly trained professionals, each one an expert in one or more facets of the home building process. From their experienced Land Acquisition team dedicated to helping find the perfect piece of land, to designers to construction supervisors to customer care staff, the team takes great pride in their work.

“We are passionate about every aspect of homebuilding — from planning, to building, to helping you choose features that will personalize your new home and make it all your own,” Matt explains. “Whether you want to live in a well-planned new home community or build on your land, we are committed to crafting a custom home that meets your expectations in every way.”  The professional team of designers at Garrette Custom Homes’ 2,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Design Studio in Tacoma work alongside buyers to help personalize their brand-new home.

The entire process keeps everything — from design through construction — limited to one team to ensure clear communication and keep your project on schedule and budget. This provides a streamlined homebuilding experience with a straightforward process and superior end results.

For those interested in pursuing a build with Garrette Custom Homes, they invite you to visit their Gig Harbor Regional Model home, showcasing their most popular plan, the Shasta XXL — a beautiful primary-on-main home situated on 2.5 acres. Boasting 3,756 square feet, the home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a three-car garage. The spacious great room boasts elegant 12-foot coffered ceilings, shiplap gas fireplace and transom windows. Step into the eat-in kitchen, showcasing quartz countertops, extended island and Sub-Zero Wolf appliances. The sizable primary bedroom connects to the stunning en-suite bathroom with curbless custom shower, soaking tub and walk-in closet. Head upstairs to the upper level, where you will find the large bonus room with a wet bar, fourth bedroom and full bath. Reach out today to schedule a tour.

Matt believes in “building better lives” and feels fortunate to be able to not only make a difference in their homebuyers’ lives but also the community through their Giving House program ( — with more than $70,000 donated to help make a difference for local nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound.

If a new home is on your horizon, let Matt Lewis and his professional team at Garrette Custom Homes guide you from vision to completion.

Garrette Custom Homes

4802 Tacoma Mall Boulevard

Tacoma, Washington


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