Small Beginnings

Having witnessed and experienced bad safety habits and empty client relationships with past employers, Rick Faber wanted to create a construction company that placed the wellbeing of employees first and focused on the future of clients businesses. He believed in looking at the big picture of a client’s business, how to prevent a business from becoming bottlenecked because of bad design choices and bad locations. In 1987 alongside wife Debbie, Rick founded Faber Construction Corporation. They humbly began by building barns.

Faber Construction’s first big purchase was an International Forklift. Instead of going up and down ladders all day, slowing down progress and increasing fall risks, the forklift was used alongside scaffolding to ensure safety and speed up the construction. Faber still has this old dilapidated forklift as a reminder of what we started with and how far we’ve come.

Continuous Growth

Our family owned company grew to become one of the major pre-engineered steel building contractors in Whatcom County, performing and erecting over 80% of all metal industrial and commercial buildings in the Northwest Washington area.

In the last decade Faber has grown in volume of projects delivered as well as project type, scope of work and the level of quality. Over time we began self-performing our site and earthwork needs, which lead to the development of our earthwork division in 2007 and we expanded from private to public work. We have completed parks, roads, water, and sewer projects in cities and counties all over western Washington. Our hard working, qualified team has earned high recognition from many county and public works directors for their outstanding work and accomplishments.

Throughout the years we’ve been contracted to build many beautiful custom homes for our clients. In 2011 this expanding division became West Coast Homes, focusing on custom homes and building the occasional spec home.

We are now a full service commercial, industrial, residential and civil construction company. Our aim on every project is to deliver the highest value possible in service, professionalism, quality, materials and final product. As a diverse construction company we can control your risk better through our in house services and great partnerships.

We value transparency in every area of our business. From estimating to billing, you can build with peace of mind.

A Few Milestones

1987

Founded

A young Rick Faber founded Faber Construction on February 2, 1987.

1989

Grew to 10 employees

1990

1st public project

Sumas Public Library

1992

1st commercial project

1995

1st multifamily building

Lion's Head Apartments in Lynden, WA

1996

Moved out of garage

Faber moved into a renovated office on 131 East Grover Street, Lynden WA, where we still are today!

1999

Star Building Systems Master Builder Award

The Henry M. Jansen Agricultural Center steel building in Lynden, WA won us the Best of Northwest Territory District, one of many Star Building Systems awards we've won.

2003

WBA Certificate of Recognition

Award for outstanding business and community achievements.

2004

Star Buildings Systems Top 10 Award

Members of AGC

2007

Civil division created

1st public civil project

2011

West Coast Homes created

Our residential division, West Coast Homes, is created.

2012

1st LEED Certified Building

Index Sensors - LEED Gold

2015

New Seattle Office

Faber opens a new office in the Seattle area. With new opportunities arising and ongoing projects in the area having an office based in Woodinville will help us better serve the Greater Seattle market.

2017

100 employees

Faber has grown with over 100 employees and we're excited to see what the future holds.