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The Inspiring Journey of NW 1st Contracting

From Small Town Dreams to Remodeling Success



In the vast landscape of the business world, there are stories that inspire, stories that remind us of the power of determination and the pursuit of passion. One such tale is that of NW 1st Contracting, a remodeling company that has made a name for itself in the industry. This is the story of how a small-town boy from South Carolina, embarked on a journey that led him to Washington state, where he met his wife, discovered his true calling, and eventually founded NW 1st Contracting with his newfound brother. Join us as we dive into the captivating narrative of NW 1st Contracting's humble beginnings and remarkable rise to success.


From Small Town to Big Dreams

Josh, a young and ambitious individual, grew up in a close-knit community in a small country town in South Carolina. Despite the simplicity of his surroundings, he was always filled with big dreams and aspirations. As he reached his teenage years, he felt the urge to explore beyond the boundaries of his hometown and seek new opportunities.


 A Journey to Washington State

Driven by a thirst for adventure and a desire to challenge himself, Josh made the life-changing decision to move to Washington state. The city lights and bustling atmosphere of Seattle captivated his curiosity, and he knew deep down that this was the place where he could carve out a new path for himself.

A Serendipitous Meeting in Mill Creek
One day in the park in Mill Creek, WA, Josh met a woman named Alyssa. Their connection was undeniable. Josh and Alyssa married, and over the next 15+ years, they built a beautiful family together, with five children. Alyssa's support played a crucial role in Josh's journey.

The Corporate World and a Missing Piece
Josh found success in the corporate world, achieving high-level positions and starting his own companies. However, he felt something was missing - the monotony left him yearning for a more fulfilling, hands-on career.


Rediscovering His Passion

While with some friends Josh met a kind hearted  individual like no other named Matt. They quickly formed a  brother like connection, realizing they shared a common background for inspiring others with true values and ethics.  As they exchanged stories and experiences through the years while working with an amazing remodeling company Josh's passion for entrepreneurship was reignited. With his love for remodeling and transforming spaces with his hands  he realized that this was the missing piece he had been searching for all along.


Brothers in Business

Josh and Matt decided to join forces and embark on a new venture together. They founded NW 1st Contracting, a remodeling company that aimed to provide exceptional craftsmanship and personalized service to their clients. With their combined and diverse expertise and shared vision, they were determined to make a mark in the industry.


The Rise of NW 1st Contracting

NW 1st Contracting started small, taking on modest remodeling projects and building a reputation for their attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction. Word of mouth spread, and soon their client base grew. Their dedication to quality workmanship and their ability to bring their clients' visions to life set them apart from the competition.


Embracing Challenges and Growth

As NW 1st Contracting continued to thrive, Josh and Matt faced their fair share of challenges. They encountered complex projects, tight deadlines, and demanding clients. However, they embraced these obstacles as opportunities for growth and learning. Each challenge they overcame only strengthened their resolve and solidified their position in the industry.


A Legacy of Excellence

Today, NW 1st Contracting stands as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and partnership. Josh and Matt's commitment to their values , ethics, craft and their clients has earned them a reputation as one of the leading remodeling companies in Snohomish county. Their legacy of excellence continues to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and craftsmen alike.


The story of NW 1st Contracting is a reminder that success is not solely measured by financial gain or professional accomplishments. It is a testament to the power of following one's passion, embracing challenges, and finding fulfillment in the work we do. Josh's journey from a small country town to co-founding a successful remodeling company serves as an inspiration to all those who dare to dream big and pursue their true calling.

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