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Now Hiring Custom Homes Project Manager

Categories: JayMarc Custom Homes, JayMarc in the News | Posted: July 11, 2017

We are a fast-growing luxury homebuilder on the Eastside looking for a hard-working Custom Project Manager to add to our team of custom home professionals. At JayMarc we are team oriented and believe in smart work, high integrity and having fun. We are looking for individuals who are positive, hardworking, self-motivated, enthusiastic, detail oriented, organized, efficient, punctual, results driven and loyal.

Our Project Managers handle all aspects of the custom home building process from point of sale through to completion. A high degree of emotional intelligence is required as you will be responsible for guiding our very discerning custom clients through the custom design-build process. The person occupying this position is uniquely qualified in bringing the customer’s vision into reality while achieving the company’s business objectives. Our goal is to provide a homebuilding experience so that our homeowners can truly realize the “Love Where You Live” motto, and equally important is for JayMarc to provide an environment where employees truly “Love Where They Work!”

Areas of responsibility:

  • Project Management
  • 3rd Party Mgmt. (I.e. Architects, designers, engineers etc…)
  • Entitlements
  • Customer Relations
  • Budget / Cost responsibility
  • Materials Management
  • Quality Management
  • Safety Standards


Required Skills/Knowledge

  • High degree of experience in developing/building luxury multi-million dollar residential homes
  • Local, applicable development & building codes
  • Site development – (I.e Highest & best use of home and lot)
  • Technical knowledge – (Design / Construction / Land / Utilities)
  • Working understanding of entitlements in the requisite jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of all scopes of work, contracts, blueprints, and insurance requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management preferred, or 5-10 years’ construction field experience in high-end custom home management.


This is a full-time position with great benefits (health, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) and salary DOE. The Custom Home Project Manager reports to the VP of Operations.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirement to Amy Coate at

JayMarc Makes PSBJ’s Largest Private Company List

Categories: JayMarc in the News | Posted: June 1, 2017

JayMarc is thrilled to have made Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Larget Private Companies list as number 93! Last year we made the list as number 100 so we are excited to be in this higher position. Thank you to all of our vendors, subcontractors, bankers, investors, realtors, and homeowners for supporting our team!

To view the full list, click here. Congratulations to all of the companies who made the list!

*the list is based on revenue from 2016

PSBJ Largest Private Companies JayMarc Homes 93


2017 Gold Nugget Award of Merit Winner

Categories: JayMarc in the News | Posted: May 24, 2017

GNA Merit Icon

Judges for the 2017 Gold Nugget Awards have named JayMarc Homes as an Award of Merit winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally. JayMarc Homes earned its Merit honors for The Oslo and Copenhagen home designs, which were honored for Best Single Family Detached Home – 3,500 to 3,999 sq. ft. and 4,000 to 5,000 sq. ft.

Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards will be announced on June 29 as a feature highlight of PCBC, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field.

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all, and we look forward to our June 29 celebration of Merit and Grand Award winners.”

Now in its 54th year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world.

Gold Nugget Awards – recognizing those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning, and development.

To view the full list of Award of Merit winners, click here. Congratulations to all who were nominated!


The Oslo home design front exterior by JayMarc Homes

The Oslo Home Design – Award of Merit Winner

The Copenhagen Exterior by JayMarc Homes

The Copenhagen Home Design – Award of Merit Winner


425 Magazine’s Northwest Idea House 2017

Categories: JayMarc Homes Events, JayMarc in the News | Posted: February 14, 2017

425 Northwest Idea House 2017

JayMarc Homes is excited to announce our partnership with 425 Magazine for the 2017 Northwest Idea House! Our team is excited to share the innovative and creative elements we selected for the Idea House home. During the next few months, we will be sharing sneak peeks of the design and building process and will be sharing stories of the wonderful vendors involved in the project.


House framing of the 2017 NW Idea House

The Stockholm home design during framing.


425 Northwest Idea House

The Stockholm

9803 SE Shoreland Drive Bellevue, WA 98004

Projected Completion: June 2017


View from the upper story of the 2017 NW Idea House

Beautiful view of Downtown Bellevue and Whalers Cove.


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JayMarc Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

Categories: JayMarc in the News | Posted: January 17, 2017

JayMarc Homes received Best of Houzz 2017 for Customer Service

JayMarc Homes is excited to announce that we were awarded Best of Houzz 2017 for Customer Service. We are humbled and honored to have received this award two years in a row.

The Best of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Below are a few of the reviews from JayMarc family members that helped us achieve this honor.

JayMarc Reviews from homeowners

Our team would love for you to become a part of the JayMarc family and help you in your journey to building or discovering your dream home. Visit our website more information.


About Houzz

Houzz is a leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.


JayMarc Homes is #57 Fastest-Growing Private Company

Categories: JayMarc in the News | Posted: October 25, 2016

Puget Sound Business Journal 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2016


JayMarc Homes was proud to be on Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list for the third year in a row! This year we came in at #57. Congratulations to all of the companies who made the list this year. It is a great accomplishment!


The JayMarc Homes team at Century Link Field 12th Man flag pole

The JayMarc team up at the 12th Man flag pole at Century Link Field.

Your position on the 100 list is based on revenue growth from three previous years (2013, 2014, 2015). Our first year we ranked at #11 and last year we ranked at #27.

JayMarc Homes Ranked #57 in Puget Sound Business Journal's 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2016

JayMarc Homes Ranked #57 in Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2016.

Special guest Jim Zorn from the Seattle Seahawks spoke about being successful and the importance of having a great team. It was a joy to hear him speak! We are looking forward to next year and hopefully will make it year four!

To view the entire list, click here.

JayMarc Ranks #17 on PSBJ List of Home Builders

Categories: JayMarc in the News | Posted: October 17, 2016


This List ranks Puget Sound area home builders by the number of single-family houses built in 2015. Congratulations to all home builders who made the list! To view the entire list, click here.


JayMarc Homes ranked #17 in Puget Sound Business Journal's List of Home Builders 2015


PSBJ Largest Private Companies, JayMarc Achieves Position 100

Categories: JayMarc in the News | Posted: June 29, 2016

Puget Sound Business Journal Largest Private Companies 2015

Puget Sound Business Journal recently released their Top 100 Largest Private Companies list and JayMarc Homes achieved position 100! The rankings were based on companies headquartered in Washington and ranked by 2015 total revenue. This is a great accomplishment and we are honored to be on a list with such exceptional companies. View the full list here.


JayMarc Homes 100 Largest Private Company in Washington State based off of 2015 total revenue


Advantages of Buying New and Custom-Built Homes

Categories: JayMarc Homes in the Community, JayMarc in the News | Posted: June 16, 2016

Trulia Guest Blog

Advantages of Buying New and Custom-Built Homes

by Sam Brannan, Trulia


If you’re looking for the perfect home, you can always test your luck with the Bellevue real estate market, or consider the JayMarc custom home alternative. Choosing a new and custom home builder allows your dream home to come to you with some major advantages over buying older and existing homes. The majority of homes currently on the market are previously-owned which often come with time-consuming challenges such as repair, maintenance, and remodeling. Given these considerations, a new home may provide a more fulfilling home buying experience. Newly-constructed homes offer personalization and low-maintenance can make a significant difference in free time, energy bills and overall quality of life.


JayMarc Homes Mercer Island Custom Home

JayMarc Homes Mercer Island Custom Build

Sometimes new can mean recently made homes that have already seen a previous owner, but newly built homes made for the first time can be customized to fit your family. Buying a new home is a big investment — just like buying a car, you wouldn’t want to buy a two-seater for a family of four, so consider working with JayMarc to build a custom home personalized to fit your family. Many new home builders offer personalization of structural and design features. Personalized structural options frequently include cabinets, countertops, appliances and more for new homes.

Energy efficient

Buying homes with energy efficient features can be good for your wallet. New homes are built with improved insulation techniques, and tight construction which retains heat and cool air. With constantly evolving construction techniques, newly-built homes offer the latest and greatest heating and cooling systems, so you won’t need to worry about running your air conditioning for hours to stay cool. Newly-constructed homes also come with eco-friendly appliances, and water-conserving plumbing fixtures which will save you on monthly utility bills.

Less maintenance

How many times have you wanted to spend your free time playing your with kids but had to fix the broken sink? Older homes can have hidden costs in repairs and updates that are sometimes missed in the inspection. A new home, like buying a new car, comes with a peace of mind without the stress of constant maintenance — plus, you can finally get around to going for a family hike, or a day at the beach.


JayMarc Homes Mercer Island Custom Home

JayMarc Homes Custom Build Kitchen

Financial advantage

New homes more often than not provide a warranty. These warranties can replace certain elements of a home like windows, heating and air conditioning systems, and ventilation if necessary. Another benefit along with a warranty includes the option to finance your personalized upgrades and a mortgage amount in the original purchase price. With older or existing homes, you’re on your own in obtaining a mortgage, and renovations will come out of your pocket.


Beneficial for your family

The Seattle real estate market is becoming more and more competitive. Making offers, and looking at several homes is never an easy process, and can bring unwanted stress into your life. Working with JayMarc will let you see the home-building process from start to finish, and saves the stress of house-hunting. Once your home is ready, the move in will be easy, without any immediate repairs or renovations. The more time you have with your family and your significant other, the happier you will be.


Are you looking to build on your lot in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Seattle, or Kirkland? JayMarc’s custom homes program would be a perfect fit to help make your dream home become a reality. Call 425.615.6203 or email

Living Well in Seattle

Categories: Building a JayMarc Home, JayMarc in the News | Posted: April 19, 2016

Living Well in Seattle JayMarc Homes as seen in Architectural Digest and Vanity Fair

JayMarc Homes was recently featured in the April 2016 issues of Architectural Digest and Vanity Fair. Building a custom home should be an exciting and memorable time, not worrisome and stressful. JayMarc provides a program that easily guides you through the process so you can feel confident in your selections, timeline and the team building your home.

Living Well in Seattle JayMarc Homes Architectural Digest & Vanity Fair

Jay Mezistrano and Marc Rousso share a passion for building, exemplified in their award-winning, luxurious, well-designed homes. But it’s their passion for building relationships that differentiates this builder from the rest.

JayMarc Homes is the result of, first, a friendship. Mezistrano and Rousso met in college only to discover 20 years earlier they had been crib-mates during their grandmothers’ weekly card games. The duo’s business partnership transitioned from a DJ service, to renovating and selling homes, to land development and finally, to JayMarc Homes.

Although only five years old, JayMarc Homes is the result of Mezistrano and Rousso’s 25-year business partnership. Already they have attracted 30 of the industry’s best and brightest employees, resulting in more than 250 years of joint experience.

In addition to building a great team, JayMarc Homes has built enviable, lifelong client relationships. “Once they come into our fold, we treat everybody like family,” Rousso says. The JayMarc team takes clients under their wings, turning what is often an experience fraught with stress into something that’s easy, exciting and fun.

Building a custom home with JayMarc is truly a customer-centric experience. Staff specialists — who regularly go the extra mile — delight in wowing and surprising, and truly care about their customers. They see their clients through the entire process of building their home.

With four bedrooms, at least three baths, bonus rooms on the top floor, large mudrooms and kitchens with huge islands that open into great rooms, JayMarc homes are luxurious while still being very livable.

Mezistrano and Rousso, who live in JayMarc homes, take pride in being a local company that employs Seattle’s best. The result? Beautiful, well-designed and well-built homes.


Architectural Digest April 2016Vanity Fair April 2016


If you are interested in building a custom home with JayMarc, please Contact Brenda at 425.615.6203 or! You can also use the Contact Us form to text with Brenda about your future home plans!