For over 40 years Toth Construction has been a sought after contractor for premium quality custom projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Established by Walter F Toth in 1976 with the strong German values to do the highest quality work without compromising integrity. Sons Klaus & Erik have been brought up through all the levels of the business and currently run the daily operations. Leading an exacting and cohesive company, outfitted with especially gifted craftspeople and managers, Toth Construction continues to hold the bar at the highest standards for quality and excellence.
We have two tried and true priorities: Relationships and Service.
We have two tried and true priorities: relationships and service.
These are the mainstays of our business and are the elements of what sets us apart from other contractors.
Our mission is committed to making the process of fulfilling your design as easy and enjoyable as possible. Building your vision should be exciting, not daunting.
We make it happen by developing excellent customer relationships where expectations are clear, trust is predominant and our quality is unsurpassed.
We know that a company is only as good as the people it hires.
Our crew has been assembled carefully. Each employee is on this team because of an extraordinary skill set grounded in experience, superior craft, and attention to detail.
We're proud of our longstanding relationships with subs, and we bring you the best in the business. Together, working from a rigorous and meticulous schedule, we deliver one successful project after another. Customer peace of mind is our proof.
Toth is rich in traditions; among those is Richtfest, an activity we provide for large projects with the raising of the last beam ceremony. We also celebrate an annual Oktoberfest, as well as participating in many activities.
The Richtfest itself is an old German tradition of having a blessing, or topping- off ceremony when a new house is built.
This celebration was thrown for the workmen who had come into town to assist or build the house for the home owner after the roof had been erected. This was the point where their work was done and they were off to another town for a new project.
The overall point of the Richtfest is to celebrate all of the hard work, and usher in the house with a good blessing. In some towns, it is customary to have the parish Pastor perform a traditional blessing on the house. In other regions it is customary for the home owner to throw the Richtfest. If he chooses not to do so, an old broom is nailed to the gable ridge to show the rest of the town that he was too cheap to do so. Of course, no one would want this, so the Richtfest became a standard which is still done today.
Special Traditions We Practice During Richtfest
The Gable Tree
The tradition of the gable tree is based on it being an almost universal symbol of life.
So therefore the tree is placed high above the house to symbolize the new houses birth and the beginning of its lifespan.
There are always two bottles present at a Richtfest, which are key to the ceremony. One bottle is filled with water, salt, pepper, and sometimes herbs. This bottle is broken upon the houses threshold to ensure a full pantry, plenty of food, and prosperity. The second bottle is filled with schnapps. The schnapps is used for a toast to bring good spirits and good health to the house and its Owners.
The Richtspruch is a speech traditionally given by the Baumeister (General Contractor here) in which the house is blessed as well as toasts given to the trades people and craftsmen who have built it. Everyone present participates in the toasts and congratulates the new Home Owner.
If possible, it is fun to raise the last framing member into place as part of the topping-off. Richtfest attendees sign the beam and write good wishes on it, prior to its raising. It is believed that these good wishes become part of the house and stay with it through its lifespan.
Sticking with our German roots and traditions, Toth celebrates Oktoberfest in grand style. This gives all of us at Toth Construction the opportunity to thank and honor our clients, architects, designers, subcontractors, and vendors that we have worked with, past and present.
Toth Construction projects have been published in numerous local and national publications, including LUXE, Better Homes and Garden, Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, This Old House, and Vogue.
For press inquiries, please contact Toth Construction directly.
Luxe Magazine / Pacific Northwest Fall 2015
After living in a traditional Tudor-style residence, a retired Seattle businessman was ready for another approach, "I wanted a home that was different and reflected a new phase of my life."
To view this project, please go to the Portfolio tab and view the Madison Park II project.
Luxe Magazine / Pacific Northwest Spring 2015
Windows in this home are brought up all the way to the ceiling plane, so that the rooms could become "reflectors of light." When you look at the window design you see quiet and peaceful. Creating a seamless detail that appease very simple required a lot of consideration.
To view this project, please go to the Portfolio tab and view the Broadmoor IV project.
USA Bathroom Trends Volume 30, #4 - May, 2014
"Down the Garden Path"
The garden casts a spell on this master suite in a new Georgian-style house, with colors, patterns and textiles influenced by the view beyond the windows. One of the most noticeable features is a floral tile pattern on the bathroom floor, designed by Kylee Shintoffer. Swirling stems, sprigs and dragonflies are created by different colored mosaic tiles, including Calacatta Gold, onyx and other marble types.
To view this project, please go to the Portfolio tab and view the Broadmoor III project.
Olson Kundig Architects [Storefront] - 2011-2013
"Wonderland: Shaking Up Reality"
Olson Kundig, in collaboration with Reel Grrls, invited the community to take part in a month-long media making event. Visitors were able to participate in the film-making process by choosing miniature snow sets built by Reel Grrls? artists, which were then projected inside a human-scale globe as a background for cinematic play. Toth Construction build the life size snow globe for this eve.
Luxe Magazine Volume XII Issue 1 / Winter, 2014 - Gold List Edition
Active owner participation drives a large creative team in the development of a home that balances a rugged industrial aesthetic with a sense of human comfort.
To view this project, please go to the Portfolio tab and view the Mercer Island III project.
Luxe Magazine Volume XI, Issue 1 / Winter 2013
State of the art mechanics and sustainable details bring a Georgian-Style home into the 21st Century. This house is remarkably energy-efficient. It has been awarded LEED Silver certification-think FSC-certified framing materials, high-efficiency HVAC systems and water conversation measure both indoors and outside.
To view this project please go to our Portfolio tab and view the Broadmoor III project.
Luxe Magazine Volume X, Issue III / 2012
Built more than 100 years ago as a Queen Anne Revival style home, the residence maintains its traditional charm on the outside and makes way for a contemporary design inside, truly a Crown Jewel.
To view this project please go to our Portfolio tab and view Capitol Hill project.
Luxe Magazine Volume II, Issue 1 / 2009
"Romancing the Stone"
Palatial 14,000 square foot home on the hillside of Meydenbauer Bay with carved stone wrapping the exterior. This estate has all the romantic charm from the Mediterranean.
To view this project please go to our Portfolio tab and view the Bellevue project.