"We worked with Russell between 2017-2018 on a major home renovation in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle. We purchased a home built in 1938 that was two floors and approximately 1500 square feet. Our project essentially consisted of an entire home rebuild where we kept the footprint of the home and exterior walls intact but demolished the interior walls down to the studs, entirely removed and replaces all electrical and plumbing, took off the roof, and built two new floors on top of the existing structure. Russell worked with us throughout the entire duration of the project alongside our architect who designed the house.
The quality and workmanship of Russell’s teams were top notch and we were very impressed with the results. However, what set Russell apart from other contractors that we’ve worked within the past is his quick response time and ability to keep open lines of communication throughout the entire project. Throughout the ~13 months project, we never had to wait more than a couple of hours, if not 1 business day on a couple of occasions, to hear back from Russell. He is a consummate professional and we know that he always had our best interests at heart when working with his subs and other teams on the project. We would recommend Russell without reservation and hope you also consider working with him on your project."
"I used Russell’s services for several years now. I grew up in the construction business myself, so I know quality work when I see it. Russell has been a consummate professional the entire time I have known him. He is upfront with his pricing (no surprises), communicates very well, and his craftsmanship goes above and beyond. In a time of such growth and trade shortages here in Seattle, Russell has been very responsive, no matter the size of the project, and has always done a top notch job helping me upgrade my new construction home. He does a great job of managing all the trades across construction, painting, electrical, plumbing, etc."
“We worked with Russell to fully renovate our condo. We had to do some structural work first, then remodeled the kitchen, after that, we update the master bathroom, and then finally updated all the trim and doors in the condo. It was great to work with a contractor who understood, based on our budget, that we wanted to complete this job in several stages. He was more than willing to accommodate this request. Furthermore, he was always professional, prompt, and most importantly easy to work with. I have recommended him to several of my friends needing home improvements and he has done great work for them as well. I will gladly continue to recommend Russell and Showtime Home Renovation to anyone looking to get high-quality home renovation work done at a fair price."
"We would like to extend our sincere recommendation for Showtime Home Renovation and express our appreciation for the excellent service that they provided. We hired Showtime for the full remodel of our home after we had a house fire in March of 2019. Russ made this very stressful situation for our family a positive experience as possible.
He worked with us to understand our needs to formulate a plan with a clear timeline. He would spend the time to walk the house with us weekly, so we were kept up to date as major milestones were completed. If we ever had questions or concerns Russ was always quick to respond to address them and flexible with changes to our vision for the project. After remodeling our home, we were able to sell it.
We had such a great experience working with Russ and his team that we hired him again for the full remodel of the new home we purchased in July 2019. His vision helped us navigate how to transform this house into our home. Russ’s expertise was crucial as we navigated significant changes to our staircase and the addition of a wine cellar under the stairs. The result is beautiful, we are so happy!”
“Russell McGinnis led an extensive remodel of our three-level, 3,750 square feet house at the north end of Lake Washington. This house was originally built in 1974. As a result, it needed major work.
Russell and his crew paid attention to the smallest details. In fact, they found and corrected several structural problems that were unknown to us. In addition, they found and repaired electrical and ductwork issues. In the end, our home is a showpiece.
We have held several events of fifty people in our home. All of them have complimented us on the beauty and quality of work. We had four contractors bid on the project. The estimates we received ranged from $175,000 to $745,000!
Our criteria for selection was the “confidence level” we had from talking to the contractors and price. We got it right! Russell and his crew did a great job for less than $400,000.