Who We Are
Evergreen Seismic is a family owned and operated company that specializes in earthquake retrofitting and consulting to primarily residential, and some commercial buildings. With over 20 years of construction experience, 18 of which are specific to seismic retrofitting, Evergreen Seismic not only serves residents within the city of Seattle, but also the surrounding areas. We are proud to serve Seattle and King County, as well as surrounding Snohomish, Pierce, Skagit, and Kitsap counties. Evergreen represents the state of Washington. We serve anyone within our region.
The New Yorker article, The Really Big One, written by Kathryn Schultz, scared many people and resulted in an extremely high demand for seismic retrofitting in the Seattle area. With very few retrofit companies in existence at the time, and a high demand for their services, we decided to start Evergreen Seismic to help level the playing field, and bring the market back to a reasonable price so all could afford the same safety advantages.
Meet The Owner
Matt started out working at Merkava Construction, a house lifting and moving company. He later moved on and worked for the largest seismic retrofit coorporation in Seattle for nearly a decade. There he started as a carpenter, and eventually grew to become Project Manager in his final years. Matt has over 20 years of general construction experience, which consists of roofing; framing; siding; drywall; concrete foundation work; house lifting and additional skills. He has over 18 years in the retrofit field, and has owned Evergreen Seismic for over two years.
In addition, Matt has been assisting in teaching the Home Retrofit Class for the Office of Emergency Management- a free course offered monthly, providing information to homeowners to help them prepare their homes for potential earthquakes. His experience has been supplemented by additional training at the University of Washington and working closely with pioneers in the field of retrofit.
Matt has a passion for helping people improve their homes, and takes great pride in his work. He has a great eye for detail; impeccable communication; and will leave your home better than he found it, ensuring that you are left 100% satisfied from beginning to end.
Matt did a fantastic job on the earthquake retrofit for our home. Our garage had never been so clean as it was after he was done with his work. Matt had the utmost professionalism through every step of the project. The contract clearly explained everything he was going to do, and he completed every step exactly as described. He thoroughly answered each of my questions during his initial visit in a way where he not only answered the question I asked, but gave background information to educate me on the topic of seismic retrofit. It's great to have the peace of mind that not only is my home now better able to withstand the "big one" that will eventually come to the PNW, but also that the work was done by a great company.