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Sellen Construction Overview

Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Sellen Construction Company is the largest locally owned commercial construction firm in the Pacific Northwest. Since our founding by John Sellen in 1944, we have been a part of the phenomenal growth of this region. Our success is based on one simple philosophy – we ... Read more

Mission: To be the best builder in the industry.

Sellen Construction – Why Work For Us?

Sellen employees are diverse in many ways – education, skills, background – but what unifies us all is a genuine dedication to the success of our clients and partners. Many team members consider Sellen their second family, spending their entire careers growing and contributing to significant projects throughout the community.

Right now, we’re building some of the most exciting projects in the region, most within walking distance from our office in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. From multi-tower campus developments to small and intricate tenant improvement spaces, we’re partnering with interesting clients in the office, healthcare, retail, residential, hotel, biotech, arts and non-profit markets to build amazing spaces.

Our goal is to hire the best talent and develop the strongest project teams in the industry. We are always looking for great people to join us. If you possess strong technical skills and a team spirit, please introduce yourself.

Sellen is a builder. A builder of partnerships. A builder of community. A builder that seeks to add value to the organizations we work with and within the neighborhoods we live and work. As the largest locally owned commercial construction firm in the Northwest, we’ve had the privilege to partner with smart clients and talented professionals on many of the most technically challenging projects in the region for 70 years.

Over the decades, Sellen has been guided by the philosophy that we can make a positive impact in the world by bringing success to our people, our partners and our clients. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together and, more importantly, we’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

SAFETY: To be the safest builder in the industry 

PEOPLE: To be the best place to work, learn and grow 

PERFORMANCE: To be the most efficient builder and reduce our impact on the environment 

PARTNERSHIP: To be the most highly valued and trusted partner 

RESPONSIBILITY: To make a lasting difference 

Sellen Construction Reviews

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    Great work environment, challenging, rewarding, wonderful clients and projects, caring leadership, I am fortunate to have found Sellen! I had been in the industry with a few other firms and Sellen is the best that I have experienced. I believe I have found a home to grow my career while supporting my life outside of work.


    Things can be fluid at times with projects changing and roles adjusting. This should be expected in the industry however.

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    Keep up the good work!

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Sellen Construction Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Sellen Construction in April 2015.


    I had an informational interview with Sellen Construction to see if there were any positions that I could fit into as an Environmental Engineer. The conversation was very pleasant and the interview was very straightforward. The HR rep asked me about how Sellen could fit into my career goals etc.

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Sellen Construction Awards & Accolades

  • Top 5 General Contractor, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2013

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