Testimonials & References

A few words from our customers

We have done multiple projects with Michael Leon and his business MLC. He has provided a satisfactory result every time. MLC is a diverse company that will strive to meet your requirements and expectations. One of Michael’s strong points is his ability to see the end product and be creative in the way he meets that goal. I would recommend MLC for your construction projects with no reserve.

Dale Ellyson
Maintenance Manager, Trident Seafoods

Michael Leon Construction has provided exceptional services to Genie during my 18 years with the company.

MLC’s attention to detail and ease of doing business allows us to focus on the plan and leave the execution and supervision to MLC. A great match.

Calvin Richards
Senior Facility Manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms

I have known Michael Leon for over 16 years. We have done many projects together for different companies from very small to fairly large ones. I have always been grateful for his understanding of deadlines and how he always has met my deadline or even occasionally finished the project earlier than expected. He has always displayed great integrity and is a man of his word. The quality of the work his team does is always great and the professionalism they display gives credit to them and his leadership. Michael also has an incredible eye for making the designs look great. I would highly recommend his company to anybody who is looking for a good general contractor.

Nick Pogreba
Maintenance Manager, Trojan Lithograph

I have worked with Michael Leon and Michael Leon Construction for 30 plus years on many projects. Michael Leon has managed projects for me from minor window replacements to major industrial plant reconstruction project. Michael Leon construction has built 50,000 square foot manufacturing facilities and performed a very large demolition project as well as large office remodels. All the projects Michael Leon Construction has done for me over the last 30 years have come in on time on budget. Michael Leon Construction staff is the example of customer service that all contractors should model their company after. I have been using Michael Leon’s consulting services most recently on a family’s multi-million dollar Marina project in Eastern Washington. If you have a project that needs to be managed or built and would like it done with no headaches then I would seriously consider using Michael Leon and Michael Leon Construction.

Michael Stevens
Pacific Coast Canola, EHS Manager

It is a pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Michael Leon construction.

“Excellence” should be a major consideration for anyone in business today. Applying that ethic to a construction project is not easily achieved by every company in the construction industry. Throughout my career, I have been involved in many construction projects and Michael Leon Construction ranks right up there with the best in Washington State. They are a team who takes great pride in their work, which starts with the owner Michael Leon, right down to the project manager, carpenters, laborers, etc. Even though Michael Leon construction is extremely quality oriented they are efficient and understand that project schedules need to be met. I would recommend them for any type of construction project and will continue to work with them in the future.

Steve Jones
Senior Director-Special Projects, Red Hook Brewery

Our church has used Michael Leon Construction on a number of occasions, from major renovations to simple room makeovers. We have been so pleased with the professionalism of the team and the quality results. Michael was involved in the whole process, from planning and design to final walk through. I would highly recommend this team to take on any project you might have.

Jim Johnson
Lead Pastor, Smokey Point Community Church

It is my pleasure to give a recommendation for Michael Leon Construction. We purchased a classic house built in 1927 and had major remodel keeping to the original architect’s design. The work was done in a timely manner and within budget. The crew was talented and pleasant. The quality of the work is outstanding.
If you are doing a major renovation of a classic house and want to retain the original style and character, this is the crew you want.

Arthur Huntley

Whether one is hiring for residential or commercial construction, most customers are at a disadvantage. Construction is complicated and entails specific knowledge and craftsmanship. The customer is therefore at the mercy of the contractor’s skill and sense of ethics to get the job done and to get it done without cutting corners. In a world of unscrupulous professionals, Michael Leon stands out as one of the most trusted contractors in Western Washington.

Michael worked for me in 1988, a time when he was working as a cabinet maker. I have been doing business with Michael ever since as I watched him become a rising star in commercial and residential contracting. His biggest clients, Safeway® and Genie® did most of their business with Michael on a handshake, something unheard of in today’s business world. This speaks to the integrity and trust Michael Leon has built with his customers over the years.

What are the things I like best about Michael Leon Construction? First, Michael does not use the down payment from one project to finance a previous project. He pays his people upon completion of work, not the 10th of the following month. What this means is he gets the job done faster than most, in part because his people know they will get paid more quickly and therefore, make Michael a priority. Second, nearly all contractors markup fixtures and appliances 20%. Michael charges only 8-10% and his costs for pickup and installation. Third, Michael is a strong advocate for correcting mistakes and making sure his subs are on time. And finally, because Michael is a craftsman himself, he knows, from knowledge and experience, how a particular job needs to be done.

There are many contractors out there but Michael Leon continues to prove himself through his actions. I recommend his services without reservation.

Dr. Jed Davis
Athletic Director, Coach, Entrepreneur

Michael Leon has been providing high-quality new construction, remodel and enhancement work for Ste Michelle Wine Estates for many years. His attention to detail, knowledge and expertise are his trademarks. He and his team have the versatility and creativity to provide unique solutions to meet budget and timeline expectations. He is a person of good character who can be counted on to under promise and over deliver every time. You are in good hands with Michael Leon for your project needs.

Rob C. McKinney
VP of Operations, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

I have been working with Michael Leon and his construction company for over 15 years. They worked closely with me in the design and build out of a dance studio, Gotta Dance, from a bare warehouse to a 12,000 sq.ft facility with five dance floors and associated facilities for over 900 students. Their willingness to listen to ideas, new concepts, and try new ways of building things was second to none.

Creating a dance studio has several specific needs from suspended sprung floors to addressing sound attenuation. Michael and his crew were always open to the ever changing flow of requests and were instrumental in dealing with the City of Redmond Building and Fire Departments to get the project finished.

I continue to use them for ongoing maintenance and upgrading of the physical facility. I would highly recommend them to anyone with any job, from a small tenant improvement project to a full blown build out.

Dave Wagner
Gotta Dance LLC

Michael Leon Construction has been a go-to for me on many projects for over 15 years. They have always done an outstanding job on all the details big or small. One of the things I have valued most about Michael is his ability to collaborate. You can go to him with a vision and he finds ways to make it a reality. Whether it is working the night shift or a weekend, he and his team always find a way to get a project completed within the timeline. The one thing that I am always amazed by, Michael and his team delivers high-quality work and still manages to beat the others on price.

Troy Crabtree
Property and Facilities Director, City University of Seattle


These are just a few of MLC’s most valued Commercial Customers:

  • Genie Industries / Terex Corporation
  • Safeway Ice Cream & Milk Plant
  • Amazon.com
  • City University
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
  • Redhook Brewery / Craft Brewers Alliance
  • Trident Seafoods
  • Arlington Pharmacy
  • Smokey Point Community Church
  • Gotta Dance
  • Arlington Copy, Mail, & More
  • Trojan Lithography
  • CenturyLink Field

MLC, Inc also has many valued Residential Customers that out of respect for their privacy are not included here, but would testify to the company’s high-quality workmanship and professionalism.

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