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Every member of our team understands that our reputation is bound by the homes we produce and the experience our customers will have in their homes for many decades to come.

Jesse Molnick

Founder

Sage Homes Northwest is the result of experience and vision. Having spent most of my career in the real estate and land development community of Seattle, I witnessed missteps that evolved into business failures. Todd Leabman and I launched our homebuilding business during the economic downturn, in spite of the many construction companies failing at the time. We didn’t see it as a risky endeavor, but the opportunity to change the way homes are built and sold. Quite simply, do the right thing. Don’t wait to be asked. Explore the opportunities and pursue positive change and mitigate risk with every design.

The easiest and cheapest thing to do is not part of our culture. We’ve built a team of professionals who consistently focus on excellence. As a result, our warranty claims and costs are extremely low—and we never have to hide from the inspectors.

We have overcome the challenges of building in Seattle. There is nothing that can’t be done and no goal that can’t be achieved when you have a solid plan, accurate information, a strong work ethic, and a passion to get there. I’m proud of how we have successfully followed a carefully laid-out business plan over the past 10 years while remaining open that the assumptions around our plan must always be tested. 

Todd Leabman

Founder

My business partner, Jesse Molnick, and I founded Sage Homes Northwest in 2007, a year some might consider a challenging one to start a home building company, given the state of the economy and housing market at that time. Instead, what we saw was an opportunity to step onto the field with a new approach – one founded on integrity, the building of strong relationships, maintaining transparency, and by the firm implementation of industry best practices. 

My experiences since have affirmed the importance of these early decisions in our company’s history. I’ve seen that it takes consistently exceptional efforts to deliver consistently exceptional results. I’ve seen our company not only grow from the ground up, but also excel and surpass many others in the region - and beyond. I believe it is due to our strong foundational principals, as well as our vigilant application of clearly defined short and long-term objectives, that our company has come to thrive. Over the years, we have developed a nuanced understanding of Seattle’s housing market, and we continue to keep a judicious finger on its pulse, while maintaining our central emphasis on teamwork, sustainability, value building, and – above all – quality.

Sage Homes Northwest has designed and built hundreds of homes in the Seattle market since we began building in the city. We’ve cultivated a team of dedicated and highly qualified professionals whom we are proud to have amongst us. We always strive to go above and beyond to deliver first-class homes to our customers on budget, on time, every time, while also keeping a close eye on the long and exciting road ahead.


"I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was working with your staff. The customer service has been wonderful all the way from our initial contact to the final orientation. My clients have felt well cared for and are thrilled about moving into their new home"

REMAX Selling Broker