About Us

The GT Residential Contracting team is a talented, thoughtful, energetic and enthusiastic group. We have FUN building for our clients and we are serious about our service. We accept each new opportunity and challenge with gratitude and determination.


Graham Travis

Born into the same Ballard craftsman home his parents live in today, Graham recognizes the joy and benefit of a strong family and a strong community, and considers his work as a valuable service to both. Graham is an alum of Trinity Western University in Langely, BC (Biblical Studies).

Graham spent years learning various trades… from concrete forming and framing jobs through college, to painting, finish carpentry and tile setting, shortly after. He realized pretty quickly that he was a good craftsman, a better problem solver, and a great communicator. This blend of skills prompted him to start his first company, Graham Travis Contractor. He specialized in small to medium sized remodel jobs, with a niche in the kitchen and bath market. His commitment to quality, accurate pricing, and good communication generated more referrals than he could keep up with, so he began to hire craftsman, expanded his operations and focused on building an infrastructure that could handle any sized job in residential construction.

In the summer of 2008, Dan Pearson came on board in an ownership role and the company was renamed, GT Residential Contracting. Placing the construction and field operations into Danny’s skilled hands, Graham now focus’ his full attention on the client experience. From the first contact to the final handshake and beyond, Graham is committed to giving each client the very best service around.

Danny Pearson

Dan received a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Washington. Following his graduation, he worked as a general field carpenter for several high end Seattle and Eastside builders. With a passion for expanding his knowledge and an idea of one day starting his own business, Dan returned to the University of Washington to complete a Construction Management Certificate. Upon completion, he immediately entered the fast paced world of commercial construction. Dan was involved in managing projects ranging from $20,000 to $80,000,000, where accurate estimating, pre-­‐construction planning and scheduling, budget management, and subcontractor coordination, are a necessity.

With a successful track record and a unique combination of arts, field carpentry, and project management experience, Dan has acquired a skill set that allows him to appreciate and engage in the entire remodel process, from concept, to planning, to a high quality finished product.

Paul Shaner, Lead Carpenter

Years in Construction: 30

“What I love about residential contracting is the face-to-face interaction with our clients; the creative challenge to integrate the new with the old; and the redemption of what has become unwanted or obsolete.  The culture that Danny and Graham have created is one of true teamwork.  Our project managers strike a good balance of adequate supervision and effective facilitation, while empowering our us [Lead Carpenters] to use our experience to make decisions and move jobs forward.”

Tim Gadbois, Lead Carpenter

Years in Construction: 10

“Being a residential carpenter is great because each job has the potential to cultivate a unique and intimate relationship between the client and carpenter that isn’t found in other trades.

I love our GT Residential team because we are, somewhat literally, a band of brothers who understand and appreciate each other’s talents and personalities.  This really shows in how we approach each work day, all the way to the finished product.”

Radoje Spasojevic, Carpenter, Cabinetmaker

Years in Construction: 5

“There are very few types of work more satisfying than to create
something beautiful and enduring.  It is an honor to work for a team that respects the employees,

respects the clients, and where everyone takes pride in their work.”

Daniel Lerma, Lead Carpenter, Electrical Administrator

Years in Construction: 18

“Being a residential carpenter and licensed electrician is just fun.  I get to use my diverse talents to solve problems and make things beautiful.  The GTRC team is a low stress, family environment!”

Brian Starling, Lead Carpenter

Years in Construction: 13

“I love being a residential contractor because i get to bring the images clients have in there minds to life through my work.  I’m proud that we are a group of hard working, quality-driven craftsmen.”

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