Welcome to UBuildIt


UBuildIt-Spokane, WA

Serving Eastern Washington & North Idaho

The UBuildIt System

At UBuildIt-Spokane, we take pride in seeing our client take on the challenge to build their home like a pro. We understand the incredible feeling owning something you built yourself brings, and for decades now we have helped thousands like you travel the owner-builder journey successfully.

Take charge and avoid future frustrations of undoing someone else's mistakes by overseeing your own home building process. What is more, as an owner-builder, you get to add extra touches that will make your home special to you.

We take you through the womb-to-tomb process of planning and building, from identifying a build site, creating house plans, choosing materials, to finding qualified and experienced subcontractors.

Choose Your Level of Involvement

In our standard program, you can choose to do as much or as little of the actual work yourself and have qualified subcontractors do the rest.

Too busy with life or you currently live out of the area? We offer the UBuildIt Plus package, where we manage the subcontractors for you. Either way, you are fully responsible for all critical decisions, you receive full disclosure, and you directly control the money for your project.

Our full range of services includes:

  • Budget evaluation & assessment
  • Property location and/or evaluation
  • Referrals to preferred, cost-effective Owner-Builder lending sources
  • Designer or Architect referrals & design development oversight
  • Impartial material & technology assessment
  • Construction planning, specification development & bidding
  • Technical & professional on-site consultations from start to finish
  • Access to proven, qualified & reliable subcontractors & suppliers
  • 24/7 phone access & support

Our goal? To ensure that you get more value for your money than if you used a regular contractor.

Now is a great time to get started! call us or come in for  an initial FREE, no-obligation, one-on-one consultation at 509.326.0544, toll free at 1.866.UBUILDIT or to request more information, fill out the form below.


2202 East Sprague Spokane, WA 99202 Directions


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UBuildIt Team Spokane

The UBuildIt system has been tried tested and confirmed that it indeed works efficiently. Our programs are customized to meet the diverse clients' needs with the aim to help all owner-builders take on home building like professionals. We empower our clients with our expertise so they can make informed decisions. When you build your home with us, you are not only empowered by a proven system but you are also supported by an experienced task force who have a proven record gained for over three decades.

Paul Hamre - Owner

The UBuildIt-Spokane owner was born and raised in North Dakota, Paul is a third-generation contractor and a graduate of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux.

When Paul got his driver's license at the age of fourteen, his contractor father gave him his first vehicle, a 1950 Ford pickup with a flathead Mercury engine. From then on through college, Paul worked every summer for the family painting and construction business where he learned the trades of painting and carpentry and the business of contracting as well.

After earning his BA in mathematics in 1973, Paul moved to Spokane where he worked for general contractors until he started his own construction company in 1978 as a framing contractor. In 1981, he and a partner founded Hamre Construction and spent 25 years as successful public works contractors and custom home builders. In 1998 Paul read in a business journal about a great new company in Seattle called UBuildIt and immediately contacted the founder, Chuck Warrender. Within a year, Paul became one of the early UBuildIt System providers, opening the Spokane office to serve eager owner-builders in eastern Washington and north Idaho. Since then, Paul has assisted hundreds of homeowners to plan and manage their own home building project.

The UBuildIt SystemAdvantages

Our unique consulting service assists homeowners with overseeing and managing the entire planning and building process of do it yourself house building.
  • You are in control of the entire project
  • You receive the advantage of volume builder discounts and leverage from our preferred subcontractors and suppliers
  • You can have the upgrades, extra amenities or square footage you deserve in your custom home
  • You get one-on-one attention, response and courtesy from our subcontractors and suppliers because you are a UBuildIt client
  • You establish a relationship and work with a dedicated construction expert who will assist you with every aspect of the planning & custom home building process

Our Clients Say It Best

  • Bruce Booher:
    "Our experience with UBuildIt in Spokane was excellent. Prior to our commitment to them, they reviewed every part of the construction process with us, including different construction methods and their respective costs. During construction they worked us through each phase offering advice as well as the choice of several excellent sub-contractors. Their pre-construction cost estimates proved to be very accurate and our home construction project came in on time and under budget. Our takeaway – professional, concerned and involved at every phase of construction. We highly recommend UBuildIt Spokane for those who wish to take charge of the construction or re-model of their home but are in need of the advice and direction of people with decades of experience in the Spokane area construction industry."
  • Maggie Burton:
    "Our initial fact finding meeting with Paul Hamre was extremely informative. We learned about UBuildIt and its entire program which we found to be quite impressive. Having just moved to the area we knew that we would need help locating the people and material providers needed to build our dream home. We took the information Paul provided home and had a lenghtly discussion on wheather or not we felt we could manage our own build using this system. We decided we definitely could, and felt the cost savings we would realize would be substantial.

    Using Paul's expertise and guidance we were able to build a very complex timber frame/Insulspan home in under 2 years. UBuildIt provided us with lists of the best sub-contractors in the area so that we could interview and choose the ones we felt we could work with the best. The sent us to material providers that priced out the materials for us and gave us "Contractor Management" pricing, saving us thousands of dollars. And last but not least, Paul was there at every step of the build. If I had a doubt or question, all it took was a call and he either provided information and guidance over the phone or made a trip to the site. I found the periodic inspection at key times during the build to be extremely helpful.

    The biggest benefit I realized was when I was having a problem with a material provider. As a "one on" builder I had very little "power" to negotiate if material was delivered that did not meet my standards. This was only a problem once, but it was a major problem that would have affected the looks of the outside of our new home. I called Paul, explained the problem, and, because of his company's long term relationship with all the material providers in the area the problem was resolved with no additional cost to us and the proper material was provided.

    Bottom line, UBuildIt was definitely the best way for us to build our dream home. Cost savings, support when needed, expert advice, lists of the best subs and suppliers in the area, I don't know what else you could want. And I felt the best consultant I could have worked with was Paul Hamre."
  • Valerie Caldwell:
    "Highly Recommend

    We worked with Paul from UBuildIt for a large remodel project on a previous home we owned and had an excellent outcome. Through the process Paul was always accessible for answering our questions and concerns (and we always had a LOT). Using UBuildIt enabled us to be completely in control of our project which worked out perfect for us. We were even able to do some of our own work. Paul was with us every step of the way and his extensive knowledge was invaluable. He saved us so much money in the end. We always recommend him to anyone we know who wants to do a home project or to build a home. In our new house we fully intend to use Paul and the UBuildIt program again."
  • Geoff Lee:
    "Paul knows as much about home building as anyone in the industry. My project progressed as he said it would, at the price he said it would, and a year later I am very satisfied with the end product I call home."
  • Devon and Lynette:
    "Our experience with our first builder was unfortunate and really unforeseeable. Being in control of paying sub contractors directly with UBuildIt gave us peace of mind that the subs were actually being paid. Paid subs show up and do the work. Before UBuildIt, our project was slow and subs were always inconsistent in their appearance at the site. After UBuildIt, subs were scheduled and work progressed at a much faster rate. UBuildIt's presence onsite regularly was amazing!

    Brief Interview with Lynette on building their new custom home with UBuildIt

    UBuildIt: Your home construction had stalled halfway when you decided to contact UBuildIt. What happened in between and what lessons would you share with the next owner-builder that can save them going through the same?

    Lynette: Our experience with our first builder was unfortunate and really unforeseeable. Being in control of paying sub contractors directly with UBuildIt gave us peace of mind that the subs were actually being paid. Paid subs show up and do the work. Before UBuildIt, our project was slow and subs were always inconsistent in their appearance at the site. After UBuildIt, subs were scheduled and work progressed at a much faster rate. UBuildIt's presence onsite regularly was amazing!

    UBuildIt: Looking back, in what way does an owner-builder like yourself benefit from seeking expert help in the building process?

    Lynette: Well for one, UBuildIt's reputation brought the best subs to our project and the work was wonderful craftsmanship. Our project took off once UBuildIt took over and we credit that to their expertise.

    UBuiIdIt: Any specific reason why you chose to work with us?

    Lynette: We liked the idea of being in control of paying subs directly. We were also very impressed with the schedule outline and the transparency of the UBuildIt process.

    UBuildIt: What do you love best about your new home?

    Lynette: It is finished! The craftsmanship of the finish woodwork is absolutely beautiful. The layout of our home is exactly how we wanted it and takes advantage of the property. If we have questions we know you will respond quickly. Our home functions exactly as we'd hoped.

    UBuildIt: Most clients report that the flexibility to change some decisions in the building process is the best part of the owner-builder style. What major changes did you make along the way that you perhaps never anticipated?

    Lynette: We ended up with a much more energy efficient home than we planned because we followed Paul's advice for insulating. We also fixed some mistakes our first builder made and have a better quality home."
  • Kent & Cecelia Z.:
    "Without UBuildIt, I would have been lost. The longer you get into it, the more detailed it gets and that’s really where UBuildIt becomes useful, really beyond useful. You can design your house and make the plans, but as soon as you break ground, there are all these things that you never knew about. UBuildIt has the answers to the details."
  • Meg & Marc K.:
    "UBuildIt is awesome."
  • Bill T.:
    "UBuildIt has provided the expertise and knowledge to carefully guide me through the many steps involved in building our new home. I would highly recommend this program without reservation."
  • Keith & Betsy B.:
    "In case we haven’t said it recently, we comment almost daily on how GLAD we are for UBuildIt’s services and support. Thank you!"

Gallery Of Completed Homes


    Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Chuck & Barb Myers

    Spokane, WA
  • Devon & Lynette's New Home

    spokane, WA
  • Firth Ranch House

    Spokane, WA
  • The Booher Home

    Spokane, WA
  • The Pizelo/Cooper Home

    Spokane, WA
  • The Lloyd Home

    Spokane, WA
  • Grant & Deb Ramsay Twin Additions

    Spokane, WA

Additional Info

About UBuildIt-Spokane

Are You Thinking of Building Your Dream Home or Remodeling Your Current Home?

Are you looking for options beyond handing over total control to someone else or taking on all the risk yourself? Rest assured, by the thousands of satisfied UBuildIt clients nationwide, the UBuildIt® system is the perfect choice for providing homeowners complete control, contacts to prescreened suppliers, subcontractors and vendors and reduced pricing along with expert guidance from their UBuildIt Consultant throughout their home building or remodeling project. And UBuildIt is with you every step of the way! From site selection and evaluation to planning and throughout the entire building process.

UBuildIt-Spokane Knows Your Needs

We understand your fears and concerns and will help you overcome them by providing our extensive experience and knowledge! We provide the safety net and insight that you need in order to build your dream.

UBuildIt-Spokane assists owner-builders in eastern Washington and north Idaho, a region known as the Inland Northwest. Spanning from the wheat fields of the Palouse to the foothills of the Rockies, this region has incredible diversity in topography and climate conditions.

With our clients, we tackle a host of construction challenges, such as remote building locations, adverse weather conditions that can stall progress and disrupt scheduling, as well as a monumental variety of elevation and grade issues that require expert and creative solutions for developing a home site. We are a working team of three experienced consultants who have learned to safely guide you, our client, through the maze and pitfalls of planning and building your own home. As our client, we whole-heartedly believe that YOU are the best person(s) for the job of “being the builder.” After all, it is your home and your money. Who knows better than you what is important for your home. WE are experts at giving you the information, advice, and guidance you need to make all the right decisions to manage a successful project.


Your dream home, our experts, your instant equity.

Interested in becoming a part of our team? As a part of UBuildIt, you will get to coach homeowners and guide them through the entire process. Enjoy the satisfaction of seeing home building dreams come true and join our world class team today!