Red Door Farm
Working with the Kamera & Gilles crew on our new home was beyond a doubt one of the most collaborative, innovative and engaging of experiences. From the framing crew to finish carpenters, the highly capable subcontractors and the vendors, everyone who worked on the house always had the success of our home in their sights. We worked closely with the day to day crew who clearly enjoyed their work and the creative problem-solving. Our ideas were welcomed; our input was always considered and acknowledged; they listened to us and made us, the clients active participants in delightful solutions. The process was magic and so too is the result; our house which radiates the love and attention and all the detail that makes it our home.

Bluff House
“Satisfied Customer” does not begin to describe our experience with Kamera & Gilles. If you want a project done with fully engaged artisans who understand the value of a full day’s work and what it means to have something done right, then you should investigate hiring this team of professional builders. You will enjoy working with them through all of the highs and lows of construction, and when all of the noise stops, they are our neighbors and stand by their work.

Saratoga Passage Modern
The experience building our contemporary house with Greg Gilles and Dennis Kamera was wonderful. They brought their experience, good nature, and best of all, a great group of carpenters and subcontractors. The new construction involved wood framing, steel trusses, exposed I-beams and the challenges of pulling it all together with beautiful finish work. The end result: an enjoyable process and a beautiful home.

Smuggler's Cove Simplicity
Dennis, Greg and their team transform complex plans into beautifully crafted homes. They provide superior customer service, not only during the build phase, but beyond. You will find that over time they transform from builder to friends. I feel very fortunate to know them.

Hilltop Garden Estate
Dennis and Greg gave me a house I could never have imagined for myself. They knew what details mattered and were gently able to cajole me out of concerns that didn’t. Building a house with them was like having a teacher who helps a student create the best they can. Years have past since I built my house and it remains a place of beauty and quality – a classic home in a modern world.

Holmes Harbor Retreat
Working with Dennis and Greg and their entire crew was the best construction experience I have had in my 30+ year career in the real estate development business. Prior to working with Kamera & Gilles, I had not experienced the level of positive collaborative effort that was demonstrated daily by each of the employees and subcontractors that worked to build our house. The quality of the workmanship and pride that everyone took in their trade is truly unique. Kamera & Gilles exemplify integrity
and craftsmanship.

Contemporary Japanese
Kamera & Gilles Carpentry built our home in 2002-3. It involved a residence and an artist’s studio. The two buildings were completed on schedule in 14 months and on budget. The quality of workmanship was outstanding and a credit to their management and talents of their crew. In addition, they managed subcontractors and suppliers that were new to them as a result of unique materials chosen by us, all of which went well. We would without hesitation recommend Dennis and Greg to anyone building on Whidbey Island and have already done so on several occasions.

Mutiny Bay Craftsman
We could not be more pleased with the entire Kamera and Gilles team for the wonderful job they did building our new house. We absolutely love it! Not only did the quality of construction exceed our expectations, but we very much appreciated the proactive ideas, cost conscious recommendations, and overall collaborative and low-stress approach. This is the third house we have built “remotely”, and by far it was the best and most professional experience.

Wahl Road Farm
The house was complicated: building over an older foundation on the bluff, 3 energy systems including solar and wood boiler, and working with a site that aesthetically needed to be harmonized with a 100 year old homestead. I am artist with love of minimalism, pure lines, and industrial materials used in efficient and beautiful ways. My husband loves mechanical efficiency, off-grid solutions and digital access to everything! The house to please me needed to be pared down to minimal lines, steel, wood, and stone. Kamera and Gilles rose to the occasion helping us make one decision after another. When making choices or looking at engineering problems, they had the subcontractors and experience. Local craftsman offered unique and exquisite use of materials. I was hesitant about selecting a contractor from the Island but their range of solutions was sophisticated and state of the art. In addition, we contracted Kamera and Gilles to put in a cement large circulating water feature and to do the site landscaping directed by landscape designer in Seattle after the house was completed. Our landscape architect commented that they did the detailing with better finishing than he had seen on any other job. The house took a long time because of our constraints and hesitations, and Kamera and Gilles supported us each step of the way.

Maple Point Residence
Selecting Kamera & Gilles for our project was straightforward. A tour of any prior project speaks volumes for their résumé. Visiting more than one project will eliminate any preconception they might be limited to building in any one style. Even to the casual observer it will be obvious that their quality and attention to detail transcend architectural styles.

Working through the building process with their talented team was an inspiration. Every new challenge was met with creative ideas and solutions. Each facet of the project was executed with a conscientious aim for excellence. The team's expertise imparts a sense of true craftsmanship not found in many homes today.

Our finished project is as unique as all of its details. Every feature was skillfully completed, no matter how unusual. The end result is a comfortable home to live in and appreciate
every day.