What Our Customers Are Saying . . .

Following are just a few testimonials from our many satisfied clients and we are happy to provide more references upon request.


“First, our history with First Finishers: In May, 2014 we needed a new roof and hired Roofing Pros which did a stellar job, working closely with us to solve inadequate venting that caused a shortened life on the existing roofing. They have a business relationship with First Finishers. We attended a remodeling fair in Yelm and met Kai and Tim Fyrst.

Our first remodel was a new sidewalk, kitchen counters and back splash. The bid was reasonable, and the process, much like that with Roofing Pros, unique in a very positive way. From the beginning Kai spent a lot of time just listening and thinking as we shared our dreams and he worked to integrate that with the realities of construction. Jeff, the concrete guy, turned out to be an artist that grieved over every detail of the colored, stamped and sealed sidewalk and overcame every obstacle including an incorrect weather forecast on pour day. Similarly, the kitchen counter tops and back splash project encountered challenges that were met and overcome to our complete satisfaction. Both projects turned out to be the visually dramatic statements we were hoping for.

May of 2016 found us ready to remove the existing deck and replace it with 2 ‘fancy’ concrete patios connected by a covered deck. The southern patio included a colored sun dial and the north a fire pit. While removing the old deck the crew encountered 2 small spots of rot in the house that were completely repaired. The foundation and framing for the deck is very solid. The crew worked with me to give me time to paint as needed. Both the patios and deck stunningly transformed the visual appearance of the house.

All we can say is WOW! When people visit our house they are first impressed with the front walk, then the kitchen counters and finally the patios and deck.

And we cannot wait for the crew to come back to transform and modernize the master bath and upstairs flooring.”

– Dana & Bruce Montgomery | Tenino, WA


“We had three rooms converted into a great room and two bathrooms redone. We just told them our ideas, and they went to work – all this was done long distance. They emailed, called and texted with questions and suggestions throughout the process. Everything turned out as we pictured it or better!”

– Debbie McAnnany | Olympia, WA

“Oivind has years of experience and was very professional.  He is very knowledgeable in many areas of installation and construction.  He did the installation of 5 doors on our home.  We are very happy with First Finishers service.”

– Arlene Collins | Tenino, WA

“My wife and I decided to gut a 35 year old condo.  We selected First Finishers as our contractor based on the recommendation of our designer.

Needless to say, there were a number of “issues” that needed to be addressed:  to comply with code, for safety, and to provide the home we wanted.  These issues included tight spaces, utilities and gas that needed to be moved, and 17 inch thick concrete floors and ceilings.

I don’t think I have ever met a more positive and results oriented individual than John Sullivan.  During the project he never said to me that there was a “problem”, only “opportunities to address”.

First Finishers did what they said they would, did it when they said they would, and did it how they said they would.  First Finishers had respectful and capable workers who worked efficiently, and cleaned up each day.

Our condo renovation project turned out better than we planned, in part because of the excellent suggestions that First Finishers made along the way.  We are totally satisfied with everything First Finishers did for us, and can enthusiastically recommend First Finishers.  We will use them again.”

– Robert Dawson | Seattle, WA

“First Finishers were recommended by my Plumber during a horrible water leak in the house. 1/3 of my downstairs was involved. I have to say during this very stressful time they were fantastic.

Always on time, neat and tidy at the end of the day and came in below their bid on several items. The work was top notch and their tile guy…….never have I seen better work.

I had a custom 3 by 5 foot walk in shower made that is the show piece of the house. If I ever need remodeling again they will be my first call. Thanks guys.”

– Amy Bueler | Olympia, WA

“I’m going to gush a bit. These guys were terrific!

Had our 17 year old hardwood floors refinished and they are beautiful. But I really have to say they were so careful and concerned about the dust issue.  They use a new dustless sanding system, taped all the kitchen cupboards and drawers, and installed temporary plastic barriers over the doorways. End result was little to no dust for me to clean up. The guys even wiped down the kitchen counters and cabinets when they were done – that extra step was well appreciated! AND – they moved my fridge back into the kitchen when they were done. We are really pleased with the work ethic and the floors are stunning.”

– Terri H | Olympia, WA

“We were advised to pull up our carpet and replace it with a carpet free alternative to help our son with his allergies. Feeling overwhelmed and financially strained, we put the project off. Two years later, we knew we needed to make the change for our son.

We met with Kai Fyrst, one of the owners of First Finishers. He immediately put us at ease. We learned of a high quality Belgian type laminate flooring that they install. It is environmentally friendly, which was a huge must for us. It is beautiful! It doesn’t look fake like many other laminates, and it is super durable.

During this time, we also decided to redo our vinyl bathroom floors. John Sullivan, an expert at their showroom helped us match our new Belgian laminate along with our current cabinets and molding. He has a natural knack for matching materials!

We also loved our laminate installer, Wes! He was filled with integrity and strove for perfection.

We are extremely grateful for Kai! He is honorable, kind, and a true master of his craft.

We highly recommend First Finishers!”

– Justin Gurnsey | Rainier, WA

“While the terms “home renovations” and “pleasure” rarely belong in the same sentence, it was a genuine pleasure working with First Finishers. Kai, Sully from The Showroom, and the entire crew are exceptional.

We purchased an older home that had multiple additions and updates from various decades. We wanted to create a cohesive feel to help tie the house together and hired First Finishers to install gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, hex tile floors in several bathrooms, a bit of luxurious carpet, a full larger format subway tile kitchen backsplash, subway tile tub surround, new toilets, new bathroom fixtures, several new bathroom vanities, and new doors and trim throughout the house. The result was STUNNING! We absolutely love our new home.

The quality of their work is superb. Each member of the team is clearly committed to doing the job properly and bringing your vision to life. They seem to sincerely love what they do and take tremendous pride in their work. This was a big renovation with lots of moving parts, but they never abandoned the job to work on someone else’s project and exceeded our every expectation in terms of budget, timeline, and quality.

First Finishers has earned our trust and business for life. These guys are simply wonderful! We have referred family members and friends without hesitation and highly recommend them for anyone looking for flawless work by true professionals at a reasonable cost.”

– Dani Samson | Olympia, WA

“I hired First Finishers the summer of 2015 for some remodel work before moving into a new home. They were extremely helpful and patient in helping me think through the options, were courteous and respectful. I enjoyed all the workers who came to the house. They were friendly and good about cleaning up after themselves.

The thing I appreciated the most was that they laid out the cost up front and there were no surprises. They were here when the said they were going to be (that’s a rarity! ) and finished within a reasonable time frame. If I had the money, I’d hire them again tomorrow for more work.”

– Angela French | Olympia, WA


“If you want your home finished with a high degree of quality and detail, First Finishers is who you want to employ. Kai is approachable, will work with your budget and is always available for any questions or concerns. We have been fortunate to find him because we are doing a rehab on a home that was built in 1927 and needed a lot of work. Flooring, creating a walk in closet, bathroom remodel and a security gate placement have all been done to our satisfaction.

We are still working with his company now having our siding replaced and I can tell you we will only use him for any of our projects. If you want quality with a competitive price, First Finishers is the company that can meet your needs.”

– Pam Coleman | Olympia, WA


“I purchased a home and wanted to upgrade the floors before moving in. The existing floors had a small amount of white oak flooring in the entry way, dining room and hallway adjacent to the great room. I wanted to extend the hardwood by replacing the carpet in the master bedroom and great room and the vinyl in the kitchen. The outdated vinyl in the laundry room and bath also needed to be replaced with a more appealing vinyl.

By way of reference through our realtor, First Finishers was contacted about doing all this work. They promptly came out to discuss our upgrades and options, worked with me and a flooring supplier to select vinyl, and identified that the existing floor was white oak and said they thought it would be possible to feather the new hardwood in with the old for a consistent look.

The hardwood was delivered promptly and properly allowed to acclimate before installation. The guys were diligent in doing the work, communicated well, and completed the job on time and within budget. Care was taken to protect the rest of the house from dust during sanding and refinishing, and the cleanup afterwards was meticulous..

I was astounded at how beautiful the floors turned out! I could not tell where the old and new hardwood was blended and the finish and attention to detail was spectacular. They even took the time to trace the outline of the river rock hearth and custom scroll sawed the floor to fit flush against it. The transitions between the hardwood, carpeted area and vinyl were seamless.

We had a single issue in the laundry room where the vinyl raised up a little against the door threshold, creating a potential high wear spot. We called on a Friday to see if they could take a look and a guy was there the next day, on a Saturday, to repair it.

First Finishers work is first rate, their communication is excellent, rates are reasonable, and they are very pleasant to work with. We are happy to give them our highest recommendation and will use them for future work we have planned.”

– Ken Schumm | Olympia, WA

“First Finishers installed new fir wood floors, sanded the old floor so it looked brand new and coordinated the installation of granite counter tops that look beautiful.

They also installed closets and coordinated painting. Everything was done to perfection and in a timely, courteous and conscientious manner which limited the inconvenience and displacement of the renovation in our living space.

Their attention to detail, communication and execution are excellent – we will definitely use them again and highly recommend this customer focused company to any homeowner.”

– David Fairley | Tenino, WA


“We had a great experience working with Kai and his team at First Finishers!

I was impressed with the professionalism and thorough communication throughout our remodel.  Kai always had our best interests in mind, and listened well to our many questions and thoughts.  I would certainly recommend choosing First Finishers in order to have a low stress process and end up with a quality result!”

– Kevin Mondau | Olympia, WA


“I chose First Finishers for my renovation after receiving multiple bids.  I chose them because I found Kai personable and professional.

He stated that the job would take a month to complete and it did in fact take only a month.  Having dealt with other contractors I was pleasantly surprised.

All of the work performed was done to our liking and exactly as we asked.  I would highly recommend First Finishers without hesitation!”

– Tanya Van Boening | Olympia, WA


“Many thanks to a job well done.

I will recommend you and also hope to hire you when it is time to redo our floors.
You were awesome!”

– Roseann Bartlett | Tumwater, WA


“We hired the Fyrst brothers after looking at several contractors to do our kitchen remodel. We are extremely pleased with the results. Kai is professional, courteous, and always checks in on how his subs are doing. Prices were very competitive.”

– Deborah Ross | Olympia, WA

“First Finishers work is not only meticulous, but their attitude and work ethic are superior to most we have encountered. In addition to performing excellent work, they also have a network of other professionals that are comparable in skill and dedication.”

– Darlene and Ken Carlson | Olympia, WA


“First Finishers operates as a very reliable and dependable company and I would recommend them without hesitation for any construction project”.

– Gary Kreider | Kreider Homes, LLC


“First Finishers were extremely thoughtful and considerate. They routinely solicited our feedback and when asked, offered their sage advice. In retrospect, I see how we benefited from their experience, training, skills, prior experience and uncompromising attention to detail.

By far one of our favorite parts was their ability to seamlessly coordinate the work of other trades on our job site. First Finishers created a very beautiful living space for us and our friends and family make it a point to say it every time they visit. Thank you for turning a nightmare into a dream come true! You guys are the best!”

– Kim and Ray Hanley | Yelm, WA

“Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making the wood flooring fit and look so beautiful. You two are truly artisans in your work. You helped make our home a special place to live.”

– Beth and Pete Sutch | Olympia, WA

“First Finishers are punctual and very reliable. They have good people skills and are well liked by customers, as well as other subcontractors on the job. Tim and Kai are quality are professional and quality oriented. Their jobs address every detail.”

– John D. Sullivan | Owner, Precision Floor Covering


“Kai and Tim have very high professional standards for their work, and the home owners have invariably been pleased with the results. They are reliable and meet time commitments.”

– Todd MacNaughton | Owner, Balance Development LLC

“In each case the quality and completion time have been commendable. They are a pleasure to work with and each customer has told us about their satisfaction.”

– Dan Krik | Cabinet Department Manager, Curtis Cabinets


“First Finishers are the most reliable and trustworthy contractors that I work with. The quality of their work has been superb and consistent. They have an excellent reputation among other builders and contractors. From both a personal and professional perspective, I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to build a home.”

– Jeff Capezio | President, Capezio Homes


“I am writing to speak highly about my recent project, an overhang in front of my art studio, which was done by ‘ First Finishers, LLC’. I am sincerely impressed by their proactive team work: professional, skillful, abundant knowledge applied quickly and efficiently. Most important is their work ethic, and honest advice.

I have been frustrated previously with many other contractors, therefore, this time, I did my own research in an attempt to find a dependable, ethical, morally responsible contractor. I got a referral from another homeowner who is currently entrusting F. F. LLC for their entire home remodeling project. The homeowner highly regarded the two brothers of F. F. LLC. I thought I would have to wait for a long time before getting my turn for my small project. However, they took my small project with an equally respectful and brisk can-do attitude. They effectively managed the timeline and design with serious architectural knowledge, and helped save me money by reasoning logically so that I could reshape my unrealistic design.

What most impressed me was not only the ‘Quality Craftsmanship’ that they displayed, but they showed up on time, and were very respectful. They dressed in uniform t-shirts with F. F. LLC logo on them thus showing their professional and MBA enhanced business acumen. It is a team approach, and each knows his function. They don’t keep their customers waiting. As it turned out, my overhang is absolutely aesthetically beautiful and enhances the entrance to my studio for everyone to admire!”

– Christina Pelton | Home Owner