North Idaho Business Journal: Edwards Smith Construction

March 2013 | Press

Staff writer
Best Builder – Residential, Best Builder – Commercial

Jim Edwards started building homes in North Idaho in 1983 and formed Edwards Construction in 1994; Andy Smith joined the company in 1997 and the two formed a partnership in 2008 as Edwards Smith Construction, 1112 N. Government Way in Coeur d’Alene.

We asked Andy and Jim how it felt to win, and here’s what they said:

Edwards Smith Construction is honored to be among the Best of North Idaho. Our greatest reward is the appreciation, respect and pure pleasure our clients find in their new homes or offices. Being named Best Residential Builder and Best Commercial Builder and among those with the Most Attractive Building is an added bonus.

We then asked, what makes your business better than the rest? And they said: Edwards Smith Construction, LLC is a true custom builder serving the residential and commercial markets in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington. As opposed to purchasing a product “off the shelf” where choices are limited and questions are discouraged, we offer our clients the opportunity to be involved in the building process from the beginning until the end.  We serve those seeking perfection by offering unparalleled attention to detail. The craftsmanship and beauty of an Edwards Smith structure speaks for itself.

You are married to your contractor long after your home or office is finished. You need to like them, trust them and feel at ease asking questions. 

Our goal is an enjoyable building experience, resulting in a long-lasting friendship. Towards that end, we surround ourselves with highly qualified subcontractors because all plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc. are not created equal. And, we continue to educate ourselves to ensure our old-world craftsmanship incorporates cutting edge technology for the best possible outcomes and solutions for our clients.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Learn more about Edwards Smith by calling 208-765-8602 or visiting

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