Hello and welcome! I'm Zach McBournie, the proud founder of ZEM Construction. My journey began with a childhood surrounded by the hum of heavy machinery and the transformative power of construction, thanks to my dad's passion as a heavy equipment salesman. My fondest memories are dotted with the excitement of job sites and the awe of renovation projects.
Though my academic path led me to engineering at Washington State University, the allure of construction called me back. My real-world education continued under the mentorship of my high school woodshop teacher, where the basics of remodeling took on a deeper meaning during those vibrant summer days.
Family is my cornerstone — my wife Sadie and our three children, Branson, Maverick, and Baylor, are my everything. They inspire me to build and create spaces that families cherish and thrive in.
ZEM Construction came to life in November 2018, sprouted from my own hands-on experience remodeling my home and the growing requests from friends and family. It was clear that my passion had a purpose, and with a license in hand, I committed to turning houses into beloved homes.
Over the past five years, I've not only honed my craft but also cultivated a company ethos that centers on client-care. To us, every project is a partnership, and we're dedicated to enhancing your home with an unwavering commitment to excellence.
Our distinction lies in our heartfelt approach. The moment you entrust us with your space, you're not just a client; you become a part of the ZEM family. It's my personal mission to showcase the best the construction industry has to offer, ensuring the journey we take together is as remarkable as the results.
While our roots are in basement finishing, our expertise has flourished to encompass kitchen remodels, bathroom transformations, and comprehensive interior renovations. Our work is a testament to our versatility and dedication.
The viral reach of my YouTube channel, with a community of nearly 60,000 subscribers, underscores our impact and the trust clients place in us. It's a platform where I share insights, triumphs, and the real stories behind the remodels.
Beyond building walls, I'm passionate about building community. Sponsoring local sports teams, including my own beloved flag football team, reflects our commitment to fostering spirit and strength beyond the job site.
At ZEM Construction, we're not just renovating spaces — we're enriching lives. Let us welcome you into our world, where your vision for your home becomes our blueprint for creation.
Welcome to ZEM Construction — where your home is our heartfelt mission.
I just wanted to pass along my appreciation for all the work you and your crew did. In the beginning when you told us you really care about your work I thought that’s what everyone says. But you guys really do and it was noticed. Thanks again and best of luck on your next job.
- Jason S. 05/19/2023
I cannot say enough about ZEM Construction. They turned an old outdated kitchen and main living space from a place that I did not enjoy being in, to a place that I now never want to leave. I absolutely love the transformation, and what ZEM did was above and beyond anything that I could ever imagine. Thank you ZEM for making my house feel more like a home. 🥰
- Stacey G. 05/27/2022
Because if Zach and his team we had such a great Easter! It was so nice to have the open space and room to move about and be in the same area. It completely changes what holidays and get-togethers will be like. Thank you!! I can’t believe it’s our house!
- Laura C. 04/29/2022
We had a party yesterday and the kitchen space worked out just amazingly. So glad Zach came up with a nice floor plan because no one else could figure out how to do it. Thank you again!!
- Dean C. 09/29/2022
We love the new layout. We had like 20 people over and it flowed super well. What a relief! Used to be so clogged up in certain parts of the house and it was uncomfortable. Doesn’t feel that way any more! Looking forward to more holiday celebrations!
-Lauren S 10/21/2021
My husband and I went back and forth for a year trying to decide who to hire to finish the basement of our 1956 home. We were working with nothing but studs and concrete. We had zero idea where to start. Zach stepped in and curated a digital schematic out of a few ideas I had on a Pinterest board. When I say they knocked it out of the par
My husband and I went back and forth for a year trying to decide who to hire to finish the basement of our 1956 home. We were working with nothing but studs and concrete. We had zero idea where to start. Zach stepped in and curated a digital schematic out of a few ideas I had on a Pinterest board. When I say they knocked it out of the park, it truly is an understatement! Zach and Cody were beyond gracious, helpful and informative when it came to all the nagging questions i had each day. I could not be more happy with the work they did. Quality and craftsmanship go hand in hand with ZEM. I have already recommended them to friends and family!
- Kat W. 12/04/2021