Our Passion for Building

Every space is different. Every structure has its unique reason for existing.

We might produce a thousand ideas before arriving at the perfect one for a project or client. It's a necessary part of the creative process and one that we take seriously. Here's how we do it:

  • Listen to the needs of the client.
  • Provide a project mission statement.
  • Create project plan based on goals and objectives that includes milestones and contingencies.

Our History

Dunlap Builders, LLC, a residential general contractor, was started in 1980 and Merritt Company, our manufacturing shop, was started in 1977 by Jim Dunlap. Being a small company the Dunlap Builders team has the advantage of being able to lend greater personal attention to its client jobs. One can be assured of the quality of the products used, the integrity of the people behind the projects, and the knowledge and stability that come from decades of experience. Dunlap Builders strives to make each project something that both the company and the home owner can take pride and feel confident in for years to come.


On Our Site....

Dunlap Builders, LLC . Anchorage, AK . 907-562-4512

Barbara Inman

Barbara joined Dunlap Builders in 1993 as our Business Manager.

Our Passion For Stairs

Personalized staircases can act as a focal point in a new home or make a large impact in a home remodel. Let us help you design your dream staircase as a sculptural element in your space.

Jim Dunlap

Jim has owned and operated Dunlap Builders for over 30 years. He is currently serving as President of Alaska State Home Builders Association (ASHBA) as well as the Board of Directors for both the Anchorage Home Builders Association (AHBA) and serves on the Safety and Health Committee with National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Custom Home and Remodel

Look at our current and completed projects for inspiration.

Case Work

See the product of decades of woodworking skill: from custom cabinetry to unique staircase details.