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Specializing in Native American Housing & Facilities

As an Indian-Owned General Contractor, NLD focuses on the enhancement and expansion of tribal lands. We are a young, innovative & experienced company with a unique project portfolio. Majority of our projects are federally-funded, thus we are skilled at complex contract compliance.

Our Mission: To successfully partner with Indian tribes in; working together to enhance the lives of our communities.

Our Vision: To build houses; to build Tribal community centers; to build health facilities; to build workspaces that encourage creativity, secular growth and pride in accomplishments. To build strong communities where proud children grow in a safe environment with a solid foundation.

Our Goal: To be invited and awarded bids for future building projects. To prove our capabilities and beautify the native communities of our homeland.

Background: Majority owner & founder, Leah Wells-Swanson is a member of the Nisqually Indian Tribe. She is active in her community & is currently appointed to the Community Development Committee, an integral part of the short & long-term planning for her Tribe. In the past she has as the elected Secretary of the Transportation & Personnel Committees.

The Nisqually Indians are the people of the river, the people of the grass. We are a sovereign nation and the original people of the Pacific Northwest. The Nisqually reservation land was established on December 26, 1854 by the Medicine Creek Treaty; a treaty that included many of the other other Tribes in Western Washington. “We envision the Nisqually Tribe as a place were spirits are strong and good. It is a place where all people, interconnected with all things, can live in harmony." To learn more about my people, please visit the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s website at

What Clients Are Saying About Native Land Development
''I have a great amount of confidence in NLD … A+ work!'' Nisqually Indian Tribe's Authorized Representative
''Problem solvers… Always a pleasure to work with!'' Nisqually Indian Tribe's Authorized Representative
''(I have) absolute confidence in NLD… they are very easy to with with… very thorough builders.'' Squaxin Island Tribe's Authorized Representative
''The most reliable builder when warranty issues arise'' Private Owner's Contract Manager
''Up and coming builder … pleasure to work with!'' Owner's Architect of Record
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