The finest things about Oregon include its stunning scenery, an abundance of recreational possibilities, excellent breweries, and its simpler way of life. It is also among the five states without a sales tax and is ranked ninth for economic growth possibilities. As a result, starting a business in Oregon is an excellent option for starting and growing entrepreneurs. From its coast to the highlands, there are countless opportunities and entertainment when living and working here.
If you need to build or remodel a home, office, or building, one of the companies on this list of the best construction companies in Oregon can do the job. These firms have been recognized for work efficiency, maintaining numerous accreditations, and practicing sustainable building. These teams also have a wide range of areas of expertise.
Andersen Construction Company
6712 N Cutter Circle, Portland, OR 97217
Andy Andersen founded Andersen Construction Company in 1950. Since then, the Portland-based company has been carrying out construction projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Building technically difficult commercial, residential, and industrial buildings are the areas in which Andersen Construction excels. Its portfolio includes projects for cutting-edge technology, industry, healthcare, multi-family housing, retail, education, parking, hotel, and commercial offices. Andersen Construction is accredited by Associated General Contractors (AGC), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). The firm is also an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead-Safe and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certified firm.
The firm has received the 2020 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, the 2020 AGC Rose Award, and the 2015 Community Impact Development of the Year Award. One award-winning project—dubbed The Side Yard—was named Second Place in Office New Construction in the 2020 Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Top Project. The five-story, 23,202-square-foot mixed-use complex includes office and retail space. The building is situated on an unusually compact piece of property near one of Portland’s busiest intersections. An elevated wood structure over a post-tensioned concrete foundation is highlighted by cross-laminated timber (CLT).
R&H Construction Co.
2019 NW Wilson Street, Portland, OR 97209
In 1979, R&H Construction was founded in Portland, Oregon. It has created projects that have shaped the identity of the Northwest since its inception. R&H remains equipped to complete numerous projects in the Pacific Northwest. It has completed office build-outs and the development of new office, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use residential, and industrial facilities. The company understands how critical it is to assemble a talented, driven workforce. Such a team is capable of producing the effective solutions required during the construction of a project. CEO John Ward has 42 years of experience in construction and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). President Kraig O’Connor has 17 years of experience in construction and has a degree in Construction Management.
This project, One North: Karuna East & West Buildings, is the winner of the Portland Business Journal Sustainable Project of the Year, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Western Region Best Office/Mixed Use Project, and the Wood Design Awards Regional Excellence Winner. The mixed-use development combines a grand, sweeping design with advanced benchmarks of energy efficiency and the use of environmentally friendly and sustainably sourced materials. The two buildings that make up the award-winning development’s 85,548 square feet of office and retail space are situated along Fremont Street in North Portland. The retail and lobby areas of both buildings are slab-on-grade, and the elevated post-tension concrete podium is topped with bare heavy timber posts and beam structures.
Fortis Construction Inc.
1705 SW Taylor Street, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97205
Fortis Construction, Inc. is an employee-owned general contractor that was founded in 2003. The company focuses on projects throughout the commercial office, data center, healthcare, and educational sectors. Fortis Construction has the capacity to deliver the highest standard of quality on mission-critical campuses costing more than $1 billion as well as tenant renovations costing less than $100,000. With specialized services in cost estimates, value analyses, constructability reviews, and construction management, the company adds value to each construction project it takes on. It also provides integrated commissioning, internal mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), 3D modeling resources, and sustainability expertise.
Fortis Construction has received numerous accreditations from various organizations. It is accredited by the USGBC, AGC, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The firm is also a recipient of awards including the 2022 ENR Number One Primary Education Project, the 2021 and 2020 Highwire Platinum Award, and the 2019 ENR Firm of the Year. Featured here is the tenant improvement for Jones Lang Lasalle Incorporated, winner of the 2016 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Design Excellence Award People’s Choice.
1026 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214
Bremik Construction was founded in 2004. Since then, the firm has set out to rank among Oregon’s top general contractors for commercial projects. The company is methodically moving toward this goal by employing and nurturing talented, like-minded professionals. Bremik Construction has a diversified portfolio of project types and sizes. It specializes in designing and building in the healthcare, educational, tenant-improved facilities, and urban multi-family housing sectors. The firm also constructs commercial offices and provides adaptive restorations for both public and private clients. The company uses the negotiated contract project delivery approach to guarantee the success of every project.
This five-story, 97,000-square-foot historic renovation combines the gritty original slab and its heavy timber structure. To achieve LEED Silver standards, it also incorporates contemporary finishes and highly effective building systems. The new corporate headquarters of Cascade Energy, Eastside Exchange’s first tenant, has a 2,300 square-foot roof deck with views of the Willamette River and Downtown Portland. It will share the space with event planning, tech, and film companies. The long-awaited subsequent phases of the Burnside Bridgehead Development have been held to a higher standard owing to Eastside Exchange. Aside from LEED Silver certification, this project also won Third Place in the Renovation Category in the 2014 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Projects Awards.
Chambers Construction Co.
3028 Judkins Road #1, Eugene, OR 97403
Richard A. Chambers founded Chambers Construction in 1955. The firm upholds integrity, responsiveness, and passion for creating and maintaining long-lasting partnerships. It has a successful track record of executing projects throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Chamber Construction is dedicated to building community-friendly, ecologically conscious, and energy-efficient projects. To use sustainable construction methods, materials, and philosophies, it collaborates closely with architects and owners. The company also proudly supports civic groups and the neighborhood community at home and at its workplaces. Three of its supported organizations include Habitat for Humanity, A Family for Every Child, and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lane County.
The 130-room Hyatt Place Hotel is located over a four-story mixed-use structure with ground-floor retail and dining areas. This project of Chambers Construction consists of an underground level of parking below the street-level retail and restaurant spaces, three levels of parking above that, and then five stories of hotel space. There are meeting rooms, a spacious fitness facility, an indoor pool on the fifth story, and 20-foot-tall ceilings in the hotel’s main lobby. The hotel’s public areas include a fireplace-equipped indoor bar and a striking rooftop plaza called The Skydeck that extends to the west for sunsets and a view of the coastal range.
11675 SW 66th Avenue, Tigard OR 97223
Mountainwood Homes is a residential design-build company that renovates the old and builds the new in Portland and Southwest Washington. It follows a proven process and approaches every project the same way. Mountainwood Homes have found that design-build is the most effective way to remodel or build because its team is all on the same page. Working with Mountainwood means working with a group of experts. Its team will handle all the details of remodeling or home-building. Clients will be kept informed, on schedule, and within budget. Throughout its 15 years in business, the firm has completed a total of 963 projects along, and that track record includes 696 repeat clients.
This old farmhouse breathed new life after Mountainwood Homes finished the job. The project won the 2022 Structure + Style Awards: Major Home Remodel, the Over $400,000 category. This 1960 Cape Cod house measuring 1,200 square feet stood on the three-acre Oregon City site. The clients chose to build a home addition to the existing 1,200-square-foot property in order to turn the charming house into their dream home. The project involved cutting dormers into the back of the house and installing a dormer at the front for aesthetic purposes. The new spaces for the home addition were determined by Mountainwood Homes using the existing floor heights and grades. The couple can now age in place in this beautiful contemporary European farmhouse.
Kraft Custom Construction, Inc.
191 Kingwood Avenue, Salem, OR 97304
Kraft Custom Construction continues to raise industry standards via its projects in Portland, Salem, and Eugene. For more than 40 years, the firm has been well-known for its efforts and its civic contributions. In order to reduce surprises and guarantee that the entire project is optimally handled, the firm continues to refine its processes and procedures. The firm is owned and managed by Robert Kraft, and his daughter, Emma Kraft. The multi-generational, and now women-owned business brings an innovative approach to design-build remodeling and new construction. Their team is committed to exceptional design and craftsmanship, all while meeting the unique needs of each homeowner.
The full basement remodel is the last phase of refurbishing this Salem, Oregon, mid-century modern home. The formerly unfinished space is now a comfortable and opulent living area with concealed storage, a home entertainment system, a guitar showcase wall, and a safe room. The distinctive ceiling was specially created and carved to resemble a wave. Since the complete house has been renovated to the homeowner’s specifications, the home’s era and beauty are highlighted. This project won national recognition when it won the 2016 National Association of the Remodeling Industry Award (NARI) and the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award for Basement Remodeling.
Hamish Murray Construction, Inc.
4438 S Corbett Avenue, Portland OR 97239
Since its inception, Hamish Murray Construction has provided its clients planning, architectural consistency, and a commitment to go over and above on each project. Due to its breadth of knowledge and experience, Hamish Murray Construction is able to foresee problems before they arise and work around them with no negative impact on the project’s schedule or budget. In fact, the City of Portland was impressed with the firm’s knowledge and experience that the firm was invited to take part in its Field Issuance Remodel program. The firm now has a dedicated inspector for all services relating to compliance.
Hamish Murray Construction Inc. built this 6,000-square-foot home for a couple. The new construction won the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Silver Awards and the Oregon Home Structure + Style Award. The great room, which includes a kitchen, dining area, and living space, is the center of this house. The substantial granite fireplace wall that rises to an 18-foot ceiling is the room’s centerpiece. From the west and east, lovely light enters. For convenient social events during the summer months, the 30′ wide glass sliding doors open to 25′ of the area onto the patio and rear. Residents can enjoy patio living during the cooler months thanks to electric heaters that are flat-mounted into the patio soffit ceiling.
520 Powerhouse Drive, Suite 628, Bend, OR 97702
High-performance home builder Winsome Construction has been in business since 2005. The company is a third-generation builder in Oregon, providing services to Portland, the Willamette Valley, Bend, and Central Oregon. It specializes in Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) structures and provides residential construction services. Numerous professional associations in the industry have accredited Winsome Construction. The firm has received accreditation from NAHB, Northwest Energy Star Homes, the Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA), the Home Performance Council, and USGBC. The firm is also a recipient of two awards, the 2022 COBA Best Architectural Design in the $775,000 to $800,000 category, and it was named the 2019 NAHB Green Home of the Year Award Winner as well.
The “Altaview” was certified LEED Platinum by the USGBC in 2018. Altaview involved the construction of 3,619 residential square feet plus the garage. The goal was to incorporate an open floor plan with abundant light, uncluttered spaces, and a wealth of covered outdoor areas. Expansive doorways, zero-entrance showers, and flexible spaces were included. Winsome Construction also made ample use of natural materials—note the local wood in the front entry and flooring. Energy-efficiency ICF construction was employed in the basement, and triple-pane Loewen and Unilux energy-efficient windows and a 10-kilowatt hour (kWh) solar-electric system were installed.
Rainbow Valley Design and Construction
785 Grant St. Eugene, OR 97402
In 1971, a group of carpenters and a young designer by the name of Stephen Williams founded Rainbow Valley Design and Construction. The company has since developed into an award-winning organization and a pioneer in sustainable construction and design. Rainbow Valley Design and Construction has always prioritized health, social responsibility, and environmental protection. Highlights of its dedication include developing Lane County’s first LEED-certified home in 2007, winning Eugene’s first solar award in the 1970s, and also being Rethink accredited by BRING since 2012. Additionally, Oregon Business Magazine named Rainbow Valley Design and Construction one of the “100 Best Green Workplaces In Oregon” in 2015.
The South Hills Home, featured in Eugene Magazine, was built with sizable windows and door openings in almost every room. Five substantial folding external doors in the great room lead out to a covered patio. There is a fireplace to the north and a big terrace to the south with steps down towards the rock outcropping. In the master bedroom, a huge four-panel slider opens to a private deck and a small covered area. In the utility room, five sizable southeast-facing windows are visible from a big project counter. Finally, the office’s vast window and door openings surround the northwest corner and offer views of the valley.