These days, it may seem like there are a dozen specialists for every home’s need.  It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices out there.  That’s why we put together this list of trusted resources.  These are the people and businesses we rely on for solutions every day.  Each resource has been vetted by our own experience; we only list those people and businesses that have impressed us and are a pleasure to work with.  While you’re here, be sure to check out the Green Building Information at the bottom.  Your choices can make a very real difference, and it all starts with well-informed decisions.





Brandeburg Studios

Betsy Brandenburg-Hurst

(971) 998-3058

Christie Architecture

Lisa and Adam Christie

(503) 490-5472

Holly Moore Design

Holly Moore

(503) 680-1410



Joe Adrian Repair & Remodeling

(503) 997-2971


Elk Country Plumbing and Heating

John Ruble

(503) 329-1528


L&K Electric

(971) 506-8351

Mechanical (HVAC)

Anctil Heating and Cooling

(503) 281-0752


On the Level Custom Cabinets

Kevin Rogenkamp

(360) 772-3019


Roost Realty

Heather Williams

(503) 515-1223

Urban Nest

Carolyn Groves

(503) 381-9785


Accent Lighting

Light-fixture retailer with a wide variety of indoor and exterior lighting


Family-owned, specializing in kitchen appliances 

Bedrosians Tile & Stone

Longtime retailer of tile & stone

Chown Hardware

Hardware, plumbing, and fixtures 

since 1879. Unique materials and knowledgeable staff.

Contract Furnishings Mart

A wide selection of cabinetry, tile, and flooring with a range of prices


Budget-friendly, classic tile

Eastbank Appliance

Large selection of luxury appliances


Top-rated supplier of plumbing, lighting, and appliances

Hippo Hardware

Antique and reproduction hardware


Lakeside Lumber

Exterior Siding and Decking

McCoy Millwork

Great showroom and catalog for millwork (handrails, trim, wainscot, etc.)

Miller Paint

Local and employee-owned supplier of paint and finishes

Parr Lumber

Northwest's Best All-Round Lumberyard


Extensive selection of premium stone counters and tile

Precision Countertops

Laminate, solid surface & stone counters

Rebuilding Center

This is where we send all of our building materials looking for a new life. We can't say enough great things about this place!


Period-authentic lighting and house parts

Sustainable Northwest Wood

Portland's Sustainable Lumberyard


Budget-friendly tile with the latest trends

United Tile

Unique, premium tile

Winks Hardware

The place to go for hard-to-find hardware

Green Building Information

Earth Advantage

Portland green building program

Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy efficiency programs with a cash incentive for new and existing residential buildings

Forestry Stewardship Council

Certified sustainable forested wood products

METRO – Find a Recycler

Metro can help you find a place to take your stuff to be recycled.


Partnership between American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and US Green Building Council (USGBC)


Clearinghouse of homeowner-friendly information on sustainable building