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

Howells Architecture + Design LLC

Michael Howells

(503) 869-3715



Joe Adrian Repair & Remodeling

(503) 997-2971


Black Cat Plumbing

(503) 788-0300

Elk Country Plumbing and Heating

John Ruble

(503) 329-1528

Mechanical (HVAC)

Anctil Heating and Cooling

(503) 281-0752


On the Level Custom Cabinets

Kevin Rogenkamp

(360) 772-3019

Wolf and Son Cabinetmakers

Eric Wolf

(503) 776-0350


Roost Realty

Heather Williams

(503) 515-1223


L&K Electric

(971) 506-8351



Chown Hardware

Hardware and fixture retailer since 1879

CFM - Contract Furnishings Mart

A wide selection of flooring and tile at reasonable prices.

Hippo Hardware

Period fixtures—sinks, tubs, lights, you name it!


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

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

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

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured

OR CCB #206087