Custom Construction and Remodeling, Inc

Testimonials

"We had the pleasure of working with Steve from April 2015 to July 2016 on a very large remodel project at our home. The remodel involved a number of major structural and aesthetic alterations to the house that were designed to improve the functionality of the home and update the appearance. The project required significant alterations to load bearing elements in a very large home. The floor, cabinets, fireplaces, walls and furnishings on the main floor were all changed. In addition to remodeling the main living area of the house, the project included creation of a master guest suite, construction of a gourmet kitchen, and rebuilding a bar and entertainment area.

We found Steve to be very insightful, straight forward, responsible and dependable. He was always easy to reach if an issue needed to be discussed. In all ways, he was a consummate professional. He was able to keep the large number of sub-contractors all moving in the same direction and served as efficient go-between when we needed to meet with them individually. He kept us informed regarding the budget and always provided options with a range of cost.

We found it very easy to convey our visions for the remodel to Steve, and he was able to provide insightful feedback regarding different approaches we might use to reach a particular remodeling goal. Throughout the project he made countless suggestions, which enhanced the appearance, or function we were striving for. The project transformed an early 1990's home with poor functionality and very dated appearance into a very functional, elegant home with timeless, contemporary appearance.

We recommend Steve Ray without reservation to anyone planning a remodel. We have made arrangement for him to undertake another large project at our home and are looking forward to working with him again."                                                                                                                       Gerry & Suzanne Funk - 2016

 

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"Custom Construction & Remodeling tackled a tough project with the renovation of this 1930's historic commercial building, transformed it into a church. They worked with us closely with the bank and stayed on budget. They had great subs that did quality work. We still can't believe we own such a space to worship in."                                                                                                                           Bob Trombi- Park City Church, Gresham Oregon  2014

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"After several bids we haired Steve to gut our kitchen and take a wall out to open it to the living and dining room. I knew exactly how I wanted the layout and design to be. Steve was great in seeing my vision and talking over a couple layouts changes he thought would work better for us and he was right. The wall we removed was load bearing so Steve and his engineer had several conversations about the best options that would be less expensive and looked good. All of the subcontractors Steve uses are absolutely fantastic! They were very friendly and took pride in doing a good job and cleaning up the job site. We had new ceiling installed in the kitchen, new cabinets, new flooring, can lights and other lighting, electrical outlets, tiling, Quartz countertops installed along with appliances, moldings and a TV. We also had a metal wall put in that Steve was able to have made for the area. Steve worked within budget, which was not easy task and was always thinking of a way to make things look good. We have already let Steve know of our next project and would definitely recommend him for your project needs." L.J. Whipple 2014

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"CCR was hired to rebuild a cabin on US Forestry land near Mt. Hood. The cabin was expanded from 900 sq. ft. to 1400 sq. ft. CCR helped us work with the US Forestry Service to receive permission to re-build the cabin as this took several months of meeting to get approval from different Forestry Departments. They allowed the family to assist in deconstruction of the old cabin before beginning the new foundation work. They were able to get the cabin framework and roof on before the fall rains arrived so moisture would not be a problem. The main floor was enlarged to increase the size of the kitchen and add a bedroom. On the second floor we added a bedroom, 1/2 bath and a large open space. Blue Pine was used for the walls on the first floor and a cedar ceiling on the second floor. kitchen cabinets where made of hickory with synthetic counter top. Laminated floors where put in both floors. CCR was able to reuse old aluminum roof for half of the cabin roof, installed a new deck with Rail Pro for railing. The quality of work by CCR was excellent and we worked closely with them and only had a few change orders. I would recommend CCR and their quality of work was top notch."

Amling 2013      

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"I hired Steve and his professional team to do a small bathroom remodel. It was a small crowed bathroom in an older home with many surprises of unusual plumbing, dry rot and out of date electrical fixtures. Although this did not slow down the progress and timeline of the project, Steve and his crew perservered. Steve kept me well informed of each step as well as the unpreventable side-step of the continuing process. I really appreciated this, and it made working with his team enjoyable. Everyone was professional and up-beat and the work and craftsmanship was high quality that I desired. Now we have a tiled bathroom that is beautiful, more functional and a pleasure to be in. Thank you Steve, Monica, David and the rest of the team. I would highly recommend that you give them a call to discuss any project, large or small."                                                                                                            Jeanne 2013

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" We selected Steve Ray to remodel our bathroom and kitchen after meeting with several contractors. Steve took the time to really understand what we wanted to accomplish, and came up with a creative and practical design for our bathrooms and master bedroom closet. We were so satisfied with the work on the first project that we haired Steve to do the second project which was the kitchen remodel. Steve created a beautiful yet natural look for the kitchen area. Steve and his son, David did a beautiful job of building all of the cabinetry. The structural beams in our kitchen were creatively wrapped by David with wood trim that matched the woodwork of our 50's style home. Steve's eye for space utilization, creative problem solving, sense of style, and meticulous craftsmanship is of the highest standard. He takes great pride in his work and customer satisfaction is very important to him. He and his crew were professional, yet friendly. We recommend them."                                                                                Greg & Nan-2011

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"We wanted Custom Construction & Remodeling to do a complete remodel on our home. After Steve did a complete blueprint and cost analysis we realized we weren't even close to being able to afford what we wanted, he happily helped us choose what would help with resale and get us the most "bang for our buck". CCR replaced our roof, the siding of our home and remodeled the master bedroom and bathroom. We are completely happy with all of the work they did for us. As soon as we are able, we hope to continue with the upgrades"             Liz & Mark Godfrey 2010

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" Working with Custom Construction & Remodeling is an experience that you will enjoy. From the minute they arrived until they left leaving our Bed & Breakfast spotless, we experienced a company dedicated to their word, work and contract. Because of time restrictions we had definite deadlines that had to be met and we were thankful we choose CCR. The finished project pleased us very much and received many comments from our guests."                                                                                          C. Scott, Hidden Woods Bed & Breakfast 2010

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"Every time we pull up into our driveway and see our house we are thankful we chose CCR as our contractor. Not only did Steve help us identify the most cost-effective way to re-shingle and paint our house- his enthusiasm and suggestions on the decorative details doors, hardware, address plaque- really took the whole project up to the next level. Easy to work with, thoughtful, on time and attentive to budget- you cannot ask for more from a contractor.                                                                    Thank you- Kelly & Tom 2010

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"Had a small project and they came through. Kept the cost down. Would hire them again!             Harold B. 2009

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"Very professional, great craftsmanship, work was completed as specified and on schedule. The site was cleaned at the end of each day's work. Highly recommended. What I did was recommend them to others."    James L. 2009

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"I was very pleased with all aspects of working with CCR Inc. They were professional at every level. Prompt on a daily bases, and at the end of their work day the work area was cleaned and picked up. From concept to completion they worked diligently to give a final project that as a consumer I was very happy with."                                                                                                                                         Susan N. 2009

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"Job Done Right" " The most important thing I wanted from my kitchen remodel was to have the work done right. From the studs to the custom cabinets, Steve and the boys made sure things were done up to our personal specs. The work they did was precise and beautiful, and we've really enjoyed our new kitchen. Plus, they were smart and friendly-two pluses when working with any contractor."               Eric Lawrence 2009

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“Steve, Monica, and their crew have done excellent work for us, both at our townhouse in Gresham and at our current place in Fairview. In Gresham they built a bedroom addition, taking advantage of a light well in the existing building. Their work included everything from framing to finish work, including construction of a closet. In Fairview they helped us give the whole house a face-lift, including installing a handicap shower, putting in tile flooring, and refinishing the garage floors. I would warmly recommend CC&R--they are responsive, reliable, and very pleasant to work with.”                                                                       Kathryn & Ken 2006 & 2007                                                                             

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"We chose Custom Construction & Remodeling to build our new custom home, after interviewing several contractors. We worked with an architect, and it was a complicated project involving many details and multiple changes along the way. Not only did Steve manage this complicated project with patience and skill, but he and his crew went over and above in their level of craftsmanship ans sincere concern that the job be done right. Our budget was adhered to, and the house was only completed a little after the deadline, which is expected in the construction industry since unforeseen circumstances always occur. Perhaps the greatest recommendation that we can give Steve is that his concern has extended past the completion of the house (which we love), and he has been willing to help us with issues that have come up since we moved in (not due to lack of care on his part). This shows that he has a true commitment to quality. At this point we consider Steve and his family friends."               Sandy & Anita 2007

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“My husband and I first got to know Steve Ray from a friend in 2003, which had just had her kitchen remodeled and were thrilled about how nice it turned out. We met Steve and found him to be friendly and competent. He did our kitchen remodel and it turned out beautiful! He and his crew have since come to our home to do other smaller projects and his work continues to be very good. We would recommend Steve Ray to anyone who is interested in remodeling their home.”                                 Peggy & Danny 2005-2013

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“We bought our house when we first were married and after 10 years decided to remodel and add a bonus room. Steve Ray and his team were selected after 4 bids around Portland. We found Steve to be sincere, honest and hard working. After spending time with them each day making decisions, changes and working through, he would foster ideas, create new ones, and always had our interests at heart. They not only did a superior job, but we feel we can class them as friends now, and would recommend them for your home and you. It was a rewarding experience seeing our home transformed into what it is today, and we enjoyed the process because of Steve Ray Construction and Remodel!”                                                                  Garry & Wendy Cook 2002-2007

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“Custom Construction and Remodeling are accomplished builders. They listen and are eager to please and go beyond what is asked of them.

Over the last nine years I have retained them on 5 projects for my home from installing a simple portico over my back door to the more complex garage conversion into living space. They have preformed above my expectation on each one.

The crew is courteous and considerate leaving the worksite clean and organized after each day’s work. They have stayed within their budget. They back up their work. The craftsmanship is sublime. Their attention to detail is exceedingly high. Need more reasons to hire these guys?" Please feel free to call me. Kevin Laubacher ( home owner) 503-706-8846                               

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To whom it may concern:

"Steve Ray has worked on three houses for us and is currently building a very high quality house boat in partnership with us. Steve’s background as a professional photographer and his love of working with his hands put him in a very unusual position. His eye for quality is absolute, and his attention to detail is better than any other builder with whom I have worked. Additionally, his extremely cost conscious.

Steve’s first project was to convert an average three bedroom, one bath home into a much more livable package. He designed a second bathroom in am very ingenious way. He then opened the kitchen to the dining living area. The result – a much more dramatic and livable home at a very reasonable cost.

Steve’s second project was to totally renovate our second beach home. He converted an ordinary home into a very dramatic, yet livable, home. Once again, with Steve’s excellent ability to create solutions for difficult problems, we were able to convert a small, inconvenient kitchen into an airy, highly efficient and dramatic kitchen. The old, small master bathroom was converted stunningly beautiful and unique bathroom with a glass enclosed garden. The open air hot tub was enclosed and appeared as part of the master bedroom due to Steve’s design capacity. We are thrilled with the results of the remodel and the workmanship which Steve has always displayed.

Rather than going on and on, I will simply highlight why I recommend Steve so highly:

  • He is very creative
  • He is very cost sensitive
  • He is honest to a fault
  • He does what he says he’s going to do
  • He manages subs and people well
  • He becomes a friend to everyone he works with

Steve Ray is a talented builder/contractor. His construction knowledge, design background, and dedication to excellence keep us asking him back.

I managed and worked with many people, and rarely give recommendations- this one is without reservation and is absolute.

If you select to use Steve, you will be writing his next recommendation."

— Sincerely,
Edward G Westerdahl, II
March 19, 1999