Portland contractors specializing in Craftsman remodels

Craftsman Design and Renovation is a nationally recognized design-build remodeling company with contractors who have a passion for Portland’s older homes. We love our work and the association it offers us with like-minded people, who value the history, craftsmanship, and beauty of vintage homes.


We’re proud of the sustainability inherent in preserving these houses, as we salvage and reuse as much of the original structure as possible, from woodwork to windows. We enjoy the challenge of designing and constructing new spaces that assimilate beautifully into the whole.


Fundamentally, we believe in integrity. In any house, vintage or contemporary, the spaces should integrate seamlessly into their surroundings. A similar authenticity is paramount in our relationships, based on open and consistent communication.


When you work with us, you collaborate with a team whose creative solutions fit your home’s individual style and whose specially trained builders assure you a higher, craftsman-like standard of construction. Throughout, you have a partner who focuses not just on the end product, but also on your experience, from reliable communication to the respectful treatment of you and your home.

Our Team

Wade Freitag

IARCH / CR / Owner

Wade’s love of older homes led him to a degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon. Since founding Craftsman Design in 1995, he has won numerous national and regional awards for design and remodeling. He is a board member of the Oregon Remodeler Association, past board member of the Architectural Heritage Center, and current member of various industry groups. Married with one daughter, Wade enjoys traveling, hiking, and discovering local history.

Bill Myles

CR, CKBR, Estimator/Draftsman

Bill began his 20 years in the industry building custom cabinetry and furniture in California. He moved to Santa Fe, NM, where he built passive solar homes. Before settling in Portland, he worked in Boise and California, becoming a general contractor and NARI certified remodeler. Bill and his wife remodeled their 1920s Spanish bungalow, which they share with their daughter, Lili, two dogs, two cats, and a fish.

Nathan Maszy

Lead Carpenter

The opportunity to work on Portland’s vintage homes drew Nathan to Craftsman Design, where, he says, he also enjoys the family atmosphere and fellow team members. A life-long Portlander, Nathan has 20 years in the trades, the last 15 as a finish carpenter. He enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife, son, and friends; playing and watching sports; and remodeling his 1922 Craftsman home.

Noah Jay-Bonn


Having worked as a painter, tile layer, and carpenter specializing in refinishing, Noah appreciates Craftsman Design because of our “high level of quality work.” When not out in the field, he might be found performing with his band mates here in town or on the road, touring. While modest about the band’s first album release, he unhesitatingly claims to own “the cutest dog in the world.”

Kevin Bargay

Lead Carpenter

Kevin brings to his projects 30 years’ construction experience, including working with a local restoration company and owning and operating his own business. His love of working on older homes brought him to Craftsman Design. He enjoys his free time with his wife, Kim; their three sons, Ryan, Brett and Derek; and two dogs. His favorite pastimes include camping, boating, skiing, tubing, and reading.

Pete Kelly


Pete takes pride in his hometown of Portland: “I work on old Portland homes and helping beautify the city.” A house painter at 19, he segued into residential remodeling. When not spending time with his son, he works on vintage cars, builds custom bikes, and welds artwork and functional pieces. Not one to brag, he will, when pressed, own up to being a contestant in the first season of “All American Handyman.”

Suzanne Cathey

Project Manager

Belying her youthful appearance, Suzanne has nearly 40 years’ experience in construction, from carpentry to management. She taught construction classes
for Portland Community College and served on Oregon Education boards for construction. When not volunteering, she enjoys time on her 8-acre farm with her horses, dog and cats; spending time with family and friends; and enjoying music and the outdoors.

Courtney Glidden

Designer, AKBD

Courtney graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Interior Design and worked in kitchen and bath design with a custom cabinetry company before coming to Craftsman Design. “I fell in love with Portland’s architecture when I moved here four years ago,” she says. “I’m thrilled to combine my love of history with designing spaces for modern comfort.” A newlywed, she’s enjoys knitting, coffee and teaching herself the ukulele. She recently just received her AKBD certification!

Liz Nelson

Carpenter Helper

Energetic and curious, Liz joined our team after retiring from 25 years as a Washington County deputy sheriff. A long history of DIY projects inspired her to learn more about carpentry. “I’ve always enjoyed building things,” she says, “and this position gives me a chance to learn a lot!” The proud mother of four beautiful daughters and 15 grandchildren, she enjoys her family time, travel, and paddling and racing traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes.

Alex Ernie

Office Manager

Alex joined our team earlier this year and has a background in operations and bookkeeping.  The proud father of an energetic and gorgeous fur-baby Goldendoodle named Niles!  He enjoys hiking, camping, and travel.

David Galvan

Lead Carpenter

Andy Haftkowycz

Carpenter Helper

Renee Stephens

Carpenter Helper

"We were delighted with the work performed by Craftsman Design and Renovation. The project was well managed, very professional and the quality of work was high. Thank you!" Fiona & Michael