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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.

Sustainability

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.

Integrity

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.

Collaboration

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

General Manager/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, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a fish.

Suzanne Cathey

Project Manager

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, AKBD

Designer

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. Marrying the old with the new and honoring the history of the home is what inspires her work here at CDR. She enjoys knitting, running and watching old movies. Married for 3 years, she is expecting her first child this winter!

Casey Veldkamp

Design/Sales/Marketing

Casey has worked as a designer for a remodeling company in Portland as well as a flooring and tile specialist. She got her degree in Interior Design after restoring her first home which was a 1940’s bungalow. She enjoys ballroom dancing, hiking and spending time with her 2 daughters and dog.

Alex Ernie

Office Manager

Alex has a background in operations, accounting and bookkeeping. He is the proud father of 2 energetic and gorgeous fur-baby Goldendoodles! He enjoys hiking, camping, playing guitar and traveling.

Noah Jay-Bonn, LC

Lead Carpenter

Having worked as a painter, tile layer, and carpenter specializing in refinishing, Noah appreciates Craftsman Design because of the high level of quality work. When not out in the field, he might be found performing with his band, working on his home or spending time with his wife.

Pete Kelly, LC

Lead Carpenter

A house painter at 19, Pete segued into residential remodeling where he has excelled for the past 16 years. He takes pride in his hometown of Portland as a 3rd generation native. When not spending time with his son, he works on vintage cars, builds custom bikes, and welds artwork and functional pieces.

Nathan Maszy, LC

Lead Carpenter

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

Kevin Bargay, LC

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, 3 sons, and 2 dogs. His favorite pastimes include camping, boating, skiing, tubing, and reading.

David Galvan

Lead Carpenter

David has been in the construction industry for 15 years working as a foreman, cabinet builder, finish carpenter and general contractor. When he is not working as a lead carpenter at Craftsman Design, he spends time with his wife, 5 kids, 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Liz Nelson

Carpenter Helper

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. The proud mother of four beautiful daughters and 15 grandchildren, she enjoys her family time, travel, and paddling and racing traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes.

Renee Stephens

Carpenter Helper

Renee has worked as a carpenter and carpenter helper for the past 6 years. Now with his experience, he feels confident to begin restoration on his wife’s 1912 childhood home they recently purchased in SW Portland. He shares this home with his 2 sons and 2 daughters.

 

Nemo Gilpin

Seasonal Carpenter Helper

Despite his young age, Nemo has 3 years experience working on various construction projects and demolition jobs. He is enjoying his time at Craftsman Design gaining experience and knowledge from our seasoned carpenters. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.