Recognition From Our Industry
2021 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1913 Hawthorne Kitchen.
2020 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1935 Lake Oswego Cottage.
2019 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1906 Craftsman Kitchen.
2017 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1938 Dutch Farmhouse.
2015 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1910 American Foursquare.
2011 | Chrysalis Award, 1909 Arts & Crafts.
2009 | Oregon Remodeling Association Achievement Award, 1910 Arts & Crafts.
2009 | Home Builders Association Remodeling Excellence Award, 1916 Colonial.
2008 | HBA Remodeling Excellence, 1909 Bungalow.
2007 | Qualified Remodeler Master Design, 1903 Bungalow.
2005 | Oregon Remodeling Association Achievement Award, 1930s English Arts & Crafts.
2022 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1913 Tabor Hill Home.
2019 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1910 Arts & Crafts.
2017 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1914 Arts & Crafts Bungalow.
2008 | Chrysalis Award, 1921 Bungalow.
2008 | Janus Award, 1922 Bungalow.
2008 | Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, 1930s Arts & Crafts.
2022 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1913 Tabor Hill Home.
2011 | Chrysalis Award, 1916 Craftsman Bungalow.
2010 | HBA Remodeling Excellence, 1916 Craftsman Bungalow.
2010 | Chrysalis Award, 1916 Bungalow.
2010 | ORA Achievement, 1916 Bungalow.
2009 | HBA Remodeling Excellence, 1916 Bungalow.
2021 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1913 Laurelhurst Charmer.
2009 | ORA Achievement, 1917 Airplane Bungalow.
2009 | Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, 1917 Airplane Bungalow.
2008 | Chrysalis, 1905 Henry Hahn House.
2007 | ORA Achievement, 1905 Henry Hahn House.
2007 | Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, 1905 Henry Hahn House.
2007 | Remodeling Magazine Merit Award, 1909 Foursquare.
2004 | ORA Achievement, 1909 Emil Schacht House.
Additions & Basements
2020 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1906 Craftsman Addition.
2019 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1938 Dutch Farmhouse.
2018 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1928 Grant Park Addition.
2017 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1923 Eastmoreland Basement.
2017 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1909 Piedmont Bath.
2016 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1910 Arts & Crafts.
2014 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1924 Craftsman.
2014 | NARI Contractor of the Year Award, 1924 Craftsman Addition.
2007 | Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, 1909 Foursquare.
2005 | ORA Achievement, 1950s Prairie Style.
2004 | ORA Achievement, 1920s Arts & Crafts Porch.
2022 | Guild Quality Guildmaster Award
2021 | Guild Quality Guildmaster Award
2020 | Guild Quality Guildmaster Award
2019 | Guild Quality Guildmaster Award
2017 | Guild Quality Guildmaster Award
2012 | Guild Quality Guildmaster Award
Okay, we’ll stop blushing.
CDR In The News
Old House Journal, February 2022
“Earthy Colors, New Layout”
Arts & Crafts Homes Annual Resource Guide, 2019
“Jewel Box Kitchen”
Old House Journal, May 2019
“Polishing An Old Gem”
Consumer Reports Kitchen Planning & Buying Guide, July 2012
“Do This Not That”
NW Renovation Magazine, February/March 2012
Cover Feature, “The New Classic Kitchen”
Old House Journal, February-March 2012
“Hearth of the Matter,” (see pg. 26, photo of 1916 Craftsman fireplace)
NW Renovation Magazine, October/November 2011
Cover Feature, “A Baker’s Kitchen”
NW Renovation Magazine, June/July 2011
Cover Feature, “Award Winning Bungalow Kitchen”
NW Renovation Magazine, February/March 2011
“How to Start and Compete a Successful Remodeling Project”
NW Renovation Magazine, October/November 2010
Cover Feature, “Conquering the Great Divide”
NW Renovation Magazine, June/July 2010
“Remaking ‘His Story’: A Man’s Bungalow”
NW Renovation Magazine, February, March 2010
“Giving New Life to the Heart of the Home, Fireplaces”
NW Renovation Magazine, October/November 2009
Cover Feature, “Finding Your Home’s Hidden (Storage) Potential”
The Oregonian, September 3, 2009
“A Portland Bungalow Gains Much-Needed Storage”
NW Renovation Magazine, April/May 2009
“A Foot in the Past, an Eye Toward the Future”
Oregon Home, October 2007
“Trade Secrets: 17 Tips for Your House’s Historic Preservation”
Old House Interiors, October 2007
Better Homes & Gardens, Dream Kitchens Special Edition, February 2007
“Open Minded Design”
The Oregonian, Homes & Gardens Northwest, September 20, 2007
“Craftsman in Disguise”
Portland Tribune, August 3, 2007
“Preserving the Past”
Rejuvenation Resource Guide, 2007
American Bungalow Magazine, Summer 2006
“The Saga of House #14”
Along Bungalow Lines, Paul Duchscherer & Linda Svendsen
“Gibbs Smith Publishers, 2006”
Better Homes & Gardens, Kitchen & Bath Ideas Special Edition, January 2006
The Oregonian, Homes & Gardens Northwest, October 27, 2006
“Pavilion of Peace”
Beyond the Bungalow, Paul Duchscherer & Linda Svendsen
Gibbs Smith Publishers, 2005
Rejuvenation Resource Guide, 2006
Builder News Magazine, April 2005
What Our Clients Say
Our project was repairing, restoring, and replacing one of a kind decorative ornamental features on our 1892 Queen Anne. Craftsman Designs demonstrated the ability to understand and problem-solve for period historical accuracy, prepare detailed architectural drawings, and possess the necessary master carpentry skills that met our every expectation. They are first class in their attention to detail. We smile whenever we look at the detailing and receive compliments from friends, neighbors and family.
Bob & Susan
They really came through on helping the design we had in our heads come to fruition. The lead carpenter, Noah was great to work with and listened really well. I appreciated the attention to all the little details. We lived in our home during the remodel and they made every effort to ensure we were as comfortable as possible. Excellent company!
The team turned our typical old house scary basement into an amazing family space complete with closed off laundry room, bathroom and storage that is now our favorite room in our house. The craftsmanship and attention to detail was excellent. I feel as though everyone on the team, including all the trades people that worked with them, went above and beyond what was expected in some way or another. Going through a renovation with 2 toddlers can make a stressful situation that much more stressful. Everyone was very respectful of our family, our home and our schedule.
Christy & David
This is the second time my wife and I have hired Wade and his team from Craftsman Design & Renovation. Our house is a 1912 Craftsman, and they have completely renovated the porch/carport, and the ground floor rooms except the kitchen (entry, living room, dining room, family room, bathroom and bedroom). We expect to hire them again in a year or two for a major upstairs project. We love our neighborhood, and now we have the house we wanted in a place we don’t want to leave. They have restored so much character that was lost in remodels by a prior owner in the 1960s and 1970s. Craftsman Design’s work, from initial design through the final walk-through, is of the highest quality. They work carefully with the client on detailed plans and specifications. Our experience is that this diligent and conscientious approach to planning the project is indispensable — when you sign a contract with Craftsman Design, you can have confidence about exactly what work they are going to do, and how much it will cost. If you are looking for a “low bid” remodel, Craftsman Design probably isn’t the crew for you. If you are looking for a team that communicates with you, does high quality work, and will make you fall in love with your house, we couldn’t recommend them more.
Kristin & Richard
Both my husband and I were thoroughly impressed with both the craftsmanship and professionalism of Craftsman Design and Remodel. The design, carpentry skills, and execution of both our living and dining room far exceeded our expectations. We were kept in the loop from start to finish and the work was completed in a timely manner. In addition, they even called to check in months later to make sure we were still satisfied and didn’t see anything to “touch up”. There work ethic, high standards, and quality craftsmanship deserves 5 stars.
Lauren & Brad
Of the many design-build choices in Portland, we feel fortunate to have used Craftsman Design and Renovation to re-do our kitchen. Their high professionalism and regard for our family’s daily routines, with an open atmosphere of problem solving and design ideas, left us grateful that we had found them. Our kitchen is now the focal point of our house. We cannot more highly recommend Wade Freitag and his crew. When our project was completed we were almost sad to see our ‘friends’ go.
Pete & Raelene
As we reflect on the remodel, we heartily agree that CDR has been all we hoped for. The design services, project management, and subcontractors have all been top shelf. And the most critical element, your timely availability and communications, has been wonderful, beyond what we’ve ever experienced during a house project. You are consummate professionals who clearly include a healthy empathy for your clients and what they are going through in a remodel. Thank you for everything!
Kimberly & Stephen
Superlative and satisfying — those two words sum up our feelings toward everyone at CDR. We began with a general vision in our mind’s eye and thanks to the creative design process we ended with a finished product that is even better than imagined. Construction flowed smoothly from one step to the next while staying true to our budget and timeline and we were treated with thoughtful respect by all involved. Although remodeling can be stressful at times, CDR worked diligently to pop any stress bubbles and keep our project moving along smoothly so that now we can pop our own happiness bubbles. We are so thankful we chose to work with CDR and definitely will do so in the future. Thanks, everyone!
Susan & Bart
I love it! These cabinets are so beautiful, I can’t imagine that they weren’t already here. And that’s the sign of a project done well.
Kim & Justin
We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with all of you these past few months. We felt we were in such good hands throughout the entire process, and are so impressed with your outstanding design and execution. Thank you for your fine work!
Melissa & Steven
Now that the kitchen remodel is done and we are finally in it, both B. and I are realizing that it is above and beyond better than we ever dreamed it was going to be. We love it so much more than I ever thought we would. Thanks again for everything. We have really enjoyed working with everyone at Craftsman. You truly did make this remodel a piece of cake for us and we are thrilled with our new kitchen!
Margaret & Bill
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
We had a very positive experience with Craftsman Design and Renovation. The outcome of our renovation exceeded expectations. Wade did an excellent job with the design, (carpenters) Jeff and Hector were amazing – very skilled and professional, and the subcontractors did very high-quality work. It made a huge difference to have things cleaned up so well on the jobsite at the end of each day. Plus, everyone was kind and courteous, and patient with the kids. We truly appreciate this project being on time and on budget. Thank you! We will not hesitate to refer others to your business.
The best decision I ever made was to work with you. It is obvious you are skilled at what you do, professional, and honest. What a reassuring feeling for a homeowner.
Craftsman Design and Renovation did a significant master bathroom remodel for us. The project tasks and work schedule were very well defined and managed with confidence. The workers, being skilled craftsmen, did a commendable job. Highly recommended!
Bart & Karen
It was a delight to find Wade. Not only was he pleasant to work with, he came in on time and under budget, and you’d never know where he repaired the ant and water damage on our old house. His crew went out of their way to keep the site clean so we could still use the living room while it was being worked on. I heartily recommend him!
Dale & Darcy
Our house went from being the neighborhood’s neglected stepchild to the belle of the ball.
Lester & Heather
The architect/contractor was responsive to our needs for an aesthetically pleasing and functional porch. The architect/contractor provided various design options and educated us about how to restore our porch to a period-appropriate design. We are more delighted with our house than we ever could have imagined.
This project was our first remodel and we had no idea what to expect. It was important for us to work with someone who shared our vision of creating a space that honored the attention to detail and the aesthetic of the original builders. We were fortunate that the collaboration with our contractor was characterized by a mutual respect and a synergy that brought out the best in all of us.
John & Julie
Your designs for our kitchen and bathrooms were visually compelling, beautifully efficient and, amazingly, both practical and luxurious. The work of your employees and subcontractors in executing these designs was of the highest quality.
It has been more than a year now since Craftsman Design and Renovation gutted our kitchen and two bathrooms and rebuilt them in keeping with the Arts and Crafts style of our home. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Every now and then, as we are cooking together in this still new kitchen, we marvel at how roomy it is now, how much more convenient everything is than before, and you didn’t have to move any walls to make it bigger. Why didn’t we do this years ago?
I can’t say enough good things about Wade and his crew. They were creative, responsive, prompt and unobtrusive, resulting in a bathroom that wows all who see it. Just walking in it every morning brings a smile to my face.
Tim & Joan