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coffee2Stone Creek Building Portland, Oregon – Building For Life!
Custom Home Builder in Portland, OR

We are building for lifelong relationships, we are building life for you and your families and we are building homes that will last a lifetime. On top of that, we are building for life to exist in our environment. We are one of few Earth Advantage certified custom home builders in the Portland, Oregon area. We build sustainable homes that are safer, more comfortable and more cost efficient for you and your dream home.

Owner: Mark  Beirwagen

markI believe every project should bring value to the family that we build for. It should enhance their life as well as their investment.

SHP-Badge-2015-final-(1)I believe that every customer is a new friend; a healthy working relationship is paramount to success and the relationship doesn’t end when the project is completed.

I believe the greatest compliment is a client referral and I work to deserve that referral from the initial handshake and coffee to the final visit and housewarming gift basket.

As a second generation home builder, I take pride in building family dreams. While our expertise and experience may change, one thing always remains the same; our philosophy to guarantee our client’s happiness will always drive our business.

After all, without you, our customers, we’d have no success at all. Thank you!

Our Team

JamieSmJamie – Production Manager
Kalin – Accounting
DaisySmDaisy – Executive Assistant
CaseyCasey – Acquisition and Development
Mike-SSMMike S. – Remodeling Manager
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Our Custom Home Construction Services

We are a Certified Green Portland Home Builder specializing in building custom homes that are safe for your family, comfortable, energy efficient and built to the highest standards.

Stone Creek Building is a locally owned, trusted, and licensed general contractor specializing in custom home construction services and superior craftsmanship. Our team collectively has over 100 years of construction related experience.

Stone Creek builds a variety of home styles. We’re recognized for our partner collaboration, thoughtful design, and attention to detail, that allows each home to perfectly suit its owners individual wants, needs, lifestyle and dreams.

Home Design

We can help design your dream home with every detail you desire.

Property Search & Acquisition

We live in Portland and are very familiar with Portland and the surrounding areas, so we can help you find that perfect property to build you custom home.

Interior Design

We can help you design the perfect interior do match your tastes and your new homes construction style.

Home Construction Financing

As long time Portland custom home builders, we have worked with countless home construction lenders and can help you find the perfect lender for your custom home project.

Permitting & Land Use

As licensed Oregon contractors we will ensure all required permits are acquired and that all Oregon land use laws are followed when building your new custom home.

Kitchen & Baths

If you are looking to customize your kitchen or bath, we can help with the design and construction.

Landscaping, Decks & Fences

As a full service custom home builder we help ensure your homes landscaping, decks or fences are built to your specifications.

Multi-Family Projects

Our custom construction services include custom built multi-family projects.

Rural Building

We are experienced rural custom home builders with many years of experience building custom homes on acreage in and around Portland, Oregon.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Home Building Questions

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When purchasing a home, the first question that may arise is buying an existing home versus building a custom home. If you are looking to buy an existing home you are most likely looking at the location, price, layout of the home and all the specifications. If you can’t find a home that suits your needs, then you would want to think about building a custom home. A custom home will allow you to choose the location of where you want to live, the layout of the home and any specifications you want to include. A custom home also allows you to choose the size of the home and all the design features and finishes. In a busy market, there is limited inventory with existing homes. With a custom home, the possibilities are endless.
Call us anytime for a free consultation over the phone or in person. We love talking about home building and real estate and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Every custom home project is different and cost can vary in many areas depending on size, materials, upgrades, lot type, and site development. At a preliminary meeting, we will discuss costs and budgets. Stone Creek Building can build a custom home that fits in nearly every budget. During the preliminary meeting, goals and requests of our prospected client are discussed to gather the proper information to begin a costing analysis of the specific project. We bid out the project based on the specifications that the client identifies. All budgets and costs are open book and there are no hidden costs.
Stone Creek Building can assist in developing your own custom house plans by using our in-house designers. There are also many stock house plan websites that can give you ideas and in some cases have the perfect plan for your property.
Stone Creek building is a preferred builder with many regional and local banks. Construction loans are typically made by regional and local banks in every area. We can introduce you to skilled construction lenders, that will fit your project goals best. When purchasing land, many of our clients use the “proceeds from a construction loan” to purchase their property. This requires a completed set of plans, budgets and specifications turned in for appraisal in order to close the loan and purchase the property from the seller. This strategy requires a concerted effort of the realtor, lender, builder, designer and client. Stone Creek Building can walk through this process.
Many of our clients have a piece of property and plan to build when they contact us. However, we have an internal Acquisition and Land developer that can work with you to find the perfect lot for you if you are ready to build but have not found land you are ready to purchase. Having a preliminary meeting and establishing the goals and total budget will help us determine how much we have left after construction costs to purchase property. In addition, we have an Acquisition and Land developer that can work with your realtor or ours to find the perfect piece of property.
The costs of the well and septic can vary depending on location, type of soil, or depth of well, etc. We work closely with our well and septic subcontractors and can work with them as well as the local jurisdiction to develop an accurate cost. Well and septic are not required for all properties, some properties are serviced by public water and sewer.
All steep slopes and landslides hazards are mapped by the local building department officials in every jurisdiction. Every property has unique characteristics and a different set of criteria in order to safely build a home and obtain approval from the local authority. We are available we are happy to consult We regularly research properties on behalf of our client and work on an ongoing basis with several geo technical firms to determine these abilities of building or a specific approvable building design.
Stone Creek Building warrants that all construction be in accordance with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Residential Performance Guidelines (RCPG) We offer a one-year warranty on any latent defects not apparent or ascertainable at the time of the occupancy in the building materials or workmanship, in accordance with the standards of construction set out in the RCPG. Stone Creek Building’s goal is to satisfy our clients and we will not hesitate to respond to customer concerns after the home is built or after the one-year warranty is up. We look at our clients as lifelong friends. Extended warranties are available at additional costs.
A typical custom home will take 6 months to one year to complete depending on size, weather, change orders, etc.
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Our Work

Below are some examples of Portland custom homes we've built and other Portland area construction projects.

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What Some of Our Valued Clients Say About Stone Creek Building

Amazing!

Anytime you have a client that asks whether the Earth Advantage certification really makes a difference, let them know it certainly does!

FJ MaloneyCustom Home

We would hire them again in an instant!

We could not have been happier with our new custom home building experience with Mark, Kalin and the entire Stone Creek team. This was our first time having a new home built from scratch. Throughout the months long process, Mark and Kalin exhibited great patience, advice, and resourcefulness in keeping the project moving along through to completion. We would hire them again in an instant.

John Sharrard & Kisha TurnerCustom Home

We LOVE our new home!

After interviewing many builders, my husband and I were happy to find Mark Beirwagen with Stone Creek Building and Development. He was recommended to us by our construction lender who had worked with him on several projects. Mark is a knowledgeable and competent home builder while also being personable and respectful to his clients. Mark was very mindful of our budget and helped to strategize solutions when the inevitable homebuilding issues came up. He was flexible and also made sure we maintained quality throughout our project. We were very happy with Mark and Stone Creek Building and Development and we LOVE our new home!

Lola SkatesCustom Home

Earth Advantage Approved

Stonecreek Building & Development Inc. built our new custom home on our 30 acre farm property, and beautifully managed the unique features that come with a rural house.  Mark and Shaun were collaborative in their work style and presented choices that showed they understood our personal taste and desire for value—meaning sometimes we were willing to increase the budget for a longer-lasting material or strategy.  Building a home is complicated; it takes perseverance and patience, and it can be stressful.  With Stonecreek we were confident the product would be excellent and the steps along way would be worked out together in productive, friendly ways.  We shared more than a few laughs, which was a happy surprise to us (having built two previous homes).  The subcontractors that Mark selected for our project were also a pleasure, people we came to highly respect and enjoy.  We found them to be skilled and creative, and they brought wonderful customer service attitudes to the job.  Additionally, Mark presented the opportunity to become Earth Advantage approved and we were impressed with that process.  It actually helped to identify some key insulation and airflow issues, and the solutions now keep our energy bills in check and keep us comfortable in all kinds of weather.  We are so grateful to know the special people of Stonecreek and grateful for the beautiful, forever home they built with such care for us.

Craig & Cheri CollinsCustom Home

Mark was more like a partner!

I worked with Mark on a project that began as the housing market slowed, which involved not only several challenges with development but also navigating a cumbersome and disconcerting land division process in a rapidly fluctuating market. I say I worked “with” Mark, even though I technically hired him, because Mark was more like a partner with a personal interest in reaching successful completion, beyond just a paycheck. He was always available to answer my questions or point me in the right direction even for things outside his scope. I attribute my project’s success to the professionalism and dedication he displayed and maintained throughout the entire process, because the challenges thrown at this project would have eaten a lesser man. What you get with Mark is not just knowledge and experience, you can find that many places; it’s his personal commitment to his clients, professional response to challenges, and high self-standards that will make you glad you met Mark, and even more glad you chose to “partner” with him.

Michael Basl - Cook St., LLCMulti-Family Project

My Builder!

I have worked with Stone Creek Building on one complete construction project from the ground up. My decision to work with Mark Beirwagen, whom my architect recommended, turned out to be a very good one. I interviewed three different Builders and received bids from all three. I found Mark and his subcontractors to be responsive and professional, as well as competitive with pricing. Mark always followed through on what he said he was going to do, showed up on time and was willing to answer my questions and explain the process at any time. He was always organized and coordinated the subcontractors to complete my project as quickly as possible. He is a great problem-solver, if need be, and always conducts himself in a courteous and professional manner. It was a pleasure working with Mark and his team, and I’m getting ready to start another larger development project with “My Builder.” I feel like I am in good hands and am excited to work with Stone Creek Building again, and in the future.

Laura O'HearnCustom Home

Great to Work With!

Mark and his team at Stone Creek were great to work with and helped me realize my dream to build a home in the country. The entire process was challenging and Mark and his team were very flexible and accommodating. From the beginning to the end I was consulted and included in the process. Two of many examples illustrate Mark’s flexibility. I had selected the house plans after an exhaustive search in books and on the internet and purchased house plans that were close to what I wanted but needed to be customized. Mark connected me to an architect who was able  to accommodate the site as well as to make changes I had requested for the interior space.  Another example I recall is that part way through the build, I requested skylights be installed which were not part of the original house plans. However, Mark was able to get them installed and not slow down the progress on the rest of the house. These are two of many examples to illustrate the level of professionalism I received from Mark and the Stone Creek team. Overall, his team was very professional and they came in on time despite the challenges of working on a rural property in February. What I think I will remember most of all about the experience, is Mark and his team’s including me in the process as much or as little as I chose; from the placement of the electrical boxes to the flooring, fixtures and appliances. In the end, I know I have a well-built home that reflects my personal style and I will enjoy it for many years.

Dana TorreyCustom Home
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  • Earth Advantage
  • Angies List
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Houzz
  • Home Builders Association

CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Stone Creek Building is a locally owned, trusted, and licensed general contractor specializing in custom home construction services and superior craftsmanship. Our team collectively has over 100 years of construction related experience.