Remodeling and updating residences can be difficult. Ever-changing construction trends and the difficulty of coordinating with multi-unit dwellings are constant challenges.
If you’re in the market for such services in Portland, Oregon, we found that the remodelers and contractors that have the necessary competencies to perform this work. In order to come up with this list, our team first gathered Portland-area remodelers and contractors that have the necessary experience in the apartment and condominium interior market. We then assessed these firms based on a set of criteria, including awards, accolades, media presence, their overall familiarity in this sector of the industry, as well as their overall work quality.
9) URC West
Website | 760-451-8921 | 1122 N Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92083
Urban Renovation & Construction (URC) West is a West Coast contractor based in California. Aaron Marin, company principal, and his team have been serving California, Oregon, and Washington since 2007, focusing on multi-unit dwellings. URC has now completed over 10,000 interior renovations.
One of the most striking projects are the apartment units at Rancho Cucamonga in California. Along with exterior and structural repairs, URC gave this 623 unit apartment complex an expert overhauling. This apartment design maximizes every nook and cranny of the space without overdoing the ornamentations and finishes. This design also gave residents ample room for personalization.
8) Allers Remodeling
Website | 503-957-1235 | 4621 SE 60th Ave., Portland, OR 97206
Residential construction and remodeling experts Allers Remodeling operates as a neighborhood contractor dedicated to residential and condominium projects. The firm has an extensive portfolio of well-designed, well-constructed projects such as this condo in Hillsdale in Southwest Portland.
The condo has a distinct Scandinavian design appeal channeled through the elegant combination of deep blue colors, shades of gray, and wood tones. This condo unit project also features premium materials like luxury vinyl tiles, foil-finished cabinets, and quartz countertops. All in all, these design elements lead to the modern, hip, minimalistic aesthetic.
7) Kamanski Construction
Website | 503-954-4275 | 17980 SE Vogel Rd., Damascus, OR 97089
Family-owned and operated Kamanski Construction has been serving the state of Oregon for over 30 years. Primarily serving Clackamas County, the firm has rendered services to residential and commercial clients. Andray Kamanski has the company to local prominence through a commitment to a high level of professionalism, well-detailed cost reports, and overall work quality.
The apartment showcased in the photo, for example, is a mid-century modern design located in a historic apartment building. Kamanski was able to refresh the look and feel of the residence while preserving the mid-twentieth century feel of the apartment, including preserving the GE Wonder Kitchen and the original fixtures.
6) Neil Kelly
Website | 503-288-7461 | 804 N Alberta St., Portland, OR 97217
For over 72 years, Neil Kelly has been serving Oregon and Washington residents with award-winning design-build services. Neil Kelly has won various regional Contractor of the Year awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Now led by Tom Kelly, son of the namesake founder, the company has found local success in the region. Kelly served as the chair for various organizations including the Portland Development Commission and he has received the Fred Case Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.
The firm has a strong background in condominium interior remodeling. Projects such as this Davis street condo display the firm’s competency in the multiple dwelling field through a stunning combination of comfort and elegance.
5) Fritz Jünker Design + Remodeling
Website | 503-866-4600 | 1500 SW 5th Ave. Suite #1101, Portland, OR 97201
Fritz Jünker is an entrepreneur with a diverse business portfolio spanning different industries and markets. One of the highlights of his resume is this boutique Portland design and remodeling firm that focuses exclusively on high-rise condominium remodels, HOA project management, and “white-glove” service.
In business since 2007, the firm’s work has been featured in Oregon Home, Portland Business Journal, and Dwell. These publications took notice of a portfolio that displays a luxurious array of projects, including classic luxury motifs, highly creative design features, and exacting construction. Taking a deep dive in the portfolio, this featured 2019 high-rise project follows a timeless black and gold color palette, contrasting warm natural oaks with stark modern blacks, and is perfectly designed to accommodate the mid-1970’s aesthetic of the iconic Portland Plaza tower in which the project resides.
4) Olson & Jones
Website | 503-244-7467 | 9442 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR 97219
Olson & Jones is an award-winning Portland contracting firm that has been in operation since 1982. The firm has won several NARI Contractor of the Year and Chrysalis Awards, and has been ranked on Remodeler Magazine’s Top 500 residential remodeling list. Greg Olson, named on Remodeling Magazine’s 2007 Big 50, takes charge of the company leadership along with Debbie Leffingwell, Jeff Jones, Mark Mayotte, Kevin Rosa, and an indispensable support team!
The firm boasts a strong catalog of residential and condo units that feature a thoughtful, high-end design. Condos such as the project displayed in the picture are marked by a highly functional layout. This minimal condo remodel maximizes the space by an artful placement of the kitchen next to the living space.
3) L. Evans Design Group
Website | 971-404-1241 | 4600 Alder St., West Linn, OR 97068
Linda and Mark Evans are a construction power couple. Linda, a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD), a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) and a Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovator (LBPR), handles the design and project execution aspects of the company. Her husband Mark serves as the project manager and president. Linda studied Interior Design and is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The duo’s persistence garnered the firm accolades such as Home Builders Association Excellence awards in 2013 and 2014, Chrysalis Awards, and a NARI CotY award.
Aside from the awards and accolades, the group’s portfolio is simply fun to look at. Their projects have been featured in publications such as Oregon Home and by TV network HGTV.
2) Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes
Website | 503-534-0985 | 17428 SW Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Jeff Metke founded Metke Remodeling in 1989, a few years after he graduated in Construction Management from the Washington State University. Decades later, the firm made a name in the local construction scene, garnering awards and citations. Metke has won earned recognition for his work, such as HBA Metro Portland Remodeling Excellence Awards from 2012 to 2014 and recently, the Best Small Business Award from the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Metke is also a member of NKBA, NAHB, and the Northwest Society of Interior Designers.
Metke’s accomplishments do not end in awards and associations. The firm’s portfolio has gained buzz thanks to features from Oregon Home, The Oregonian, Portrait of Portland, Portland Tribune, Lake Oswego Review, Remodeling Magazine, Professional Remodeler, and The Remodelers’ Journal.
1) Hammer and Hand
Website | 503-232-2447 | 1020 SE Harrison St., Portland, OR 97214-4709
2018 Builder Magazine’s Gold Nugget Awardee and US Department of Energy Housing Innovation Awardee Hammer and Hand is the brainchild of two Reed College alumni who began their career remodeling historic homes in Portland. Presently, Hammer and Hand offers remodeling, new construction, and other construction services in Portland and Seattle, and does so in a splendid manner. The firm caught the pages of Intel Small Business, Curbed, Daily Journal of Commerce, GRAY Magazine, and well as other publications.
Hammer and Hand has put together numerous interesting projects since 1995. This sophisticated, minimalist loft highlights the firm’s ability in the remodeling industry. Wooden furniture and stone tiles create an upscale atmosphere that matches the luxurious living that the unit proclaims from the moment you cross the threshold.