Portland, located in the Pacific Northwest, is known for its urban green space, parkss, nearby forests, and the stunning mountain backdrop of Mount Hood. This lovely city is about an hour east of Pacific beaches and just a bit west of the breathtaking Cascade mountains. For these and many other reasons, locals love living here. The geography, atmosphere, comfort, food, beer, and arts: Portland is a great place to live and visit.

Portland is a bustling city with numerous prospects for residents and business entrepreneurs. If you want to start a business or build your dream home in Portland, this list covers many of the leading construction companies working in the city. These firms were chosen after thoroughly reviewing the best contractors serving the sector.

R&H Construction

2019 NW Wilson Street, Portland, OR 97209

R & H Construction, founded in 1979, is a group of project builders who continue to establish the Northwest’s character and push the boundaries of what is possible in construction. The firm specializes in commercial and tenant upgrades that are durable and crafted with the utmost care. The firm manages every project with attention and respect to the craft and an unrelenting dedication to the fundamental principles that define and direct the company. 

R & H is a forward-thinking firm, engaging early in the design stage with the service, background, and knowledge that provides reliable cost and schedule information—the company delivers an exceptional building experience as well. Under the supervision of John Ward, it prioritizes the safety of its team, subcontractors, clients, and the community. The firm has been named one of the Most Admired Companies and one of the 100 Best Companies by Portland Business Journal and it is on Oregon Business Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Green Companies.

Hoffman Construction

805 SW Broadway, Suite 2100, Portland, OR 97205

Hoffman Construction is the largest full-service general contracting and construction management company working in the Pacific Northwest. The firm specializes in sports and recreation, health care, commercial, education, government, data centers, and advanced manufacturing projects. Its offices in Portland and Seattle serve clients across Shoreline, Vancouver, Quincy, Seattle, Bellevue, Spokane, Woodinville, Everett, and Lynnwood. Since 1922, most of its clients have been repeating customers coming back for more after being completely satisfied in the past.

David Drinkward is the president and CEO of Hoffman Construction. He leads this team of veterans who have been working for the company for over three decades. The firm fosters a strong spirit of camaraderie and goes the extra mile for clients and for each other. Hoff Construction has amassed multiple recognitions for the past century, including the 2019 Seattle 2030 District Vision Awards, the Leadership Award, and the 2016 Design Excellence Award from the City of Seattle Design Commission.

Robinson Construction

8060 NE Walker Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Robinson Construction has enjoyed over 60 years of proactive, successful growth by repeatedly exceeding the expectations of its clients. RCC was founded on the core values of integrity, family values, and pride in a job well done, which remain the driving force behind its success. The firm specializes in several services, including general construction, project management, site design and development, project planning and sequencing, estimating (conceptual to detailed), and budget development.

As part of its construction safety program, RCC necessitates supervisors at every level to include active accident prevention as a crucial element of their operation. RCC is led by Randy Robinson and maintains affiliations with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Joseph Hughes Construction

11125 SW Barbur Boulevard, Portland, OR 97219

Joseph Hughes Construction was originally created in 1981 to focus on the tenant improvement market. The company has grown from those humble beginnings into a $25 million business with 24 employees. The firm has delivered high-quality construction services for 34 years, completing hundreds of projects in the office, industrial, commercial, restaurant, institutional, and adaptive reuse building sectors.

Joseph Hughes Construction has comprehensive knowledge of the new construction, tenant improvement, remodel work, pre-construction, and design-build sectors. The firm runs under the supervision of owner and president Joe Hughes, who has at least 41 years of background in construction. He studied at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.

Craftsman Design and Renovation

837 SE 27th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Since 1996 Craftsman Design and Renovation has been renovating and restoring Portland homes. The company creates an intimate, casual workflow from the initial consultation to project completion. Working within the design-build process, CDR successfully infuses modern updates with the client’s old-home character. Its enthusiasm and knowledge show through, from its design solutions to the quality products and sustainable energy-saving technologies it recommends.

Craftsman Design and Renovation specializes in design-build, kitchen, bathroom, basement, whole house, exterior, and interior remodels. Under the leadership and supervision of owner Wade Freitag, the studio has been a consistent awardee of the NARI Contractor of the Year Awards from 2019 to the present. Some of its works have also been featured by Old House Journal, Consumer Reports Kitchen Planning & Buying Guide, NW Renovation Magazine, The Oregonian, and Arts & Crafts Annual Resource Guide.

Mountainwood Homes

11675 SW 66th Avenue, Tigard, OR 97223

Mountainwood Homes follows a proven process, approaching every project the same way. Since its launch in 2008, it has found that design-build is the most effective way to remodel or build because its experts are all on the same team. The company specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and whole house remodels, as well as home additions and custom homes for clients in Beaverton, Portland Metro, and Southwest Washington.

Mountainwood Homes’ most recent honors include the 2022 Company of the Year award from the Home Builders Foundation and two Structure + Style Awards for Bathroom Remodel Over $100,000 and Major Home Remodel Over $400,000 and 2023 Best of Houzz Awards for Design and Service. Aside from these recognitions, the firm is also proud to be affiliated with the Home Building Association of Greater Portland, Home Builders Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Building Industry Association of Clark County.

For more information, you can visit their website here.

Kraft Custom Construction

191 Kingwood Avenue NW, Salem, OR 97304

Kraft Custom Construction handles all of its client’s projects’ design and construction needs. Doing so allows homeowners to experience continuity of service. Linking design and construction streamlines each project, which saves the clients time and money, and gives them an active role in the building or remodeling of their own homes.

The company’s design-build service ensures the convenience and consistency of working with one firm from start to finish. With the client’s ideas and active participation, Kraft forms a personalized relationship with its clients to design projects that match their goals, their budgets, and their lifestyles. 

Kraft Custom Construction is led by Certified Master Builder, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, and Master Certified Remodeler, Robert Kraft. Under his watch, the studio’s work has appeared on the pages of Portrait of Portland Magazine, This Old House Magazine, Oregon Home Magazine, and Salem Magazine.

For more information, you can visit their website here.

Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes

17428 Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes is an award-winning company that offers custom build, addition, and renovation to homeowners in the Portland Metropolitan Area. Since its founding in 1989, Metke has received local and national recognition for its outstanding remodeling and exceptional craftsmanship. More than a project’s technical and business aspects, Metke acknowledges that a builder’s work is to enhance people’s lives by transforming their homes. 

Metke has a long list of project types in its portfolio: it includes design-build construction, bathroom renovations, kitchen renovations, luxury additions, and custom home building. In 2021, it was one of Qualified Remodeler‘s Top 500, and in 2019, it was acknowledged as Lake Oswego Small Business of the Year, and it was also given the NARI Outstanding Remodeling Achievement Award for Residential Interior $250,000 to $500,000.

Hamish Murray Construction

4438 S Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239

Established in 2000, Hamish Murray Construction is staffed by Portland area experts in building and remodeling quality homes. It specializes in new home construction, home additions, tenant improvement, and whole house remodels, including kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and basement remodeling.

Operating under the ownership of Hamish Murray, the studio handpicked its employees over time so that its clients get to work with a talented group of professionals who have the expertise to handle special needs and the attention to detail to make every project shine. Hamish Murray Construction also ensures its project managers are involved from the start. It believes things run better when whoever handles the scoping and bidding is the same one who sees the project through to its completion.

Some of the firm’s works have been featured in The New York Times, Portland Business Journal, and Tour of Remodeled Homes.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management