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“We Build Families”

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Building with Integrity, Value, and the experience you expect from a Professional Builder to deliver the best Home or Business that will last a Lifetime

About JDR Builders

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We are proud members of the 'Home Builders Association of Metro Portland' the 'Professional Remodelers Organization', and PMI (Project Management Institute) Call us for our expert service in the following areas;

- Residential and Commercial Remodel
- New additions and custom homes
- Kitchens and Baths
- Second Floor additions
- Historic Home Renovations
- Basements
- Custom trim work
- Replacement windows and doors
- Siding replacement and Roofing
- Retail / Restaurant Tenant Build Outs
- Project Management (To manage any size project you may have)
- Owner Representation (PM)


Small or large projects we can help!

Location

Sherwood, OR 97140

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  • 5/5 stars April 20, 2015

    My experience with JDR Builders, John Rank specifically, was outstanding. The project was a complete renovation of a dilapidated dry cleaning building into a state compliant OMMD facility. The project was roughly 3 months long, and required tight timeline management both for cost reasons and filing deadlines for the state certification.
    John's construction experience, and project management experience set him apart from most of the contractors we have worked with in the past. His initial proposal was well thought out. We agreed on a realistic budget. He managed to that budget, and submitted 1 change request for the entire project. He managed the inspectors and the permitting, which was an area of real concern, as the building was old, and the city was waiting for someone to renovate it. His commercial experience really came through during this phase; the city had numerous issues regarding the antiquated electric. At one point we were in jeopardy of being able to even receive power from the street. He was available when I needed questions answered, and he never tried to confuse the issues with technical details. In short he was good to his word start to finish. The quality of work was top notch, with a great deal of finishing work done at his expense. He recognized obvious gaps in our planning, raised the issues to us, and then took action based on our feedback.
    What went wrong with the project? Nothing. As issues came up, there was always a plan for resolving them, always options for maintaining the budget. I have personally been involved with a dozen projects of this scope and size, and have suffered through all forms of contractor short comings, and bad circumstances. Contractors who are great at construction, but terrible at managing a timeline or budget, or great at managing the budget, but at the expense of a useful product. This was simply a clinic on how to run and delivery a project. Thank you to JDR Builders for your hard work and know how.

  • 5/5 stars March 31, 2015

    John and his crew have been extremely professional remodeling our business. It looks like night and day. His crew has done everything on time and kept us informed of any budget over-runs. I would refer him to anyone.

    Thanks,

    Patrick Learned
    Greenland Enterprises

  • 5/5 stars February 12, 2015

    As soon as he saw it, John had ideas for replacing our carport with a better engineered and more attractive design. It was weighing on the house roof and there was leaking over the entry. He was prompt, direct and informative, and supplied a schedule. His workers were pleasant and left things neat, removing old nails from the driveway every day. Any delays came with an explanation. The end result is a vast improvement, with fewer posts and a higher ceiling

  • 5/5 stars February 12, 2015

    We had the pleasure of working with JDR Builders and John Rank during the last three months of 2014. This reconstruction project was the result of a large oak tree falling into our home resulting in major structural damage to our roof and living room. We were forced to begin the project at the same time the winter rains and inclement weather began here in the NW. Johnís crew took exceptional care of our home during the time that the entire roof and an external wall was removed and replaced. They were extremely conscientious of the inconvenience we were experiencing and proceeded with haste to get our home secure and dry. Today the home is not only repaired but JDR has improved the overall quality significantly. John was extremely responsive to any issues that arose, is a man of his word and his team can be trusted with the most complex projects.

  • 5/5 stars December 19, 2014

    We worked with John and his very talented team between August and October to complete an extensive remodel of our home. Despite a whole slew of unexpected (but inevitable) surprises in the original construction of our house John and team worked with us to stay on time and within budget. John's professionalism and work product were exceptional and we will most definitely work with him on future projects. Many thanks to John, team and sub-contractors for helping us create our dream house and to anyone considering a project with JDR please feel free to reach out with questions.

  • 5/5 stars September 3, 2014

    John Rank helped with remodeling our basement. It was a major job that included changing a large crawl space into a living room. It took about 12 weeks to complete. John is great to work with. He is very organized and keeps everything running smoothly. He is very good at keeping engineers. individual contractors and inspectors coming/going on schedule. He kept us informed of any issues that came up. The quality of work is great - we are so happy with the finished area, especially the built in cabinetry that John did himself. The only thing that could have been better is to have more time to order specific finishes and to be more involved in the design of the entertainment center.

  • 4/5 stars October 8, 2013

    Although our project is not yet complete, we have found John Rank and his team to be extremely efficient and timely, very accommodating, affordable and very professional. Its not easy to find good general contractors in this industry, but we believe we have found one. I'll make sure to post another review when our whole project is done.

  • 5/5 stars November 5, 2011

    Professional, knowledgeable, efficient re. every aspect of remodeling.

Question and answer

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. 1. Restoration project; JDR Builders was chosen to Restore a large post and beam home in McMinnville where a large tree fell on the roof of the home causing sever structural damage of a two story home with vaulted ceilings. The roof and wall had to be removed with several large windows and structural damage. We found several dated concerns that would have caused the home owners to continue to lose energy efficiency and made the necessary corrections and upgraded the structural integrity along with making several energy conservation corrections without raising the original budget. It helped that we had built post and beam homes in the past and knew the proper steps and materials that needed to be used prior to the re-construction project.
2. Retail Pharmacy; JDR Builders was chosen to manage a project involving an existing CMU structure that was used in the past as a dry cleaners. There had been several electrical and structural work without a permit and had to be removed along with the current plumbing, and mechanical fixtures to take the structure to the bare shell. We were hired for the knowhow and knowledge to bring this building up to code and to finish the interior with all the necessary work to make it feel like a high end retail outlet that would make their new clients at home without the draftiness of an old building. The budget was tight for this type of work but we worked closely with our client and kept the project in the budget constraints that was given and was able to value engineer each scope that allowed us to find areas for improvement and save the clients overall budget.
3. Second floor addition; After several interviews with this client JDR Builders was chosen to tear off the existing roof structure and add a 1300sf second floor addition that involved several obstacles with the design that the client had provided through a third party. We worked closely with the structural engineer to make the necessary corrections to the design work since this was a complex addition that involved several vaulted dormers that tied into three other roof pitches that was also vaulted, was no simple task. Custom frame work is where we stand apart from other builders as we have the experience to build complicated roof lines without the need of pre-engineered truss systems that eliminates the ability to have these features. We were given a tight timeline to complete this work since the wife was due within 4 months and wanted to be able to move into a completed home by the time here babe was born. JDR Builders completed the project within 3 months even with several obstacles that had to be addressed during the construction process.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Don't choose a contractor based on the lowest bid, this will cost you more money and sleepless nights in the long run since they came into your home with the intent of taking short cuts to cut costs. There are no short cuts in construction that will stand the test of time. An ethical contractor will bid your project based on past experience and with the intent of providing knowledge and understanding of each phase of the project to help the client understand what they are receiving not just an end product to get paid and walk away.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Having more than 27 years in both the residential restoration, High end custom homes, and working with the latest products in the commercial and residential sector, I have the knowhow and the experience to closely keep an eye for detail and quality craftsmanship while keeping the timeline and budget constraints given for each project. With the skills and background along with working with the highest qualified subcontractors timely completion and meeting budgets are our priority.
We will work in every way to make sure your project gets done with you in mind and with an open line of communication to understand what our clientsí needs and wants are before we start and during the project. It is important to us that our clients are completely satisfied.
We are in the business of building the longest lasting Home, or Retail space with the old world craftsmanship using today's technology to make that dream a reality.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. As a Builder we have the opportunity of creating a well-crafted Home and Commercial space. I am happy to be able to do this with confidence and know how that will make our clients dreams a reality and take pride in the work we provided with ethical and honest craftsmanship. From Estimating to Project Managing, JDR Builders provides you with the best in class craftsmanship.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Do you itemize your bid?

Yes! We provide our customers with an itemized bid from the start so you know exactly what you are receiving. We do not keep you in the dark to create change orders to make up the loss from a low-ball bidding process. We provide a scope list for you to review and confirm this eliminates the, he said you said, scenario and keeps us honest with transparency to make informed decisions in the process.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I love my work and I work hard to keep my relationships with each and every client that I work with for the long haul.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Growing up in central Oregon as a farmerís child, I have had the opportunity of working with my hands. In school I found wood working was exciting and fun for me and from the start I loved breaking things down and rebuilding them to learn and know how things work. I have always loved working with my hands and multitasking. I have always had some form of ADD so for me construction was a perfect fit. Building allowed me to work on several areas of a project and keep focused on everything that was going on within the construction site.

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