JDR Builders

Tualatin, OR

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Having more than 30 years in residential and commercial construction our experience shows in our completed product. JDR Builders maintains high expectations from our subs and our employee's to do the "Job Done Right" Because of our high standards many of our customers plan to use us again on future projects and recommend JDR Builders to their friends and family. We are in the business of building long lasting sustainable relationships with the old world craftsmanship using today's technology making your dream a reality.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

As a Builder we have the opportunity of creating a well-crafted Home or 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. We enjoy saving our clients money through value engineering and by preparing our clients with the knowledge and understanding of the construction methods and what to expect during the construction schedule.

Location

Tualatin, OR 97062

Years in business

4

Number of employees

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Erin C. Aug 4, 2016
    General Carpentry
    Verified Review
    I would say terrible is a pretty accurate representation of this company. They took about three times as long to complete the project, if complete is even the right word. When they left I still had to do some framing work on my own. In addition, one of the heaters was wired incorrectly, and the only response I got from the company was that they definitely wired it correctly, and if I wanted them to come back by to troubleshoot, it would be $150 per hour. So I had to rewire it myself. When it came time to pick up all the trash from the work they did, the general contractor in charge began nitpicking each piece of garbage in the pile saying it wasn't from the work they did. It was however from the work they did, and he did not know because he was not a part of the project when it started. I had to double check every single thing they did and usually had corrections to be made. I highly DO NOT recommend this company.
  • Bruce F. May 28, 2016
    Framing Carpentry
    Verified Review
    I am really happy with the work, the promptness and the attitude of all the workers. The price was right nd the job got done, well.
  • Megan R. Feb 26, 2016
    Home Remodeling
    Verified Review
  • Erin C. Aug 4, 2016
    General Carpentry
    Verified Review
    I would say terrible is a pretty accurate representation of this company. They took about three times as long to complete the project, if complete is even the right word. When they left I still had to do some framing work on my own. In addition, one of the heaters was wired incorrectly, and the only response I got from the company was that they definitely wired it correctly, and if I wanted them to come back by to troubleshoot, it would be $150 per hour. So I had to rewire it myself. When it came time to pick up all the trash from the work they did, the general contractor in charge began nitpicking each piece of garbage in the pile saying it wasn't from the work they did. It was however from the work they did, and he did not know because he was not a part of the project when it started. I had to double check every single thing they did and usually had corrections to be made. I highly DO NOT recommend this company.
  • Bruce F. May 28, 2016
    Framing Carpentry
    Verified Review
    I am really happy with the work, the promptness and the attitude of all the workers. The price was right nd the job got done, well.
  • Megan R. Feb 26, 2016
    Home Remodeling
    Verified Review
  • Patrick D. Nov 6, 2015
    John Rank owns/operates JDR builders as a General Contractor. We did a remodel in our home with a high-end bathroom, laundry room, family room. He was on top of every aspect of the job. He is honest, and very knowledgeable. On time and cost conscientious. We will be remodelling our house in stages and will be using him for ALL work. He and his crew were fantastic. Highly recommended.
  • Mike B. Apr 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.
  • Patrick L. Mar 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
  • Pamela J. Feb 13, 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
  • Warren B. Feb 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. John’s 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.
  • Jonathan O. Dec 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.
  • Shari F. Sep 4, 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.
  • Akshay D. Oct 9, 2013
    General Contracting
    Verified Review
    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.
  • Kendall C. Nov 5, 2011
    Verified Review
    Professional, knowledgeable, efficient re. every aspect of remodeling.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Talking with clients to understand what their needs and wants are for their project. Preparing a budget number to ensure that the project is feasible by determining the project scope of work. Prepare a contract Create material specifications for finishes and equipment Finalize all bids and scope Submit for permit Prepare schedule Mobilize to begin work on site Continually monitor and control all subs and employee's on site and maintain a safe work environment. Finalize the project by providing proof of payment to all subs and vendors with lien waivers and owner manuals and a list of maintenance information.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Personally I have an accounting degree and a BS in Project Management along with over 30 years of hands on experience as a carpenter, framer and site supervisor and Management.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Because every construction or remodeling project is different there is no set price for a project however we can provide a rough budget number based on experience and historical projects.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Growing up in central Oregon as a farmer's 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.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with customers that place their trust in us completely to do their projects with very minimal oversight and we have also worked with customers that are very involved in the construction process and wants every detail of materials and products and enjoys learning about the process and the wide range of products that are available.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We had the opportunity to work with a young couple that wanted to add a second story to their existing home in SE Portland to make room for their new baby so time was important to them to complete by the time their baby was due, needles to say the baby came a bit early and we completed the addition on time for their new son to be welcomed home.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What type of work has the contractor worked on How long has that individual been in the construction business How can you prevent change orders Do you make up a schedule before work begins