Portland Finishing Co.
is a Specialty Contractor in the State of Oregon.
We are a small contractor committed to the highest possible standard of quality in the work we are hired to do.
Finishing CO is a good choice for
your home remodeling project, jobs that will involve a fair amount of carpentry
or framing and small jobs that will involve a variety of skill sets but not
necessarily have the budget to hire a variety of different trades.
step is to call us to discuss your goals. We will offer some free general
guidance and a rough idea as to what your project might cost. If the project is
small, we will be able to write up a punch-list and a contract and get straight
project is larger, we will take the time to fully define a plan. Depending on
the complexity of your project, we may suggest drawings, permitting and or
engineering before moving ahead.
using a designer for your plans instead of an architect. A designer may
charge half what an architect would. The City may require plans,
and they may require an engineer’s stamp on those plans. As long as the
plans meet certain basic drafting requirements (What Plans do I need for a Building Permit?), it does not
matter who prepares them. Designers can be just as creative and
aesthetically focused as an architect. There does seem to be a consensus
among contractors that designers see themselves more as service providers than
artists and are a bit more attuned to the engineering and building process.
adds expense and takes extra time at the start and during the project.
Nevertheless, it is not a good idea (or legal) to undertake a project of any
real complexity without a permit. The liabilities and exposure for everyone
involved is significant: your homeowners insurance will most likely not honor
related claims; it may make it difficult to sell your house; it would
complicate your ability to file a claim against your contractor; and you do
lose the sometimes real benefit of an informed third party signing off on your
Notices & Terms
Start with a
telephone call to see if we are a good fit for your project. Next
we will arrange a home visit to talk your ideas over in more detail and look at
the job and surrounding site. Research, phone calls, number crunching,
and possibly a second visit leads to a bid. Sometimes, it is not practical
to estimate a bid until a near final set of building plans have been
created. This means that engineering and planning costs may be outside of
our construction bid.
slowly realized that the way to work with clients, on any medium and larger
size job, is on a bid with contingencies basis. The client gets a good idea as
to what the job will cost, but the contractor is also reasonably protected if
we discover that your entire rafter system is riddled with dry-rot or there is
a boulder the size of a Cadillac under your basement floor.
we ask to receive 1/3 of the job cost up front and the remainder, less 10%, at
final permit or completion. The last 10% is labeled retainage, and we
receive that 30 days after completion. It is intended to give the
customer some comfort if issues arise after we are gone. We will still
address problems after those 30 days, but some retainage amount is common in
construction. There is a lot of flexibility in setting up the terms, and
they do vary case by case.
projects can work on a time & materials basis or a bid basis with payment
When you choose to hire Portland Finishing CO you are hiring a local community of companies committed to highest standards of construction.
Here are a few of the local companies we trust to include on your projects -
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.
We pay special attention to -
Communication of all pertinent aspects of the project.
Proper coordination of services for any project - Keeping things on track and on time.
As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We strongly encourage checking references and taking the time to ensure that anyone you have work for you is the right company for the job.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best service in the industry.