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At Oglesby Construction Company, Inc., our mission is to build trust and loyalty with our customers through our process. Your home is one of the most important investments that you will make. Let us help you make your dream home or remodel a reality!
We're a veteran and family-owned business. Founded in 1995 by Duane Oglesby, we are a full-phase general contractor who specializes in remodeling. In fact, we are:
We take pride in our integrity, workmanship and communication. The owners of this company will be at your project majority of the time, from initial sales call through project completion.
Please feel free to contact us and let us show you how we differ from most construction companies.
|Beaverton, OR 97006|
|Contact Duane Oglesby|
|Duane Oglesby accepts cash and checks||Hourly rate: From $45 to $75|
Every project we're proud of. The ones that we're most proud of is always our whole house renovations. We take an older home and update with new modern customer approved items.
We have many brands that we work with and it depends on the specifications from the customer. We stive to use only american made products but this is hard to do especially in a remodel. For kitchen appliances for instance, we install Amana, Kitchenaide, Whirlpool, Jenn-Air on mid range kitchens but we've installed Viking, Thermador, SubZero on high end projects.
We are a full service design-build general contracting company. We specialize in all phases of remodeling and custom home construction. Never hire a specialty contractor to do any large project. In some states it's even illegal to do more than one trade as a specialty contractor unless licensed correctly.
Warranty work and ongoing maintenance services as needed. The level of workmanship that we provide results in projects that will last for several years. We provide the standard one year warranty.
I'm a veteran and very family orientated. I come across sometimes as a hard nosed drill sergeant but in reality I'm a softy and sometimes even watch chick flicks.
Most would like for us to say try and do it yourself. Although this can save you money, you have to know your limitations. If a project requires permits then get permits. If structural, get an engineer. These are just two that most customers can't or shouldn't do on their own. Unless your well versed in plumbing, electrical and mechanical these should not be done by a customer either. Fires, floods, etc. may happen. There are codes that you have to adhere to and may come up when you sell your home.
How much will this cost. Short answer, it will cost what it will cost. We have to make a living and our overhead is comparable to other contractors. The only way to reduce the cost of a remodel is to change materials, specifications or cut down on your wants. Use tile instead of granite, use carpet instead of hardwood or use a less expensive product.
How long will this remodel take. The initial phases of a remodel (engineering, permits, design) takes the longest sometimes. It can take 3-5 weeks to get permits approved as with engineering on larger projects. Problems always arise on any project which can delay the schedule too. Customers will change things and that may delay the project.
Know your scope of work and figure out a realistic budget. Too often we come into a customers home and they have no idea what they want to do. That's part of our job but starting the process from scratch can take time. For instance, a common remodeling project is the kitchen. Start by asking yourself do you want a completely new kitchen or just an upgraded kitchen? A new kitchen may mean removing or changing walls, new cabinets, new countertops, new appliances, new electrical and lighting, new plumbing, moving any of these, etc. Or do you just want to replace the appliance and install new countertops. Lots of questions. Once you have a very defined scope of work with exact specifications for materials, etc. the we can give you an exact price. Here's the hard part for customers to swallow. Complete new kitchen with everything can run between $35K and $60K or more depending on the selections and what the home will except for resale. We've had high end home kitchens start at $120K. If your just doing an upgrade the prices can range from $15K to $30K. If your budget is $10K then your going to be in for a surprise and if you find someone to do it for that, good luck and call us when it doesn't work out.
Ask if they are licensed, bonded and insured in the state they are working in. Ask how long they've been in business. Ask if they've did projects like yours before. Ask for references. All of these and more we provide with the proper documentation.
We are members of the Better Business Bureau, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Portland Home Builders Association and the Portland Professional Remodelers Organization.
I originally was an electrical engineer by trade. I brought that professionalism into the construction market. I grew up on a farm and was always good at building. When I got tired of my past career I decided to start my own business.
That we are human and make mistakes too. We are running a professional business and it takes money (overhead) to properly run a business. There are a lot of non-licensed contractors that come in low to try and get your business but the liability is on the customer not the unlicensed contractor. Some licensed contractors come in low too to get your business and then hit you with change orders afterwords. Never ask a contractor to reduce his/her rates. We don't just come up with numbers randomly. An estimate is just that, an estimate with no set specifications. However, there is a lot of thought and energy put into a formal bid proposal and those numbers should be exact.
Kitchens and baths are the most common. These can include complete tear out and re-build to just simple upgrades.
It depends on the size of the project. It's just my son and I so we range from 1-2 large project (whole house renovations and additions) to 10-14 small projects (kitchens, baths, upgrades).
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