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Energy Trust of Oregon Visits!

Thank you Energy Trust Oregon for touring two of our homes in our Gilbert Neighborhood, Hood River, Oregon. The Gilbert Neighborhood homes are special, all designed to be energy efficient and have an EPS score.  The EPS score is a way of measuring how energy efficient is the home. The houses in Gilbert make-up the first neighborhood in Hood River, Oregon to to all have an EPS rating! If you haven’t heard of the Energy Trust of Oregon, head to their website to learn more about their mission of helping homeowners and the building industry work towards being more “green” or energy efficient or even net-zero.  There are many ways Curtis Homes builds mindfully and energy conscious. Some techniques are hidden once the home is finished, and some of the methods are visible in daily use of the finished home.  Two examples, are wrapping a home in an outer insulation called a thermo sheathing, which gets siding on top of it, but works hard for the home keeping in warmth or cold AC air. In contrast to the unseen energy updates, inside the whole house is fitted with LED lighting on dimmers and a plethora of well placed windows for natural light.  

To learn more ask Curtis Homes about helping your home be more energy efficient! 

Wednesday
04
April 2018
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NEW Homes for Sale in Hood River!

If you have been checking up on our “Homes for Sale” tab you have seen the four new homes we listed in Hood River, Oregon.   A home plan that is the favorite of many families is the Olympia home plan by Alan Mascord.  This home is being built in the neighborhood on the Heights of Hood River off of Sievercropp drive in the Mt. Vista neighborhood.  The neighborhood is well-known for having a park in walking distance, views of the surrounding hills, great location, family-friendly and beautiful new homes! 

Four homes are under construction and for sale.  If you purchase your home early in the building process the finishes will be up to you!  You can style the home you’d like.

Email Cameron Curtis for details: Cameron@curtishomesllc.com or call at 541-490-6339

Click the photo for more information on the homes listed:

   

Tuesday
20
March 2018
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Gilbert Neighborhood- New Homes!

It is January 2018, here at Curtis Homes we all couldn’t be more excited!  Our team is working hard on a lot of building in Hood River, Bend Oregon and White Salmon Washington.  An exciting project taking shape is the Gilbert Neighborhood in Hood River, Oregon.

This neighborhood is special to Curtis Homes!  We will have a model home in the eight-lot subdivision and each home has been custom designed by Muddy River Design!  The house exteriors will work together to create a cohesive design, while each a differing style.  There will be a craftsman, prairie, farmhouse, traditional and mid-century style of home in the neighborhood.  The goal is have each home be unique, while working together to create a beautiful neighborhood.  

For daily pictures of the project follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 
 

 

Wednesday
17
January 2018
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New Rustic Style Home

Curtis Homes built a rustic style home in White Salmon, Washington.  The home features impressive wood beams, a re-claimed barnwood wainscoting in the main living areas and wood accents wrapping the exterior of the home!  Builder Cameron Curtis commented, “the home is a one-level with wood accents that turn-up the character and style of this beautiful house.”   The built-in hutch and shelving continue to add to the character of this home build.  

To see more photos of this home on our Houzz account! 

 

Tuesday
28
November 2017
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Gilbert Neighborhood- New Hood River Homes!

New Home in Gilbert by Muddy River Design

Curtis Homes is excited to announce the new Gilbert ​Subdivision in Hood River, Oregon!  The new Gilbert ​Subdivision will connect two amazing neighborhoods (Meadowlark & Indian Cliff) with the newly built Roberts Dr​ive. ​ ​This ​new ​neighborhood is located at the end of Indian Cliff and provides seclusion and privacy with our new cul-de-sac. Curtis Homes is very excited to be building eight homes designed by Muddy River Design​ ​of Bend, Oregon. Home construction will begin December 2017. Several homes in the neighborhood will have views of Mt. Adams and​/​or Mt. Hood. We can’t wait to start​ construction! Please be on the look out on Facebook and Instagram for progress photos.

Aerial Views of Gilbert Neighborhood: {Click to view Gilbert_Map }

Map of surrounding area- 2017

Gilbert Neighborhood- Southwest view of Mt. Hood

Gilbert Neighborhood- Northeast view of Mt. Adams

New Homes in Hood River, Oregon

Photos by Gorge-Us Photography

Wednesday
08
November 2017
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Tour a New Home

Houzz is a great tool for homeowners, future-homeowners, remodelers, builders and inspiration for the dreamers!  Take a tour of the inside of recent home we finished in Bend.  It was on the Central Oregon Builder Associations tour of homes this summer.  

The home overlooks Northwest Crossing’s Discovery Park in Bend, Oregon. The views of the living room are of the courtyard and pond in Discovery Park. The interior of the home invites in the Central Oregon light, vistas, and natural beauty. The home was designed to always have a useable outdoor space that is protected from the winter elements or shaded from the hot summer sun. The goal of the kitchen was to be the center of the party- if you’re in the kitchen you still can see what is happening out on the courtyard or in the living room.  

Click for a tour! 

Wednesday
25
October 2017
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Winterizing A Home

Before another winter of sub-freezing temperatures and snow, prepare your home.  Below is a list of things that might help protect or make your home more efficient in the light of the cold weather.  Every home is unique with different challenges, so these are suggestions to help you prepare for winter:

  • Change the filter in your furnace. 
  • Set the thermostat to a consistent temperature to ease up on heating or cooling to an extreme: saving on your electric bill.  Now is a great time to look into a thermostat upgrade if needed. 
  • Clean gutters, before the hard rains come and it is unsafe to be on a ladder.
  • Give your roof a glance, check for anything amiss.  
  • Winterize lawn irrigation/ put away lawn and gardening supplies.
  • Trim up trees with low branches. 
  • Clear debris, such as leaves from away from your house and home vents. 
  • Walk-around your house both inside and out to take inventor of your home’s windows, doors, and vents.  Look for places letting in a draft that could be sealed. 
  • If you have questions or concerns call for a tune-up or maintenance. 
Thursday
12
October 2017
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Project Updates- 2017

The summer season zoomed by!  If you follow our stories on Facebook or Instagram you have watched Townhomes on Goose Way, in Hood River, start to be finished.  There is one townhouse still available.  Several family homes were also finished this summer, and it is the best day to watch a family move-in to their new home.  A custom home in Snowden with beautiful barnwood features, vistas that make you literally say, “wow” and a kitchen that most chefs would envy.   Building family homes in Oregon and Washington is what our team loves to do.   We appreciate that a new home is made of a lot of decisions, a lot of visualizing and a lot of new experiences in some cases.  Cameron and crew are glad to get to help people build homes in the Columbia Gorge and Central Oregon. 

Curtis Homes is grateful for team and have grown our team in the last several months.  We welcomed a new craftsman to the team Jeff, as well as an office financial controller  Anders Sorstad. We also celebrate the great work that Jeremy Fields, project manager in Bend,  and Thad Iremonger, project manager in Hood River.  Many of course know our office bookkeeper Danielle Iman-Lankford and Julie Johnston.  Okay- Fall time we’re ready for you!

  Goose Way Townhouse

New Home-2017

Thursday
12
October 2017
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Townhouses in Hood River

The Curtis Homes’ team has been working diligently on our Goose Way Townhouse project, and finished two of the eight townhouse last week.  There is one townhouse still for sale!  These townhouses have 12 ft. ceilings in the lower-level.  The added ceiling space makes the living, dinning, kitchen, master bedroom feel extra spacious and offer upper windows that will always be welcoming light in.  Each unit has the personal touch of the homeowner.  Each home has a back porch and two car garage with lots of storage.  The best part about these homes is the three bedroom, two-level homes offer plenty of space for families or others looking to downsize.  We’re excited to offer an alternative option here in Hood River, offering a home that is versatile for people.

For a full tour head to Houzz!

Thursday
24
August 2017

Join Our Team!

Growing Construction Company Seeks:

Carpenter

We are looking for a full-time experienced carpenter. This team member will be expected to perform varying carpentry related tasks at all stages of a residential construction job or related to residential remodeling, which may include framing, installing or replacing windows and doors, building decks, finish trim, replacing and repairing flooring and countertops etc.

Applicants mush have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, reliable transportation, a cell phone and hand tools. We are looking for someone who will be a respectful team player, professional, dependable, able to work independently and who will provide quality workmanship. The right applicant will also be able to multi-task, be a problem solver, motivated, have a positive attitude and able to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors.

Project Superintendent

We are looking for a full-time project superintendent. This team member must have over 5 years of construction experience and will assist our Project Manager with our residential construction projects. Our project superintendent will be expected to be able to read and understand house plans, oversee subcontractors, work closely with our Project Manager to maintain the construction timeline, assist with carpentry related tasks as needed and make material runs. Attention to detail is very important.

Applicants mush have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, reliable transportation, a cell phone and hand tools. We are looking for someone who will be a respectful team player, professional, dependable, able to work independently and who will provide quality workmanship. The right applicant will also be able to multi-task, be a problem solver, motivated, have a positive attitude and able to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors.

Please email your information and experience or a resume to julie@curtishomesllc.com

Thursday
10
August 2017