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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

Meet the Curtis Homes Family!

Welcome to our Curtis Homes’ blog! 

We (Cameron and Emily Curtis) have been building for ten years in the Columbia River Gorge and now in Bend, Oregon.  The history detailed out is on our About Us page, but for people who have followed our story for awhile or your just getting to know us here is a little about Curtis Homes.  

The first bit about our company either of us would tell you is that we have the best team IN THE WORLD (yes, that was shouted).  From Julie and Danielle in the office, to Project Managers Thad Iremonger (in Hood River) and Jeremy Fields (in Bend), and Alonzo in the field, each of them works together to build families beautiful-stustanable homes.  Each home is built as if we were moving into it.   What we’d tell you next about our family business, is that taking care of our clients is so important to us.  We are relational. Our Curtis Homes’ team wants people to feel heard and seen,  home walk-throughs, good communication and a defined process are ways we do our best to take the unknowns out of building. 

Together as a family and work-family we build homes that will be a lasting legacy in the neighborhoods we build in. A legacy you can live in. 

 

Monday
10
July 2017
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Tour of Homes 2017 in Bend, Oregon

Both our homes are in Northwest Crossing, on Fields Street and Discovery Park.

 

Wednesday
28
June 2017

Curtis Homes on COBA Home Tour!

Curtis Homes is excited to announce the completion of a home in NorthWest Crossing in Bend, Oregon.  Curtis Homes will have two homes on the popular Bend Home tour, the tour is put on by the Central Oregon Builder Association or COBA.  

Home in Northwest Crossing, Bend Oregon

 

 

 

Tuesday
27
June 2017
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Hood River Home Finished!

This modern-prairie style home was  a fun project for us (Emily and Cameron), because we chose the finishes for the large three-story home.  The vision for the house was to create a sleek, modern space and to highlight the beautiful symmetry in the home!  The 2,500+ sq ft house has four bedrooms, three and half baths and open main-level living.  The home is warm, thank you warm-toned wood floors, and the full of natural light, thank you Ply Gem upper windows.

Scrolling through the Curtis Homes’ Instagram for this home’s under construction photos.  Tour the finished home photos below or on our Houzz page (Click here)

 

Monday
08
May 2017

EPS Certified Home!

In effort to continue our commitment to building homes that will last and be a legacy for families to live in; we are now an Energy Trust of Oregon certified builder. 

This is a home in the Mt. View neighborhood on the Heights of Hood River, Oregon. This is the first EPS Certified home in Hood River. We are using a blow in BIBS system to increase the R-Value in the walls and create a better air seal and tighter home. We also used advance framing techniques to reduce air leakage and increase efficiency. We will share more in the future about the mechanical unit and water heater that will set this home apart in the community. At Curtis Homes we strive be participating in building homes that will be sustainable and energy efficient. 

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Tuesday
21
March 2017
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Curtis Homes is Growing!


Cameron and Emily Curtis are happy to announce that Curtis Homes is expanding to Bend, Oregon​! Our home-base and office will remain in Hood River, Oregon​ where we are currently busy building in the Mountain Vistas community along with developments of our own Goose Way Townhouses Subdivision and Rocky Road Subdivision. In preparation for our expansion into Central Oregon, we are pleased to announce that Jeremy Fields has been added to the Curtis Homes team as our Project Manager. Jeremy has been working closely with our Hood River team ​and is excited to get started on our first project in Central Oregon which will be the construction of two homes in the NorthWest Crossing Neighborhood in west Bend. These two ​beautiful ​homes, designed by Muddy River, will be on the Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) tour in late July​ 2017​.

Our whole team is excited to grow into a new community, while continuing to invest into the Hood River community​ we love! 

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02
March 2017
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