About Us

Our Story

Dave Rush Design, Build & Construction is based in Portland, Oregon and has been building a stellar reputation since 1996 — specializing in residential projects including new construction, small-to-large remodels, historical renovation and green building techniques.

The founder of the company, Dave Rush, is a licensed and bonded general contractor, who before entering “the business,” studied sculpture at the University of Kansas. Taking a cue from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who said “Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts,” Dave pursued the craft.

He currently resides in NE Portland with his wife and two children.

Dave is a hands-on owner who is on-site daily overseeing a highly-skilled crew, ensuring the highest level of work quality. This close attention to detail and commitment to craft on each and every project, whether small or large, makes working with Dave and his team a rewarding experience. And because Dave believes jobs run more smoothly with good communication between the client, the architect, and himself — he schedules weekly meetings with homeowners to discuss progress and concerns.

In an era where homes can be built quickly and cheaply, Dave believes in building heritage homes. His goal is for a carpenter a hundred years from now to look at a Dave Rush house and say, “Those guys did good work.”

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ccb #206164
portland, oregon