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Hometown: Shady Cove, OR. 

Interests/Hobbies: Fly-fishing, music, work, family (not in that order), and exploring spirituality

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  I enjoy offering a service to the community that I am passionate about.  I also love the human development aspect of growing an amazing team

Proudest Accomplishment:  Convincing Tabby it was a good idea to marry me!  Watching my two beautiful children grow into delightful and loving young humans

Most Sentimental Possession: My Mind-without it, I am nothing.  My dearest and closest family and friends-without them I am alone.  It is hard to find sentiment in material items

Favorite Quote: “When we build, let us think that we build forever.  Let it not be for present delight nor present use alone” – John Ruskin



Hometown: Texas

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Book Collecting, Oil Painting, and Cooking

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Growing a team that enjoys working together.  Finding creative ways to do things differently-and better- in the construction field

Proudest Accomplishment:  Marrying my wife

Most Sentimental Possession: Hand-made gifts from my kids and some of my rare books

Favorite Libation: The Finest Boxed Wine

Book/Gate Keeper


Hometown: Belgrade, MT

Interests/Hobbies: Horses-Liberty Horsemanship & Riding, Reading, and my Family

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The people

Proudest Accomplishment:  My 2 Kids

Most Sentimental Possession: My wedding ring

Favorite Quote: “Liberty is the right to choose, Freedom is the result of the right choice” -Renard

Marketing & Development


Hometown: Oklahoma

Interests/Hobbies: Being in the backcountry away from the masses. Backpacking, making music, and fly-fishing when nobody's watching

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Inspiring people to be their best, and implementing a grassroots culture of involvement

Proudest Accomplishment:  Teaching myself how to play stringed instruments

Most Sentimental Possession: My grandfather’s ivory Buddha pendant

Favorite Libation: Blanton’s Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon

Designer, Senior Project Manager


Hometown: Bend, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Traveling with my family, going to Burning Man, and dancing with friends

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Making customers happy 

Proudest Accomplishment:  Growing my marriage and raising my two boys

Most Sentimental Possession: Our custom stick-built travel trailer

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Reading too much

Project Manager - Mitigation Dept.


Hometown: Berthold, ND

Interests/Hobbies: Woodworking, restoring furniture, hiking into the wilderness with my dogs

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Our team environment and helping people in need

Proudest Accomplishment:  My career

Most Sentimental Possession: A painting of my dad and grandpa team roping at our family ranch


Favorite Quote: “People won’t remember what you say or do, they will remember how you made them feel”

Project Manager - Remodel Dept.


Hometown: Salem, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Any and all sorts of “fun-having” in the great outdoors

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: The genuine family dynamic we cultivate here

Proudest Accomplishment:  Having and guiding two incredible little boys

Most Sentimental Possession: A photo of my father & grandfather


Favorite Quote: “Everything in moderation…even moderation”

Project Manager - Repair Dept.


Hometown: Parts Unknown

Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, golfing, making music, WW2 History

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Having my experience and opinion valued and appreciated 

Proudest Accomplishment:  Building a strong, love-centered family

Most Sentimental Possession: Anything that was my Dad's


Favorite Quote: “Do remember to forget anger, worry and regret. Live while you have life to live.  Love while you have love to give”

Estimator/Project Manager


Hometown: New Castle, DE

Interests/Hobbies: Enjoying life with my amazing wife, Amanda. Whether it's indoor/outdoor activities or just spending quality time at home.

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  True family environment that exemplifies a genuine concern for our client's disaster restoration or construction needs to make them feel like an extended member of the family and not just another number.

Proudest Accomplishment:  Serving & supporting this country as a veteran of the United States Army

Most Sentimental Possession: My Grandfather's shadow box with memorabilia from his service with the US Army during WWII

Favorite Quote: "Success is when Preparation meets Opportunity!"

Project & Development Coordinator, Operations


Hometown: Taunton, Mass.

Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, yoga, reading, meditation and spending time with our 8-year-old daughter, Alice

Favorite aspect of working at SJC: Friendly atmosphere and team approach

Proudest Accomplishment:  The amazing community of friends and family I am so lucky to have

Most Sentimental Possession: My sense of humor – I would be lost without it


Favorite Quote: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”

Mitigation/Repair Estimator


Hometown: Bend, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Wild Mushroom foraging, Flower identification, firewood cutting with my wife, muscle cars (the 60s & 70s variety)

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Collectively a great group to work with.  In everything we do, it’s about the customer

Proudest Accomplishment:  Running Safari Motor Home’s painting/electrical departments, and starting/running High Desert Disaster Restoration

Most Sentimental Possession: My home and gun collection


Favorite Quote: “Keep it Simple”

Lead Carpenter


Hometown: ND

Interests/Hobbies: Fishing and other outdoor activities

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Working with a supportive team, and helping customers

Proudest Accomplishment:  Crowned Champion of my 7th grade Spelling Bee

Most Sentimental Possession: My awesome boat!


Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Escaping into the wilderness

Lead Carpenter


Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Interests/Hobbies: Woodworking, Hockey, and chicken wings!

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The family friendly culture and environment

Proudest Accomplishment:  Paid off my student loans

Most Sentimental Possession: A sharp Japanese chisel


Favorite Quote: “Forget about style; worry about results” -Bobby Orr

Mitigation Crew Chief


Hometown: Logan, UT

Interests/Hobbies: Snowboarding, attending music festivals, furniture making, and traveling

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  The family atmosphere.  Going to multiple jobs throughout my day

Proudest Accomplishment:  The places I’ve lived and been able to snowboard: Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho

Most Sentimental Possession: Ziggy, my Sheepadoodle


Favorite Quote: “So build a life. Don’t live one, build one” 

Certified Mitigation Tech


Hometown: Prineville, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Painting, snowboarding, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.  Spending time with family, but mostly my dog: Miss America.  I love sports: Go Seahawks/Mariners!

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Always getting the chance to learn more and grow as an individual and team member

Proudest Accomplishment:  Becoming a certified mitigation technician, and becoming something more than I thought I could be

Most Sentimental Possession: My daughter’s hope chest, my bow, and my home I share with my better half


Favorite Quote: “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it”

Mitigation Technician


Hometown: Boise, ID

Interests/Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, reading books about survival, spending time with loved ones

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Fellow co-workers have positive attitudes, independence, and trust.  Valued towards employee’s hard work

Proudest Accomplishment:  Owned and operated my own food cart business.  Being a competent human being

Most Sentimental Possession: My cat, Randy


Favorite Quote: “Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be”

Office Dog


Hometown: Bend, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Playing with kids, chasing toys & balls.  Chasing Deer!

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  Playing with employees, begging for scraps, and barking at newcomers 

Proudest Accomplishment:  Playing dead and begging for food (humans are such suckers)

Most Sentimental Possession: All my toys and bones


Favorite Guilty Pleasure: People Food

Office Dog


Hometown: Bend, OR

Interests/Hobbies: Hanging out with Pat, going on rides, and taking naps

Favorite aspect of working at SJC:  sleeping somewhere other than at home

Proudest Accomplishment:  Not biting Odie when he jumps on me

Most Sentimental Possession: Any and every treat available


Favorite Quote: “Did someone say, Ride?”