Owner, Carpenter -Mike Banker

After moving to Portland in 1992 and while looking for a “real job” I started working for a small contractor who was restoring a turn of the century craftsman home in Northwest Portland. My new boss was a skilled finish carpenter who took great pride in his work and although I had only the most basic carpentry skills he took me on as an apprentice. Being able to stand back and look at something you have built with your hands is a great feeling and when I realized I could do that every day I knew I had found a new career. By 1996 I had built my own construction and remodeling business and I have never looked back.

To this day I am still very hands-on with my projects and you can expect to see me on site practically every day. Whether I am there doing carpentry or just making sure that my sub-contractors have everything they need for the day, I am present and in constant communication.

I was born and raised in Ohio and completed my business degree at Miami University of Oxford. When I first came to Oregon I fell in love with the vibe of the city and launched full steam into exploring the surrounding mountains, gorge and coast. Who doesn’t though right? Since then Portland has become an incredible city to live in and my wife and daughter and I spend as much time as we can exploring everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

I have a passion for architecture and cooking and if you are within earshot of where I'm working you will hear that I have a love for all genres of music. I find the little details on a project to be what can really make all the difference. So, if you’ll just excuse me I need to get back to focusing on creating a continuous reveal from this grout line to the frame at the bottom of the steam oven.

Design referrals:

I have been fortunate to have met and worked with many great architects and designers in Portland. If you are just now thinking about your design I am happy to refer you to someone who would be a good fit for your project.