Stephen is a top-notch general contractor and builder, able to solve difficult construction issues, an amazing craftsman, with woodworking skills second to none, and, most notably, a truly good person. When building our home on a very difficult site on the Oregon Coast, Stephen came up with clever solutions to ensure we did not flood. He came up with an entirely unique finish for the exterior of the house, combining Japanese traditional techniques (Yakisugi) with innovative wood treatment technology. He custom built interior details that are truly lovely. Stephen is also expert at the art of selecting, managing and timing sub-contractors, ensuring that the work proceeds smoothly and on-time. Most critically, when there were difficult challenges, as are sure to arise on any home building project, Stephen was thoughtful, responsive and effective at resolving any issues. We will work with Stephen on any project we do going forward and have nothing but the highest regard for his professional skills and for him as a person.