Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)®

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. It is an example of a market-based certification program used as a transnational environmental policy.

We source all of our lumber from FSC supply chains wherever possible and not all wood products are available with FSC certification. Not all lumber companies use this standard and it is not the only way to source sustainable lumber, but it does guarantee that the lumber we receive on site came from the forests and mills using this standard.

Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland

The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland has promoted, protected and advanced the building industry continuously since 1941. They provide benefits, networking opportunities, education and government representation to builders, developers, remodelers, sub-contractors, suppliers and other industry service professionals in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia and Yamhill counties. The HBA of Portland is key in helping to affect change to our codes and zoning regulations that allow ADUs and other housing solutions.

Earth Advantage

Earth Advantage’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of high performance and sustainable residential building practices. We take a three pronged approach: maintaining well-above-code building standards, providing green home data to the real estate market, and developing and providing training to key professionals.

Earth Advantage works to make the value of green and energy efficient assets in a home visible to the real estate market. They work with key national stakeholders to advance appraisal and valuation standards that account for the green attributes of a home. They continue to provide services across the US for energy labeling and benchmarking; energy assessment training; Home Energy Score program development; and green home data exchange.

Energy Trust of Oregon

Energy Trust is dedicated to helping 1.8 million utility customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington save energy and generate renewable power.

They provide comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and their success is measured in kilowatt hours of electricity saved or produced with renewable energy, therms of natural gas saved and efficient and effective delivery of services to utility customers.

Energy Trust is a partner with the building industry in Portland giving cash incentives to builders and homeowners to make energy smart choices.

Construction Contractors Board

The CCB regulates the construction industry by striving to prevent and resolve problems in the construction industry through these key programs:

Licensing​ – Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). Construction activity includes roofing, siding, painting, carpentry, concrete, on-site appliance repair, heating and air conditioning, home inspections, tree service, plumbing, electrical work, floor covering, manufactured dwelling installation, land development, and most other construction and repair services.

Enforcement – We investigate reports of unlicensed and illegal activity on construction sites in Oregon. Report unlicensed contractors by calling 503-934-2246. Or, fill out this form​.

Dispute resolution – We help consumers, contractors and others resolve their construction disputes. Find complaint information here​.

Education – We educate contractors and consumers about ways to make home projects a success.