The Oregon Home Improvement Company
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long have you been in business?

OHI Construction has been in business for 64 years now!  Oregon Home Improvement Co., Inc. was started in 1952 and the OHI Construction designation was developed some years later to promote the construction aspect of what we do.  Over the years, longtime clients and industry partners have taken a liking to the nickname “OHICO.”  Today, we are proud to be going strong under third generation family management and are looking forward to the next 64 years!

2. Who will be working on my job?

OHI Construction is serious about quality of work.  We believe that what we do is important to the communities we serve and we understand how important each client’s home or business is.  Because of this belief and understanding, we have always been dedicated to employing experienced, high quality, honest craftsmen who take pride in their abilities restore any type of structure following any type of disaster situation.  

While much of our work is performed by OHI Construction professionals, certain aspects of our projects are subcontracted to trusted, skilled tradespeople in our industry.  Examples of subcontracted components may include HVAC, electrical, plumbing, masonry and landscaping, along with others.  Over our 64 years in business, we have built long lasting relationships with reliable and honest subcontractors, allowing OHI to provide consistently high quality work and enabling OHI to stay competitive with our project estimates.

3. Does OHI Construction provide services other than restoration?

YES!  Upon its creation in 1952, OHI Construction quickly evolved into restoration industry specialists, providing 24 hour emergency services as well.  While disaster restoration remains an area of expertise, OHI is frequently asked to remodel portions of the homes and businesses we are working on.  We are also equipped to build from the ground up and do in fact undertake custom home building projects from time to time.  Our highly skilled carpenters enjoy being challenged – so there really is no limit to what we can do!

4. How long before my project will get started?

Depending on the time of year, OHI is typically booked out 3 – 6 weeks in advance.  This varies from season to season and be affected greatly by the weather.  Once a client decides to move forward with a project, we move their project to production to get ready for scheduling.  The lead time is used to make certain preparations in order to begin organizing the project so it is ready to begin on the scheduled date.

5. How long will my project take?

There really is no “typical” construction project for us.  Each project is unique!  Especially with disaster restoration, there are many factors that play into calculating how long a particular project will take.  Our estimators work together with our production staff from beginning to end to sort through any and all issues that arise during the course of a project.  We do our best to identify actual and potential scheduling concerns from the beginning; however, there are inevitably unforeseen circumstances that must be adjusted to along the way.  

A few examples of things that can affect a planned schedule are: Permitting times, specialty item orders, material shortages, custom built items, discovery of unforeseen damages, finding dry-rot, change order requests, and more. Whatever the challenge though, we work through it together as a team and use our experience and knowledge of the process to keep each project moving to completion.   

Oregon Cities Served:

Albina | Aloha | Banks | Battle Ground | Beavercreek | Beaverton | Boring | Brush Prairie | Camas | Canby | Castle Rock | Cedar Mill | Clackamas | Clackamas County | Columbia County | Corbett | Cornelius | Cowlitz County | Cully | Estacada | Fairview | Forest Grove | Gladstone | Goose Hollow | Gresham | Happy Valley | Hillsboro | Hillsdale | Irvington | Kalama | Kelso | Kenton | King City | La Center | Lake Oswego | Laurelhurst | Linnton | Lloyd District | Longview | Mcminnville | Milwaukie | Molalla | Montavilla | Mt. Scott | Mt. Tabor | Newberg | Nob Hill | Oak Grove | Oregon City | Parkrose | Pearl District | Portland - Downtown | Rainier | Raleigh Hills | Ridgefield | Rockwood | Rose City | Sandy | Scappoose | Sellwood-moreland | Sherwood | South Burlingame | Southwest Hills | St. Helens | St. Johns | Sylvan Highlands | Tigard | Troutdale | Tualatin | Vancouver | Washington County | Washougal | West Linn | Wilsonville | Woodland | Woodlawn-vernon | Woodstock | Yacolt | Yamhill County