What Our Clients SayOur reputation is our most valuable possession. It's taken years to build, and we never forget that it could take five minutes to lose. If you've read this far, we'll assume you're not only curious about who we are, what we do and what we have to say about ourselves, but are trying to decide if North Branch is right for you and your project. Words are cheap, and we believe trust should be measured in actions. So here's what matters most: what our clients say.
We appreciate all the thought, care, and attention to detail
Dear John, We don't know how to thank you enough for the amazing house you built and designed for us. We walk around and can't decide what we like best. We appreciate all the thought, care, and attention to detail you put into this house. We also appreciate all your advice along the way. We always felt like we were in the best hands through the whole process. And . . . it was also a lot of fun. We are so happy we chose you.
- Tim and Laura Roth (2014)
An amazing job
Thanks again for doing such an amazing job on the bathroom. All four of us love it.
- Amy Laurick, Black Butte Ranch
Together we created a home that far exceeded our expectations
It's not an easy task to choose someone to design and build your custom home, but after our first meeting with John Nordquist we knew he was the one.
We started by showing John a floor plan we'd found; the next time we met, he already had created drawings that tweaked the plan to accommodate our ideas and our site. At each step of the design process he helped us find ways to make the house what we envisioned, and more.
Throughout the building phase, the design evolved to better suit us and the site, and this was never a problem for John. He never stopped suggesting ways to improve the original design or hesitated to embrace an idea or detail in response to the developing project.
We also appreciated John's team of outstanding subcontractors, who were all great people skilled in their fields.
John is patient, positive, experienced, knowledgeable, open-minded and flexible. Together we created a home that far exceeded our expectations. And in addition to gaining a home we love, we gained a friend who will be part of our lives for years to come.
We can't say enough about John, and we recommend him highly to design and build your dream home.
- Lynn and Chuck Cross
I gained an education, a friend, and a sense of ownership
John Nordquist achieves extraordinary results in his design work from concept to details. He also brings extraordinary skill and integrity to his work with teams of subs and suppliers to ensure a high quality result.
I especially appreciated the partnership John fostered with me during our home-building journey together. He knew that building this home was a retirement capstone experience for me, that I have strong opinions and a stubborn streak, and he made sure I was involved every step of the way. With respect, patience, and a great sense of philosophy and humor, John helped me explore and evaluate ideas, understand options, and make decisions in response to our life style, the opportunities and limitations of our home-site, our budget, and very restrictive HOA Design Guidelines.
The collaborative process was a delight. I gained an education, a friend, and a sense of ownership of our home well beyond rock walls and big windows. Both the process and the product of this experience were unqualified successes.
- Sue Vordenberg
An exemplary builder/designer
I want you to know from all the Community DRC members that we appreciate the role you played in this process. You have been an exemplary builder/designer and it has been nothing but a pleasure working with you. The Vordenberg home has been a great success for The Reserve, and we owe that to your diligence and attention to detail. It will be my hope that you are able to design/build more homes in any of our 22 Community Associations.
- Patrick Whelan, Aperion Property Management, Bend, Oregon
A craftsman contractor with honesty and integrity
Working with John on our remodel project was an absolute delight. We always felt we were in the best hands and that John was genuinely interested in our project and understood how important it was to us. He saw our vision, listened to our endless questions, and had the knowledge and expertise to pull it all together in a way that fit the style of our home as well as our lifestyle. John was incredibly organized, always went the extra mile, and never cut corners. We are completely satisfied customers and recommend North Branch to anyone looking for a job well done by a craftsman contractor with honesty and integrity.
- Jack and Julie Kelleher, Sisters
John helped us reconcile our dreams with our budget
North Branch Building and Design completed a substantial project for my wife and me that unfolded over a period of two years, The scope of the project was to design and build a custom home on 35 rural acres adjacent to Camp Polk Preserve near Sisters.
To be successful, the design and siting of the home on this special tract required talent and vision. We are pleased that John Nordquist was equal to the challenge. He designed and built a home worthy of the land: a “Central Oregon” home that fits our lifestyle and the land.
John is passionate about design and engaged us to understand our wants and dreams. He also helped us reconcile our dreams with our budget.
As a designer, John uses proportion, light, natural materials and unique details to create comfortable, beautiful spaces. As a builder, North Branch is solid on all accounts. Quality comes from the top down, and all North Branch workers “sign on” to this mission.
We enjoyed our home-building journey, and we know John will be actively engaged with us over the years. We hope you have the pleasure of working with John on your next building project.
- Mark and Linda Dove
John would certainly be our choice for additional work in the future
We are pleased to recommend John Nordquist as a contractor. He converted an unused storage space over our garage at Black Butte Ranch into a beautiful den/study and remodeled our master bathroom, adding an additional entrance and new lighting and countertops. He finished the project by creating a storage area in another unused attic. Along the way, John gave us much-needed advice and direction on ways to improve our existing heating system, insulation, and lighting.
Throughout the project, John was easy to talk with and creative with ideas on how best to utilize space and maximize energy efficiency. His proposal was professional and thorough, and his timeline and cost estimates were accurate.
John would certainly be our choice for additional work in the future.
- Dan and Karen Sewell, Black Butte Ranch
Made every step of our remodeling journey a pleasure
We had the distinct pleasure to work with John Nordquist and North Branch Construction from April to December 2007 on the remodel of our Sisters home. Not only did we develop an excellent working relationship throughout this project, but, more importantly, a lasting friendship.
Creative and imaginative design, attention to detail, reasonable pricing, quality workmanship, a dedicated and innovative build team, great subcontractors, and open communication made every step of our remodeling journey a pleasure. We highly recommend North Branch to anyone interested in building a new home or remodeling an existing one.
- Mort and Sally Hurt, Sisters
Our project stayed on schedule
A few years ago, my wife and I hired John Nordquist to design and build an addition to our home in Tollgate. It was to be two separate rooms to be used as studios for our hobbies. We also added to the garage to make room for a spacious new utility. John worked with us to come up with what turned out to be the perfect design for our needs.
During the project, John met with us weekly and showed us a notebook with detailed itemized costs for that week, including receipts. We always could see where each dollar had gone. In addition, our project stayed on schedule with no long lapses where no one showed up, as we had experienced with other builders on past projects.
We could not be more pleased with the results. We are proud of the quality, workmanship and design that John provided. The addition was integrated into the existing home so well that you can't tell it is not part of the original house. If we ever have another construction project, John Nordquist will build it.
- John and Joannie Hartsfield, Sisters
We highly recommend John to our friends
In 2005 my wife and I decided to remodel and increase the size of our master bathroom. We contracted with John Nordquist to help with the design and perform the construction work.
John was present on the job site every day. The workmanship was excellent and the subcontractors and suppliers were held to their schedules. We were totally satisfied with the completed bath and have had no problems with any of the installed equipment. We highly recommend John to our friends and, of course, would use him in any future remodeling we might undertake.
- Gary and Barbara Barnett, Aspen Lakes
We love it!
Thanks for remodeling our house into a beautiful new home! John took our vision and ideas and made it reality, with his own ideas and design being an important part. He also brought in subs who were artists themselves and added their own special touches. In particular, the stonework, finish carpentry, ironwork, painting and tile are impressive. The entire character of the house has changed. Friends and neighbors who saw it before the remodel can't believe the transformation. And we love it! It's cozy and warm with that great Cascade Mountain feel.
- James and Janet Hudson, Awbrey Butte, Bend