What We Offer
G. Christianson Construction is a full service, design, bid, and build company. We use our in-house design team or outside architects to develop a plan for your dreams, which our build crew will put together. We are committed to using sustainable construction materials and practices, while at the same time maintaining the quality of classic craftsmanship. With these tools we create clean, distinctive spaces that our clients will enjoy for a lifetime. We stand behind the quality and detail of our work, and offer a ten-year transferrable craftsmanship warranty. Whether you are looking to construct a new sunroom, or build your Corvallis custom home from scratch, we'll take care of you.
Fine workmanship requires quality components and skilled craftsmanship. We specialize in both.
Learn more about our process
During this phase we'll get acquainted to see if we are a fit for each other, diving deep into your vision and making sure that we "get it." We'll talk schedule, your role in the project and what you can expect from us. We'll be unfailingly honest - telling you what will be fun - and what won't. And we'll leave you with a complete guidance kit full of useful information to help you understand not only who we are but also how projects like yours works.
The Professional Services Agreement
Prior to entering into a Construction Agreement there will be a Professional Services Agreement (PSA). This usually includes costs for a detailed estimate that assures you a quality, completed project at a guaranteed price. The PSA will usually cover design services and sometimes demolition and discovery work if required to create a guaranteed project price for you. The PSA does not obligate you to enter into a Construction Agreement with us and you own the result of the design work covered by the PSA.
With all or most of the results of the PSA work in hand we will meet with you to talk through the project. We will take all the time you want to be comfortable and confident, ensuring your concerns regarding cost vs value are considered. We'll go over the scope of work, project plan, progress payments, timelines, logistics and concerns. You will meet your personal project manager and discuss how communications can be handled.
Cabinetry, If Relevant
With our in-house cabinet shop, custom cabinetry is an easy piece of your project, if relevant. Our cabinet shop team is involved in the design process, working with our designers to help you achieve cabinets that not only look beautiful but function efficiently. We can provide samples of any species or lacquer color you are interested in. Because Ron, who is our cabinet shop foreman, is on our team, he is readily available to personally look at your project, answer any questions, or attend any design meetings as he sees fit, and changes within cabinetry are easy to communicate.
The Construction Agreement
We will now have all the information to provide a guaranteed price for your project, you will have signed off on the design and production plan. You've met your project manager and know who will be doing what to whom. We will provide an Agreement for our mutual signatures. We will go over and explain every deal of our straightforward Agreement.
During the building phase we will handle all the details of ordering materials, scheduling, oversite and coordination. Concurrently we will diligently keep you up to date on progress and issues. If you'd like, we can give you access to our Co-Construct portal. On Co-Construct you can see daily progress photos, schedule updates, payment information, and contract details. Our clients love how communication is efficient and organized by topic. You can use it on your computer or download the mobile app. This is great for our long distance clients!
No matter how carefully we plan your project together you will probably want to make some changes along the way, we are prepared to cheerfully accommodate any changes you want to make. Our Agreement will explain how costs associated with your changes will be handled.
Project Completion & Warranty
During this completion phase we will meticulously inspect to ensure that craftsmanship level have been maintained throughout the project. We will do a final review meeting with you to answer any operational questions. We'll do a final clean up to the highest standards possible both within the project and anything on the property that we touched. We will set up with a document for you to list anything you might run across that wasn't done right. And finally you will benefit from our industry leading ten-year warranty on our work, which will be indicated by our warranty document and a sticker placed on your electrical panel.
What our Clients are Saying
“The house is so comfortable and welcoming and I feel very privileged to live in such a lovely place. The Aeroseal was a major advantage. Considering the house was partly constructed out of toothpicks, it is now a warm house, which is easy to heat. Also, we get ZERO insects in the house! ”
Julia Bradshaw, CorvallisSee the Artist’s Retreat project
“We live in an historic district and Elizabeth did a great job preparing a design which complements our house. She facilitated a smooth historic preservation permit approval. Building a carpentry shop raises a number of non-standard construction issues. Carl patiently answered our many questions. His knowledge of energy efficiency practices was very helpful. Ron, who runs the cabinet shop, provided invaluable insights regarding layout, power needs, etc. Ben and the entire G. Christianson Construction crew were reliable, on time, and hardworking. It was a pleasure to work with Carl, Elizabeth, Ben and the rest of the team. The end result is a beautiful and functional shop – a dream come true. ”
Josh Smith, Corvallis, ORSee the Historic-Inspired Outbuilding project
“My favorite part of this project was working with the designer to incorporate many of the original house design elements and features into the new cabinet design- such as the custom cabinet top molding that matches the same detail in the dining room ceiling. I knew immediately that Sapele was the perfect wood species for the house. It really gives the cabinetry a nice vintage feel and look while maintaining the clean lines and functionality of contemporary high end cabinetry. This project was a great demonstration of the capabilities of our cabinet shop, we couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out. ”
Ron Fishback, Cabinet MakerSee the Mahogany Mid-Century Modern project