Why Choose Spectrum Homes for Your Home Remodeling Project?

Don’t let us tell you why you should trust Spectrum Homes with your remodeling project, let our customers from across the greater Portland, Oregon area tell you why they selected us.

“We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated working with you. Although it is not easy, you made the month without a kitchen go very smoothly for us. We appreciated your professionalism, your attention to detail and the consistent communication you provided. The end result is a solid, beautifully built kitchen that is exactly what we envisioned.”

~ Betty and David, Portland, Oregon

“Thanks so much Steve! Spectrum Homes and Pacific Northwest Cabinetry have been a joy to work with!”

~ Rindy and Marv, Portland, Oregon

“Every craftsman he called to the job did an absolutely outstanding job. Every single one was courteous, fun, on time, friendly and very responsive. This was our first time through a project of this size and they made it much easier than we expected. Having a showroom and a designer available to us was a real plus. The designer met me to look at backsplash tiles at the store, and also came to our house to help choose paint and cabinet colors. This team is great! Skilled, prompt, and really good at helping clients unfamiliar with this process. We were never "talked into" anything; they were always willing to answer questions and they were very agreeable to all of our decisions. I would hire these guys again in a second. In fact, I don't think I'd call anyone else.”

~ K. Epstein, Lake Oswego, Oregon

“All I can say is wow! From the very beginning, I was very comfortable working with Steve of Spectrum Homes and his team of subcontractors. They all did a fabulous job of making my ideas come to life. They are amazing! Steve made the whole remodel process run smoothly. He set up a detailed daily schedule for the project and stayed on schedule. The remodel was done in a little over 3 weeks and on time. He is very meticulous. You can be assured that everything will be done perfectly! He's probably the only person I know that would come in with toothpicks and a toothbrush and clean the excess grout out of the leaf detail on the tile strip on the back splash! I was impressed! The project stayed within my budget as well.”

~ R. Yochim, Portland, Oregon

“Spectrum Homes has done four projects for us – a guest bedroom and bath, a front porch, a master bathroom remodel, and most recently, a major kitchen remodel completed in early October 2011. It says something that we didn’t even bother with competitive bids this time. We trust Steve to do a good job, on time and within budget.

“Steve is particularly strong on organization and project management. He schedules the entire project in advance, so the client knows exactly what will happen on a daily basis, from day one to completion. Despite some extraordinary outside demands on his time and attention during our remodel, he didn’t miss a beat. For instance, the schedule stipulated that September 13th was painting day; the painters arrived that morning and went right to work. This is typical of all Steve’s subcontractors – they show up on time, work efficiently, and do a polished, professional job.

“Steve’s sense of organization is also reflected in his contract writing; the scope of work for each phase is spelled out in detail with costs presented clearly. As work progresses problems are dealt with openly and ethically. We’ve seen Steve elect to redo a section of work, at his expense, not because we complained but because he thought it “just wasn’t right.” Obviously, we think very highly of Steve as a contractor and recommend him without hesitation.”

~ Reva and Jerry, Portland, Oregon

“Steve, we are so impressed with all the people who work for you. Everyone is as nice as the one before, and all excellent at their craft.”

~ Nila, Lake Oswego, Oregon

“We were thoroughly impressed with Steve from the beginning of the job till the end… Steve started out by coming to our home, inspecting our current kitchen and family room… Steve listened to what we liked and didn’t like about our kitchen. He brought out sub-contractors, such as electricians and plumbers, and together they made suggestions as to possibilities that we had not considered. Once Steve had all this information he put together a highly detailed proposal which included all costs and timelines.

“Steve did an amazing job keeping on the timeline he had proposed, which had to have been difficult due to my husbands and my odd work schedules that had to be worked around. Steve also kept the costs right on target and actually came below cost in a few areas. Steve and all the sub-contractors were very professional and a pleasure to work with. The pride of workmanship that Steve’s team displayed was amazing. Steve and his team were perfectionists and were far pickier then even my husband or myself. Everyone paid close attention to even the smallest details. We are very proud of our new kitchen and family room and it was well worth the disruption of construction as well as the cost. “

~ P. Turnbaugh, Portland Oregon

“Steve gave me a two page report of when the sub-contractors were arriving, and he was here every day they were here. They did beautifully and everyone was always on time. The quality was excellent!"

~ Judy Cragg, West Linn, Oregon

"Excellent job! Steve was punctual, polite, kept the place clean, and we are very pleased with the quality of the work. We highly recommended Spectrum Homes"

~ M. Nelson, Gresham, Oregon

“I've worked with a number of project managers at my job and you’re one of the best! You kept everything on track and running smoothly"

~ Delores and Trista, Portland, Oregon

“Spectrum Homes completed an excellent bathroom addition and remodel for us in January 2007. The space was quite limited and fractions of an inch made a difference, but Spectrum Homes was able to deal with the necessary precision. Our job was started and finished on a timely basis. Steve worked and communicated with his subcontractors so that we got just what we were supposed to. He kept the job site neat with as little impact to the existing house as possible. We were not aware of any loud or offensive language or music, which we had experienced on a different project with a different contractor. Basically, Spectrum Homes did what they said they would do when they said they would.

“Steve understood our needs, was pleasant to work with and his communication was just right. We would hire Spectrum Homes again without a second thought.”

~ Frank and Chloe, Milwaukie, Oregon

"I have known Steve Amick for many years and have hired him to work for me on numerous occasions. He has always done an outstanding job at a fair price. Whether it is new construction, a remodel or an addition, I know I can rely on him to do a professional job in a timely manner. Plus he is truly a nice guy and easy to work with! As a real estate professional I refer Steve to my customers with confidence."

~ Carolyn Sunford of Markram Properties, Clackamas, Oregon

“Our experience with Steve and his very able subcontractors was 100 percent positive. He told us at the outset that he'd probably finish the job in a month; we mentally added another two weeks, but we finished right on schedule. His subs showed up when he needed them; the entire operation proceeded like clockwork. They really worked as a team. Steve showed great attention to detail and was remarkably organized. He understood what we wanted, came up with some great ideas and solutions, and incorporated our change orders with good grace and minimal disruption. He was a pleasure to deal with, and we’d definitely hire him again.”

~ J. Shifman and R. Basch, Portland, Oregon

"Steve did more work on our house again. He did such a good job when we had him do our kitchen, we had him come back to do our bathrooms."

~ K. and L. Cruz, Milwaukie, Oregon

"I want to thank you for all that you have done to make our home safe for Travis and me. Your presence is always, calm and professional. Also you are meticulous with your work."

~ Kim and Travis Baertlein, Gresham, Oregon

"Steve, thank you for so much for the new kitchen! It looks wonderful and you did a great job as our contractor. There are many horror stories out there of remodels taking much longer than projected and with many problems, but that was not the case here. You were professional and always kept us in the loop as to what was occurring with subcontractors. Just having workmen show up when they were supposed to was amazing. Tom and I both consistently felt you were working for us as much as yourself.

The work done is excellent and we are thrilled with everything, and with the little pain and inconvenience we experienced. I would be happy to recommend you to friends and strangers alike."

~ Debra Burke and Tom Spaulding, Portland, Oregon

"Steve is very easy to work with and very experienced – even the in-laws approved of him."

~ K. and L. Cruz, Milwaukie, Oregon

"We really appreciate Steve and his fine work on all the projects has done for us. He remodeled our kitchen and enclosed our carport for us. Steve can absolutely be trusted to do a fine job—just the way you want it, and he offers cost-saving ideas as well. He has valuable experience in so many areas of construction, from start to finish and in-between that he brings to each job. You can count on Steve to be honest, courteous, on schedule and on time. He will be there when he says he will, and he consults with owners on all areas of decision-making-from plans to completion. He is dependable and ensures that each job will be done correctly and to the owner’s satisfaction.

We happily continue to work with Steve on the many projects we have planned."

~ Harlan and Penny, Sandy, Oregon

“Steve's experience and knowledge was a real benefit. Our house was finished on time (five months from ground breaking to move in) and on budget. Steve is honest, professional, and his work product is exceptional. I highly recommend Spectrum Homes for any new construction or home remodel project.”

~ Kelly and Jessica, Portland, Oregon

"Amazing contractor had daily schedule of work being done and workers names, it was followed to the letter. Great contractor, great electricians, construction guys, plumbers, everyone. Too bad I only have one kitchen!"

~ Bob Liner, Portland, Oregon

"The work done included a complete kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, half bathroom remodel, and new cabinets in the family room, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, 1/2 bath and dining room, plus a few other things in other parts of the house...

I interviewed 4 different firms, but was most impressed with Spectrum Homes and Pacific Northwest Cabinetry. While their bids were generally comparable, Steve was the only contractor who had his subs come out to the house before he submitted a bid…

We lived in the house during the remodel and had subcontractors there practically every day. They were all very professional, easy to be around and did great work. These included framers, plumbers, electricians, door and window companies, drywall, tile and flooring, and others…

Steve Amick is wonderful in setting a schedule ahead of time for the work to be done and then being sure it is completed as scheduled. We had several setbacks during the 6 weeks (due to things we discovered after demolition of walls), but Steve was amazing in the management of the project and still getting everything done on time."

~ Susan Vandenburgh, Tualatin, Oregon

"Steve kept a very tight schedule and planned the work so there was very little idle time. The workers were polite and cleaned up after themselves every day. The work was completed in late October. For having so much going on every day for such a long time, it was surprisingly painless."

~ C. Brenner, Portland, Oregon

“From demolition to installation and final fixes, Steve was on top of the project, kept us informed and made sure things were done right. I was especially impressed with Steve's process where he commits to the job along with his contractors, so there aren't gaps in the schedule where a contractor is out and the schedule slips. We heard a lot of horror stories about delays from friends that used other contractors, but Steve made the process easier and less stressful.”

~ J. Sullivan, NE Portland, Oregon

My husband Mike and I would like to offer you my Top 10 Reasons to Hire Spectrum Homes for your web site.

1. Punctuality. You were on time for everything, and always emailed or phoned me ahead if there were going to be any changes.
2. Ultra-organized. The handbook and guide and day-by-day project report were very welcome.
3. Thoroughness. You thought of everything.
4. Attention to detail. I can’t find a single thing you left undone.
5. Experience. It shows. Your suggestions of things we hadn’t thought of, especially the one for recessed lighting, were exactly what we needed.
6. Subcontractors. They all did quality work and I could see that you run a tight ship with them.
7. On-time completion. I did not imagine that the project would really be finished on time, or even a little early.
8. On budget. I appreciated being able to know exactly how much we were going to be paying, from start to finish.
9. No horror stories to tell. My husband had heard some from his co-workers, and he has only good stories to tell about ours.
10. Husband thinks I am a genius for picking your company. Priceless.
Amy Starke
Raleigh Hills/Garden Home

~ Amy and Mike Starke, Portland Oregon

“Redid master bathroom. Price includes materials and labor. He has done all of our bathrooms and we were very happy. Very easy to work with. Is good for special needs families. Steve is one of the nicest guy you will ever meet.

It went planned as scheduled. Very little complications. My house is pretty old so a lot of updating to code had to happen. I felt bad when the project was over because I knew he would not be coming back until our next project.”

~Rose and Seth, Portland, Oregon