Jim Guild started building custom homes in 1977, catering to a highend clientele in Lake Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Central Oregon.
In 1995, he teamed up with his wife Nunzie, whose interest in art history brought a unique understanding of the stylistic integrity of using authentic antique materials to the homes they build. She routinely researches and sources salvaged materials such as lighting and hardware to give a home those special touches every homeowner cherishes. Many of the local builders and artisans they cooperate with are experts who specialize in trades such as woodworking, cabinetry, wrought iron, masonry, tile, glass, sculpture, and landscaping. Their synergy of high standards, emphasis on details, teamwork, and on-site presence transforms each building into a home of outstanding character. For their exquisite craftsmanship and quality, Jim and Nunzie have earned wide industry acclaim â€“ most recently for restoring historic homes in Bend, including the splendid H.J. Overturf Home on Congress Street. Their customer-oriented, hands-on knowledge and experience has won them the respect and trust of a sophisticated clientele who have come to appreciate the downto-earth elegance of Jim Guild Construction. Their client list includes satisfied homeowners in Black Butte Ranch, Vandervert Ranch, Canyons Ranch, Elk Lake and Spring River, Awbrey Butte, as well as in the cities of Bend and Portland.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR OCL NO. 70624 P.O. BOX 1562, BEND, OR 97709 TELEPHONE: 541-388-3569 All images copyright Simone Paddock; David Morris; Beryl Morrison
Isn’t it funny how the party always ends up in the kitchen? “Jim Guild Construction recently completed a complex addition to our log home. We found Mr. Guild to be knowledgeable and competent as he addressed the difficult challenges of matching logs, board and batten, and river rock to an existing, exclusive log home. We endorse Mr. Guild as a professional contractor, capable of very high-quality work.”
“Jim has been one of the most satisfying experiences with a contractor I have ever had, on either a personal or a professional level. His work and that of his subcontractor tradesmen was of a consistently impeccable quality,
- Howard W. Houston, Jr. Home Owner, Vandevert Ranch, Sunriver
was performed on a timely basis, and his personal commitment and sense of responsibility to the effort was unimpeachable.”
A good book, a roaring fire and a fine vintage... -James W. Mueller Architect; Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz San Francisco
“We have been working with Jim Guild Construction for over a decade, and have consistently had an excellent working relationship with them and their entire crew... We find them to be very professional in the manner in which their business is conducted, including efficiency, organization, and very good communication.” - David and Suzanne Noe` Noe` Plumbing Incorporated Restoration: The H. J. Overturf Home on Congress Street in Bend has earned the “Outstanding Historical Restoration and Preservation Award” from the Central Oregon Association of Realtors.
Above 1922; Below 2000; Right 2002
“Jim has always gone out of his way to be sure we are satisfied. His construction crew is one of the best we have ever experienced. They are very professional, tidy, and their workmanship is among the very best. We feel very fortunate to have had a long and successful contractor-client relationship with Jim.” - Dorinda and Steven Darrow Home Owners
Published on Sep 26, 2003