Green Light Construction is an owner-operated company specializing in improvements and additions to existing buildings, with a focus on preserving and enhancing of character. We are craftspeople who pride ourselves on detailed finish work. We prepare thoroughly for each job and choose the most appropriate high-quality materials. Above all, we believe in honest communication with our clients.
Owner, Maxwell Rush, graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in fine and applied art and a minor in chemistry. The scientific understanding of the world and an artistic awareness combine on many of our building projects.
After working for others in the home construction field since 1995, Maxwell realized he wanted to do things better. In 2002, he expanded the scope of his company to include home renovation. Part of what makes working with Green Light such a unique experience is Maxwell’s artistic sensibility and his belief that every detail counts. For more than a decade he has worked to satisfy the owners of more than 155 homes in Portland.
In 2009, in recognition of the fine work done by Maxwell and his team, Green Light Construction was chosen from a wide selection of companies to work on the historic restoration of the cupola at the top of the historic Pioneer Square Courthouse building. The Pioneer Square Courthouse, one of the most significant local historic buildings, is on the National Register of Historic places and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.
Our name, Green Light, comes from our dedication to using healthy building materials. We believe that making the choice to use green materials can be as important as the finished product. Planning to reuse and minimize waste in the process is also a serious consideration with every one of our jobs. It is our mission to stay current on new sustainable building technologies, and we are happy to counsel you as you choose materials for your project.