Alameda is a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, that is located on the Alameda Ridge with views of Downtown. The name comes from the Spanish word “alamo,” meaning a poplar or cottonwood tree. “Alameda” means, a public walk or promenade lined with poplar trees, and, by extension, a street lined with trees, like the English word “parkway.” There are a lot of houses from the 1920’s and 1930’s in this part of town that gives the area its unique feel. More about the history of Alameda can be found here.

We have worked with people who want to stay in the neighborhood and want to expand or improve their existing house. With some of the best public schools in the area, we understand why people want to stay in this part of town and enjoy every aspect of their home.

The green house above (on the left hand side), shows a New Porch we built for one of your Alameda neighbors.  Before it was falling down with sagging stairs. This project started out with the homeowners just having pictures of other porches in the neighborhood and a wish to maintain a historic type of look. Green Light Construction sketched designs and reviewed them with city for structural improvements. We tore down everything except the roof.  We matched the Cedar Beveled Siding to the house. We created cut out balusters for further curb appeal. Also notice the classy access door for storage and the decorative accents above.

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What our clients are saying...

Maxwell, Devon and all his subs did an amazing job on a total remodel of my basement. It’s was 1200 sq ft of 1933 original everything. There was a lot of updating to be done. This project included new bedroom, new bathroom, remodeled kitchen, office and laundry.I have done 3 other smaller remodels on my house and this was by far the best. Maxwell did all the due diligence up front so there were no surprises along the way. Maxwell wrote me weekly reports of what had been accomplished and what to expect in the next week. The communication was smooth. He’s a good listener and problem solver. There were small decisions along the way and he included me just when he knew I’d like to know the direction they were taking. It’s now been a few weeks since they finished and honestly I haven’t found anything that I would change.

Nancy S. from Portland, OR