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Joseph Ketner Construction is recognized for stunning transformations in exterior remodeling and customer experience. We know how frustrating it can be when your home exterior is deteriorating and you’re stressed about finding a professional, trustworthy contractor to protect your investment.

As a Preferred James Hardie Remodeler, a designation given to fewer than 1% of siding contractors nationwide, we match our meticulous workmanship with integrity and exceptional communication. We aim to transform both your home exterior and your experience with home improvement contractors from your initial free consultation to your guaranteed satisfaction at project’s end. You’ll have a full Joseph Ketner team providing support, follow through and clear daily communication.


Angie's List Super Service Award 2020

Joseph Ketner Construction in Architectural West Magazine

Joseph Ketner Construction is jazzed about a recent home siding project in Northeast Portland. The home and the work involved in creating the appropriately named Jazz House has received a substantial amount of press and industry coverage — and rightly so.

The home’s owner, a jazz musician, tasked contractors, including JKC, with creating something unique, beautiful, low maintenance, and — also appropriate for a musician — a professional sound room.

Willie Dean of Ground Up Design Works in Portland, Oregon, designed a three-story, 2,800-square-foot home that nestles perfectly into the surrounding landscape.

A truly exceptional feature of the home is the Shou Sugi Ban Siding, commonly known as Yakisugi siding, that Joseph Ketner Construction installed on the outside. William Beleck, general manager of Nakamoto Forestry North America, has called JKC’s siding installation “immaculate.”

Nakamoto is the largest manufacturer of yakisugi in the world. Yakisugi is a traditional method of wood preservation in Japan. Suyaki itself is a type of yakisugi.

“This modest yet fabulous three-story new build is a composite modern and traditional design by residential architect Willie Dean,” Nakamoto writes, “featuring a professional music studio buildout at grade, living area on the first floor, and bedrooms upstairs. It was built by Bachelor General Contractor and is clad with an opulent volume of Suyaki highlighted with STK (Select Tight Knots) grade western red cedar.”

All told, the home combines those modern and traditional features into an inviting space, including an open interior design, a steeply pitched roof, and multiple outdoor areas.

It was an honor to work with such talented builders to bring this home to life!


Our Process

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Our partnership begins with a comprehensive consultation and evaluation of your exterior home renovation needs that covers every detail, leaving nothing to chance.

We’ll discuss your reasons for residing and remodeling and set clear expectations for the entire process. We’ll also discuss safety issues such as lead, asbestos, insect damage, defective products and improper installation of your siding, windows, gutters, doors or roofing. If you have a historic home renovation project, we’ll make sure work meets codes, covenants and restrictions. We’ll obtain permits if needed. We are Licensed in Oregon and Washington States.

A siding contractor planning a project with a laptop in Portland OR

Joseph Ketner, your project manager and our rigorously trained installers will guide you through every step, quickly address questions or concerns, and provide you with peace of mind. We’ll help you choose the exterior house design, products and color palates. We’ll go over the proposal, schedule and pricing so you have clear expectations.

Throughout your home makeover, the Joseph Ketner crew will be organized and professional. Demolition is messy, but we’ll designate a safe work zone for the team and respect your home and landscape.

If we encounter unforeseen problems such as water damage under the siding, roofing, or around windows and doors, your project manager will promptly talk to you about solutions and the cost of needed materials and labor.

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You can rest easy now that your home is protected with beautiful, durable home exterior products that carry the 20-year Joseph Ketner Workmanship Warranty and a 30-year James Hardie Warranty. You won’t be surprised by any hidden fees. Should any issue arise after installation, we will replace and repair any damaged materials at no cost.

Joseph Ketner Construction makes it easy for you to transform and protect your home’s exterior. Because of this, we are a proud five-time recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Read about the service you can expect here.


``Impressed With The Quality Of Work!``

I was most satisfied with the final result. It’s very aesthetically pleasing.


Happy Customer

Joe is far superior to any we talked to; completely honest, creative, offers several solutions, very knowledgeable, competitive pricing. His approach is completely non-pressuring.


Happy Customer

I was most satisfied with them on the job, as far as the smooth job they did. Also, the communication was good

Jim & Susan

Happy Customer

The quality of work is impeccable. We recommend Joe Ketner without reservation


Happy Customer
Our Work Speaks For Itself

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