About Us

Over 20 Years of Professional Siding Services for Homeowners in the Portland, OR Area

At Joseph Ketner Construction, we know you want to be a savvy homeowner and need confidence that your investment is protected with attractive and durable exterior products. Having your home in disrepair is frustrating, and finding a contractor you can trust is stressful.

We believe it should be easy, and that’s why for nearly 20 years we’ve helped hundreds of homeowners in the Portland area protect, enhance and, ultimately, love the new look of their homes.

Taking Care That It’s Done Right

We will guide you every step of the way with clear pricing and communication, while providing a professional and personalized experience. Your questions will be answered, options will be discussed, and you will be assured that your home is truly protected with quality products that enhance its beauty for years to come!

We have the knowledge and experience to guarantee you a successful project. Joe has been improving Portland area homes for over 20 years; his reputation speaks for itself.

Family-Owned and Operated for Over 20 Years

It’s the little things that matter most. Joe has joined the ranks of fatherhood and is dedicated to a healthy work-life balance, hoping his boys will grow to emulate the same. Running a small, family-owned business means Joe understands his commitment to homeowners is a commitment to their family as well. He takes pride in your satisfaction, and that same pride is reflected in the outcome of your home remodel.

Working with Joe and a well-run family-owned business means you are experiencing the best of customer service, personal and convenient communications while creating a long-term relationship built on trust.

You have a choice, and you make a huge difference when you choose to support independent, family owned businesses like ours. Thank you for supporting your community.

Green Company Initiative

You can feel good about your home remodeling project with Joseph Ketner Construction. We make every effort to be a sustainable company. Remodeling and upgrading your existing home is inherently more efficient and much less wasteful than new construction. At JKC, we take it further than this, because we believe in reducing our impact on the planet.

This means careful planning from the very beginning to prevent unnecessary waste, conserve energy, and be more efficient. This also means keeping you informed of how being sustainable can benefit you and save you money.

  • We recycle wood and metal products whenever possible.
  • We use high-quality, lifetime-rated caulking and paint products to reduce future maintenance cycles.
  • We partner with EnergyTrust of Oregon to provide incentives for upgrading and making your home more efficient through insulation and window replacement.
  • We use sustainable products whenever possible.
  • Window and insulation replacements meet or exceed the energy requirements required for federal tax credits and EnergyTrust cash rebates.

Providing Siding Services and Home Renovations for Homeowners In The Portland, OR Area For Nearly 20 Years

  • Perfect Better Business Bureau A+ ratings
  • Angie’s Super Service Awards 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014
  • Clean Oregon CCB record
  • NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) Membership
  • ORA (Oregon Remodeling Association) Membership
  • Lead Paint and EPA Licensing and follows all EPA guidelines in safe practices
  • Our team has over 30 years of combined remodeling experience.
  • We are proud to be a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler; a designation given to less than 1% of national siding companies.
  • We offer a 20 Year Workmanship Warranty on labor, backed with manufacturer’s warranties on all materials.
  • Check our 5 Star Reviews and see what people have to say about us on Google, Guild Quality, Angie’s List, Facebook, Houzz, Next Door, Yelp and more.

Meet the Team

At the end of the day what matters most to Joe is the clients’ satisfaction and this is apparent in all that he does. His goal is “to help everyone have the best possible outcome.” Twenty years of experience in remodeling has given him vast knowledge and valuable insight. This practiced experience and professionalism is applied to every project and makes him stand out as a leader in the industry. You’ll find Joe’s no-pressure sales approach authentic and refreshing, and his laid-back demeanor stress-free. Joe takes your trust seriously and is committed to your satisfaction.

Joe began installing siding in his youth and sharpened his skills while building custom homes in the 1990s. He explored both interior and exterior remodeling but found his love of the outdoors coincided with exterior remodeling. Protecting homes from the harsh Pacific Northwest elements became his specialty. Following a passion for growth, he obtained his contracting license in 2001 and developed a business homeowners can rely on. Joe finds everyday satisfaction in meeting your needs while insuring optimum results — adding life, beauty and protection to your home investment.

After hours, you can find Joe researching both business and personal growth or hiding out at the mountain, cycling trails and spending time with his new tiny family members.

Planning, coordinating and connecting the team is what Brenda does best. She has an extensive background in construction, and over 30 years’ experience in small business operations. “Connecting and building relationships” is core to her life philosophy, and she brings a genuine love of the business to work every day. Her strength is in communications, and you’ll see it utilized with frequent project updates and guided expectations. She will take care of you through completion.

Brenda began building and remodeling with her husband in 1999. Together, they traveled around the world building, educating and offering humanitarian support in the nonprofit sector. This experience led Brenda to obtain her contractor’s license and continue to grow in management. She teamed with Joseph to bring structured admin support, strategic business planning and expand marketing opportunities. Expect Brenda to lead with professional integrity — treating you and your home with the upmost care.

After hours you can find Brenda chasing after her 8 grandchildren, or traveling the globe making memories. In a rare quiet moment she loves to listen to audio self-development books. “Supporting small business growth feeds my entrepreneur nature, while cultivating close client relationships,” Brenda says. “I thrive in positive and progressive environments.”

With an expansive skill-set and a precise conviction to quality, there’s no better project manager you’ll want on the job. Steve brings 20 years of custom carpentry to the team, along with the critical thinking skills to trouble-shoot and guide you through the unforeseen challenges on the remodeling roller-coaster. With Steve at the lead, your project will be handled with care from pre-construction advice to the final custom detail; he’s got you covered.

Steve built on his aptitude, and love of carpentry when he began flipping houses in 2003. Learning a variety of new crafts and challenges each day, brought a satisfaction he never turned away from. Exterior remodeling has a broad spectrum of facets and faces, and the change in scenery is what motivates him to lead clients with patience and authority; seeing their dreams come true. Steve has worked with Joe designing, building and managing countless projects as an employee and independent contractor. The instant gratification of creating, partners well with his commitment to making the homeowner absolutely happy with the outcome.

When he’s not designing or building actual race cars, he loves a good concert. As a craftsman, it’s not surprising he also has a diverse taste in the arts from body ink to Dutch and French painters, including an overseas trip to experience ‘stepping into a Van Gogh.’ A perfect day for Steve will include being creative in the sun, with a bag of gummy candy within reach. “I love working with the JKC team; such a genuine and good group of workers who are open to ideas, and support each other. And seriously, no short-cuts allowed; high quality is the only standard.”

The positive and enthusiastic energy Tamara brings to the project uplifts the team and clients alike. She is completely dedicated to her work and brings the attention to detail every project requires. While you are focusing on the transformation onsite, she is behind the scenes tracking expenses and making sure the project lands on budget. Tamara has a curiosity for learning, and with her extensive background in expense analysis and budgeting, she keeps us all organized and in sync. To balance the analytical side with her need for the creative, she obtained a design certificate and is continuing to develop her exterior design knowledge, one-home-at-a-time.

From the age of nine, Tamara worked at her father’s butcher shop, tracking inventory and running a register. By her teens, she was recording income and expenses in daily ledgers while greeting and taking care of customers. Becoming an integral part of her community through the small-business model, she knew there was a path to follow in sales and finances. After continued education, a major sales retailer snatched her up and she shined in finance, administration and design. Inspired to keep learning and exploring, she joined the JKC Team remembering her love of personalized service, and home design, would connect and balance her talent for analytics.

Tamara loves creativity and works with various art mediums such as encaustics, clay, or glass work. She is always up for an adventure, especially in the beautiful PNW, where you'll find her out traveling and exploring, riding bikes, or playing tennis with her husband, dogs and framily (friends who are more like family). Giving back through volunteerism is also a key component to rounding out Tamara’s work-life balance as it fuels her soul, giving her the energy to stay focused on her end goal; client satisfaction. “It’s exciting to be a part of a great team that works together on the transformation of clients’ homes. I love the creative aspect, and to see the visual impact of the before to after, which is truly awe-inspiring!” -Tamara

Taking part in a total home transformation is where Rachel gets her satisfaction. She understands the value, and difference it makes when working with high-end, quality professionals. Her excellent customer service begins with homeowners and extends to the vendors, suppliers, and team members who bring a project to life. Coordinating the different facets of a project, from the first call to a final completion means she’s prepared, and planning the next move. You can rely on consistent and efficient communication while creating meaningful relationships along the way.

Rachel visited the Pacific Northwest for its beauty and stayed for the opportunity to partner with outstanding teams, building great things. Her background includes project coordination in both commercial and residential remodeling. Providing daily support and communication to management, homeowners and field personnel has motivated Rachel to have fun while getting the job done. She participated in large-scale commercial building projects, and smaller design-build projects with a focus on personalized service. Working in these fast-paced operations has nurtured her need for smooth processes and structured scheduling. Her background in HR organizational growth and leadership is evident in her continued professional development.

When Rachel is performing best, she’s in her rhythm and flow, always on her toes, juggling and jumping to help the team out. But did you know she was literally spinning on her toes over 15 years, aspiring to become a principal dancer for The American Ballet Theatre? It’s no surprise she covets a relaxed, stress-free day reading, going on hikes with friends, cooking great meals and has recently taken up archery. As an advocate for women’s gender equality rights, and environmental conservation efforts, she lists Jane Goodall and Emma Watson among those she admires most. Rachel also aims high both personally and professionally, bringing her all-new experiences to learn, build, and grow on. “You grow through, what you go through” - Rachel

Established Experience at Your Service

Get in touch for a free consultation on your siding and full exterior remodel project! We’ll visit your home and our consultant will inspect all of the exterior elements. If you’re interested in replacing your siding, we want to consider the entire home before making recommendations. With the variety of siding products available to us, we want to make sure your home looks the best it can be.

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