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Keith Knowles and the Everlife Home story. 

Some folks just have building genes in their DNA. Keith Knowles, EverLife Home founder, is one of them. Keith grew up and apprenticed with a true craftsman, a father who leveraged a fine wood furniture hobby into a general contracting business. From age 12 Keith worked in his father’s firm, Robert Knowles Construction. During that time Keith was blessed to learn the construction trade from excavation and foundations to the fine finishing of a new home or remodel.

After graduating from Whitworth College with a marketing degree, Keith decided he’d apply his skills to the start-up high tech arena. The industry wasn’t as satisfying to him as home construction, so in 2005 he returned to Robert Knowles Construction. His involvement led the company to win a Silver Merit Award for Whole Home Remodel from the Portland Metro Home Builders Association. From there a stint within the solar industry winning awards like Trade Contractor of the Year 2011 set Keith on a future course of client and industry accolades.

 

Instilled with craftsmanship and integrity, in 2017 Keith founded EverLife Home,

a business run on biblical principles. The organization’s aim is creating forever homes for clients within the Custom Home, Remodeling, Aging in Place and ADU – Accessory Dwelling Unit specialties. In pursuing that vision, Keith holds Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Specialist designations.

We look forward to serving your family in creating an EverLife Home!

Keith Knowles, Owner/Operator
Andrew Thiessen, General Manager

Andrew Thiessen and the Everlife Home story. 

EverLife Home started off as many small companies do - two dedicated carpenters working out of the back of their truck. Keith Knowles founded the company in 2017 and hired his first employee, Andrew Thiessen. Andrew was brought on as

an apprentice carpenter, and with dedicated effort he became General Manager. 

Andrew ignited his passion for craftsmanship when we was eleven, helping construct theater sets for his church. When he was hired on at EverLife Home,

it reignited his passion that other jobs could never seem to meet. Keith gave him

a place to prove himself and grow, which fueled the ideals that helped make EverLife Home the company it is today. Andrew and Keith are set on creating

a place that helps employees grow and become part of the EverLife Home Family. 

EverLife Home may not be stationed out of the back of a pick up truck anymore, but the comradery and dedication of the team still ring true. We are now a family of over ten employees fully dedicated to helping you create your forever home. 

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Values We Live By

You deserve the best possible outcome from your involvement with EverLife Home. To that end, it’s important you know the values by which the company is run.

There are three key principles that EverLife Home is founded on:

1. We create a home eternal. The EverLife Home Founding principle is that your home is one of your largest investments. It's a place of sanctuary where memories are made, relationships are nurtured, and family is raised. It's YOUR home. 

2. We focus on Teamwork. One remodel project can employ dozens of people. Our principles guide our behavior while working. They also steer our broad project teams of subcontractors and suppliers. 

3. Quality is our benchmark. EverLife Home building standards are set to achieve an exceptional finished product. Our goal is to create spaces you'll find comfortable to live in through all stages of life. 
 

To help us accomplish the founding principles,

everyone connected with your EverLiIfe Home project adheres to these eight values:

We are guests. 

We are guests in your home. We treat your home as if it was ours. If for some reason we miss the quality benchmark we'd desire for our own home, we'll change course to meet or exceed our own high standards. 

We tell the truth. 

If something about the project seems off course, we'll shine a light on it by speaking truthfully. 

We meet our commitments. 

We keep our word and don't over promise. When it comes to project schedules, processes, and outcomes, our individual commitments support the team in reaching goals. 

We work safely, adhering to all OSHA regulations. 

We adhere to the strictest code requirements and environmental safety regulations. This is important for everyone's safety, as well as our integrity. 

We do the right thing and own the problems we encounter. 

If anything needs adjustment, replacement, or rework, the responsible team member owns it. If they can't make it right, they alert the appropriate person so corrective action can be taken. 

We work to earn a decent living. 

A reasonable profit keeps our business healthy and allows us to contribute to God's Kingdom. 

We serve others. 

We're working in your living space. It's our hope we have the opportunity to improve your overall well-being. Our behavior, care and attention to your wishes matters to us. 

Testimonials

Client Reviews

Ranch kitchen remodel Portland Oregon
Have you ever heard of a home renovation being easy and enjoyable?...well that's how we can describe our experience with EverLife! They completed three projects for us over the last 2 years, the largest being a major remodel on a 1950's ranch house down to the studs. In addition to extreme detail, they provided excellent communication, including when working through some pandemic and supply-chain related challenges. Most of all, they had our back, even if that meant more time and effort on their part. One of the best words to describe the entire process is: trust. We'll always be grateful to EverLife for transforming our old tired home into a rustic masterpiece that is in all ways even more beautiful than what we hoped for. Thank you EverLife!

Laura G.

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