OUR STORY & THE TEAM
Our Purpose: Create legacy through excellence in our craft.
Our Niche: Crafting functional works of art.
Winsome Construction is an experienced high-performance home builder providing custom residential construction in Oregon and specializing in Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) buildings. Winsome is a family-owned and operated construction company and a third-generation Oregon builder serving Portland, the Willamette Valley, North Oregon Coast, Central Oregon, and Bend. The company has offices in both Bend and Lake Oswego, located in the Old Mill District and Bridgeport Village, respectively.
The company name speaks to Winsome’s desire to build top-quality homes that thoughtfully blend splendid structure, comfort, and beauty. The word winsome was formed from “wynn,” the Old English word for “joy” or “pleasure.” Things that are considered winsome are those that are attractive, charming, and delightful. With a sense of great joy for the trade, Winsome passionately pursues the creation of custom luxury homes that are truly “winsome.”
It would be a great pleasure to build your next residential custom home. Contact the Winsome team at 503-472-7402.
Shan was born into a family of craftsmen, and building, carpentry, construction, and real estate became second nature. His grandfather started a construction company in the Portland Metro area back in the 1940s that grew into a very large company, and his father was an accomplished carpenter and builder. Shan became a licensed contractor in 1990 and feels that high-performance construction demands a higher level of responsibility from him as a builder. His goal is to complete a project that fits a client’s needs and budget and takes into account a broader spectrum of impacts – like the indoor air quality of a home and the impact on the immediate environment.
In his time off, Shan enjoys spending time with his family and gardening. He also enjoys coaching youth basketball and playing golf.
Wendy is a partner and co-founder of Winsome Construction. While working for world-renowned green architect Will McDonough at the University of Virginia where she earned a degree in Environmental Science, Wendy was introduced to the ideas of sustainable design in communities and buildings. She taught Environmental Engineering at a university in Mexico and was the Sustainability Coordinator at Ashforth Pacific, a corporate real estate and construction company in Portland.
Wendy loves trying to keep up with her 13 and 17-year-olds, gardening with her husband, perusing the local farmer’s markets, traveling with her family to new and interesting places, running, or trying to strike that perfect yoga pose.
Richie Faubert joins Winsome Construction following a 40-year career in high technology, from design engineer to CEO of a company focused on advanced LED’s and Solar Cell technology. His experience includes building everything from computers and solar cells to his own custom homes. Now semi-retired, Richie serves on corporate boards and is happy to work alongside his daughter, Wendy, and son-in-law, Shan. Winsome Construction benefits from Richie’s knowledge of clean technologies and organizational development as the company takes on additional commercial construction projects.
In his tenth year as a construction manager in Bend, Nick continues to produce some of the highest-quality products in the area. Nick’s passion for Oregon custom home building and focus on building science make him an essential resource for his clients and a proud member of the Winsome Team. Nick and his team are ready to make your dream home a reality.
In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and son outdoors.
Rob brings over six years of homebuilding experience and an additional 22 years of project management and leadership developed through military service to the Winsome team. His dedication to quality and mission accomplishment help our clients fulfill their dream of a high-performance luxury home, built the Winsome way. When not working with Clients, Contractors, and the Winsome team, Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children. Go Ducks!
Shawn began working for his dad’s construction company at 12 years old, in Tucson, AZ, then moved into construction management in 2002. After spending some time in a resort restaurant in Carefree, Arizona, Shawn moved to hands-on work, including roofing, finish carpentry, HVAC work, and General Management, before moving into Site Supervision and Project Management. Shawn loves problem-solving which involves coming up with elegant solutions to challenging issues.
In his free time, Shawn volunteers and spends time with his family camping, snowboarding, and spending time on the beach.
Joanna wanted to be an accountant ever since she first watched the Academy Awards at 14 years old. She knew that she wanted to have a stable career. Acting wouldn’t be it, but, when the hosts announced that the “CPA firm of Arthur Anderson had tallied the results,” she knew what her calling was. A proud Oregon State graduate with a degree in business administration and a minor in pre-law, Joanna earned her CPA license in 2004. After creating and growing her own tax business, she began working as a Financial Controller so that she could have her time off paid. Now, Joanna loves working with positive people and creating processes that create order out of chaos. In her off-work hours, she loves to be with her family hiking, snorkeling, and watching sports. Joanna also loves a good book and adopting new technology, with the guilty pleasure of designing spreadsheets to do magic things.
Emily guides clients through the interior design process as well as being an integral member of the construction team. She turns the potentially painful decision-making process into joyful creation, a Winsome core value. Elements such as tile, paint colors, plumbing fixtures, and lighting are selected with confidence. Furthermore, she ensures the materials arrive on schedule for installation. Managing the detail to the end, she’s onsite to provide a watchful eye to uphold the client’s vision during install.
Kevin is a site superintendent coordinating subcontractors, budgets, and materials. He has a Master Builder certificate and has worked in residential construction and custom home building since 1992.
What he loves most about his job is seeing the finished product of the homes he helped build. A native Oregonian, Kevin loves hunting, fishing, and basketball.
David is both a Site Superintendent and a first point of contact with potential clients in his role as a Client Development Specialist. With degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, David also brings 30 years of construction experience to the daily challenge of building Winsome’s homes. David’s favorite saying is “Hmm, that is a solvable problem. Let’s put our heads together and come up with a solution.” Authentic Collaboration and Joyful Creation are two core values he embodies daily. In his free time, you might find David racing mountain bikes, skiing in the backcountry, hunting with his bird dogs, fly fishing, or in a warm locale with scuba tanks.
Andrea joined Winsome in 2021 after spending 20 years as a business and grant administrator in an R&D company. Her background in small business administration closely complements Winsome’s pioneering entrepreneurial spirit. Her dedication to excellence and prior experience in job cost accounting makes her a valuable member of the financial team. Outside of work, Andrea most enjoys spending time in nature or on road trips with her camera and her family.
With degrees in both Business Management and Psychology, Jada coordinates digital marketing and assists with HR, including the hiring and onboarding processes. She also loves touring Winsome’s under-construction homes and taking detail photos as an in-house photographer.
When she’s not in the office or taking photos on a job site, Jada loves being outside- skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and chasing that next great shot.
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