Kaya General Contractors

Kaya General Contractors

17 employees
23 years in business

About this pro

Established in 2000, Kaya Construction has over 15 years of experience serving the Pacific Northwest as a high quality Design and Construction company.  From the very beginning Design stages to Building Additions, Remodeling, Commercial Building Construction, Custom Homes, and Consulting for Sustainable & Green projects, Kaya has built a reputation as a solid, reliable and high quality partner in the industry.

We love helping our clients.

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Portland, OR 97217
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

- Inquiry

- Q & A

- Site Visit

- Estimate

- Begin & finish work

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Over 17 years serving our NW clients.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

All estiamte based pricing.  Case by case basis.

How did you get started in this business?

Kaya Construction was established in early 2000 by 28-year-old Greg Martin. Beginning as a laborer during high school, Greg learned construction skills that eventually took him through college where he earned two degrees; one in Political Science and one in Education from the University of Portland. After college, Greg spent two years working in Massachusetts for two non-profit organizations and spent his free time renovating an 1870’s home.

Upon returning to the Northwest, he worked in construction management at a large commercial and residential contractor in Seattle managing multi-million dollar projects. His career took off and he created and managed his own division, brought in large contracts with companies such as Puget Sound Energy and managed commercial projects around the Seattle area. However, his dream was to start his own company in Portland. When planning Kaya Construction, Greg hoped to work with people wanting to enhance or renovate their homes and buildings in a way that also fostered community improvement and development. He left the job in Seattle and moved to Portland, assembled a great crew of experienced and personable craftsmen and founded Kaya Construction. The company’s name was inspired by Greg’s passion for kayaking.

“The satisfaction of helping people realize their project dreams in the spirit of adding value to the community is really what this business comes down to,” says Greg, “and for that reason renovation is the majority of the work we do.” Kaya also specializes in Additions, Dormers,

Today, Kaya prospers with a staff that is highly educated, skilled, gracious and honest. “Kaya strives to be cognizant of the world which we all live, by promoting products which are renewable and sustainable.” Kaya remains authentic and rooted to its beginnings by adhering to these basic principals and beliefs.

KAYA: (kai-ah) Connecting Our Community, Our Earth and Our Homes.

What types of customers have you worked with?

Residential & Commercial

Describe a recent project you are fond of.

Our client came to us with the hopes of designing and building a highly eco-friendly and energy efficient home.  They liked the idea of using SIPs, Structural Insulated Panels (“see below” or please note wherever you put the section on SIPs).  The result was the very first City Approved home using this forward thinking building material and a LEED Platinum Certified Home.

Kaya created the highly original design of the home, building it with eco-friendly materials and insuring that the final result would be a highly energy efficient home.  The creative dual exterior look was achieved by using Reclaimed Barn Siding for one section of the house and a unique weathering steel called Corten Steel.  Both exteriors were utilized to eliminate the need for painting, while creating a beautiful rustic, yet modern look.  Solar panels were also installed to fully realize the eco-friendly nature of this truly stunning home in NW Portland.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Ask a lot of questions.  Do your research.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Price, history, guarantees, skills.

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