O’Brien News

O’Brien Summer Sponsorships

Buildings are not just a part of the landscape; they are a part of the community around them. At O’Brien Design+Build, we know what an awesome responsibility it is to build the places that inform the cultural identity of our home state. But the relationship between place and people goes further than just design and […]
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Dave and Chris

Employee Spotlight: Dave Deardorff

“I’ve known Dave since we started working together 33 years ago in 1990. In that time, we have worked on projects together too numerous to count, many hours and endless days working shoulder to shoulder. I know Dave to be a close friend, an excellent craftsman, a skillful builder, and a problem-solver with decades of […]
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Diversity and Inclusion

Any high-performing team is made up of individuals, and embracing diversity is just as important as working together. “Harassment is pervasive on many jobsites and poses a significant barrier to the recruitment and retention of women and workers of color in the industry” (CIOB). Designing and building anything starts with collecting all the necessary components […]
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Rooted Homes Simpson Community 

Image via RootedHomes.org We are excited to be working with Rooted Homes and 10 Over Architects to build 40 affordable homes on Bend’s west side. “Rooted Homes’ innovative land lease program offers affordable home-ownership opportunities for locals earning 60-85% of average monthly income” (AMI). With construction work slated to begin in fall of 2023, the […]
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A Whale(r) of a Project

Family-owned since 1979, the Whaler Hotel overlooks the beautiful Oregon Coast “Do we call this a ground BREAKING or a ground BREACHING…?” On April 3rd we officially kicked off an $11 million design+build addition to the boutique Whaler Hotel in Newport, Oregon. The original Whaler Hotel featured 73 rooms and three ocean-front rental houses. Our […]
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