The Kashas Crew

Brian Kashas

Brian Kashas

Owner / Wearer of Many Hats

Brian is a hands-on owner.  He has more than 25 years experience in construction, and cut his teeth in the early days working with his Dad building projects from the ground up.  Early in his career he saw a need for better organization and coordination of projects and adopted the Design/Build model.  He loves facilitating the connection between client, designer, and craftsmen.  His belief; when you put talented designers and craftsmen in a great system you get awesome results.  He is always looking for new technology and software to make remodeling more transparent and efficient.

When he’s not working on the business, he likes to travel, play guitar and grow delicious veggies in his garden.

Brian lives in Camas with his wife, two of his sons (two are all grown up), dogs Martha and Alice and cat Greta.

Stephanie Tottingham

Stephanie Tottingham

Interior Designer / Architect

Stephanie comes to us by way of Boise, Idaho via University of Oregon.  She’s unique in that she’s an architect who loves interior design.  She grew up with an interior designer mother who taught her to think about how spaces are used, what materials will go into them and how to make them comfortable – rather than just designing a shell.  As a former caterer and avid cook she has hands on experience that’s valuable in kitchen design.  She chose to become an architect to work exclusively in residential design.  She’s passionate about homes and family and loves the close relationship that develops between designer and client and making homes more functional and beautiful.

Stephanie lives in Washougal with her husband, son and two beloved pooches.

Cody Henderson

Cody Henderson

Apprentice Carpenter

Cody joined us in early 2016 and is steadily gaining skill and experience.  We appreciate his organizational abilities around the shop and on job sites as well as his wry sense of humor.  He’s well on his way to journeyman status.

Cody grew up outside of Washougal and can often be found enjoying the great outdoors.

Josh Viar

Josh Viar

Apprentice Carpenter

Josh joined us in early 2017.  Originally from the Newport, OR area he is a recent transplant to Vancouver.  He has taken classes in Architecture, enjoys building and learns quickly.  He’s a hard worker, quiet and efficient and always gives 100% effort.  We look forward to seeing him develop into a journeyman level carpenter.

Josh lives in Vancouver with his grandparents and enjoys bicycling, sailing and spending time with friends and family.

Jerell Valerio

Jerell Valerio

Drafting, Design, Marketing

Creativity and making stuff is in Jerell’s DNA.  He joined our team in early 2018 with no prior construction experience.  However, he has been making cosplay costumes for years and knows his way around small tools and detailed work.  He spent his first year or so with us working in the shop.  He’s now taking that experience and putting it to use drawing plans and 3d models.  He’s also taken over as chief photographer and videographer at KDB.  Expect some serious improvement in our marketing content!

Jerell enjoys making cosplay props and tutorial videos check him out at @proplikeitshot on Instagram.  He lives in Vancouver with his girlfriend and young son.

Porter Margaretsen

Porter Margaretsen

Apprentice Carpenter

Porter joined us in March 2018.  After earning a degree in accounting and giving the cubicle world a try, he found that he was being drawn to being outside and working with his hands.  He had worked in construction for a couple years before landing with us.  We’re glad he did.  His desire to learn all aspects of carpentry and our approach to mentoring are a great match.  He’s a hard worker and eager to learn – we’re excited to see his construction career develop!

Porter calls Portland home.  In his free time he enjoys reading and rock climbing.

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