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About Hammonds Construction and Development
An Exceedingly Reputable Construction Firm
Throughout Oregon and Northern California, Hammonds Construction is often the first choice when a highly reputable construction firm is needed to handle a residential, commercial, industrial, or public works construction job.
Since 1977, Hammonds has successfully completed many projects for County, State, and Federal Government as well as quality industrial and commercial work, including motels, office buildings, and major commercial renovations. All this is in addition to their highly-regarded custom homes, apartment projects, and subdivisions.
From building facilities for the Coast Guard, Veterans Administration, and the Forest Service to constructing bridges, wastewater treatment plants, subdivisions, and apartment complexes, Hammonds Construction has done it all. And with each completed job the company's reputation for quality workmanship, honesty, and extraordinary job management grows.
With dozens of employees and highly experienced superintendents, Hammonds Construction can handle virtually any construction job. The company owns all of its own equipment and runs its own crews; including rough and finish carpentry crews, a concrete crew, painting crew and masonry crew. In addition, Hammonds Construction has its own mill-work shop.
Cutting Edge Technology
Innovative, unique services allow Hammonds Construction to provide its customers with practically unheard-of benefits. For instance, with their computer-assisted drafting ("DataCAD"), Hammonds literally "walks" clients through their new home or commercial building interactively on computer, allowing customers the rare luxury of fine-tuning the design themselves, while clearly seeing the results of each proposed change. Such cutting-edge technology provides clients with unprecedented opportunities for detailed supervision over the creation of their project, helping ensure that the results will be perfect.
Unprecedented Customer Service
A wide range of "one-stop shopping" services makes the once-grueling task of moving into a new home, with its endless stream of difficult decisions, easier than many would think possible. Virtually all major hurdles-deciding on the design, selecting the interior decorating scheme, and obtaining financing-have been made easier, indeed enjoyable, through Hammonds Construction's unprecedented customer service programs. The objective of Hammonds Construction's approach is always the same: To make sure that their clients are satisfied in every way. From design and construction to decorating, landscaping, and financing, Hammonds Construction oversees essentially every service connected to custom creation, from bare ground to "turn-key". To help with decorating decisions, Hammonds Construction provides an on-site interior decorator, at no charge to the client. This special service makes the critical job of integrating design and interior decorating uniquely satisfying and stress-free. A side benefit to such state-of-the-art management is the monetary savings Hammonds Construction is able to realize through carefully-researched volume buying. Hammonds Construction converts this cost-efficiency into extra custom features for the benefit and satisfaction of Hammonds Construction's valued clients.
The Ability To See Great Potential
Another valued service Hammonds Construction has been offering for years is procuring land and 'seeing a beautiful future' for the land whether through developing into commercial or residential projects or a combination of both. You will often see David, along with his son Matt, walking over potential property for development. Lakewoods Village, near Lake of the Woods in Klamath County, Oregon, is a perfect example of Hammonds Construction's ability to see great potential in an undeveloped piece of land.
We Believe Sustainable Building Is More Important Than Ever
Additionally, Hammonds Construction is a member of the United States Green Building Council and has implemented a Hammonds Construction Sustainability initiative, which will divert construction waste from disposal, initiate change in the Hammonds Construction headquarters, provide and promote green building practices, turn building locations into highly sustainable areas, and construct high quality projects at affordable prices. Hammonds Construction believes in today's situation, sustainable building is more important than ever. There are several reasons for this: the damaged environment, rising energy costs, and quality of construction which everyone can be confident in passing on to future generations. Additionally, an employee of Hammonds Construction is certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Which makes Hammonds Construction one of the few general contractors in Oregon to have a LEED Accredited Professional on staff.
1880s: Great, Great Grandfather Noah Britt helped build Catholic Cathedrals throughout the west, specializing in carving, fabricating, and hanging the ornate giant double front doors. During the same period, Great, Great Grandfather Hugh Hammonds was renowned for making fine furniture.
1910s: Great Grandfather Jeffrey Hammonds, a Louisiana-born carpenter, worked in the south on many of the great plantation estates that are still standing today. Meanwhile, Great Grandfather Oscar Britt, a journeyman brick mason, was well-known in his day for intricate pattern work.
Woodrow Pryor Trull
1940s: Grandfather Woodrow Pryor Trull specialized in building for the military, constructing X-15 rocket stands, Radar tracking stations, and rocket silos. His expertise led to friendships with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buz Aldren. Concurrently, Grandfather Roy Hammonds specialized in the construction of fine estates, also building schools when called upon to do so.
Harold Wayne Hammonds
1960s: Father Harold Wayne Hammonds started off as a cabinetmaker and, upon entering the Navy, worked in Pearl Harbor in that capacity. Eventually he formed his own construction company in Southern California, building and remodeling many luxurious homes, such as the famous Parsons' estate and the 21,000 square foot Rexall estate (of Rexall Drugs), as well as beautiful estates on Huntington Harbor.
Today: Almost as extraordinary as the family's history is the fact that almost every member of David Hammonds' family is in the construction business, including: Wife Karen, Design Coordinator for Hammonds Construction; Son Matt, Project Manager for Hammonds Construction; Son-in-Law Steve Kammerzell, Sales Manager for Hammonds Construction and carpenter; Son-in-Law Jack Cook, Project Foreman for Hammonds Construction and carpenter; Cousin Rick Brown, cabinetmaker; Cousin Steve Jacob, architect; Cousin Chris Norris, heating contractor; Cousins Gordon and Gene Beard, carpenters; Great Uncle Ivy Beard and Uncle Roy Trull, furniture-makers; and Uncle Earl Brown, carpenter and millwright.