environs provides comprehensive sustainable design and building services to homeowners in portland, oregon. We are fundamentally committed to doing what is right for our clients and for the environment – using conscientious methods and materials on our projects for the benefit of our clients, ourselves, and our community. We are working with Energy Trust of Oregon to help you reduce energy costs and improve the comfort of your home.
I started environs in 2009 with the idea that i could have a construction company based on transparency, communication, and a commitment to my crew, my clients and my community to do better (and apparently use more alliteration). environs and i will always be a work in progress - learning and improving and having fun while doing so. When i am not doing environs related work, I’ll be playing soccer (i love teams!), talking to my sisters, ogling dogs (pretty much all animals), and laughing with anyone who will laugh with me.
Carey's first building project was at the age of 9 when she built a cat house out of random scraps of wood she found in a shed at her childhood home in Minnesota. Her professional building career started out of college after she earned a degree in Environmental Studies. She was hired as a carpenter’s apprentice out of college and has been working as a builder for the last 12 years. Her experience varies from conventional construction to natural building. She moved to Oregon in 2005 to learn natural building techniques and continue her career as a carpenter. Her experience varies from finish carpenter, framer, natural builder, earthen and lime plasterer. She has a strong commitment to creating spaces that are healthy and sustainable for the client.
Mercy joined the crew in 2016, leaving the Roller Derby scene with one less world class coach. We welcome her wit, skill, and height..she’ll be writing her own bio soon so stay tuned!
It is hard to nutshell any one on this team, Dan is no exception. He is environs’ lead carpenter and provides us with an endless well of both time tested and creative solutions for our projects. He is one of the smartest people I’ve met - I count myself very lucky to have him as a friend and team member. When he is not being an awesome carpenter, Dan is likely educating himself on something(everything), on the river in a canoe/raft/kayak, petting a cat. Suffice to say, Dan is an all around 90’s man.