White Oak Construction

Founded in 1997, White Oak Construction has constructed hundreds of projects in the Willamette Valley. Fostering a true team atmosphere, White Oak Construction has established long-term relationships with clients, architects, engineers and subcontractors to provide general contractor services, construction management, design build, budgeting, feasibility studies and consultant services for all types of commercial projects.

The white oak tree is beautiful, nourishing, and strong. In the wild it can grow up to 100 feet tall with a trunk four feet across and a massive, broad-topped canopy. Its acorns and leaves provide food for all kinds of woodland animals. It gives back to its environment. The wood of the oak resists water and rot and is often used in shipbuilding or to make barrels for wine and whiskey. Japanese martial artists build their weapons out of white oak because it is strong and resilient. White oak doesn’t break easily. It lasts. The oldest ship in the US navy, the USS Constitution, is made from white oak. In nature, white oaks can live to be 200 to 300 years old. White Oak Construction wants to meet that standard by making your project just as beautiful, durable, and eco-friendly as their namesake.

Whether their role is construction manager, general contractor, or consultant, White Oak will work hard to represent the client’s best interests and advocate on their behalf in all phases of construction.

Initially, their goal is to ensure all project participants develop a shared vision and common set of expectations. Ultimately their goal is to ensure that the entire construction team is working towards the same goals to ensure a successful project.

They want every one of their clients to receive a high-quality product and they take this responsibility seriously. To make this happen White Oak Construction does things like always planning in quality instead of inspecting in quality. White Oak budgets, schedules, and plans their work thoroughly in advance. White Oak builds good relationships with their clients, architects, and subcontractors so that they always do work that makes them proud.

White Oak Construction understands the impact their work can have on future generations and the environment. They make sure that their projects are sustainable in the long term. This means building in ways to use energy efficiently and conserve heat, light, and water. Using locally produced and recycled materials whenever possible, including working with local contractors. White Oak also incorporates an active waste management system into their work.

Good planning makes great projects happen. White Oak Construction builds a detailed project schedule that includes design development, budgeting, construction design, permitting, construction and close out. They build their critical path schedule backwards from the move-in date so that they can address specific areas in the pre-construction phase that often are overlooked for their importance in meeting the final deadline. Special attention is given to the occupants needs (furniture, IT, move coordination etc.) to create a clear picture of expectations.

White Oak Construction is a full service general contractor based in Salem. Specializing in commercial and industrial construction, they are committed to providing high quality and cost effective construction services to achieve customer satisfaction. Whether it is new construction, adaptive reuse and remodeling, or tenant improvements, White Oak is proud of their ability to meet completion dates without compromising safety, cost, or quality of construction.