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Steve Ellis

Steve Ellis President

In 2004, Steve embarked on his journey in business and the construction industry, establishing his own cabinet reselling and installation business catering to new home builders in the Portland area. From the outset, Steve’s deep-rooted passion for constructing exceptional homes drove him to venture into remodeling old houses and creating his own subdivisions. Over time, he expanded his expertise to encompass every facet of custom home building, working closely with framers, concrete specialists, and other essential trades to deliver beautifully crafted, high-quality homes. “Achieving outstanding results requires a blend of design, knowledge, craftsmanship, and experience to bring everything together,” explains Steve. With a background in Finance, an MBA, and two decades of experience in construction across various levels, Steve provides you with the assurance that you are in capable hands throughout the entire process of building your home, from the initial stages to completion and beyond.


Ellis Design/Build was formed in 2005 by President Steve Ellis. Our success can be attributed to Steve’s underlying philosophy when building homes:


Focus on design and craftsmanship

These are the things that make the home functional and provide a comfortable and appealing home to live in.

Deliver quality

Never cut corners. Focus on quality not cost. This provides long-term value for the home owner.

Communicate effectively

That includes both with trade professionals and most importantly with the home owner. Good communications eliminates errors and ensure the home owner gets what they want.

Contact us today to discuss how Ellis Design/Build can deliver on our promise of design, craftsmanship, quality and communication for your dream home.