Rod Loewer | President & General Contractor – From humble beginnings of working construction with his father in his teens, to owning his own cabinet shop, to later building multi-million dollar custom homes, our experienced builder has a vast expanse of knowledge and an astute awareness for detail. Working as a Portland Fire Fighter for 30 years, Rod has also learned the art of time management and the value of hard work. His understanding of the importance of safety makes him thorough and detailed on every job. If we could choose one word to describe Rod it would be trustworthy. Or hard-working. Or maybe reliable– okay, so we can’t choose just one…
Gina Loewer | Vice President & Lead Designer – Every all-star team has a wild card. Meet Gina, our fearless designer with an edge. Gina’s expertise has come from many walks of life, such as owning her own interior decorating and design business, or later working side by side with Rod as Northland grew. Inspired by her own experience of cooking countless football dinners for her sons’ teams, Gina has a natural intuition for what it takes to create a functional, well-operating kitchen with practical traffic flows. Her awareness of local, modern design and experience from european travels are constantly inspiring Gina’s keen eye for cutting edge design– from the rustic tones of Tuscany to the industrial flare of downtown Portland. But beware! her passion for design is contagious. You may find yourself having way too much fun while working with her.
Keegan Loewer | Taking after his father and grandfather, Keegan has been in construction since his teens, working for Northland since he was in high school. This has given him an arsenal of experience in all things construction–from laborious demolition to delicate finishing touches. Keegan is more than just a simple laborer–he does everything, including prep for subs, framing, carpentry, painting, and whatever else we ask. He’s our go-to guy to get things done. Keegan’s compliant demeanor brings composure and efficiency to the Northland team, and establishes confidence in our clients. Whether you need him to install a new refrigerator or climb into a creepy crawlspace with a tiny flashlight, he’s your man! And if you have a dog on the job he’ll always be sure to scratch its belly or throw the ball for it during the workday–no questions asked.
Brian Loewer | Also taking after his father and grandfather, Brian, has become an integral part of the Northland construction team. Working for Northland since his teens as well, Brian can do most anything in the field, whether it be framing, tiling, painting, building, flooring. You name it, Brian can hop to it. Factor in his easy-going demeanor, wry sense of humor and his likability, we have an irreplaceable project manager who is invaluable on the job site.
Bryce | Bryce, a valued part of the Northland field crew, is involved with anything from demolition to finishing. More specifically, Bryce facilitates sub-contractors from beginning to end on each job. His favorite part of the process is framing because it becomes the foundation for the whole rest of the project–plus, in his words, “using power tools is always fun.” What’s also fun is Bryce not only has three years of bathroom/kitchen remodeling experience, but three years experience working for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Salmon and Steelhead fishery! He’s currently finishing a Bachelor’s degree at Portland State, majoring in Geography with a minor in Hydrology. As if that’s not enough, Bryce recently completed his first ever 50k through Tillamook’s National Forest, a feat that makes us here at Northland certain he’s qualified for tough labor. But Bryce’s most important qualification is, of course, that he is definitely a dog person. He and his wife have a two-year-old golden retriever named Juniper, or Junie for short.
Luke | With 8 years experience, plumbing, roofing, painting, sheet-rocking, and carpentry in residential construction, Luke came to Northland ready to get his hands dirty. Having 7 years sales experience also means Luke isn’t just a great person to get the nitty-gritty done, but a friendly face on the jobsite. An obvious people-person, Luke’s favorite aspect of his job is getting to work with our amazing team and clients! A dedicated family man, Luke likes to spend his spare time playing with his wife and kids and guess who else? Yep, you guessed it, his Labradoodle, Chester!
Elijah | Our youngest employee, but certainly not the greenest, is Elijah. He’s our main line of defense here at Northland. He grew up in Salem helping his family over the years by learning to build decks, shelves, furniture, roofing, and the list goes on. He decided to join the Army National Guard and within a year was awarded an army achievement medal for consistently giving it his all. He deploys in late 2019 and you can understand why we will miss him while he’s gone!
Heidi | You know that saying “like a well-oiled machine”? Well, if Northland is a machine, Heidi is that oil. As office manager, Heidi handles tasks such as billing, purchasing, payroll, organizing, ordering– you know, all that boring stuff that makes a company run. Speaking of running, Heidi is an avid runner, having done countless marathons and half-marathons. It’s no wonder she’s such a go-getter in the office! Her experience comes from a Business degree earned at University of Arizona, along with client management and marketing experience gained before landing at Northland. When not working or running, Heidi is probably watching her kids play sports. While Heidi used to be a cat person, working for Northland has converted her into both! She even went so far as to get her own Goldendoodle puppy named Theo. She has become our office dog Pepper’s favorite afternoon dog-walker. And we say that makes Heidi invaluable!
Will | Meet Will, our Northland Nomad, a nickname he earned by continuously moving his workspace around the office. However, Will’s also been a nomad in the sense of his career here at Northland. Beginning in the field, Will gained firsthand knowledge of the construction aspects of the company, something he now takes with him while working as assistant designer. Or is it assistant to the designer? Some days Will can’t tell the difference, but either way he loves his job! He specializes in client communications, custom design, and what we call “complicated situation” resolution. Before coming to Northland, Will’s had jobs all across the board– community organizer, cook, aid for special needs children, and dance teacher. With respect for cats, Will is an undoubtable dog person. After a hard day of work Will likes to go for long run and then sit on his deck with a glass of wine and his two lab puppy roommates, Jolene and Birdie.
Judy | Judy, was hired as our new in-house accountant, or as she calls it, a “historian– documenting the history of all things financial.” After earning her degree from Oregon State, Judy worked in Boston for a large accounting firm. Taking a bit of a break to move back to Oregon and to raise her family, Judy returned to accounting at a firm in Portland before coming to Northland. She also handles the books for a popular local coffee shop in Newberg. But Judy doesn’t spend all her time with her head in books! She also loves to garden, compost, ride horses, and hike whenever she can, especially if it’s in the Mt. Hood area. One summer, Judy’s love for adventure took her to Israel where she participated in the excavation of a biblical site! Last of fun facts about Judy, but of course not least, is… you guessed it! She’s a dog person. In fact, when we asked her that question she responded with a quote from Edith Wharton: “My little dog– a heartbeat at my feet.” Judy’s little heartbeat is a Havanese named Winston.
Eric | Our newest team member is Eric, our drafter. Thank goodness for Eric as he keeps the office staff organized and detailed! One of his best traits is his ability to take our chaos and transform it into a work of art on CAD. He has his drafting certificate from PCC and is completing his civil and mechanical engineering courses there as well. He also has a passion for the arts and is skilled in painting, drafting, and guitar playing. He’s always had the ability to visualize the big picture and with his technical and analytical mind, what other profession could he choose? In his spare time, he’s also a numbers guy, tracking and researching investments and the market. While he currently does not have any pets, he’s always second in line to walk Pepper in the afternoon.