Serving Salem and the Willamette Valley Since 1961

Construction Can Take Place Any Season

Jo Koenig

A lot of homeowners ask us if it’s possible to build an addition in the winter time. The short answer is that it takes planning and execution. This past year we completed a major project during the winter months, and here are photos to show a chronological history:

Existing house before construction began


Deconstructing the old lean-to addition
Wall framing of the downstairs sunroom


Roof framing for second story begun
The plastic enclosure to protect the house during second-story construction. Neighbors wondered if we were building some kind of a tower!


The plastic comes off and the addition exterior is revealed.


Addition completed and ready for years of enjoyment.

The addition was only part of the total remodel that took place in this grand historic home. We also completed the following:

  • New patio with stained brushed concrete
  • New concrete retaining wall
  • New gable roof entryway
  • Driveway reconfigured and poured in stained brushed concrete
  • Removal of all vinyl siding
  • New Hardie and Cedar siding
  • New period-appropriate columns on front porch
  • New custom windows to match original windows
  • New period-appropriate custom front door and window trim
  • New colors and paint
  • New home office and kitchen extension
  • Updated kitchen
  • New main floor sunroom
  • Dining room crown molding
  • New second-floor master bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet
  • Updated second-floor family bathroom

Here’s how we celebrated the completion of this beautiful remodeling project:

Schedule a Free Consultation
Five Stars
From the initial meeting with Beth to the closeout visit, working with C&R was a pleasure. Beth listened, offered advice, and was willing to work within our budget. Every worker who came to our home was punctual, courteous, and cleaned up each day. We truly could not have asked for a better experience!
Nancy B
Five Stars
Staff were so skilled, knowledgeable, and professional. The design team was so easy to work with and immediately saw our vision. The result is so beautiful! We highly recommend this company, you will never be disappointed.
Dick and Joi Hayden
Five Stars
Excellent service and workmanship. We could not be happier with our kitchen remodel. Beth helped design the perfect kitchen and our Lead Carpenter completed the work in a timely and professional manner. Everyone we came in contact with at C&R was great—we are already working with them on a second project!
Roslyn Owen
Five Stars
C & R did a kitchen remodel for us November-December 2021.  From start to finish, they provided EXCELLENT service.  Beth guided us expertly through making decisions on products and design.  Mark led their team of professionals to expertly …
Christy Austin
Five Stars
We just completed a remodel of a 1980 sunroom to utility room, as well as expanding the downstairs bedroom, bath, half bath and closet and are thrilled with the result. It was a pleasure to work with C & R. We were so impressed with the …
Janet Lorenz
Schedule a Free Consultation
Follow us on Instagram