Tackling a home renovation or design-build project is a big decision, and welcoming a contractor into your home requires a sense of comfort and deep trust. We understand the stress of this process, the disruption to your household, and the numerous moving parts. At Kraft, we strive to be a valued project partner, a reliable advocate, and a go-to resource for renovation and design-build services. We know details matter and provide the information you need to make informed decisions. Our expertise, craftsmanship, clear communication, and streamlined processes give clients confidence. The Kraft team is ready to listen to you, learn from you, and help advise and guide you—step by step. We respect your home and are committed to earning your trust every day.
A passion for quality craftsmanship and a commitment to dedicated service are at the heart of the Kraft Custom Construction story. Our company emerged in 1982 from Founder Robert Kraft’s love for historic homes, carpentry talents, and desire to provide the Salem and Portland markets with top notch renovation and design-build services.
Growing up in the business, Robert’s daughter and now President, Emma Kraft Saldivar, faithfully continues the family legacy, leading Kraft's long-standing team of experienced craftsmen and trade partners with an energized approach. Driven by her background in social work, she is client-focused and gives thoughtful attention to managing the ever-moving parts of the design-build process. Emma's commitment to elevating the customer experience will guide the company's success for years to come.
OUR MUTUAL SUCCESS
Year after year, Kraft Custom Construction evolves and grows to best serve its clients. At Kraft, growth doesn’t mean the bigger the better. Our dedicated team refines systems and processes to create a more personalized design-build services approach. As a service-oriented business, addressing clients’ needs and concerns is our top priority. Your satisfaction measures our success—happy clients who love their homes.
“I hired good people to do their thing, and I got out of the way. They were smart in figuring out what I needed. The original scope of my imagination was very limited compared to what I ended up getting.” – Angus V. (client)
Who We Are
We are Leaders. Kraft Custom Construction is a recognized leader in raising industry standards. Our work and our contributions to the community are well known in Portland, Salem, and throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley.
We are Experts. Kraft has been in the business for more than 42 years. We have perfected our processes and procedures to minimize surprises and ensure the entire project is taken care of. When you work with us, you have a skilled contractor in your corner who values solid procedures and has the ability to exceptionally manage all the moving pieces of your job.
We Build Trust. Trust is everything. We help you create a home you love living in, that flows with ease—and lasts a lifetime. To that end, we use the highest quality materials, and only work with tradesmen we trust. We also work with clients who trust us to exceed their expectations.
You are Our Priority. We make sure designing and creating the home of your dreams is fun and stress-free. Through daily communication and thoughtful planning, we aim to anticipate your needs and minimize disruptions to your daily routine. From the moment we meet you to the final walk-through, we are with you every step of the way.
Over 140 Years of Combined Experience
Behind every successful company is a dedicated and hardworking team. Kraft Custom Construction wouldn’t be an industry leader without its talented employees. They are the bread to our butter and the foundation of everything we do.
Meet Our Team
Robert believes in the power of being involved in the community and exerts every effort to do so. He currently serves as the secretary of the Architectural Heritage Center Board of Directors, is a member the Portland Rotary Club Preserve Planet Earth Committee and the Oregon Ethics in Business Steering Committee, and has been the Performing Arts Coordinator for the Salem Art Fair and Festival for more than 25 years.
As a Certified Master Builder, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, and a Master Certified Remodeler, Robert is the only licensed general contractor in Oregon to hold all three of these credentials. His zeal has also earned Robert numerous industry awards.
EMMA KRAFT SALDIVAR
In 1999, Roger decided to switch gears to work for a smaller company on more specialized projects. Almost twenty-five years down the line, Roger remains with Kraft as our esteemed Project Coordinator. He is the main communication hub between clients, architects/designers, trade contractors, material suppliers, building departments, field superintendents and the rest of the office team. Roger manages project estimating and scheduling, and ensures each project runs smoothly from start to finish.
Avari's enthusiasm for building relationships and fostering connections shines through in her interactions with clients and colleagues. Avari's innovative thinking and perspective ensures that our marketing strategies remain cutting-edge and impactful.
WHERE WE SERVICE
WE PROUDLY OFFER REMODELING SERVICES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- Portland Metro
- West Linn
- Lake Oswego
Not on the list? Reach out to see if we can remodel in your area.