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Founded in 2006 Cellar Ridge is a leader in green building in Oregon, headquartered in McMinnville. Its custom buildings embody the passion and ethics of co-owners John Mead and Carson Benner, pairing cutting edge green building science with comfort and beauty. Cellar Ridge consistently achieves sustainable and energy efficient certifications by incorporating appropriate sustainable building technologies into its work including water conservation, energy efficiency, environmentally responsible materials, indoor air quality measures, and sustainable design practices. Throughout Portland and Yamhill County, primarily within the Willamette Valley, Cellar Ridge has become the primary go-to contractor within the local wine industry, building tasting rooms and production facilities for prominent wineries. Specializing in buildings that are healthy for both the inhabitants and the environment, Cellar Ridge is committed to building a greener community, one building at a time. But don’t take our word for it. Come visit our projects to see for yourself and become acquainted with the Cellar Ridge difference.

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John Mead

John Mead

John Mead, founder of Cellar Ridge Construction, brings a unique blend of experience and knowledge to the Green Building industry. John is a fourth generation carpenter/builder. John and his wife,…

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Carson Benner

Carson Benner

The Benner family consists of Carson and Georgine, daughter Paige, and son Prescott. The Benner’s have lived in the McMinnville area since the early 1990s. Leaders in the community, the…

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Doug Mead

Doug Mead (Emeritus)

The Mead family has strong Oregon roots with four generations residing in the Beaverton and Aloha metro regions. Doug and Marge Mead currently live in Aloha, having raised their three…

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Zack Geary

Zack Geary

A native McMinnvillian, Zack is enthusiastic about Cellar Ridge, and it shows. Zack joined the Cellar Ridge team after completing his studies in Political Science, History, and Economics at the…

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Dave Schoonveld

Dave Schoonveld

Dave, affectionately know to Cellar Ridge as “The Red Hammer”, is our field crew leader. Dave makes sure our hammers swing swiftly, and our measurements always accurate. Although he was born…

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Conor Manfrin

Conor Manfrin

Another native of McMinnville, Conor is the other dedicated craftsman on the Cellar Ridge crew. Whether he is taking out cabinets to recycle and donate to Habitat for Humanity, cutting a delicate…

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Bonnie Ingham

Bonnie Ingham

Bonnie is a native Oregonian and spent most of her childhood in Carlton.  She joined the Cellar Ridge team in 2010 and has enjoyed being part of the family as…

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Nat Lemke

Nathaniel Lemke

Nathaniel (Nat) has worked in the construction industry for almost ten years in the Oregon area. He lives in McMinnville with his wife and dog, but moved here from Minnesota…

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Abhinav Mishra

Abhinav comes to Cellar Ridge Construction as a graduate of Portland State University’s Civil Engineering program and worked with the City of McMinnville in their City Engineering department as an…

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Victoria Bergsma

Victoria Bergsma

Victoria is a Native Oregonian that lives in McMinnville with her Husband and their yellow lab. She enjoys going on adventures, anything from wine tasting in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA to…

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James Jenkins

James Jenkins

James Jenkins was born and raised in Northern California where he played in a band and worked in residential construction for 10 years. In 2012 he moved to Portland to…

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