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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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Carson Benner

Carson Benner

Owner Carson Benner is a passionate community leader.  He has served on board of directors of both Habitat for Humanity and McMinnville Educations Foundation.  He also was part of the…

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Dave Schoonveld

Dave Schoonveld

Field Crew Manager Dave, affectionately known to Cellar Ridge as “The Red Hammer”, is our Crew Manager. Dave makes sure our hammers swing swiftly, and our measurements are always accurate. Although…

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Conor Manfrin

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

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Bonnie Ingham

Chief Financial Officer Bonnie is a native Oregonian and spent most of her childhood in Carlton. She graduated from Yamhill Carlton High school, and later earned a degree in business management,…

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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, but moved here from Minnesota after graduating from Carleton College.…

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Tim Furlow

Tim joined the Cellar Ridge team in early 2019 as Project Manager. Tim was raised in Molalla Oregon where he developed his love for Construction. He brings a vast knowledge…

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Natalie Rogers

Natalie joined the Cellar Ridge team in late 2019. Natalie is another Oregon native, born and raised right here in Yamhill County. After high school she attended Portland State University…

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Luke Klassy

Luke, another native Oregonian, joined Cellar Ridge Construction as a Project Manager in the summer 2019. After graduating high school from his hometown of Wilsonville, he left to pursue a…

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Kye Grenko

Project Manager Kye Grenko was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa. For most of the past decade Kye has expanded his knowledge and experience in the construction field. Kye…

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Greg Van Dyke

Project Manager Greg Van Dyke is a native Oregonian and grew up as a farmer in Yamhill County.  An Engineering graduate from Oregon State University, he brings 20 years of…

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Jesus Mendoza

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Tim Lynch

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Jesse Jamison

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Craig Gilbert

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Founder

 

John Mead founded Cellar Ridge Construction in 2006.  John attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. He later obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from George Fox University: A program with an emphasis on ethical leadership. Volunteering with the city of McMinnville Budget Committee and Historic Landmark Committee, John feels strongly about giving back to the community.John Mead

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