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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, Jenny Berg, live in a restored historic home in McMinnville with daughters Alaina and Mallory. At a young age John could be found building forts and tree houses with his friends, and worked construction jobs with his father as soon as he could swing a hammer.

John attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. With course work in structural mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and material science, John’s technical background gives him an in-depth understanding of the physics behind building science. Volunteering with the city of McMinnville Budget Committee and Historic Landmark Committee, John feels strongly about giving back to the community.Pursuing his interest in business, John obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from George Fox University: A program with an emphasis on ethical leadership. With Cellar Ridge Construction,

John is fulfilling a life-long dream to own and operate a business, while also leaving a positive impact on the world. As you may have discerned from the winding path that has brought him back to his roots as a builder, John is not your run-of-the-mill general contractor. But as we mentioned before, Cellar Ridge Construction is not your normal building company; and our projects are far from ordinary.

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