Northwest Restoration is a general contracting company focusing on the restoration and remodel segments of the construction industry. President of Northwest Restoration Inc., Jim Clarke, and the construction management team combine for 35 years of experience in the construction industry.
LEADERSHIP TEAM BIOS
President and Founder
As President of Northwest Restoration, Jim Clarke’s keen insight of the architectural and home-building industries make him a successful and effective leader. His more than 25 years of marketing and leadership experience are utilized on a daily basis in tactical planning, team development and implementation of business strategies. Clarke’s inherent enthusiasm, positive attitude and desire for innovation excellence don’t just make him an effective businessman, but a passionate one at that. A proud alumnus of the University of Arizona, Clarke earned a degree in Finance and Marketing in 1989. He attributes his ability to see a company as a sum of cohesive units to the U of A’s “thought-leading” business school, The Eller College of Management. It was here he first discovered the impact a positive attitude can have on a business. A dedicated family man, Clarke lives just outside of Portland, Oregon with his wife and two boys of 18 and 21.
Director of Customer Relations/Senior Estimator
We are so proud to have Connor Clarke be a part of the Northwest Restoration Team as a Project Manager/Estimator. He exemplifies dependable hard work, and confidently dedicates his energy to any task placed before him. Connor is a proud alumnus of Iowa State University where he graduated cum laude with a degree in history, while on a wrestling scholarship. Following his graduation, he landed at Storey Construction, where he worked doing rough and finish carpentry. During this time, he also worked as an Intern for Chi Alpha, an on campus ministry at Iowa State. Connor is no stranger to Northwest Restoration as he spent countless summers throughout high school and college working as a carpenter/estimator. Connor is an important asset to the Northwest Restoration team and you will be taken care of well if he is assigned to your project
We are very fortunate to have Sarah part of our team at Northwest Restoration. She says she found a love for all things design as a child and has made pursuing that love her life’s work. With a degree from Florida State University in both Interior Design & Business, followed by 8+ years of experience in the Luxury Retail and Interior Design world, she is poised to help bring your project to not only a timely but a beautiful resolution. Her goal is always to help people live their best lives in spaces they are proud of. Originally from Florida, then transplanted to Coos Bay, Oregon, she & her husband now consider Portland home. Any spare time finds them traveling, exploring our beautiful local wine country or playing with their dog Maci.
Elmer comes to NWR with a wealth of restoration and customer service experience. Prior to joining the NWR Team he spent eight years with a related business. During this time Elmer gained tremendous experience with every part of the restoration process from mitigation to reconstruction. He holds numerous restoration certifications, including the Applied Structural Drying certification (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration certification (WDR). Elmer has a passion for helping people and providing exceptional customer satisfaction. He believes communication is key and is committed to never leaving his clients out of the loop with their restoration project. When he is not on the job site, Elmer enjoys spending time with his wife and kids as well as watching the occasional boxing match.
Hannah is the friendly voice you hear when you call in to discuss billing or insurance questions. She graduated summa cum laude from Pacific University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. During Hannah’s tenure in college, she served in several leadership roles including the Student Conduct Board and volunteering with both Make-A-Wish and The American Red Cross. She comes to Northwest Restoration from successfully managing a very busy day spa office. Her people skills, intelligence, and strong ability to problem solve are among her strengths. When helping resolve customer, adjuster and vendor issues her goal is to reach to a win-win resolution. As a lover of animals, Hannah likes spending time with her cat Dinah. She also enjoys yoga and working on her tiny house.
Jacquie comes to Northwest Restoration with over 35 years in Customer Service, 25 years in Office Management, 20 years in Accounting and 10 years in Project Management. Her dedication, attention to detail, organizational skills and positive attitude make her a great addition to the NWR Team. Having worked in many facets of business, her adaptability and flexibility will be a great asset to NWR. She is family oriented and loves spending time with her family. Many weekends are spent attending to her grandchildren’s activities. Jacquie enjoys good Christian music, traveling with her husband Scott and relaxing with a good book, one of her favorite things is hosting family or neighborhood get-together’s.
Lupe’s love for working with wood led him to spend thirteen years as a carpentry professional before coming to Northwest Restoration. Before working as a carpenter, he was a painter for seven years, combining for twenty years of prior experience in the construction industry. He is certified in fire and smoke restoration, making him a valuable multifaceted member of the Northwest Restoration team. He is diligent, hard working, and known for never cutting corners when it comes to his craft. When Lupe is not on the job site, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Construction Leadership Team
As one of the newest Northwest Restoration additions, Dan comes to us not short on experience. He’s spent the last 30 plus years working in fire, wind, and water restoration– and everything in between. In his experience working for S.D. Beacon Corp. he’s gained expertise in all aspects of construction, both commercial and residential. Being involved in all building phases on multiple occasions, Dan knows what’s required on every job, whether it be laborious framing and foundation laying or delicate final trim work. But whatever aspects of the job Dan works on any given day, his favorite is coming home knowing he’s put in a hard day’s work. When he’s not home, Dan’s probably out hunting or fishing, or spending quality time with his two daughter and three grandkids.