NORTHWEST RESTORATION LEADERSHIP TEAM
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. Additionally, Jim volunteers to help with the development of youth in his community.
Amy Whitely has over 12 years of experience in the building products industry. Amy’s expertise comes from a wide range experiences from preparing house packages for shipment overseas to assisting a corporate controller. In addition to this, Amy’s degree in Art from Monmouth College, with a concentration in business, gives her that edgy eye for detail so pivotal in office management. Raising three boys with Tyler, her husband of 23 years, has taught Amy the art of multi-tasking and prioritizing. You could say this attention to detail, along with her acute organizational skills, are the cogs that keep our office running smoothly. When she’s not managing the office or family, Amy enjoys working out, working in her art studio, and volunteering at Wild Horse Mountain Ranch, a non-profit specializing in mustang rescue and therapeutic horsemanship.
Senior Project Manager/ Estimator
Having grown up with a construction father who specialized in building custom homes, Jamie’s always been surrounded by the construction industry. Relatively new to the team, Jamie’s training and certification in Xactimate estimating software for both renovation and roofing specialties makes him an invaluable addition to Northwest Restoration. After graduating from George Fox with a BS in Health and Human Performance, Jamie worked as a personal trainer prior to joining our team. This experience comes in handy as it’s made Jamie into a relentlessly hard worker who isn’t afraid to work up a sweat. In addition to this, Jamie’s interpersonal skills make it easy for both coworkers and clients to work with him. When Jamie’s not hard at work he’s either spending time with his wife and two rescued Dachshunds or doing anything outdoors including fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, and camping.
Bill comes to Northwest Restoration with over 20 years’ experience in the building products Industry, Where Bill was a lumber broker. Bill saw tremendous success while in the building products industry primarily due to his attention to detail and tireless communication skills. Following his tenure in the building products industry, Bill took a 180 degree turn and went on to receive his Oregon certified teaching credential. After which Bill spent time as a middle and high school teacher. During his teaching career Bill particularly enjoyed working in the alternative school setting. When not in the office Bill enjoys the outdoors, following all sports (Go Ducks!), and spending time with wife Laurie and two grown sons.
With years of experience performing QA on construction software, Erin comes to Northwest Restoration with an understanding of quality, making her a great fit as our Risk Manager. Taking on tasks such as staying in tune to OSHA regulations specific to our business, Erin ensures we remain safe and efficient on every job. Keeping all of our documents current for subs and insurance allows us to stay focused on your restoration projects. As an avid runner and accomplished seamstress, Erin clearly doesn’t lack in discipline or drive. When not keeping us organized in the office, Erin is probably spending time with her husband and teenage daughter, Madison.
Brandon’s work ethic, positive attitude, and knowledge of the construction industry make him a great addition. Brandon comes to us with 10 years of experience where he worked as a Project Manager for both Hayden Homes and JLS Homes. Brandon’s exceptional performance as a Project Manager enabled him to achieve the level of Regional Manager/Superintendent. Following his 10 years in the construction industry, Brandon opened his own delivery company, Fox on the Go. Motivated by his love for construction, Brandon has found his way back in the industry as Northwest Restoration’s newest member. Brandon’s experience and energy will make him a tremendous addition!
Ryan comes to Northwest Restoration having recently graduated from Willamette University with a degree in Economics. As a member of the Willamette Football Team Ryan was recognized as an all-conference wide receiver. Ryan is no stranger to construction as he spent many Summer’s during high school and college working on job sites doing everything from framing to demo to painting. Ryan has received his Xactimate Certification providing him the skills necessary to write estimates in the disaster/ insurance restoration world. Ryan enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, reading and spending time with family. Ryan also moonlights as a HS Football Coach.
Connor is our newest 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, Connor landed at Storey Construction, where he worked doing rough and finish carpentry. During this time, Connor worked as an Intern for Chi Alpha, an on campus ministry at Iowa State. Connor is no stranger to Northwest Restoration as he has spent countless summers throughout high school and college working as a carpenter/estimator. Connor will be an important asset to the Northwest Restoration team moving forward.
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.