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About Us

Selecting a contractor is the most important decision you’ll make in any remodeling project, which is why we’d like you to know a little more about us so that you can feel comfortable knowing you’ve made the right choice. 

Our Story

Highland Ridge Remodeling is a small, family-owned business started by Don Hamlin back in 1980. Today, Highland Ridge is co-owned by Don’s son, Chris Hamlin and his brother-in-law, John Gates. Chris has been in the industry since 1976. Chris is a two-time winner of the Home Builders Association, Excellence Award. John Gates started in the industry in 1988. John has a very strong project management and construction skill set.

Our Experience

Our team brings over 100 years of remodeling industry experience to the table. This experience is what allows us to provide each customer with unsurpassed craftsmanship and attention to detail from start to finish. There’s a reason we’ve been in business so long; We understand how to take care of the customer, see what it is they truly want and communicate in a way that makes it happen.


Highland Ridge has been in business for decades now – and, as a result you can be sure you’ve chosen a company with a solid operation and financial foundation. We pride ourselves on honesty – Every job is done right, every time. Before the final payment, a final walk through is conducted to ensure total satisfaction. We think you will love our craftsmanship and attention to detail. Trust is critical when having a service people in your home. We provide a list of referrals so you can thoroughly vet Highland Ridge. Do your research and learn why we're the Portland areas most trusted remodeling contractor.