Paradigm Construction LLC

Portland, Oregon 97223
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Our Story

Paradigm Construction, LLC. was established in April 2009 during a deep recession as a means for Owner Chris Mullin to get back to work in a difficult job market. At the time, Chris was two months removed from his last position as a Project Manager for another reputable contractor at the end of an 11 year career working for medium to large commercial general contractors in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.

At the time there was talk of sizeable government programs being established with the intent of putting construction workers and companies back to work, and this was in addition to the regular budgets and previously established bond programs feeding the facility needs of public agencies. This was important because it would represent the most accessible share of the market for a new company in a difficult economic environment. Chris also knew that it was the time of year when tax returns and company bonuses from the previous year may provide additional opportunity in the form of residential additions and remodels. He determined that these two market sectors would represent the building blocks with which he would build the company resume to make the transition into other sectors with accumulation company experience and a progression into better economic times.

During his career as an employee, Chris had worked on new construction and remodel/addition projects in almost every sector of the market from multi-family residential to high technology, industrial, retail, educational facilities, medical facilities, office buildings, warehouses, mixed use, parking structures, and even as a concrete subcontractor to another large general contractor. During his time in the industry he was familiarized with all aspects of the business and legal requirements of contracting and building construction. He was exposed to several approaches to marketing, project controls, sequencing of the work onsite, and customer service and subcontractor relations. It was with this experience that Chris was able develop his own approach to the construction process and utilize a philosophy that sounds overly simple but is often deviated from throughout the industry. Chris realized that deviation from this approach resulted in the majority of complaints that he had heard throughout time pertaining to the oft maligned construction industry. The philosophy is this: Do what you say you will, for the price you say you will, in the amount of time that you say you will, and do it all with an emphasis on building and maintaining strong relationships with the customers, contractors, and jurisdictions that you rely on for each project.

With his experience working for larger firms in the industry, Chris also realized that he was armed with the tools to provide a level of service that was unique to a smaller contractor. Though it was more resource intensive, he wanted provide the same level of quality, documentation, supervision, and customer service on the projects his new company built that would be expected from the larger and higher priced contractors. This would be the backdrop for every step of every project that Paradigm would build.

With this philosophy, his previous experience in the industry, and a seemingly reasonable business plan, Paradigm Construction, LLC. was born on April 6, 2009.

What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

CSI Codes

Our standard scope of services includes the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).
01 35 16 - Alteration Project Procedures
08 06 10.16 - Frame Type Schedule
08 11 13 - Hollow Metal Doors and Frames
08 11 13.13 - Standard Hollow Metal Doors and Frames
08 11 13.16 - Custom Hollow Metal Doors and Frames
08 11 73 - Sliding Metal Firedoors
08 12 13 - Hollow Metal Frames
08 12 13.13 - Standard Hollow Metal Frames
08 12 13.53 - Custom Hollow Metal Frames
08 13 13 - Hollow Metal Doors
08 13 13.13 - Standard Hollow Metal Doors
08 13 13.53 - Custom Hollow Metal Doors
08 34 53 - Security Doors and Frames
09 01 00 - Maintenance of Finishes
09 06 00.13 - Room Finish Schedule

Commercial Construction Project Specializations

Airport Runway
Animal Hospital / Kennel
Apartments & Condominiums
Arena / Stadium
Assisted Living
Athletic Field
Auto Dealership / Service
Church / Synagogue
City / Town Hall
Club House / Community Center
Court House
Design Build
Fitness Center
Gas Station
Golf Course
Hospital / Nursing Home
Hotel / Motel
Industrial Maintenance
Jail / Prison
Manufacturing Plant
Medical Office
Mixed Use
Non-Building Construction
Non-Residential Building
Park / Playground
Parking Garage
Parking Lots
Post Office
Radio / Television Station
Residential Building
Retail Store
Road / Highway
Sewage / Water Treatment Plant
Storage Facility / Warehouse
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Terminal - Airport / Bus / Railroad
Tract Housing

Company Information

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Service Sector:
Public Private
Typical Project Size:
From $10,000 to $500,000
Project Types:
Interior Fit-Ups

Associations & Memberships

BBB (Better Business Bureau) A+ Rating

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