About Us


Building In and Around Portland since 1985

Both Sides Construction started out as most construction companies do: learning a particular trade. Siding and framing were the starting focus of Both Sides Construction, and we eventually came to specialize in constructing hand-cut roofs. As time went on, we gained experience in the trades of concrete, drywall, tile, painting and finish carpentry. The business side of Both Sides Construction became versed in project planning and design, land development and finance.

Having a local builder is good, but from the client standpoint, you also want to know that the company you choose is established and licensed and bonded. Both Sides Construction has direct builder contact from the initial meeting through all phases of Oregon home construction. It takes years of experience and on-site involvement of the builder to create the home of your dreams. This is just one of the many tools Both Sides Construction brings to the table. We have the creativity and attention to detail combined with an established subcontractor support to build or remodel a home that reflects each of our clients’ unique personalities and desires. And for our clients, that makes for a truly great outcome.


We are here to help.
Our mission is to provide you with all the support you need to get your project done correctly, within budget, and on time.


With our 30+ years of experience we have the knowledge to assist you.
No project is too big, and no project is too small. We’re with you every step of the way.



Don Etter has been leading construction projects in the greater Portland metro area for over 30 years. When he isn’t building he enjoys spending time sailing and volunteering.