Meet Ron Brown: Artist, Master Craftsman & General Contractor also known as “The Finisher.”
Ron’s love for building began at an early age in the inner city of Philadelphia where he was born and raised. He fondly remembers building an elaborate fort in a vacant railroad lot with a makeshift wood burning stove using borrowed tools from his father. Not only did Ron’s father teach him the skills of the trade but he also insisted on perfection and pride in workmanship. It is on this solid foundation that Ron built a reputation as an outstanding craftsman.
After high school Ron attended Temple University on an academic scholarship for business and management, graduating magna cum laude, at the top of his class.
Ron is regarded as an out-of-the-box thinker who is able to solve complex and challenging problems. Not the least of which is communicating expectations. As a natural and professional communicator Ron daily draws on his extensive experience from working in the white-collar world of finance and medicine. He is actively involved in all aspects of his business, and enjoys efficiently taking an idea from start to finish. Ron works closely with homeowners to make their dream renovation an enjoyable experience.
With an incredible eye for integrating colors, textures, and materials, he is best known for his attention to detail and ability to create high-end results with limited budgets. He has extensive experience renovating Victorian and early 20th century homes along with investment properties.
Ron strives to incorporate reclaimed materials, green design and remodeling elements in all his practices to lower costs and save the environment.
As an accomplished athlete, Ron is recognized as an IRONMAN Florida Triathlon finisher, 2001 (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). He has raced on the Iditarod Dogsled trail in the foregrounds of Denali in Alaska during the IDITASPORT ultramarathon. He is also an Outward Bound Alumni, completing a 21 day survival leadership course in Big Bend National Park, Texas, 1992. He dream is to compete in the Mt. Everest Marathon, in Tibet.
Recently, Ron traveled the country on nearly a year long sojourn visiting 32 states and residing in Yellowstone, Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia, and Glacier National Parks where he temporarily quenched his thirst for the Thoreau life. When Ron is not building, running, or fly-fishing he can be found writing his first book UNLEASHED! an autobiography soon to be published. He lives in Bend, Oregon with his beautiful wife Andrea (a motivational speaker and management consultant), delightful two year old son, and golden retriever.