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Meet Client Services Manager Jeremy Gould


After working as a lead carpenter for 2 years, Jeremy Gould was promoted to Carpenter on Call Manager, a position that was responsible for sales, estimating and project management of small projects and home repairs. After some internal restructuring, Jeremy has now been promoted to be one of three Client Services Managers for Arciform.  This mission critical position is tasked with advocating for the clients’ goals and budget throughout the design and construction process and consulting on buildability and feasibility for each of the projects in his portfolio.

Read on to find out what inspires Jeremy about restoring and remodeling vintage structures:

How long have you worked for Arciform and what has been your favorite part about working at Arciform so far?

I started as a lead carpenter 4 years and 8 months ago. My favorite part has been the really great people here – everyone has such a great attitude and you can tell they genuinely want to be here. Being around positive people is big for me.

What inspires you about restoring and renovating older homes? What drew you to this line of work?

The thing that inspires me the most about restoring and renovating older homes is the architecture, craftsmanship and quality of the original materials – they are all things that you just don’t see nowadays. I also love re-using or re-purposing things just for the simple fact that it won’t go into a landfill somewhere. The people that usually purchase these older homes are so amazing to work with because they appreciate all of these things as well.

Describe one of your favorite past projects. What were the challenges? What were some of the features that made it memorable?

One of my favorite past projects was the Ranchel closet renovation. We hand built a reading nook designed by Anne De Wolf out of scrap steel parts. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen! We call it “The Egg,” it’s very steampunk. The biggest challenge was installing “The Egg” since it didn’t fit up the stairs. We had to fully build it in the shop, dismantle it for delivery, and then re-assemble it onsite.

Tell us what you consider are the hallmarks of a well-executed project. How do you know when something is right?

There are a few things that I consider to be hallmarks of a well-executed project. Number one by far is a happy client. I’ve had clients hug me at the walkthrough and tell me how much they love Arciform. Of course it’s important to stay within the estimated budget with few change orders. At the end of the project you should look at it and ask “Does the project look like what we intended?” Does the client look at it and say, “That’s exactly what we wanted?” If the answers to these two questions are a resounding “Yes,” then we’ve succeeded.

What’s your working style? How do you like to work with a client?

I want the client to feel like I am here to help them navigate through what could potentially be a long and complicated process with lots of decisions to be made. I never try and sell something I know is not right for the client. I’ve had several occasions where I met with a client and quickly realized that they don’t really need to do this larger project, and we were able to scale it back to fit their needs and their budget.

What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?

Well I’ve already done so many things on my bucket list like driving fire engines with the lights and sirens going, riding a bull and racing a race car, so my first thing would have to be helping my daughter experience life to its fullest and have a great time doing it. That couldn’t make me happier. For me, I want to drive the Cannonball Run, a cross country outlaw road race from New York to California. I’d also love to fly a P-51 Mustang in a dog fight.

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A Backsplash with Personality

A backsplash is a great place to showcase your personality in the kitchen. Whether you are looking for a simple solution with a pop of color or a unique modern twist, there are endless options to choose from.

Add extra convenience with a niche at your range to store spices and oils or a special curio.

Spice up your niche with a fun Arabesque tile.

What better place to put a special curio that makes you smile.

Add a pop of color!

These homeowners added some pizazz to their kitchen by selecting a colorful glass tile.

Add some pizzazz to a classic kitchen by selecting a colorful, yet subtle glass tile.

Ocean lover? Bring the sea to your kitchen with a multicolored glass tile.

Are you a salvage king or queen? Show off some of your treasures!

This tile was salvaged from the original 1913 kitchen and found a home above the range in the updated one!

Maybe classic is your thing. Try breaking up a simple subway tile with a unique piece that adds an extra touch of sophistication.

Break up the subway tile and showcase a gorgeous handmade tile.

What about an option that looks more like art?

Go with a large format tile that looks like wallpaper.

Looking for a modern twist that’s easy to maintain?

This modern kitchen kicked it up with a stainless steel backsplash to compliment their stainless steel cabinets.

This client kicked it up with a stainless steel backsplash to complement their stainless steel cabinets and range.

There are so many ways to give your backsplash personality, while respecting the era of your home. Let us help you find your perfect fit.

Looking for more design inspiration for your kitchen? Join us for our Kitchens that Work Design Workshop on May 18th. Get the details and RSVP here by May 15th to attend FREE.

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Meet Design Department Manager Marty Hegg

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Here is Marty after a Cape Lookout hike with “my two favorite people in the whole, wide world, Erik & Birgita.”

After working with Arciform for several years, we are delighted to promote Marty Hegg to the role of Design Department Manager. This recognizes the extremely important (but often behind the scenes) role she plays in every design we execute for our clients.

We sat down with Marty to learn a bit more about what inspires her about the design process.

When did you know you wanted to work in architectural design? Tell us how you got inspired to do this work.

I have a hundred technicolor & tactile memories from Kindergarten: my best friend’s living room walls (Easter egg lavender)…


…our green scratchy frieze upholstery on the “davenport”…
…the oh-so-fancy red, flocked wallpaper at Eve’s Buffet (Fred Meyer’s restaurant)….

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… the brick-look flooring in my Aunt Mary’s kitchen….

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… and my parents’ terrycloth bedspread I used to pretend was a fancy garden for my Fisher Price toys to play in.

Going over to friends’ or relatives’ homes, I often gave myself a secret, solo house tour to get the layout in my head. I have been drawn to interiors ever since I can remember, especially how different materials and colors can change the look and feel of a space.

Describe one of your favorite Arciform projects. What were the challenges? What were some of the features that made it memorable?

The Hardison home is one of my favorite Arciform projects. I used to think Victorian homes were a little stuffy and formal, but these clients, Anne and all of the crew infused their home with such a sense of play. It is beautiful yet welcoming, cozy and creative, designed for the whole family to really enjoy.


Getting the submarine hatch up to the deck at the 3rd floor addition was a huge challenge! Actually, finding and purchasing the submarine hatch alone was a little scary.
What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love hunting for and finding anything from tile to cabinet hardware to great paint colors, then sharing them with the design team or clients. Pinterest is one of my favorite ways to collect gems to spec for our clients (paper-free, so I don’t fill any file cabinets).
I work with some incredible people, too! It is a beautiful thing to work alongside people who are both creative AND problem solvers. The design-build world is such a dynamic environment. I love walking out in the shop and seeing designs take their beautiful shape. I learn something every day from at least one person under this big roof.

What are the top 3 things on your “bucket list?”
1. To be an aerial photographer over North & South America for a month or so (childhood dream career).

2. To trace my maternal roots while exploring as much of Mexico and Spain as possible.

3. To visit Slovakia and see the house my grandfather grew up in, discover the Tatras Mountains & travel up the Danube.

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Postcards from the Field: April

This morning we thought we’d take you on a quick virtual tour of some of the projects we are currently working on here at Arciform…

Here are a few of the projects underway…


This mudroom in Lake Oswego is getting a very cool tile treatment….

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A gas pass-thru fireplace in SE Portland is being installed in a mid-century whole house remodel…

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Some views are being re-framed at a different mid-century addition project….

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… with the help of a VERY large crane.

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A porch is coming together out in Beaverton…

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… while some very groovy tile is being set for a mid-century bathroom in Hillsdale.


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Bike racks and lockers are going to add some cool kid style to a basement renovation in NW Portland…

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….while this elegant custom radiator cabinet is being prepped for install up in the SW Hills.

Coming soon to Arciform… a historic Portland church gets a bell tower restoration, a Corvallis National Register property gets a new kitchen and the roof gets raised on a collection of dormer addition master suites all over Portland.

So… what are YOU working on?

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