Cornerstone’s owner and founder, Allen is a licensed contractor, NARI Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler, and a licensed electrician.
Allen began his construction experience at the age of 7 during summer visits with his dad. Over then next 10 years, he became an asset to his dad’s business as an apprentice, specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, complete home renovations and minor repairs.
In 2001 Allen became a lead carpenter building residential structures, home additions, commercial redevelopments and interior finish work.
He then started a 5-year apprenticeship with Local 48 IBEW and worked with several of Portland Oregon’s finest electrical contractors. He is a Licensed Journeyman Electrician and has been in the electrical industry since early 2000.
As an electrician apprentice, Allen missed home building. As he looked around the homes he worked in, he found that building and remodeling homes was where he wanted to be and in May of 2003 he founded Cornerstone Builders.
Allen sits on the Board of Directors and Project Committee for ReFIT. ReFIT provides no-cost home modifications for physically challenged people. The company has also donated many labor hours and materials for ReFIT clients, completing a wheelchair ramp and supporting other projects. He has also sat on the Oregon Remodelers Association board since 2012 and currently serves as the ORA Secretary.