Fern Ridge House

  • Photo Voltaic Array
  • Geothermal heat pump
  • Use of reclaimed materials
  • Use of on-sight materials
  • Air-tight
  • Thermal bridge free construction
  • Double wall construction
  • HRV (heat recovery ventilator)
  • Solar hot water
  • Radiant heat
  • Artchitect: studio-e architecture, Jan Fillinger AIA, LEED ap

River Road House

  • Winner of Fine Homebuilding’s Small House of the Year 2013
  • Winner of 2012 Southern Oregon AIA People’s Choice Award
  • Earth Advantage Platinum Rating
  • Photo Voltaic Array
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Bio-Swale
  • Plumbed for use of gray water
  • Air-tight
  • Thermal bridge free construction
  • Hand cut timber frame elements
  • Mini-split heat pump
  • HRV (heat recovery ventilator)
  • Tinted plaster interior walls
  • Architect: Nir Pearlson Architect Inc, Nir Pearlson AIA, LEED, AP

Appletree House

  • Geothermal heat pump with solar recharging of ground source
  • Radiant heat
  • Advanced insulation
  • Air-tight
  • Solar hot water
  • Double wall construction
  • Architect: studio-e architecture, Jan Fillinger AIA, LEED ap


Rick began honing his construction skills and knowledge in the 1980’s. His project management experience, carpentry skills, and experience with high performance/energy efficient building techniques make him a great asset in serving residential clients in the Eugene-Springfield area and surrounding communities.  Whether it’s new residential construction, remodel, or an addition, he will be a valuable member of your team.


Rick will partner with you and your design team in a collaborative approach to achieve the project outcome you envision. His philosophy is that every project is important, regardless of size. Quick with a smile and an infectious laugh, Rick is a calm center in what can be the tumultuous world of construction.


Rick is a Passive House Certified Builder, Sustainable Homes Professional accredited by Earth Advantage, and has been honored to be a Craftsmanship Award Nominee by the American Institute of Architects – Southwestern Oregon Chapter.


On the personal side, Rick is an avid athlete and fan of the Oregon Ducks. When not attending an Oregon sporting event you might spot him rafting one of our local rivers, hiking, or carving turns on the slopes at a nearby ski resort.

McKenzie River House

  • Offset stud exterior wall construction
  • Complete thermal envelop with spray foam insulation
  • Air tight
  • Minimized thermal bridges
  • HRV – heat recovery ventilator
  • Multi-zoned minisplit heat pumps
  • Recycled cork and wood floors
  • Use of materials harvested onsite


Roanne is a co-founder and the business manager of Six Degrees and keeps our office running smoothly.  She is responsible for all accounting functions including payables, client billings, payroll, and bank reporting.  She has been a CPA since 1995 and has been in private practice since 2002.  In her spare time, she can be found white water rafting, snorkeling in Hawaii, and taking long walks, lovingly referred to as “death marches” by her friends.