Eco-Logic Permaculture & Landscape Design is a deep-green, vegan company that provides expertise in outdoor living space solutions for residential & business clients including site analysis, hardscape feature & planting design, & edible landscaping, stormwater, & wildlife-enhancement techniques.
Whether pruning Portland's most prominent trees—including a 150-year-old Oregon white oak and a semiretired giving tree—or tending to newborn saplings in residential lawns, the International Society of Arboriculture¬–certified arborists at Urban Forest Pro treat each tree with care, earning the Angie's List Super Service award for three consecutive years. The crew's cornucopia of services includes trimming, deep-root fertilization, and organic pest control using environmentally friendly sprays. After tree pruning and removal, the technicians recycle all branches, milling the large pieces into furniture and repurposing smaller pieces as wood chips for local farms or false teeth for colonial re-enactors.
When HomeMasters started in 1990, its licensed, insured, and bonded staffers didn't stray very far from roof and gutter projects. Today, however, you might find them remodeling a kitchen or fixing a leaky faucet. Still, even with their expansion to handyman services, their specialty remains roof and gutter installation and repair. The roofers have even achieved CertainTeed ShingleMaster status, and the gutter technicians have 20-foot-long arms that can go all the way down a downspout to clean it out.
Steve Varga—who can be seen on the company YouTube channel and blog waxing poetic on the glory of stone patios and the evils of bronze birch borers—brings nearly 30 years of experience to his post as chief horticulturist at ProGrass. Here, he leads a team of lawnsmiths in all manner of yard-related tasks, from landscaping design to lawn mowing to sprinkler repair. They draw from their northwestern knowledge to draft modern patio designs, dole out gardening tips, and trim hedges to look as well groomed as the queen's troll dolls. He and the crew work under the same local, independent owners who founded the company in 1978, focusing on preserving the environment by using natural business methods, organic products, and water-efficiency techniques.
We’re a company of career carpenters, woodworkers and building science geeks that has built the best of Portland since 1994. As stewards of this built environment, we honor the embodied energy and narrative contained within every building through remodels, new homes, and handyman and home performance services.