March, 2013
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Spring is finally here! Although, as we all know, it's usually nothing more than a mild (and wet) extension of our winter. However, before you know it, the sun will be shinning, all the trees and flowers will be blooming and the surrounding beauty will remind you of how much we appreciate the rain.

Meet The Team
RHC is proud to be working with some of the finest craftsmen and construction professionals in the Northwest. This month, we'd like to introduce...
Yuriy Gergalo
Project Manager

Yuriy has been with the company for over 2 years and brings his vast construction knowledge and great work ethic to every project.

On his spare time, Yuriy enjoys visiting the Oregon Coast with his wife and 4 children. He also enjoys playing sports and lending a helping hand to his friends and family with their home improvement needs.

Thanks for your had work, Yuriy. We appreciate what you do and are proud to have you on the team!

New Construction Update
Last summer we were excited to introduce Trickle Creek, a new construction development in Clackamas, OR. This small neighborhood is quietly located near schools and shopping making it the perfect place for many families to build a new home. Our team has already built 3 new beautiful homes with more soon to be underway.

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If you're interested in building a new home this year, we invite you to consider Trickle Creek. Contact us to setup a visit.

Ask the Builders
QUESTION: We'd like to have some exterior remodeling done this year which includes building a new large deck. After hearing so many varied opinions, what is your take on wood vs. composite decking?
ANSWER:� Let's consider your options. Generally, your two wood types are cedar and pressure-treated fir. Treated lumber, being the least expensive, often comes at a higher moisture content and can sometimes crack, shrink and twist as it dries. Next you have cedar which is considered most aesthetically pleasing as well having great benefits such as low moisture absorption, rot-resistance and great longevity. Cedar costs more and is softer compared to other options. Lastly, you have composite decking which is a relatively new industry product. Composite decks are made of a combination of wood chips and plastic. They're more expensive than wood but generally have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance. However, these decks may fade and darken over time and can sometimes be too hot or cold for bare feet. Though there are many exceptions, we typically prefer to build cedar decks.

If you have a decking or other question you'd like to ask, contact us!

All the best,
Red Hills Construction Team