Our job is a fulfilling one: We improve old houses which means beautification, conserving our heritage, improving neighborhoods and raising individual levels of happiness.
We work to tap the greatness of individuals, focus resources on the betterment of Portland, and to serve the greatest need. We heighten awareness of heritage and promote civic pride in order to foster community identity. We concentrate on health, education, poverty and where our unique skill set can be put to best use.
We have launched the McCulloch Foundation to maximize our philanthropic work. The Foundation devotes resources to causes we feel strongly about and where they will have the greatest impact. We’re working to address the housing crisis.
Perpetually Uplifting Portland.
This is what drives every decision in our Organizations. From our Foundation to our private Design and Build team, we strive to create value for the betterment of our city and the people that bring it to life.
Fairview House Story
This article provides a play-by-play of McCulloch Construction in action: Saving a community landmark from degradation and decay, providing housing, hope and beauty to a community in need.
John McCulloch Visits the Salem Rotary Club
A community conversation about McCulloch Foundation, which attacks homelessness through affordable housing by adapting existing housing stock to create micro-communities.
English Cottage Walkthrough
John meets realtor Jarrin Benson for a walk-through of the English Cottage, and a conversation about the inspiration and design behind this McCulloch Construction classic.
Historic Emma Austin House
McCulloch Construction wins an award for saving a key Lake Oswego Landmark, originally built by Joseph Jacobberger. Learn about “The Mysterious 1910 Emma Austin Stone House” In Lake Oswego.
Markham House Saved by Neighbors Efforts
KOIN 6 reports on the community engagement behind saving the historic Markham House. Hundreds of citizens partnered with McCulloch Construction to raise awareness toward saving this iconic home from the wrecking-ball.
Where We Live: The Markham House
KOIN 6 reports on the progress mid-project at the historic Markham House.
The Docent’s Guide to the Markham House
Learn about the Historic Markham House: the cornerstone of Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Neighborhood. This home was designed as a sales model to launch Laurelhurst, and after a century, fell into disrepair. McCulloch Construction stepped in to save this priceless heirloom.
Renovation Roundup by McCoy Millworks
John joins Renovation Roundup to talk about the housing crisis, and the universal benefits of saving old homes. This extensive and entertaining conversation sheds light on the methods and philosophy behind McCulloch Construction.
HB2007 Testimony from June 22 Legislative Hearing
John McCulloch provides impassioned testimony against Oregon HB2007 (a developer-backed bill to stop preservation), detailing his vision of how government policy and private-sector production can address needs of housing supply.
We do more yet by helping with about forty non-profits and charities including:
- The Oregon Food Bank
- The Rebuilding Center
- The Salvation Army
- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- The Marshall Home
- The Habitat for Humanity
- The Oregon Symphony
- Portland State University
- The University of Oregon
- Oregon Public Broadcasting
- The Knight Cancer Challenge
- Adventists Hospital
- The ARC
- David Douglas High School
- The Portland Rose Festival Foundation
- Rose Festival Scholarship Fund
- Llewellyn Elementary
- Sellwood Middle School
- The Oregon Bach Festival
- Grant High School
- La Salle High School
- St. Agatha’s School