Black Butte Lodge and Sunrise Water Authority Administrative & Field Operations Facility Named Winners of 2024 DJC Top Projects

We’re proud to announce that two of our projects are 2024 DJC Top Projects Winners! Black Butte Ranch Lodge and Sunrise Water Authority’s Administrative Office & Field Operations Facility were among the list to receive a Top Projects award this year.

Congratulations to all the Top Projects this year and thank you to all our project teammates for making this possible.

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company’s Portland Office Welcomes Kevin Owens as Project Executive

As Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company (KNCC) continues to grow and expand our Portland Metro area market, we’re excited and proud to announce a new addition to our team.

KNCC is excited to welcome Kevin Owens to our team as Project Executive. Kevin holds over 28 years of construction experience, starting out as a concrete carpenter to most recently operating as President of Seabold Construction. Kevin brings a breadth of experience in a wide range of markets, including multi-family, mixed-use, industrial, office, and assisted-living construction. His expertise will be a vital addition to our team as we continue to expand into additional markets and deliver exceptional execution for our current clients.

Kevin, while reflecting on his career leading up to this change, is looking forward to the new opportunity at KNCC. “Closing the chapter on Seabold Construction is bittersweet, as it marked the end of an incredible journey filled with growth and learning. As I embark on a new adventure with KNCC, I am thrilled to bring with me the wealth of experience and expertise gained over the years,” said Kevin. “The opportunity to contribute to such an amazing company is both humbling and exhilarating. Together, we will build a future that surpasses all expectations.”

KNCC President, Jason Terry, LEED AP, is excited about Kevin’s addition to the team and sees it as the next step towards continued growth. “Kevin Owens has built an outstanding career developing relationships and building a significant footprint of projects throughout the Portland Metro Area and beyond,” Jason said. “Through his new role at KNCC, Kevin will help deliver the KNCC mission to many more clients and communities.”

Jeff Deswert Names Next President of Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co.

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company (KNCC) is excited to announce that Jason Terry, LEED AP has become the company’s third President. Jason joined KNCC in 2012 as a Project Manager, then opened the Pendleton office in 2014 as the region’s Division Manager. Jason and his wife moved back to Bend in 2019 and began to prepare for this transition.

With continued growth in mind, KNCC announced the promotions of additional key team members to the role of Vice President. Alec Hansen, most recently a General Superintendent with a 23-year tenure, will lead project execution and operations. Chris Prahl, who joined the team 17 years ago, is shifting from managing the Portland office operations to oversee business development and marketing. Formerly a Senior Project Manager, Mike Lawrence has taken on leadership of the finance department. Additionally, Mike Taylor, longtime Vice President and business leader with Jeff, will maintain his role focusing on preconstruction and risk management.

As a key part of KNCC’s planned succession efforts, former President Jeff Deswert will operate as Chairman of the Board of Directors. After starting his career working at Mt. Bachelor, Jeff began his commercial construction career in 1986 as one of the first employees of KNCC working out of founder Kirby Nagelhout’s house in Bend. He advanced within the company through the operations ranks before taking on the role as the company’s second President in 2010, following 25 years of leadership from Kirby Nagelhout. During Jeff’s tenure as President, he expanded KNCC’s footprint by opening permanent regional offices in Portland and Pendleton and grew the operations into Washington. As a result, KNCC’s annual volume grew from $26M to over $200M in those 13 years.

This new leadership team will open the doors to KNCC’s newly built Bend office next year and will continue KNCC’s growth and service to our communities for many years to come.


Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company and Hennebery Eddy Architects Selected for City of Bend Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus

BEND, Ore. (August 2, 2022) – Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company and Hennebery Eddy Architects were selected by the City of Bend to design and construct its new Juniper Ridge Public Works Campus that will bring together the City’s engineering and infrastructure planning, fleet, transportation and mobility, and utilities functions, currently in three separate locations. The 26.5-acre site will include administrative and employee support spaces, fleet maintenance, shop and warehouse facilities, vehicle wash and storage spaces, and other specialized areas, and will improve efficiencies among municipal functions.

The City selected the team for a progressive design-build project delivery partnership, which allows all parties to collaborate from the beginning of the effort. The streamlined design decision-making and communication between owner, designer, and contractor results in faster project completion and leverages everyone’s expertise from early design through occupancy.  Kirby Nagelhout and Hennebery Eddy, both with offices in Bend, have experience together in design-build project delivery, and are well-versed in sustainable, energy efficient, and net-positive design in Central Oregon’s unique, high-desert climate. They have partnered on other projects in Oregon.

“We are inspired by the City of Bend’s commitment to creating an equitable, inclusive workplace and doing so in an environmentally responsible manner that respects the physical site and surroundings of the campus,” said Hennebery Eddy associate principal Camilla Cok, AIA, who is leading the design work. “Central Oregon is a special place and connecting people to nature through the workplace is a unique opportunity.”

“The City of Bend has set a high bar for their Juniper Ridge Campus.  As a leading design-build contractor, Kirby Nagelhout Construction is extremely proud to be part of the City’s vision to deliver the best value program for its employees, the local construction community, and the community,” said Mike Custer, KNCC senior project manager and lead project manager for the Juniper Ridge project.

Kirby Nagelhout and Hennebery Eddy are collocated for the Juniper Public Works Campus project. Design work began in early 2022; the City of Bend anticipates construction completion in late 2025.

Redmond Municipal Builds New Facility For Snow Removal Equipment

Deschutes Public Library Selects Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company as General Contractor for Bond-funded Construction Projects

We’re overjoyed to announce our role as CM/GC for two Deschutes County Public Library projects: the new Central Library as well as the Redmond Library.

In the Cascade Business News article, our President, Jeff Deswert, states: “Public projects like these Libraries have a more significant impact on the communities they serve than other projects that come along. This gives us the opportunity to continue to invest our efforts in the community that has provided for us. We support Central Oregon in many ways and now we have the opportunity to support our families that live, learn and play here in Central Oregon.”

We would like to extend our gratitude to Deschutes County Libraries for granting us this opportunity to partner with them on these projects. We are immensely proud of our team for their hard work in this process and are excited to start construction next year!

First Certified Net-Zero Public School

It was 10 years ago that we built this exciting net-zero and LEED Platinum Science and Music Building for Hood River Middle School with Opsis Architecture. It is the first certified net-zero public school building in the country!

Bend La-Pine Schools’ New High School

February 6, 2020 – Bend La-Pine Schools is building its newest high school and KNCC is proud to be their general contractor. The 265,000 square foot high school was designed by BBT Architects and is located on an 48-acre site in southeast Bend. It will have 59 classrooms, a 600-seat auditorium, two gymnasiums, football stadium, sports fields, and a media center which will be the focal point of the school. The high school is scheduled to be open for learning in September 2021!

KNCC Wins 2019 Commercial Builder of the Year Award

January 27, 2020 – The Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) announced that Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company is the recipient of the 2019 Commercial Builder of the Year award. COBA is a non-profit committed to promoting high ethical standards within the building industry. KNCC is proud to serve Central Oregon as a leading general contractor, building a strong, vibrant future for every community we serve.

Sherman County Courthouse Wins 2019 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

November 11, 2019 – We are excited to share the news that our Sherman County Courthouse project with Hennebery Eddy Architects​ won the 2019 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from Restore Oregon​. Completed in July of 2018, the Sherman County Courthouse addition and renovation of the historic two-story courthouse built in 1899, included a new 15,000 sf building housing courtroom space and administrative offices. The rehabilitation preserved certain historic features, restored the original paint colors, and installed a new cupola to replicate the storm-damaged original.