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- Kitchen, Dining and Living Room, Stair, and Hallway Remodel  ///  designed and built by The Jack + Mare

Rocky Butte Kitchen + Dining


"Working with Terah Beth and Justin (The Jack & Mare) was a wonderful experience. We wanted a kitchen remodel, which ended up cascading into living room, hallway, and stairwell/entry. They were very upfront and honest from the beginning about the cost for a project of that scope. Once they had finished their current project, the focus was 100% on us during the duration of our project. As we have two young children and two pets, I appreciated knowing specific details about timeline, and when we had to be out of the house vs when we could be home. Thankfully, Justin's schedule went according to plan and the kitchen was finished at the exact time he had told me from the beginning. The site was always cleaned up at the end of each day, which is important considering small children. Terah Beth and Justin also were great with kids and made an effort to get to know everyone in the family, including pets!

Terah Beth thinks of all the details so that those are all lined up and ready to go when the time comes, such as material choices for counters, appliances, hardware, backsplash, etc. The team is very organized and are skilled at making your vision a reality. They do not compromise on quality, so all items that Terah Beth and Justin suggest are going to be backed by their confidence, and this goes for their subcontractors as well. When we had an issue with a couple of dings left by some subcontractors, TB and Justin made sure those were resolved.

Terah Beth was very considerate, and treated us like friends, in how she got a microwave thrown in with our appliance package to surprise us, coordinated a phenomenal slab of maple as our island countertop instead of the quartz, and left us a kitchen-warming gift at the end. Justin went above and beyond when we had to be out of the house and he checked on and fed our dog. We are now loving our bright, open kitchen, with so much more storage and function! Terah Beth and Justin are good people who are solution-focused and were great to work with!"
- Brittni J. (client) 


- Kitchen, Dining and Living Room Remodel  ///  designed and built by The Jack + Mare

Chautauqua Remodel

"Working with Terah Beth and Justin was a great experience. Terah Beth has a lovely design sense in addition to developing smart architectural space solutions. They didn't pressure us to move beyond our budget, and also helped us decide on opportunities to make the space our own (like a walnut countertop from a local artisan.) They scheduled sub-contractors like clockwork, and used our planned vacation for dirty jobs like refinishing the floor. We have kids, and tools were always safely put away at the end of the day and the work area was left clean. Would work with them again in a heartbeat."
   - Marissa (client)  


"Justin and Terah Beth did a kitchen remodel for us that became an entire downstairs transformation. The kitchen was taken down to the studs and we got rid of one and half walls. Changed the layout and got all new everything. From beginning to end, they were amazing to work with. Great design ideas, great at working within our budget and being realistic about costs. They were on time and very efficient, the whole thing went remarkably smoothly. Can't say enough good things about the Jack and Mare. Hope to use them for our next project."
   - Nate (client)  

 photo by Jason Quigley www.photojq.com


- Kitchen and Living Room Remodel designed and built by The Jack + Mare


"We hired Terah Beth and Justin to remodel our Mt Tabor kitchen this summer. Overall it was a great experience. Terah Beth gave us many thoughtful design solutions and always kept our budget in mind. The scheduling on the job was superb, with something happening every day to keep the job moving forward. All the subs were top notch and everyone was respectful of our home and time. Justin kept the job site clean and organized, and made sure that all details were done well. Our project was done on time and under budget. Terah Beth and Justin are wonderful and pleasant to work with and we would highly recommend them to anyone!"
   - Sylvia B. (client)  

"Thanks for BOSSYFYING our kitchen!"   - Oliver B.
( 12-year old son)


"Terah and Justin exceeded expectations by quite a bit. We had some structural issues and they still came in under budget. Justin is very careful to keep the work area clean. Terah provided tons of options. I was impressed by their professionalism. They kept us informed every step of the way. Total pros. Highly recommended."
   - Rob B. (client)  

"We spend so much more time in our new space, we love it. It’s never easy living without a kitchen but The Jack and Mare helped make the experience much easier. Despite the fact that the first day of physical work was also the first day of snowpocalypse 2017, The Jack and Mare started and ended on the day they projected! Despite changes, minor problems, upgrades, items being out of stock and my indecisiveness we had a brand new kitchen and dining room in 2.5 months. The first question most people asked us was, “When do they say its going to be done?” followed by, “Well, you’re gonna need to double that. They never finish when they say they’re going to.” Nope! Terah Beth and Justin are on top of it. Justin was there nearly every day and all the subcontractors were kind and respectful. Terah Beth is a great designer, she and I worked really well together. We could have as much or as little input we wanted. I believe we got a great value for our money. We ended up going over budget but it was for work we added to the project. We were quite under budget for the original proposed work."
   - Crissy (client)  

Terah Beth and Client Crissy enjoy a bit of wine in the beautiful new space.

*"Remodeling options abound in the metro area, so why choose the Jack + Mare design and build team? Start with quality work using quality materials while completing the project on time and on budget. Then consider the design and build process. As an efficient husband and wife team, Terah Beth and Justin are constantly exploring design ideas and plans together, often in consultation with the homeowner. That means Justin can address construction questions as design plans are being drawn up, saving time and money.  Terah Beth’s fee schedule is more than competitive, and I was equally impressed by her approach to design consultation. Have you ever dealt with designers who seemed more interested in their ideas than your own? Terah Beth views designing as a cooperative effort, from the first walk through to the finished project. A friend who recommended the Jack + Mare said that if I would just let Terah Beth wander around my kitchen she would see possibilities that I had not thought of for transforming the space. That she did, while carefully incorporating my wishes.  Two personal touches I especiallly enjoyed were the cabinet maker’s design which reflects many period details found in the doors, built-ins, and moulding of my century old house and Terah Beth’s response to an unusual request. Before retiring as an elementary teacher, I often created thematic visual displays for showcases, window boxes, and bulletin boards. With my new glass door cabinets and lots more counter space, the only thing missing was the bulletin board. Terah Beth was horrified at the prospect of some institutional-looking school or office supply unit, so she scratch-built an alternative which preserved the kitchen aesthetic.  By choosing Terah Beth and Justin, you can expect frequent, if not daily, communication, complete transparency in billing, and, if you desire, on site help selecting materials and appliances. The construction phase is marked by courteous, friendly crews and Justin’s thorough clean up at the end of each day.  “Love your space” is the slogan used by The Jack + Mare design and build team. You will, indeed, love your space, and you will also love the people who make your space lovely." - Paul R.

a sweet note from our client on picture day :)

Justin (contractor), Terah Beth (designer) and Client Dianne


- bathroom designed and built by The Jack + Mare

"Terah Beth and Justin were great to work with. They listened, they guided and respected my novice knowledge of remodeling a bathroom. They made the process easy, were on time, professional and fun. I can't say enough about how great they made this process. They are professional and knowledgeable and are detail oriented. 

I have hired them for additional projects and will continue to work with them and refer my friends to them. They are awesome, have a high level of integrity and quality in mind at all times. Six months later, the quality of their work has continued to shine through and compliments continue to roll in from friends, myself and others that see my bathroom and kitchen too! Next is landscaping the backyard."

- Dianne F.

Anne with her daughters

Anne with her daughters


- kitchen, bathroom, living, and back porch designed and built by The Jack + Mare

"The Jack + Mare team were great to work with from start to finish, from design to putting art back on the walls. My job was a kitchen remodel that ended up including updating much of the house's plumbing & replacing the patio roof, and I appreciated their creativity, patience & good humor throughout. Everything was so clean at the end of the day you could hardly tell anyone had been here. They respected my budget limitations and were great at explaining issues and presenting the options for resolution. I always had enough information to make a good decision, and I never felt pressured to go in a particular direction. The sub-contractors they brought to the project were real pros and I appreciated that J+M were always involved.

I love my kitchen! It is full of light and beautiful cabinets, and there is no wasted space!"

- Anne H.


We hired Jack and Mare to remodel a small bathroom for our 1945 home just off of Ainsworth in NE Portland. We had some very specific needs (the bathroom is very narrow, and we have two kids that we are still bathing together at least three times per week. My wife and I were constantly stepping over each other at bath time!) and TB's help with the design was invaluable. We went through a lot of revisions and changes, and both Justin and TB kept their cool better than I would have in their shoes.

Once the job started, everything went exactly the way we were told that it would. Justin was great general contractor and caprenter, the subs were great, and everybody stayed on time and on budget. My wife and I couldn't be happier with the end result. Bath time went from being fairly unpleasant to actually being fun!

We take the work seriously, but not ourselves.