Oregon Builders Who Oversee Work Themselves

For more than 32 years, Jim Guild Construction has offered excellent craftsmanship in the design and building of custom homes in Central Oregon. He and his wife, Nunzie, who met by chance in 1995 because of similar last names (“Gould” and “Guild”), bring unique focus and invaluable skills to new home construction. Jim brings a wealth of building experience; Nunzie brings a great sense of artistic design and proportion. Both share a passion for preserving natural resources—and for finding creative ways to make one’s home more comfortable and livable.

Unlike other Oregon builders who send out an impersonal project manager, Jim and Nunzie are onsite interfacing with homeowners and subcontractors at every turn of the building process. This degree of involvement keeps each client’s construction on track while maintaining the spirit of the original design.

Take the team’s splendid restoration of H.J. Overturf Home on Congress Street, which has earned industry-wide acclaim, and their Deschutes River Ranch home, which was awarded six of the eight possible honors from Central Oregon’s Tour of Homes in 2012. Both properties show their ability to create something “special.” They also make it a point to hire sub-contractors who are true tradesmen specializing in woodworking, cabinetry, wrought iron, masonry, tile, glass, sculpture, and landscaping.

Design Continuity

Homes that this partnership builds flow. A lot of consideration is given to connecting the inside and outside experience for the homeowner. Architects call this good proportion; homeowners call this amazingly wonderful.


Before designing a home, the two partners think about the comfort of multiple generations and people’s changing needs over time. Before drawing a room layout, they think about what needs to happen in this “space.” With this insight, comes exceptional attention to detail that adds greater comfort and livability in the home for all.

Numerous Awards

In 2012, their home in Deschutes River Ranch won Best of Show for Central Oregon’s Tour of Homes, plus received five other recognitions for Best Feature, Best Architectural Design, Best Value, Best Interior Finish, and Best Landscape. In addition to these awards by the Builders Association, they have received awards from the City of Bend for Bend beautification work, and 6 awards from the Association of Realtors for Building A Better Central Oregon.

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