Need a builder to get the process started? Approved for their quality home building and sustainable building practices, a Pringle Creek Community builder can make your dream a reality.


Better Builders of Oregon, a specialized custom green builder based in the Willamette Valley, has over 30 years of experience in the custom residential construction industry. Better Builders has been using innovation and exceptional skill to build high value custom energy efficient homes around the State of Oregon.   With an eye for detail and a work ethic built on honesty and integrity, Better Builders constructs homes suited to the individual needs of each client.   They pride themselves on being able to offer options and solutions by listening and understanding their client’s needs and budget, applying their understanding of a wide variety of construction methods and materials to each project and delivering a quality home within budget and on time.

While Better Builders has experience with a variety of construction methods and materials, their preferred method of construction is with ICF (Insulated concrete forms) which provide faster construction, superior insulation and energy efficiency, greater sound barrier, higher fire rating, and more stability than wood framing and other construction methods.  Owner Jerry Spivey has been building with ICF for 20 years now, making him one of the most experienced and knowledgeable ICF experts around.  We challenge you to find another builder with more ICF experience and knowledge.

Better Builders welcomes you to the job sites in Pringle Creek where you can view the unique and interesting ICF process and or completed homes.   If you have questions on their process, ICF or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Jerry Spivey at or call 541.929.6649.




After graduating from University of Oregon School of Architecture, Phil Klaus worked in architectural offices for 12 years until leaving to begin his career as a contractor. Spectra Construction has now been designing and building challenging projects of distinctive and unique designs for over 30 years. Spectra has focused almost exclusively on creating homes that are energy efficient and sustainable. During the design and build process, considerable attention is devoted to the many factors that lead to an exciting, artful and healthy lifestyle.


Winsome Construction Team

Winsome Construction Team

Winsome Construction is a third generation builder advancing the field of green building with high performance structures and sustainable construction practices. Winsome builds LEED and energy-efficient homes that are exquisitely crafted and support a healthy lifestyle, and provides commercial and remodel services as well throughout Salem, Portland, and McMinnville areas.

An Energy Star and Earth Advantage certified builder, Winsome has completed projects using Ferrocement, steel framing, Cobb, ICF construction, and advanced wood framing techniques. They have experience with the construction of bioswales, rainwater catchment, gray water reclamation, and irrigation systems. Winsome focuses on the efficient use of natural resources in projects with the use of FSC Certified, Reclaimed and Recycled materials, job site waste recycling, home deconstruction & reclamation of materials when appropriate, and built-in home recycling systems. Structures are tight and efficient utilizing high quality materials and superior construction methods to ensure that they will serve their inhabitants well for generations. They emphasize energy conservation & efficiency both in the construction and the continued functioning of the structure over its lifetime. Standard techniques and technologies include spray foam insulation, super insulated floors & ceilings, low E glazed windows, energy star appliances & fixtures, Compaq fluorescent and LED lights, radiant floor heating, heat pumps, zone heating, solar water panels & more.