Niles McArthur is a General Contractor with 20 years experience in the trades. Together with his wife Jessica, brother Chance, and a small crew Tricks of the Trades helps clients remodel, restore, and repair their Oregon homes. We have developed relationships with professional sub-contractors over the years who help us as needed.

Niles is an artist which helps lend a creative eye to his remodeling work. Our clients appreciate his ability to suggest ways their home improvement projects can have less of an impact on the environment, and their project budgets.

Because we are invested in this business as a family and a team we recognize each project is about the process as much as the product. We work closely with our clients and hope to create long term working relationships.

We have been awarded the Super Service Award from Angie's List for 3 years in a row and were featured in the "Fix- it" issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

What You Can Expect From Our Team

During your initial contact via either phone or email with Jessica we will discuss your project to see if we are a good fit for your needs. We can discuss the size and scope of the project, potential timeline, your expectations and any initial work you may have done. We also will discuss the design process, construction documents and permits.

At this time we can schedule a time for Niles to meet with you and walk the project. While photos are always helpful, we like to personally meet each and every potential client to discuss their individual project needs. Weather it is a whole attic conversion, a kitchen remodel, or just a paint job Niles is the General Contractor who works on every project.

Portland Home Remodeling Services

  • Portland Home Remodels
  • EPA Certified Lead Based Paint Renovator
  • Certified Wedi tile system installer
  • Residential Painting Services
  • Small Commercial
  • Home Additions and Renovations
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Updates & Redesigns
  • Tile Floors, Countertops & Backsplashes
  • Custom Carpentry and Wood Work
  • Replacement of Doors and Windows
  • Installation of Patios, Decks & Fences
  • Basement, Attic, and Garage Conversions
  • Creative home remodel projects
  • Skimstone Application
  • Handyman Projects

Tricks of the Trades