John Harpster Construction Inc.
648 Park Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

805 886-8663 or
541 326-8668


Thank you for viewing my website. I hope I have successfully conveyed my passion for building. I want to credit my clients and the fine architects, craftsmen and artists who’ve helped me fulfill this passion. I would be honored to join you in your building project, no matter the size or scope. Please call or write me to discuss your construction needs. I would also be happy to show you more examples of my work not pictured here.




More Testimonials

“We met with many architects, builders and contractors, and we knew from our initial visit with John that he was the man for us. Knowing we would be spending a lot of time together, it was important that we felt a connection. John was able to take our ideas and turn them into reality. He designed and built our home into something we never imagined we could have. He spent countless hours walking us through every detail of the remodel with patience, diplomacy and humor—not an easy task between two people who have very different opinions about what should be done! John was on the job every single day and his attention to the quality of the work and the details was endless. If anyone on the crew was not performing his job to John’s standards, he would do it himself. Amazing! We lived on our property during construction, and each day John would greet us and keep us apprised of what to expect that day and future days. This communication was essential for us and John had the foresight to make sure we always had our concerns addressed before anything became a problem.”

Jackie Wilda and Julie Gjovik, Talent, Oregon (home remodel)


“From first design to finished project, I found John to be professional, knowledgeable, and resourceful. The subcontractors he brought into my home were most talented and caring also. John brought a long history of experience, evident by the calm approach to each challenge. We all did our homework and were able to communicate -- with tape measure and humor. This was a wonderful project, thanks to John, who managed it so well.”

JoAnn Prujan, Ashland, Oregon (kitchen remodel)


"John Harpster Construction's performance was beyond the expected. The creative perspective he brought to the job, along with his experienced team of associated craftsmen, was a delightful departure from the mundane, ordinary construction operation. His ingenuity, integrity, and timely construction practices were well appreciated."

Ron Pulice, Santa Barbara, California (custom home)






-A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, Oxford University Press, 1977

-The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander, Oxford University Press, 1979

-The Soul of a Tree by George Nakashima, Kodansha International, 1981

-The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka, The Tauton Press, 1998

-The New Natural House Book by David Pearson, Simon and Schuster, 1989

-Of Earth and Timbers by Bainbridge Bunting, University of New Mexico Press, 1974

-100 of the World’s Best Houses, Images Publishing, 2002

-Gaviotas-A Village to Reinvent the World by Alan Weisman, Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 1998

-Japanese Folk Houses by Norman F. Carver Jr., Documan Press Ltd., 1984

-Frederick Law Olmstead, Designing the American Landscape by Charles E. Beverage and Paul Rocheleau, Rizzoli International Publications, 1995

-Bernard Maybeck, Visionary Architect by Sally B. Woodbridge, Abbeville Press, 1992






site design by