testimonials


...You run a great project. I wish all the builders I work with were half as organized and professional as you! Best wishes to you for many more beautiful homes and satisfied customers. (Steve and Jill are just thrilled with their new home and can’t wait to move out there!)...

Thanks Paul,

    Gail Harrison, Lender


Paul,

Jody and I had a unique experience with you and your team. We built a home on the Oregon coast while living 2,000 miles away in Iowa. We started out 2 years ago, looking for a home that was already built that we wanted to retire in. After looking at multiple homes, we just could not find one that met our expectations. Once we looked at several Caruana homes, and met Paul, we knew we had found a builder we could trust to make our dreams come true. Now that we have lived in our dream home for almost 3 months, we can honestly say, you lived up to our expectations. Your attention to every little detail makes our home our dream home. You were very helpful with suggestions whenever we had a hard time making a decision. You also came up with several options for upgrading or enlarging the home, but in the end, stayed very close to our original budget. Thank you for making our dream come true!

    Steve and Jody Heverly, Homeowners


We chose Paul as our builder because of his high level of quality and style. Paul was a pleasure to work with throughout both the design and building stages. He worked closely with architect, Dietmar Goebel, to insure that the design of the house matched our vision. Paul was always happy to suggest design ideas that enhanced our design ideas.With his sense of style and talent the team work paid off and created the exact house we were envisioning.

Paul's building expertise and standards are seen in the clean and organized environment his sub contractors create. Our project moved along very efficiently with Paul encouraging constant communication. Even though Paul was busy building other houses, he always treated us as if we were his only clients.

    Walter and Trish Bright, Homeowners


We bought a Caruana home after seeing the excellent, thoughtful and careful work that was put into it. Paul builds the best houses of the best quality, a really unusual characteristic today. He has a real eye for detail, and has a great ability to envision the final house which allows him to make sure that nothing is overlooked. He is simply a quality builder.

......"We are ever more impressed with our home, 6 months after living in it, than we were when we purchased it!.....a true and unexpected delight."

    Jack and Marie Eiting, Homeowners


We bought the first ocean front lot at Pinehurst with high expectations of a quality development with eastern seaboard-style architecture, and finally decided to build five years later after being introduced to Paul Caruana of Caruana Inc. Five years was a long time to wait but nothing in that time frame had inspired us to contact a builder or architect until viewing the construction methods, creativity and timeless quality that his firm provides. The attention to detail, specifications and vision for space and design has been unparalleled to any other building or construction opportunity we have ever been involved with. Seeing was believing for us! In 50 years people will struggle to articulate when it was actually built – a classic home built by a true craftsman! Thanks Paul!

    Brian and Jill Faherty, Owners and founders of Schoolhouse Electric Co.


Paul brought his expertise and creativity to building our beach cottage - making it better than what we even dreamed it might be. We worried that building a new home would be stressful - the Caruana team made it fun. The guys on site were always friendly, competent and willing to go the extra step to making sure our house was built exceptionally well and beautifully presented. They are a class act!

Paul's perspective was great. He laid out ideas and creative options for us that we would have never known about and it made our home a better place. He makes sure that every detail is done perfectly.

We could depend on Paul - his team, his schedule and his vision were all top notch.

    Anne Fennessy, Partner - Cocker Fennessy


We would recommend Paul Caruana as a builder, without hesitation, to anyone. We have had a lot of experience working with general contractors and a variety of subcontractors and we have never had such a positive experience.

Paul has a terrific sense of design aesthetics, an uncompromising focus on quality workmanship, a dedication to keeping the project moving forward on schedule and budget, and a positive, professional attitude at all times.

Some of the special things that stand out are:

  • Paul's enthusiastic willingness to work with us on modifying design and finish details even though we purchased the house well into construction. He didn't overwhelm us with change order charges, just worked with us to satisfy our requests in a win-win fashion.
  • Paul's vision for finishing details (from lighting fixtures to the slab countertops) were so aesthetically sound that we modified very little.
  • There was not a single "surprise" that we had to contend with on either budget or schedule. His communication with us was excellent.

But the strongest indicator of what an exceptional builder he is to work with has come in the months and years since our home was completed: Paul continues to be extremely responsive to any issues or questions that we have, long after our one-year new home warranty has expired.

    Bill and Sharon Robbins, Homeowners


To anyone searching for a fabulous builder,

Our dream became reality thanks to Paul Caruana. He built our beach home at Arch Cape, OR in 2003 and we consider that year of our lives to be one of the most positive and exciting yet.

By beginning with the big picture and planning on a high quality level we avoided the dreaded "upgrade" concept you hear about so often when people build a home. The starting point was totally top notch. Although we never felt pressured or pushed by Paul to stretch beyond our comfort zone, he was always reminding us that we would not regret our decisions to go with high quality materials. And he was right. Even so, highest quality woodwork, tile, windows and such would be nothing if not artfully arranged. Paul's ability to envision the final product makes him able to place each door, window and cabinet to take full advantage of the expert craftsmanship of his crew.

Paul is a wonderful manager. He schedules well and is able to keep the project moving. His relationship with his crew and sub-contractors was great. The level of cooperation, friendliness and enthusiasm on the job site is a real tribute to Paul's people skills and high integrity. Everyone involved loves Paul and was happy to be a part of his team, proud to be creating a wonderful home together.

Our home was completed on time and with no budgeting surprises. It was a fun process and we love the beautiful home Paul built. What more could we want?

If you're hoping to find a great builder, go to Paul Caruana. You'll find his communication style to be clear, yet fun. At times it was hard to tell who was most excited about the project, Paul or us. All of this allowed us to feel completely comfortable as "out of town" clients. We trust Paul completely and he never disappointed us. For Complete Satisfaction, we rate Paul a FIVE STAR, 10 out of 10!

If you ever would like to see Paul's work in person, we would be proud to show you through our home. But beware: you'll have to hear about all the fun stories and unique details you might not catch on your own! Thanks for the opportunity to share our wonderful experience with you.

    Larry and Leisha Tuell, Homeowners


It was truly a pleasure working with Paul on the creation of what we consider to be our ocean front retirement home. My wife and I have had several homes built over the years and it is easy to say that this was the most pleasurable and enjoyable experience we have had in respect to building.

It is rare when you find someone who is as passionate, detail oriented and generally excited about creating and building a home. Paul Caruana is clearly all of those things and more.

We felt that the elements Paul brought to the design, build and finish were innovative, fresh and timeless in regards to style.

To say that we are happy, excited and totally satisfied about our home is clearly an understatement. We would highly recommend Paul Caruana and Caruana Inc. to anybody considering building a High End home.

    Jeff and Danielle Bergren, Homeowners


Dear Paul,

Diana and I would like to thank you and your team for designing and constructing our amazing beach cottage. Our first year on the beach was nothing short of a dream come true! Your painstaking attention to detail and consistent communication resulted in a home with warmth and comfort from day one. Your construction material decisions and clever suggestions continue to pay dividends not only in style and functionality but durability. Your attention to detail and high level of professionalism throughout your team made the construction process a fun ride.

The design and craftsmanship of our home will not only stand the test of time but years of winter storms with the two us safe inside next to the fireplace.

Thank You!

    Troy and Diana Podoll, Homeowners


We are so fortunate to have stumbled upon Pinehurst and Paul Caruana of Caruna, Inc. for the construction of our Gearhart home.

Paul is passionate about his craft....an 'Artistic Visionary' with an eye for timeless detail and design. Paul and his carefully selected subs brought building expertise and quality workmanship to the 20 month project. He was always willing to look beyond the plans to suggest design enhancements and creative finishing.

Thank you, Paul !

    Sharon and Eric Krask, Homeowners


Several years ago we embarked on a journey to build our home on the Oregon coast. Now that our home is built and we have moved in, Kathy and I would like to thank you and your team for all your hard work and dedication to our "little" project. From our initial meeting where we scratched out ideas on a napkin at the Pacific Way Café, this endeavor has been a complete partnership. Your vision, your attention to detail, your professionalism, and more importantly your patience with us during all the decision making was nothing less than extraordinary. In the end we now have our dream house and a very good friend.

Thank you,

    Jay and Kathy Memmott, Homeowners