Meet the Thordarsons
Kristian grew up in Washington and moved to Oregon to attend college at Oregon State University. He graduated in 2001, with a degree in environmental science, and then started his career in environmental consulting. It did not take long before Kristian realized that he was better suited to work hands-on in the construction business. After leaving environmental consulting, Kristian jumped into the construction world. He worked as a project manager for an environmental construction firm, a project manager for a nationwide general contracting firm, and the operations manager for a worldwide water and environmental drilling firm. At the end of 2011, he and his wife Heather decided it was time to go out on their own and lay the groundwork for a new venture.
Chasing their dreams
In April of 2012, Thordarson Construction was founded with a focus on high-end remodels and additions with an emphasis of working on the historic homes of Portland. In early 2014, Kristian and Heather started Thordarson Farms in Oregon City with 5 female alpacas. Now the herd is almost 50 strong and includes the prestigious and coveted Supreme Dark National Champion Female for 2020 award. They welcomed their first son in 2015 and their second in 2018. Needless to say, life got busy!
A new adventure
After losing a good friend to cancer in 2017, Kristian and Heather decided life was too hectic and made the decision to start looking to move to Central Oregon to simplify their lives and focus on their growing family and farm. In 2018, they purchased the property of their dreams and immediately started making preparations to move their family and alpacas to Redmond. Rather than bringing their construction business to Central Oregon with them, they decided to focus on just one aspect of the construction industry. Looking for a high-quality, established and reputable company, they found The Hardwood Floor Company and knew they made the right choice.
Kristian and Heather took ownership of The Hardwood Floor Company (The HFC) in January of 2020. They are beyond excited to work with so many excellent employees, the wonderful residents of Central Oregon, and the many general contractors and designers that call Central Oregon home. Kristian brings an experienced general contractor background and understands the challenges they may face. His vast range of knowledge in the field and many years of service makes him a formidable leader of The Hardwood Floor Company. From all of our crew here, we are very excited to welcome him & his lovely family as the new faces of The HFC.