About Us

Solstice Custom Homes was formed in 2011 by husband and wife team Alan & Lisa DeHarpport. We welcome clients who want to get involved with the construction process. Making your home truly unique is what the custom build process is all about!

Alan has been surrounded by new construction his entire life, and grew up in family of local Portland builders. He currently sits on the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland Board of Directors and Clean Water Services Advisory Committee. In addition to a contractor’s license, he also holds an active real estate license in Oregon and owns real estate brokerage Roundstone Properties, LLC. He is a past Planning Commissioner for the City of Beaverton and has received numerous awards and recognition in the new construction industry throughout his career. He was born in Portland and attended local schools and received a BA from University of Puget Sound in 1986.

Lisa is the interior design and landscaping consultant for Solstice Custom Homes. She has worked with a wide variety of styles and enjoys creating combinations of colors and materials to match each client’s unique taste. She also grew up in Portland and received a BA from University of Puget Sound.

Together, Alan & Lisa offer experienced, local, professional talent that you won’t find anywhere else. Contact us today to discover the benefits of working with Solstice Custom Homes!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

How long does it take to build?

Generally, it takes about four to six months to complete a home after the foundation is poured. Every site has specific factors that must be accounted for. For example, smaller homes take less time to build. Sloped lots require additional time for excavation, foundation and landscaping. The time of year is also a factor. Homes take less time to build in the summer.

How do I know what’s included in the price?

A complete list of specifications is included with every sale. Allowances for many items such as flooring, counters, appliances, cabinets, and light fixtures are established based on up front discussions with buyers to determine what is desired. Details include the manufacturer, model number, and color. In many cases, photographs are included.

Can I bring my own Realtor?

We welcome real estate brokers and use the standard Residential New Construction Real Estate Sales Agreement. A 2.5% Buyer’s Agency Commission is included in all pricing. Alan DeHarpport is also a licensed real estate broker in Oregon.

Where can I see a finished home?

Most of our homes are custom built. Please contact us via email to arrange for a showing of one of our new homes.

Who are your vendors?

We have long established working relationships with many of our vendors. They include Ferguson Enterprises (plumbing fixtures), Direct Source International (flooring and counters), Western Pacific Building Supply (doors, hardware, railings, moldings and millwork) , Standard TV & Appliance (appliances), Mutual Materials (exterior stone), Pacific Crest Custom Cabinetry (cabinets), Globe Lighting (light fixtures). We would be happy to arrange meetings at our vendors showrooms with you in person.

 

Green Building

Innovative Green Building techniques offer constantly changing options for today’s energy-conscious home buyer. Eco-friendly, innovative features including touchpad controls for heat, blinds, sound, and security, electric vehicle charging stations, Nest thermostats, three zone furnaces, blown-in wall insulation, tankless instant gas water heaters, fluorescent lighting, and rain gardens are just a few of the energy-efficient options available in today’s modern homes.

While Oregon code compliance ensures every home we build meets stringent standards for energy consumption, insulation, and heat loss, Energy Star and Earth Advantage have become two leading standards within the home building industry.

Warranty Information

 

 

 

Customer satisfaction is Solstice Custom Homes’ number one priority.  We stand behind our work offering 10 year warranty for all structural components of the house including framing, roofing, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.  We provide a standard one year warranty for all cosmetic components of the house including sheetrock, door and window latches, electric plugs and switches, light and plumbing fixtures, fireplaces, moldings, flooring and counters giving peace of mind to every client.  We are locally owned and operated allowing us to respond to customers promptly.

 

Contractor Profile

Since 1995, Alan DeHarpport has successfully navigated the highs and lows of the Portland area residential real estate market as a developer, builder, and broker. Solstice Custom Homes is poised to continue the successful custom home building trend by providing personal attention to customers, ensuring each finished home exceeds expectations.

Starting with the plan and specifications, multiple meetings are held to ask questions and provide feedback for all changes desired. A final specifications list is established prior to construction. Additional changes can be made using change orders during construction.

Alan DeHarpport has a long history in the home building industry. His father was also a builder who developed and built over 1,200 homes in Washington County, Oregon from 1960-1990. Alan grew up working summer jobs for various subcontractors including construction site clean up, concrete foundations, landscaping, and surveying. Some of Alan’s previous projects in Washington County include Woodcreek Estates (26 lots), Thompson Knoll (18 lots), Cedar Crossing (22 lots), Parker Woods (26 lots), Sunrise Heights (21 lots), Sunrise at Cooper Mountain (60 lots), Stewart Heights (22 lots), Greensward Park (26 lots), Redstone (54 lots), and Spruce Woods (28 lots).

Alan’s expertise and relationships with local jurisdictions foster prompt government approvals and permits. He oversees all aspects of the process including planning, engineering, construction, permitting, inspections, surveying, environmental compliance, and consultant management. Alan also holds an active real estate license in Oregon and is the managing principal broker at Roundstone properties, LLC.