President - Owner
Growing up in the Portland area as the son of an HVAC contractor who became a builder and retired as the senior mechanical inspector for the City of Portland, it’s no surprise that I chose building and development as my path. Some of my earliest memories are racing around crawl spaces and attics, helping my dad lay out the ductwork on jobs.
I got out of the Army at 21 years old and started working on construction sites doing odd jobs, clean up, framing, siding whatever I could do to learn. Just a few short months later I started managing the developing and building of my first subdivision on 139th just north of Burnside. I still drive by it from time to time. I was 22 years old and learned very quickly that the best way to manage people and processes was to create a team atmosphere. No one wanted to listen to a 22 year old tell them what to do or how to do it, but they did want the team to accomplish the goal. From that day on relationships and mutual respect mattered most to me.
After developing hundreds of lots, building hundreds of homes and completing countless remodeling jobs for other people I decided I wanted to do it on my own. I knew I would need an amazing team. The Anlon team has grown to include the best realtors, engineers, architects, office managers, controllers, project managers and sub contractors. After all this time the one thing that has not changed is my desire to create the absolute best team to accomplish the goal. Our goal is simple, do the best job we possibly can for each and every client every day, no matter how big or small the job is.
A few years ago, just after starting Anlon Construction, I met my amazing wife who helped me realize that business is about so much more than money; it is about the experience and the relationships we create along the way. I want a company that my wife, my kids and I can all be proud of. We learn something new every day and every day we try to improve. I am one of the lucky ones. I truly get to say that I love what I do.
I was born and raised in Portland and didn’t stray too far from home when I went to school at Oregon State University. Go Beavs! I received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Speech Communication. After college I worked as an Operations Manager for a large corporation and later transitioned to gain experience in HR, Communications, and Sales.
In my spare time I love to go on adventures with my fiancé and our dog, especially to Central Oregon. I can never pass up watching action movies, going sturgeon fishing, country swing dancing, shooting archery, playing video games, or seeing my Beaver Baseball team win their third College World Series title in-person at Omaha.
I have always had a passion for operations and to bring a new perspective from the knowledge I’ve learned throughout the years. Joining Mike’s team at Anlon Custom Homes has been an incredible experience. Being able to work for a company that instills integrity, hard work, collaboration, and is dedicated to our clients is truly invaluable. I look forward to helping our customers obtain their dream home and to our next venture together.