Jan Lewis, Founder
Certified Master Builder®

Jan began with a bachelors degree in business administration and over 12 years with Portland’s largest commercial contractor, Hoffman Construction Company, where she learned the ropes of project management, estimating and field office management. In 1990 Jan started Tryon Creek Construction out of her own less than perfect home building experience. She has been focusing on residential construction, having planned and completed numerous homes for satisfied clients throughout the Portland area ever since.

Jan received the Certified Master Builder® designation in 2002. This certification is earned by only a select group of homebuilders who have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism through passing tough scrutiny, completing classes, and passing academic testing by the State of Oregon.

Jan is committed to the building community and strives for the construction industry’s improvement. Since 1994 she has been a member of the Home Builders Association and served as the organization’s President in 2014. Jan has also sat on building code panels and advisory committees, is active in her church and neighborhood association. Jan has been appointed by the Governor to a second 4-year term on the Oregon Residential and Manufactured Structures Board where she serves as Chairman, advising the Director of the State Building Codes Division and the Board on technical and scientific issues.

Please contact Jan if you have any questions!

The Team

Jan has developed a group of artisans and craftsmen to work on your project; each of her over thirty crews are masters at their trade. These professionals form a comprehensive array to cover any trade skill needed for the job at hand and maintain a pride in their work they have guaranteed over the years. Many have worked with Jan from her first new home construction project and continue to be part of her team.

This teamwork and long-standing relationship allows Tryon Creek to offer superb customer service and quick turn around for your project.


Since 1990 Tryon Creek Construction has been building custom homes and remodeling existing residences.

Having Tryon Creek Construction build our home was the chance to have our design exactly the way we wanted. The entire process was enjoyable because Jan runs an honest company, full of integrity and is very thorough. We were kept involved and informed from the initial design process, through the final construction. We experienced no problems during the construction that weren’t quickly resolved.  We would recommend Jan without hesitation for every component of the building process.

Steven & Cynthia Streimer