Three generations of experience and quality service
The roots of High Tech Pacific Builders began in the late 1940’s when original founder Alexander Reusser opened for business. His crew “sidekick” and protégé was grandson, Kenneth Reusser Sr. Growing up in the industry, Ken developed a real passion for building, so by high school graduation he had already become a great asset. Ken planned to carry on the family business continuously, but while growing up he also fell in love with flying and decided to leave his Oregon home to serve in the Marine Corps. After twenty-eight years of service, as a full colonel and the most highly decorated Marine pilot in U.S. history, Ken retired. Unfortunately, during his time in the service Alexander passed away and the company was at a standstill.
Col. Kenneth L. Reusser Sr., USMC retired in 1989 after earning a Master’s Degree in Management. Taking his acquired knowledge he began planning the re-birth of the company. He started by completing the “owner-builder” program at the University of California. After completion, his next project was to construct a $1M, 6,700 square foot home that was built on Grandfather Alexander’s former farm in Beaverton, Oregon. This was a huge undertaking, but well worth the effort.
On November 17, 1993, Ken and his wife, Trudy Reusser, MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, officially re-opened HTP Builders. The company began building a track record of successful projects focusing on upscale custom homes along the Oregon Coast and in the Portland area. The firm experienced steady growth over the following three years, so Ken decided to begin privately investing as an owner-builder constructing spec homes. The company was once again a success, profiting until the turn of the century when business came to a halt due to Ken suffering a stroke.
In January 2007 Ken Reusser managed his final project, building his last beautiful custom home which was constructed in Milwaukie, OR. Ken Reusser Sr. invited grandson, carpenter and namesake, Ken Reusser III to assist in construction since he had been working in the industry for several years in Los Angeles, CA. Working with his grandfather, young Ken realized he could breathe new life into the old family company name and carry the legacy into the future.
After years of professional development and strategic planning, on July 25, 2011 it became official. Ken Reusser III resurrected High Tech Pacific Builders, LLC. Through his determination and performance he has carried on the tradition of family, craftsmanship, and service that took root in the early days of the company. Today HTP Builders performs residential and commercial construction services operating under four separate divisions. Throughout our history it has been our commitment to serve our Pacific Coast clients with integrity, dedication and reassurance. Our professionalism and technical expertise allows us to continue providing contracting solutions with less hassle. We remain committed to providing long-term benefits and lasting satisfaction to our extended family, our clients.