Get to Know Us

Dorris Construction engages an award-winning team of architects, land developers, designers, builders and supporting staff. With our team, you can rest assured that your project is in good hands.


Our professional team is dedicated to exceptional custom building and customer service. Contact us to inquire how our building approach delivers on our commitment to you.

Gary Dorris, President

A native of Ashland, served my carpenter's apprenticeship from 1972 - 1975 under the tutelage of Al Dorris Construction until his untimely death in 1976. Obtained Contractor's license in June of 1976 and have concentrated our work in the areas of light commercial, historical renovations, remodels and new custom homes.


In the last 10 years, we have specialized in energy efficient,third party endorsed green homes. Through our process of transparent communication, we strive to make the process of your building or renovation project an enjoyable experience and deliver a high quality product that fits your budget.

1989-1991 Diablo Valley College (pre-engineering)
1991 Moved to Truckee Ca.
1991-1993 Worked for GTJ Construction (foreman)
1993-1996 Owned LA Construction (contractor)
1996 Moved to S.F. Bay area
1996-1998 Worked for Antrim Engineering and Construction (troubleshooting and field work)
1998-2000 Worked for Pacific Construction (piece work)
1996-2000 Restoration and custom wood working on private historic homes in S.F. Bay area
2000 Moved to the Rogue Valley
2000-Present Working for Dorris Construction (foreman/superintendent)

Lance Adams, Superintendent

A Unique Option at Dorris Construction


We offer our clients the optional service of an independent Project Communications Specialist, Susan Kramer-Pope.


Susan is a communications expert and acts as a link between you and 'Team Dorris,' keeping the information flowing, the project on target, the accountability in check - and makes participation in your project smooth, and more fun.

Awards and Certifications

Historic Commission

Building Southern Oregon Since 1976