Ravenhill Construction Inc., Unique, Award Winning, Custom Homebuilders, San Juan Island, Washington
San Juan Island Contractors and Builders

About Ravenhill

New Owners Ravenhill Construction

Peter Kilpatrick has sold Ravenhill Construction, Inc. to longtime employees Credence Ross, Mike Murphy and Orion Powell. Peter will continue in a management role as a consultant for two years. This will allow the new partners to focus on supervision and completion of their individual construction projects and ensure a smooth transition.

Ravenhill has been building custom homes in San Juan County since 1980 and is recognized as one of the leading builders of unique homes in the Pacific Northwest. We will continue our tradition of quality, creativity and comprehensive management which has resulted in a body of work that has been frequently awarded and showcased in both regional and national publications as well as architectural competitions.

Staying on with Ravenhill are several skilled and experienced project foremen including Lloyd Thompson, Dan Bacon, Eric Powell and Steve Cutting. Longtime Office Manager Shelle Cropper will contribute her years of experience with company organization and oversight of sub-contractors, employees and clients. Sean O’Connell will be continuing his work in the office, helping with all stages of project management. In the cabinet shop adjoining the office, Joe Cooper Design, LLC will maintain focus on cabinetry and its interface with interior finish design. Jonathan Hu will continue to work alongside Ravenhill as an independent designer, specializing in innovative design-build solutions.

Ravenhill is looking forward to a seamless transition with this new partnership and will continue to develop a close working relationship with each client, providing detailed guidance during the planning and execution of each construction project.

Ravenhill's first shop

Ravenhill's first shop

Ravenhill Construction, Inc. began in 1978 in a shop designed and built by owner Peter Kilpatrick. The field stone foundation, timber frame style and hand split cedar shake roof anticipate the materials he will use in the future to build award winning homes.

Through the years Ravenhill has grown and matured to become one of the most successful construction companies in San Juan County. By taking on progressively more complex and challenging projects, the crew has gained the diverse skills necessary to welcome each new undertaking with great enthusiasm, confidence and insight.  Read an interview with Peter talking about Ravenhill in BUILDERnews, February 2006.

Crew 1990

Crew 1990

Ravenhill employs an expert team of carpenters and foremen who have orchestrated the successful completion of over 75 homes and remodels. Some of our team members have expertise in specific areas, such as foundations, finish work or cabinetry. Many have been with the company for over 15 years. Our office staff includes owner Peter Kilpatrick, office manager Shelle Cropper and project manager Jonathan Hu. With Jonathan as a cornerstone of our design build team, we have the ability to take a project from design through budgeting, site development and construction to the completion of a new home.

We work closely with a number of regional architects who appreciate our respect and commitment to architectural detail and design intent. They recognize that the quality of our work transcends the normal dictates of plans and specifications to become homes that are loved by owners and recognized in publications nationwide.

Crew 2004

Crew 2004

At Ravenhill we endeavor to develop a close working relationship with each client. We emphasize detailed preplanning during the budgeting period of each new project by itemizing costs and presenting cost saving alternatives for the different phases of construction. Though many of our clients are not local residents during the time of construction, Ravenhill employs many different means of communication including in-depth progress reporting to keep members of a project updated on all advances and changes. Upon completion of each home, clients can feel satisfied that they controlled the outcome of their project and were direct participants in the building process.

The Peek home, designed by Geoff Prentiss and Prentiss Associates, is a showcase for our expert carpenters and owner Peter Kilpatrick’s creative management and supervisory skills. This beautiful home earned Ravenhill two Custom Builder of the Year awards from Custom Builder Magazine.

Go to Our Team for a look at the people who make up Ravenhill or go to News for a current list of awards and publications.