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Brian Plechaty | Halvorson Mason

Brian Plechaty


Brian was hand-picked by Carl Halvorson to assume ownership of Halvorson-Mason, and he was instrumental in constructing the homes for Little Whale Cove. Brian has 34 years in residential construction, including ten years in underground and concrete work and 24 in construction management. Brian was one of the first builders on the coast to utilize advanced drying techniques during framing. He also introduced representatives of Simpson Strong-Tie, a connector company, to a seismic hold-down device originally developed by MBR that he was using on home foundations. Simpson later purchased the device and added it their product line of anchoring systems.

Chris Fairfield | Halvorson Mason

Chris Fairfield


Chris has 20 years experience in residential and light commercial construction, including ten years of building and structural design. He is fascinated by materials innovation and building science. New building codes require different means, methods and products to achieve desired results. Chris’ diligence keeps Halvorson-Mason a regional leader in this area. He worked as the superintendent of construction at Little Whale Cove for five years. After seven years as the vice-president of another construction group, Chris returned to Halvorson-Mason as an owner. Clients prize Chris’s excellent communication skills and his experience in building for a coastal climate.

– Our Story –

Halvorson-Mason has a proud history as a development and construction company in Oregon. The founder and lead partner of the company, Carl M. Halvorson, was named one of the Top Ten Oregonians of the 20th Century by Portland Living Magazine for his “foresight, common sense and integrity” and for his visionary development projects. These include Black Butte Ranch in Sisters, Mountain Park in Lake Oswego and Little Whale Cove in Depoe Bay, considered among the top residential communities in the country. Halvorson set high industry standards among Oregon custom home builders and was named President of the Associated Contractors of America. You can read more about Carl M. Halvorson in Portland Living and about Little Whale Cove in Portland-Vancouver Builder/Architect magazine.

Halvorson-Mason continues to hone its reputation for fine home building with attention to detail, cost and customer satisfaction. Thoughtful customized design work done in-house, by Chris Fairfield or by award-winning Street of Dreams designer Dick Gosser. They can transform your ideas into a handcrafted Halvorson-Mason home. Strict quality-control guidelines developed over years of coastal construction ensure a seismically reinforced foundation and framing and climate-tested materials to ensure maximum efficiency and durability for your home.