Our Team

 

As a family-owned and operated business, we are proud of our strong team of workers. We pride ourselves on being multi-faceted, diligent at our craft, hard-working, and detail-oriented and we look forward to serving you with the same commitments.

We invite you to get to know each team member below...

 

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Jay McKague

Role: owner, project lead
Started: in 1989; took over ownership in 2007
Born: in Minnesota
Family: married Michele in 1990, 2 children and 5 grandchildren
Hobbies: spending time with family, caring for our property, helping the community
Hero: Karl.
Life Philosophy: Love God. Love your family. Work hard.
Past Business Experience: Co-owned the Rocket House Coffee shop with Michele, and my brother and sister-in-law through 2014.

 

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Michele McKague

Role: bookkeeper, payroll, customer service, administrator
Started: in 2004
Born: Portland native
Family: daughter of the founder, wife to Jay, mother to Matt and Madeline, grandmother of 5
Hobbies: grandkids and family, couponing and budgeting, community and church involvement
Hero: My dad, Karl. He is honest, kind and a diligent worker. Jay is just like him!!
Greatest Life Lesson: You cannot change anything by worrying. I’ve tried.
Past Business Experience: Co-owned and ran a preschool in Boring from 2004 through 2017.

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Todd Liebelt

Role: project manager, sales
Started: 2003
Born: Portland native
Family: married since 2005, father and grandfather
Hobbies: fishing, hunting, camping, farming, family
Hero: Karl, founder of KLM. He always takes the high road, no matter what.
Favorite Quote: “Never use money to measure wealth.” – Robert Duvall

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Matt McKague

Role: carpenter
Started: in 2015
Born: Portland native
Family: husband and father of three
Hobbies: woodworking, spending time with friends, reading, being involved in our community
Greatest Life Lesson: Admit your mistakes.
Favorite Part of the Job: Working with my dad and being part of a company that values hard work and integrity.

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Michael Olson

Role: carpenter
Started: in 2014
Born: Portland native
Family: father to a son and a daughter
Hobbies: running, fishing, swimming, working on my boat, football (I’m a 49ers fan!)
Education: AAOT degree, Mt Hood Community College, Sandy High School
Life Philosophy: Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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KARL MCDERMED

Role: founder of KLM, now retired
Started: founded the company in 1967
Born: in Kansas
Family: 3 kids, wife Jan and a handful of grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Greatest Life Lesson: Be honest. Work hard. Treat people well.
Read more about Karl and his story here.