Dale’s Remodeling is an active member in the community and remodeling industry. Our staff is committed to our local and national memberships and affiliations such as:
- National Association of the Remodelers Association (NARI)
- National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
- Oregon Remodelers Association (ORA)
- Home Builders Association (HBA)
- Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR)
- Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
- Keizer Chamber of Commerce
- Energy Trust of Oregon Trade Ally
Dale Van Lydegraf, CR Certified Remodeler
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Dale’s commitment to fulfilling your dreams is the driving force behind the 40 years of Dale’s Remodeling. The secret to his longtime success is a pledge made on his first construction project – that every remodeling experience would exceed the client’s expectations. One of the very first certified remodelers in Oregon, Dale seeks out new innovations in the industry and tempers them with the experience and patience that guides value-based experiences for every client. Dale focuses his time on supporting, encouraging and educating his team and believes in focusing on customer satisfaction and a quality experience. Dale is very active and enjoys outdoor sports of all kinds; he is an avid fisherman, a family man and loves to travel when time permits.
- 2015/2016 CTEC (Career Technical Education Center) Advisory Committee Member
- 2015 Chair of Sedcor Construction Alliance
- Marion/Polk Building Industry Association (MPBIA)
- Past Board Director for State of Oregon Remodelers Association
- Past President State of Oregon Remodelers Association
- Past V. President State of Oregon Remodelers Association
- Past President of Oregon Remodelers Association Greater Salem Area
- Past V. President of Oregon Remodelers Association Greater Salem Area
Kayla shares Dale’s philosophy to provide the highest quality workmanship and value. She found her passion in the business and now partners with Dale to manage business operations and heads up the in-house marketing department. Kayla joined the company in 2010 and has developed a unique set of skills in marketing, client relations and business management. Her natural artistic abilities assist her in graphic design, content marketing, event planning, social media, brand recognition, market strategy, community outreach and public relations. She strives to work “on” the business and make strategic decisions that provide the best possible client experience. Kayla’s prior work experience includes sales, customer service and management. She continues to further her education in business management through local, national and industry affiliated programs. Kayla constantly challenges her artistic abilities through new creative projects and brings fresh, new ideas to the industry. She enjoys spending time with her niece, DIY projects and is always up for a new adventure.
Traci brings over 20 years of experience working in the Construction Accounting field. Since joining Dale’s team in August 2017, she oversees accounts payable/receivable, payroll, financials and budgets and strives to maintain strong relationships with trade contractors and clients. Her job involves daily problem solving and analyzing of all things “accounting” as it relates to the business. Traci is trained in Profit in Property Management, OSHA Construction Training and is commissioned as an Oregon Notary Public. When she’s not working, Traci enjoys photography, camping and weekend getaways in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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Though Kelci is our newest team member joining us at the start of 2015, she brings over 4 years of experience providing office support and is the first friendly face to greet customers and clients. Kelci performs a wide range of office duties, communicates with subcontractors and vendors and offers unlimited support to our office staff. Kelci enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with her two dogs.
Maralee found a passion in construction after many years of experience remodeling her own homes and assisting on projects for rental properties and new construction. Joining the team in July 2016, Maralee works beside the Remodeling Specialist to provide top-notch customer service and ensures optimal work quality and clear communication among team members. She especially enjoys meeting with clients to explore their home renovation ideas, while communicating with Dale’s carpenters and trade contractors as a project liaison. A true DIY-er, she loves tearing things apart and being creative while spending time with her two daughters and son.
Becky Olsen is our experienced, creative and very lovable designer and decorator. Since graduating from Oregon State with her Design Degree, she has worked in many different aspects of design. She is very devoted to working closely with her customers, making sure their budget matches their wants and needs. She firmly believes that each project is a reflection of the client and their individual living style, making her a perfect fit with the Dale’s Remodeling team. Becky’s experience and knowledge gives her a great eye when making product selections, color selections, and decorating. She enjoys spending time with girlfriends and her two sons.
- 2015 Best of the Mid-Valley – Best Interior Decorator GOLD
- Projects featured in Portrait of Portland Magazine
- Salem-Area Chamber of Commerce member
Certified Lead Carpenter
Denny has been a loyal team member since 1999 and is a Certified Lead Carpenter through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). He appreciates the unique challenge of each remodel and excels at organizational skills and the timely completion of jobs. Denny thoroughly enjoys his life as an easy going family man, spending time with grandchildren and walks through life wearing a smile. He and his wife enjoy playing ukulele in their spare time.
Mike is an accomplished carpenter with skills in all phases of construction. Joining the company in 2004, he carries alongside his carpentry skills and ability to help create flawless spaces. With a diverse skill set, Mike is always available to offer a friendly and helpful hand in any situation. Mike’s positivity and dedication shines through his work and finished projects. Off the job, Mike is a true man of the outdoors – he has extensive knowledge in horticulture and enjoys hiking and camping.
With 15+ years experience in the building trades and remodeling homes in the San Fransisco Bay area, Troy joined the team in 2016. By facilitating trade contractors, suppliers and materials, he organizes and supervises projects to meet timelines and expectations for homeowners. Troy prides himself on strong communication skills and a flexible attitude helping him provide quality work and superior service. In his free time, Troy enjoys sculpting and creating abstract works of art.
Division Manager-Whole House Remodels
With an extensive background as a construction contractor and remodeler, Joe has a knack for turning distressed houses into beautiful and yet functional homes. After working closely with Dale’s as a trade contractor, he joined the team in May 2017. Joe is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a whole house remodel from procuring and scheduling subcontractors to demo, construction and finish work. Joe is a pro when it comes to managing multiple timelines, budgets and vendors and is constantly looking for ways to lower costs and be more efficient. If there’s one thing that occasionally takes Joe away from a job site, it’s fishing!
John McCoun joined Dale’s Remodeling in July of 2017 with over 15 years of industry experience building almost every type of home from single to double wall construction. His background in framing lends nicely to his current position as it allows him to easily understand what the potential may be for a kitchen or bathroom remodel. John prides himself on his enthusiastic and morally-driven work ethic and is also certified in lead paint removal and forklift operation. In his free time he enjoys riding his quads and spending time with his kids.
Growing up in the construction field and serving the U.S Military as a distinguished Honor Graduate, Russell brings over 30 years of experience and trade-specific training to Dale’s Remodeling. He joined in October 2017 as Lead Carpenter and quickly proved to be a strong asset to the team with expertise in all phases of building. Currently, he oversees the demolition and remodel of all types of residential projects. His loyal, hard-working attitude and detail-oriented nature yield exceptional outcomes for clients. When he’s not on the job, Russell spends as much time as possible with his family outdoors camping, fishing, crabbing, and riding motorcycles.
As our newest and youngest apprentice, Andy joined the team in December and brings a great deal of support to the field crew managers to maintain clean and safe jobsites. He gains a great deal of knowledge and on-the-job experience while working beside our certified remodelers to become an expert in the trade.