Frank Sproul, President
Upper Valley Builders, Inc.
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Frank B. Sproul, President
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Frank attended the University of California, Berkley and graduated with a degree in History in 1970. After moving to Oregon with his wife, Lauren, Frank decided against his original plan of law school and instead pursued the industry in which he had spent his summers working and had grown to love; he and several partners formed their own construction company, Upper Valley Builders. Since 1977, UVB has been dedicated to bringing craftsmanship and reliability to its projects. In addition to managing the business, Frank enjoys cooking, mountain biking, skiing, surfing and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Jerry Lowe, Project Manager
Raised in Modesto, California, Jerry moved to Oregon and has been involved in construction for most of his life. After joining UVB in 1989, Jerry soon became foreman and Frank's right-hand man. Jerry is indispensable to the business, keeping things running smoothly and people on task. He is a skilled carpenter, great organizer, has good communication skills and is responsive to clients' concerns.
Hans Peter Zweifel, Master Carpenter
Hans Peter has worked in construction for many years. He started in Switzerland in the 1980s. Graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Chemistry, he instead chose to pursue a career in fine carpentry. Hans Peter joined the UVB team in 1991 and is well known as a master carpenter, bringing artistic qualities and competency to his craft. He specializes in finish work. One of his favorite pastimes is creating sculptures with wood shingles and steel.
Darl Yost, Carpenter
Darl has been involved with construction for over 20 years. He is an all around worker, helpful with framing, siding, roofing, etc but excels at concrete work. In his spare time Darl enjoys spending time with his two sons, hunting, fishing and gardening.
Nate Wallace, Carpenter
Nate has been with UVB for 11 years now. He brings with him many years of experience in the logging industry as well as the construction industry. A hard worker, Nate has become a specialist in concrete finish work and is known in the team for creating smooth surfaces with tight corners. During his spare time, he enjoys fishing and riding motorcycles in the mountains and trails of Coos County.
Steve Schmidt
Steve has over 25 years of experience in construction. Specializing in demolition in the Navy for 6 years, Steve developed an eye for detail and is good at ensuring all the building components are put together properly, that is, plumb, level, and square. He is an avid snowboarder and enjoys landscaping in his spare time.
Jazzy
One of our team dogs. She excels at stepping in fresh concrete flatwork and lunch.
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