Welcome to Williamson James Homes

Welcome to Williamson James Homes of Salem Oregon, we are glad you stopped by! Williamson James Homes is the industries trusted place to build a new custom home or remodel an existing home in Salem, Portland  and the Greater Willamette Valley. If you’re like us, we too are building our first home with a new look, website and blog. Please visit our blog at Turnkey & Truss linked to the bottom of our home page, as well as our Pinterest and Facebook pages.

459 Augusta


Williamson James Homes recently completed this home in Creekside Estates and we are so excited to walk you through the finished product! The client wanted a lodge style home so we bridged the gap between traditional lodge inspired finishes and a modern feel to create the perfect balance.

The entryway is inviting and keeps to the integrity of the lodge feel with a knotty alder natural finish front door. Main wall color: Palace White by Benjamin Moore | Trim Color: Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore


The Dining Room was designed as an open concept with exposed beams framing the focal point chandelier. You can also catch a glimpse of the beautiful globe style foyer chandelier. Lighting provided by Kelly’s Lighting | Wood Floor: Dansk Pacific Coast Longboard, White Huntington Beach

The lodge style fireplace was the focal point of the great room with its beautiful masonry work, arched style facade and reclaimed beam mantel, a piece Patti hand picked. Fireplace Rock: Teton Shadow Rock by Eldorado Stone


This image captures the amazing exposed beams in the vaulted great room. The Cherry hood and island were finished in a dark stain which perfectly accented the rich granite choice and contrasted the cream cabinetry. Granite Selection: Delecatus Brown | Cabinet Color: Antique White by Sherwin Williams


The kitchen was designed to keep with the open feel and showcase the craftsmanship of the home, the ceiling breadboard was a favorite finishing touch. The pot filler and faucet were selected to bring a modern twist to the home. Kitchen Backsplash: Tumbled Stone Travertine | Pot Filler Finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze | Faucet Finish: Antique Steel

In keeping with the lodge theme throughout, exposed beams were also installed in the master suite. Wall color: Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams | Carpet Selection: Shaw Talk to the Hand 3 Delicate Tan


The Master Bath was one of our favorite rooms, the rich cabinetry and tile selections were amazing choices for this standout space. Master Bath floor and shower tile: Surface Art Prato Walnut | Countertops: Surface Art Natural Stone Dark Taupe | Tub Surround: Surface Art Belize Plank Exotic Walnut


These reclaimed wood mirrors were custom made and went perfectly with the inspiration of the lodge style. Guest Bath Tile Selections: Countertop: Surface Art Natures Stone Light Taupe | Backsplash & Flooring: Surface Art Prato Classico | Cabinetry Color: Garret Gray by Sherwin Williams

The flooring selection for the basement played homage to the use for the space, a poolroom complete with wet bar. Carpet Selection: Shaw Scoreboard 4th Quarter

The finishes throughout the home showcase the unique craftsmanship of a Williamson James Home custom build. This mudroom storage area was a design created for functionality and added to the charm of this lodge inspired home. The stain in the laundry room storage area bench was matched to the fireplace mantel. Laundry room cabinetry color: Garret Gray by Sherwin Williams

Exterior paint colors were selected by our paint export, Patti! The colors perfectly accented the exterior light fixtures and made the garage doors and wood work look even more beautiful. The concrete work really elevated the exteriors of the home by coloring the concrete a dark gray stain and bordering the brushed concrete with exposed aggregate. Exterior Body Color: Adaptive Shade by Sherwin Williams | Exterior Trim Color: Black Fox by Sherwin Williams | Exterior Shake Color: Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin Williams | Garage Door Stain: Honduran Mahogany Stain | Exterior Rock: Teton Shadow Rock by Eldorado Stone

Dream Home

We had the privilege of building this dream home that we just completed and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you all! We love being a part of our clients homes from start to finish and enjoy seeing all of our suggestions come together to form a dream home. We consult throughout the entire home building process from lot selection to creation of the home plan to the final finishes. Follow along as we walk you through how we built a house and made it into a home.

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The kitchen, being the heart of a home is one of our favorite rooms to piece together. The process of the homeowner deciding what cabinets, color schemes, counter tops, backlash and overall design to go with can be overwhelming, which is why we are on hand to consult throughout the entire project. This kitchen is one of our favorite to date!
Countertops: granite/amarone | Backsplash: tile/tuscan harvest | Mosaic: rock ridge blend | Island Color: garrett gray | Wood Flooring: shaw/hudson bay/brushwood | Cabinet Color: toque white w/glaze


A great room is one room you spend the most time in, which is why we marry every design aspect together here. The gray color scheme we selected balanced the home with a modern feel. The homeowner loved rich details so we threw in black doors to balance the trim pieces.

Interior Paint Color: versatile grey | Interior Door Color: tricorn black | Interior Trim Color: toque white | Fireplace Surround: tile/ rock ridge blend | Wood Flooring: shaw/hudson bay/brushwood

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This room is where you get to showcase drama! We completed the powder room with a floating counter top, custom cork wallpaper, and a dramatic chandellett. This room was inspired by the homeowners love of bold colors and rich design.

Powder Bath Interior Wall Color: spalding gray| Wallpaper: custom cork | Countertop: granite/ black galaxy | Backsplash: nero/picasso | Grout: bone


The front door was completely custom with walnut trim detailing. The door is stunning from the inside out!

Front Door: walnut | Interior Trim Color: toque white | Ceiling Color: toque white


Countertops: marble/crema marfil | Grout: bone | Cabinet Color: toque white/glaze

If you are interested in building or remodeling a home please keep us in mind! We would love to answer any questions you may have.

Doing Business With us Matters

Williamson James Homes believes that where you do business matters. As a family owned business we know what matters, integrity, customer satisfaction and the art of going above and beyond to guarantee service and results. Williamson James Homes is a different kind of company in that we know the importance of what building a home means to families and what it takes to get there. Williamson James Homes Owner, Gary Williamson, has a reputation of integrity and has the experience to provide unparalleled value. With us, your dreams of a custom home are attainable as we put our clients needs above all else.

What’s New: Zagar Remodel

Williamson James Homes completed this remodel in Salem Oregon after Patti and Gary met with the Zagar family and listened to their need of reconfiguring a dysfunctional dated kitchen to better fit their lifestyle. They were able to implement solutions for them by realigning walls, changing appliance locations and installing a completely new pantry. Gary and Patty created a space that they loved while making that same space functional. They faced the challenge of two homeowners with differing styles, but were able to combine both tastes to make for a beautiful kitchen and living area.

Williamson James Homes: Family Team

Williamson James Homes of Salem Oregon, is owned by Gary Williamson who has been pioneering exceptional value to homeowners for over 23 years. Gary specializes in development, contracting and bringing innovative design ideas to the clients he serves. Patti Williamson provides homeowners with her design consulting services and interior design expertise.

Finished Project: Jaimeson Remodel

Eric and Shelly Jaimeson wanted to bring their kitchen and great room back to life reflecting their love for entertaining, color and cooking, and asked Williamson James Homes to help. Gary and Patti created a built in bench with wainscot in the nook for a cozy and inviting place to gather. They also painted the existing kitchen cabinets bringing them back to life and added dramatic accents by painting the island and built-ins black. Other upgrades included a touch of elegance with the addition of the granite counter, backsplash and light fixtures. Visit our Pinterest board linked to the bottom of the home page for a complete walk-through, before and after pictures, photo gallery and more.

Philosophy: Design is in the Details

Gary and Patti are a husband and wife team providing design savvy consultation and custom client inspired creative ideas to each project, transforming your house to a home. As licensed Real Estate agents they bring a unique perspective to each custom home design project. They are able to infuse what you love and your personalized style into every project, making your home a place you love while suited to serve a purpose.

“Only do what you love.”

-Patti Williamson

Gary and Patti’s home savvy expertise seamlessly guides you through your home design process down to every last detail. Their teams reputation of exceptional customer service is showcased in that they consult with each homeowner to bridge the gap between aesthetically savvy design and functionality. Whether you are building a new custom home or remodeling an existing home, between Gary’s contracting expertise and Patti’s interior design knowledge, each project brings a charming yet practical product making them committed to their philosophy; design is in the details.