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Right Arm Construction is a Portland Metro area builder specializing in Home Remodeling, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Additions and Attic/Basement Conversions to living space. Right Arm Construction is committed to working with our clients through all phases of their remodel from planning and budgeting to the final inspection. Taking special care to manage budget/time expectations and communicate openly about the project so homeowners know the status at all times. One important factor to consider is that Arent and his employees do the majority of the work; subbing out only small specialty aspects of the projects to sub-contractors. This allows RAC to keep a close eye on everything and make sure it gets done right the first time. With over 50 years of combined construction experience, owner Arent Wortel and his employees are the ultimate resource to have for any project, small or large.

Right Arm Construction is dedicated to the movement of the construction industry towards sustainable building practices. We are committed to using high efficiency and green/sustainable materials as project budgets allow. We have knowledge and expertise in up and coming renewable energy sources and encourage our clients to consider these options especially as they become more affordable both in materials and labor. Not only in terms of sustainable materials but also for the health of the clients and the removal of existing toxic materials or the use of healthy materials for new construction. Some examples are avoiding toxic paint, plastics (pvc), carpeting and lumber. As the green movement progresses, these materials become much more affordable. The small steps we all take each day will make the difference for our planet.Right Arm Construction’s mission is Quality Craftsmanship. Simple. Clients of Right Arm Construction will have peace of mind that the job will be done on time as well as an end result of the highest quality. Take a moment to check out some of out recent projects on the gallery page.

Right Arm Construction provides high quality construction in the Portland Metro area. We work with the client at every step of the project to manage expectations and budget concerns. Client satisfaction is our number one priority.

Right Arm Construction is a member of the city of Portland’s FIR (Field Issuance Remodel Program) which promotes quicker permitting and close partnership with one inspector throughout the project.

We are proud to carry an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau® and don’t take this rating lightly. 90% of our business comes from repeat and referral business. We are happy to provide a long list of happy Right Arm Customers. Just ask.


I just completed a project with Arent and his team at Right Arm Construction. As the designer on the project, I didn't know quite what to expect as this was our first project together. The team provided clear and responsive communication and the work provided was all quality. The job was completed on time and on budget. The finished product was absolutely gorgeous!! I don't think the homeowners could be happier with the result!! I would 100% recommend Arent and his team at Right Arm Construction for your next remodel or new construction project and I would be grateful to work with this quality company again.Read More

We had an excellent experience working with Right Arm on our basement laundry room, exercise room, and half bath remodel, which also included many other smaller projects throughout the house. Arent is very experienced, creative and maintained a calm, positive outlook throughout our work. He did a great job keeping things moving smoothly in coordination with subcontractors and our designer, no small feat amidst Covid disruption. We particularly appreciated Arent's "can do" attitude, responsiveness, patience with changes in scope, and high standards of quality and attention to detail. In addition to all of this, Arent and the members of his team are nice, fun people--important when you are living through a home renovation project. We feel so lucky to have found Right Arm through Houzz and we cannot recommend it highly enough!!Read More

We could not be more thrilled with our remodel, and the excellent work completed by Right Arm Construction. We have very high standards for business relationships, craftsmanship, and communication, and Right Arm did not disappoint. From early planning and design review to subcontractor selection, project management, construction and finish work execution, Arent and Jason were wonderful. This team communicates well and delivers on what they promise. When surprises arose in our older home remodel, they presented us with options and budget impact and a clear path forward. We are so happy with how our project turned out. We now walk into our new space and can’t believe it is ours. Thanks guys!Read More

Right Arm Construction did a remodel project for us consisting of our Primary Bathroom, guest bathroom and laundry room. They were phenomenal to work with. Arent and his team were incredibly easy to work with even when we would make a last minute change. Their attentional to detail and craftsmanship are truly exemplary. They are the only contracting company we will hire going forward.Read More

When we chose Right Arm Construction as our contractor, we did so with cautious optimism. We were building this home while living in another state and wanted a contractor that was both personable and professional in order to manage the complexities of long-distance communication while managing a timetable and budget. In the end, Right Arm and its entire crew more than exceeded our expectations. They provided timely, professional feedback, amazingly detailed workmanship, fair pricing, and were a pleasure to work with. We are extremely happy with the results and would offer them other jobs in the future.Read More