As a full service custom home builder, Shaffer, Inc. is built on our joint passion for the construction industry and family.
We believe that custom family homes ought to be built with high quality craftsmanship. Additionally, they should show off specialty features that you love.
Together, we can create your dream home.
The lush natural beauty of Southwest Washington offers us many adventures. As a local home builder, our greatest adventure is creating custom homes for families all around Clark County.
For over 25 years, we have been deeply rooted into the Clark County community and with subcontractors, suppliers and realtors. Because of our long-standing local partnerships, Shaffer, Inc. offers you a trusted, tested network of skilled people. They excel at creating that special home you are dreaming of.
Creating positive living environments that improve the lives of our customers and the entire community.
It was one of Bill’s earliest childhood memories in Clearwater, Kansas that shaped his love for home construction. At age 3, he was handed a hammer and taught to pull nails from salvaged lumber which became part of the family home.
The memory laid the foundation for an interest that progressed towards skill while he worked for a remodeler and general contractor in Puyallup, Washington every summer during high school and college. After graduating from college with a business degree, he worked as a job foreman in Gresham, Oregon before starting his own construction company in 1980. Bill has been building homes and doing other construction work in Southwest Washington with Shaffer, Inc. since 1986.
In his spare moments, Bill enjoys gardening, photography, hiking and church & family activities. Each summer, he contributes his leadership, muscle and encouragement to Club Quest, a house building effort to the under-served in El Zorillo, Mexico.
Like father, like son, Jeff continues his family legacy of early connection to the building trades. By age 5, he was fascinated by job site equipment, noticing exactly what kind of tracks each machine left in the dirt. He re-created his observations with his toy tractors, excavators and backhoes in ground cornmeal spread out on a baking sheet.
After graduation from college, he joined the family construction business. Today, Jeff heads up our excavation department which he successfully developed to serve Southwest Washington builder’s and homeowner’s excavation needs.
For spare time activities, Jeff pursues hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and theater. He always looks forward to joining Bill and the rest of the Shaffer family building houses in Mexico each summer.
As soon as she could toddle, Caitlin Drachen escaped her dad’s watchful eye to climb all over construction job sites across the San Francisco Bay Area every time he turned his back. She is now the third generation to continue her family’s legacy in the construction industry.
Educated in English writing through Boise State University’s bachelor degree program before relocating to Washington State, Caitlin manages all things office and marketing at Shaffer, Inc.
She serves the community as a staff member at Camp Hope of Southwest Washington and works on various outreach projects for underserved families in the community.