The house looks wonderful! 🙂 Thank you so much for such a great job, and for being patient working with us through the process. It all came together better than we imagined. I know that building custom homes for clients is more difficult and time consuming than doing a semi-custom or spec house, but as a new home owner, I am so grateful your company is still willing to work with regular people like us to make our dreams about a new home come true. We didn’t want somebody else’s vision of a home – we really wanted our vision for a home and you guys will willing to take it on and make it work. Sounds corny, but it’s true. I still pinch myself that this is our home! Thank you very much.

-Shawn and Jennifer R., had a custom home built


We cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us.  We love the house and will be proud to live in it and make it our home.  Many, many thanks to you and all the crew for being so easy to work with.

-Dennis and judy E., had a custom home built


White River Homes gave us the dream home we never thought we could have. From the day we first met Will, he was helpful, patient, and ready with suggestions when we really didn’t have any idea what to do first. Joe was the same, never showing any irritation at our (numerous!) ‘in the neighborhood and dropped by’ visits, and offering the same knowledgeable suggestions. While we never met Jon, we had the same care and consideration from him in phone conversations. What a team!

The house is amazing, and the quality of the work speaks volumes to the professionals who built it. Shortly after we made the purchase, I was telling a friend who lives in the Woodburn area that White River Homes was the builder. She said ‘they are VERY highly thought of’. We can certainly see why. 

We have only been in our house for about a month, but it already feels like home. A snug refuge and the best place to decompress from 20+ years living in inner-SE Portland. 

Thank you Will, Joe and Jon—it felt like this was meant to be, and turned into our fairy tale come true.

-kevan and lori s., had a custom home built


We are giddy with happiness over our new White River Home.

We decided to downsize to a one level home and were looking at existing one levels in the area.  Not finding what we had in mind we happened upon a listing for a lot, with a plan on the RMLS site by White River Homes.   Buying this home has been the best decision we could have made – only because the builder happened to be White River Homes.   Joe, Jon and Will and their crew are the best!  They tackled any obstacles that came their way (including dealing with Dan Brewer stopping in up to twice a day sometimes!)  Our new neighbors rave about how considerate all of the crew were.   Our home was done on time and the workmanship is outstanding.   It was a very stress free build.



We want to thank White River Homes for the new construction of our home in Canby.

Their craftsmanship and attention to detail was superb.  Their Crew went above and beyond in all areas of construction of our home.  They were very professional and honest and so very easy to work with,  And extremely helpful when it came to the finishings to our home.

Will, Joe and Jon were so wonderful and great to work with.  We would highly recommend them to build your new home or remodel.

Again Thank You White River Homes.



Our first ever custom-built home. 

When my wife and I began the process of building our first custom-built home in Canby, we didn’t have a clue where to begin. Fortunately, we met a man named Will Snyder. While there is a risk, we moved forward. Will was steadfast in answering any and all questions we had. 

White River Homes gave us the following:  a start-up time, a projected completion time and all the stages of construction. He kept in contact for the different stages and when funds were needed. Everything was like clockwork, on time  and very professional. 

It was apparent after a short time that White River Homes was a company that was going to back up everything they told us. As I was pretty particular about what materials were used in construction and any upgrades, they continued to give all options available. The most important item in the process was Will’s attentiveness to the things we asked. He was a real pleasure to work with, as was Jonathan Fox and Joe Snyder. 

All the people we met on the job site formed a fantastic crew and were very professional. There is no doubt that they will be successful in the future. They don’t just build a house, they build a home they can be proud of and we will enjoy for many years. 

– Dave and marge b., had a custom home built


We are so excited about our beautiful new home.  Thank you for everything you did to make our first brand-new build such an easy, stress-free experience.  It was a pleasure to work with White River Homes.

– Diana and ken p., had a custom home built


We are loving our new house and we feel real fortunate that we got you and crew to build for us.  Thank you so much for building our home with lots of skill, care and understanding. You have a great group of guys working with you.

– paul and pat P., had a custom home built


From the beginning we knew we were meeting a truly exceptional contractor in Will Snyder from White River Homes. During our first discussion-and up until our home completion in under 120 days (as promised!) Will and his team have been nothing but stellar to work with.

My husband and I built 4 different homes over the years and this experience has by far been the most positive. In the past contractors spent allot of time telling us about all the compromises we were going to have to make. Will was the only one who ever told us we could have exactly what we wanted.  He went over every detail with us, listened to what we wanted first, then presented us with a range of options. To a lot of builders, our concerns might have seemed trivial, but there was always immediate follow up and resolution to any and every question we had.

Will and his crew seemed to share our dream from the beginning. They made sure each stage of the project was finished to our exact specifications and with the highest level of detail and quality. The selection of designer finishes we had to choose from were just plain gorgeous!

We are settling into this beautiful new custom built home and still sometimes can’t believe it’s really ours! We are giving Will, and White River Homes the highest recommendation available for anyone looking to build a beautiful new home.

Our sincerest thanks to everyone who made our dream a reality!



Thank you for your very professional conversations, hard work and very nice considerations you’ll put out to the neighbors. This property had been an issue for many years. Your group came in first & foremost approached myself and the other neighbors as to what your intentions were and most of all treated all of us with the utmost respect. Everyone offered up their business cards and were ever so gracious about wanting to receive phone calls if we had any questions or concerns. Who would have thought? There has not been any early morning noise and this group came to work each day as if they were working on a home for themselves. They worked hard and long hours through the heat of the day. Each week the debris from the tear down to yard debris was put in a trailer and hauled away. I don’t think I have ever seen such a clean & neat construction zone. This home has a heart again and has had an awesome rebirth. It is so sweet to walk in the front door and see the new life this home has been given. What a team. As the final stages of this rebirth were taking place I walked out on my back deck early one morning and happened to notice the new light fixture hanging in the eating area at the back of the house and it made me smile. It was a home again.

Thanks to all of you in the restoration of this home for your respect and concerns.

Thanks to this entire group. You should all feel very proud of your work & the heart that you put into your work.

– Sandy F.,  neighbor to a renovated home in Tualatin


I am writing this letter of recommendation about the positive experience our family had with the purchase of  our home from White River Homes.  Our home is simply beautiful and the quality of craftsmanship put into it is second to none.  We could not be happier with the professional service we received from Will, Stephen and their team.  We would purchase another home or refer our friends to White River Homes in the future.  Thank you for making our decision to buy our house such an easy and pleasant one.