About Steve Bennett

My name is Steve Bennett. I'm the Owner and General Contractor of Steve Bennett Builders in Bend, Oregon. I’ve been building high-end custom homes for families in Central Oregon for over 22 years. I love what I do.

Green Building in Bend, Oregon

2019-08-30T22:14:54+00:00By |

What Does it Mean to Be a "Green Home Builder"? Written by: Steve Bennett, Owner Sustainable Building Practices I am a born-and-raised, native Oregonian and understand the value of sustainable, "green" building practices. But building a sustainable home is not for accolades or recognition, it’s a gratifying by-product of emphasizing quality and homeowner satisfaction. [...]

New Building Concepts

2019-06-06T22:12:48+00:00By |

We broke ground on this gorgeous custom home in March 2012. After 19 months, this modern craftsman has turned out beautifully and has been one of the most intricate and fulfilling homes I have completed in the past 10 years. The design of the home introduced me to some totally new [...]

Energy Efficient “Insulated Concrete Forms” (ICF)

2019-06-06T22:11:25+00:00By |

I took this funny photo today of one of my concrete guys from Bear Creek Construction. I call him The Warrior. I figured I'd describe the green technique/material they're using which I use on almost all my custom homes. Polystyrene foundation blocks, also called ICF block (Insulated Concrete Forms) are really [...]

Apple May Follow Facebook to Prineville

2019-01-02T22:04:49+00:00By |

This could be another boost for Crook County: According to a post I read on oregonlive.com and "two people with direct knowledge of Apple's plans", Apple is considering following Facebook's lead and opening a large data center in Prineville, Oregon. Summary: Apple, going by the code name "Maverick" in their discussions with the county, has [...]

Kudos to First Story

2019-01-02T22:07:05+00:00By |

I wanted to say well done Hayden Homes for your continued community involvement through your local non-profit, First Story. I just read the Cascade Business News article about the exciting partnership between First Story and YouthBuild joining forces to build an affordable home for a low-income family in Redmond, Oregon. It's awesome and I'm proud [...]

New Video of The Clubhouse at RATC

2019-01-02T21:51:22+00:00By |

When I sat down with the developers of Ranch at the Canyons in Terrebonne, Oregon, and they described to me their vision of building a first-rate clubhouse to be the social center of the Ranch I was thrilled at the opportunity to be the selected builder. Working on The Old Winery Clubhouse at Ranch at [...]