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The firm has grown from $2
million in sales in 2013 to a
projected $20 million.

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mulated for the environment, a sustainable future and a minimal
carbon footprint.

company to integrate its plans with the Bluebeam software many
general contractors use.

Typical Jobs

Future Growth

A typical rehab project for Platinum Exteriors can be seen at the
Cedar Heights condominiums in Vancouver, Wash. The $5 million
rehab of the exterior of the 110-unit building includes all-new
roofing, gutters, fascia, decks, siding and windows, and fixing all the
building's dry rot.
On another project in Portland, Ore., called The Boathouse,
Platinum Exteriors installed a special metal panel that rusts to a rich
red. "It's a little more expensive than other products, so they put it
on the front corner to give it a dramatic presentation as you drive up
to the building," Epps says. Last year, Platinum Exteriors did one of
its largest jobs in Corvallis, Ore., for student housing. "Our company
specializes in large-scale projects," Green says.
Platinum Exteriors rehabs the exteriors of hotels/motels, assisted
living facilities, apartments, condos, student living facilities, banks
and government housing. The company does all types of exterior
work such as installing fiber cement panels, metal cladding, vinyl
and metal siding, windows, sliding glass doors, soffit, gutters, fascia,
roofing, decks, stucco and exterior insulation finish systems.
"We do everything except brick and stone veneer," Epps says. "We
subcontract that out." The company also does prevailing wage work,
such as for the Coast Guard, Veterans Administration and schools.
The company has grown from $2 million in sales in 2013 to $20
million projected for this year. "We've gone through exponential
growth every year," Green emphasizes. Platinum Exteriors has been
hiring more estimators to keep up with the growth. Its use of PlanSwift takeoff software has streamlined its paperwork and helped the

For the future, Epps and Green anticipate further growth. Green
would like the company's base of six regular customers for mid-rise
construction to increase to eight to 10 regular customers. Establishing new offices and doing projects in adjoining states is a possibility
in five to 10 years.
"We would only consider that if we are continuing to grow and
taking care of current customers," Green says. "We have such a good
clientele in Oregon and Washington. We are not searching for work.
We continue to get repeat work due to our professional quality,
management style and ability to get done on budget and on time."
Platinum Exteriors is cautious about growing with the right general contractors. "We are looking to create relationships with general
contractors that we know are going to be around," Green emphasizes.
"So part of my screening process is I go out and sit down and interview with these large general contractors to know their stability, to
ensure that I'm partnering with a company that will be around in
good times or bad."
Epps attributes the company's success to "the way you treat people
- be honest and have integrity. I believe if you treat people well, they
will appreciate it, and they'll take care of you. That's probably what
our success is because we try to treat people right."
That attitude extends to Platinum Exteriors' subcontractors as well
as its customers. "We've created a great name for our company," Green
declares. "We pay our bills, we take care of business, we pay on time
and treat them like people. We understand they have families to go
home to. We look at them like that and not a dollar sign in and out."

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