We’re not just here to build houses. We also call Portland, Oregon home. Dennis Sackhoff opened a family business, Arbor Custom Homes in 1988 with a vision to build efficient homes of the highest standard in the Pacific Northwest. Nearly 30 years later, Arbor remains the gold standard in local homebuilding with a name trusted by thousands of current homeowners. We are known for building solid, well-designed, inventive single-family houses, condos and townhomes in master-planned communities in and around Portland, Oregon. Sustainability, efficiency and conservation are considered at every stage of construction. We’ve taken the right steps to save you money on your energy costs.
A good thing is worth repeating. The biggest complement to our business… is our repeat customers! Many Arbor homeowners purchase a second, or even a third, Arbor Home. A renowned reputation and commitment to quality is why many are choosing to “live the Arbor life.”
Signature Arbor Style. Strong Neighborhood Ties. Classic architectural styles, generous floor plans, sound construction, and lushly landscaped settings are trademarks of Arbor neighborhoods. Whether you’re buying a first home, downsizing to a townhome or investing in a dream home, Arbor delivers on every consideration: quality, livability, proximity, efficiency, attention to detail, value, and security. Knowing what makes a house a home and your family a part of a neighborhood is integral to Arbor. We understand the pride you take in the place you call home and a neighborhood where you feel happy and secure.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for day-to-day operations of the Beaverton-based Arbor Homes, Dennis Sackhoff – Arbor President and co-founder – brings 30+ years’ experience in the home building industry. Sackhoff’s vision, expertise, and pragmatism have helped solidify Arbor’s strong local brand with architecturally appealing, master-planned neighborhoods featuring homes of distinctive quality in every size. Dennis’s commitment to evolving with and implementing the latest in new construction standards, energy efficiency and consumer needs have kept Arbor at the top in local new construction.
Jim’s career as an active builder/developer in our region spans over thirty years and counting. After learning the ropes working for Tualatin Development Company, he was then hired over twenty years ago to be the President of Legend Homes, one of the region’s top and most respected local home builders. In 2016, Dennis Sackhoff and Arbor Homes welcomed Jim into the Arbor family to assist in running the general operations. Jim Chapman has spent his career being an integral and important leader in the local building industry. He has served as President of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBA) in 2005 and President of the Oregon Home Builders Association in 2011. In addition, the HBA and the Oregon Building Industry Association named him the 2001 Oregon Builder of the Year. In 2005 and 2007 the HBA also named him Builder of the Year. And in November of 2014, the HBA awarded Jim Chapman, with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Jim has a passion for building extremely well-built, energy-efficient homes using the latest in building science and the most current building materials designed for our region.
Todd Likens, CPA, JD
Chief Financial Officer
Todd’s financial and legal background provides a unique combination of skills that keeps Arbor on solid financial footing today and into the future. Todd assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in August of 2009, and successfully guided Arbor through one of the most difficult financial environments the home building industry has ever experienced. As a CPA and former tax attorney, his skills provide Arbor with a depth of knowledge and background that few home builders enjoy. Prior to joining Arbor, Todd worked for Deloitte’s real estate practice, and spent several years in the mergers and acquisition field with a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation. We are so glad that he chose to join the Arbor family.
Todd is a long time resident of the Bethany community and enjoys the lifestyle that it allows. In his spare time he enjoys running and spending time outdoors with his two young children.
Director of Construction
In this competitive market, what sets us apart is an unflagging enthusiasm for delivering products of a higher caliber. We are proud to call these Arbor Homes. For nearly two decades, Sandro’s intelligence, discipline, and passion for constructing expertly crafted living spaces has been a considerable asset to our excellent standing as a trusted local builder. He is devoted to constructing homes the right way and never cutting corners. Formerly a mechanical engineer, Sandro has applied his precision, keen organizational skills, and an unquenchable curiosity to learn the latest developments in building science. These essential qualities help Arbor meet the demands of an ever-evolving market to deliver structures that are environmentally efficient, more cost-effective, and ultimately a better investment. Above all, his creative foresight to get into the mind of a homeowner and envision the place they would like to come home to has guided many key decisions that go into each unique construction project. This personal touch endows our products with an individuality our buyers have certainly recognized and even revered.
Customer Service & Warranty Manager
Your home is the pivotal place from which you and your family can relax, grow, and experience the world from. When you choose Arbor, you are investing in a worry-free, low-maintenance home where you can simply live. This is what we mean by “Living the Arbor Life.” For twenty years, Rich has been essential to fostering this idea and has defined the higher level of customer service we are renowned for. He is at the forefront of our reputation by putting our homebuyers at ease during the purchasing process, following up later with a well-organized maintenance schedule, and being readily available should you have any questions about the care of your new home. Beyond this, Rich is an invaluable part of the Arbor family with his tenacious commitment to quality control. Throughout the construction process, he ensures that we are building healthy spaces where your family can thrive; spaces worthy to be called Arbor Homes.
Sandy Van Dorn
While Arbor Homes takes great pride in crafting solidly constructed homes, we also strive to offer the latest in contemporary interior features. Sandy has been instrumental in understanding the finishing touches that resonate most with discerning homebuyers. With over twenty years of experience, she continues to cultivate her innate talent and tasteful eye for inviting decor. Sandy’s meticulous ability to curate timeless yet current features has been neatly encapsulated in multiple package options. These run a gamut of styles ranging from contemporary, traditional, transitional, to craftsman. Her work has been featured in Luxe NW magazine. In 2011, she won Best Interior Design, Best Kitchen, Best Home Furnishings, and Best Master Suite in the Home Builder’s Association of Metropolitan Portland’s “Street of Dreams.” Sandy has been persistent in her dedication to staying on the cutting edge of finishes and consistently delivers the sought-after looks our homes are known for.
Real Estate Broker
As a Realtor since 1999, I have experience selling and marketing both existing properties as well as new home construction. I am inspired by the idea that inside the walls of every home, families create the memories of their lifetime. Being able to help you find the place where these memories will be made is what drives me to create the best experience for you. My business philosophy is based on service, integrity and exceptional professionalism. I have represented Arbor Homes since 2007, managing several new home communities. Their commitment to local, high quality and responsible construction is outstanding. It is an honor to be a part of the team!
Real Estate Broker
My industry experience includes new home sales, sales team management and brokerage ownership. Whether you are buying or selling your home, I am dedicated to making your transaction go smoothly. With experience as a licensed broker since 1996, I will be on your side with hard work, consistent effort, and patience as I help guide you through a winning negotiation. Through a large part of my career, I am proud to have worked with local builders. Arbor’s dedication to delivering quality homes while standing behind their product strengthens the community and provides local jobs. This makes representing them an easy choice for me.