Meet the Straight Line Team

Matt Williams

Owner/General Manager

Matt holds degrees in Building Construction Technology, Construction Management, and Kitchen & Bath Design. He believes a successful home remodel is one that’s built to stand the test of time and improve the occupant’s quality of life. Outside of work, Matt enjoys fine woodworking and spending time with family.

Tom Doran

Production Manager

Born in Milwaukie, Oregon, Tom is a 3rd Generation carpenter with over 15 years of industry experience under his belt. He believes that quality craftsmanship is a result of sharp design, effective communication, and supportive teamwork. In his off time, Tom enjoys being outside and playing music.

Steve Griffin

Architectural Design Manager

A native of Salem, Oregon, Steve served 4 years in the U.S. Army, where he learned to be a team player and developed a “get it done” attitude. In his free time, Steve enjoys creating custom-made interior fixtures, welding, and walking his dog, Hutch.

 Nikki Ditterick

Interior Design Manager

An Oregon native, Nikki’s lifelong fascination with the form and function of her surrounding environment eventually led her to pursue degrees in Construction Technology, Interior Design, and Kitchen & Bath Design. Outside of work she spends the majority of her time with her two children.

Carly McKenzie

Interior Designer

Carly was born in Fargo, ND but has spent most of her life in the Northwest. She pursued her Interior Design degree in San Diego but connects with the easy-going and down-to-earth mentality of the Northwest; this mentality bleeds into her design process and how she approaches each design. Outside of work, Carly is a homebody and enjoys cooking together with her husband.

Sebastian Neri

Marketing Manager

Born in Northern California, Sebastian relocated to Portland in 2013. As a marketing professional, he has worked with a wide range of businesses in Oregon and beyond. Outside of work, his interests include cooking and playing music.

Eric Kading

Lead Carpenter

Originally from New Ulm, Minnesota, Eric is a building industry veteran who approaches every new project with the belief that perfection can be attained. Outside of work, Eric can usually be found spending time with his family.

Devin Graber

Lead Carpenter

Devin was born in Redwood City, California, where he was introduced to construction work during a summer job after high school. He’s a firm believer in doing that extra little bit to make the final outcome that much better, and in his spare time he enjoys four-wheeling, automotive mechanics, target shooting, and archery.

Fernando Rangel


Fernando was born here in Portland, Oregon. During a job search after high school, he ended up falling into construction work. To this day he still enjoys working in the industry and is simultaneously pursuing an education in engineering. In his off time, Fernando enjoys hiking, fishing, crabbing, sunsets, and picking blueberries in the summertime.

Jonah Chason


Jonah was born in Tallahassee, Florida where he first got involved with construction work by helping his father maintain and renovate rental properties. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, he found work doing dry rot repair and waterproofing. Outside of work, Jonah enjoys camping, riding motorcycles, playing drums, hiking, and boating.

Erik Paul


Erik was born in Bellflower, California and grew up surrounded by a family of carpenters and construction professionals. From an early age, he was drawn to the trade worker lifestyle. In his free time, Erik enjoys woodworking, hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with family.


Administrative Assistant

Hutch was born on a farm in Happy Valley, Oregon. He enjoys napping in the sun and walking to Kennedy park on his lunch break.


Administrative Assistant

Ellie was born in Portland, Oregon. She is a loyal companion who enjoys spending time around people and chasing other dogs. Her favorite treat is peanut butter.

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