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Alway Homes Custom Home Builder

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Alway Homes is a custom boutique home building firm located in Bend, Oregon. We are known for high quality craftsmanship and unique artistic details.

Founded in 1975 by Jess Alway, the company is still going strong over 40 years later. Today you will still find Jess putting the finishing touches on everything from beam work to cabinet drawings. Jess was joined by his son, Aaron Alway in 2013. Working together, Jess and Aaron have combined creative design work with an organized and thoughtful building process.

Building a custom home has never been so easy, or so much fun!

Our Objective

Alway Homes builds functional show pieces. Our designs are comfortable and meant to stand the test of time—even as new building trends come and go. Walking through an Alway Home you will notice the use of reclaimed wood, re-purposed materials, and quality finishes. We want every Alway home to tell a story—your story.


Build Your Dream Home

Alway Homes focuses on livability within outstanding design. Whether building a compact family plan or carving out walking gardens for a sprawling estate, Alway Homes builds with their clients in mind. Should you desire a truly unique custom home full of arresting detail and award-winning craftsmanship, getting in touch has never been easier. Call, email, or drop by the showroom office between downtown Bend and the Old Mill.

Even if you are in the very preliminary stages of deciding whether a custom home is for you, Alway Homes is happy to explain the homebuilding process. In fact, the best time to get in contact with Jess and Aaron is before buying a lot. The design and budget of a house begins with the location and cost of the homesite.

Signature Design: Rustic Modern: the artful mix of new and old – for example, combining a rough brick interior wall with a sleek kitchen island.

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What you can expect from us…

Over the past several decades Alway Homes has managed hundreds of projects to successful completion. With this experience has come knowledge, innovation and foresight. As a result there are five things every client can expect from working with Jess.



Building a custom home is typically the biggest single investment (besides children!) that a person can make.

For this reason alone, it is essential to get it right the first time.

Alway Homes wants our clients to understand every stage of the project, step by step. This transparency will leave you confident that Alway Homes has your best interests at heart.


Enjoyable Process

Custom homes require a lot of decisions: material choices, finishes, size & number of rooms. Without a knowledgeable builder, the process can quickly become overwhelming.

Fortunately Alway Homes has the resources and knowledge to make this an exciting and fun experience.

As a smart and highly capable builder, Jess can offer quality solutions and suggestions while allowing clients to focus on what is most important.


Relationship Building

Building a custom home is a very personal process.

Alway Homes takes this responsibility very seriously. Our job is to make sure every concern and expectation is fulfilled.

With us, no question is too trivial or basic. Expect prompt communication and an environment that welcomes your input.


Hitting the Mark

There are two essential questions for every project.

“How much?” and “How long?”

Fortunately these are two questions that Alway Homes has become very good at answering.

Our estimates will give you an accurate idea of your costs. We won’t over-promise and under-deliver. And, thanks to our industry knowledge, we will give you creative solutions when the budget doesn’t match the vision.



If there is one area in which Jess excels beyond every other builder, it is his artistic vision. Jess is constantly searching for new ideas and inspiration, and successfully translating them from drawings to finished products.

Alway Homes will help you create a house that is not only well-built, but as unique as you are.

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