People: Principals: Richard De Wolf
Richard loves to show how to incorporate the best of the old with the best of the new. His philosophy can visibly be seen in his ride...a vintage maroon 1950's Mercedes that runs on biodiesel. The other... his renovation business.
He earned his architecture degree from Clemson University where he developed a passion for historical architecture and preservation.
Richard founded Arciform in 1997 with the intent to provide respectful design, restoration, and remodeling services for homes in the Portland Metro area. It has since grown to include a broad range of historic preservation and important commercial buildings.
In that time, Richard and his company, Arciform, have succeeded at becoming not only a respected local business in the design/remodel industry, but one that is admired for its practices. They share a dedication to preserving our region's built history and the focus on practicing sustainability in construction.
While always active within the public sector, in the spring of 2006 Richard was invited to serve on the Board of Directors for the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center. This organization is a non-profit resource center for historic preservation, offering a wide range of education programs and exhibits to help people appreciate, restore, and maintain vintage properties. He is a very active board member in his advocacy and leadership.
In addition to this, 2007 started his public service appointment to the Construction Contractors Board as nominated by Governor Ted Kulongoski. In this role Richard believes that his service on the CCB is an opportunity to give back to his clients and the community.
Arciform was selected as one of the Portland Business Journal's Top 10 Residential Contractors for 2012.