Chuck Noone, President
Background: Originally from Chicago, Chuck moved to Corvallis with his wife after earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Forestry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1976, at the age of 30, he built his first home, for his family. It is the home he lives in to this very day. During the construction of his home, Chuck fell in love with custom home building and decided to launch a career doing it. He earned a second M.S. – in Construction Engineering Management at Oregon Statue University – and effectively launched The Village Builder. Now, 35 years later, the company is still going strong; proudly beautifying this community, one home at a time!
Bruce McVicar, Foreman
Background: Bruce received his B.S. from OSU, with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Forestry. Following several years of work in carpentry, he went into business for himself as a general contractor in Corvallis in 1976. Eventually deciding he preferred the hands-on side of the business, he started working with The Village Builder in 1983 as lead carpenter and quickly climbed to the position of foreman. Bruce is a master craftsman and has extensive experience making furniture such as beds, chests of drawers, coffee tables, desks, and file cabinets. On site, his specialties include stairways, mantels, and other finish work. He is guided by a sharp eye and a firm commitment to detail. He is also a certified renovator. Off the job, Bruce enjoys biking in McDonald Forest and
skiing on the weekends.
Tom Olson, Carpenter
Background: Tom has been involved in the homebuilding process from just about every angle possible. Prior to joining forces with The Village Builder, he was involved in commercial construction and residential remodeling. Now, he’s onto home renovation. Tom is known on the crew as a tireless worker. After leaving the job site at the end of the day, he proceeds to put in more hours back at his turn-of-the-century farmhouse, where the ongoing renovation project has him doing his own plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, flooring, cabinetry, and restoring it true to period. Before getting involved with construction, Tom spent ten years in the bicycle industry, “doing it all” (manufacture, wholesale, and retail). Outside of building, Tom loves mountain biking, camping, gardening, and photography.
John Donohue, Carpenter
Background: John is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades. Growing up in Juneau, Alaska, he started work for his father’s repair business at the age of five and was steeped in all aspects of the world of mechanical repair (marine, automotive, and small engine). After moving to Oregon, he earned his B.S. in Liberal Arts from OSU, with an emphasis on music. In 2002, he joined the crew of The Village Builder. In his free time, John teaches drum lessons and is the featured percussionist in the Oregon State University Symphony. Additionally, he crafts wooden percussion instruments, a synthesis of his love of music and carpentry.
Peter Noone, Carpenter
Background: From day one, Peter grew up around blue prints and construction sites. He started working for The Village Builder just as soon as he was old enough. He went on to earn his Associates Degree in Construction Technology in 2007. Currently, he’s involved with on-site construction and drawing plans, as well as extensive home remodeling work on his house in Albany. Peter served in Iraq with the ARMY National Guard infantry unit B 2-162 and returned (thankfully) intact. When not out pounding nails or ducking bullets, he enjoys soccer, skiing, running with his pugs, and volunteering for American Red Cross.