A Team You Can Trust

Learn about our foundations: what we believe in, how we approach our work, and why we invest in our people.


We problem-solve for the present and design a vision for the future – all with the goal to develop reliable infrastructure, build healthy environments, and protect natural resources. Our team pulls together our best ideas to help our communities grow intuitively and gracefully. What makes us feel good at the end of the day is knowing that we’re using our skills to grow communities – and to promote professional growth. This happens in three ways:

Growing Our Communities

We get our hands dirty for the needs of the community while turning our gears for future possibilities.

Growing Our Capabilities

Staying stagnant isn’t how we roll. We’re good at what we do, but we’re always trying to grow our skillset and diversify our capabilities.

Growing Our People

It’s important to us to help our team learn and develop their skills. In turn, we appreciate the fresh perspectives that our folks bring to the table.

Our Company Culture

We believe that employee happiness is a result of staying true to our values – and in turn, leads us toward our mission of growth. Whether we’re hitting the slopes, grabbing a beer, or running in Forest Park for Workout Wednesday, we like to find a balance between work and play.

Workout Wednesday
Pole Pedal Paddle
3J Campout
3J Drone
Hood to Coast 2015
Street of Dreams 2015
Chase and Laura
3J Ski Trip
3J Race for the Cure
Kathleen Duffy Lake
Pole Pedal Paddle
Jake and Aaron
Grill Team
Duffy Lake Hike
Griffith Picnic
Cycle Pub

Our Values

Our core values are the blueprint that leads us to making the right choices. These ideas are more than ‘nice-to-haves’ – we use them as a gut check in every decision we make. If our actions align with these promises, we know that we’re working toward our mission of Growth.

Value The Team

It’s an easy equation: when your employees are happy, your organization is healthy. Whether it’s through a simple “thank you” or hosting an end-of-day gathering, we care as equally about our employees smiling as we do revenue.

Appreciate The Work

We aren’t ashamed to geek out about what we do. Our passion for our projects and our motivation to solve problems are why we’re here in the first place. While others might shy away from a challenge, we see it as a fun and rewarding puzzle.

Get It Done Right

When we say we’ll deliver, we have the work ethic to back it up. If this requires working long hours or weekends to get it right, then so be it. We’re driven by timeliness and quality, and we always keep the big picture in mind.

Be Ahead of The Game

The best way to ensure a successful project? Answer the question before it’s asked. We’re obsessive about preparing for what’s next, and we invest time and resources into keeping our people well-equipped to stay ahead of our clients’ expectations.

Heather once appeared on national television giving her opinion of Judge Wapner’s verdict on “The People’s Court”.
Barbara spends weekends on her road bike on the Washington County Scenic Bikeway or the Banks-Vernonia Trail, or on her SUP on Haag Lake.
Steven is an avid collector of board games – he's filled an entire wall!
Joe enjoys singing and playing guitar for his dog.
Jesse can quote over a dozen 1980’s and 1990’s movies by heart.
Brian can launch his ski boat in 40 seconds flat.
Kathleen lives on a farm raising a garden, two sheep and two cows.
Josh is an avid Huskies football fan and has been attending games with his family for over 20 years.
Someday Andrea wants to take an entire year to travel the world.
Jake is restoring a 1951 2R5 Studebaker pickup that has remained in his family since 1952.
Audrey is an avid reader, sometimes completing up to 7 books a week.
Aaron grew up in Australia and had to learn feet and inches to take the PE exam.
The water calls to Brian – he has swum in the Atlantic, Pacific and all 5 Great Lakes.
Laura was a member of Chi Omega Women's Fraternity at Oregon State University.
Ken loves hiking in the Pacific Northwest and has summited South Sister twice.
Josh still has the game ball he got as a kid from Brett Boone at a game the Mariners played in Texas against Rangers.
Ashley loves to hike and explore the great Pacific Northwest with her husky whenever possible.
Mercedes has been to the top of the tallest building in the smallest country in the world.
Chase enjoys good food, great wine, and Oregon’s beer.
Gregg is an avid fly fisherman even while answering emails on his phone.

Recent Press

A first look at the smashing new Concordia/Portland Public Schools $49M education center

August 24, 2017

Concordia University and Portland Public Schools are rolling out a stunning new $48.8 million facility that’s designed to impel a potentially revolutionary new type of education program. Called a ‘3 to PhD’ community, the new school creates a holistic environment for  education to Northeast Portland neighborhood families, as well as a proving ground for those taking Concordia’s education curriculum.

See more in the Portland Business Journal

Transportation safety improvements on the way

August 24, 2017

Traversing roads in certain unincorporated areas of southwest Washington County is becoming much safer for pedestrians thanks to a series of safety improvements. New sidewalks are on the verge of completion on portions of 90th and NW 113th Avenues, where pedestrians previously were forced to walk alongside roads filled with motor vehicles. Three more projects are in the works.

Read the Oregon DJC article

Gateway Green, an Urban Park in the Works for 12 Years, Is Open

June 20, 2017

In the works since 2005, Portland’s Gateway Green has finally opened phase 1: 25 acres of mountain bike trails and terrain. 3J is helping landscape architect GreenWorks PC  engineer the next phase, which will develop the remaining 13 acres of land, which is wedged between  between I-205 and I-84.

Read more in Portland Monthly

Portland breaks ground on new affordable housing high-rise

June 16, 2017

A new 12-story apartment building at NW 14th Ave and NW Raleigh St will give more than 40 local families affordable housing and a high quality of life.

Watch coverage of the ground-breaking from KPTV

PBJ 100 2017: Here are Oregon's fastest-growing private companies

June 12, 2017

3J Consulting has made the list again this year, ranked 65th. Our fourth year in a row!

Check out the full list

Proximity to Partnership

October 17, 2016

The partnership between Faubion School and Concordia University started by proximity. Faubion, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school in Northeast Portland, has been located since the 1950s across the street from Concordia, which has offered a four-year college curriculum since the 1970s.

Read the Oregon DJC article

Here's the ranked list of Oregon's 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

June 16, 2016

Nearly 1,000 business leaders converged on the Oregon Convention Center Thursday night for the beach-themed Oregon Fastest-Growing Companies event, hosted by the Portland Business Journal.

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Faubion School and Concordia University celebrate groundbreaking of new building

April 7, 2016

More than 350 parents, teachers, staff, politicians and well-wishers celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for a $48.8 million building in Northeast Portland that will serve as the new home for the pre-K through 8th-grade Faubion School, as well as Concordia University’s education program.

Read Oregon Live Article

'TreeHouse' apartment building takes shape near OHSU

July 17, 2015

TreeHouse is named for the hospital campus’ forest setting. Its metal facade is meant to evoke tree bark, and the octagonal structure — mostly an effort maximize space inside — a tree trunk.

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