Our lead carpenter, Miguel Villafane Ruiz, is originally from the small rural town of San Pedro Tidaa Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. He is the youngest of a family of ten kids and is now raising his own small family in the Hillsboro area. Growing up in the ranching tradition, he became accustomed to the demands of working long hours, the satisfaction of a job well done, and the demands of a boss with high expectations.
Upon arriving in the US at the age of 17, he started working in the trades for a high-quality house framer and continued in that job for the next ten years. In his previous work, he was exposed to extremely exacting standards, so coming to work for Capital Builders was an easy transition. Since joining our team, he has added to his broad skill set and applies precise attention to the detail needed in every job, from the first measurement to the final sweeping of your floor.
Miguel has contributed immensely to our clients’ projects dealing with siding, setting windows, excavation, paint-grade cabinetry, cedar and mahogany decks and handrails, pre-finished wood flooring, painting, drywall, roofing, finish trim, setting doors, luxury vinyl plank, luxury vinyl tile, porcelain tile, concrete flatwork, fencing, and rain drains. Here, Miguel is pictured installing a baseboard on our 18th Ikea kitchen— his 3rd. Is there anything that this employee/friend cannot do?
In construction, it is rare to find someone who has the whole package, someone who is loyal to the company, can work quickly, efficiently, with minimal supervision, with minimal errors, and yet still is thinking about how his work affects others and will be viewed later. Miguel is always thinking of the little, yet important, things like taking his shoes off or putting on covers before entering a home, being on time, and cleaning up after himself. There are some things that you can learn only from Mom! If you take a moment to get to know Miguel, you will find that he really knows his stuff, inside out, start to finish. You might even get a taste of his wicked sense of humor.
In January, Miguel celebrated five years with the company, and we are looking forward to many more.