Bothum Construction and students install premium wood finishes

by / Tuesday, 14 April 2015 / Published in News

David Bothum, owner of Bothum Construction, is lending his services to help students in the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program install a specialty wood tongue and groove ceiling and premium interior trim throughout Fieldstone #1, the first of eleven student-built homes.

The personal benefit to Bothum, in partnering with the CBSHBP, is working with the kids. “Not all kids are the type to sit behind a desk,” he commented. “This is a way to put what they learn in school into practice, like math, and working with your hands is becoming a lost art.”

Finishes include; covered front and back porches consisting of custom juniper, over 800 sq ft of blue pine tongue and groove vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and knotty alder doors and trim throughout the home.

Bothum is a residential general contractor, and he has been in the construction field since 1987. Bothum is known for building custom homes that are “Autographed with Quality.” According to the Bothum Construction web site, he “likes to get deep into the construction of the home and feel the layout so that special touches or special requests can be implemented that become the home owner’s one of a kind piece of art.”

In his spare time, Bothum assists with the Farm City Pro Rodeo. During the rodeo, he enjoys the interaction with the students.