The Eastern Oregonian has wrote a wonderful article about the energy-efficient homes our students are creating. Click Here to read more.

Hermiston School District and the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program will host the head of the Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian, on September 18, when he visits the Fieldstone #2 home site and connects with the students as they work on the project. Labor Commissioner Avakian works to strengthen Oregon’s

The district is proud to announce that Tim and Linda Turner, former Hermiston School District teachers, have purchased Fieldstone #1, the first of eleven student-built houses planned in the Fieldstone Crossing subdivision. Coming in at $330,033.00, the Turner’s bid was officially accepted by the district on June 22, as part of a closed-bid process used

The Board of Education unanimously approved administration’s action plan to sell Fieldstone #1, the first of eleven student-built homes located on West Angus Ave, as presented at its Special Meeting on Monday, April 27. Deputy Superintendent Wade Smith reviewed the timeline, process, and documents necessary to offer up the high-end 2050 sq ft home for

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

Chad Poznanski, of CAP Construction LLC, has been on the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program job site for the last two weeks. He is assisting students with tile work in the entryway and bathrooms, as well as general contracting work on the decks and accent shake siding. Poznanski feels a personal benefit of his involvement

Students participating in the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program have partnered with professional landscaper Doug Bennett, of Doug Bennett Landscaping. His collaboration has including classroom instruction, site plan drafting and preparation, as well as onsite install. The Hermiston Herald recently reported on the partnership and practical experiences learned. Read the full article here on the

The Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program invites community and industry partners to an open-house for its first student-built home. The home viewing will be Monday, March 2, from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the home site, 895 W Angus Ct., adjacent to Armand Larive Middle School. The student workers, program advisor, and district representatives

On Wednesday, February 25th, students from the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program were welcomed by Representative Greg Smith at the Oregon State Capitol.  The program was featured as a model Career and Technical Education Program.

Utilizing a double layer model of polyurethane spray foam and fiberglass batt roll insulation, Randy Moulton of Mr. Insulation has raised the R-value to R26 for the exterior walls, over the R21 code rating. R-value is the measure of thermal resistance; it depends on a solid material’s resistance to conductive heat transfer. The higher value