Tom Avgerakis, President
Passionate. That is probably the best way to describe Thomas Avgerakis. Whether it's in business, construction, drag racing or the innumerable things this "Souvlaki man" has done for the Portland Greek community through the years, Tom is very passionate about what he believes in. He moved to Oregon from New Jersey in 1974 with his dog, a Harley he built himself and $100. He started his first framing company, TJA, in 1978. In the mid 1980's Tom began transitioning to being a custom homebuilder after realizing he could do a much better job finishing the homes he had started than the people he was working for. Since then he has built a reputation as one of the finest quality homebuilders in the Northwest. Tom is married to Lori Avgerakis who runs the day-to-day business operations of the company. When not working, Tom enjoys working; raising his own cattle, cutting firewood (his home is heated with wood) haying fields on Parrett mountain, cooking Souvlaki at the annual Greek festival and spending time with his family. On Sundays in the spring and summer you'll find him competing at the Woodburn dragstrip.