We are Cottage Construction Company, building comfortable, beautiful homes, in Humboldt County, California: as we have for over eighteen years. As design-builders and co-owners, we--John Pope and John Wrigley-- offer over 60-years of combined, building experience. Together, we employ complimentary, building and construction strategies to create homes to last for generations--which is not only good for you, but also good for the planet. Leave the details to us. We help navigate bureaucratic agencies, so your homes and special projects can be built efficiently.
I am a life-long student of design and architecture. My construction focuses on the fine art of building custom, residential, Craftsman-style homes. I've put my thinking cap on to build both Victorian and Tudor-style, new homes, too. Design informs life and life informs design. My goal is to take the one place on earth we call "home" and make it something beautiful and inspiring for the people who live within it. When I am not building, you will find me having a good time with friends and family--and, perhaps, if the wind is just right, sailboarding on the sweet waters of Big Lagoon.
Born in Humboldt County, having graduated from U.C. Davis, I then bececame a San Francisco builder for ten years. Moving back to Humboldt County, in 1997, has broughht me full-circle. I love how systems go together. Life is an open-ended building set. Raising children, building homes for our community, and enjoying the moments of food and friends around the campfire fill my soul,