About Us

The Clason Company is a licensed real estate developer and general contractor (Oregon CCB #201960) based in Ashland, OR. We love what we do, and have dedicated our careers to improving the built environment through innovation, integrity, and professionalism.

John Clason

Founder and President

John has been involved with the construction and development of residential and commercial properties since 2003. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2000 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, John began his career as a technology analyst and structures design engineer in the aerospace industry. The seeds of John’s interest in construction and development were planted in the early 2000’s, and he subsequently attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development in 2007. He spent the next six years working for a Dubai-based international real estate developer, where he played a leading role in the planning and development of large scale commercial and residential projects in Dubai, UAE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Moscow, Russia. John founded the Clason Company in January of 2014, and he currently resides in his hometown of Ashland, Oregon with his wife and five children.


"Building our dream home with John Clason and Clason Company at the helm was a truly remarkable experience...His subcontractors were the best in the valley...He was extremely honest and ethical..."

Matt & Courtney BurkholderAshland

"We could not be happier with the design, layout, and his site selection that optimizes our views of the Ashland hills... John chose simple yet modern finishes for the home that all flow together to create a beautiful, stylis ... We highly recommend John for anyone contemplating building or purchasing a new home. For the few concerns we had initially, he was extremely responsive -- he and his excellent subcontractors are easy to work with."

Steve & KathyAshland

"Working with John was such a great experience! It was our first home to buy and he was beyond patient with us. His eye for design was up to date with current trends and I was surprised to find out he had no formal design training. He did a wonderful job (no cutting corners) He's ethical, trustworthy and followed through on all (minor) issues that came up within our warranty window. I cannot recommend getting a Clason home highly enough."

Joe & Kim LangstonAshland

"We were impressed with their perseverance in getting the documentation completed with the city to get our project started. We were also pleased with the professionalism and politeness of all the subcontractors they brought to the project. And we really appreciated and enjoyed the collaborative process of designing the details of our remodel."

Marilee GrimmJacksonville

"The common complaints you hear with construction projects are “twice the cost and twice the time” — Clason Company has integrity and works diligently to deliver on their initial promises on both time and budget. They have truly made our remodel a turn-key experience, delivering a very pleasant experience as they handle all the tough issues that arise with confidence and grace."

Emily WilliamsCentral Point

"We tried going through lots of different companies for various projects and so many of them were a total flop. Clason Co. totally went to bat for us to get exactly what we wanted to have the prices we wanted. I also appreciated their transparency with costs. Also we were on a super tight schedule needing to get our kitchen done in 3-4 weeks, and they made it happen."

Vince and Tamara SmithAshland

"John built our wonderful, warm, and charming home in Southern Oregon. The quality of construction is top-notch, as he pays attention to detail and selects the best contractors. He’s a responsive and trustworthy member of the community who stands by his work. We couldn’t be happier with the experience of working with John!"

Kim and Al FrithAshland

"John had an incredibly organized and well communicated plan for moving through all the choices that we had to make. For each category of finishes, he had an expert we could speak with, a store we could visit, and a very clear budget for everything….John has always answered his phone, or gotten back to us within a day…We would definitely recommend John to anybody looking for a builder that will deliver a quality home, with first class finishes, tailored to your own personal style."

Chris MillerMedford

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