With the need for housing steadily on the rise — across the Pacific Northwest, but especially in the Salem area — Skyline Builders has emerged as one of the region’s premier general contractors, building its business rapidly since 2020 with a commitment to building a better community at the same time.
Founded by Principal Owner Marc Gallegos and Managing Partner Landon Hattan, the company’s core values — “Transparency, Efficiency, and Integrity,” — are not only a calling card for the young business but are in perfect lockstep with the spirit of the Salem business community.
“I love those words,” Gallegos said. “And I think they are very much needed in construction because we might work with the client for two years before anything gets started in the field. So, at every meeting, we lead with that as our core value system with all of our clients, because we’ve been in their shoes, and it’s stressful, and it helps them know that everyone’s interests are aligned.”
A life-long learner who has spent most of his life in the construction industry, Gallegos is a strong believer in a relationship-based approach with his clients as a developer now. And as someone who has worked in nearly every aspect of construction with his own hands, he sees the value in that experience as he comes to the table with property managers and community partners to work on projects that provide the community with more affordable housing options.
“We can really relate to property owners and business owners, because we go through every step and we’re vertically integrated,” said Gallegos. “So, we can see around the corner of all the phases and our interests are really aligned with our clients and owners. I think that creates a relatability and understanding of how the industry works.”
While the company has added excavation to its list of services, its specialty remains in new construction, both commercial and residential. It has several completed and ongoing projects in the Willamette Valley as well as Northeast Washington. However, the most recently completed projects include Jackson Commons in Monmouth, Oregon, and the Fisher Park Apartments, located at 4370-4374 Fisher Road in Northeast Salem — both of which opened to tenants this fall.
Located just minutes from I-5, shopping, dining, and Chemeketa Community College, Fisher Park (which is managed by SMI Property Management) is home to 26 modern, pet-friendly units (ranging from 800 to 1,400 square feet) with direct access to on-site storage and a neighboring and recently revitalized public park. The units and the location are perfect for busy Chemeketa students, but are designed to accommodate the modern needs of young families and singles as well.
“And it’s vibrant,” Gallegos said excitedly about the new property. “Our motto is ‘to build a better community,’ and this is exactly the kind of thing that we would love to pour into these areas, especially with this being close to I-5 and Chemeketa. And having a park right here, I think makes it unique.”
Whether it’s offering support or connection opportunities to fellow business owners and builders, Gallegos says Skyline Builders is here for Salem as it continues to grow its own business while living up to its community-building mission.
“Whether you’re small or big, we are here to help people, and I think we can do that through construction,” he said.