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March 6th, 2024, Erin Wriston, CEO and Owner of Kingston Homes received the NAHB Pink Hat Industry Trailblazer Award. This year marked the 1st Annual Pink Hard Hat Awards, representing Professional Women in Building for Clark County. For Erin, the secret to her success is supporting those around her to

Chuck began his career in the building industry in 1974, working through various trade disciplines, and eventually landed in the custom home building industry. Chuck’s vast experience in all aspects of the building offers a wealth of knowledge and guidance to the Kingston team and our customers. As our general

In the world of home design, there has been a subtle yet impactful transformation in interior design, especially when it comes to tiles. Practicality is merging with artistic flair, and tile selections have become an important element in setting the mood and ambiance of a space. We’re seeing a renewed

As we leave the warm summer months and prepare for changing seasons, It’s important to take preventative steps to protect your home from damage. To help you get started, we have a few suggestions to safeguard your home against the changing weather. Schedule an Appointment to Have Your HVAC Serviced

Erin J. Wriston, Owner of Kingston Homes, was recently interviewed for an article highlighting Professional Women in Building. In the interview, Erin discusses her motivation and journey to leadership in her local home-building market. “Erin J. Wriston’s journey with Kingston Homes is more than just a story; it’s a testament

Due to a shortage of housing, more than one-third of homes built in the U.S. are new construction. If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve most likely considered building a house over purchasing a pre-owned one. But how do you choose the right home builder of all the builders in

More and more millennials are building a home for themselves instead of buying. Statistics show that 43% of today’s home buyers are millennials, more than any other generation. But what do millennials look for in a home? And what are some key characteristics of a millennial custom home? That’s what

Situated north of Portland, Oregon, against the bank of the flowing Columbia River is where you’ll find Vancouver, Washington, a beautiful and thriving city backdropped by snow-covered mountaintops thriving with activity, opportunity, and growth. Here, you’ll find a vibrant nightlife, an abundance of outdoor activities, and an ideal lifestyle for

Did you know that homes with an outdoor living space sell faster and for more money than those without? An outdoor pizza oven alone can add up to 3.4% to a home’s value on the market. Most importantly, when you add covered outdoor living space to your design,  you create

Kingston Homes is involved in developing a 100-acre parcel for a new single-family home community called NorthSide. Construction began on the first phase of this 281-lot multi-phase community this past June. The project will eventually add nearly 700 residents to one of the fastest-growing areas in Clark County, WA. City

You’ve decided to build your custom home, and your search produces an endless supply of floor plans. But which floor plan is right for your lifestyle? And how do you choose the custom home design to meet your needs within your budget?  Here are some tips to guide you through

Over the last couple of years, there has been a steady rise in multi-generational households across our country. With more options for multi-generational floor plans, families are finding this type of lifestyle as an appealing, long-term choice. Not only does home sharing make it easier for families to buy in

Building your new custom home is one of the most significant investments you’ll probably make in your lifetime. So make sure you plan to include upgrades to your home design that will boost your home’s value. Here are some of the home upgrades that most of our clients choose when

Before 2020, we would not have imagined that the kitchen would become the central hub of our everyday lives. But, with the new normal of more people working, learning, and staying home, the kitchen is a place where most of our home life happens.   Now more than ever, homeowners want

Written by Erin Wriston  |  Photo: Chuck Waldal, Erin Wriston, and Chris Galyon Kingston Homes was formed in 2011 as my husband Jeff and I faced the challenges of the devastating housing bust and recession. Logic may have told us that it was not a good time to start a

Over the past year, we’ve spent more time at home than quite possibly any other time in our lives. And with so many of us settling into making that the norm for our lives, creating spaces that provide what we need aesthetically and energetically has become essential. One of the

Kingston Homes in the News

The Camas/Washougal Area Welcomes a Vibrant New Community

The Columbian  |  October 18, 2021

Kingston Homes is involved in the development of a 100-acre parcel for a new single-family home community called NorthSide. Construction began on the first phase of this 281-lot multi-phase community this past June. The project will eventually add nearly 700 residents to one of the fastest growing areas in Clark County. City officials say it would be amongst the largest ever in the city (The Columbian, 2019).  READ MORE>>

Building the home of their dreams

Vancouver Business Journal  |  March 13, 2020

Being in the male-dominated industry of home building, owner of Kingston Homes Erin Wriston said there are many times people are shocked to find out that she is the owner of the business. “After they survive the initial shock, it is usually business as normal,” Wriston said. “I have made an effort to hire and support women in the industry. At Kingston we have an outstanding woman job supervisor, which is extremely rare in the business.” READ MORE>>