Our Story

Creekstone Designs Brings Your Unique Vision to Life

Hello, and thanks for wanting to know more about Creekstone Designs.  I founded Creekstone Designs in Minneapolis, Minnesota where I had been doing double duty as a remodeler and business consultant. As much as I loved the world of consulting, my passion was in redesigning homes for others, so ultimately I choose to leave consulting behind and dedicate my heart and time to designing and creating spaces for clients.


John May

I grew up in Los Angeles, but half way through high school my family moved to South Dakota. After a little culture shock I moved on to attend St. John’s University in Minnesota focusing on Economics and Art, which lead to a career with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.  My 20’s were spent living a wonderfully intense life in big business. Specializing in Process development & Change Management which inspired me, but my heart and time was always veering back to designing and building.

After a bicycle trip across the country and taking a sabbatical to teach skiing, I discovered and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and ultimately decided to move my life and the business to Portland, Oregon.

Today I live in a wonderful place, working with a team of incredibly hard working and talented people, to deliver great design and craftsmanship.

Outside of Creekstone Designs my time is spent as a member of the Technical Team of Professional Ski Instructors of America NW (http://www.psia-nw.org/who-we-are/technical-team-members/) ,  sitting on the PSIA-NW Board of Directors, working part time as a ski instructor at Mt. Hood Meadows and chasing the occasional trout with a fly rod.

John is a man of integrity. He went to incredible lengths to see to it that the highest quality of workmanship was adhered to. He flawlessly directed team after of team of qualified professionals to complete their portion of the project. He kept us, and everyone else involved, informed on a consistent basis. Our live are enriched by his work and his presence in our lives. John is a joy to work with and will be an asset to any job or project. – Karol Miller