About Us

Our Story

📍 Bend, Oregon

“We strive to bring you the same joy we've experienced throughout years of investing in our homes"

We believe every home has possibilities. Our mission is to help you create the functional, beautiful home you have always wanted. We think each and every project we tackle deserves attention to detail with quality materials and design consideration.

The Story

How it all Began

We’ve lived in 9 different homes during our 25 years of marriage, and each one was perfect in its own way. We’ll never forget the summer nights we slept on the main floor of our first home, a cute Northeast Portland bungalow. There was no roof on the second floor as we added our master en suite, as well as a nursery for our first child. It has been a journey and a joy to come to the realization that what we both truly love is renovating homes, and watching the transformation of each project.

Our first house in Bend was a 90’s builder-grade home, and Derrick took on the bulk of renovating it himself, from demo to installing new flooring, painting and carpentry to a major kitchen remodel — and much more! We’re still working on it as we write this, and it’ll be a work in progress for several years as we continue to upgrade one room at a time.

Clouz Houz was founded on our love of residential real estate, and on the desire to bring years of personal experience with our own home projects to clients and potential buyers. We invested in our first Bend investment project in 2021. It sold three days on market over asking price. There were bumps in the road for sure (delays, supply chain issues, pandemic, etc.), as there usually are with any project, but we learned from it all and kept on trucking. That’s how we roll!

Follow along with us on this crazy journey of triumphs, errors, laughs, headaches, tears and lots and lots of fun on the way as we lovingly tackle one project at a time. We would love to work with you!

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About Derrick

As a graduate of Linfield College, Derrick spent the first 25 years of his career in the financial advisory industry. After helping hundreds of clients manage their investments, he decided he needed a change and a fresh perspective on his life priorities. He chose to take a huge leap of faith and move to Bend with his family, where he furthered his passion for using his technical skills as a carpenter and entrepreneur. He is now a licensed and bonded General Contractor, along with a Residential Real Estate Agent. In his spare time you can find Derrick watching any sports game (he's not picky), whipping up his favorite recipes in the kitchen and on the BBQ, or sipping on an aged Scotch.

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About Allison

Allison graduated from the University of Oregon and spent years as an Executive Assistant at Nike. After several years as a stay-at-home mom, she decided to open her own design studio, Allison Clouser Interiors, in 2018. When she and Derrick moved to Bend, she co-founded Design Bar and was a Principal Designer from 2019-2022. Interior design is her passion, and she has an acute ability to understand each client's specific style. The result: a home that is not only inviting and approachable, but most importantly, feels like home. She and Derrick live with their children and Golden Retrievers, Max and Lucy. In her free time, she can be found taking long walks with the dogs or shopping for the perfect vintage accessory.

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Okay guys… here’s a look at some of my fits throughout the week… yep, it’s usually casual Mondays and Fridays for me 🙂 Bend is super chill, but I love dressing up and feeling good about myself and ready to tackle my to-do’s. Do you follow @shop.with.caroline? I absolutely adore her… talk about a boss babe killing it in her 50’s! Her mantra: Choose Happy! Choose You! Yes You Can! Get Up. Get Dressed. Let’s Do This!” has transformed me. 

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So if you are new here, welcome to our monthly edit! Every month we share what we are coveting and feeling inspired by over on our blog. Sometimes it is that “one special piece” that sparks our creativity! And we aren’t just talking home design… how we look makes us feel good too (cue more self care). It’s the little things - whether buying yourself a new pair of shoes or investing in a key piece for your home, our hope is these edits bring you some joy too! To SHOP these items, type “LINKS” in the comments below or shop our LTK (link in bio)!