📍 Bend, Oregon
“We strive to bring you the same joy we've experienced throughout years of investing in our homes"
How it all Began
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!
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.
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.