About Stafford Holdings

Leadership Team

Gordon Root – Principal & Founder

1995-2012 Board of Directors of HBA (Metro Portland) | 2012 Elected and served as President of HBA | 2013 “Builder of the Year” award

A 1981 graduate from Oregon State University, Gordon began his career in the land development business in 1984 through acquiring distressed real estate from the FSLIC. His experience spans all types of properties, (residential, commercial, and industrial), but his primary focus has been residential developments. His experience is in land entitlements and development. He has entitled over 5,000+ lots, acting as principal in excess of $278,000,000 in real estate transactions to date. Gordon has deep ties within the home building industry and has served on the Board of Directors at the Homebuilders Association of Metro Portland for 17 years (serving as an officer for 5 of those years), and was elected and served as President of the premier industry trade association in 2012. As a result, he has a large network of industry professionals and he maintains excellent relationships with a multitude of elected officials. Gordon was honored with the coveted “Builder of the Year” award in 2013 and has been actively involved with the prestigious NW Natural Street of Dreams. which is the nation’s longest-running luxury home show.


Rick Waible – Principal & Founder

Principal with over $283,000,000 in real estate transactions | Developed over 3,600 lots to date | Multiple Award winner at ‘Street of Dreams’

After serving his country in the 325th Division of the 82nd Airborne of the Army, Rick was ready to begin his career in the construction industry in 1988. Rick began working through most of the trades where he developed a strong knowledge of the home building business from the ground up. Rick constructed his first house in 1991 and developed his first lot partition in 1992 with several smaller-sized rural developments to follow. Throughout the 90’s, Rick continued to remodel and build dozens of homes while working in the trade industry. Small development projects turned into larger projects which led to the founding of Taurus Homes and Development. At Taurus Homes, Rick built over 500+ homes ranging from starter homes to luxury homes. He is a 12 time award winner at the NW Natural Street of Dreams event, including the coveted “Best of Show” award. In addition to residential building and development, Rick has also developed and constructed industrial and commercial property. Rick has the ability to envision and rapidly develop housing options that fit on the available inventory of lot sizes. Rick is always up to a challenge that employs his personality, expertise and talents.

Our Staff

Here at Stafford Holdings we are ground engaged – bringing several new residential development projects through feasibility in an effort to meet the need for housing in Oregon. Knowing that real estate development can take years between land approvals to permitting, it is good to be on top of the game. It takes a team to get there. The Stafford team is in a word – amazing. Really.

Bryan Cavaness | Morgan Will | Spencer Vetter | Barbara Reutov | Mark Samper | Karen Leplante | Derek Hanson | Dan Kiolbasa