We are excited to be part of a new program offered by the City of Portland. The Field Issuance Reward Program or FIR names Western Oregon Builders as a recognized contractor and company in the area of excellence in building and design and gives us clearance to start projects before receiving permits which can often delay things substantially. In other words, Portland recognizes that we do solid work and understand the codes.
Here is some more information from their website:
The FIR program was implemented in 2003 as a pilot program to serve contractors who perform recurring residential alterations, additions on one or two family dwellings and accessory structures (new and existing) to streamline the plan review and inspection process. The State of Oregon approved the program in 2006 as a permanent Special Alternative Inspection Program and is the only residential program adopting this model is the United States at this time.
The FIR program model is based on one Senior Combination Inspector performing process management, plan review and inspections (concept to construction), for the entire life of your project. The FIR model is successful based on the communication and partnership between contractor and FIR Inspector, allowing for flexibility and solution based approach for simple to complex residential projects.
The FIR program does not relax code requirements, or provide lower inspection or licensing standards required under State of Oregon Statutes, Administrative Rules or City of Portland Municipal Titles.
Review the FIR Registered Contractor List, that is updated as needed online: