Meet Our Team

Forrest Castile, CKBR, UDPC | Owner

Forrest Castile

Forrest, a third generation craftsmen, has had a passion for building since he was a little boy. Born and raised in Oregon, he moved to Eugene in 1995. Forrest soon began working on many construction projects for his friends. In 1997, Forrest decided to start Castile Kitchen & Bath. His consistent strive for quality construction, high end craftsmanship and attention to detail, has allowed Forrest to produce beautiful work for his clients. As the years have gone by, Forrest has integrated the utmost importance of integrity and incomparable customer service within Castile Kitchen & Bath, creating a company known for quality while exceeding client expectations.

Forrest and his wife Jen have been married since 2008, and now have small kids Ben and Emma. He enjoys spending time playing with his kiddos, hiking, running, racquetball and remodeling their 1920’s house.

Jen Castile | Owner/General Manager

Jen Castile

Jen is the heartbeat of Castile Kitchen & Bath. With a passion for renovation and an eye for detail, she understands the difference between done and done very well. After spending her childhood in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, Jen followed her dreams to Oregon, where she met her soon-to-be husband, Forrest. It wasn’t long before she found herself involved with our company’s projects, and began the process of remodeling their own home, a 1920’s bungalow in the heart of Eugene. Jen now runs the day-to-day business operations, and with more than 15 years of business management experience, she ensures that Castile Kitchen & Bath will be available to serve the Emerald Valley for years to come.

Jen and her husband Forrest have been married since 2008. They live with two kids, two birds, a dog and a cat. Jen enjoys gardening, baking, body building, hanging out with the kids, and long walks through Eugene’s diverse neighborhoods.

Steven Fussell | Design Consultant

Steven Fussell

Steven, a veteran of the trades brings 46 years of experience in the construction industry with him as part of the Castile team.  A man with a warm smile and quick wit, he is always eager to jump in to help when needed, go the extra mile, and to learn any new task thrown his way!

Steven and his wife moved to Eugene over 30 years ago from Huntington Beach, California, falling in love with the beauty of the Willamette Valley and diversity it offers. He enjoys an active lifestyle, martial arts, spending time with family, and checking out the many fine dining opportunities that Eugene has to offer. Steven and his wife have a daughter, and 2 grandchildren that they adore.

Nikki Dalo | Design Consultant

Nikki Dalo

Nikki grew up in West Texas in a family that come from the trades. In 2005 she and her family relocated to Portland, Oregon. By 2009, they found themselves just outside of Corvallis updating turn-of-the-century farmhouse. During this time she realized her intuitive eye for design, and an ability to create a warm and inviting space for friends and family to gather. Her natural propensity to genuinely connect with people and her ability in sales makes for a natural fit for your first point of contact with the Castile team!

Goal-oriented and organized, Nikki brings light-hearted positivity to the workplace and to her clients. She truly loves helping others. In her free time, she enjoys sharing meals and exploring the beauty and wonder of Oregon’s landscapes with her children, family and friends. In addition to working as a Castile Design Consultant she has a handmade soap business, enjoys art and music and is a member of a local, community brass and winds band where she plays trumpet and sings.

Mac Wood | Design Assistant

Mac Wood of Castile Kitchen and Bath

Mac grew up in Charlottesville Virginia, moved to Boulder where he attended and graduated from the University of Colorado.  After graduating he was off to New Zealand for an adventure of a lifetime, he walked across New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail, this 1800 mile hike took him 6 months to complete.

Back from New Zealand, with a plan to attend the University of Oregon to obtain a masters degree in sustainable architecture, he relocated to Eugene. Mac’s drive and motivation lead him in the door of Castile Kitchen & Bath as he pursued work in construction industry, looking be be part of a reputable team. With a passion for design and architecture, an eye for detail, great spacial awareness he has become an asset to the Castile design team.

Mac enjoys connecting with friends, reading, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and he’s up for any adventure in the great outdoors.

Rich Barnes, CLC | Lead Carpenter

Rich Barnes

Rich grew up in Eureka California, attended College at Arizona State, moved to Washington and Michigan and finally settled with his family in Bend, Oregon. In 2006 he relocated to Eugene. Rich is a veteran of the construction industry. He shows remarkable and reliable intelligence on multiple aspects of any job he has been presented with!

Rich has two adult children, Derek and Raeann, who also live in Oregon. He loves to watch college sports, especially Ducks games as he is a huge fan. He enjoys grilling outdoors and considers himself a great cook. In his spare time, Rich will golf, kayak, bicycle and backpack; basically any activity he can do while outdoors to enjoy the beautiful Oregon he calls home.

Jesse Jones | Lead Carpenter

Jesse Jones

Jesse was visiting Oregon from his hometown of Inyokern in California with his family in 2012. Shortly after his visit, Oregon called him back and he decided to make a permanent home here with his family. Jesse has several years’ experience with various types of construction-related trades. Jesse came onboard with Castile Kitchen & Bath motivated and hit the ground running as the carpenter’s assistant, quickly rising to become a qualified carpenter. He brings to work an enthusiasm and drive, always prepared for whatever the day may bring!

Jesse and his wife Sheree have three boys: Jesse, Andrew and Mason. Jesse enjoys playing and watching sports as well as fishing and camping. While in Eugene, Jesse and his wife like to find new and fun places to eat, as well as go to both Ducks and Emeralds games.

Keith Leesman | Lead Carpenter

Keith, a second generation craftsman has been part of the construction industry for as long as he can remember. He is a life-long resident of Lane County, born and raised in the Eugene/Springfield area. His father was a local home builder who operated in the area for over 50 years. At a young age Keith would find himself on job sites helping his dad and learning all that he could. Today he is a veteran in the construction industry, known for his quality craftsmanship and his patience and ability to teach the upcoming generation in our growing industry. Keith was one of Forrest Castile’s original mentors as he was just getting started in the remodeling industry.

Keith now calls Harrisburg, Oregon his home. He enjoys spending time working on his Koi pond, where you can find a variety of animals; fish, bullfrogs, and turtles, along with many native plants. He is an avid Oregon Ducks fan and the master at making jalapeño butter-injected, Cajun-rubbed, deep-fried turkey.

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