Bachelor of Arts Degree – Economics

Minor – Business Administration 

Paul Cottle worked in the construction industry part time and during summers to pay for his education at Eastern Illinois University. Upon graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business, Paul decided to take a chance and apply his hard earned knowledge to his first love-construction. After four years, Paul had a successful construction company specializing in window, door, siding and gutter installations.

In 1992, after visiting Mt. Rainier National Park, Paul said goodbye to the, “Land ofLincoln,” to realize his dreams of climbing mountains and of living an adventurous life. He has been a full time resident of Oregon ever since. In 1992, he founded Paul W. Cottle Construction (ccb#93447) which has operated very successfully for years by referrals and following the Golden Rule. Paul never deviates from his basic principles of simplicity and treating everyone with dignity, respect, and honesty. During 30 years in the construction trade Paul has completed a diverse range of projects including all phases of remodeling. In 2010, Paul met Carmen Melone and by 2011, Paul Cottle Construction (ccb#195661) was launched with new diversified services offering a fresh contemporary approach to marketing with Paul’s underlying principles of integrity and respect for all life.