Pavlo grew up working with wood in rural Michigan. His father Jack was a builder and instilled in Pavlo an eye for detail and a spirit of excellence in his craftsmanship. Pavlo moved to Lake Tahoe in 1991 to pursue his dream of living and skiing in a mountain town.
He has been working in the construction industry for thirty-six years, thirty-two of which are based in the Truckee/Tahoe area. Through the years of building in the mountains, Pavlo has learned what is necessary to create buildings that have sustaining beauty and value. He knows that harsh mountain environments require understanding and skill in layering different building materials to protect a home from the forces of snow, water, wind, the cold temperatures and a dry climate.
Pavlo started Mountain Life Construction in 2003 with the vision of helping his clients create home environments that reflect their mountain lifestyles. Pavlo recognizes that certain people are drawn to the mountains for a variety of reasons. Skiing, boating, hiking, or just getting away from it all and relaxing with friends and family are just a few reasons people are attracted to a life in the mountains. Whatever the reason, people find something special about having a home in the Sierras. Pavlo listens to his client’s particular desires for their lifestyle, and then works to design and build a home that reflects those wishes and needs.
Safira is a Truckee/Tahoe native as well as Pavlo’s daughter. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University and Law Enforcement Academy. Safira has worked as a Park Ranger and an Operations Manager for a high-end winery in Sonoma County.
Safira returned to Lake Tahoe to join the family business and innitially began working in the field at Mountain Life Construction. She gained a knowledge of the construction process and practices as an apprentice. She learned site management and maintenance, detailed finish work, and how a project runs from start to finish. After gaining boots-on-the-ground experience of the construction industry, Safira moved into a project management role .
Safira now manages project scheduling, customer support, selections, allowances, and subcontractor relations. Safira uses her eye for design and artistic skill to provide 3D renderings of interior and exterior details and designs.