Should You Renovate or Rebuild?

Ken McKinnon

On June 10, 2017 the founder of our company, Ken McKinnon, died at the age of 92.  Out of respect for the company he built and the many lives he touched we thought we would share the eulogy that was given at the funeral by his sons Wayne and Grant… Read More

Should You Renovate or Rebuild?

  This is a popular question that I often discuss with my clients at Pacific Homes. Many people end up in this situation and aren’t sure which way to go. Whether it is the cabin that Grandpa built or the century old home that you have purchased in a mature… Read More

Cowichan Valley Bike To Work Week Champs!

Cowichan Valley, BC  Thousands of people across B.C. traveled to and from work on two wheels earlier this month. Our team of veteran riders Elijah Fraser, Jim Allair and Drayson Akhurst, headed up our dynamic team at Pacific Homes. We had a total of thirteen riders who all contributed to… Read More

A Guide To Choosing Your Floor Framing System

Floor Framing Systems You’ve reworked your floor plan, adjusted the orientation and window placement to take advantage of views and southern exposure, and tweaked roof lines to match the home you have envisioned for months and years. But how much thought have you given to your floor framing system? Unlike… Read More

Can you build a custom prefab green home at very little additional cost?

Innovation: In the building industry, we’ve all heard words like Lean, Net Zero, and Passive, but what does that mean when it comes to integrating these into our homes efficiently and cost effectively? Lean houses are exactly that, lean! While preserving value and quality, lean homes are stripped of unnecessary… Read More

Cowichan Valley MLA Candidates Visit Pacific Homes

Cowichan Valley MLA Candidates Visit Pacific Homes Days before the British Columbia Provincial General Election, Pacific Homes hosted local Cowichan Valley candidates at our Cobble Hill office and production facility. General Manager, Lorne Winship, led the tour and took questions from Sonia Furstenau (BC Green Party), Steve Housser (BC Liberal),… Read More

Supplier Becomes Builder

After 19 years of living in Duncan, in our Pacific Home package (the Timbercrest), our family embarked on building a new home in Mill Bay. The first shovel went into the ground in late May of 2016 and we managed to move in just 4 days prior to Christmas. The… Read More

History of our 1952 Chev Delivery Truck

History of the 1952 Pacific Builders Chev Delivery Truck This truck was the first delivery truck when Pacific Builders Supplies started in 1959.  It was originally used in logging by Andy Simard and then bought by the business as part of Andy’s equity in the fledgling building supply business.  Andy… Read More