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

Garden Suites & Auxiliary Dwelling Units gaining popularity.

Garden Suites & Auxiliary Dwelling Units gaining popularity. At one time, multi-generational living was the norm rather than the exception in family homesteads. The emerging popularity of ‘garden suites’ or auxiliary dwelling units is initiating a return to this type of living arrangement all over North America, and on the… Read More

East Kootenay Haven Takes Home Two Georgie Awards!

East Kootenay Haven wins two 2017 Georgie Awards Congrats to our good friends at LWE Builders and the rest of the Pacific Homes Team for the excellent work on the East Kootenay Haven project. Our design team, which included Larry Schwazer (Truss Designer), John Veuger (Wall Designer) & Elijah Fraser… Read More

Cost Plus or Contract Building?

Cost Plus or Contract Building

 Cost Plus or Contract Building? When planning to build a new home and you’re choosing a licensed general contractor, the two main ways to proceed are by having a fixed contract with allowances for the products and labour or a cost plus contract where you are given the invoices to pay… Read More

9 Reasons to Build in the Winter

                Wait, what? Build in the winter? YES! You can build in the winter and in fact it may be more advantageous to build now vs. building in the busier spring/summer months. In Canada we tend to think in terms of a distinct… Read More