Ken McKinnon Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award!

Retired owner of Pacific Builders’ Supplies, Ken McKinnon, was awarded the Lifetime Achiever Award at the Black Tie Awards 2012 this past Saturday.  Ken has been a highly influential contributor and supporter of our community and this award is certainly well deserved!   Press Release & Biography: March 6, 2012:… Read More

Garden Suites & Lane Houses

Via SOS Design – City of Victoria has developed a policy to allow Garden Suites on properties of Single Family Homes. SOS Design has developed a Garden Suite that is in compliance with the intent of the bylaws. This 37m² (400 ft²) one bedroom suite is available as pre-fabricated packages from… Read More

Wooden 30-Storey Tall High-Rise in Vancouver

Article via CNN – Instead of concrete jungles could our cities become urban forests of wooden skyscrapers? Swapping cement and steel for timber is the vision of a number of environmentally-minded architects who are planning high-rise buildings across the world. Architect Michael Green has plans for a 30-story wooden skyscraper… Read More

Career Opportunity – Sales Representatives

   We are seeking Truss, Engineered Wall Systems and Engineered Wood Products Sales Reps for contractor and residential sales: Job Overview: Under direct supervision, represents the company providing sales and customer service at the customer’s site; facilitates generating sales by gathering data for technical staff related to customer needs and… Read More

Mike Holmes Makes it Pink!

Check out this press release regarding the endorsement of PinkWood by Mike Holmes! Blair Nutting, VP of Sales & Marketing for PinkWood was in Toronto for the filming of the first episode of the new television show “Make it Right” last Tuesday. The new show airs in September and Mike… Read More

Release of the ‘Case for Tall Wood Buildings’

  BC Wood shared a great article with us from Canadian Newswire about The Case for Tall Wood Buildings. Unconventional Thinking Helps Architects and Engineers ‘Find the Forest Through the Trees’ Guests at the Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards last night were not only witness to an inspirational evening… Read More

Pacific Homes’ Largest Wall Panels!

 Our customer in Qualicum Bay, BC was nice enough to allow us to video the first stage of construction for his new garage. The truck’s crane was a huge help in maneuvering the walls into place for this Pacific Homes garage package. The garage is 24’x50’ with six 10’ high… Read More

New Homeowners Tax Incentive

The BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus Subject to approval by the legislature, the BC Government intends to implement a temporary BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus.  Effective February 21, 2012 to March 31, 2013, the bonus is a one-time refundable personal income tax credit worth up to $10,000. Click… Read More