Island Builders just completed a complete renovation to our home inside and out. My wife and I had to write a thank you to all the staff that were involved in our renovation.
We recently moved to Victoria from Ontario to retire and purchased a 1900’s home in Rockland in need of some serious restoration. We were referred by friends to Island Builders.
From the first meeting with Dave and Tim it was apparent we were dealing with very knowledgeable professionals. After setting a meeting with their Architect Randall we got started into putting our ideas and wishes to paper. We really wanted to keep the feel and warmth of the turn of the century home, but wanted all the latest conveniences and comforts. We wanted to retain and refinish most of the original woodwork which was difficult considering we stripped the house completely inside and out and alot of it was in poor condition. Not a problem explained Brad one of the finishing carpenters. Over the next week Brad and his team meticulously removed all the original turn of the century features and sent them back to the shop for refinishing. We were very impressed !!
We worked daily with Dave and his team over a period of 10 months and these guys really made the whole process a pleasure. Always on top of it and updated us regularly. This was the second time we had completed a major renovation to a house. So we sort of knew the process. Well compared to our previous renovation experience. Island Builders set a whole new level of what is available and can be expected. From the management of the job to the on site daily workings. These guys were not only skilled and professional but they treated our home like it was their own. It was clear to us that everyone involved had our best interest at heart.
Our newly renovated home has been described by friends as stunning,amazing attention to detail,just plain gorgeous. The refinishing and re installation of all our original 100 plus year old woodwork is truly amazing !!! We are completely elated and can’t say enough about this company and our whole experience from start to finish. Without a doubt we give our highest recommendation to everyone at Island Builders.
- Nick & Jocelyn Malley
We had water leaking in our basement living room and contacted Island Builders. They were extremely prompt and a came up with a cost effective solution for us. Really great crew of guys and really know their waterproofing. If you want it done right at a fair price they are the only company you need to call.
Thomas & Deb Russell
I hired Island Builders to build a glass solarium extension to my house. What a great crew of guys. Dave and Sam took care of everything and built me a sunroom extension that far exceeded any of my expectations !! I just love it and practically live in it. It really is a breathtaking room. They also built me a two tiered 2000 sq. Ft. Post and beam cedar deck off the solarium that has everyone in awe. They will be back in the fall to renovate my kitchen,living room and bathrooms. I Highly Recommend!!
Last Fall we met with Dave and Tim from Island builders about a complete renovation to our home. We met with the design team and started the process from scratch with an open mind and lots of ideas. The process was so much fun and what we finally decided on was and is nothing short of spectacular. Dave and all the guys made the entire time working together such professional and efficiently run process. They were always on time and never skipped a beat. The level of the work is really top quality craftsmanship. Their attention to detail is really impressive. We always get compliments and can’t believe this use to be our old home.
Thanks Dave and all the guys for a really great job.
John & Robyn Lyon
"Our strata complex hired Island Builders to rebuild all our decks and railings.perform repairs and waterproofing,new siding,stucco and roofing ,install new windows and doors along with new balcony enclosures for owners that wanted them.We were referred to Island Builders from our property management company as a professional firm that would help navigate us through the difficult building codes and permit process of completing repairs to our building without a complete building envelope job. That would have cost us hundreds of thousands more.
From the first meeting with their team and our strata we were very impressed. After subsequent meetings we engaged Island Builders and their team of architects and engineers to perform necessary repairs to our 38 unit complex. They took care of all the municipal requirements and hurdles associated with a project of this type. They were always professional and went above and beyond for all our owners. We had many owners express they felt they always had our best interest in hand. We as a strata fully agree.
All of their workers were courteous and very knowledgeable with any questions people had during the construction.The management team always kept us updated and had things scheduled and running very smoothly. With their ideas and input, not only did we update our building considerably. We as owners are extremely pleased with the attention to detail and how great everything they did looks !!
We without hesitation give our highest recommendation to Island Builders and look forward working with them in the future."
Jim Reynolds President Strata plan 1468
We recently had a new sunroom built by Island Builders and wow is it ever beautiful.We originally called out Island Builders in 2006 to solve some leaks we were having in our 20 year old wood sunroom that no one was able to solve for any period of time over the previous few years. We knew at the time the sunroom was quite old and should be replaced,but weren't in a position to purchase a new one.They quickly diagnosed the problem and solved our leaks. We finally decided it was time to look at replacing the old, now 30 year old sunroom, this summer and called back Island Builders to give us a quote. They showed us different options and were so knowledgeable about sunrooms. We decided on a custom built “ Designer Series” sunroom that we designed together with Sam. The difference between the dark old sunroom and our new sunroom is day and night. Sam’s suggestion of going out an additional three feet was such a great idea. The sunroom looks like its part of the architecture of the house. The quality of this sunroom is like what you see in a high end hotel. Really the nicest sunroom we have seen. We have spent pretty much the entire summer enjoying it and have received many compliments. A really quality job from a honest and professional company.
Thank you for our favourite new retreat.
- Paul & Katie Sullivan
Island Builders built us our new home and really from start to finish were just great to work with. Even with all the changes we made we still kept a tight timeline. Dave was great to work with and had things running smooth. Our project lead Tim was such a pleasure to work with. We have recommended them to friends of ours and they have agreed with us what a great team to work with.
Todd & Karen Duplesis
We hired Island Builders to lift our home and build two contemporary style rental suites below. With all the hurdles from the city Dave and his team made it all so seamless. They took care of everything and kept us in the loop the whole way. We took advantage of the “ Take Charge Program” and were able to buy all our fixtures directly from their suppliers. They actually set us up on our own accounts with knowledgeable reps so we could buy directly at their cost. With all the advice from the Dave, Tim and the staff at Island Builders we saved thousands of dollars. What a great program ! They worked with us from the beginning making suggestions on how to save money and still get the result we wanted. This really impressed my husband and I.
All of the workers were very courteous and professional and were happy to answer any of our questions. When you work with a professional firm like this. The results are nothing short of much more than we expected. Both suites rented in less than a week for considerably more than we wanted before starting the renovation. We really have to give this credit to the guidance we received throughout the renovation by the team we worked with from Island Builders.
For any work we ever need in the future, we will only use Island Builders.
- Monica & Travis Kushner
We hired Island Builders waterproofing division to solve a very tricky water leak issue. Our house foundation was against a rock and we had a natural spring that started in the rainy season out of nowhere after 17 years to leak water into our house. John came out and in short order figured out what we needed to do and we gave him the go ahead. They installed a new drain tile system and waterproofed the foundation. One year later and problem solved. Really professional, knowledgeable and very fair.
Arnie & Beth Fitzpatrick
We hired Island Builders to renovate our existing home and build an addition. We had been shopping for a contractor for over four months and had interviewed over 10 contractors before deciding to go with Island Builders.
Right from the start we knew we made the right decision to hire them. They had everything scheduled out and the job went smoothly. They were always there when they said they would be and kept us updated throughout the process. We were so impressed with the quality of work we ended up renovating our entire home. We love the glassed in dining room. All of the workers were pleasant, knowledgeable and very hardworking. Dave worked with us from the start and was always there to guide us and answer any questions we had. Very professional and really had great design ideas. Vince the job foreman was amazing and we will miss him every morning having coffee! We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a top notch professional contractor. We absolutely are in love with our new home! Thank you so much Guys!!!!
Barbara & Ken Simms