In short, we are a Custom Cabinetry & General Contracting business specializing in kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations and custom cabinets in Invermere, Radium Hotspirings, Panorama, Columbia Valley, Whistler, & Squamish.
All our custom cabinets are built in-house within our workshop located in Invermere.
For us, the single most important element is to deliver what we promised & do it in a manner which earns your trust as well as demonstrating our passion for what we do. We operate the same philosophy with our suppliers and sub-trades who we have carefully selected over the years based not only on their skills and quality products but also because of their professional attitude.
We greatly respect that each and every homeowner has a vast array of choices available when it comes to selecting a professional to execute their home renovation vision. Ultimately our goal is to ensure you and your property are looked after and treated with respect at all times. We do not operate a “hard sell” philosophy as that is not how we like to be sold to ourselves.
DESIGN – PROJECT MANAGEMENT – BUILD & FABRICATION – INSTALL
Our employee & company code of conduct
All our staff sign a comprehensive employee code of conduct when they join and are held to this. They also go through a criminal background check. Our crew use company vehicles as well as company tools & equipment. This is all part of providing the appropriate tools to get the job done in an efficient manner.
- Being considerate and respectful of our clients and their property
- Ensuring safe working practices
- Providing clear & timely communications with our clients
- Ensuring we stick to the agreed scope of work
- Comply with federal/provincial/municipal regulations
- Provide the appropriate training and on-going education as relates to new methods/technologies
- Exceed minimum levels of compliance with BC Building Code & HPO standards
- Utilize certified licensed sub-trades where appropriate
Company owner & contractor – Barry Thomson
I came to Whistler from Scotland for a ski vacation in 2003 and forgot to leave (not really but you know what I mean). I have a degree in Engineering which follows a family tradition of engineering & construction. My grandfather was a civil engineer, my father worked for the same construction firm for 35 years and I renovated 3 homes in Scotland before making the move across the water to BC where I started out by buying a run-down house in a great neighbourhood, completely remodeling the home from top to bottom & selling for a handsome profit. One thing that has not changed in the 26+ years that I have personally been renovating homes & building cabinets is a passion for what I do and the desire to always develop my skills.
As a certified Canadian ski instructor, snowboarder, keen mountain biker and hiker/runner; when I landed in BC 13+ years ago it felt like I was coming home … even though I had never been to Canada before. Having spent significant time traveling and living in the likes of Australia, Paris, French Alps, Netherlands, London & the Bay Area, I have developed a diverse taste in architecture and design.
In December of 2018 I relocated (along with the cabinet shop) to the stunning Columbia Valley. I now live in Panorama and enjoy the short 18km commute to Invermere where our cabinet shop is now located. In the winter months you may find me teaching on the slopes of Panorama or from Spring onwards hiking and riding my mountain bike. Since moving to the Invermere area I’ve even tried curling … and loved it. We also tried cross country skiing with the Ski & Ride School … a super fun evening with lots of hilarious spills!
A little more about us…
Although we have a diverse background in home renovations as well as the occasional smaller commercial project, more recently we have focused on bathroom & kitchen renovations in part to take advantage of our in-house cabinet building workshop based in Invermere, BC. However, it is very common for such projects to morph into something else.
As well as being members of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), we are strong believers in supporting local businesses wherever possible with our sub-trades being based in the communities we serve. Inevitably due to availability many of our products & materials are purchased from suppliers located further afield. We are also a Better Business Bureau accredited business with an A+ rating. As required for all contractors, we carry business licenses for each of the areas we operate in as well as full commercial liability insurance coverage for $5 million and of course WCB cover for our employees, as do our licensed sub-trades. To date, we have never had reason to make use of the insurance policy … but it is there should the need ever arise!