20 Years and Counting!

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20 Years and Counting!

We are grateful to be celebrating 20 years of business success – We started out in 1996 as a developer of single family lots with custom home for resale.

Taking a very “hands on” approach with an attention to detail while building that first home has defined the business and our continuing operations. I can still remember the first home we sold to a client, it’s still dear to my heart as the original buyer still owns the home to this day and has hired us to do minor renovations and maintenance over the years. It’s very satisfying to have a client relationship that spans 20 years!

A Change in Direction

In 2002 the company took a turn at the proverbial fork in the road so to speak. At the same time that we were building homes, we started to get inquiries from custom home build clients to have us build homes and to do remodeling work. As we took on more of this type of work, the development aspect of the company faded away and Peak Ventures dedicated itself to the business of Custom Home Builder and Remodeler.

In the last decade, with the eventual Building Cap in sight, I decided to steer the company into different markets to even out the peaks and valleys of the Whistler residential market and expanded our services to cover other market segments including Commercial projects.
 
We’ve also started servicing other geographical regions in response to demand from past clients. The geographic expansion was borne of requests from our Whistler clients that also own properties in other locations. We responded to those requests to service our existing client base and it has taken us into Downtown Vancouver, where we’ve worked on a Heritage Building in Chinatown, upscale apartments on Howe and Georgia Streets to West and North Vancouver and we’ve also found ourselves working on the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands.

My Favorite Project

My most favorite Commercial project by far was the construction of the Whistler Olympic Pavilion in the heart of Whistler (2010) This is such a unique and enjoyable community venue, it’s very gratifying to attend the summer concert series and take in the likes of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra or a rock performance and see the many smiling faces of families gathered enjoying this special venue.

Looking to the Future

20 years on, our focus is to continue to provide the excellent quality and service that our clients have come to enjoy from us and to continually offer an improved range of services. Most recently we’ve started providing Design/Build services to offer improved convenience with a one stop shop for our clients and at the same time provide them with more value for dollar spent.

Our most recent technological advancement has seen us utilize the “Passive House” prefabricated panel system from BC Passive House. The result is a super insulated wall assembly that when properly sealed is extremely energy efficient due to the high effective R values achieved.

Our ongoing success would be impossible without our fantastic clients, we look forward to a bright future and unveiling what the next 20 years will bring.