Pheasant Hill News

2017 EcoStar Awards Finalists in Two Categories!

The Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals.  We are excited to be nominated in two categories for the 2017 Ecostar Awards. 

  • Leadership in Design & Construction
  • Technology Excellence

These awards are given to local champions of initiatives, projects and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and ecology both prosper.  The Awards will be given out on November 16th, 2017 at the EcoStar event held at the Inn at Laurel Point in beautiful Victoria, B.C.

Ken Connolly – Master Residential Builder

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association CHBA has certified our very own Ken Connolly as a Master Residential Builder (MRB).  What does this mean?  Being a Master Residential Builder is a designation that indicates Ken has pursued education and excellence in Project Management, Site Supervision, BC Building Code, Building Science, Leadership in Safety, Communication and Negotiation, Service Warranty and many other industry relevant topics.  Due to the constant changing nature of the construction industry, it is invaluable to have a Master Residential Builder overseeing projects to ensure tasks are completed in the best way possible.  Ken is the only Master Residential Builder on Vancouver Island!  Congratulations to Ken Connolly on becoming a Master Residential Builder!

2017 Vancouver Island Building Excellence Awards!

It was quite the night for us at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Vancouver Island’s VIBE Awards 2017 – we won in the following categories:

∞  Best Kitchen Reno over $75,000
     Heritage Enlightened Gallery
∞  Best Reno over $300,000
     Heritage Enlightened Gallery
∞  Best Environmental Initiative
     Gulf Island Sanctuary Gallery
∞  Renovator of the Year!
∞  Home Builder of the Year!

A big, BIG thank you goes out to our dedicated staff and subtrades who have made these projects happen and a very special thank you to our clients who first entrusted the work to us and afterwards generously offered up their homes for us to photograph and enter in the awards!

Insulation Options - by Jason Schmidt

“Insulation Options Available For An
Energy-Efficient Home” – by Jason Schmidt.
Article in the ‘Key to Real Estate’ feature of the Nanaimo Bulletin.
Page 41 of linked pdf or B4 of newspaper.

Installing Timber Frames

Beautiful timber frames being craned into place on a beautiful west coast front entry renovation and expansion.

Finalist in 6 Categories!


We are excited for the Vancouver Island Building Excellence Awards  (VIBE) as we are finalists in 6 categories!

Blower Door Test Success


Our test result is three times tighter than the Passive House requirement. This is the 2nd most air tight home in Canada!