In the News


The Science of Acoustics
[Spruce Magazine - Spring 2024]

Horizon Pacific Contracting’s Tim Agar talks with Spruce Magazine about the elements of building quieter, more peaceful homes. From architectural features to modern building materials, find out how the science of sound is changing the way we build.


House of Glass
[Spruce Magazine - Winter 2023]

Aaron Baird wanted to live in a glass house. As a fervent plant owner working as a software designer, Baird’s wish was to build a home entirely filled with light. He would settle, though, for as many windows as was legally allowable.

Custom built waterfront home in Victoria

Precipice of Design
[Spruce Magazine - Summer 2023]

When Tim Agar first met Xinwen Liu, she came to his office with an interpreter. She spoke very little English and was struggling to find a designer who could translate her vision for a coastal home into a reality for her family.

High Fidelity Spruce Magazine Feature

High Fidelity
[Spruce Magazine - Spring 2023]

Dedicated listening rooms help music lovers tune in and unwind, and are becoming increasingly popular luxury features in homes — for good reason.

Horizon’s Tim Agar explains the mechanics of a room built for sound.

Spruce Magazine - Fall 2022

Life on the Water
[Spruce Magazine - Fall 2022]

Douglas and Brenda MacAskill were living overseas when they made the choice to retire in Victoria. They’d lived here in the 90s and loved the ocean atmosphere, space and accessibility to town. So, when they found a waterfront property in Saanich, they knew it was almost perfect.


Modern Drama
[Spruce Magazine - Fall 2021]

When two Victoria homeowners made the choice to build a new home on their Oak Bay property, they anticipated some of the challenges: agreeing on size, layout and the design. What they hadn’t expected was having to make those choices more than once.


Life in Harmony
[YAM Magazine - September 2020]

Using the principles of feng shui, this family created a home that exists in perfect balance with its environment. Working with the landscape’s natural contours, the home is an invitation to slow down thanks to architecture that incorporates nature into the design to make the space welcoming, comfortable, and harmonious.

Recreating A Classic - SPRUCE Magazine

Creating a Classic
[Spruce Magazine - Summer 2020]

When homeowner Val Pattee lost his wife Joan last spring, his 4,000-square-foot home felt like too much. “I had long ago decided that if I was ever on my own, I would have a smaller condo, and I wanted it to be on the water,” says the former Canadian Armed Forces major-general.


Mountain Lodge Inspired
[SPRUCE Magazine - Spring 2020]

This luxury custom home in North Saanich was built for a couple with two different visions — the husband loved the west coast modern style, the wife craved the rustic coziness of a mountain chalet. The result was a ingenious blend of the two.


Modern Masterpiece
[TWEED Magazine Feature]

Find out how an Oak Bay family redeveloped this beautiful property on Beach Drive into a spectacular west coast modern home while achieving the Built Green “Platinum” status.

midcentury townhome makeover

Retro Remix
[YAM Magazine Cover Story]

Read how a visionary baby boomer couple downsized into a one-level Fairfield townhome, transforming it from a 70s era building into a gorgeous mid-century modern home. With the help of interior designer Ivan Meade and Horizon, the couple now has a home “We could look forward to aging in,” says home owner Carol Tastad.

Horizon restores a Samuel Maclure home

Marvelous Makeover
[TWEED Magazine Cover Story]

Read how an Oak Bay couple brought a century-old Samuel Maclure heritage home into the 21st century with the help of Horizon’s Tim Agar. “Every time he steps foot on the property, he brings value,” says home owner Michael Hooton.


Horizon rebuilds a 130-year-old Fernwood character home [YAM magazine feature]

More than a century of wear and tear left this heritage beauty worn out. Horizon was hired to bring it back to life with a complete rebuild. Starting with a house lift, Horizon repoured the foundation, and painstakingly restored and modernized the interior and exterior, bringing it into the 21st century, while respecting its stylistic past.

Victoria News Story Miller Family

First Step Up Project is for the Miller Family [Victoria News]

The Miller family home renovation is the first project selected under Horizon Pacific’s Step Up Community Build Program. The project involved creating a main floor bedroom, ensuite, and expanded entrance doors and walkways for sixteen-year-old Corvin Miller. Corvin has tuberous sclerosis and grand map seizure disorder, which impairs his ability to walk and leaves him unable to manage stairs.


Fine Homebuilding Finalist Story in Times Colonist

This Times Colonist newspaper recently covered our Fine Homebuilding Reader’s Choice Award candidate. As the only finalist from Canada, this home was selected from dozens of entries, and continues to attract a lot of attention.


Victoria's First Holmes Approved Home Featured on Cover of Inaugural Issue of Spruce Magazine

The cover home and feature article in Spruce Magazine’s premiere issue showcases a Horizon-built custom home offering modern design and materials that meet a large urban family’s practical needs. It is a striking example of how design and building innovation can come together to fulfill a homeowner’s dream.


Uplands Home Reno featured on Victoria Art Gallery 2017 House Tour

A top to bottom renovation to this Uplands home redesigned the layout to showcase the homeowner’s art and better meet the couple’s needs, including adding aging-in-place features. This home was featured on the Victoria Art Gallery 2017 House Tour.


Iconic Beach Drive Home Featured in Capital Home Magazine

This multiple award-winning Oak Bay home includes an iconic flat-roof design and expansive outdoor kitchen, among other luxurious comforts. Despite being close to 10,000 sq ft, it is certified Built Green Platinum, the highest possible, resulting in an environmental footprint that has been minimized through a combination of design and technology. Feature starts on page 10.


Spring / Summer 2016 - SALT Magazine

The editors of SALT magazine sit down with Tim Agar of Horizon Pacific Contracting and finds out what Horizon does differently when building a sunroom. Tim explains how its all about planning, especially when considering future buildings and their ability to add sunrooms later.


September 2015 - Boulevard Magazine - Chiltern Renovation

Take a look at this stunning Victoria home renovation. A great showcase piece of what a full renovation can do! This article from Boulevard touches on some of the unique areas of this renovation project.


July 2013 - Boulevard Magazine - Fir Tree Glen Custom Home

We continue to get so many questions about this home, so it’s no wonder Boulevard Magazine wanted to feature this home on the front page. Take a sneak peak at this custom home, and what inspired the home owners to fulfil their vision with us.”


July 2013 - Boulevard Magazine - Radical Rockland Renovation

From blank canvas to artistic sophistication. This article from Boulevard features before and after photos that help showcase some of the stunning transformations that we tackled during this renovation project.


Nov / Dec 2010 - Boulevard Magazine - Cardigan Road Custom Home

Meet the owners of this wonderful custom home we built in 2009. With interviews and information from both the home designer, you get a true sense of the care and time that went into building their dream home.