In the News


Mountain Chalet Meets West Coast Modern [SPRUCE magazine feature]

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.

Award Winning Uplands Home Balances Style And Eco-Sensitivity [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 on Mid-Century Home [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

Maclure Heritage Home Gets 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.

Step up Program Featured in Saanich News

The Saanich News contacted us regarding our Step up Community build program, and so we sat down to go over the details and how we invision it helping the community.

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.

May 2016 - Pacific Truss highlights our Saanich Custom Home

Pacific Truss show cases their supply of engineered flooring and trusses for this custom home we've been building in Saanich. View their pictures and details on their website

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.

May / June 2014 - YAM Magazine - Beach Drive Renovation

One of our favourite renovations that takes place in Victoria's most prestigious neighbourhood, Oak Bay. YAM Magazine showcases the wine cellar of this fabulous Oak Bay home.

Jan / Feb 2013 - YAM Magazine - Echo Drive Custom Home

YAM Magazine features this stunning Echo Drive custom home. YAM Takes you through design choices, room highlights, and the details of the home construction from start to finish. See why this home is unlike any other you've seen.

June 2015 - Victoria News - Fir Tree Glen

Victoria news features us with information on the Fir Tree Glen custom home and the fact that it took "Project of the year" at the 2015 CHBA Vibe Awards.

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