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What should you expect from your custom home contractor?

 When it comes to expectations from your custom home contractor, Mike Holmes says you should expect “Top quality work.” January 2019 marks the third anniversary of our Holmes Approved Homes partnership with the legendary contractor Mike Holmes. As Victoria BC’s exclusive builder for this program, we’ve definitely seen an uptick in clients asking to be part of it for both custom homes and renovations. So we thought, how can we support this momentum? How about a TV branding campaign? Ergo, the video above. Over the coming months and years […]

Horizon Earns Multiple Awards for Building Excellence

March 2018 has been a big month for Horizon Pacific Contracting, with recognitions for building excellence at the local, national and international level. Horizon earned second place in the Fine Homebuilding Readers’ Choice Awards which saw readers vote for their favourite home from ten finalists selected by Fine Homebuilding Magazine. The custom home project, titled Family-Centered Modern, was the only Canadian home in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards and is the only Canadian home to place in the top three in the history of the competition. Family-Centered Modern will be […]

Fine Homebuilding Shortlists Horizon

Fine Homebuilding magazine has selected Horizon Pacific Contracting, along with home designer Coast+Beam, as finalists for a 2018 Reader’s Choice Award. Horizon is one of only 10 finalists, and the only one selected from Canada. The Reader’s Choice Awards involves entries from prestigious builders and architectural firms from across North America. Voting takes place through March 2, 2018. You can review all the finalists and vote for Horizon’s entry entitled “Family-Centred Modern” by clicking here.

Horizon up for CHBA National Award

Horizon Pacific Contracting has been selected from over 700 entries as a finalist for Canada’s pinnacle award showcase, the CHBA National Awards. The shortlisted entry is for a custom home project entitled “Family-Centred Modern” built in Saanich, a suburb of Victoria BC. The award winners will be announced on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Fairmont Empress Victoria. See all the 2018 CHBA National Award Finalists.

Horizon finalist for 3 Georgie Awards

Victoria BC’s Horizon Pacific Contracting has been shortlisted for three 2018 Georgie Awards. Horizon was one of only two Island-based builders to be selected as finalists for BC’s premier house building awards. Company co-founder Tim Agar said he was honoured to be a finalist. “It’s recognition of the renaissance in quality home building taking place in Victoria right now, and we’re excited to be part of it.” Horizon was selected as a finalist in these categories: Best Custom Home between $1.9M and $3M Best Custom Home over $3M Best Innovative […]

Horizon shortlisted for four VIBE Awards

Horizon Pacific Contracting is honoured to be selected as a finalist in four categories of the 2017 Canadian Home Builders’ Association VIBE Awards, including the Grand VIBE Award for project of the year (custom home pictured above). The VIBE Awards showcase the best in residential construction, design, and renovation from across Vancouver Island. The judging panel consists of industry professionals and longtime CHBA members from outside Vancouver Island. Horizon was selected as a finalist in these four categories: Best Single Family Home over 4,500 sq. ft. Best Residential Renovation between […]

11 Costly Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Renovations and home additions can increase your property value and improve your family’s overall well-being. But making big changes to your home doesn’t come without risk. There are a lot of moving parts in the process of remodeling, and lots that can go wrong. Over the years, we’ve completed hundreds of renovations and built dozens of custom homes in greater Victoria. We’re also the contractor that often gets called to clean up problems created by DIYers or other general contractors. And we’ve seen some doozies. With that in mind, here’s […]

5 Reasons Why a Custom Home in Victoria BC is a Great Investment

Finding a home in Victoria BC can feel a bit like a bloodsport. Low housing stock and perpetually high in-migration rates create a competitive marketplace with few winners. But buying an existing home isn’t your only option. If you want to get into the Victoria housing market, you basically have four options: Buy an existing home Buy a production home Buy a “spec” home Build a custom home While each of these options has its benefits, only a custom home gives you that one-of-a-kind space in the location you lust […]


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