custom home construction in Creston,BC and Kootenay Lake

 Custom Home Construction

In 2009, I purchased my dream acreage in the Creston Valley.  The only problem was that there wasn’t a house on it.  Having a house built was never something I had planned on doing during my lifetime as it seemed a daunting project to take on.  Fortunately, I had met Don Tilling and was familiar with work he had done on other projects.  I just wanted a simple house built before October of 2010.  I remember telling Don that I wished I could just close my eyes and then open them and have the house be there as I was NOT looking forward to the process.  He said “Don’t worry, it’ll be fun”.  On April 5th, 2010, Don’s crew started work.  I was very quickly impressed with the level of organization and the work ethic of the whole crew, even through some pretty nasty weather.  Major progress was evident daily and the next day’s supplies were always lined up, ready to go.  The lot also needed servicing with power, water, telephone and septic and Don and his crew took all of that work on for me, with great results.  

Instead of just sticking to the house plans, they weren’t afraid to make suggestions for changes to improve the overall design.  Change suggestions were always accompanied with the associated cost and I was very happy to have incorporated those changes into the construction.  If I needed to make a decision about anything, Don always gave me plenty of time to get back to him, which was great as I didn’t have a lot of time to dedicate micromanaging the building project.  If there were problems with anything, I only heard about it along with a proposed solution.  It may be unbelievable, but the whole home building process was remarkably stress free!  And fun!  My home is a simple home, but it is absolutely stunning in it’s attention to detail.  The timber frames holding up the carport and east and west decks are the highlight of the exterior and are just amazing.  The quality of the finishing inside the house is superb.  

When it came time to find someone to build a run-in shed for the horses, Don’s quote came in by far the lowest so it was a very easy decision to have the crew build that as well.  Even though it’s a home for the horses, the attention to detail and sturdiness of the structure is fantastic.  I won’t have to worry about it blowing away in the wind.  

Less than 5 months after the project was started, I was able to move into my new home.  It was a wonderful experience and I very much enjoyed working with Don and his crew, Bob, Simon, Todd, Ryan, Graham and Dorian.  The subtrades that Don has chosen to work with – Aardvark Electric, Husband Plumbing and Watson Drywall - all did an excellent job and worked to Don’s timetable.  

A very special thanks goes to Bob, Don’s lead foreman, whose incredible work ethic and positive attitude really made the whole process very enjoyable.  I would highly recommend TB Contractors to anyone looking to build a new house or renovate an existing home.  

Thank you so much for my wonderful new home!
Michelle Whiteaway  
About TB Contractors  |  Quality Custom Home Builder  |  Renovations  |  Distinctive Features  |  Subtrades
Thinking of building and looking for a new custom home builder in the Creston Valley, including Kootenay Lake?  TB Contractors has a positive and professional approach to quality custom new home construction and renovation projects.  Lots for sale in Creston BC!