We have built hundreds of homes and vacation properties over the years and have had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people. Here is what some of our recent customers had to say about Trafalgar Homes.
Trafalgar Homes was recommended to us by our banker when we went to discuss either buying or building a home for our daughter and her children.
Their website was colourful and appealing; the various floor plans looked simple and elegant, and affordable. We contacted them to discuss the possibility of constructing one of their homes. Gary came out to view the property where the proposed house would be built.
We live in a rural area and needed to drill a well and install a septic system. Once we finally got water at 450 feet, my husband, daughter and I met with Jeanette and Gary at their office in Cowichan Bay.
We had decided on the Pacific home but my daughter thought she would need more space for her growing family.
We discussed building a garage but the design features of the Pacific home negated an attached garage. We ended up going with a basement under the Pacific home.
There were many design decisions for the floor plans; both Gary and Jeanette were very helpful with useful suggestions and Jeanette spent a lot of time sending us floor plan drawings when we wanted to move counters or expand bedroom walls. Once we had decided on a final floor plan, Trafalgar sent the plans to the engineer for formal drawing for the building permit. Once we received our building permit in January, things happened very quickly.
The most surprising aspect of building is all of the extra costs for permits, inspections, external drainage, foundation and entry pads.
All in all, we were very happy with Trafalgar. They promised four months to build unless delayed by weather, and they met that commitment. We did have a small misunderstanding over entry and exit pads but Byron went out of his way to explain, and to assist us.
The work crews were all fast, efficient, talented and polite. Gary, Byron and Jeanette are knowledgeable, helpful and charming. Byron is always checking in on the construction process and facilitating the work.
If you want a quality new home quickly, I recommend that you consider Trafalgar Homes.”
L & A (and family) ~ Pacific on Basement
“We chose Trafalgar Homes because they were one of the only companies that could give you a final price at the outset. This obviously helps with budgeting when building a house. They never tried to increase the price agreed upon.
Having the choice of numerous plans was excellent for us. Especially because modifications could be made to make the design perfect for us. The plans available give you lots of choice and the house designs are not your standard house that is the same as everybody else’s. The build was done at a good pace and finished on time.
We love our house and are very happy in our new home. We receive lots of compliments on how nice our house looks.”
Thanks! V & D ~ Pacific Shores
“Working with Trafalgar Homes was a great experience. With their expertise, they were able to adapt the Cardinal design to meet our specific needs and keep within the budget. Trafalgar Homes converted our dream into a beautifully built home. Building a home can be a very stressful time, but with Trafalgar we established a trust and an affinity at the beginning that continues to this day.
We have no problem recommending Trafalgar Homes and always ensure that our guests are aware of the extraordinary team that created the home we love to share.”
G & J ~ Cardinal
We never did sell our place, so we never ended up building anything but I wanted to bring attention to one of your employee’s.
We live in Gibsons and across the street there is a house being built by one of your employees. I thought I would take the time to write you an email message to let you know that this employee is doing an unbelievably good job. The whole neighborhood is watching him work. Not only does he clean up around the area but he is fast and he really is so efficient.
After watching your employee – myself, my husband and my surrounding neighbours have all said that if we were to build, or we new someone who was going to build a house – we’d recommend your company – this employee.
After watching countless builders, this employee is doing an amazing job and his work and his work ethic should really be recognized.