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Jun 26, 2017
Are you looking to launch a major renovation project, or perhaps even a new home build? One of the most important roles on these projects is that of the general contractor. While some people choose to act as their own general contractor, it is important to understand the important role a professional general contractor can hold on the job site.
The successful completion of any new building plan or renovation project requires a lot of designing, scheduling, budgeting, and perhaps most importantly, the implementation of the right team. Without the appropriate professionals on the job, there are numerous things that can go seriously wrong during a construction assignment that’s on a larger scale.
When organizing a crew for your new build or renovation project, don’t fail to overlook the benefits of hiring a general contractor.
Before you choose your general contractor consider that there are different levels of training, knowledge, experience and reliability. Get a referral from someone you know, check online reviews and ask for references.
Once you’ve hired the right person, one of the perks of having a trusted general contractor in charge is that you can sit back and relax with peace of mind that every detail is under the control of a construction expert.
There is a lot of time, effort and skill that goes into a general contractor’s job. Most homeowners don’t have the experience, resources or time to properly accomplish all of a general contractor’s duties.
Contact them today to learn more:
In photo, left to right: Michelle Bazett, Office Manager; Jayson Welsh, VP Construction; Chris McGrath, Construction Manager
Jun 16, 2017
Homes by Crown Isle is happy to announce that they have four townhouses planned and will be starting construction soon. These affordable new homes are located in Crown’s Isle’s new subdivision called The Rise.
These two level units offer attached garages with direct access to the homes. Each townhome is very roomy, ranging from 1,500 to 1,900 sq. ft. The floor plan includes the kitchen, dining room and living room on the main floor, and three bedrooms and two or more bathrooms. Unit A includes a master bedroom on the main floor.
Each townhouse will include custom highlights such as tiled showers in the master bedroom ensuites, plumbing fixtures from Bartles & Gibson, and a full six-piece appliance package.
The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Contemporary style, finished with Hardi Plank siding and cedar shakes. Please contact us for pricing on these desirable town homes.
Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new homes in the Crown Isle community.
To learn more about these townhouses or other new custom homes available in Crown Isle, contact Homes by Crown Isle:
Jun 08, 2017
The Comox Valley is in the centre of the golfing action. There are 10 golf courses within a 75 km (50 mile) radius. There are three 18-hole golf courses located within 15 minutes of The Ridge, a new residential development in Courtenay, part of the Comox Valley.
If you are interested in relocating to the Comox Valley, contact the developers and enjoy a tour of The Ridge, view the show homes and meet their preferred builders.
Contact them for more information.
May 30, 2017
This 2,600 square foot, two-storey home being built by Homes by Crown Isle at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd, in Phase 1 of the The Rise at Crown Isle, is nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy soon. This home features ocean and mainland mountain views and is priced at $649,900.
The walk-in level of this homes includes a media room and games room, a large master suite with walk-in closets, a custom tiled ensuite shower, stand alone tub and large vanity with double sinks, and a utility room. The upper floor features a great room, kitchen and dining areas, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fireplace wall, a laundry chute and more. Contact the team at Homes by Crown Isle to arrange for a private tour of this two-storey home for sale in the desirable Crown Isle community.
Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
May 25, 2017
Grand Legacy Homes is one of the newest builders to start new home construction at The Ridge in Courtenay.
Currently they have a two-storey home for sale under construction, which will have the option of including a secondary suite. This home is 2,650 ft.² in size and is located at 3427 Eagleview Crescent in Courtenay, BC.
Grand Legacy Homes will begin construction on a rancher/bungalow style home in June. This home will be approximately 1,600 ft.² in size.
May 22, 2017
The home that Homes by Crown Isle built for the BC Children’s Hospital Lottery in Courtenay has been sold. The winner of the lottery chose a different grand prize, other than the beautiful show home on 15th fairway of the Crown Isle golf course. This was great news to a buyer who was waiting in the wings, hoping to be able to purchase the home.
If you saw this gorgeous home and loved it, you can contact the Home by Crown Isle team and they would be happy to help you find a lot within the Crown Isle community to build this popular rancher/bungalow design known as the Galiano floor plan.
Homes by Crown Isle is the premier builder in Crown Isle and they have the expertise, the knowledge and the team to help you bring your dream home from the design stage to completion. Contact them for more information or to see one of their homes for sale.
May 04, 2017
Vancouver Island is now, more than ever before becoming a relocation destination for retirees from across Canada, due to its temperate weather, stunning scenery and housing.
Retirees have access to a variety of colleges and universities and some that offer elder college classes.
Of course, the renowned outdoor activities abound all year round! Tofino is just a few hours away from Courtenay/Comox, Nanaimo and Victoria. This is a place where international visitors flock to from all over the world due to access to ancient rain forests and sandy beaches year round.
Tofino is just a three hour drive from Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Courtenay is the community where you will find The Ridge, a new subdivision offering vistas of the mountains and the ocean. Located minutes from downtown, The Ridge is a new master-planned residential community located close to all amenities including a new hospital slated to open in September of 2017.
Contact the developer directly for more information.
Apr 27, 2017
Homes by Crown Isle will be building a four-unit townhouse complex called Silverstone in Crown’s Isle’s new subdivision, The Rise.
Each of the four townhomes will range from just under 1,500 to almost 1,900 square feet and offer three bedrooms and two or more bathrooms.
These two level units will offer attached garages with direct access to the homes. Each townhome will have its own covered entry, with main floor kitchen, dining and living rooms. Unit A will offer a main floor master bedroom. Inside, each townhouse will include highlights such as custom tiled showers in the master bedroom ensuites, plumbing fixtures from Bartles & Gibson and a full six-piece appliance package.
The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Contemporary style, finished with Hardi Plank siding and cedar shakes.
Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long history of home building in the Crown Isle community. The Silverstone project is one of many new homes they are working on. To learn more about this or other properties available in Crown Isle, contact Homes by Crown Isle:
Apr 26, 2017
If you enjoy fishing and outdoor adventures, the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is a great place to call home. Living at The Ridge in Courtenay gives you access to world-class fishing year-round in the surrounding ocean, lakes and rivers. The spring newsletter from Tyee Marine highlights plenty of great fishing spots in the Comox Valley.
The experts at Tyee Marine say now is the time to bring out the crab pots! Delicious Dungeness crab can be found off the point of Goose Spit in the shallows. Remember to bring a crab caliper to double check that the crabs you've caught are of legal size. Fisheries regulations state that all female crabs must be released.
Spring is also a great time to enjoy fishing the lakes, rivers and the ocean. When the remaining snow melts at the base of Mount Washington, it could be worth a trip to find Blue Grouse Lake. This is a small lake with expansive shallows, making it hard to cast from shore. Bring a float tube or small, lightweight boat. A small lake means smaller fish, but it also makes them easier to find.
So many choices just minutes from your new custom home at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC! Learn more about building your home at The Ridge:
Apr 24, 2017
The new BC Children’s Hospital Home Lottery Show Home in Crown Isle is still open for viewing. The Children’s Hospital Home Lottery is now sold out and the draw is on May 4th. The grand prize winner of the lottery will have the opportunity to choose from a number of Grand Prizes, including this beautiful custom home in the Crown Isle community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
This floorplan is known as The Galiano and is a popular rancher/bungalow design which includes 3-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms that feature cozy heated flooring, This particular home, located at 1668 Crown Isle Drive overlooks the 15the fairway of this par-72 championship golf course.
Built by custom builder Homes by Crown Isle, this stunning new home has many features, including: wire-brushed European Oak floors throughout, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry, spacious laundry room, a walk-out patio and more.
If you like this floor plan, come by and select from one of their many lots in the Crown Isle Community to build this home, or one of the many other floor plans Homes by Crown Isle offers. They look forward to giving you a tour.
Apr 12, 2017
Ocean and mountain view building lots for Phase II of The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island are currently being developed.
With Phase I home construction nearing completion, and many new residents already living at The Ridge, Phase II lots are being prepared to meet the growing demand in this popular community. These new home lots are expected to be available in the summer of 2017. Reserve your lot now, and move into this new home development by the end of 2017 or the spring of 2018.
A few of the home sites at The Ridge are zoned for legal secondary suites or carriage homes, allowing for plenty of room for guests and extended family to visit, or to stay.
Along with the construction of homes, Phase I saw the development of parks, playing fields and playgrounds in the community as well as easy access to walking trails, Millard Creek Park and the ocean. And all of the amenities of the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley are at your doorstep.
Contact the developer today to learn more about building your new custom home at The Ridge.
Apr 11, 2017
Due to unprecedented sales of lots and new homes in the Crown Isle Community on Vancouver Island, this golf course development is moving ahead to develop three more subdivisions.
The developers are planning an additional 150 new lots in the next few years years. Contact the real estate team at Crown Isle to add your name to their growing list of potential new Crown Isle homeowners for one of these new subdivisions. Or if you’re ready to start building now, they can assist you with selecting a lot from their existing inventory.
The Crown Isle development is ideally situated in Courtenay in the Comox Valley. Built around a championship 18-hole golf course, the community is conveniently located next to shopping, schools, community amenities and even the new Comox Valley Hospital.
The Crown Isle real state team can also assist you with selecting one of the premier builders who are building new custom homes within the community.
Contact them now for more information.
Apr 04, 2017
Live the Lottery-Winner's Lifestyle at Crown Isle with the 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery
You don't have to win the lottery to live a fabulous lifestyle at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community on Vancouver Island, but thanks to the 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery you could have both.
Featuring 2,180 square feet of living space, this new home is valued at over $800,000. The Lottery prize package is worth $2.2 million and comes complete with furnishings for the home, a new car and a truck to haul your new RV and fishing boat. Dine around town with $25,000 worth of restaurant gift certificates, and enjoy your winters with 5 years of passes to ski Mount Washington and all the gear you need to do it. Plus take $1.1 million in cash to complete your lottery lifestyle!
The 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery is now 95% sold out, with the final ticket deadline just one week away at midnight April 12, 2017.
Tour the Crown Isle lottery home at 1668 Crown Isle Drive, Friday to Sunday, including holidays, from 12-4 pm. Purchase your BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery online (Open only to BC residents.)
For more information about Real Estate at Crown Isle:
Mar 27, 2017
Spring comes quickly to Vancouver Island, and with it the spectrum of colour that fills gardens and planter boxes. Rhododendrons and Azaleas thrive in the mild West Coast climate and are blooming shortly after the spring daffodils and tulips make their appearance.
While the Island is green year round, spring gardens burst into bloom earlier here than anywhere else in Canada! With large yards at The Ridge subdivision, gardeners can plant flowers, shrubs and trees to their heart’s content. Design your landscaping to showcase year-round colour, and still make it as low maintenance as you wish.
The Ridge community has 20 new homes under construction in Phase I and preparing lots for Phase II. With new residents already enjoying their spacious properties, contact us to learn more about building your new custom home at The Ridge.
Mar 23, 2017
But did you know they can mean two very different things? Modern design refers to a period of time - it is a design style that was created in the 1920s-1950s. It doesn’t change, it is a defined style, and will remain such forever.
Contemporary design however is ever-changing. It is of the moment. Today, many elements of modern design are incorporated into contemporary construction, so the meanings can overlap.
Modern really refers to “Mid-Century Modern.” It is recognizable by its clean, unadorned interiors. We often now refer to modern interiors as “retro.”
Contemporary design refers to what is popular or used right now. Contemporary design can be very eclectic, because it is ever-changing and borrows pieces and styles from different eras. For example, furniture and art from the modern era are often used in contemporary design, and traditional mouldings and millwork are also incorporated in many cases.
It important to be able to discuss with your builder and interior designer what style you are after, to create your true dream home.
Many homes by custom home builder Homes by Crown Isle are built in a “West Coast Contemporary” Style, which is the preferred style throughout the master-planned Crown Isle golf community.
As the premier builder in Crown Isle, Homes by Crown Isle will take the time to understand what style of home will suit your lifestyle and has the experience to bring your vision to life.
Contact them today to learn more about available lots and the construction process.
Feb 27, 2017
Feb 21, 2017
Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community’s newest development The RISE is now building Phase II. The lots have been registered and construction of new homes has begun.
A total of 27 of the 28 lots have been spoken for by six different local custom home builders (Homes by Crown Isle, Integra Homes, Monterra Builders, Comox Builders, Comox Valley Construction and Cameron Contracting).
Some of these builders have already started on both spec and custom homes, and a number of new show homes are planned for the summer.
Crown Isle Homes is planning to construct a unique fourplex on Lot 28 bordering the traffic circle. This home will offer some ocean views.
Phase I of The RISE has one lot remaining for sale (Lot 15). Spec homes are under construction on Lots 4 (Grand Legacy Homes) and Lot 14 (Crown Isle Homes). Additional spec homes should also be underway with the next few months on lots 17, 18 and 25.
For more information about The RISE or other real estate opportunities in the Crown Isle Golf Community, contact:
Feb 20, 2017
While in many parts of Canada spring still feels a long way off, at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island spring has sprung!
Bulbs and trees are blooming, hiking trails are waiting and golf courses are open. This time of year, you can also enjoy skiing in the morning or launch a kayak from the beach or boat launch or just go for a pleasant walk on one of the many sandy beaches.
Vancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for enjoying the great outdoors. One of the key attractions to this area is the many golf courses. In the middle of the action, is the City of Courtenay, in the Comox Valley. The new residential development, The Ridge, has more than 10 golf courses within a 75 km/50 mile radius.
Select your new building lot at The Ridge complete with ocean and/or mountain views, and play a round, year-round!
Contact: Bruce Clapham
Feb 17, 2017
Homes by Crown Isle's New Children's Hospital Lottery Show Home is Now Open. Get Your Tickets Today!
Homes by Crown Isle is excited to introduce their latest show home, and Grand Prize Selection in the BC Children’s Hospital Lottery!
The Galiano, located at 1668 Crown Isle Drive, is a one-level 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home overlooking the fairway.
This stunning new home features wire-brushed European Oak floors throughout, and quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a full pantry with endless storage.
You will love the spacious laundry room, which has a beautiful 24x24 porcelain tile floors.
The ensuite has his and her closets, custom tile walk in shower, stand alone designer tub, heated floors and double sinks. The main bathroom has quartz countertops and heated floors.
The entire home features beautiful and unique lighting. The Great Room features custom maple cabinetry with lacquer finish flanking both sides of the tiled fireplace.
Stop in and see Homes by Crown Isle’s newest Show Home and while you’re there, purchase your tickets for the Children’s Hospital Lottery! Ticket sales start FRIDAY February 17, 12-4pm, see you there!
Feb 16, 2017
With housing prices continuing to climb out of reach of homeowners in major urban centres like Vancouver and Toronto, smaller communities across the country and especially on Vancouver Island are seeing boomers, retirees and also young families relocating to realize their dreams of owning a home.
They are also seeking a place where year-round outdoor activities including beach walks, golf, hiking, skiing, water sports, and fishing can all be enjoyed as part of living in a vibrant community. The new residential community The Ridge in the Comox Valley offers all of this and more.
“People want a back yard, a driveway and a stand-alone home so they can have the space for their families,” Christopher Alexander, regional director at ReMax Canada told the Canadian Press. Smaller cities mean shorter commutes and more space, and still offer plenty of amenities. The Ridge is located in the city of Courtenay, close to shopping, schools, and recreation.
Is it time to leave your big city condo behind and swap it for your custom built home with a view? Imagine looking out at the Comox Marina and the Coastal Mountain range to the east, watching the sun rise from your new home, or sitting on your back deck, watching the sun set behind the Comox Glacier.
Contact: Bruce Clapham