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Thank You for Supporting Building Christmas Dreams!

Thank You for Supporting Building Christmas Dreams!

Monday, December 21, 2020

When we partnered with Hyland Precast Ltd. for our 4th annual Building Christmas Dreams campaign, we sought out to make the holiday season brighter for some but we never could have predicted the sheer generosity of the community during this pandemic. We saw local individuals and businesses donate over $15,000, and once all donations were matched, over $30,000 was raised.

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4th Annual Building Christmas Dreams

4th Annual Building Christmas Dreams

Thursday, November 12, 2020

We're partnering with Hyland Precast, and a few other generous businesses, with the simple goal of making the holiday season a bit brighter for a number of families. For the fourth year in a row, we are asking the community to nominate local families or individuals in need. We’re also putting a call out to other businesses and individuals who are interested in getting involved by providing donations.

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How to Choose a General Contractor to Build Your New Home

How to Choose a General Contractor to Build Your New Home

Thursday, August 27, 2020

We think there are some key questions you should ask your potential builder before beginning construction on your custom home. We have put together a list of questions we feel are the most important to help you make the right decision when choosing a general contractor for your new home.
 

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How to Remove Rust on Tools

How to Remove Rust on Tools

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Have you been neglecting your tools? If so, you may have noticed rust beginning to form. Unfortunately, rust can lead to corrosion so it is very important to care for your tools properly to ensure their longevity. The good news is that you do not have to throw away your tools if you notice rust. You can easily rehabilitate them by removing rust from the surface as long as they have not begun to corrode (holes in the metal). Follow our easy tips to ensure that your tools are ready to use when you need them.

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Laminate, Quartz or Granite? How to Choose a Countertop.

Laminate, Quartz or Granite? How to Choose a Countertop.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

There are so many different countertop options offered that it can be overwhelming trying to pick which solution will suit you and your family best. So to make your life easier, we have taken the time to list all the things you need to know about the three most popular options - laminate, granite, and quartz - before you make your decision.

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How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

If you have been spending any amount of time staring at the blank spaces on your wall, thinking to yourself, “I should really hang some artwork”, you are in luck. We have a handy-dandy trick for you that will help you safely drill holes into your wall without the use of a stud finder. All you need is a flashlight.

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How to Select White or Grey Paint for the Interior of Your Home

How to Select White or Grey Paint for the Interior of Your Home

Saturday, January 18, 2020

We often have people reaching out to us for our recommendations on what paint colours to use. Therefore, we’ve put together this blog post to help you select the perfect match for the interior of your home. Before we get started, all of the colours we list below are from Benjamin Moore, but feel free to colour match with other companies as all brands have their own version of similar colours.

 

white paint suggestions

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You're Invited: Holiday Family Skate

You're Invited: Holiday Family Skate

Monday, December 16, 2019

We're celebrating the holiday season by hosting a family skate for our community in partnership with Hyland Precast. We hope to see you all there!

 

DATE: Sunday, December 22, 2019
TIME: 
11:45am - 1:15pm
LOCATION: Comox Valley Sports Centre Ice Rink 
3001 Vanier Drive, Courtenay, BC 
ADMISSION: 
Donation to our Food Bank 
(non-perishable or cash donation)

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How To Build an Energy Efficient Home

How To Build an Energy Efficient Home

Thursday, October 31, 2019

There are a number of reasons to consider building an energy efficient home, including saving a considerable amount on your heating bill. Whatever the reason for your interest, we've put together a list of the best ways to building an eco-friendly home. To start, the most impactful ways are to invest in heating and smart technologies: 

Heating

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Are You Ready to Make Your Move from Renting to Owning?

Are You Ready to Make Your Move from Renting to Owning?

Thursday, August 8, 2019

If you’re renting, you may dream about owning a home of your own — a place to furnish and decorate as you like, set down roots, entertain friends and family, in a great neighbourhood. But you may be uncertain whether you’re ready to make your move from renting to buying, especially if you haven’t started saving. Fortunately, with today’s low mortgage rates and more flexible down payment requirements, your first home may already be within your reach.

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