Peak Ventures Blog

How to Hire an Experienced and Licensed Contractor or Builder

Owning your home is one of the largest investments that you will ever make. When the time comes to build, renovate or remodel, choosing a licensed contractor and builder is important. In our jurisdiction all you need is a business license to be a renovator and you need to be a licensed builder in order to build new homes. To help you understand the process of hiring a professional, we broke down the steps you should follow when hiring a contractor or builder.

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Beautiful Patios in the Sea to Sky Corridor

There’s something special about the sun in the sky and the birds chirping in the lush green trees while enjoying a tasty meal or quenching drink on a patio. Well, if you are looking for the perfect spot to have an outdoor brunch, an after-work celebration or a Vitamin D filled lunch, we have a few suggestions for you.

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Things to do in the Sea to Sky Corridor this Spring

Everyone has their own indicator that spring is here. For some, it’s the longer days and for others it’s the revival of sounds that have been muffled by winter (such as the chirping of birds). After a powder filled winter, full of events and shredding amazing lines, let’s welcome spring with open arms and here are a few suggestions on how to do just that in the Sea to Sky Corridor: 

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Four Reasons Why Living in Whistler Rocks

It’s no secret that Whistler is a fantastic place to visit. It’s been voted the number one ski resort in the world (a few times) and is a magical place that offers something for everyone. A lot of visitors to Whistler fall in love with our community and some even decide to make the move to our neck of the woods. If you are on the fence trying to decide if you want to move to Whistler, check out these four reasons on why living in Whistler is so special.

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Implementing Kaizen

In December The Whistler Question published an article about David Girard and his practice of Kaizen. We wanted to take you a bit further into understanding how this concept came into David’s life and how it’s helped his business grow. 

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Renovations in Whistler

Peak Ventures Fine Custom Homes began in 1996 as an idea to Design and Build High Quality Custom Homes for resale in Whistler and since then we’ve evolved to offer a few more services. In addition to building custom fine homes, we perform both residential and commercial renovations. A renovation of your home or business will help improve functionality and breathe fresh air into your overall aesthetics. These are four renovations that Peak Venture’s have been a part of over the years.

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The Anatomy of a Building Project: How long does it take to build a new home or remodel an existing one?

It is refreshing when a client approaches us about helping them with a project and they’ve done their homework and understand what is involved to get a project from concept/idea stage to constructed/moving-in stage. It’s refreshing, but unfortunately, not very common.

I would like to shed some light on the process here with the hope it will help those that are about to embark on a construction project and perhaps don’t have prior experience, or have been told something that is inaccurate by their hairstylist, or brother’s girlfriend’s brother who happened to build their deck at the summer cabin back in...

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Outdoor Living

An amenity that can be enjoyed year-round, outdoor living spaces are a perfect addition to a Whistler home. We had the pleasure of renovating this remarkable home in Whistler, BC. The owners wanted an outdoor living area with elements of stone and wood that was spacious, welcoming and represented the BC mountains. 

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Plywood vs OSB (Oriented Strand Board)


The following photo succinctly communicates the reason we use plywood wherever we have the option to.

The reality is, OSB needs special consideration when being used in an exterior sheathing application compared to good ole' plywood. And this consideration is too often overlooked in many building designs.

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20 Years and Counting!

We are grateful to be celebrating 20 years of business success – We started out in 1996 as a developer of single family lots with custom home for resale.

Taking a very "hands on" approach with an attention to detail while building that first home has defined the business and our continuing operations.

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