My wife and I recently commissioned Hughes Brothers to build our “Dream Home”. Not only did our house exceed expectations it was done on budget and David and his team were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them.
We’ve had many opportunities over a number of years to work with David and his team. Several years ago he added two wings to our heritage home in North Vancouver, paying careful attention to the original structure and the need to retain its character in even the smallest detail. For our design and his work the District presented us with a Heritage Restoration Award. I’m an architectural and interior designer with a thriving practice. In those capacities David and I have worked together for over a dozen years on residential projects on the North Shore and on the Sechelt Peninsula. These projects have ranged from newly designed ground-up construction to major renovation and smaller restorations. David’s own team of builders and skilled millworkers is rounded out by a tried-and-true selection of sub-trades, most who have been with him for as long as I have known him. Working with David is an absolute pleasure. His responsiveness to issue, high work ethic, politeness and respect, and sense of humour have been major contributing factors in our clients’ universal happiness and satisfaction in their “new” homes.
Hughes Brothers Construction has handled two large projects for us, a major kitchen renovation with custom cabinetry, and a complete exterior overhaul of our home. The results are excellent. Our 1950’s bungalow is now a modern West Coast home. Every aspect of the work, from the choice of trades to Hughes Brothers input on design decisions were first class!
The project to renovate our 40 year old West Vancouver house was originally developed and expected to be completed cooperatively by ourselves, our architects and Hughes Brothers. As is often the case in such projects, it grew. We found the process of completing a project of this scope isn’t emotionally free from stress, disappointment or worry. With the practical experience, flexibility and guidance of David, his crews and the trades he engaged the work was pushed steadily forward.
A few of job phases expanded to such an unforeseen degree as to otherwise cause everyone involved to flinch. No one did! As a result, we gained confidence in most everyone’s commitment, their abilities and competency that we willingly expanded our own commitment. In the end, all of us involved and, especially the people associated with Hughes Brothers brought the project home. We think everyone should be proud of what was achieved. We’re excited to be moving back to our newly rebuilt, now contemporary home!