We completed a full renovation of our townhouse and are so happy we chose HBC as our general contractor. David is a true gentleman, leading the project with kindness and compassion. The HBC crew, especially Aaron, Zach and David came up with amazing solutions to some of the issues that arose during our reno. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail produced the level of quality and design aesthetic we were hoping to achieve. We are so pleased with their work and are thrilled to be back living in our dream home. Thank you, HBC!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Our renovation experience with Hughes Brothers was nothing short of outstanding. David is an excellent communicator, a keen problem solver and he provides superior craftsmanship at a reasonable and fair price. I have, and will, continue to recommend his services to everyone. I hope this doesn’t sound to corny, but you guys really are tops in our books!
We contracted Hughes Brothers Construction in 2011, based on multiple referrals. During an 8 month period, David, in collaboration with our architect, transformed a dated waterfront condo into a sleek, functional urban residence. As part of the process, walls were moved, floors tiled, extensive millwork crafted and installed. Throughout the process, which involved multiple challenges associated with apartment building renovations, David maintained a cheerful and professional approach.
Hughes Brothers Construction (HBC) completed a full renovation of my home. David’s integrity, attention to detail, problem solving skills and professional down-to-earth attitude made it a truly enjoyable experience. HBC fully stands behind their work and also provides exceptional service long after the job is completed. I’m thrilled with my new home to this day and highly recommend David and his team.
Incredible quality and workmanship. The crew working on my house were courteous and professional. Neighbours even commented on how courteous the crew was. I highly recommend Hughes Brothers Construction and would use them again.
Hughes Brothers is synonymous with first class execution of projects. They use only the finest in top quality trades and materials. Imaginative and helpful in providing solutions to all challenges that arise from building, I’ve had the pleasure of working with them on three major projects; gutting and renovation of a townhouse, demolition of an old house and construction of a very high standard home; and construction of a fully integrated conservatory. Each project surpassed my expectations and the experience was a pleasure. I totally recommend Hughes Brothers.
David, thank you so much for taking on our West Vancouver project. We’re thrilled with the results so far and all the trades have been wonderful!!! We were at a friend’s house the other day where you had worked and you did a spectacular job for them as well. Thank you so much. We will be in touch regarding new kitchen soon.
Hughes Brothers took such pride in their amazing work building and finishing my home. We did encounter construction obstacles along the way (who doesn’t?) but they were keen to work creatively to surmount them, ultimately giving me a beautiful home and garden to be proud of and, very happy to call them good friends!”
Last year a flood devastated our home, requiring a major rebuild of the structure and the grounds. Several friends referred us to Hughes Brothers Construction for their professionalism, quality and attention to detail. We are thrilled with the final product. In every respect, David and the HBC team really came through for us. Visitors regularly describe the new space as “fantastic”. We’re happy to take a call from anyone who wants to hear more about HBC and the wonderful crew.
Hughes Brothers Construction recently completed a major restoration of our mid-century west coast post & beamhome. From start to finish, their project management was superb, and the entire HBC team deserves high praise for their thoughtfulness, professionalism, comprehensive knowledge, and unwavering attention to detail. They clearly love what they do and are 100% committed to client satisfaction. This is an organization with high integrity that has our complete confidence and trust.
Just wanted to let you know we get nothing but rave reviews on our condo, and since Hughes Brothers was such an important part of this, it’s important to send kudos your way!
Just completed a major condo renovation with Hughes Brothers Construction. David and crew sure know what they are doing both professional and pleasant. To allow me a sense of true dimension, David sketched out the whole project. It was beyond the call of duty. Neighbours in our building commented on how pleasant they were and how immaculate they kept the common area. There is no question… I highly recommend Hughes Brothers Construction for your renovation or new construction.
You know this but I’m going to say it anyway… still crazy about the house and the team that built it after all these years. Ten years today I moved in! Can you believe it!
As our family grew older, our needs changed and what we wanted out of our house changed with it. The decision was to move or renovate and given the hot real estate market and lack of affordable and suitable options, renovate it was. Our house was built in 1964 with separate kitchen and dining areas and a living room that was rarely used. Dave and Rick hatched a vision to open up the space and Dave took the time to draw up a functional plan and even created a 3-dimensional model of the house including the proposed new covered deck area.
After a review of quotes for two different renovation options, we decided upon a plan. Work began quickly and we were immediately impressed with the professionalism, work ethic and talent. It was obvious from the outset we were getting quality workmanship in all facets of this renovation.
Six months later we were complete. Walls were removed, structural beams installed above the ceiling and we had a brand new open plan kitchen and living area, with features we didn’t know existed, like an under-counter microwave. Hardwood floors had been installed to replace ceramic tile and expertly matched to the existing floors; the rear wall and windows were removed and quality Eclipse doors installed in their place; exceptional quality wood cabinets were built to suit; a beautiful glass and cedar 300 bottle capacity wine storage enclosure was designed and built; a new fireplace insert was installed and tiled floor-to-ceiling feature constructed; a farmhouse sink and Caesarstone countertops were added (a portion of the latter re-cut and re-installed after Dave himself felt it wasn’t quite right the first time).
Every sub trade Dave used was professional, on time and did quality work. Dave made sure all trades got on the job when the time was right, so delays were rare and usually on our account. Despite an extensive reno, we only lost the use of our kitchen for a couple of weeks, with temporary wood counters and a plumbed sink installed to ensure we could still function without having to spend the time and money to relocate. We have now been in our renovated home for a few months and are ecstatic with the results. We are already thinking about “Phase 2” and will not hesitate to use Hughes Bros.
David you should patent whatever you eat for breakfast. You are endlessly cheerful and patient with clients ranging from gnats to giants!
When choosing a team for our major home rebuild, we were very careful to find a contractor who shared our own values and desires for exceptional workmanship. HBC’s team greatly exceeded our own high expectations in all regards. David and his team were able to transform a number of unique ideas for our home into a spectacular reality. They not only helped us envision interesting features, but they also found ways to lower the cost, sourced beautiful materials and then ensured careful construction and craftsmanship. This care and respect extended beyond HBC’s direct team and included their various trades who clearly held HBC in high regard and were obsessed about delivering quality. For us the end result was simply incredible and we can’t recommend David and HBC enough
Hughes Brothers Construction transformed our nice 35 year old home into the spectacular home of our dreams. We lived through a year-long reno (with our 3 boys and dog) and not only was the entire team unbelievably reliable and hard working, they were all eternally positive, thoughtful, and a joy to be around. David is honest, professional, and has amazing ideas for every situation. He is a dream to work with and has made what could have been a very stressful time, an enjoyable and exciting experience. From demolition all the way to finishing touches and landscaping, HBC has been simply outstanding. Our finished project speaks for itself and we could not be happier.
I hired Hughes Brothers Construction for my renovation. David is professional and results oriented and I couldn’t believe how quickly everything came together. In my opinion, he went above and beyond to turn a potentially stressful project into a delightful experience. The quality of work speaks for itself and he’s the most responsive contractor I’ve ever met.
Our 50-year-old beach house held together for years, but when it was time to bring it into the 21st century we knew HBC were the folks to call.
David and his team ‘got it’ from the first visit – they managed to maintain the character and essence of our home while making it livable and enjoyable for the next stage of our lives.
But not without huge effort! From nasty winter drives along narrow roads with switchbacks and steep driveways, they not just met the challenges of the locale but embraced them. David came up with creative ideas for every challenge and the result is a warm and welcoming home well beyond our expectations.
Consummate professionals, HBC delivered on budget, on point, and always with humour – we can’t recommend David and his team highly enough.
Our 18 month renovation was not a typical job. The house has a unique design and it required skilled tradespeople and careful planning as we lived in the house during the reno. David, his crew and all the trades he brought on-board were fantastic. Reno’s are never easy or straight forward but i could not have asked for better partners in this project. There is enough stress and uncertainty in these kinds of projects so pick a team you can trust, that knows what they are doing and are a pleasure to be around day after day! Pick David Hughes.
I recently had a major renovation undertaken by HBC and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. From design, to selecting and recommending finishes, to permitting and inspections, his professionalism and an unwavering dedication to every detail, David created something far beyond my original vision. His team (a special shout out to Aaron and Zach) and the amazingly talented subtrades culminated in an expertly crafted project being delivered on time and on budget!
Thank you David, Sheila and the Hughes Brothers team!
We have just finished a significant renovation Hughes Brothers Construction. It could not have turned out better, the workmanship was excellent, it was finished on time and within a reasonable budget.
Renovations can be a time of stress and apprehension. David’s easy going personality, cheerful disposition and positive attitude made our renovation stress free. His excellent communication skills kept us well informed of the job status and any issues requiring decisions by us. David was always available by text, email, cell phone or job site visit to discuss issues of the day. He provided creative and thoughtful solutions to issues as they arose or as new requests were made.
His HBC staff were skilled, timely and pleasant to have on the job. Our neighbors all commented how reliable his crew was. Our town-home is in a Strata Development with specific rules for contractors and renovations. David, his staff and his sub-trades made an effort to respect those rules and not be disruptive to our neighbors. His long term relationships with his sub-trades ensures they show up on time, do quality work and in a timely fashion. The sub-trades also provided suggestions that have enhanced our finished project.
A renovation results in many details and decisions, most of which you try to identify and answer before the job starts. Now that our job is complete we can see finishing details that were not specified in the design plan but David ensured were not overlooked. The result is a quality renovation. David takes great pride in the work he does, and it certainly comes out in the final result. We would recommend David Hughes and HBC to anyone doing a renovation.