Dream home in the mountains
From our first conversations with Meranti through to the referrals provided, we felt confident we were making the right decision to work with Meranti Developments.
As we were unable to be on the mountain full-time, trust in Franklin and his project managers was a necessity; they shouldered the stressful moments with polish and professionalism.
It was evident that this approach is part of their culture and has filtered down throughout the crew. Communication in virtually all aspects of the build was excellent sparing unnecessary surprises.
We are absolutely delighted with the end result. Our experience was built on a foundation of trust, respect and honesty. We appreciated the unique team approach and ‘Meranti touch’. Collectively you made our dream home a reality. Thank you!”
- Arthur & Helene Iliffe.
Impressed by the pride in the homes Meranti has built
In 2009 I purchased a lot in the Revelstoke Mountain Resort development. After interviewing all the “preferred builders” recommended by the resort, I decided to go with Meranti Developments Ltd.
I was originally attracted by their experience in building quality homes in challenging terrain in wintry conditions, and their creative solutions to difficult design criteria. They had strong references from local suppliers and sub-trades. Their personal pride in the homes they had built, and their ongoing concern for the owners was beyond anything I expected.
Meranti worked with my architect and me in the preliminary phases to help cost various design options…prior to my choice of contractor being made. Their input was invaluable. As well, throughout the construction, every effort was made to get the best value for my dollars.
I was pleased that Meranti had a very transparent budgeting and billing process. I have copies of every invoice and receipt for the entire build. The fee structure was straightforward and there were no questionable charges, or other unexpected expenditures.
I can’t say enough good things about the Meranti crew that actually built my home. They were exceptional! They were innovative, knowledgeable about new building technologies, meticulous craftsmen, hard working and diligent. The work site was well managed, clean, and most importantly, safe. There were many design and weather challenges along the way, but the team remained undaunted.
It was a very successful, “happy”, build, and one the entire Meranti team should feel proud of!
- Nancy Segsworth
A strong force in the custom home industry
West Coast Log Homes has been working with Meranti Developments Ltd. going on 10 years. As a supplier of Log and Timber packages I work with many contractors around not only B.C., but the world.
Meranti has proven itself to be a strong force in the custom home industry and I have been impressed with their professionalism, level of quality and exceptional management. We look forward to working together for at least another 10 years to come.
- Andy Korberwitz,
West Coast Log Homes
Always transparent and did an excellent job
Chanone and I contracted with Meranti Developments Ltd. to build our custom home at Sun Peaks Resort. Having some experience with the construction industry, we went in with both eyes wide open knowing it would not always be smooth. Meranti did a great job of working with any challenges that arose from permitting, to specialty finishes. We were always in touch throughout the building process, to make sure that our ideas and wishes were met. Darcy was always eager to make the changes we wanted, without a problem. Even when there were issues that arose, (as there always is) these were dealt with swiftly and correctly to our total satisfaction. Meranti was always transparent and they did an excellent job of fostering a true team environment.
We stay in close contact with Darcy and enjoy our house just as much now as when we first took possession. To this day having Darcy as a local friend plays to our favour as he is alway happy to drop in and check on the house, or take care of any maintenance issues that may arise. This is something we truly appreciate as we do not live close by.
Thanks to the whole Meranti team for a truly exceptional house.
- Jim and Chanone Smith
Detailed thoroughness of the estimates provided prior to the build
In April of 2013 we moved into our new home at Heffley Lake, built on time and on budget by Meranti. As well as the team’s technical building expertise and excellent building construction supervision, this achievement was due in large to Darcy’s understanding of budgets and persistence in keeping to the agreed upon figures. Further, the team was always available to us and never made us feel that any concern or inquiry was frivolous or unwelcome.
We selected Meranti as our builder partly based on the detailed thoroughness of the estimates provided prior to the build. Meranti’s transparency in keeping owners informed, and the invoicing system, played a huge role in relieving the stress of the build. His ability to keep to the budget became increasingly evident in the course of the build and did much to alleviate the anxiety that we as owners might feel during the process. In addition, any work or materials that came in over the estimate was carefully researched and when additional costs were justified, Darcy was very careful to keep us informed. As a result we had additional finishing completed during the build, confident that the budget would hold true.
We have recommended Meranti to friends who are considering building and know they will do a great job.
- Tor and Mary Schmid