WHO WE ARE & HOW WE GOT HERE
Building handcrafted homes in Fernie BC.
Our homes are 'built to last'.
Hi, welcome to Bower Builders - we are so glad you are here.
We are a husband-and-wife team with over 20 years combined experience in the trades.
Eric is a qualified carpenter who originally received his training in New Zealand, then immigrated to Canada, making Fernie his home in 2010. After 5 years as site superintendent with one of Fernie’s premier mountain home builders, Eric took a year off to spend time with his newborn son and support his wife, Jules, as she navigated running her business and being a new Mom. When Lachlan turned 1, Eric returned to work, this time subcontracting as a finish carpenter and project manager. The concept of Bower Builders was born. A desire to manage a project from start to finish, coupled with the determination to make his own mark on the industry, led Eric to work towards his Home Builders Certification. We are now pleased to offer custom home building services to the town of Fernie and surrounding areas.
Jules and Eric met (hilariously) on a job site. Jules has a background in property management and a Bachelor of Business Studies, as well as years of hands on experience in renovations, creative home design and remodelling. Whilst working in the property management sector, it became apparent that there was a huge demand for experienced house painters in the Fernie area. As such, in 2015 Elk Valley Painting & Decorating was born. One of the great things about running a painting business, is the opportunity to spend time in many new homes during all phases of construction. This has heightened her sense of awareness and allowed her the ability to critique project timelines, execution, management styles, and more. Jules loves to analyze a project, figure out where things could have been done better, then implement those changes to ensure constant learning and growth.
Together, Jules & Eric share a desire for well executed, efficient, unique and high-quality homes. Our passion lies in making the client’s dreams become a reality, without breaking the bank doing so. Our advantage, coming from a sub trade background as well as the builder standpoint is that we understand the pain points that can make or break a build. We want to work closely with you, to ensure that you get the home you deserve, and have the best possible experience.
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We look forward to chatting with you!