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3 Steps Before Building A Custom Home

1. Know Your Numbers Financing is an important aspect when building your dream home.  At Made to Last, with our accurate and detailed estimates, we work with your bank to simplify the process for payments and ensure that you are fully aware of all costs and spending. If you need help securing a mortgage, we […]

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Come Join Our Team! – Exterior Siding Contractor or Carpenter

CURRENTLY HIRING EXTERIOR SIDING CONTRACTOR OR CARPENTER Made to Last Custom Homes is looking to hire an Exterior Siding Contractor or Carpenter!  We are looking for carpenters or subcontractors with experience in residential Exterior Siding.  Share the news or contact us today to learn more. WHO YOU ARE Our company is looking for focused and hard-working […]

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Come Join Our Team! – Construction Worker/Red Seal Carpenter

CURRENTLY HIRING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS Made to Last Custom Homes is looking to hire construction workers!  We have positions available for a number of skilled roles, including red seal carpenter, lead hand carpenter, carpenter, and labourer.  Share the news or contact us today to learn more. WHO YOU ARE Our company is looking for focused and […]

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What is the Cost Per Square Foot to Build a Custom Home?

Our clients have many questions about the home building process. One of the most common is “What does it cost per square foot to build a home?” With many builders, such as those developing spec homes, you are dealing with fixed plans, and many choices are not offered to or made by the homeowner. Made […]

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Why and How to Choose a Custom Home Builder

What is a Custom Home? If you are building a home, doesn’t that mean it is a custom home? Not necessarily. Many builders are developers who will buy up large portions of land and separate it into lots. Developers then build homes based on a small number of fixed plans. A homeowner will choose their […]

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We Give Back

  The Made to Last team feels blessed to live and work in the beautiful Cowichan Valley.  We want to share that good fortune with others and help build a strong community. Being able to give back has opened our eyes to what really matters and encouraged us to do even more. It is something […]

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Founding Cowichan Valley’s Premier Home Builder

Steven Fitzpatrick founded Made to Last Custom Homes in 2011. He wanted the company to reflect his values and beliefs. As a result, Made to Last is recognized as the industry leader in the Cowichan Valley. We are known for craftsmanship, integrity, and a client-centered approach. Further, we are the most awarded builder in the […]

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JOB FILLED – Executive Assistant & Construction Estimator

Made to Last Custom Homes Ltd. is a growing residential construction company, located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.  Our company has been in operation since 2011, and primarily builds quality custom homes. Made to Last is offering a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant & Construction Estimator. Job […]

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JOB FILLED – BOOKKEEPER

Job Summary This position is responsible for the management of all bookkeeping functions within the organization. Specific Responsibilities Receive and record vendor invoices, ensuring all invoices are reviewed by a manager and entered into Quickbooks. Accurately pay vendors in a timely manner according to their organization’s requirements. Create client invoices on a semi-monthly basis working […]

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Job Posting – PROJECT MANAGER

Made to Last Custom Homes Ltd. is a growing residential construction company, located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.  Our company has been in operation since 2011, and primarily builds quality custom homes. Made to Last is offering a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for an experienced Project Manager. Job Summary This position […]

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