Latest News from Made to Last

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

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...

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Why and How to Choose a Custom Home Builder

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...

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We Give Back

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...

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Founding Cowichan Valley’s Premier Home Builder

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...

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JOB FILLED – Executive Assistant & Construction Estimator

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...

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JOB FILLED – BOOKKEEPER

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...

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Job Posting – PROJECT MANAGER

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...

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Why Are Lumber Prices Increasing?

Why Are Lumber Prices Increasing?

Many in the residential construction industry, including clients, are worried about rising costs, especially lumber prices.  Particularly concerning are current lumber shortages, and subsequent price increases.  These are a result of a combination of factors,...

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