We recently decided to move to Kelowna and enjoy all of the amenities this beautiful city has to offer – wine country, the lake, hiking trails and easy access to the facilities of a city with the feel of a smaller town. Finding the right property and the right home was critical for us and we had a long list of “must haves” including a large two car garage with a second large two car workshop, a master suite on the main floor with a bathroom that rivaled any spa, lots of room for guests, amazing views, easy access to walking trails, all in a quiet but vibrant neighbourhood. And of course, it all needed to be within our budget.
John and Susan, of Alder Projects, helped us make our dream come true. They starting by helping us find a building lot that suited our needs but didn’t need to be filled or blasted – thereby saving us thousands of dollars. They worked with us on the house design to tweak it and customize it, so that it really felt like ours. They provided excellent advice on every aspect and thought of many things we would not have considered – big things like putting a bathroom inside of the workroom and little things like building an integrated spice rack next to the stove.
For much of the purchase and building process we lived out of province. John and Susan were our eyes and ears on the ground. They provided us updates on a regular basis with photos to help us see the progress. They kept the work on schedule and in budget and they earned a high level of trust from us. When we did make decisions that might have had budget impact, they provided guidance on where and how to maximize our dollar – for example, they helped us source oversized patio doors that maximize the view of the lake. They were always able to provide fair pricing and at the end of the project – we were in budget.
John always made sure that his work was always of the highest quality and often provided extra touches without ever cutting corners. Susan was excellent at helping with decisions on the interior of the house, especially given that we had a limited amount of time to make a large number of decisions. We are so pleased with the outcome and our guest often compliment us on the choices made.
We are so pleased that we worked with John and Susan and the whole team at Alder Projects. They are everything you want in a builder – reliable, trustworthy and easy to work with. They provided an exceptional standard of work and we recommend them highly.
Thanks John and Susan for our beautiful new home. Now let’s get out for a game of golf!