September 30, 2018

Westmark Construction Celebrates its 30th Birthday!

Westmark Construction is turning 30! We’ve come a long way over the years, beginning when Westmark president Chris Lundy founded the company back in 1988. Since then, we’ve grown to become one of the premier construction management companies on Central Vancouver Island.

During this time, we’ve developed amazing relationships with our partners, tradespeople, suppliers, and clients. We’ve gotten to be a part of many exciting, incredible projects that have challenged us to think outside the box and develop our skills. And, our service offering keeps on expanding as we learn and grow. We can now offer commercial building and renovation services, construction of multifamily townhomes and apartments, and designing and project managing amazing custom homes.

Quick Highlights

Won 43 Building Awards

  • 34 Canadian Home Builders Association Awards
  • 1 Nanaimo Business Achievement Award
  • 1 Commercial Development Design Award
  • 1 City of Nanaimo Business Design Award
  • 1 Georgie Award
  • 5 VIREB Commercial Building Awards

Featured by Major & Local Publications

  • HGTV
  • Houzz
  • Boulevard Magazine
  • Homes & Living

Participated in & Contributed To Local Charity Events

Notable Projects

Commercial Construction & Mixed Use Development

Pacific Station

One of our biggest projects to date, and certainly one of the most memorable, is the mixed-use development at Pacific Station, in which Westmark led the construction of beautiful, contemporary townhomes. This real estate development project in North Nanaimo consists of commercial and residential buildings totalling a combined 100,000 square feet! Working on Pacific Station was crucial in putting Westmark Construction on the map and allowed us to work with many amazing, skilled professionals.

This project earned Westmark 4 awards, as we received an Award of Merit – Phase 1 at the 2014 VIREB Commercial Building Awards, an Honourable Mention – Phase 2 at the 2015 VIREB Commercial Building Awards, the 2017 VIREB Award of Excellence for Townhouse, and a 2018 VIREB Award of Merit for Phase 3 – Building A and B!

“We couldn’t be happier with how well this development has turned out! It has been an excellent opportunity for us to manage a major, long-term project and the success that business owners are seeing in the commercial spaces is wonderful to see!”

-Chris Lundy & Andrea Ironside

Custom Home Building & Multi-Family Development

The Ridge

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Developed in partnership with Century Group and architect Peter Dandyk, The Ridge is a real estate development project in North Nanaimo designed to let the beauty of the environment take centre-stage. Natural building materials were used to save energy and minimize maintenance. The interior of the townhomes feature vaulted 9’ ceilings, oak hardwood floors in main living areas, and low flow fixtures. Leading to the exterior are glass doors in the living rooms that open up into gorgeous outdoor living spaces. This development earned Built Green Gold Status for the efforts put into preserving the natural environment and building efficient, sustainable housing.

For this project, Westmark Construction received an Honourable Mention Award at the 2014 VIREB Commercial Building Awards!

“We are a family-owned company that’s very proud of our work. The Ridge is a fantastic showcase and a great opportunity for us to show our commitment to sustainable neighbourhoods.”

-Chris Lundy & Andrea Ironside

Full-Scale Home Renovation

North Nanaimo Waterfront Home Renovation

This is one of our most memorable home remodeling projects. We had the pleasure of working with interior designer RG Design Studio on the full renovation of this North Nanaimo home. We are incredibly proud of how the project turned out and how we could turn the homeowner’s plans, lifestyle, and dreams into reality. The final product is an excellent example of bright, open, modern home design.

This renovation was amazing for exposure! It received an HGTV Feature in August 2017, showcasing how Westmark and RG Design were able to capture the visions of the homeowners with a modern design. Additionally, the bathroom remodelling was featured three times on Houzz! Once as Room of the Day in July 2017, and ranked the #3 Transformation and as a Top Example of Walnut Wood Use in April 2018.

“One of our favourite things to do is take a homeowner’s vision and craft it into something that both looks great and suits them and their lifestyle. With this project, we were able to do that!”

-Chris Lundy & Andrea Ironside

Commercial Renovation

Ramsay Lampman Rhodes

Located in Downtown Nanaimo, Ramsay Lampman Rhodes is a large-scale commercial remodelling project. We focused on giving it a professional, modern look while utilizing sustainable design techniques. A major challenge faced during this project was ensuring that the law office could still operate during the renovation. But, we were able to accommodate this and the office remained functioning at full capacity.

This project won an Award of Excellence for Office Renovation at the 2013 VIREB Commercial Building Awards, cementing its legacy in Westmark’s history.

“This project was great for us to get to work on more commercial construction and renovation and to create an energy efficient, sustainable building.”

-Chris Lundy & Andrea Ironside

As we reflect on the past 30 years, we would like to thank everyone we’ve had the pleasure of working with! To all of our staff, partners, tradespeople, and contractors, past and present, thank you for your hard work and dedication. To our clients, thank you for choosing us to make your construction visions and dreams become reality. And to the community, thank you for allowing us the success we have achieved!

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