Moving from Newfoundland to BC had many challenges. Finding a contractor to build our new home being one of the most important. If we selected one with work we did not like, we would be left with it for the rest of our lives. Our options were limited being so far away. The internet and a local real estate agent were our tools of search.

We found “ D Gartner Contracting Ltd" and researched many of their customer’s testimonials and liked the information we gained. From our first contact with Jackie and Darwin it was like we had found not only a conscientious contractor but new friends in BC.


We had Rusty’s Designs (Cam Reimer) draw up the plans. At this point I would like to commend Cam on his work, he took our sketches and put it all together and presented us with exactly what we wanted. Once we had our plans they were sent to D. Gartner Constracting Ltd for pricing and input. We had many calls and Skype talks about our house.  We had our home in NL to sell which took a little longer than expected but we had encouragement and support from Jackie and Darwin during this time and during our travels across the country. Things fell very quickly into place and Darwin was able to make a start just at the time we left NL to travel across Canada.  We were both so happy when we arrived in BC to be greeted by Darwin and Jackie and to see his crew framing our house. Through out the construction Darwin kept us well informed of progress and welcomed us to the site whenever we dropped by. “This is your house, come look any time you want to, if there is something not right lets fix it” was the motto we were always greeted with. We dropped by “lots”.


Throughout the construction Darwin had a handle on all that was happening and from experience there will be a small thing that you think “that’s OK” - not Darwin, if in doubt it was corrected to his standard and that is “very high quality” in both materials and workmanship.  All contractors employed by D Gartner Contracting Ltd worked to the standards set by Darwin.

Our home was completed in great time and to the highest standard throughout. Fittings that were supplied by us were installed without any issues by his contractors, making this a custom built home for us. It allowed us to have input on all stages and that was why we wanted a custom built home to begin with.


We feel we were blessed to have found Darwin and Jackie (Gartner Contracting) to be the builders of our new home. They worked with us ensuring we were completely happy with our custom home. If we weren’t happy they weren’t happy.     GREAT JOB Darwin and Jackie.


Thank you for a job well done.          Paul and Mary  Towns


































                Your Custom Home Specialist since 1986


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I must say right from our first meeting with Darwin and Jackie we were blown away!  The questions of little thing we never even thought about, so helpful!  In a short time they put together a package of pricing and suggestion that brought our dream to a reality, it was amazing!  We knew we had the right builders.  Through the next 5-6 months their team was amazing to work with and did such an amazing job we can’t have done it without them!  I am so proud of the not only the work they did, but that we can call them our friends. Not only the workmanship, but caring, gracious, giving people! Thank You so much!


Barry and Sheila Armstrong

 We are writing this letter today in appreciation of Darwin Jackie. We chose them as our contractor to build our dream home last fall. Their commitment to us during the process from start to finish was excellent. We were involved every step of the way. We appreciated that Jackie was just as much concerned through out the process as Darwin. Darwin's crew was professional and very courteous along the way. The build was finished within the time frame given to us from the start. Not only are we enjoying our new custom home built by D. Gartner Contracting Ltd but also gained two new friends.


Janice & Bill

August 2012, we searched the Canadian Homebuilders Association website for a custom home building contractor to build our retirement home on undeveloped acreage.  After talking to several builders, we shortlisted two, & selected D. Gartner Contracting Ltd.  Their references were excellent, & following our first meeting, we felt comfortable that they were the right choice.  We have never regretted.  The Gartners have been accessible & immediately responsive to all our many, many questions.  Darwin has capably helped us stay within our budget, while not short changing quality.  Jackie ensured all work was performed by qualified Worksafe BC labour.

As we watched our house take shape, our friends & neighbors frequently commented on the quality of the materials & work going into the project.  Jackie & Darwin have developed excellent relationships with their trade partners.  These partnerships keep the work schedule on target & on budget, and, on the occasions when we were on site during the work day, the easy friendship & pride in work between the Gartners & the trades folks was evident.

In April 2013, at the beginning of the build, Darwin committed to a November 22, 2013 completion date.  Early November 22 morning, Darwin emailed us the occupancy permit – right on target!

If we build again in the future, we would not hesitate to use D.Gartner Contracting Ltd. again.  Our experience with them has been excellent, friendly, & relaxed.  We highly recommend the Gartners for any custom home build project.


                 Daryle and Dianna


"When we would tell people we were going to build a custom home, most of the responses were, "Be prepared for a lot of stress!"


Well, we waited, but the project was anything but stressful.  Fun, exciting, challenging, satisfying,  were more like it.

I always said, Darwin  made us look good and our jobs easy, by the way he ran the project with  his experience, very skilled tradespeople, and timeline.


It was an experience I could do all over again, I enjoyed it that much."


                    Reg and Pat Esau


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"Your Custom Home Specialist since 1986"

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