GNB Builders is a custom homebuilder with over 30 years of experience in the building industry specializes in Built Green custom homes and major renovations. Greg Bianchini, the founder of the company continues a family tradition of fine home building. He continues to further his knowledge through specialized training and taking on challenging projects, which builds on the company’s expertise and leadership in the industry. Mentoring staff, suppliers and trades on the latest building techniques provides each of their clients with a home built by an informed and educated team. This team approach ensures the best in building excellence as every person involved takes pride in their part of the project.
In 2008, GNB Builders became a certified Built Green builder designated through Built Green Canada with all home certified Built Green since. In 2012, they were awarded the prestigious BC Built Green Builder of the Year by Department G of Built Green Canada as well as one Gold Care Award and five Silver Care Awards from CHBA. In 2013, the company was awarded with the Business Excellence Award for best company (under 50 employees) and Best Construction Company from Business Vancouver Island. In 2015, the company received a Grand VIBE award (Vancouver Island Business Excellence) and was a finalist for 3 others. Recently it was announced that GNB Builders was a finalist for seven VIBE Awards, which include Best Renovator, Best Builder and Project of the Year for Vancouver Island. The team brought home three awards for Best Single Family Production Home, Best Any Room and Best Single Family Kitchen. Most important then all the above awards are hearing from clients how the process was seamless and that they are thrilled with their homes.
This family owned business, works with only a few clients at one time to ensure nothing but the best in construction management. GNB Builders is a full service custome home company that provides assistances for all aspects of the project; land search, property evaluation, home design, site preparation, interior design and landscaping. They provide details plans and work with the local government agencies to ensure plans comply and permits are obtainable. Home plans are developed with respect to the client’s budgets and CHBA construction agreement where contract specifications is provided. Heidi Bianchini , the in-house designer with 21 years of experience, works with clients to select finishing products to match style and budget and on educating clients on product choices, informing latest technology, durability, environmental impact and features, supporting maximum resale. All new homes receive an Energuide rating and a Built Green certificate along with an extensive warranty manual.
The majority of their clients are from out of town, thus excellent communication skills are paramount in keeping clients apprised of the progress. They have had clients from Switzerland, Shanghai, Ontario, and Alberta to name a few. Progress photos are taken throughout the project and shared with clients. A design binder encompassing the contract and all finishing materials is provided to clients which is mirrored with one in the office to keep all parties on the same page. An experienced full-time office staff ensures continuous availability. They cater to each client’s needs with some clients being more active in the process whereas others opt for the builder to take the lead on their behalf.
GNB Builders is dedicated to hiring skilled trade’s people with integrity, reliability, and high standard of work and dedicated to completing all tasks professionally. They are an active sponsor of apprentices and are a member of the ITA accredited apprenticeship program. This team works closely with each family to ensure their project vision is realized.
What do our client’s say?
“When GNB Builders tells you they can build your dream home, you’d better believe it. And as for the house, we can only say, that it exceeded our wildest dreams and that we got a home even better than the one we had originally planned. We were thrilled to attain Platinum status, due to the excellent construction techniques and attention to detail from the Company and staff. So we now have a house that is beautiful, functional and ecofriendly- what more can you ask from a dream home?”
“We were intimidated by the prospect of building a house – our first. Our friends told us that the stress of it would be a serious test of our marriage. Fear not: from start to finish, the building process was enjoyable, and GNB carried the stress for us! The quality, energy efficiency, beauty and comfort of our home far exceed what we thought we could afford.”
From left to right:
Wade Dupont, Red Seal Carpenter & Forman
Kelsey Ann Smith, Project Coordinator
Heidi Bianchini, Business Manager & Designer
Greg Bianchini, Owner & Project Manager
Fredrick Fillion, Red Seal Carpenter & Site Supervisor
Cameron Chanin, 3rd year Apprentice
Roxanne Murray, Administrative Assistant