The Society of HOPE
As the point person for the Society of Hope, I worked very closely with the VanMar team. Each member of the team has been enjoyable to work with. They are conscientious in their workmanship and have always gone the extra mile to see that the job was well done. I can truly say that it has been a pleasure to work with this company. I offer this reference without hesitation.
- Luke StackRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Executive Director, The Society of HOPE
What truly separates VanMar from others is your commitment to service. This was a complicated multi-use building and your team handled it so well and demonstrated incredible customer service throughout. We would highly recommend VanMar Constructors to anyone looking to build a new hub project if they were looking to work with true professionals with a commitment to service.
- Michael BraithwaiteRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Executive Director, 360° Kids
Pacific Coast Apartments
Coast Mental Health is very pleased to write this letter of reference in support of Van Mar Constructors and the full scope of work the provided to help us get the 96 unit supported apartment building at 337 West Pender opened on May 2nd, one time, under budget, and with exceptional workmanship.
- Darrell J. BurnhamRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Executive Director, Coast Mental Health
gBL Architects Inc.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Vanmar Constructors as a professional construction management firm. Vanmar was instrumental in ensuring project goals, objectives and budgets were successfully achieved.
- Stu LyonRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Principal, gBL Architects Inc.
UBC Properties Trust
By providing numerous design options and budget prices, the original estimated cost was cut in half to meet the client’s construction budget while maintaining the design look and intent of the building to the end satisfaction of all parties.
- David English
Development Manager, UBC Properties Trust
Art Van Maren aggressively led a well organized intense design process and ensured that the Owner’s best interests were at the forefront and the focus of the design team. Art continued these efforts to lead and manage the design-build team aiming to achieve success at the highest regard.
- Andrew MillsRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Project Manager, Asset Management Services
Langley Care Society
The completed project is impressive and we are extremely satisfied with the results. VanMar worked with our Project Consultants on recommendations that created the most value within our budget while providing durability and longevity of our facility.
- Debra HauptmanRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
UBC Properties Trust
VanMar has played an active role in the design development process of these projects, by chairing design coordination meetings, providing design and specifications reviews on a continual basis and ensuring the final design was functional, cost effective and constructible.
- Matthew CarterRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects
Over the last six years or so our firm has worked with Art van Maren and VanMar Constructors on several projects in British Columbia. During these projects, VanMar fairly and consistently addressed the issues that arise during the development of projects.
- Larry AdamsRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
VanMar consistently conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism. We look forward to VanMar’s continued involvement in the delivery of non market housing in BC.
- Craig Crawford
Vice President of Development Services
The professionalism of the company’s personnel demonstrated Art Van Maren’s integrity and leadership which met both the GVRD and Wastech’s expectations raised through his reputation in the industry.
- Russ Black
Please accept my congratulations on the recently completed housing project in Prince George. VanMar Constructors did a good job, both on the building itself and with the community at large.
- Louise ElmesRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Senior Project Officer
It has been with pleasure to work with such a professional well organized contractor that has the expertise in constructing care facilities and with this has saved money, time and with their anticipation of not only potential problems but looking at the future maintenance issue that result in higher operating costs.
- V. A. YatesRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Partner of Baltic Properties Group
Prince George Native Friendship Centre Society
Throughout this entire project, we found VanMar Constructors Inc. to be extremely professional in all aspects, accommodating to our requests and needs, as well as responsive to our vision for the lodge.
- Nicole Lindstrom
Friendship Lodge Development Coordinator
Good Samaritan Canada
It has been a pleasure working with Art and his team at VanMar Constructors and without hesitation I would recommend them to any owner or developer looking for a high quality builder.
- Alice Arsenault CCCARead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Jones Development Corporation
Jones Development Corporation looks forward to continuing the relationship with VanMar Constructors and would not hesitate to recommend them for other projects of a similar nature.
- Norman S. JonesRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Baptist Housing Ministries
The work has been of good quality and the completed projects were delivered to the satisfaction of the Baptist Housing Ministries and the building occupants.
- Dayle KrahnRead Full Testimonial (PDF)
Chief Property and Development Officer
Atira Women’s Resource Society
The Sorella Housing for Women building was recently completed well ahead of schedule. I am grateful for the hard work, flexibility and direction that VanMar has taken, for Art Van Maren’s availability in particular and his willingness and quick response to any and all of our concerns, valid or not.
- Janice AbbottRead Full Testimonial (PDF)