K2 5 star Philosophy:
* Home is Sanctuary
It is shelter from volatile weather patterns, rising energy costs, and economic recession. We believe it is vital to invest in homes wisely and carefully to enhance our lives and enjoy this most important asset.
Economies are often divided into Goods and Service Sectors. The homebuilding business is normally classified as a Goods producing industry. We have learned early in our careers that this is in fact a Service industry where we produce our clients most valuable durable good; The family home.
* Communication and Teamwork
Custom Home clients genuinely appreciate our focus on excellent communication and detailed information exchange while we carefully craft their custom home. K2 understands that it takes a team of trades people and suppliers who respect our values and work together to stay focused on building High Quality Homes on Time and on Budget.
* Attention to Detail
We recognize that we work in a small market. Reputations are hard won and easily lost. We must pay attention to detail and ‘sweat the small stuff’ because you are only as good as your recent clients projects.
We listen carefully to understand and respect your client’s needs. K2’s success is based on a simple formula some people call Integrity: simply do what you say you will do in accordance with your mission and values.
About K2 Construction-Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island
K2 is registered with the Homeowner protection office and is member of the Canadian Homebuilders association. K2 has won two CHBA Vancouver Island Care Awards, one Black Tie service award, and one Community Design award. Our projects have appeared in several local and BC wide publications. K2 has excellent current references.
Our management team has a combined experience of over 70 years as new homebuilders in the Cowichan valley. We have listened to and learned from our clients’ previous experiences. We have continually gathered feedback from our clients in order to create the very best Custom Homebuilding system.
We have developed comprehensive Client care and Construction management processes. These are very detailed and we use a comprehensive IT system to leverage our experience and enhance our client’s experience. We have a dedicated secure website for each clients custom home project.
Whether our clients are at home, at work, on the road, or on vacation, K2 puts all of the project information at their fingertips;
Contracts, selections, upgrades, options, supplier quotes, approvals, financial information, documents, plans, cad drawings, photo updates, schedule milestones, job site reports, warranty updates, comments, etc.
Extremely thorough and frequent communication and information exchange are the keys to success. K2 has your keys.
Our site supervisors focus on Efficiency and Quality control:
Pre-job meetings; we have detailed checklists for meetings with trades and suppliers.
Careful scheduling; we consult with our trades team to establish the most efficient work flow, the appropriate number of days needed to complete a task at a high level. We look for efficiencies and competitive advantages.
We schedule compatible and supportive tasks to occur at the same time.
We provide our trades with a tidy site and clear conflict free space and the time to perform their best work.
We stress the importance of ‘getting it right the first time’.
We conduct frequent and detailed inspections to identify any deficiencies during construction and rectify them quickly.
We provide frequent and detailed communication with our clients and relay this information carefully to our trades team.
We use visual, verbal and digital communications to ensure clarity.
K2 was founded in 1989 by current president, Kevin Fraser. He combined UBC diplomas in Appraisal, Finance and Management and many business development courses with 10 years of hands-on Carpentry and over 20 years of Construction Management to build K2 into a industry leading building contractor.