Project Testimonials

"For those looking to renovate an older home or build a new one it is with the highest regard that I recommend Barnes Custom Homes. Craig Barnes' professional attitude and skills turned out to be the perfect match for our requirements. We were not interested in band-aid solutions. We would embark on a project that would extesively update our 75 year old home and were immediately impressed that Craig had such confidence and the ability to handle everything from the foundation to the fine finishing. Craig's standard of quality and work ethic was always first class. Aside from Craig and Kevins attention to detail they both consistently cheered us up, even through the worst days, with their positive attitudes and contagious smiles. Craig and Kevin made our renovation experience much better that it could have otherwise been. We would not hesitate for a moment and completely endorse and recommend Craig for your project."

 - Brad & Lara            


"I was very lucky to have Craig as my general contractor. He was always willing to listen and looked hard for ways to do things better and for better value. Craig and his crew had a good attention to detail and were always very fair and didn't over charge even when things changed from what was originally contemplated. Craig was easy to get along with and had good imagination and skills that made the building of my house an enjoyable experience and at the end of the project a wonderful place to live. I have no hesitation in recommending his services." 

- Mike          


"Craig has done several projects for us over the years.  He built us a custom workshop/garage to house a large vintage car collection; and later replaced all of our decks.  Craig is methodical and takes great pride in his workmanship - always making sure things are done right and that everything fits and looks as it should.  We have some other projects coming down the pipe and would not even consider looking for another builder as long as Craig is able to take them on.  The workshop is a wonderfully solid and attractive addition to our acreage.  The job done on the decks was nothing short of superb, with very careful attention to detail and a commitment to ensure that any rot in the previous cedar construction was replaced with new, quality cedar and fir.  We can recommend Craig unreservedly for your major or minor construction projects!"

- Geoff and Donna          

"Craig and his team carried out an extensive renovation of our house over a period of several months. In the process they lifted sections of our home, enlarged the living space, updated electrical and plumbing systems, and built a large beautiful, and original cedar deck that is the showpiece of our property.

During the course of the renovation we found Craig to be professional, responsive, and highly skilled. His easygoing demeanor makes him an upbeat presence in what can be a challenging time for homeowners - he is flexible and knowledgeable, and we had full confidence in his abilities both as a general contractor and an experienced craftsman. He coordinated many subcontractors simultaneously and always communicated well with us regarding schedules of workers and arrival of materials. He was graceful under pressure and was open and accommodating to our needs and wishes, which was very much appreciated as we had a few "brilliant new ideas" along the way that were not in the original plan!

I would not hesitate to give an enthusiastic recommendation to anyone contemplating hiring Craig and his team at Barnes Custom Homes."

- Lesley          


"My husband and I have had several renovation projects completed by Craig Barnes and his team over the years, and have always been extremely happy with the results. He is unfailingly cheerful and considerate, willing to accommodate our ideas and still to make sure that what is done is safe and effective as well as aesthetically pleasing. The workmanship of his team has been excellent and he has always endeavoured  to keep within our budget. Should I ever wish to build a new house I would love to have Craig Barnes to build it."

- Wilf & Charmian