December 2019 - January 2020 Best Cities for Work in B.C.

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I N V E N T OR Y ( quality time ) Package Deals B.C. prefab home manufacturers offer plenty of choice, with less waste and lower costs than building on-site by Felicity Stone 1. MOD SQUAD Calgary-based Horizon North acquired Karoleena in 2016, but the latter's Scandinavian-style modern homes are still made in Kamloops. Modules are 90-percent finished inside and out in the factory, then shipped to the site and placed on the foundation with a crane for comple- tion of electrical and mechanical connections. 750-3,000 square feet; depending on fit and finish, $200-$500 per square foot, including foundation and shipping 2. HUT TICKET Outdoor enthusiast Wilson Edgar and architect Michael Leckie founded Vancouver's Backcountry Hut Co. in 2015 to make easily assembled flat-packed building systems. Manu- factured in Courtenay, kits include glulam post-and-beam system, insulated panels, windows, doors, vapour barrier and exterior cladding. Customizable interior fit-outs avail- able. One or two storeys, scalable from 175 -4,000+ square feet, starting at $150 per square foot 3. IN THE NORTH Winton Homes, operating since 1983, builds structures ranging from 800-square-foot fishing cabins to 30,000-square-foot office projects. Packages contain prefabricated walls, floors and trusses, plus windows, doors and exterior finishing materials. Shipping is included within 400 kilo- metres of Winton's Prince George headquarters. Plans are 320-3,666 square feet, custom any size; $40-$70 per square foot 4. FRAME BY FRAME Purcell Timber Frame Homes, based in Nelson, makes everything from urban lofts to mountain cottages that range in style from modern to traditional and can be any size. Pre- fabricated timber-frame components, wall panels and roof systems are standard in all packages, with ceiling boards, windows, doors, siding, stairs and decks optional. From $100 per square foot, shipping and installation included 5. KITS THESE DAYS Linwood Custom Homes in Delta has sold more than 10,000 kit and custom homes since its founding in 1968. Each package includes a custom concept design, construction draw- ings, and all structural and exterior finishing materials required to reach the weatherproof stage. 450-10,000 square feet; price varies depending on size and complexity 6. STEEL THE SHOW Vancouver Island developers Dave Slang and Al Jackson launched Nexus Modular Solutions in 64 BCBUSINESS DECEMBER/JANUARY 2020 NEXUS MODULAR SOLUTIONS DETAILS COURTESY OF NOAH TOPP 1 2 5 6 7 8

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