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The Design Journey Is About the Client

Design is an integral part of Kerr Construction & Design. Experience has taught us that renovations and custom home building go much smoother when we have our own design department. Kerr has a large design staff It is so much a part of the company, in fact, that we have a Design Manager, three Senior Designers, an Intermediate Designer plus a Junior Designer on staff. Steven Butler is the Design... Read more »

Our Warranty is Better Than a New Home Warranty

Elton Donald has been with Kerr Construction almost his whole working life. He started here when he was in high school. His Grade 10 summer was spent painting basements and carrying out garbage on construction sites. Today, he is a partner and sales manager. Quality of workmanship is a point of pride When you ask him what makes Kerr Construction special, one of the things he is proudest of is... Read more »

Kerr Construction Looking Out for the Environment

Climate change, pollution and safeguarding our dwindling natural resources are concerns shared by those at Kerr Construction & Design. A great personal example is Office Controller Evy Iverson. Evy just purchased a 2019 Kia Soul EV Luxury, a fully electric vehicle. Positive impact on the environment Evy purchased the car because "I wanted to make a positive impact on the environment and do my part to stop pollution. Even though... Read more »

2 Popular Misconceptions About Home Renovations

Jaime Miller is one of Kerr Construction & Design's Senior Designers. She has been in the home and commercial construction game for 12 years now and spent that last two at Kerr. A graduate of the Architectural Technology & Build program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Jaime has designed a number of multi-million dollar projects during her career. For Kerr, she has been involved in the design and/or redesign... Read more »

Meet Kerr Construction’s Elton Donald at the BC Home + Garden Show

Our own Elton Donald will be featured at the BC Home + Garden Show being held Wednesday to Sunday, February 20 - 24 at BC Place Stadium. He is one of the featured speakers at the Homebuilders Association Vancouver "Ask the Experts" Stage, sponsored by Trail Appliances. Elton is a partner and long-time employee of our company. He began working for us back in '91 as a labourer and worked... Read more »

In Today’s Market, Should You Build New or Renovate?

A year or so ago at the height of our real estate boom, we published a blog article entitled "Building New vs Large Scale Renovations." The main point of that article was that it took a bit of research to determine which of the two choices would be better - major home renovations or a total teardown and rebuild. However at that time, regardless of any research, the majority of... Read more »

City’s Heritage Action Plan Offers Tremendous Benefits for Home Renovation

There is a fantastic program that the City of Vancouver has created which many homeowners should be interested in.  Heritage Action Plan The Heritage Action Plan was passed in October 2017 which affects homes deemed to have “character merit.”  You can find the specifics and the full details about the program on the City of Vancouver website.  For home renovations, this program has a number of special benefits.  First, it... Read more »

“Design, Budget, Design, Budget, Design, Budget”

One of the things we do at Kerr Construction and Design when we first talk to a client about their renovation is something we call a “pre-construction process.” But when we talk to them, we call it our “design process.” What this entails is making sure we can build what they’re asking for with the budget they have. Lessons learned over time Our “design process” has evolved over time. What... Read more »

The Natural Law of Home Renovation Costs

Our years of experience at Kerr Construction and Design have taught us that there is a natural law at work in home renovation costs.  We call it the "1-10-100 rule." This little rule makes or breaks a client's budget.  Violations of it can destroy a client's piece of mind.  How the law works The rule goes this way: for every $1 you spend to change something in design, that change... Read more »

Professional Christmas Decorating Help is Available

The Holiday season is upon us!  It’s a nostalgic time of year filled with love, family, hot chocolate and warm apple cider.  It can also be an overwhelming time of year with so much planning and events to get to. Let us help you get yourself prepared for this Holiday Season by coming by and decorating your space.  We can give you one of the looks below, or work with... Read more »

WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

Fixing water damage at my house and doing some renovations. Great work - would recommend Kerr Construction came out and fixed a water leak I...

S.W., Richmond

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Kitchen Renovation. All trades were wonderful, cleaned up every day, on time, pleasant to have around, and the finished product was totally up to our...

AGS, Westside

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House Renovation. Good comprehensive work on project from initial discussion of concepts to architectural design to execution to lockup. Work was well done and has...

M, Vancouver

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It is a pleasure to recommend Kerr Construction whom we have known through a major renovation contract last year. We are quite impressed with his...

I & M, Vancouver

We would like to thank you for renovating the bathroom of our 60 year old house. The work was essentially completed within three weeks as...

B & E, Vancouver

I would like to compliment you on getting the painting and alterations done on time and on schedule. As you know, we use this building...

B.M., Vancouver

As the owner of a forty-unit apartment building located at 230 Ash Street in New Westminster, we have recently replaced the entire building envelope. In...

G.B., Vancouver

This letter will confirm that Kerr Construction has done many jobs for the Justice Institute and we have found his work to be of first...

P.W., Vancouver

Good Job overall! The job was for a reno of the bathroom. The job was done overall very well … the contractor was friendly and...

Aatma, Coquitlam

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Renovation of decks. The work was performed on time. I was always kept informed of their progress. The quality of the work was very good...

Neil, Kitsilano

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HOW WE WORK

Our Projects Run Smoothly,
On Budget and On Schedule

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schedule makes a successful home renovation or
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Detailed Planning,
Skilled Workmanship

At Kerr we think through all the little details
and how things will function, like which way doors
will swing on the cabinets or the fridge

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The Homeowner is
Part of the Process

This puts the homeowner in control
and is the best way to make sure they
are getting the most value out of their project

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