custom home references

Ayaaz & Salma

“Thank you so much for making our perfect beach home. We love it! Everything is exactly as we wished it to be. Your entire crew has been a pleasure to deal with. Thank you. Best wishes!”

Donna Viklund

A big thank you to Garry and his team for making the vision of my dream home a reality.

I can’t say enough about Garry and his team of professionals, their attention to detail and craftsmanship shows in all aspects of my home.

Taking on this project was no easy undertaking for me, but with Garry’s guidance and knowledge, the decision making process came easy, even when I didn’t know what I wanted/needed, Garry would step in and show me the way. Thank you Garry! Also a very special thanks to Linzie (interior designer) and Betty (accounting) for all your help.

Thank you Monterra West!

Andrew and Leslie

“We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the outstanding job that you have done building our home in Crown Isle. Having had two previous custom homes built we were aware of the challenges involved in such an undertaking. Moreover, given that we were arranging this project from afar (Nova Scotia) we were hoping to find a builder whom we could trust.  Based on recommendations from many different local sources we chose Monterra. We were not disappointed. It has been a pleasure to work with Monterra through all stages of the building process.

Many things stand out as being above and beyond anything we’ve ever witnessed in home building. First was the friendliness and professionalism of every single member of your team. Second is the attention to detail – every change or request was noted and quickly enacted. Options were explained and suggestions were tastefully offered. Things that we had not thought of were taken care of and the house was immaculate for possession. Third was communications. We were given regular detailed updates by phone and email on the construction process. Whenever we called with any questions or concerns these were addressed without delay. During our two visits from Nova Scotia we were given unimpeded access to you and all of your team and always were treated professionally and courteously. Finally, we’re impressed with the quality of your workmanship. When we arrived to see our finished home last week we were absolutely blown away by the beauty and craftsmanship – you and your team have a true gift for building solid, tasteful, custom homes.

All of this comes at a fair price. We were never surprised with unexpected expenses. With any changes that involved extra cost, we were given all required information to assist us in making our decisions. Anytime you wish to have any potential customers speak with us or visit our home we would be pleased to accommodate them.”


“I can’t express totally how important it was for me to have a builder that I had complete faith in. We went from sketch to blueprint together and Garry’s response to my ideas and any changes was simply ‘no problem’ … ‘we can do that’ … ‘we want to make you happy.’ The entire Monterra team was a reflection of Garry’s high standards and quality workmanship. I’m proud to say I live in a Monterra home.”

Pam & Brenda

“Thank you Garry for your professionalism and integrity in guiding us through the whole experience – from picking a lot, choosing a plan, to the final completion of a beautiful new home. Without a doubt, if we were to do it again, it would be you we would turn to.”

commercial references

John McGaw

Driftwood Dental

“In the spring of 2011, Monterra Developments Ltd. was awarded General Contractor for a major renovation to add 5 new dental operatories including improvements to our existing space at Driftwood Dental.

We couldn’t have been more thrilled with the results.  Working as a team, the Monterra crew and their trades performed seamlessly through this major renovation and worked around our schedule, allowing us to remain open during construction.

The professionalism demonstrated by Garry Renkema and Randy Watson was also confirmed by the visible respect they have with their team at every step of the renovation process. They were on time, on budget and maintained a safe and clean work environment.

The precision and custom work involved in constructing a dental office was flawless under their control. And when trades outside the parameters of their contract were not performing, both Garry and Randy stepped up to help. The finishing touches and demand for perfection made all the difference, and all the doctors, staff and patients are extremely pleased with the new office design.

Feel free to contact me if you would like any additional information or further referrals of their work. “

Vince Brotherston

Majestic Mattress Vancouver Island

“My first introduction to Monterra and Garry Renkema was with a home purchase in Crown Isle, Comox Valley.  The home was superior in quality and workmanship and dealing with Monterra had been such a positive experience that when i needed to do leasehold construction for a retail space, the natural choice and the only builder i approached was Monterra.

The building was done on time, as promised, and Monterra were also able to work alongside the landlord’s contractor and the various trades. The suggestions for decor and design were presented with the obvious knowledge of products and aesthetic appeal.

I have found Garry Renkema to be of great integrity, along with friendly and hard working.  I will be using Monterra in the future and highly recommend Garry Renkema as a builder.”

Lead Pastor

Northgate Foursquare Church

“In 2011 our church decided to undertake a major renovation of our lobby to provide a more welcoming environment for our guests complete with a full service coffee shop. Monterra Developments served first as consultants for us in developing our overall plan for the renovation, and then took on the project as General Contractor.

We are extremely happy with the finished product, and regularly receive great feedback from guests to our facility. Not only are we pleased with the finished product, but very appreciative of the manner in which the project was carried out.

Our facility is used frequently throughout the week, and weekend, which required the renovation work space to be cleaned up, and work halted at different points to accommodate the needs of those gathering in our facility. Monterra Developments worked wonderfully with us, and the schedule of our facility, to accommodate our needs while at the same time progressing towards a completed project.

I am confident that whatever projects Monterra Developments was to undertake, they would be very successfully completed. If I can provide any further assistance I am happy to do so”