Testimonials

Halcyon Meadows
(a 224-home gated community, Chilliwack, BC – completed in 2007)
“We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thankfulness to you, your staff, and your tradespeople. We have enjoyed living in Halcyon Meadows since the day we moved here in July 2005. You have shown your ability to create a community within a community. A huge congratulation for the completion of an excellent project. May you continue to provide a similar lifestyle for many more in the years to come.”
DA – #57 Halcyon Meadows


“Thank you for the excellent quality of workmanship in building our home and follow-up work of Peter and others. Also for your own efforts in meeting owners at “coffee and donuts” sessions and the overall interest in care of everyone involved at Halcyon Meadows from sales to community building. We have been thoroughly impressed and thank you for your leadership.”
HC – #20 Halcyon Meadows


“I’m writing this email to compliment you on one of your staff. Buzz, your maintenance worker and sub trades coordinator, is a refreshing, courteous and helpful individual who is always ready to give you friendly advice or point you in the right direction. I’d like to say how impressed I am with all you have done and the quality of sites you have built.”
EC – #111 Halcyon Meadows


Chilliwack Five Corners Public/Private Partnership
(Law Courts, Office Building and Civic Plaza – completed in 2002)
“Van Maren Construction Group performed in an exemplary manner throughout the construction of the Chilliwack Law Courts Facility, demonstrating remarkable development and construction skills and, above all, the utmost honesty and integrity. It was a pleasure to work with them and I have no hesitation in recommending them for any future design/build work.”
LC, Senior Program Manager Courts and Judiciary, Ministry of the Attorney General


Le Soleil Hotel
(Hotel on Howe Street – Completed in 1998)
“I can say without a doubt, Van Maren is a contractor who is reliable, honest, and professional in their dealings with us. Le Soleil Hotel in Vancouver is a difficult job. This is due to the small size of our site and our demanding schedule and our requirements for high quality levels in finishes. Van Maren has performed extremely well under these circumstances and standards.”
BH, President and CEO, American Corporate Suites (Canada) Inc.


Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
(Design and Construction of Wardroom, Officers Mess and Accommodations – Completed in 2000)
“Your team developed an excellent working relationship with my staff and worked in a spirit of true cooperation. As a result of your efforts, we now have one of the finest officers’ messes in the Canadian Forces.”
AR, Captain , Base Commander, CFB Esquimalt


Merritt City Hall
(Design and Construction of New City Hall – Completed in 1997)
“The City of Merritt has not been disappointed with its selection of Van Maren Construction. In the design process they worked with the City through a key design difficulty and resolved all of the small issues easily. They continued to be open to design changes during construction with many changes not resulting in a change of price. The quality of their construction has also been excellent, with the use of good materials and quality subcontractors. Our building inspector is impressed with their product.”
TD, Administrator, City of Merritt


Centennial Plaza
(20-storey residential tower, Seattle, Washington – Completed in 1992)
“In sum, we enjoyed our experience working with Eric Van Maren and would recommend his company most highly on future projects.”
JW, President, Whiteley, Jacobson and Associates Architects, Seattle Washington


Pacific Regent, La Jolla
(Retirement Home & Care Facility, La Jolla, California – Completed in 1992)
“Both Ken and I would like to congratulate Van Maren Construction on an absolutely first-rate job on our Pacific Regent, La Jolla, California project.”
TH, President, Pennyfarthing Development Corp.


Apartment Buildings, Elkford
Design and Construction of 3 Apartment Buildings, Elkford, BC – Completed in 1983)
“Upon completion of our 1982 housing program, we felt it appropriate that I extend to you, on behalf of Fording Coal Limited, our appreciation for the three fine apartment complexes your firm constructed for us in Elkford, BC.”
DS, P-Eng, Manager, Fording Coal Limited


Shopping Centers
(Two Shopping Centers Seattle, Washington – Completed in 1988)
“We have been extremely pleased with both the quality of work, the cost control, and the scheduling relative to these shopping centers. Eric Van Maren, in particular, afforded us considerable time, effort, and expertise in value engineering projects prior to construction.”
PJO, VP, Delco Group, Seattle


Apartment Project
(105 Unit Apartment, Langley, BC – Completed in 1984)
“As construction manager for the developer on the Langley Lions senior citizen housing society 105 unit apartment construction, we would like to express our appreciation for the prompt and businesslike manner in which your company carried out the general contracting for the project.”
JL, P.Eng, Construction Manager