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We have never pursued any industry awards or entered any contests, but rather prefer to seek approval from our clients as a measure of our success. Here's what some of them have to say about building their new custom home or custom home renovation with Surecraft:



"Built our dream home with this builder. Wonderful experience - quality of workmanship, professional support, fairness and honesty all top notch! We would strongly recommend this company to any/all wanting to build a home and feel positive throughout the process!"

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"The best builder we have ever dealt with hands-down. Man of absolute integrity and honesty. Perfectionist in all aspects of the project from the beginning to the end. Hires trades that are old-school craftsmen and take pride in their work and are a pleasure to deal with. Watches the bottom line and advocates for the customer. Excellent and timely communication and record keeping. Trustworthy. We would not have any hesitation in recommending this builder to build your home. He helped us realize our dream. We now consider him to be a friend."

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"Surecraft (Ken) completed a total renovation of our 3500 square foot home. The project was completed on time and on budget. In addition, Ken thoughtfully and carefully paid attention to all the big and small details that homeowners appreciate during and after the job.The quality of the work done by the highly skilled and professional Trades people contracted for the job was exceptional.We would highly recommend Surecraft for a either a comprehensive home renovation or a new build."

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"Surecraft Developments built our custom "Dream home" in Nanoose Bay in 2009 and did an outstanding job. From the first time we met Ken Kruper we were impressed by his building knowledge, integrity, and desire to deliver a project that would meet our expectations - he delivered on all counts, helping us through the design, approval, and construction stages with intelligent, unique, and often money saving advice that in the end resulted in a job, well done, on time, and on budget.
Due to the custom nature of our house and because we were living in Edmonton and unable to regularly monitor the project, we really needed a builder who was there looking after our interests - Ken was that man. We can't say enough good things about the quality and workmanship of the trades people Ken employed. At the onset of the project we interviewed and vetted a number of local builders and in our opinion Surecraft is the best."

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"Surecraft Developments/Ken Kruper built our home in Nanaimo while we lived in Edmonton. Building a home from a distance is a complex endeavour; Ken guided us through the process all the way. He communicated with us frequently and was never too busy to answer our questions. He worked within our budget and provided regular updates. He is a perfectionist and he only used subtrades that met his standards. He closely supervised all aspects of the construction and ensured that local building regulations were met or exceeded. The construction of our home is exceptional, and we would highly endorse him as a custom home builder. We have lived in our home for over 8 years and still have not a single issue. We love our house and even now we have strangers who come to our door and tell us how beautiful our home is!"

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"We will soon be celebrating our 4th Christmas in our house, we took possession of our new build November 4th, 2015.  We have built several times and our experience with Surecraft far exceeded our expectations.  The level of professionalism, eye for detail and utter commitment to the project makes Ken the premium builder on central Vancouver Island!  Our project was on schedule and on budget throughout!  Ken was hands on, onsite on a daily basis.  Everyone of his trades were amazing long time employees and extremely respectful and accommodating. It was the cleanest building and site under construction that we've ever seen and received accolades from our new neighbours. There is nothing that we would have done differently and we have absolutely no hesitation recommending him to Family and friends (and have)!"

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"My husband and I have built 3 new homes on Vancouver Island since we retired from Calgary in 2008.We built our first home with Ken Kruper while we were still living in Calgary. The quality of our first home was like nothing we had ever experienced in Calgary. We told Ken we had a very limited budget. Ken told us he would build the home like it was his own and could build a lovely home on our budget. He got us the best quality at the best price for every single item in our home. He sent us progress pictures daily. He called us three or four times a week to chat. We truly felt a part of the build while we were in Calgary. We loved our home and he kept us on budget!We built a second home with Ken In 2011. Both homes in Nanoose were difficult builds due to the rocky, steep lots we had purchased. Again, Ken delivered a second gorgeous home on a limited budget. We decided to build the second home as a spec home. We sold it very quickly at a considerable profit due mostly to the great quality of construction. Ken is on site every day and keeps close tabs on his trades.The third lot was unfortunately owned by a large builder in Parksville. We loved the lot but sadly understood we could not build with Ken this time. The builder was an established builder so we did not think we would experience problems. We were naive. We thought all builders would have Ken standards. This could not be further from the truth. It turned out to be a terribly difficult build. There was little to no communication and unlike Ken, this builder did not live by the same ethical, moral standards Ken lives by.We recommended Ken to very good friends of ours. They loved working with Ken and were delighted with their new Surecraft home.If you decide to choose Ken for your home build, you will find his communication skills and high standards to be refreshing. He also has extensive experience so he will help you make informed decisions throughout the build. His trades are loyal and dedicated to excellence. Ken is truly a delight to work with.

Do not hesitate to email us for references. Tell Ken to send you our email address. We love talking about Ken Kruper and Surecraft homes."

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"Ken Kruper of Surecraft Developments built our home in Fairwinds in 2017, all the while we were wintering in Arizona. On meeting Ken, and after chatting with a number of his previous clients, we hired him without hesitation. What a great decision that was. Our build was fun, easy, timely, flawless. We'd do it again in a heartbeat, but only if Ken was our builder. His attention to detail, adherence to budget, daily onsite supervision, and the quality of work from all his tradesmen was nothing short of outstanding. If we had questions or concerns, Ken was available to us, usually immediately, but always the same day. Ken is polite, respectful, very knowledgable, and fun! And his team exemplifies each and every one of those qualities as well. Thank you Surecraft Developments for our beautiful, exceptionally well built home."

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"Ken at Surecraft has built a new home for us as well as a renovation on another home. He is a great builder! Our projects have been completed on time and we are very pleased with how everything has turned out! I would highly recommend Surecraft to anyone doing any building work."

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"We were very happy with our build. The process from start to finish was exemplary. Ken helped us work through design tweaks, kept us on budget and got us into into our beautiful home two weeks early! Ken’s loyal trades are skilled and friendly and the construction site was spotless. He was extremely responsive, at the site everyday and always available to answer our questions. If we were to build again we would not hesitate using him. We highly recommend Surecraft Developments, you will not be disappointed."

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Surecraft Developments Inc.

Licensed residential home builder and home renovations in the Central Vancouver Island area serving Nanaimo, Lantzville, Nanoose Bay, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach.

We are in Good Standing with the BC Homeowner Protection Office and all of our homes are covered by a comprehensive 2/5/10 Year Home Warranty.  

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