How do you find a suitable building lot in North Vancouver, one of the most sought after places to live in
the world? Equal parts luck, persistence, patience, and experience. The natural features that make this
area so desirable to live in also make it so hard to build in. Squeezed between the ocean and the
mountains, raw land development is practically nil, and existing lots frequently have limiting features like
rocks, trees, streams and severe slopes. With “in-fill” housing or “tear-downs”, the average age is
steadily getting younger and the land values are creeping ever higher.
With such high demand, Apex relies on its’ network to find properties that haven’t hit the open market
and make a no-subjects offer. Even then, after calculating construction costs, if the sale projection
doesn’t make sense we pass on the purchase and keep looking. A robust market doesn’t mean an
automatic sale – you still have to do your homework.
We specialize in North Vancouver because of its natural beauty, landscape, and community. However, it
is one of the most challenging and complicated municipalities to navigate. Those trees, forests and
streams must be protected; the future build must consider the constraints of slope, wildfire, and natural
environment. Apex has over 20 years of familiarity with the processes and challenges that must be
navigated for a successful project.
By streamlining the entire process of designing, building and selling homes, from start to finish, we are
able to build a beautiful home with the lowest possible budget without sacrificing quality. From start to
finish, we usually take 6-7 months to build, way faster than the industry average. We are able to build so
quickly because we have a dedicated team of trade professionals and partners with whom we’ve
developed a close, long-term relationship for many years
We have a unique building process where we bring in many experts from different fields to ensure that
the homes we build are perfect for you and your family. We consult with designers, engineers, realtors,
and construction professionals to get the best possible end product. Proposed plans are reviewed by all
parties. We get constant input and feedback from the experts about everything from construction,
mechanical and practical issues, ensuring even the smallest detail is thought through. Afterwards, with
the practical issues determined, we bring in an interior designer into the process who will use their
expertise to put the finishing touches on the house.
A successful collaboration means everybody checks their egos at their door. Everyone must contribute
their best within their own expertise. Apex prides in projects touched by the hand of many different
professionals – successful collaboration is our hallmark.
In fact, many of our houses are sold even before completion. Someone will usually drive by and begin to
chat with our site manager about the impressive building taking shape. One or two visits are usually all it
takes before our realtor takes their call.
We are able to avoid many developments where too much money is spent in one part of the
construction only forced to compromise in other more critical areas. In addition, years of developing
trade skill and loyalty pays dividends in speed and quality of workmanship.
If you are looking at building a spec or custom home, or renovation, gain the benefit of our expertise and
experience. Give us a call 1.877.546.2739