Testimonials

Just wanted to say thanks to Reade Briscoe. He was tasked with working with a bunch of Scouts Canada volunteers for a recent supply contract for Camp Barnard. Home Lumber and Reade proved very competitive and responsive to our needs. Kudos.  

April 2016


Hi Taran,  

I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you for all you have done to resolve the door issue for the heritage houses and for your help with the project in general. It is very common in this industry for things to go wrong, but I have never worked with a supplier who has gone so far above and beyond in their efforts to resolve a problem to maintain the integrity of our schedule as you have done with the doors. You have made a very positive impression on us as well as Campbell Construction in how this situation was resolved. Further you have provided a tremendous amount of assistance in solving some of the complex issues associated with heritage houses.  

I look forward to working with you for the balance of this project and other projects in the future.  

Thanks again for all your help.  

-KJ
Commercial/Residential Contractor
July 2016


After working with Taran for the last three projects, I can say that his customer service is next to none. From framing packages to interior doors and trim he has the knowledge to ensure I get the best products to suit my needs and timeline. Moving forward with my next projects there is no doubt in my mind that I will be using Taran and Home Lumber for many years to come.  

-MS
Builder/Developer
June 2016


Mr. Karnel Jawl,  

Karnel, I just wanted to thank you for employing a great staff for us to work with. Over the years of dealing with Home Lumber, I have enjoyed working with the members of your team, Chris Turnbull, Reade Briscoe, and John Vukovic. They have served me well, along with your shipping and dispatch team, Mike, Steve, Joe, Nathan, Mason, and others. They always do their best to get lumber and products to our sites on time and professionally. The finishing department, Taran and Andy, put our orders together with utmost urgency, and delivered with accuracy. It is great to work with your team.  

But today I write to you about Leif Tompa. I have had the privilege to work with Leif for the last year at our Harbour Landing project in Sidney, BC, and I commend and thank Leif for his efforts, his knowledge, his going out of his way attitude, his after work-hour commitment to see our project flow smoothly, by having small deliveries there well before we need them. He has in many cases helped me to do my job as a site superintendant by scheduling, product ordering, and delivery reminders. He makes me look good! Leif has the abilities, and product knowledge, for material take-offs, and for ordering products needed on site. Leif has been a pleasure to deal with, and I look forward to working with him for years to come.  

Thank you,  

-DL
Contractor
April 2016


I have just completed my first project with Taran and Home Lumber and couldn't be happier with the service. The clear and consistent communication, and timeliness were second to none. Taran's efforts definitely contributed to the overall success of the project, will be calling him on the next one without question.
-GL
Site superintendent
January, 2016


Taran has been both helpful and diligent when helping me place orders, often making numerous visits to site to confirm measurements.
-NG
Contractor
September, 2015


Working as an estimator for a large construction company here in Victoria, I have had the pleasure of working with Chris Turnbull for the past four years. Chris' product knowledge, prompt service on getting out quotes, and his overall professionalism has made it a great working relationship. Thank you Chris for the great service, and look forward to working on many more projects together.
-DH
Estimator
August 2015


Karnel...
Just wanted to thank you let you know how pleased I am with the extraordinary service I have been getting from Taran and Chris and all the team at Home Lumber. The same goes to all the great folks at Island floors. It sure makes the job less stress when you can depend on excellent service.
...Look forward to continued good business in the future.
-SD
July 2015


To Whom It May Concern,
As a project manager for a construction company I have had the pleasure of working with Taran for several years. He is knowledgeable, professional & consistently delivers materials correctly in a timely fashion. I am especially impressed with his ability to work with our clients to determine the best solution for their needs.
Sincerely,
-CG
July 2015


I deal with many vendors every day and I have to applaud Taran Billan for his great service and quick response, thus helping to ensure our projects run on time and to budget. Taran's knowledge and attention to detail has allowed us to concentrate on our work and provide top quality service to our clients.
It is my pleasure to work with Taran, and I know that when I need something, Taran always comes through for me.
-AT
General Contractor
Victoria
July 2015


I recently completed a duplex project using Home Lumber as my main material supplier. Their prices are fair and their service was top tier. I primarily worked with Reade and Taran. The service they provided was outstanding. They went out their way numerous times to help me out. I would not hesitate to recommend them and will be using them again for my business.
-DS
Contractor
July 2015


To Whom It May Concern,
I am currently building a home in South Oak Bay. Through the last 25 years, I have constructed many homes, all over North America.
I have never come across a single individual who not only gives such diligent and detailed support, but who also has the comprehensive knowledge that Taran has, in regard to his available product. In addition to these skills, Taran is a pleasure to work with. He is friendly and very "up-beat".
Taran is able to give detailed recommendations for products and materials. He also has a design sense, which is another rare talent. If, at any time, he doesn't have the immediate answer to a question, he finds the answer in a very timely manner.
I have felt well supported and received extra-ordinary service, from Taran. He is a valued asset to Home Lumber. I will always work with him, in the future.
Thank you,
PC
Residential Home Builder
July 2015


As a building contractor of 20 years, I rely on Taran at Home Lumber for his excellent knowledge and dependable service. Taran is easy to work with, personable, and makes himself available. I appreciate his prompt responses and suggestions. He is hands-on and willingly comes out to the job site to ensure that I am getting the best products for my clients. He delivers products on time and on schedule. I go to Taran for all my door and finishing needs.
SB
General Contractor
July 2015