Northern Homecraft was started in April of 2011 and became a Ltd. Corporation in 2012. Our company was developed to be a business that promotes values important to our families. The business model is based on quality work, respect and accountability. Northern Homecraft Ltd. continues to grow and strives to maintain our high standards of operation. We are geeks for building homes and love to continue educating ourselves about building science and quality/longevity by attending seminars, frequenting home shows and reading up on different ways to improve our craft. This has allowed us to add building energy efficient homes to our repertoire.
We are a fully licensed and insured business that is registered with BC Housing. This provides our clients with a full 2/5/10 year warranty. Please ask us what this entails or check it out online through BC Housing.
Northern Homecraft Ltd. was recently honoured to accept the 2019 Georgie Award for Best Certified Home – Custom! Along with having won the 2018 Northern BC Housing Awards of Excellence for Best Certified Home - Custom and Best Custom Home Valued $1,000,000+. Prior to these we were presented with the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce award of Excellence for Business of the Year 2015.
In 2017 Northern Homecraft Ltd. launched a fully licenced and bonded associate company, Homecraft Plumbing and Heating. Our operations Manager, Glenn, provides multiple services from new home construction, installations and repairs, and service calls.
"Thanks to Northern Homecraft for the awesome job that you did building our home to lockup and putting up our siding. You guys are such a pleasure to do business with. Glad you put up with us and our "add ons" during the build. Would wholeheartedly recommend you to any future builds!"
Shay was born and raised in Vanderhoof. Though he honed his skills at school in other parts of the province, it wasn’t long before he came back to Vanderhoof where the air was cleaner, and the sky had more stars in it. Outside of work, Shay loves spending time with his wife and two kids in the great outdoors. He loves camping, hunting and fishing. Shay also enjoys studying the Filipino martial arts and Jeet Kune Do. Shay sits on the board of directors for the Canadian Homebuilders Association of Northern BC. and participates in multiple homebuilding industry events throughout the province.
Beau was raised in Vanderhoof and was one of the first to enroll in first year Carpentry through the CTC program offered in this district. He has continued his education by completing his journeyman red seal certification and attending a variety of building courses and seminars throughout the province. When not at work Beau is found at play. He spends as much time as possible with his family and friends exploring the great outdoors and everything it has to offer. When not outdoors, he loves being inventive and challenging himself with new and innovative DIY projects.
Christina was raised on a farm and graduated high school in Vanderhoof. She attended college for Equine Studies and Applied Business Technology and spent time living in Vancouver. After living it up in the big city, she decided to move home to enjoy small town life. Now raising two children with her husband Shay, she works as the administrator for NHC & HPH. For fun she enjoys horse-back riding, camping/holiday adventures with her family and Metallica concerts!
Having grown up in the Lower Mainland but spending her summers up north, she knew it was only a matter of time until she found the north her home. Karen has graduated from multiple educational institutions and is currently working part-time as a teacher in Fort St James. The other part of her work time is spent on various responsibilities for Northern Homecraft Ltd and working towards designing and drawing.
Karen enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family. Their love for adventure takes them in all directions, but she truly loves exploring the backcountry and all it has to offer!
I have been in construction for 14 years and been a journeyman carpenter for 10. I graduated from CNC Prince George. I enjoy challenging myself with new building practices and technology, with a particular interest in energy efficiency. I take any chance to go to conferences and forums about industry innovations. I love to spend time with my wife and kids. I enjoy motorcycles, physical fitness, hiking and running.
Having graduated Thompson Rivers' University in 2010, I've worked for a variety of companies doing all processes of construction. My position as site manager for Northern Homecraft provides me with lots of new challenges, my favourites being framing and tiling. I feel like I've enhanced my knowledge in the last couple years with new innovations to more efficient housing.
I'm married and have a 1.5-year-old daughter. Some of our favourite family activities include lazy Sunday breakfasts and cartoons. I also enjoy small wood crafting projects.
Chris Madill is a Journeyman Carpenter who works alongside homeowners to create the properties and living spaces they will call home.
With 10 years experience in the construction industry, Chris knows that quality workmanship and attention to detail are the foundations of a good project, and that a home should enrich the daily experiences of the those who live there.
When he is not swinging a hammer, Chris travels abroad, exploring nature and experiencing new cultures. At home, Chris enjoys exploring BC’s beautiful backcountry, spending time with friends, writing, and occasionally playing music where no one can hear him.
Glenn has been a Journeyman Plumber/ Gas Fitter since 2006. He completed his trades training at BCIT while working in the Lower Mainland for 2 years, and Vanderhoof since then.
Glenn has a wife and 2 kids. He and his family enjoy the outdoors together, including hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping. Glenn also enjoys volunteering with his children’s sports teams.