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Thank you Benco "family" for turning our downsizing dream into a beautiful reality.
From foundation to framers, tilers, woodworkers, and painters, and all the expert organizing and designing in between. We noticed...

Jan Engemoen and Graham Hill 

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R. & H. Thibedeau 

“Building homes and friendships” truly represents the commitment, expertise, congeniality, and creativity that Ben and his entire team have displayed every single day while building for us the first brand new home that we have ever had.  We decided over a year ago to make the move to the Comox Valley from...

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J. Engemoen & G. Hill  

My husband and I just love our new Benco Home.  We met Ben by accident one day while touring Crown Isle and were very impressed with him and his knowledge of home building - so impressed that we decided to have Ben build our retirement home...

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C. Labine & A. Rachynski 

Ben, thanks, you have built us " the home of our dreams ". Over the years we have built a number of homes, but never have we had such a positive and rewarding experience. You made us feel that your goal was our ultimate satisfaction, not the delivery of an on "time and on budget house", (though you accomplished both ). 

 

J. & J. Costantino

"Hello BENCO 'family'....

We chose Benco to build for us because of their reputation in the community.  We were not disappointed.  During the course of consruction, we made changes ... sometimes it was just our minds..."

 
R. & C. Atturbury
 
"I wanted to send a note to personally thank you and every-one on your team for their professionalism, hard work and dedication during the entire process of building of our new home which simply exceeded our expectations!  This was our first crack at it and..."
 
 
The Bradley's
 
"Our entire experience in having our new home built by Benco Homes far exceeded our expectations. In the past we have owned four newly built homes and Benco Homes are far superior to any of these in construction, design, product and follow up concerns."
 
 
D. & L. Gillies 
 
"We just want to express our sincere appreciation for the beautiful home that you built for us.  Our experience with Benco was nothing short of incredible."
 
 
D. & D. Hardie
 
"We looked around the Comox Valley at a number of home builders and once we saw a Benco home, we knew we wanted to have him build our new home.  We are thrilled with our new home – working with everyone at Benco has been a real pleasure." 
 
 
K. Sparrow & T. Edgar
 
"I have already recommended your company to friends building in the area and I have no hesitation in recommending your company to any prospective purchaser."
 
 
S. White
  
"When we decided to build our new home, we knew we would need a builder with both a solid reputation and the flexibility to incorporate the features and ideas that we had dreamed about for years. From the outset, Ben Christensen of BENCO VENTURES met these needs and many more..."
 
 
D. & F. Hutchinson 
 
“After building two houses with Ben, we can confidently say that the service, quality and value of product are unsurpassed in this market."
 
 
C. & L. Windsor 
 
"We are very happy with our home and would most certainly recommend Benco Ventures Custom Homes to anyone wishing to build a quality custom home.”
 
 
D. & T. Gough 

Dear Ben and the Benco team

“Building homes and friendships” truly represents the commitment, expertise, congeniality, and creativity that Ben and his entire team have displayed every single day while building for us the first brand new home that we have ever had.  We decided over a year ago to make the move to the Comox Valley from the Lower Mainland and spent several months looking for the right resale house. We had the good fortune to first meet Ben in his show home when we wandered in after another fruitless search for just the right house.

We had originally never considered having a house built but after two or three meetings with Ben, we were completely sold on the opportunity to have a new and unique home built for us by Benco.  Ben’s experience, his solid community reputation, and his engaging personality provided us with complete confidence to build a new house with the Benco team.

We are thrilled with our beautiful new home.  We thoroughly enjoyed working with Karlene and Tammy who patiently guided us through the interior design process with good humour and practical advice.  They never seemed to tire of our endlessly repeated question to them, “Ok—what would you do here?” after asking us to make choices. They interpreted our preferences brilliantly and have given us just the light, airy, spacious home that we envisioned.  And we learned a lot in the process!  We also appreciate Wendy’s financial acumen and her timely and straightforward updates and reports.

Ben’s personal involvement every step of the way has impressed us. His commitment to every detail of our home has been evident in his regular consultations with us and in his on site visits to attend to construction details.  There are not many CEOs who will be on site regularly working alongside the construction team.  Ben’s leadership success is evident in the integrity of his relationships with both his staff and clients. 

We thank the whole huge Benco team who took such a personal interest in our home.  The craftsmanship and perfection of every team member’s work is truly admirable.  Every person that we met has been unfailingly outgoing, committed to the highest standards, and clearly proud to be part of the Benco team. 

Ben and his team finished our home on time, on budget and the only surprises were happy ones—the extra attention to details and the amazing quality of the whole house.  We are recommending our experience with Benco to friends and anyone who is interested in building a home in the Comox Valley.

Thank you, Ben and our new Benco friends!

Jan Engemoen and Graham Hill 

 


 
Thank you Benco "family" for turning our downsizing dream into a beautiful reality.
From foundation to framers, tilers, woodworkers, and painters, and all the expert organizing and designing in between. We noticed your attention to detail, your commitment to quality work ethic, and your calm professional manner.
Through out the process, we felt supported and inspired by all, making the creation of our new home a fun and joyous experience from the ground up!
 
Fond Regards,
Ron and Heather Thibodeau
 

My husband and I just love our new Benco Home.  We met Ben by accident one day while touring Crown Isle and were very impressed with him and his knowledge of home building - so impressed that we decided to have Ben build our retirement home.

Ben helped us pick out and purchase the perfect lot and helped us begin planning for our new home.  Ben listened to what we wanted in a home, took our plan and simply made it better.  We wanted a spectacular fireplace design and he made it happen.  He was very amenable to planning a home that would suit our needs now and yet incorporate a few changes so that we could enjoy it well into our “golden years.”

We lived in Alberta full-time while the house was being built and if you do not live in Courtenay then this is the builder for you.  I cannot say enough about the support staff Ben has working closely with him.  Karlene designed a kitchen perfect for our needs as well as keeping me informed as to the progress of our house with e-mails and pictures.  No question ever went unanswered.  If I was worried about some aspect of the build, I just e-mailed Karlene. Tammy spent an entire day with me sorting out the interior design elements and her suggestions were invaluable.  Wendi is the most efficient paperwork person ever.  I have to comment on the sub-trades that work for Ben – all of them drywallers, painters, cabinet makers, landscapers, etc. were the nicest people ever.

I want to extend a big thank-you to all the Benco Group for making us feel like our house was the most important one they worked on!  We highly recommend Benco to anyone wanting to builda new home. 

Carol LaBine & Albert Rachynski 


Ben, thanks, you have built us " the home of our dreams ". Over the years we have built a number of homes, but never have we had such a positive and rewarding experience. You made us feel that your goal was our ultimate satisfaction, not the delivery of an on "time and on budget house", (though you accomplished both ). You delivered on what was promised, and you delt with our,modifications, change requests and ditherings with patience, understanding and empathy.

What a tremendous team you have assembeled They made us feel that our home was their top priority. Not only are they all dedicated professionals who are experts in their trades, but they are all friendly, gregarious individuals that I got to know, and befriend. ( Lord knows that I spent a lot of time on the on the construction site ! ).

A special thanks to Karlene, what a manager ! No request was too small or trivial, she delt with them all in a friendy and timely manner. By the way she also makes the best pickled salmon that we have ever had..............thanks !

Ben, should there be another home in our future undoubtedly we would ask you to build it.
 
Sincerely
Joe and Judy Costantino

Hello BENCO 'family'....

We chose Benco to build for us because of their reputation in the community.

We were not disappointed.
During the course of consruction, we made changes ... sometimes it was just our minds...
and the accomodation by BENCO was supberb.
We always felt BENCO was as interested in our new home as we were.

We are thoroughly happy, we would use BENCO again and readily recommend.

By the way.... our frequent use of the BENCO name refers to all who had a part
in the bringing to completion our new home. We know most of you now by name and
certainly want to thank ALL of the BENCO 'family'.....
 
Sincerely
R. and C. Atterbury

 


Ben: 

I wanted to send a note to personally thank you and every-one on your team for their professionalism, hard work and dedication during the entire process of building of our new home which simply exceeded our expectations!  This was our first crack at itand the decisions required were much more than we had ever anticipated but you and your team kept us grounded, organized and capable of getting each and every one of them mastered and in a timely fashion so as not to delay your team nor ultimately the move in date, which was as promised!

You have a great crew of people working for you and you should be very proud of them!  They work very hard and they completed every task diligently and with all of our best interests at heart!  Your designers, Karlene and Tammy were both great to work with and very capable of assisting us in pulling it all together with their finishing touches! 

We simply love our new home and can’t thank you enough for your input, foresight and “outside-the-box” design ideas and completing tasks to all of our satisfaction! 

We hope this excitement never wears out….we can’t imagine it ever will!

Thank-you Ben …. You made it all possible!

 

The Bradleys’

 

Dear Ben:

Our sincere thanks to you Ben and your team at Benco Ventures.

Our entire experience in having our new home built by Benco Homes far exceeded our expectations. In the past we have owned four newly built homes and Benco Homes are far superior to any of these in construction, design, product and follow up concerns. After meeting with you and touring some of your homes, we felt assured from the start of construction that you would do your utmost to ensure our needs were met.

We particularly were pleased with your professional and friendly approach and confident along the process as each step was clearly explained and time lines were met without question. Any deficiencies (and there were few) were dealt with immediately and to our utmost satisfaction. Ben, you are clearly an expert when it comes to analyzing what a customer wants and your design skills are commendable.

Your entire 'team' went out of their way to ensure that your high standards of design, finishing, quality of product and customer satisfaction were met, and we commend you for that. We met many of your trades people and other staff during the process and we were most impressed with their courtesy and work ethic.

Although there are many to thank on your team beside yourself, we would especially like to thank "Karlene" for her dedication and professionalism, she is a star amongst your team.

Thank you again. Dave and Lyn Gillies


 

Dear Ben & Staff:

We just want to express our sincere appreciation for the beautiful home that you built for us.  Our experience with Benco was nothing short of incredible.  Everyone we worked with from your team is a consummate professional.  From concept to completion your team made the entire process almost enjoyable!

Our home was built while we were out of the country and we were never in doubt that the home would be built on time, within budget and complete with fabulous finishing.  The final result more than exceeded our expectations!  If there was an Academy Award for home-building Benco Ventures would be the sure winner.

Sincerely,

Don & Diane Hardie 


We looked around the Comox Valley at a number of home builders and once we saw a Benco home, we knew we wanted to have him build our new home.  We are thrilled with our new home – working with everyone at Benco has been a real pleasure.  From confirming the contract details with Ben so that there would be no surprises, selecting our finishes with Ben, Karlene and Tammy, to the team that did all of the finishing, everyone has been great to work with – and we have confidence that if anything needs to be fixed that it will be done quickly.  Thank you Ben and team! 

Kate & Tim 


Each day I continue to be impressed with the quality of work and wonderful lifestyle that the house provides. I would like to thank you and all those that worked with you during the construction process who have contributed to delivering a fine finished product that I know I will enjoy for many years to come.

I don’t know that my situation was unique for your company but it certainly was for me in that I was living in Bermuda during the during the planning and construction phases. From the day that I purchased the lot you worked closely with me to ensure that my home would be completed to my satisfaction. I know this presented many challenges but you were able to address all my concerns through the use of e-mails, the occasional phone call and discussions during a couple of short visits I made to Courtenay.

I would especially like to thank you and your office for taking extra steps to make the process even easier by arranging for the purchase and installation of the major appliances even though this was not part of your normal package. I am also very appreciative of your efforts to find a family to occupy my home during the period that it would otherwise have been vacant between the completion of construction and my arrival from Bermuda.

As is evident from above I am very pleased with the cooperation and service that I received throughout the construction process. I have already recommended your company to friends building in the area and I have no hesitation in recommending your company to any prospective purchaser."

Sincerely yours,

Stewart White  


   

When we decided to build our new home, we knew we would need a builder with both a solid reputation and the flexibility to incorporate the features and ideas that we had dreamed about for years. From the outset, Ben Christensen of BENCO VENTURES met these needs and many more as we progressed from plans to groundbreaking and on to construction, finishing and finally possession.

Ben started by establishing a close working relationship with us, spending time learning our ideas and contributing his years of experience by offering suggestions and alternatives to achieve our aims. Sometimes, as first-timers, our questions or plans were inappropriate or even unreasonable but Ben would always approach them positively and with sound reasoning. We always felt they were “our” plans, even though Ben did all the work!

Next up was lot selection and scheduling the construction. Ben provided and excellent selection of available sites and patiently explained both attributes and considerations of each. He was always approachable and willing to take the time to listen to our concerns, even though he maintains an incredibly busy work routine. Once we made our lot decision, Ben provided us finalized plans and a proposed work schedule, giving us a reasonable timeline with major milestones and a definite completion date. After completing the contract, a comprehensive package including house plans, all our agreed features and various finishing choices was provided. At this point, Ben sat with us and explained in great detail how we would progress, what we were expected to do and what we could expect from him. He specifically invited us to visit the work site and monitor progress, and to ask questions at any time.

Finally, the site was excavated and the foundation poured. After that, work progressed very quickly with Ben’s crew rapidly framing, wiring, plumbing and roofing, all on schedule and exactly as we had planned. Lockup was actually ahead of schedule despite severe weather. Good to his word, Ben seemed to appreciated our involvement and quickly responded to any questions or discrepancy we pointed out. Even when we requested changes, Ben responded positively and with uncommon patience. As completion neared, we marveled at how everything came together to our exact specification. Ben carefully monitored finishing details and consulted with us often to ensure our complete satisfaction. He contributed several of his own design features to ensure a unique and distinctive appearance amongst the other homes on our street. We felt truly involved in the construction and sincerely appreciated the positive attitude of all the tradesmen as they went out of their way to ensure we were happy.

Thanks to Ben’s planning and effective management, possession was right on schedule and we moved in almost on the exact date we had planned four months earlier. From the very beginning, this was a positive and extremely satisfying experience for us. It may be only concrete , lumber and stone but we have already “bonded” with our home due in large part to having the opportunity to participate in it’s construction. Ben his crews and staff at BENCO VENTURES have proven we made the right choice of builder.”

Doug and Fran Hutchinson 


After building two houses with Ben, we can confidently say that the service, quality and value of product are unsurpassed in this market. What we really appreciated was the opportunity to implement our own ideas and tastes into the construction of our homes. We would definitely recommend Benco Ventures to our friends and family.”

Carolyn and Leigh Windsor


Having Benco Ventures Custome Homes design and build our home was a very positive and satisfying experience.  Their approach as a building contractor was professional and our ultimate satisfaction was always top priority.  We found them to be flexible and cordial when changes were requested and explanatory in a personal manner when changes were not in our best interest financially or structurally.  we are very happy with our home and would most certainly recommend Benco Ventures Custom Homes to anyone wishing to build a quality custom home.

Daunine & Terry Gough

 

 

 


 
 
 
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