Peter & Tracy Scott

The Best Decision We Could Have Made

“We were told that building a house was one of the most stressful things you could possibly do, but for us, choosing Pete to build our ‘Dream home’ was the best decision we could have made.”

“Pete managed the trades, scheduling & materials which alleviated a lot of the stress most people experience during the building process. His quality in craftsmanship & attention to detail is evident both inside & out.”

“We would have no hesitation in using Pete again,if we were to ever to build again, & as well, to ever highly recommend him.”

August 2011 

Peter & Tracy Scott
S. Olsen & N. Stewart

High Standards & Attention to Detail

“We are very pleased with F.M. Construction. The quality and craftsmanship of our new home absolutely delights us! Throughout our construction, we were impressed with the high standards and attention to detail, and with the organized and on-time progress.”

“F.M. Construction was always conscious of our needs and attentive to our questions, and everyone on the project seemed committed to – and delivered – excellent work.”

“We would highly recommend F.M. Construction as a builder.”

S. Olsen & N. Stewart
John & Marcia, White Rock, B.C.

Creative Honest Builder with Prompt Service

“Having built two homes for ourselves in our lifetime, this time we decided to buy a home which was already completed. We found a home overlooking Semiahmoo Bay which seemed to suit us (and our dog) completely. It was built by Pete (and Marlene) Yakabuski of FM Construction. Oddly enough, living nearby, we had watched this home during the building phase, never thinking for a moment that we would one day own it!”

“Our new home is really unique and we are proud of it. Pete was very creative in the choices he made to take advantage of the expansive ocean views, in the style of mouldings which are carried out throughout the home consistently and special effects like the wall mounted waterfall in the central stairway, backlighting and features in the wine cellar, to the peak-a-boo view of our private forest in the backyard through display cupboards in the kitchen. It is a real compliment to Pete to have the many guests to our home who really appreciate finishing detail stand and comment on the originality and detail of the work he did.”

“While we knew nothing of Pete before we purchased, our research told us that he had a sound building and finishing reputation. In the course of our dealings with him it also impressed us to find him playing a modern role attentive to the needs of his business as well as to his family of four children. Our dealings with Pete and Marlene were straight forward and honest and most importantly we find them to follow through promptly on the after sales service.”

“With our experience we are pleased to recommend FM Construction to you.”

John & Marcia, White Rock, B.C.
Robert & Melanie Stewart

Positive and Productive Experience

“Who your builder is can make all of the difference in the world. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to FM Construction for our beautiful home.”

“After a disastrous experience with our first builder, FM Construction stepped in and turned our homebuilding experience into a positive and productive time.”

“We were so impressed with Pete’s professional attitude while managing our project. He was in contact with us almost daily with progress reports, addressed all of our concerns both big and small, all the while keeping every phase of construction on schedule with the highest quality of work and finishings.”

“We will always be grateful that Pete was willing to take on a project that had gone so wrong and turn it into something so amazingly right.”

“Thank you FM Construction!!”

Robert & Melanie Stewart
Bernie Scholz

Go West for Quality

Realtor Bernie Scholz is confident Ocean Bluff West has everything luxury-home buyers want in a home today.

The veteran realtor — he has 24 years in the business — says many potential buyers in this target market are downsizing from large homes because they don’t want the hassle of maintenance, but still want a high-end traditional home.

The six homes, two of which are completed, are being built by FM Construction in South Surrey near Ocean Park, and are solidly built with all the bells and whistles. For instance, the ceilings rise to 17 feet in the grand entrances, to 12 feet in the “great rooms” and to nine feet throughout the rest of the houses. But what makes these three-bedroom homes stand out beyond the stainless steel appliance package and granite countertops is the high level of finishing detail.

“The amount of moulding and detailing is a lot more than you would usually see,” says Scholz, who works with HomeLife.

“Builders can’t afford to do it because it costs more, but he [Yakabuski] is a finishing carpenter by trade and that’s his signature, so the homes he builds have it.”

Those buyers who want to put their own mark on their homes still have an opportunity before the next four homes are constructed to work with the builder for semi-custom touches.

“We can create your own dream or we’ll build it and show you our vision,” says Scholz.

October 2008

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Bernie Scholz