Over the years Chris has earned a reputation as premiere home builder in the Victoria area, taking pride in receiving numerous industry awards for custom homes and real estate developments. His keen eye for design, attention to detail, and project management skills ensure that each project is well executed and, most importantly, his customers are extremely satisfied with the outcome.
Chris Walker is the best overall home builder I have ever worked with. His even keel temperament and work ethic engenders a successful work climate that produces great results. Chris' sense of responsibility about his role in the client contractor relationship gave us a realistic budget, on-time scheduling, and reliable feedback throughout the process.
He has solid experience and displayed focused attention to detail, both on the job site, as well as in record keeping. In addition, Chris has an architect's creative eye that has yielded ideas and outcomes with the finish work on the house that has been impressive.
I would recommend Chris Walker to friends and associates without reservation.
Right away, we found Chris to be approachable, attentive and keenly interested in our future home. Although he had us at “hello”, we went through the process of interviewing several other award winning home builders, but no one else seemed to measure up to Chris in terms of both personality, and quality of workmanship of his past homes.
We worked with Chris on a consulting basis for almost a year prior to construction commencing. Throughout that time, Chris gave valuable input into the design of our home, saving us thousands of dollars on paper by advising our design team from a builder’s point of view, and in the process, helping us to create an even better and more functional home...
At our first meeting with Christopher Walker we were impressed and instinctively knew we could trust Chris’s expertise and attention to detail to build our custom home. It was a complicated build due to the lot location and regulation restrictions and as we were not local, we had many concerns.
Chris was calm and attentive and always available to answer our many questions as the whole process was so new to us. His valuable knowledge and guidance was genuine and his ability to organize and make our dream home a reality was nothing short of amazing.
Working with Christopher Developments, we have gone from bare land to living in our new home.
Of the many capabilities we evaluated in selecting our builder, one of the early benefits that helped us select Christopher Developments was Chris Walker's creative inspiration. Chris had the reputation, organization and professionalism that you would want for your partner in building a custom home. In addition he had the creative talent to put a design on paper and then deliver on that vision.
Christopher Developments had access to high quality trades and suppliers. We found them to be professional and timely but with that old-world pride in their workmanship. Due to the attention to all details, from the build as well as budgeting, we felt informed and comfortable with the process. On many occassions Chris presented creative alternatives to our requests/ concerns and executed flawlessly. Throughout the process Chris listened to any concerns and worked with us to deliver our home that has met, and often exceeded the original concept.
It was a pleasure to have Christopher Developments design and build our home. Chris was attentive to our design needs creating elegant solutions to that are both aesthetic and practical. Chris is truly service orientated and has such a professional and keen eye to make every detail of our house precise. You feel as if he is treating your house with the same care and attention that he would building a house for his family.
Chris’ high standards are evident with his hands on involvement in the building process and in the trades he selects to perform the work. All the companies he chooses to build are held accountable and provide excellent craftsmanship.
The accounting for our home was transparent, timely and accurate. Throughout the build billing was done on a consistent two week basis measured against our targeted budget that we established at the beginning of the process. This aspect of working with Chris and Joan is probably overlooked because of the beautiful home that is created but knowing you are within budget and that the finance portion of the project is accurate and fair is a welcome bonus of working with Christopher Developments.
Building our home with Chris was a pleasure. He was calm, thoughtful, resourceful and creative. His team were held to high standards and they delivered. We could not have been happier with the process or results.
What impresses me is the commitment to excellence from beginning of the planning process through construction and even after taking occupancy. Chris is absolutely dedicated to 100 percent client satisfaction.
Chris Walker, of Christopher Developments, has designed our new home in Victoria and he is now in the process of building it. The home is a redevelopment on the site of a pre-existing home. Chris has carried the project seamlessly through rigorous environmental and architectural requirements. The project is both on time and on budget. Chris has been able to anticipate and identify complications. He's assembled very professional sub trades who are technically superior, as well, they try to minimize their impact on the neighborhood.
I highly recommend Christopher Developments if you're looking to build a quality home with the knowledge that you're going to get exactly the home you've always wanted...
Nadine and I are both very fortunate to have had the opportunity to build a new home. And, more importantly, it's been a great experience for us having Chris involved. I believe I've told Chris in the past that despite the beautiful homes he has built, we wouldn't have gone down this road if we hadn't have met him.
We have been working closely with Chris during construction of our dream home since June. It is a pleasure to observe Chris's keen eye for design and style. Each phase of the building has been executed professionally with the best sub-trades in Victoria. Chris takes pride in his work and it transfers to our home. We look forward to the next phase of building and I will update my review upon completion with photos.
Since we live in Toronto, it was imperative that we had a high degree of trust that Chris would manage the daily issues that arose and contact us immediately if we were required on site. He did not disappoint. His ability to add design touches “on the fly” were exceptional.
We had intended to interview multiple contractors for our project, to be absolutely certain we found the right partnership but, after our first meeting with Chris, we looked no further. We couldn’t be happier that we trusted our instincts. From start to finish, building our home was an enjoyable experience. Beginning with Chris and Joan, all of the professionals, trades people and suppliers involved were highly skilled and respectful. Any concerns we had or changes we requested were addressed promptly and resolved to our satisfaction. And, most importantly, with the job completed, we love our new house.
We recently purchased a 1920 farmhouse, which needed a major renovation. Having never undertaken a project such as this, we were apprehensive. After initial discussions with several potential builders, our designer put us in touch with Chris who we immediately trusted and knew was the right person to turn our dream into reality.
Chris and his team of dedicated, skilled individuals lived up to our expectation. His strong facilitation and organizational skills combined with his attention to detail and considerable knowledge of construction, creates the perfect project manager. His great sense of esthetics and design guided us through the numerous decisions that had to be made. An effective problem solver, he dealt professionally and directly with unexpected challenges and issues, and kept us informed and involved throughout the process. We would highly recommend Chris to those seeking superior craftsmanship and quality construction.
We undertook the total renovation of our kitchen using Chris. It involved design, framing, cabinetry, drywall, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, floor repair and refinishing, in a older home that had been renovated extensively twice before. Not a project that any tradesperson in their right mind would look forward to. We also lived in the house during the project.
Chris' ability to listen to our needs and wants produced a unique, yet classic and livable design totally suited to our family. Most amazing though was his organizational skill in sourcing a myriad of highly skilled trades people and organizing them into a sequence of events that transformed a dated claustropohbic space into a modern open kitchen in essentially ten days. His pre-planning had accounted for every detail from water lines to the icemaker to hidden central vacumn ports. His connections and reputation in the industry, attention to detail, and absolute commitment to perfection has not only minimized the inconvenience of living in a construction zone but has most importantly given us our dream kitchen and made the entire process exciting and enjoyable.
We really enjoyed working with Christopher Walker due to his attention to detail.
It was always our dream to build a quality home and this dream was realized by Christopher Developments. From the initial design phase through construction Chris provided us with impeccable service and guidance. His attention to detail and access to quality craftsmanship exceeded our expectations.
I strongly recommend anyone considering a project to use Mr. Walker’s talents since the experience will be extremely positive and the results superior to other builders.
We bought a contemporary home in 2011 in Victoria that Christopher Developments had constructed 3 years earlier. The previous owners, who built the home, were very satisfied with the building process and specifically mentioned how easy it had been to work with this contracting company.
The quality of workmanship, materials, and finishing of this home are top-quality for the price range. Chris Walker, owner of Christorpher Developments, has been immediately available by email or phone to us- the new owners of the home, to answer questions or to provide advice on:
- the sytems of the home and the brands of certain construction components (windows, doors, etc)
- the viability of any construction changes we have considered (e.g., adding more cross-ventilation to one living area by replacing a fixed window with a transom window)
- the referral of efficient, skilled, reliable tradespeople whom we have hired to make some minor cosmetic changes to the home
His availability is exceptional, given the fact that we were not his clients. He is easy to talk to. He appears to understand our questions or concerns and he gives clear suggestions and feedback. We are proud to live in a home that is so well-constructed, and feel fortunate to have such a helpful contractor available to advise us.
I would like to thank you for running such a professional operation on the Agate Lane project. It's such an easy job for us when dealing with builders that know what they are doing. Also buildings look great.