Building for a better future.


Friesen Family Construction is back and bigger than ever after having a couple kids in the last few years. We’ll be offering new custom builds, studio/office space, 2nd homes, garages and additions. We’re excited to get back to construction. We’ve missed it.

So here’s the story; we burnt out through COVID and after our first son was born decided to take a break from running a company. We’ve now had a second son and, surprisingly, had some time to rest and reset. Construction is Alan’s passion and he’s been missing it. We will be offering full service contracting on the islands again. If you’re interested in our previously built homes, they represent almost 20% of the home and garden tour this year so we hope you go have a look and enjoy. Alan will be at one of our previous projects at stop #2 if you want a chance to chat with him. We will be continuing with custom homes built to a superior standard resulting in greater comfort.

Alan has also been actively contemplating housing in regard to the housing crisis we’re facing here and across the country, we think it’s important to also consider how we can help and we have some ideas. Alan was a committee member of the Housing Advisory Planning Commission that the Islands Trust setup to create recommendations for changes to the Land Use Bylaw. He pushed for changes with the focus on allowing more rental housing to be built on Denman as the rental pool has been getting smaller every year. While that is still in the planners hands at Islands trust, it got us thinking about creative ways we could potentially help with housing on the island and we’ll be making an announcement in the later half of the year in regards to this.

On another regulatory front, the step code continues to be adopted which mandates more energy efficient building practices focused mostly on reducing heating usage by building with more airtightness, more insulation and heat pumps, as well as better building science in design with passive solar. We have always built our homes above step code requirements and are extremely proud of how energy efficient and comfortable the homes we build are.

Contact Alan about your next construction project at or call Alan at 250-898-4392