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OUR TEAM

With a steadiness of diligence, intensity and thoroughness coupled with a client relationship built on collaboration, transparency and trust, the construction of your home by J. Bannister Homes moves beyond a complex, laborious process and becomes an exciting time for creating the custom-built home of your dreams.

Julian Bannister, Owner

Julian has been building in West Vancouver for over 20 years. In that time, he and his team have been privileged to build dozens of luxury custom homes.

Whether he is building a seaside escape in Dundarave or a complex clifftop home in Bayridge, Julian knows that each site represents its own challenges and creative opportunities to bring each project to life. Having built dozens of custom homes, Julian has a keen design edge and is always excited to apply his extensive knowledge of architectural finishes, structural details and understanding of the complexities of the tightly woven building process.

 

Raised in West Vancouver since the age of six, he has called the North Shore home for almost 40 years. After graduating from Hillside Secondary and obtaining a degree from the University of British Columbia, Julian knew that it was always his calling to build. He got into the business of luxury new home building fuelled by his passion for the building process of creating something spectacular from the ground up. From his early days working hands-on as a framer and interior finishing carpenter during his university years, he advanced his intimate knowledge of the process into a successful business of construction management and general contracting for new home building and large-scale renovations.

 

While raising three children with his wife in a J. Bannister-built home in West Vancouver, Julian understands how a family uses space and the importance of following sensibilities over fashionable trends. His team works closely with well-known architects and designers to make certain those special places so important to an individual or the entire family have been well planned and mindfully created with the utmost attention to detail and forethought.

 

Whether creating custom-designed homes for clients or building new home projects to sell, Julian’s goal is always the same: create the ideal home through attention to detail, apply the best choices of material, proficiently manage costs in every line item, tightly manage tradespeople and complete the project in the least amount of time as reasonably possible.

 

With a steadiness of diligence, intensity and thoroughness coupled with a client relationship built on collaboration, transparency and trust, the construction of your home by J. Bannister Homes moves beyond a complex, laborious process and becomes an exciting time for creating the custom-built home of your dreams.

Stephen Wright, Construction Manager

The process of a new home build or undergoing a major custom renovation has a lot of moving pieces and can be overwhelming to most people.  

Building permits, site inspections, sub-trade scheduling, budget supervision, timeline control – they all requires constant care and attention, or you risk having the project quickly escalate out of control.

 

Meet Stephen.

 

He is the guy who has the answers at his fingertips, coupled with an innate ability to manage all of the details that go along with luxury home construction. Stephen has been part of the J. Bannister Team since 2003 and is in charge of managing all of the day-to-day aspects of the onsite construction elements of building our projects.

 

Julian and Stephen work closely and cohesively with all sub-trades, many of whom have been with J. Bannister Homes for years and understand the construction standards that we demand of our trades.

 

Stephen has a background in design, manufacturing and construction that runs several decades deep. He is a quick thinker and readily develops viable and cost-effective solutions to critical and time-sensitive site challenges. He skillfully interprets and foresees issues and finds the right groups to resolve and complete the tasks at hand.

 

Stephen is also a talented and experienced landscape designer who helps our homeowners envision what their yard and gardens will look like after construction is complete. His detailed understanding of plants, light and the play of colours across the landscape brings the earth surrounding our homes to life. You will see his work in many of the photos that appear on this website.

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