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Woodland Hills Custom Home

Made to Last has built our custom designed new home and we are thrilled with the results. Everything in our home speaks to quality of workmanship and materials, and attention to detail inside and out.

We chose Steve over other bidders as we were initially impressed  with his knowledge, honesty and integrity. All of this proved to be true over the coming months. We were always included in decisions, he has a good sense of design, and worked well with our designer. He was flexible with changes, which came often, and he has a great team including sub contractors.

We highly recommend Made To Last.

Susan & Mark

Thetis Island Custom Oceanfront Home

Having moved from Winnipeg in retirement to Thetis Island in 2009 to attend Capernwray Bible School, we purchased the cabin we were renting in 2010. Since then we have been planning a major renovation. In 2012 we met Steven and his wife Nicole at a trade show in Duncan. We started interviewing contractors for the project and in the fall of 2012 we decided that Made To Last was the right company for the job. We decided that we would start the project at the end of May 2013. Steven was part of the planning process from the beginning and was willing to work with the designer and other professionals we had hired . Everyone of them spoke very highly of Steven as well. Once the project started there was never any doubt that we had made the right choice. The project was agreed upon to be a cost plus basis and Steven and his crew never spent any extra money without first consulting with us. The quality of the workmanship is first class as are all his workers and his sub trades. Would I hire him again? Yes, without a doubt. From a financial point of view he gives us statements every two weeks showing wages, expenditures etc and balances showing credits or debts. Steven is a man of his word and one of the most honest business people that I have met in a long time. He is also a very caring and loving family man. We have come to know his wife and family and consider them more than just business contacts. Feel free to contact us at anytime.

A very happy customer
Rodney & Myrna

Seacloud Custom Home

Steven from Made to Last Building & Renovations was very responsive both during and after construction of my new home. He answered all questions quickly and in detail. If he didn’t know the answer he wouldn’t guess, but find out and get back to me. He did this a number of times and never forgot to get back to me. This impressed me. He handled the usual last minute changes professionally and thoroughly.

His sub-trades obviously cared about their work and took pride in doing a great job. They were friendly and helpful when I showed up on site.

When we did the final walk through the building inspector was present and was very complimentary toward Steven and his crew. There were no issues, not even minor ones.

Steven has been just as responsive after closing as he was during construction. He arranged for the exterior painting to be finished as soon as the weather permitted.

I would have no hesitation recommending Steven and Made to Last Building & Renovations to anyone looking for a housing contractor.


Steve and his team from Made To Last Building and Renovations has recently completed the foundation and frame-up of our new house.

We were very pleased with both the quality of his workmanship, and with his manner of working with us the owners.

Steve took the time to answer any questions and gave helpful suggestions. He seems to have a feel for the design and mood of a home (a real asset) in addition to his knowledge of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of carpentry.

We were especially impressed with Steve’s patience and willingness when asked to make changes, and in a couple of instances, having to undo those changes, due to our indecision. We really felt he wanted us to feel completely comfortable with our decisions even though it meant more work for him.

We highly recommend Made To Last Building and Renovations to anyone looking for a builder who is great to work with and good at his craft.

Bob and Cindie Meerman

September 21, 2012

Made To Last Building and Renovations Made to Last Building and Renovations did an excellent job on a custom kennel enclosure for the animal hospital as well as some other renovations, it all looks amazing. Steve also did a great job on flooring and renovations at my home. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.

Dr. Keith Olson 

Central Cowichan Animal Hospital

September 15, 2012

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I recently hired Steven Fitzpatrick of Made to Last Building & Renovations to renovate my medical office. I was thoroughly impressed by his conscientious work ethic, attention to detail, quality workmanship and excellent communication with me throughout the project. He delivered on the proposed tight deadline and initial estimated costs. He coordinated skilled trades for sub-contracted services.

Steven is responsible and hard-working and I have no reservations recommending Made to Last Building & Renovations to others seeking assistance with home or office projects.

I wish him well in his future endeavors.

Yours sincerely
Dr. Louisa K. Mackenzie

Made To Last Building and Renovations provided competitive pricing, excellent craftsmanship, and timely service for work on our Mill Bay home. In a business that rarely offers all three of these qualities, we were very impressed with Steve and his team. I would be happy to recommend them to others and will use them again!

Michelle Winkel, M.A., A.T.R.
Strategic Illustration, Training, and Facilitation

Made To Last Building and Renovations exceeded my expectations with their quality of work and competitive pricing. He completed the job with honesty and integrity in a timely manner, and I would recommend him to any of my clients, friends and family.

Karin R
Swiss Art of Hair

I would be happy to recommend Made To Last Building and Renovations. Knowing that I needed some assistance at my home and in my rental home, a friend recommended Steve from this company. After leaving a message on the phone, I was pleasantly surprised to get a return call just a few hours later. The following day we met, and he was appropriately dressed, clean, on time and very pleasant. His estimate was very competitive, but it was his personality and references that sold me.

He proceeded to get me the assistance that I needed, but made sure that he was there when the work began as well as during the process. He always stayed in touch, decreasing my anxiety. The staff was always on time, obviously enjoyed their work, polite and respected my non smoking home. When the job was finished, he was there before the staff left, and we reviewed the work.

When I asked for a quick opinion regarding an electrical issue, he immediately offered to look at it for me, taking him into the area over the garage in the 40 degree heat. The issue was resolved without much ado.

Thank you Made To Last building and Renovations. I know that there will be other issues, and I will be calling you to assist me. Please feel free to have other prospective clients call me for a recommendation.

Sally Villeneuve

Made To Last Building and Renovations has recently completed a major renovation to the south wing of the Warmland Centre. This renovation was a complete over haul of the entire space. They fixed structural issues, and redesigned the layout of the room for a better flow. They made what once was a dark unusable space into a bright usable space. The south wing turned out better then the staff and board members of the Warmland Community Church ever expected.

Steve from Made To Last Building and Renovations was patient with us as we made several changes, and worked great with all of the volunteers that we brought in to help with this big project. We are thankful for all the hard work and extra time that he put into our project.

We would happily recommend Made To Last Building and Renovations to anyone wanting any building or renovations done. They were great to work with and showed excellence throughout the entire project.

Brian Pankratz
Lead Pastor of Warmland Community Church

Steve Fitzpatrick of Made Tp Last Building and Renovations recently completed a deck demolition and reconstruction on our house. We are very pleased with the final product, it is beautiful. We were very pleased with the process from start to completion. Steve suggested various options and products that we could use, but continued to be very flexible throughout the project. The products that Made To Last offers are of superior quality; and that is a great word to describe the final product, quality. We now have a beautiful deck/carport that we will be able to enjoy for many years to come. Thank you, Made To Last Building and Renovations.

Mark and Caroline Nagtegaal

Steve and his crew replaced my tub and added a surround in a very small bathroom. They were on time, efficient and the after job clean up was thorough. A great job.


Steven did a number of smaller jobs for us on a home we had recently purchased. He is a very kind and honest person. He was very reliable and communicated well with us throughout the job. We were very happy with the quality of his work and I look forward to working with Steven again for our next reno!

Kirsten Foksowicz

Made to Last Building and Renovations gutted our 80s style master bath and turned it into a spa-like oasis. We are extremely pleased to have found a contractor (Steve) who is so trustworthy and has very high standards for his workers. The whole team was a pleasure to have in the house – they really seem to enjoy what they do and take pride in their workmanship. The quote given was accurate and any changes were communicated promptly. We’d definitely hire them again.

Michelle Russ

I am pleased to be able to give Made To Last a review as I have worked closely with Steven and his team on a few projects now and it has been a pleasure to work with such dedicated professionals. I have found him to be extremely professional and meticulous towards the customer. His standard of work is second to none and his attention to detail is to be commended.

He always endeavours to rigidly adhere to the clients needs as well as their budget.

I would not hesitate and already have recommended Made To Last to my clients.

Tina Moizer Designs