Our success is built on happy clients.
Lentel Construction has been renovating and building homes in Metro Vancouver since 1975. For more than forty years, our family-owned business has fulfilled people’s dreams, kept their trust, and delivered what we promised.
We’ve built our business almost exclusively on referrals: from clients, from people who have lived in our custom homes years after they were built, and from neighbours who have watched our houses being constructed. The quality of our work has proven to be our most powerful marketing tool.
With a family history in South Delta that dates back to 1949, owners Harry and Greg van Tol are committed to adding value to the community in which they live and work. Lentel’s team works on every project guided by three principles: quality, integrity and outstanding customer service. We’ve built a legacy of high quality custom homes, renovations and boutique developments that we can be proud of.
We build your home for a lifetime, not just for now.
There are many things that make Lentel a great company to work with (or so we like to think!) but the number one reason we receive referrals is the quality of our workmanship. At every stage of our business, from our early start as carpenters to the speculative housing projects we build now, we’ve insisted on straight lines, solid construction, and details that make a difference.
When we build a boutique development, for example, we install high-quality windows because we know that over the long haul it will make a big difference to your comfort, security, noise levels, and heating and cooling bills.
It’s important to us to put quality into everything we do because, at Lentel, we’re building for a lifetime.
We’re certified at the highest levels, so you can hire us with confidence.
When you hire a builder, you want to be confident that you’re hiring professionals who know current best practices and code, who have strong working relationships with their suppliers, and who run an efficient, organized business. That’s why our company invests in training and certification, and why owner Greg van Tol has a business diploma, in addition to being a Certified Housing Professional and Red Seal-certified carpenter.
In fact, many members of our team are Red Seal-certified carpenters – the national standard of excellence for skilled trades in Canada. We handpick our trade associates using the same criteria; they share our belief in doing high quality work with careful attention to detail.
As a Certified Residential Building Company, and Renomark and BuiltGreen builders, we stay up-to-date on current best practices. We know how to build or renovate your home to the new environmental standards mandated in most municipal building codes, (we’ve been building to a standard that is higher than code for many years), and we’re trained to build energy-efficient homes and make energy-saving renovations.
Some of our biggest deals were built on a handshake.
From the earliest days, when Harry van Tol closed some of his biggest deals on a firm handshake, Lentel has stood for integrity. That’s why both our work and billing process is transparent and why we are committed to open and frequent communication. There are no surprises and no hidden costs when you work with Lentel – just good old-fashioned integrity.
Full service isn’t just what we do – it’s how we do it.
One of the advantages of working with Lentel is the personal attention we bring to your project. We’re with you from start to finish, from the planning and design stages through to the final landscaping and post-build check-ins.
We commit to a limited number of projects at a time so that you get our full attention, and so that your job is done on time and to a high standard of quality.
Even your neighbors will like working with us!
We try to be the builders we would want to have. Depending on the size of your project, you could be working with us for up to a year (or more), so you need a team that brings the same high-quality attitude to their work, as they put into their work. At Lentel, we’ve built a culture of respect, open communication, and a positive, solutions-oriented approach. Our friendly manner and daily site clean-ups will even win over your neighbours!