Greg Grayson knows the value of building on a strong foundation.
As the weather continues to warm, the General Manager of K’uL Construction is itching for his team to get to work on Phase Four of the Skaha Hills community development.
But he’s also happy with a long cold winter season that allowed him and his managers to do their homework and make sure a strong financial foundation is in place as the Penticton Indian Band joins the development effort in Penticton’s premier community.
“It’s exciting. There is a lot of built up interest in the next phase from potential purchasers and we expect to be very busy building homes this summer,” he said. “The Bench will offer some of the best views to date at Skaha Hills, which is already famous for its amazing views of the lake, city and valley.”
Quality is focus of team effort
The team’s focus is on continuing the exceptional construction, craftsmanship and service that has become a signature of the Skaha Hills development — while adding a First Nations respect and commitment to the land and the people who will inhabit it.
The band was a minority partner in the first three phases, with some of its members working with Greyback Construction.
Now, K’uL Construction is taking an advanced role, working alongside Greyback but supported by partners Ecora Engineers and Westhills Aggregates, which has been the primary civil works partner on the hill.
Other partners are also on-board to ensure the highest quality of finishings, design and landscaping.
Project marketing and home sales continue to be managed by the same award-winning team.
Blasting, earth-moving, laying pipe and distributing other services throughout the community is underway with framing of the new homes to begin in May.
K’ul Construction has recruited a top class of journeymen carpenters, some of whom were working with Greyback on other phases of the development. Currently, 10 qualified PIB members have been hired in key positions within K’uL Construction.
Skaha Hills mirrors K’uL commitment
Moving forward the Skaha Hills project is just one example of a K’uL Management Group that is better prepared to build success after undertaking a full management audit and gaining an understanding of its subsidiary businesses.
Processes are now in place to ensure future success, sustainability and stronger internal partnerships — for example, Westhills Aggregates supplying materials to Skaha Hills — providing for increased opportunity for the Penticton Indian Band and its members.
“Great things are seldom accomplished alone. Our strong partnerships will always play a significant part in our success,“ says Jonathan Baynes, K’uL Group’s CEO.
“It has been a privilege to participate in this transition with the K’uL Group and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship with the band,” says Matt Kenyon of Greyback Construction.
Located in the southwest corner of Penticton, Skaha Hills is an outstanding award winning collection of luxury homes situated on a spectacular 550 acre site overlooking the sun-soaked shores of Skaha Lake.
The Skaha Hills master-planned community creates a sense of belonging and connection to nature. Significant emphasis has been given to the protection of wildlife corridors and the promotion of endangered plants as part of the landscape planning.
The multi-generational residential development features spectacular resort-style amenities, convenient beach access, golf, hiking and biking trails, bistro and boat moorage, and common areas for residents to enjoy an active and social lifestyle.