Welcome to our Testimonials page! Here, we proudly share the experiences and feedback from our valued clients who have entrusted us with the creation of their dream homes.

Our journey in custom home building is not just about constructing structures, but about building lasting relationships and crafting personalized spaces that resonate with the unique tastes and needs of each homeowner.

The stories shared here reflect our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and the passion we pour into every project.

We hope these testimonials provide you with insights into our work ethic and the quality of our craftsmanship.

Thank you for considering us for your home building journey.


“The HR Pacific team brings an extensive history of high end residential construction coupled with a willingness to embrace Integrated Project Deliver that permits an efficient coordination of site built and off site manufactured components. This approach has allowed for the highest level of execution for projects designed by some of North America’s leading Architects, and for clients that expect the best value for their investment.”
Spearhead Timberworks

golden bc contractors

“We have worked with David Ratzlaff and HR Pacific since 2005 when we engaged them as our builder. Our Architect specialized in Mountain homes and came up with a very unique timber frame home design – this design required a very capable builder. We researched multiple builders and David and his team outshone the others bar none. David and his team did a great job on the home in spite of the challenges that come with this type of construction and environment. We would have no hesitation in recommending David and his team to potential homeowners.”
Don and Roxane Bell

Garibaldi Mortgage

I feel compelled to send you a note, commending you and your sons on your efforts during the Columbia Valley View fire 2 nights ago. Although there were fire-protection measures taken by way of the choice of materials used during construction of the property, I believe it was your hands-on call-to-action, that helped saved the Kim’s home, which if also lost in the blaze, may have also lead to the additional destruction of the Vanka property. I was duly impressed with your commitment to continue to locally watch-over these absentee owned properties, long after completion, as if they were your own homes. As a KHMR owner, I want to thank you for support by attending and aiding during this unfortunate incident.
Mike Macklem, Garibaldi Mortgage

mountain resort home owners

Dave Ratzlaff represents professionalism and integrity when building luxury homes at Kicking Horse. Dave’s attention to detail and accessibility put us at ease. No matter how little or extravagant the budget may be, Dave will work with you to build your dream home with no compromise in quality. Dave has surrounded HR Pacific with top notch tradesmen who are very passionate and experienced. What other builders personally come to the rescue to stave off a potentially devastating fire? HR Pacific cares long after your home is built; HR Pacific represents a company of exceptional quality, not just physically but also personally.
Ed and Jamie Kim

golden bc contractor

“We highly recommend Dave Ratzlaff as a builder and general contractor. After many projects at Kicking Horse, Dave brings a great deal of experience and insight into building luxury homes on the mountain. Dave stands behind his work and he is always available to help out. As a remote home owner, I greatly appreciate knowing Dave and having him as a friend and our builder; we feel confident recommending Dave and his work to anyone building a new home at Kicking Horse.”
Mary-Beth Provencal & Dale Kinsella

contractor in golden bc, custom timber frame construction

I live in Australia so to build a home in Canada was not only a big deal but a huge risk. I found Dave after lots of asking around and searching and to be honest I can’t imagine using a different builder. Being so far away I needed someone I could trust. HR Pacific and Dave in particular proved perfect for the job, he delivered the home on time and on budget and I couldn’t be happier with the result. He turned a vacant lot into a beautiful home. Best of all we remain friends and I look forward to seeing him and his family when I head up to the mountains.
Craig Meichen, 1621 Purcell Woods, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

ISL engineering and land services

HR Pacific is a well established general contractor with strong understanding of the construction industry. They strive to explore new building systems, green products, Building Information Modeling (BIM) integration and efficient construction. They have implemented the use of mobile self-erecting cranes to expedite material movement and prefabricated component installation on challenging construction sites. Their buildings use only the best construction materials with attention to detail.
Robert Zirnhelt, Cascade Engineering Group, Canmore, Alberta

oberto oberti architecture

We have worked with HR Pacific on several of our Client’s projects over the last 5 years and have consistently found them to be well organized, knowledgeable and fair. Their understanding of the construction industry is sound and they have demonstrated the ability to execute a quality project within a given timeline and budget.
Oberto Oberti Architecture and Urban Design Inc.

bohlin cywinski jackson

In the last three years, we have had the great pleasure of working with HR Pacific Construction on two custom residential projects. The first is a weekend mountain home of approximately 4,000 sq. ft. with a significant amount of exposed wood and steel structure as well as exposed board-formed concrete on the interior and exterior. During all phases HR Pacific was collaborative, flexible and maintained an extremely high level of craftsmanship throughout the project.

The second project is 10,000 sq. ft. three-story residence in an urban neighbourhood, where HR Pacific was hired after the owner decided to terminate the contract with another general contractor. This project also involved a significant amount of architecturally exposed structural steel, wood and concrete. In addition, much of the work performed by the original contractor was found to be defective or outside of acceptable construction tolerances. HR Pacific, and in particular Michael Ratzlaff worked with our BIM model to study the structural systems, understand the nature of the construction assemblies and worked diligently to correct the errors and omissions of the previous contractor. Throughout the entire process, Michael and the team at HR Pacific were extremely collaborative, organized and detail-oriented. The result is an extraordinary modern residence with exceptional craftsmanship and finish.

I would recommend David and Michael and HR Pacific Construction highly and without question.
Raymond S. Calabro, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

golden bc custom home builder, residence at kicking horse mountain resort

David Ratzlaff and HR Pacific built an architecturally designed home for my family at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden British Columbia in 2010. HR Pacific was brought into the architectural and timber frames design stage with Mckinley Burkart Architects and Spearhead Timberworks. The cooperation, teamwork and leadership displayed by David and his team was an integral part to the success of the project. Communication between HR Pacific, the architects and timer frame designers was superb on this project. I highly recommend HR Pacific as a high quality true custom homebuilder and my wife and I are planning a future build with HR Pacific in the coming years.
Ian Atkinson

standard building supplies ltd

David Ratzlaff and HR Pacific Construction has been dealing with Standard Building Supplies and myself for over 30 years.

Their Building practices have always been to the best standards. They have always kept their accounts current and in good standing. I would highly recommend them to do a project for anyone.

Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.
Ray Larson, Key Account Manager, Standard Building Supplies

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Tim Minogue
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