Point Break Developments

About

From the recognizable octopus insignia to the surf-inspired name, Point Break Developments has been making waves in the high-end residential market for several years. Incorporated in 2007, Point Break has developed a team of experienced, red seal carpenters, capable of building the highest quality homes with meticulous attention to detail. Collaborating with leading architects and custom home designers on Vancouver Island, we take designs from blueprint to build.

You can expect strong project management as the foundation of every project. We offer transparency to our clients through clear communication, comprehensive budgets and explicit schedules to ensure our projects run on time and on budget. With a focus on bringing our client’s vision to life, Point Break delivers a quality experience for homeowners that are ready to build a custom home they will be proud of for years to come. We stand by our mantra, “building awesome homes for great people.”

Our work has been featured in industry leading magazines like the Modern Home Lookbook and Boulevard Magazine.

Current Work

View some of our recent projects.

Waring Place
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Waring Place

Date: 2019/Present
Location: Cadboro Bay, Victoria
Category: Custom Home

Currently in construction. Completion spring/summer 2021.
Scandinavian modern meets west coast driftwood.

Builder: Point Break Developments
Architect: Chris Foyd, BoForm
Interiors: Falken Reynolds Interiors Inc.

 

King George Terrace
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King George Terrace

Date: 2018/2019
Location: Victoria, BC
Category: Custom Home

Scandinavian minimalism meets cosmopolitan beach house in this modern, four-bedroom home, built to house a young family and showcase the homeowners’ collection of art and cars. Designed by Danish registered architect Chris Foyd of Bo Form, and built by Billy Thistle of Point Break Developments, the home illustrates one of the most important hallmarks of modern design: that true beauty lies in complex detail rendered so perfectly, the finished product translates as refined simplicity.

Although the design was structurally demanding, Foyd says the finished product is a testament to Thistle’s technical ingenuity. “No matter what challenges I throw at him, Billy always finds a way to make it happen.”

 

This home was featured in the Modern Home Lookbook and the article can be found online here.

Builder: Point Break Developments
Architect: Chris Foyd, BoForm
Millwork: Douglas Grant Cabinetmakers Inc.

Monterey
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Monterey

Date: 2017/2018
Location: Oak Bay
Category: Renovation

This 2,500-square-foot renovation is a lesson in detailed mastery of artistic craftsmanship. On the exterior, custom cedar siding clads the house and guest gazebo, with tropical red balau decking and a slate roof. We designed the floating concrete slab staircase which required one continuous pour, with recessed lights under the nosing.

Inside, the fine wood work continues with a feature wall of reclaimed barn board to create a dramatic backdrop for the homeowners’ impressive collection of Indigenous art. Hand-scraped black walnut floors feature blonde elements that tie into the white-washed hickory cabinets in the kitchen. The homeowners were pleased with the results given their ambitious ideas and passion for customized details that made their house feel personal and inviting.

This home was featured in the Modern Home Lookbook and the article can be found online here.

Builder: Point Break Developments/Deckadence Inc.
Millwork: Thomas Philips Woodworking
Landscaping: Demitasse Garden Design & Build

Meet the Team

Billy Thistle

Project Manager/Carpenter.
Husband, Dad.
Weekend workshop putterer.
Likes to play in/on the ocean.
Half decent woodfire cooker.
Nerd of architecture.

Tara Oates

Office Manager/Assistant.
Always on the move.
Lover of all things furry.
Have many children, none of them mine.
Meet me on the tennis court.

Jake Winter

Site Boss/Carpenter.
Head of HR.
Dad.
Finesser of the finer bits.
Semi-retired rock star, cool on weekends.
Disc golfer.

Elvis Osland

Fourth year apprentice.
Mushroom forager.
Disc golfer.
As happy as it gets.
Can swim in cold water for lengthy periods of time.

Steve Fitzpatrick

Carpenter.
Seasoned bushman.
Aspired astronaut, shortens wood in the rain instead.
Snowboarder.
Scrabble king.

Andrew Park

Fourth year apprentice.
Enjoys long walks on the beach.
Aquarius.
Wanted to be a doctor, but didn’t have the patients.
Scared of being spied on.

Services

The team at Point Break collaborates with homeowners and leading architects or residential designers to build your entire home from the concrete foundation to finishing carpentry. Working on only one or two major projects per year allows the owner, Billy, to be your project manager for the duration of your build. You will be assigned a site supervisor and one of Point Break’s top carpenters to build your home as if it were their own. You can be assured that only the most qualified professionals are at your property daily managing every aspect of your home’s construction. Billy believes that the level of service you receive is paramount to the success of your project. We look forward to talking to you about your dream project and answering any questions.

 

 

  • Construction
  • Contracting
  • Project Management
  • High End Residential
  • Excavations
  • Concrete Framework
  • Wood Framing
  • Carpentry

Contact

Give us a call or drop us an email.

Phone number:
250 883 4104

Email:
info@pointbreakdev.ca