NEWS UPDATES

July 19, 2019

Custom home - Ridge Estates Dr.

Progress photos for a custom home on 3494 Ridge Estates Drive. It's looking great

3494 Ridge Estates Dr.
3494 Ridge Estates Dr.

June 26, 2019

Spring 2019 News

Member New Home Financing Program

WIBCO Construction and Ntityix Development Corporation launched a new interim financing program for Westbank First Nation Member's first home construction.

The Program works with NDLP having a credit instrucment with the corporate bank. This instrument temporarily (up to 1 year) finances the construction of a new home by WIBCO. The band member must be the CP landowner on Westbank lands. The member must qualify for a mortgage from a financial institution in order to participate in this program.

WIBCO will assist with finished selections. The member should have preliminary drawings from an architect. The company will prepare a proposal for finalizing the budget and financing the house.

If you're interested, please call our office at 250-768-5617.

Construction HR Update

WIBCO is scheduling interviews for the General Manager of Construction position that was advertised between May 15, and June 15, 2019. The company is aiming to have an applicant with construction post secondary, and Gold Seal certification through the Canadian Construction association if possible.

Apprentices, labourers, and other positions will be hired as needed. WIBCO encourages our community members engage with the colleges of trades apprenticeships or construction management careers are of interest.

June 3, 2019

WFN Phase 11 housing complete

These are beautiful housing program units constructed for WFN on Falcon Lane. The contract is complete. The move in date was June 1. We will have more photos of the outside as the band completes landscaping.

1950, 1952, 1954, 1956 Falcon Lane

February 15, 2019

Winter 2019 News

Project Management

WIBCO hired a new project manager Jon Morrison on contract temporarily to fill the team.

The new additional framing contractor along with WIBCO employees are working hard to build the second and third lots. The schedule will see all units locked up shortly with siding started. Some units will be substantially complete in mid March, and others in April 2019. Final completion including landscaping is scheduled for all units by end of May 2019. WIBCO is working with Westbank First Nation Development Services on the design and contract pricing of the living wall behind the units. WFN will be installing the landscaping with the Maintenance department as schedules come due.

Construction Opportunities

The company is currently working on new quotes for custom homes. We are looking at available opportunities. WIBCO is dedicated to construct high quality products on and off reserve. There was a holiday card campaign to elevate brand awareness. The company is going out there to find renovation and construction bid requests. WIBCO wants to work with anyone ready to build. The goal is to hire a new GM of Construction to implement these plans in Spring 2019. Contact Nelson Derickson (nderickson@ntityix.com) for more information.