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Welcome to Green City Builders

Combining passion and experience to build better.




Our Approach

We are a hands-on, practical and creative team, committed to operating our business with integrity. Our goal is to be approachable, knowledgeable, inspiring and efficient.  We use our experience and talents to create awesome homes for real people.


We love to build. We love creating beautiful homes and buildings that tread lightly on the Earth and where real people feel welcome and at ease. Our team includes some of the most talented carpenters and tradespeople on the island. Strong relationships, excellent communication and passionate craftsmanship define the work we do.

Project Management

Orchestrating large and complex projects is an art. There are often many phases, lots of people and valuable resources involved. With experience in the entire development process – from early visioning and feasibility analysis all the way through to finish carpentry – we know how to lead professional teams that are accountable, approachable, creative and capable of meeting our client’s goals.

Planning and Design

Every project starts as an idea. Our team transforms ideas into feasible plans. Our planning and design portfolio is diverse – affordable housing, social enterprise, public health, downtown planning, residential design… What we consistently bring to every project is our ability to listen and crystallize a vision, build understanding and support, look at options, and create plans and designs that inspire.

Choosing a builder is as big a decision as deciding to build. We were looking for a team that we could trust, that communicated well, that had an experienced, skilled, dedicated crew and who also had good relationships with local sub-trades. Green City Builders brought all of those expertise to work on our project. We’re proud to have had them build our home for us.
C. Roy

Homeowner, Salt Spring Island

We love, love, LOVE our beautiful, energy-efficient office and meeting facility, crafted so excellently by Green City Builders and their associates.  Sam and the crew were just great to work with, and they helped us create a building that meets our needs well and keeps our energy use and bills to a minimum.  And with a bit more of Sam’s help with our solar system, we hope to offset all of our energy use and become the first net-zero light commercial building on Salt Spring.
C. Torgrimson

Executive Director, Salt Spring Island Conservancy