WE enjoy spending our times learning, growing, studying, developing, creating, greening, consulting, and problem solving all aspects of our projects.
OUR goal at the end of every project is to become a trusted member of your community.
Encourage conscious community through the transformation of our built environment to one that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.
Through thoughtful design and intelligent construction we are remodeling offices and homes into places of functionality, sanctuary and beauty.
Deren is great to work withAlbert Van Ee - Owner, Stonebridge Contemporary Originals
Deren is a detail oriented, innovative and careful perfectionist – his ideas, skills, creativity and understanding of green building and re-designing of living space make him a invaluable resource. He has an extensive knowledge, and his open-minded approach could not be overestimated. He denotes a strong experience in areas such as project management and energy usage modeling would be a real asset to any home project.Colin Parker - Owner Lone Star Sales Consulting
Always being impressed with results is hard thing anyone to say, especially me... except Deren, who I have always found is reliable, honest and somone whose word you can count on and who will give you the straight goods.Jeffrey J. Kroeker - Barrister-at-Law & Solicitor (Lawyer / Attorney), Commissioner of Oaths and Affidavits
Deren is a personable and conscientious professional. He consistently achieves and continues to strive for excellence. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.David Gatzke - Cemetery Manager at City of Kelowna
I met Deren for the first time at a Cascadia event in Kelowna and was immediately impressed with his passion for sustainability. His ideas are creative and after speaking with Deren, you can't help believing that anything he sets his mind to... he'll accomplish.Paige Guernsey - Real Estate Professional at Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
Deren has always had great energy in his role at Encircle, and at Cascadia. Taking the torch and running with it with CaGBC has been great, and Deren will surely succeed in this new role!Andrew Gaucher - Founder & President at Catalyst Land Development
Deren is my general contractor of choice when I need construction services related to my green roofs and walls. His knowledge of his craft and attention to detail are first class.Jim Frank - Owner, Okanagan Living Roofs and Walls
In my coaching and training with Deren I've known him to be a person of integrity, honour and trust. A great listener and strategic thinker Deren thinks through his actions anticipating consequences on both sides. In all cases Deren is looking for the win/win whether it be in business or in friendships.Don Campbell CEC - Self Leadership Coach ♦ Leadership Development ♦ Team Building ♦ at Exceptional Communications