Award Winning Innovation
With above average green standards on every project, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is one of the most experienced and accredited high performance home builders in the country. We build quality, well-built homes using sustainable construction practices. We build every home as if it was our own.
Our organization has also completed a diverse range of projects including food processing facilities, airport terminals, civil works upgrades, envelope remediations, community centres, chemo labs and much more. It is with this full circle industry experience, that we can add major value to any project team.
If you want to read about mission statements, costs control, project scheduling or our overall policies, processes and methodologies, just ask. We’ve got this covered. Read our commitment to the environment.
- LEED Canada Platinum Rated Homes x 2
- R-2000 Certified Home under the 2014 Guidelines
- NET ZERO Energy Home
- Built Green BC Platinum Homes x6
- Built Green BC Gold rated Homes x7
- Built Green BC Bronze rated Home
- Built Green BC Platinum rated renovations x5
- Built Green BC Silver rated renovation
- Certified Energy Star Qualified Home x2
Check out our Recent LEED CANADA FOR HOMES project Midori Uchi
2015 CUSTOM HOME BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Winners in both the Georgie and Ovation Awards
- 2014 – Custom Home Builder of the year (Georgie Award)
- 2014 – Best new custom home under $750,000
- 2014 – Best Certified Renovation
- 2014 – Best Environmental initiative
- 2014 – Most Innovative Certified Home
- 2014 – Most Affordable Certified Home
- 2014 – Best new production home under 2000 sq. ft under $500,000
- Custom Home Builder of the Year 2015 (Ovation Award)
- Best SFD Home: Less than 2000 sf “Nookian House”
- Best Special Feature New or Renovated: “Rammed Earth Wall”
- Best Renovation $800 000 and Over: “Burkehill Place“
- Best Custom Home: Under $750 000 “Midori Uchi“
- Excellence in Innovation & Sustainability in New Residential Construction “Midori Uchi“
- FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Residential Construction “Midori Uchi“
- Best Interior Design Custom Residence: New or Renovated “Midori Uchi“
- 2013 Built Green BC ‘Renovator of the year”
- 2013 Georgie Award “Best Residential Renovation $300,000-$499,999”
- 2013 GVHBA ‘Technical Achievement Award of Excellence’- Winner
- 2011 Georgie Award “Best Single Family Detached Home up to 2,000 Sq.Ft under $350,000”
- Countless nominations and honorable mentions
- Founding members of Canada’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council
- Board members of the City of North Vancouver’s Design Advisory Panel
- Active members of Greater Vancouver Home Builder Association
- Active members of Canadian Home Builder Association
- Active members and advocates of Built Green Canada
A History of Quality
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. was founded by Terry Geluch in August of 1980 in Masset, BC, on Haida Gwaii. In February 2010 it was purchased and re-Launched in North Vancouver by Terry’s son, Josef Geluch. Naikoon Continues completing a diverse range of projects all over BC, including Major Projects on Haida Gwaii. Read Brochure (9MB PDF)
Joe Geluch has been in the construction business since the tender age of six, when he began following his father around his shop in Masset, on Haida Gwaii. While back then he was particularly effective at getting in the way, today he runs one of the most experienced High Performance Home Building companies around, along with it’s diversified divisions.
Joe is a Red Seal certified Carpenter, a Gold Seal trained project manager and a born businessman. He is a founding Member of Canada’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council, sits on the City of North Vancouver’s Design Advisory Panel and spent 4 years as a Construction Instructor at VCC. His passion for building intricate, eco-friendly homes combined with this natural business acumen has helped Naikoon become what it is today.
When not visiting sites and checking in with his supervisors, Joe can be found in the Naikoon offices, intently dreaming up the next big thing for green home building.
17 years ago, Josh Klein decided that dentistry was not the answer to life’s eternal happiness. He found that construction was more suited for him.
Josh began working in construction in 1999. He apprenticed his way through BCIT while working on some of the finest homes in Vancouver. After twelve years of contracting, managing and building custom homes, Josh decided that it was time for a new challenge. When the opportunity presented itself to join the Naikoon team as a Site Supervisor, he jumped at the chance.
Aside from construction, Josh really enjoys his R&R. Architecture has always been a passion for him and is always looking for new ideas. He’s also done some extensive travelling and has many stories to tell – though not so many about dentistry.
Dean has been fully immersed in the construction industry since 2011, and has always had a passionate interest in architectural design and innovative construction. He specializes in multiple mediums, such as architectural design, graphic design, interface design, and computer programming.
Dean completed his Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University in 2014, and in addition, he is expected to complete a B.Tech in Construction Management at BCIT in 2020.
Young, ambitious and motivated, Dean brings a set of skills to the team that’s as diverse as his background. His innovation, technology savvy and enthusiastic approach make him a perfect fit at Naikoon.
Ryan began his career in the construction industry over 14 years ago, slugging it out in the muddy trenches as a concrete form-worker with a high-volume formworks company in the Greater Toronto Area. Over the years he has developed his skill as a journeyman carpenter, working on a variety of projects from the Whistler Olympic Park and Squamish Cultural Centre to multi-family dwellings and custom built homes.
In recent years Ryan has taken on a leadership role within Naikoon Contracting, where he’s worn the multiple hats of lead carpenter, site superintendent, assistant project manager and even first aid officer. He also acted as the Director of Operations for Naikoon North, on Haida Gwaii.
As Naikoon’s Project Manager, Ryan oversees the day-to-day operations of Naikoon Contracting and its many talented employees.
Shawn Barr is a mature, dedicated member of the team with over 15 years experience in the commercial and home building industry. He has a passion for the architecture and design aspects of building, and loves finding innovative ways to improve the functionality and looks of a project as it progresses.
Shawn has worked on everything from small renovations to large custom homes, and poured many a residential and commercial concrete foundation, as well. He also had the pleasure of completing, from start to finish, the cross country, biathlon and day lodge for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
Tyler Waddell has been in construction since 2001, he moved up quickly in the industry, becoming a lead hand carpenter in just a short 2 years. Over the years he has built dozens of homes, and worked on some very intricate renovations.
Tyler has a vast knowledge of structural framing and exterior finishing, as well as a keen eye for design and layout. He’s been a ticketed red seal carpenter since 2008, has his level 1 first aid, and is currently working towards a gold seal in the construction industry.
Years ago, while he was just getting his feet wet, Tyler worked under Joe and learned a lot about the industry. After six years of running his own company, he’s happy to find himself back at Naikoon as a Site Supervisor – the obvious next step in his growth as a contractor.
Edward is the newest member of the Red Seal club at Naikoon, having just earned his certification in carpentry in 2014.
Hailing from the town of Masset on Haida Gwaii (coincidentally also where Naikoon got its start), Edward has worked for the company in some capacity since 2009. Today he’s a site supervisor, and demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail, strong work ethic, ability to motivate crew and keen sense of humour.
With his Red Seal behind him, Edward has his sights set on becoming a project manager and matching his progress with the growth of the company.
Jan Toren describes himself as a “jack of all trades” and service man in the contracting business. He has over 14 years of experience in residential construction, and as a result feels comfortable with most aspects of home building.
Being a jack of all trades also extends beyond construction: Jan has completed his first year in motorcycle and power equipment mechanics at BCIT, has his avalanche safety certificate, and spends his spare time either in the woods, or playing music.
Lucas Zoeller, born and raised in North Vancouver experienced his enthusiasm for construction at young age. Thanks to his love for Lego as a child, he has always enjoyed building things. One of his first jobs was working on a family owned guest ranch during the summers in Chilcotin, West of the Fraser River.
Lucas has put in many years in the construction industry pursuing his career as a site supervisor. His hard work, determination and positive attitude has led him to supervise some extravagant projects. Lucas received his Red Seal Certificate in 2008 and has continued to gain knowledge in his field.
At one point, Lucas ran his own carpentry business for 6 years. His leadership attitude, attention to detail and years of experience continue to make him the outstanding supervisor he is today.
Court Phillips’ passion for snowboarding inspired him to move from the hills of the Ottawa valley, where he was born and raised, to the mountains of Alberta and British Columbia. Court is a Red Seal Certified Carpenter who started his apprenticeship shortly after getting married in 2003.
After working in concrete forming, framing, and finishing over the years he found a love for detailed custom finishing where he could put his meticulous eye to work. Court takes great pride in his work, seeking perfection for Naikoon’s clients and carrying out custom wood working details. As site supervisor Court will ensure your project runs smoothly and the finished product is top notch.
When he puts down the tools you can find him chilling with his wife and two kids, catching low tide with his skim board, or snowboarding on the mountains in the winter.
Janice Pavia has been bookkeeping for Naikoon Contracting since 2012, and working with other small businesses since 2010.
In the late 90s Janice completed her BSc in office administration in her native Philippines. After a few years in Canada working in child and respite care, she completed her Accounting Assistant Certificate at Capilano University. While there she earned the Capilano University Bursary Award & David Aplin Scholarship, and found herself on the Dean’s list for academic achievement. She is working towards her Chartered Professional Accountant designation.
Janice brings an impressive level of quality and attention to detail to all of her work at Naikoon, and her good graces and steady temperament are a perfect compliment to our oftentimes-chaotic office. Everyone knows who’s really running the show at Naikoon (it’s Janice).