ABOUT




HELLO & WELCOME


Consider this your formal welcome to the Ritchie experience. I’m glad you’re here and am excited to hear more about you and your building dreams! 

Something you should know about me is that I enjoy the relationship part of this entire process. I know it may seem cliché, but I think what you’ll find to be different about our company is that we take extra care in learning about what’s important to you. More often than not, the finest pieces of our homes are the small details our clients have chosen to incorporate. Those details run through every inch of our process. I make a point of walking building sites several times with clients prior to breaking ground to go over the design and ensure our clients have a thorough understanding of how their home will be situated and how it will integrate with its surroundings. Whether it’s modifying plans to take advantage of an incredible lake and mountain view or finding a unique use for an existing layout, I enjoy working with our clients to make sure the details aren’t overlooked. 

I bring the experience and lifestyle of living in the Okanagan to the process, decisions, and journey of creating a unique home environment here. When I’m not working on projects you can find me and my family enjoying the recreational lifestyle the Okanagan is home to. I’m proud to say that all of our team members choose to live and work in the Okanagan for the lifestyle and bring that enjoyment to work every day taking pride in crafting your home. 

Thanks for stopping by! I’m looking forward to meeting you! 

Nicholas Hill 
President



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RITCHIE’S HISTORY


Like each house we build, Ritchie Custom Homes was built from the ground up. After a four year European style carpentry apprenticeship, Ted Ritchie launched Ritchie Contracting in 1993 with a vision of being a progressive home builder in the Okanagan, placing the client experience above all else. Today, Ritchie Custom Homes is led by Nicholas (Nick) Hill who brings a passion for innovation and sustainability to the Ritchie brand.

Ted saw in Nick the ability to manage the one of a kind projects that Ritchie Custom Homes has become renowned for, and Nick shared Ted’s vision for the company. They worked side by side for four years, including a mentorship where Ted passed on his years of experience and expertise.


EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS

 We strive to set the bar in terms of our professionalism, commitment to safety, management systems, and craftsmanship. Since 2011 we have been certified with the BC Construction Safety Alliance with their Certificate of Recognition (COR) program which establishes and audits a leading and legislation conforming Health & Safety Program. Continuing education is highly valued within our company. Nicholas is a Registered Housing Professional and Ritchie Custom Homes is a Certified Residential Builder with the Canadian Home Builders Institute. Our commitment to green-building practices is very thorough having built and certified projects under: R-2000 (2013), Built Green Platinum, LEED for Homes Platinum, & Passiv Haus.


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AWARDS

2014 Penticton Business Excellence Awards – Sustainability Excellence
2013 Tommie Award Winner Gold – Fortis BC Award for Building Energy Efficiency
2013 Georgie Award Finalist in 4 Categories: Best Kitchen Under $100,000, Best Outdoor Living Space, Best Public Private Partnership, Best Environmental Initiative
2012 Georgie Award Finalist – Best Custom Home Under $750,000
2012 Fortis BC Conservation Leadership Award
2008 Tommie Award Winner Gold – Excellence Single Family Detached Home ($500,000-750,000)
2004 Tommie Award Winner Gold – Best Single Family Detached Home (Over 3500ft2)
2000 Tommie Award Winner Gold – Best Single Family Detached Home (2000-3000ft2)