The Flintstones Difference

Flintstones, like all exceptional businesses, is dedicated to giving back to the community that supports us. We do this through special projects, foundations and other good causes we feel passionate about. We take great pride in all projects we have been a part of; this section highlights some of the projects we have completed and community activities we are working on. You can check back at our blog from time to time to see up-to-date projects.

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Restoring Chimneys for the Queen Alexander Foundation

The Queen Alexander Foundation is a charity that raises funds to support children and youth with special needs primarily on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Flintstones was glad to help out this great organization by donating our resources to help rebuild and restore some of their heritage chimneys at the foundation’s headquarters.

Restoration of Chinese Heritage Building

Flintstones was involved in a variety of restoration aspects of this heritage building. The Chinese Heritage building has a legacy in Victoria, as one of the oldest heritage style buildings still in the downtown core. We donated materials and labour for this restoration project.

Carnarvon Ball Club Project Sponsorship

Flintstones donated labour and material and completed the site preparation, clean-up, and materials transportation for a new batting cage for Carnarvon Ball Club at Fireman’s Park in Oak Bay. We undertook the project management and coordinated with other sponsors to make this much-needed upgrade happen!

Restoration of Christ Church Cathedral

Flintstones was instrumental in helping repair several aging aspects of one of Victoria’s most distinguished landmarks, the Christ Cathedral Church. Working on heritage buildings of this magnitude requires the most skilled masons and staff. Blending aged brick with newer brick can be one of the challenges associated with heritage builds like the Christ Cathedral Church.

Flintstones Masonry donated the time, labour and materials required to complete several restoration aspects of the church. For more info about the Christ Cathedral Church, please visit their website.

The Sri Chinmoy Centre

This was a great cause that we were able to help out on. Sri Chinmoy was an inspirational leader, poet, author, musician, artist, humanitarian, athlete and spiritual teacher — and a glowing example of the boundless positive potential of the human spirit. Flintstones Masonry donated concrete and a complete stone surround to help create a focal point for the plaque. For more information on the Sri Chinmoy Centre, check out their website.

Chimney Work for the Saanich Heritage Foundation

With stone masons from all over the world, we are especially aware of how important heritage and culture are to a community. We were very pleased to assist the Saanich Heritage Foundation by helping to rebuild and restore two aging chimneys at the Dodd house.

The Saanich Heritage Foundation is a registered non-profit society that promotes the preservation, maintenance and restoration of buildings, structures and land located in the Municipality of Saanich that have been designated as Municipal Heritage Sites by the Municipal Council. To find out more, visit the Saanich Heritage Foundation website.



inglewood-award Flintstone MasonryAwarded Best Outdoor Living Space of the Year – 2016

The VIBE Awards, owned and produced by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Vancouver Island (CHBA-VI), is Vancouver Island’s premier housing awards program that highlights and celebrates excellence in home building on Vancouver Island.

This project was a stunning example of a property that was completely transformed by the combined vision of our team and that of the homeowners. The fact that it won this award just validated what we already knew.

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inglewood-award Flintstone MasonryRunner-up Outdoor Living Space of the Year – 2015

The Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards are presented to Vancouver Island’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction. The competition is tight so being recognized at all is a major achievement. We were exceptionally proud of our work on this project.

Flintstones designed, sourced, fabricated and installed all of the stone products for this property including the infinity pool, custom firepit and it’s expansive stone decks and copings.

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The Island’s Top 20 Under 40

How do you find the 20 best young entrepreneurs on Vancouver Island? For the sixth year in a row, an Island-wide panel of judges ranging from mayors and councillors of Island cities and towns to prominent business people has the answer. Meet the 2018 Top 20 Under 40 Business and Community Achievement Award winners.

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A Retreat for All Seasons
A state-of-the-art pergola system extends the usability of this stylish backyard For this backyard renovation in Colwood, the homeowners wanted to cover their patio in order to provide protection from the elements — both rain and sun. It also needed to be suitable for use with their outdoor kitchen. Read More …
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Flintstones Construction owner gives back to Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter
The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (KEYS) is a transitional housing facility for youth-at-risk in the Victoria area. The home is more than 100-years old, and requires significant renovation and repair. The perimeter drainage system is blocked by tree roots, and the building foundation has significant cracking. Julie-Ann Hunter from the Victoria …
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Has Your Business Hit a Wall? How Smart Businesses Break Through
Tom Benson was stoked. He’d found a winning formula: assemble an amazing crew, string a few ropes between the trees and send people flying through the air to conquer their fears and grow. It began when he and his business partner, Gordon Ross, bought their first adventure park in Nanaimo — formerly the Bungee Zone — they realized there was bi…
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Press Release: Flintstones Awarded Best Outdoor Living Space 2016
News Release For Immediate Release April 18, 2016 Contact: Mike de Palma Owner/President 250-880-1188 LOCAL MASONRY AND HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY HONOURED WITH VIBE AWARD Vancouver Island – Flintstones Masonry & Home Improvements Ltd. was awarded the title of “Best Outdoor Living Space” for their expansive…
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Press: Flintstones in Oak Bay News
Flintstones was featured in “Renewed batting cage for Fireman’s Park” by Jennifer Blyth. This article was originally published in Oak Bay News on October 15, 2015. PDF link here. Young ballplayers players will enjoy refurbished practice facilities next season at Oak Bay’s Fireman’s Park. Good weather allowed for site preparation and the p…
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Press: The Flintstones team in Homes & Living Magazine
Flintstones CEO, Mike De Palma, and Master Mason, Gary Wade were featured in “Master Masons – The Lost Art of Stonework and Masonry” by Jill Lang. This article was originally published in the Fall 2011 edition of Homes & Living magazine. PDF link here. Since the dawn of industrialization, convenience and affordability have monopolized th…
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Press: Flintstones in YAM Magazine
Flintstones CEO, Mike De Palma, was featured in “COOKING with FIRE” by Carolyn Camilleri. This article was originally published in YAM magazine. PDF link here. Baking and cooking in an outdoor oven carries a certain romance — old fashioned, old country, all natural — that you just can’t get with a conventional oven. Think 900°F temper…
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Press: Flintstones in AtHome Magazine
Flintstones Fireplace Featured in At Home Magazine A beautiful (and award-winning!) outdoor fireplace by Flintstones was featured in the Spring 2016 edition of at Home magazine. We agree: an outdoor fireplace is a must-have! …
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Press: Flintstones in Western Living Magazine
Remember when we were “runner-up” for Best Outdoor Living space of the year 2015 at the Vancouver Island Building Excellence awards? Here it is featured in the July/August edition of Western Living Magazine!     …
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Press: Flintstones in Canadian Builder’s Quarterly
Flintstones was profiled by Robert Bornholz in the July/August 2010 edition of Canadian Builder’s Quarterly. PDF link here. NEW TECHNOLOGIES AFFECT HOW WE LIVE. How we live affects the types or homes we build and what we put in them. This is a broad truth, but Mike DePalma can give you a very specific example: fireplaces. “When people u…
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Press: Flintstones on CHEK TV
Flintstones CEO Mike De Palma was interviewed by Amy McGeachy for CHEK TV’s Trend. Watch the full segment below! For more information on our award-winning project where the segment was shot, click here. …
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Masonry for Heritage Cairn honoured at council
Mike de Palma, CEO of Flintstones Masonry, recognized at council for work on Oak Bay cairn Mike de Palma, CEO of Flintstones Masonry, was recognized at last night’s council meeting for his work on an Oak Bay cairn honouring the historical significance of the Trial Island Lighthouse. The Oak Bay Heritage Foundation proposed Trial Island Lighthouse…
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The Island’s Top 20 Under 40
How do you find the 20 best young entrepreneurs on Vancouver Island? For the sixth year in a row, an Island-wide panel of judges ranging from mayors and councillors of Island cities and towns to prominent business people has the answer. Meet the 2018 Top 20 Under 40 Business and Community Achievement Award winners. …
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