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.

 

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!

 

Our Place Society

This holiday season the team at Flintstones sponsored a breakfast at Our Place Society, the community centre that helps the working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and the homeless. 10 of our staff volunteered to serve 478 plates of food to those in need! Please consider donating to Our Place Society this holiday season along with us.

 

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 Cetre

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.

 

Martial Arts Expert Stan Peterec

We work with and support local martial arts expert Stan Peterec. Stan has been a member of the Victoria community for a long time, and has even represented Team Canada at the World Savate Championships. What makes Stan unique is that he is the first mixed martial arts fighter to have a career that has spanned more than 5 decades. Black Belt Magazine featured him as one of the top 10 toughest people on the planet!

Awards

 

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Awarded 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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963 Beach

Winner of 8 Gold & 2 Silver CARE Awards in 2011

Flintstones was brought in by Custom Builder, Michael Knight and Landscape Designer, Rusnak Gallant, to complete their vision for this spectacular Uplands property. Flintstones supplied and installed all of the stone product for the property including the complete cladding of the home in bed granite and a custom wood burning fireplace.

2011 Georgie for Best Single Family Detached home over $5 million; Finalist Best Outdoor Living Space
2011 CARE Award – Best Single Family Dwelling over $2.5 Million
2011 CARE Award – Best Outdoor Living Space over $50,000
2011 CARE Award – Best Home Design
2011 CARE Award – Best Master Suite over 800 SQFT
2011 CARE Award – Best Media Room
2011 CARE Award – Best custom millwork over 7,000 SQFT
2011 CARE Award – Project of the Year
2011 CARE Award – Peoples Choice Award
2011 CARE Award – SILVER – Best Kitchen 250 – 450 SQFT
2011 CARE Award – SILVER – Best Interior over 6,000 SQFT

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Runner-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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Island Road

The Big 2016 Winner at the CARE Awards — Including Project of the Year

Drakefearann by Denford Construction Management Ltd. was the big winner of 2016 capturing 12 Gold CARE Awards including Project of the Year and the People’s Choice Award.

2016 CARE Award – Best Outdoor Living Space over $100,000
2016 CARE Award – Best Traditional Bathroom
2016 CARE Award – Best Home Design
2016 CARE Award – Best Interior – Residential over 7,000 sq. ft.
2016 CARE Award – Best Residential Renovation or Restoration over $1,000,000
2016 CARE Award – Best Master Suite over 450 sq. ft.
2016 CARE Award – Best Landscape
2016 CARE Award – Best Heritage Project
2016 CARE Award – Project of the Year
2016 CARE Award – People’s Choice Award

 

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Community News
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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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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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House Beautiful: World of wonders in Vic West waterfront condo
Gleaming brass vessels from Nepal and Egypt, blue china pots from Thailand, baskets from Malaysia, a hairpiece from northern Vietnam and a miniature mirror from Syria are just a few of the rare and wonderful pieces that greet visitors who enter this home. Carol Bremner spent many years travelling, living and working overseas — in Malaysia, German...
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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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Perimeter Drains and Preventing Problems
Property damage, poor indoor air quality, and lower home resale value are just a few of the consequences associated with basement flooding and water damage. If you’ve ever noticed water in your basement, there’s a good chance it’s because your home’s perimeter drainage system has failed. Perimeter drains are the underground pipes that run a...
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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 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 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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Award-winning Stone Masonry
We have some of the most talented, award-winning, master masons working for us. This allows us to create some of the most beautiful stonework in Victoria BC. From our elegant staircases and retaining walls to stunning outdoor living spaces for enjoying those beautiful summer days, we add that extra touch that can make your project stand out. We col...
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“We were faced with some unexpected issues just after moving into our new home. Lucky for us we made the smart decision to contact Flintstones. Their timely communication, sensitivity to our situation and well thought out plan made the decision to engage them an easy one. The team provided immediate comfort that only the work necessary would be done, that it would be completed to the highest standard and priced fair for the incredible value. We were constantly kept abreast of the project plan, brought into the decision-making process and were extremely pleased with the final product.”

Matt & Becki

“I couldn’t be happier with hiring Flintstones to finish out the basement in my 1912 Fairfield home. The finished space is absolutely stunning! Everyone was such a pleasure to work with and the entire process flowed smoothly and as promised. They truly are the best!!! I’m already looking forward to having them help me with my next project!”

Laura

“Words sufficiently fail me to adequately convey the quality, attention, and professionalism of all the employees of Flintstones Masonry and their hands-on owner Mike De Palma. We had a decrepit, small, poorly-utilized patio which has high exposure by the front door and wanted one that was low maintenance, semi-private and practical. Flintstones wisely convinced us to have a garden architect design the patio area for us. . . and it resulted in a great, collaborative outcome. Not only did the Flintstones help us with creating spectacular, first-rate concrete and stonework portions of the job, but they were involved in helping us obtain and coordinate the carpentry, electrical, irrigation, and gardening aspects as well. What a team! They get great grades!”

Richard

“Flintstones re-created a beautiful yard for my ocean front heritage home. Stone walls, stairs and pathways; drainage; lighting; wooden stairway and landing; and house repair and improvement. This company can do it all! They are courteous, clean and caring and finish the job to the customers’ complete satisfaction.”

Lanne

“I must applaud the service we received from Flintstones. Their professional attitude and work ethic was exceptional. They had great design ideas and their attention to detail is second to none. They were careful to protect our property and gardens and they took the time to do a thorough cleanup afterwards. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Flintstones Masonry.”

Arch

“I am at a loss of words as to describe how truly amazing every member of the Flintstones team has been with our chimney repair. From our first emergency call with a leak into our basement and living room to cleaning our entire front yard as part of completing the job every step has been ideal. True craftsmen and conscientious members of our community feels like a huge understatement. Mike and every member of his crew are always upbeat, hard working and friendly. A strong focus on both job site safety and quality of work for the “boots on the ground” masons was both refreshing and admirable in a day and age where unfortunately these important considerations are glazed over in favour of profits by too many contractors.”

Elizabeth