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!

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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 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

“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

“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

“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