We’re a dynamic team of experts in all facets of construction. We combine our unique strengths to provide our clients with a construction experience you didn’t think could be possible.
A native of Victoria, Mike is the founder and CEO of Flintstones. With over 20 years in the industry, Mike learnt early on that the construction industry could often be vague, unpredictable and have an emphasis on a quick completion rather than quality. Mike’s vision in creating Flintstones was to do the opposite. He wanted to build a construction company with a focus on quality, attention-to-detail, being honest and transparent about potential issues and driven by old-fashioned customer service. Mike loves what he does and it shows; he consistently goes the extra mile, working long hours to ensure his clients are completely satisfied with both the quality and service they receive.
Mike has had the honour of working with many of Victoria’s most talented designers, craftsmen and builders in the industry. Flintstones has gone on to be nominated and has won numerous awards for building excellence by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Mike himself was one of the winners in the Top 20 under 40 on Vancouver Island, he is a Founder Member in the McKay CEO group and works with numerous charities and not-for-profits.
Since the beginning, masonry has been passed down from father to son. That is certainly the case with Gary. As a third generation stonemason, he was practically born with a trowel in his hand. He cut his teeth in England, under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. Today Gary is a sought-after Master Mason, and is actively engaged in passing on his knowledge to young masons through hands-on mentorship. Gary has built some of our most exquisite masonry projects and has been awarded on multiple occasions for his excellence in masonry.
Cindy is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of experience in financial and management accounting. Her experience includes her roles as a CPA facilitator and university accounting instructor where she marked student CPA exams. Cindy, as our Financial Controller, is responsible for overseeing all of the financial functions at Flintstones. She is the brains behind much of our operations and brings an analytical perspective to our financial processes. Cindy has proven herself to be a great addition to our team. Not only is she extremely intelligent but she is also one of the sweetest women on the planet. When Cindy isn’t working she enjoys spending her time reading, watching movies, biking and traveling.
Rhett began his career in construction at age 17, working for a local construction company building residential homes and completing large scale renovations. After many years in the industry, Rhett himself became a Certified Home Builder through the Canadian Home Builders Association and moved to Dawson Creek, BC where he had the opportunity to successfully build numerous homes in a booming market and establish himself as one of the most trusted home builders in the area. Rhett’s focus has always been quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.
After numerous years of conversations with Mike De Palma (Flintstones CEO), Rhett was finally convinced to move back to Victoria, the city he’s always loved and bring his many skillsets, and positive attitude to the Flintstones Team. Rhett is a partner in Flintstones and oversees personnel and project management of all large scale projects. His knack for scheduling ensures efficient and timely completion of projects. While out in the field he provides direct support and mentorship to our installers. Rhett’s building and project management abilities make him a gifted leader, and he is proud to have lead the Flintstones team in building our beautiful Showroom & Design Center, amongst other award-winning projects.
When Rhett isn’t taking care of business he is out on the water sailing or fishing with his family and friends.
Bubba is the unofficial, official mascot of Flintstones. Bubba is a senior dog who enjoys the finer things in life: swimming, acupuncture, physiotherapy and Michelin star food are some of his indulgences. He is super laid back that most of his office time is spent lounging beside his favorite human. Bubba loves people, and always enjoys introducing himself to office visitors. Should you ever visit Flintstones, you’ll be sure to receive a loving welcome from Bubba.
Cory incorporates his superior customer service skills, vibrant sense of humour, and big picture thinking when assessing his client’s needs. Cory is a Flintstones Partner as well as a Senior Project Consultant, Certified Chimney Inspector, and a Remediation Specialist. Cory is one of the most personable people you will ever meet. He has a knack for identifying construction issues and putting together quality oriented solutions, and his clients love him for it. Cory is responsible for managing many of our chimney, concrete, outdoor living space, and drainage projects. He is also an incredibly talented designer and often creates 3D renderings for his clients to give them a visual perspective of what their final project will look like. When Cory isn’t making his clients laugh, he enjoys further exploring his artistic abilities through sculpture and drawing, and practicing jiu-jitsu with his son, Cayden.
Mike started in the construction industry in 1990 doing ornamental iron work for numerous high-end residences and businesses in Victoria. He then moved to Calgary where he continued his ornamental work. After 5 years in Calgary, Mike and his wife relocated back to Victoria and Mike joined Flintstones. Mike is our Senior Production Manager and the backbone of our Production operations. He is responsible for estimating, managing and creating project timelines. His out-of-the-box thinking has enabled Flintstones to successfully take on complex projects; his experience, foresight, and knowledge are all credited with much of Flintstones’ success. When Mike isn’t at Flintstones, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Liz, and creating abstract themed sculptures and decorative pieces of welded art in his studio.
Prior to beginning with Flintstones, Elnore had previously lived in Calgary where she gained extensive experience in the construction industry. She holds a Business Administration Accounting Diploma from SAIT; and brings 10 + years of administrative experience in the accounting, management and public sectors to her role at Flintstones. When Elnore isn’t working on streamlining our administrative process she enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her dogs and her nephew.
Jeremy, a Red Seal Carpenter and joinery specialist, is a Project Manager at Flintstones. Bringing a combination of calmness and vigor to every project he manages, Jeremy is responsible for ensuring our construction projects are completed to the highest quality standards. He has a keen eye for excellence and does whatever it takes to ensure his projects are 100% perfect. Jeremy has built everything from decks, furniture, staircases, bannisters, mantles, extravagant tables, reception desks, and even homes, but he has spent the majority of his career performing high-end interior finishing and building high-end kitchens. When Jeremy isn’t managing magnificent wooden projects, he enjoys the outdoors: camping and building off-road trucks are some of his passions.
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”