About Tamlin Homes
Tamlin Homes: Building Better Since 1977
Tamlin International Homes Ltd. established in 1977 is based in Vancouver, BC and is proud to be 100% North American owned and operated.
We manufacture home packages and ship them throughout Canada, the US and Internationally. We are also full General Contractor/Builders in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in BC.
We are known for designing and building custom residential homes and unique timber frame dwellings with a distinct West Coast feel.
What Makes Us Different From Other Prefab Home Companies?
Tamlin offers an unparalleled level of expertise and customer service. Over the years we have grown our family of professional designers, building crews/sub-trades and network of local building specialists to provide a unique custom level of service to each of our clients.
We also offer unlimited design options to our clients. Select from our ready-to-go home plans or modify one to suit your needs. Clients can also work with our in-house designers to create a custom home without the high cost of an external design firm or have your home designed by an architect and enlist Tamlin to build your Custom Home Package.
“Overall, an amazing company to work with.”
– Built in Britannia Beach
Timber Frame Homes and Post & Beam Construction
One of our specialties is Timber Frame or Post & Beam construction. These days our Hybrid homes integrate a balance of contemporary or traditional styles, so you can choose to have as much wood and wood features or custom wood joinery in your home. While each one of our homes is designed to meet your specifications, our goal is always to exceed your expectations.
Our approach to West Coast Style design include three elements. First, we try to incorporate natural features such as wood and stone and eco-friendly materials that will last a long time. Second, we design using an open concept with spacious and functional areas, which allow for ease of traffic flow, but privacy and comfort where you need it. Third, we design using the highest level of materials quality and installation with special focus on energy efficiency to save you money.
Over the years Tamlin has amassed a diversified project portfolio including:
- Quality Prefab Homes
- Custom Residential Homes
- Remote/Island Projects
- Custom Commercial Buildings
- Prefabricated Timber and Log Chalets
- Licensed Builder in B.C.
- Custom Cottages
The Management Team
Our dedicated management team at Tamlin Homes have over 80 years of combined industry experience. They have the confidence and hands-on problem solving skills needed today to successfully help you navigate your building project from conceptual design through to the weathertight “lock up” stage of construction, utilizing our proven prefabricated house package system. Our management’s focus on continuous development of our design, manufacturing and delivery processes with our prefabricated component-based house packages, make it easier and faster to assemble each building on site. Tamlin’s management understand that the roots of success rely on our talented staff to support each building project to meet expectations. Our commitment is to develop our own in-house industry experts across our business including sales, design, production, delivery, engineering, and construction support.
“Our goal at Tamlin is to lead the industry in innovative prefabricated home design and construction as a better alternative to traditional building approaches. We strive to provide a simple one-stop solution to building your home with our award-winning predesigned plans. We know that home construction is a significant investment and we focus on providing the best value for choosing our company to work with.
– Paul Tabuchi (General Manager, 27 Year Tamlin Veteran)
“My objective is to coordinate, communicate and develop all activities that will improve our design, manufacturing and delivery processes. This involves working smarter, better and faster for continuous improvement. Given the highly technical nature of our business to meet ever changing building requirements and the unique location of every home, we use our decades of hands-on residential home building experience to evaluate and recommend the optimal combination of design, prefabricated components and construction methods for each project.
– Chris Lynn (Assistant General Manager, 27 Year Tamlin Veteran)
“I am intimately familiar with Tamlin’s entire house package process especially through the design and engineering stages where care and accuracy are equally important as creativeness and client focused solutions. I strive to direct our design team to efficiently and effectively produce permit and production drawings that lead to satisfied homeowners and provide an easy construction process for their builders. Our design team’s goal is to realize a homeowner’s vision of their ideal home.
– Greg Fairbank (Design Manager, 21 Year Tamlin Veteran)
Our Staff and Their Dedication to Customer Service
The reason for Tamlin’s success has been our complete commitment our clients. This has been accomplished through continual development of our talented staff who all take personal pride in meeting the expectations of each project. In the building industry where the time frame from conceptualization to delivery and construction often spans many months or even years, the personal involvement, continual dedication and support of each of our Tamlin staff has allowed us to become recognized as a leader in customer service. 2023 marks Tamlin’s 46th year of dedication to quality products and customer service. Tamlin has become recognized as a leader in customer service, because of our team’s continual dedication and support for each of our clients through every stage of their project.
Design, Construction Services and Registered Warranty Builder
For local projects in the Vancouver area or Fraser Valley, Tamlin’s role is a Full Service Builder or General Contractor.
- Permit Plans
- Budgeting, Financing
- Full Construction
- Home Warranty Program of BC (HPO)
For other projects which utilize Tamlin’s house package approach, the company will design, engineer, and help plan your building project. Services include:
- Permit Plans
- Specialized prefabricated building components (timber frame and wall systems)
- Delivery to your site
- Supervision or support with construction through our network of builders