Everton Ridge Homes Testimonials


“We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Everton Ridge Homes over the past year and a half. While Covid contributed to several challenges during our build, the team’s ingenuity and commitment ensured the successful completion of our project. We love our new home!

Similar to other Everton clients, living in Ontario required creativity and strong communication from the Everton team to allow us to execute from afar on the many decisions.

The initial design of the home was an iterative process. The team patiently accommodated our many questions and changes resulting in a design that captured a “home away from home“ space to welcome our family and friends.

From a build perspective, Everton has the A list of site supervisors, designers, administrative staff, local contractors and suppliers. The quality of products and attention to detail makes Everton stand out amongst the rest, providing exceptional value for the product.

While we are currently in the post occupancy stage, we have found the Everton Team to be very attentive in addressing outstanding requirements…truly a professional team from beginning to end.

We highly recommend Everton Ridge Homes as your builder of choice in the Vernon British Columbia region.”

Michael and Gayle Whittamore

Alexis Park Elementary is more than a school; we are a community minded family that believes in high expectations, working hard, and giving back to our community whenever we are able to. For this reason, a relationship between Everton Ridge Homes and our school is a perfect fit. Jacob Kuiken, owner of Everton Ridge Homes, has a similar philosophy and reached out to our school two years ago wanting to build a relationship between his company and the community that he is currently building in. His support for our school has meant more than words and has allowed us to move forward with purchases we may not have otherwise have been able to afford. Jacob’s generosity has allowed us to purchase a significant number of books for our guided reading resources, as well as something we have been saving for the last three years, a Gaga Pit! When Jacob’s most recent donation which would allow us to purchase a Gaga Pit was announced at a staff meeting, our staff literally cheered. We feel lucky to have been supported by Jacob and Everton Ridge Homes and look forward to a continued relationship while we work hard to be acknowledged as a highly reputable school found within the catchment of an Everton Ridge neighborhood.

Michael S. - Principal at Alexis Park Elementary School

“With COVID, many lives changed, we adapted and we support companies who "move with the times". Everton Ridge has already made a successful transition by offering the customer home building experience through the virtual world of the Internet. We highly recommend Everton Ridge to those potential buyers excited to embark on the new frontier to build a house virtually!

Two very satisfied Everton Ridge Home Buyers!”

Ellie and Tim


We want to thank the Everton Ridge team and their well-established network of tradespeople for making us say everyday, “wow, what a beautiful house!” Not to mention the spectacularly stunning views and abundance of nature and fresh air that Turtle Mountain has to offer. It has been a pleasure and comfort to self isolate in our well crafted dream home! Looking forward to meeting future neighbours! You will not be disappointed with the high standard of quality and care from Everton Ridge Homes.

Chris and Chanci

The Interior conjures memories of happy times, exploring the great outdoors, skiing and mountain biking. It has long been our annual family holiday destination for spring and winter skiing and summers on the lake. We have often dreamed of making the Okanagan our home and as we are soon to become empty nesters, it was the only logical choice on where we would spend our retirement years.

Our exploration of the Okanagan has encompassed a good twenty years. We happened onto Adventure Bay through a referral of an acquaintance who thought the lake views and adult oriented community might be a good fit. We immediately fell in love with the area and purchased a lake view property a few years back.

Over the past two years, we have watched homes being built in the area and have researched builders, deciding on Everton Ridge Homes because of the quality of the builds we’ve been fortunate to see, along with their good community reputation. Meeting Jacob and his team just sealed the deal as they are all just good people. We started working with Jacob and his staff in the fall of 2019 and are nearing the long awaited “breaking ground”. Although this process has been challenging to say the least, given we are going through a world wide pandemic and our current home is in the lower mainland. The process has been extremely seamless thanks in a very large part to Everton’s Customer Relations Director Michele Joly (MJ). Through our weekly calls, she has managed to guide us through our house design and selections as well as can be imagined, operating online and through the use of video conferencing.

Although these current times we live in are difficult and the unknown is still before us, we all must have hope and believe in what the politicians and especially our Provincial Health Officer who says “this is not forever, but right now”. We are looking towards getting past the right now and thanks to Jacob and his staff, to a long and happy future in a beautiful Everton Ridge Home in spectacular Vernon!


Deciding to build our new home in the Okanagan (Vernon specifically) was easy, the area has so much to offer with beautiful lakes, mountain views, wineries, golf courses, Silver Star Ski Resort and so much more; we knew we could not go wrong.

Choosing to build with Jacob and the team at Everton Ridge Homes (ERH) was just as simple of a decision; since our first meeting everyone we have dealt with has been absolutely fantastic. Its clear ERH has invested significant time and resources into developing programs and systems to guide you through the building process every step of the way.

Our experience dealing with Michele (MJ) and Garth specifically has been and continues to be above reproach.

Nobody could have ever expected we would be constructing our home amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, but here we are. Fortunately for us ERH reacted swiftly, taking measures to keep their team and sub trades on site safe while still maintaining an emphasis on progressing with our project.

Our build remains on schedule and the communication from the ERH Team has allowed us to maintain confidence that we will be able to move into our new home this summer as planned.

If you are going to build a new home, it should be somewhere you WANT to live, like the Okanagan, and you should build with someone you can trust and have confidence in like Everton Ridge Homes.

Adam & Jennifer

We retired here last year, and it’s proving to be a great decision!

The new house is all we’d hoped for and generates lots of compliments from friends old and new. Decorating it has been fun but with the early arrival of spring in Vernon (still snowing back in Alberta) we are spending more time outside now. The environment here is spectacular, clean and quiet, with long views across the lake and the nighttime sparkle of lights in town. And there’s lots of wildlife and birdwatching opportunities too.

We are still exploring but have already found several good restaurants and pubs and locally-owned stores in town. There’s a good symphony orchestra, a jazz club, film societies, and a funky old hotel bar. Local produce from the markets and farm gates is superb, as are the local ciders and the craft distillery’s gin and single malt. And the wineries – so many wineries, so little time!

Our neighbours are all transplants like us, at similar a stage of life, so it’s easy to make new friends. People here are quite active, and we often meet neighbours while out walking the extensive trails around Adventure Bay, heading up into the hills or down to our community beach and dock. It’s been many years since we were last on bicycles, but you really don’t forget how, and now we’re getting out on the Rail Trail and other cycle paths. Learning pickleball on our local courts is coming up next. And the neighbours are threatening to take us snowshoeing next winter. In the meantime, we’re wondering about kayaks.

Life is good in Adventure Bay. Why did we wait so long?

Heather & Neil

Hey Jacob I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.

I know it is also important to you to keep things rolling but obviously it’s important to me and my company. I appreciate the work and efforts of the Everton Ridge team to keep the ball rolling in these difficult times. We will continue to do our best to do our part to make your efforts turn into homes that your clients will be more than happy with. Keep up the good work Everton Ridge. I’m sure all the trades feel the same way. We greatly appreciate your business and loyalty. That loyalty is and will be reciprocated.

Ken and the Rimer Custom Metal and Heating team.

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We value communication and strong relationships with our customers, and are committed to making sure all your needs are met through the entire process. We can’t wait to see the kind of life that you create here.