kiɁlawnaɁ builders limited

Your partner for success

Who We Are?

Kilawna Builders Ltd. is a community driven company with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry (formerly WIBCO Construction). The company is part of the award winning Ntityix Development group. We specialize in residential and commercial projects ranging from single family and multi-family homes to mid-sized projects such as shopping malls and community centres. When working with us we guarantee transparency, communication, professionalism, and respect for the land to give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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Vision

The leading First Nation construction company with a professional team who share a passion that contributes to the prosperity of the WFN Membership and clients grounded on sustainable and cultural foundations.

Mission

Committed to excellence and taking pride in developing opportunities and building construction projects for WFN and the broader community while maintaining long term positive relationships with clients and stakeholders.

Value

At Kilawna, we don't just build projects, we build confidence and trust. We collaborate with our clients from concept to completion to ensure they know exactly what to expect every step of the way.

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From Concept to Completion

KiɁlawnaɁ (grizzly bear) is an essential species that plays a significant role in balancing the ecosystem in which they inhabit. At Kilawna Builders Limited, we also embrace a significant role – to service Westbank First Nation’s construction needs while maintaining our responsibilities to the land and upholding a strong cultural identity.

Since our early beginnings, Kilawna has been the primary contractor for Westbank First Nation and surrounding communities. As an experienced construction management company, we have begun to expand our horizons to tackle larger projects leading throughout the Okanagan Valley.

No matter where the job takes us, you can always guarantee that our team of experts will take care of you – from concept to completion.

Meet our

Management Team
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Paul Courtoreille GSC, CET

General Manager of Construction

Paul has over 18 years experience in the bidding, coordination and project management of Commercial and Residential Construction Projects throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Paul began his career immediately after graduating from the construction engineering technology at the Northern Institute of Technology in 2002. Over his career he has had the great pleasure of working for four well-respected general contractors in British Columbia and Alberta, as a construction coordinator, estimator, project manager, office manager, construction manager and was recently named General Manager of Construction for WIBCO Construction.

He has played a key role in the successful completion of various residential and commercial projects, with an emphasis on safety, quality, timelines, budgets, and profitability. This includes but is not limited to single family, multi-family, high density rental apartments, school additions, community halls, commercial retail spaces and a number of office / warehouses. Paul holds a diploma in construction engineering technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and the Certified Engineer Technologist (CET) designation from the Alberta Society of Engineer Technologists. He has also obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) in project management from the Canadian Construction Association.

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Ken Ahner

Project Superintendent

Ken Ahner has 30 years of experience working in civil, structural, commercial, and residential construction in the Okanagan and throughout the Metro Vancouver area.  Ken has Red Seal certification obtained from the International Trades Association.

He is a certified heavy equipment operator, a member of the IUOE 115, and has run his own successful construction company for many years. His vast experience is all inclusive, including civil groundwork, excavation, foundations, framing, extending through to completion. Additionally, Ken is well-versed with on-site management, including estimating, coordinating trades, scheduling, procurement and managing his employees with safety and efficiency at the forefront. His high work ethic and attention to detail ensures all his projects are performed to the highest quality of standards.  

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Chad Paul

Project Superintendent

Chad Paul has 30 years of experience in the building construction industry and is credited with the successful completion of numerous projects throughout the Okanagan Valley during his career. Chad has his Red Seal Carpenter certification from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and Training and Technology. He has experience building to CMHC housing standards in the construction of custom homes, timber / log frame homes, “spec ” homes, multi family residences and countless renovations.

Chad utilizes his experience, training, and expertise to support the betterment of the team and continually provides training to individuals interested in construction and the apprenticeship program. Chad is grateful for the rewarding career and financial security, working in trades has afforded him and full heartedly endorses those interested in pursuing a career in the industry. He stands by the moto “Learn a trade and get paid.” Chad’s experience lends itself nicely to his role as Superintendent.

Meet our

Board of Directors
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AWARDS

Key Business Award | 2024

We were honoured to win the Greater Westside Board of Trade Key Business Award in the Indigenous Business category.

SICA Industry Awards of Excellence Awards | 2023

We were honoured to accept two commercial office and renovation awards from the Southern Interior Construction Association Industry Awards of Excellence

Okanagan Housing Awards Finalist | 2022

Our team has been recognized as a finalist for the OHA 2022 Award for our excellence in bathroom renovations under $40,000, specifically for our work on the luxurious Radisson Versace bathroom.