Thank you so much for your help with our rock removal issue .  Your professional approach and your quick response to our enquiry, even on a holiday weekend, left us in awe of your ability to make good things happen! Guess all the stars were aligned for us! Thanks again to you and your son

As a person who doesn’t write reviews, if you want someone to make it happen and do a great professional job I would contact Kelsey and his Pacific Group Developments colleagues. We needed someone to come in at very short notice (we were selling the house) and sort out the mess left by another company who failed to tell us about foundation settlement issues related to their removal of an underground oil tank beneath our raised sun room. Kelsey and his guys re-excavated the large hole, installed new concrete foundation pillars, footings and posts and backfilled then cleaned up and left everything spotless. Well done guys.

We would like to thank you for removing our in ground oil tank in a timely manner.

We were impressed by the quick response you gave in coming to our home to give us the quote. We thought the price reasonable for the oil tank removal. Unfortunately the snows came but we were called to let us know of the delay in getting the excavation equipment down our driveway. Also, we went away on a vacation and when the snow cleared, your crew contacted our house sitter to let her know when you would be arriving to do the remove the buried oil tank.

Photographs were sent of the process and were very impressive. The oil tank was larger than we initially thought and contained more sediment and sludge. Your crew handled all that very well. The crew finished the job, filling the hole and levelling the ground with minor disruption to the yard.

We would not hesitate to recommend your company to friends or anyone else.

Pacific Group were very quick to act when we discovered a buried underground oil tank in our yard when we went to sell our home. They worked quickly and diligently to have the buried oil tank removed in time for us to complete the sale of our home. They made what could have easily been a very stressful experience, into a completely pain free process including looking after permits and inspections. They protected our lawn and cleaned up before they left. We could not be more pleased with our experience and would highly recommend Pacific Group Developments to anyone else.

Pacific Group Developments is a very capable company! They have surprisingly, a very broad range of skills and service offerings. Our "backyard project" included new perimeter drains, rain water leaders, storm lateral with a new inspection chamber with a back flow valve to prevent flooding, 11 large fir tree stumps excavated and removed, concrete footings, sunken patio, rebuild supports for structure, grading, hydro jetting other drains, installing drainage sumps, retaining walls and the list goes on. All this was done on time and on budget. The crew showed up everyday in good form. I was struck at how familiar they are with so many different types of construction and maintenance practices. Storm drains and excavating etc is not cheap, but Kelsey helped me stretch my dollars so the whole job could be completed properly.

In September, Pacific Group Developments was contacted for a drainage culvert replacement job, which ran along our property line on a steep lot and access was a problem. The old concrete and steel drainage pipes had to be removed by an excavator as they had collapsed and were completely full of dirt. The job had to be completed before the rains came so we needed a competent contractor with appropriate staff that would work quickly. Pacific Group Developments responded quickly, professionally and solved the access issues safely with an engineered steel structure to drive an excavator down…… impressive! They also needed to connect other pipes, hydro jet them and rebuild a deep man hole / catch basin. They left the site clean and in good condition, but more importantly saved the house from water damage. All is working perfectly now and the job was well done.

I just wanted to say thank you for the great service I received with my demolition job. Your demolition crew was exceptional and I couldn't have asked for more. The whole crew was on time, ready to work and got the job done in a professional manner. You guys did what you listed in your quote, as well as cleaned up my property better than you found it and your quote price was on target.

It's getting harder and harder to find quality companies with the integrity and work ethic that you and your crew showed.

Thanks so much.

I was looking for an excavation company and was told good things about Pacific Group Developments. Kelsey was quick to respond to my inquiry, and to give me an accurate time line and cost estimate for the required job. All staff were friendly and respectful in and around my home. I am so impressed by the finished result of the work they did. I will be using Pacific Group Developments for any future jobs that include excavation, landscaping, concrete work etc.

Living on Salt Spring Island, finding contractors can be difficult, we reached out to Kelsey at Pacific Group Developments for excavation and pouring of a concrete foundation for a pre-fabricated greenhouse, with very specific and precise dimensions. Kelsey and his crew did a phenomenal job, careful for existing gardens and taking time to get the formwork perfect. The guys were here everyday on via the ferry and worked solidly without breaks. Towards the end of the project Kelsey used his equipment to help us clean up a couple of old structures.... while the equipment is on the island. Sourcing materials, filling and levelling and cleanup were perfect. Acid test was assembly by the greenhouse provider, who said “wow this guy can do concrete work for me anytime”. The finished project is perfect, thanks Kelsey!

I had the pleasure to hire Pacific Group Developments to remove a very inaccessible oil tank from my basement under a staircase. I found them courteous, timely, informative, clean and incredibly professional. They arrived when they said they would, removed the oil and oil tank in the time frame they estimated and after their cleanup there was no evidence that they had been there at all. After multiple major renovations over the last ten years in my house, this company certainly stands out in my memory. I highly recommend Pacific Group Developments if you want the job done right.

We had a buried, underground oil tank on our property that was mitigated 22 years ago (drained, cut open, inspected and filled with sand). Our home insurance was up for renewal and the company informed us (a week before the renewal) that we had 30 days to remove the tank. If we didn’t remove the tank, the home insurance would not be renewed. We contacted Pacific Group Developments by email and they replied within 15 minutes. The next day, they were at our house in the morning. Impressive! Our oil tank removal turned out to be complicated as the footing for our addition and sundecks that we put on 10 years ago sat on top of the oil tank and it was therefore necessary to lift and support the addition and decks prior to removal. The Pacific Group team were thorough, professional and kept us informed every step of the process. The addition and decks were lifted and supported, the tank was removed and the site was inspected and approved. Job done well! Kelsey was great to work with and I would highly recommend them.

I saw my son's new yard and driveway (it looked like a golf course!) and said, 'Oh I gotta get me one of those -- my driveway's a mess!' Kelsey to the rescue. He and his crew were efficient, careful, and super nice guys. He was meticulous about drainage, gas lines, code, and blending our driveway into the adjoining neighbour's -- super happy with the result.

We hired Pacific Group Developments to remove a concrete driveway, trench and prep for a gas and water line installation to our pan-handle home (approx. 250ft to meter). Kelsey was attentive, pro-active and efficient. Thanks sooo much—we WILL enlist you again!

Pacific Group Developments takes great pride in their work. Kelsey, the owner, is very friendly and courteous. He is extremely knowledgeable about drainage, septic systems and concrete works. The staff he employees keep the work site clean. He was always available and responsive to our needs. Even after the job completed, he was available for follow-up. We would recommend Kelsey to family and friends that want the work done right, the first time.

Pacific Group Development came highly recommended when we were looking for a company to remove our decommissioned underground oil tank. We are very happy we hired them. They were reliable and had the job done in less than a day with minimal disruption. It was a challenge in that the tank was under a large arbor. Digging could have caused the arbor to collapse. By the end of the day the tank was gone, the hole filled and the arbor still standing. A report on the project was delivered promptly. A job well done and much appreciated! Thanks!

When I needed drain work done around my house, I am so glad that I engaged the help of Kelsey at Pacific Group Developments. Few other crews would bring to my project such a high degree of professionalism and commitment. Kelsey, Jordan, Joe, Mike and Kai worked so hard in searing summer heat to complete the work. They are a friendly, thoughtful, hard-working team!

Unforeseen issues appeared that increased the work from perimeter drains and storm drains to include replacement of the water line and sewage drain and concrete work. Then they were able to put my property back together by landscaping so beautifully that my yard looks better than before they started!

Throughout the experience, Kelsey was stellar at communicating, discussing options and providing updates as work progressed. He was able to bring in other trades quickly when needed, and oversaw the work they did onsite which gave me confidence that his great attention to detail would apply to all the work done. Municipal inspections were done when required without delaying progress. I have great confidence in the work done by Pacific Group Developments!

The staff at Pacific Group Developments are the most professional, knowledgeable, and skillful that I have had the pleasure of working with during my renovations and landscaping projects. I will definitely use their services again in the future for any excavation, landscaping or concrete work I need, and won't hesitate to recommend this company to my friends and family.

Just a quick note to say thank you for the work you and your team did during the excavation, forming and pouring of the concrete foundation and floor for our new building. Besides amazing high-quality work, your attention to communication and customer service is outstanding. I appreciated being totally in the know and really came to trust your judgement and input on our project, it was very clear that you know exactly what you are doing.

So thanks again. I would recommend you in a heartbeat; and you’re our no-brainer choice for future projects.

Pacific Group Developments offered me the highest standards of quality in every aspect of my project. Being a novice I was worried about the horrible stories I had heard from people who had bad experiences with workers not showing up, companies leaving the job to look after bigger projects.

Projects of almost any size require a team effort and it’s imperative to work with sub-trades that share the same work ethic and values and now I trust Pacific Group Developments to be part of that team.  From the beginning , the attention to detail was valued the most.

Kelsey provided prompt, efficient and professional service for construction projects but it's the advice and solutions on these matters that have proven to be invaluable to me.

Kelsey and his team have proven that the company is dependable. They finished the job beyond my expectations., always being on time, fairly priced, attention to detail and ability to work hand in hand with other sub contractors was what brought in my project beyond my expectations. His motto is "underpromise and overdeliver". What a surprise!

I would highly recommend Pacific Group Developments.

In the 30 years of operating a hotel, pub, liqour store and substantial renovations on 2 homes I have had the opportunity to engage many contractors the last one being Kelsey from Pacific Group Developments.

I found them to be aware of building codes and regulations and were most helpfull in planning the details for the work to be done.

They completed the projects both on time and at the cost quoted.

The quality of the work was truly second to none and in my opinion, set a new gold standard where quality is concerned.

The staff was always available while the work was underway and I was kept informed on the progress with suggestions that would benefit me.

I recommend Pacific Group Developments and Kelsey for any project regardless of size or complexity.

They have worked for me on many projects over the years including excavation, construction, landscaping, drainage and much more and I continue to use their services.

I had 2 old rusty scary oil tanks that needed to be removed from our property quickly and no idea who to call to help us.

As I have no experience in this area I was lucky to have found Pacific Group Developments and spoke with Kelsey who basically walked me through the process of removing these tanks. He asked me all the right questions to find out what my situation was and gave me an accurate and fair price. No surprises.

The tanks were removed in a timely manner and I have only good things to say about Kelsey and his team.

I highly recommend Kelsey and this company.

Pacific Group excavated and installed a concrete basement floor in our Heritage Home. They were neat, tidy and very efficient. I would highly recommend them to anyone and would have him back again.

I called various excavating companies for quotes and got confidence in Pacific Group Developments that my landscaping project would get done in a timely and thorough way so I picked them. The same day, Kelsey came and gave me a quote that evening.

The crew started and finished my job quickly, working through a statutory holiday and a weekend to get it done on time. I had a design and they have the experience to see that a great deal of work was done quickly.

I ended up doing more work while they were here than I imagined so it was pretty stressful watching the work unfold.

In the end - although the quote wasn't the cheapest - I am relieved that I hired Kelsey and his crew because very few other crews would have had the professionalism, patience, and commitment to my project that they did. Jordan, Joe, Mike and Kelsey worked to ensure that my vision was met, beyond what I thought was needed or expected. I would highly recommend Pacific Group Developments for any landscaping projects.

After making several attempts by telephone to have a representative call on us for a price to have our furnace oil tank inspected and possibly removed without success, we were fortunate to phone Pacific Group Developments!

We were informed that their man “Kelsey” would be down that day for an inspection of the property and to submit his quote for the job. We agreed to the estimate and he said his equipment would be in our yard within five days, which it was, and excavation began to remove a huge commercial oil tank located in a tricky spot below the cement foundation of a 28’ atrium.

The next day they organized removal of unwanted material, an inspector on site at two different times, and delivery of suitable rock and sand into the empty hole when the tank was removed and taken away. Samples were forwarded to the lab the same day.

9 people worked very quickly and efficiently and all work was completed without a hitch. I would say this was the most efficient operation to watch. The results from the lab came back in about two weeks and I was pleased and relieved that all work was concluded without any problems whatsoever. I would recommend Pacific Group Developments at any time. FROM A HAPPY CUSTOMER.

Pacific Group Developments went above and beyond at every step of a large, lengthy and messy job that at no point seemed to want to go the way it should have.

Kelsey is very well connected which helped move things along quicker a few different times and he worked as a great middleman between myself (The seller) of the property and the purchaser of the property. I am planning on using Pacific Group Developments on future projects and I would highly recommend their services.

Thanks again Kelsey.

We want to pass on to anyone who is thinking of hiring Kelsey and his team at Pacific Group Developments, you really can't go wrong. We ran into serious septic system issues and quite honestly we were rescued!

Kelsey and his team took on the huge task almost immediately.

This meant a new septic system which included logging and subsequent landscaping , with confidence that gave us peace of mind. Any and all questions where addressed with much patience and answered until we completely understood. We were very much included in the whole process no matter how small of detail. Due to the issues we had with our situation, Kelsey was able to give us a solution that we felt had come from sound and long term experience. We now have a perfectly operating septic field that is up to code, very easy to maintain and most importantly registered with the correct authorities.

We know that we can call Kelsey at any time no matter what the questions may be and he will have the patience and knowledge to address them.

We want to say thank you! We were in an impossible situation until we contacted Pacific Group Developments. From quote to completion they made it a pleasing process. Their impressive can do attitude, excellent skill set and courteous staff delighted us. Communication was ongoing and thorough. Nothing was left undone. It was as though they were working on their own property. Their services exceeded our expectations. We wish had more projects for them! Thanks PGD

We hired Kelsey and his team at Pacific Group Developments to remediate our and a nieghbouring property as a result of a buried heating oil tank that had leaked. Shortly after the work began, we became aware that the project was going to be a major and costly undertaking - we ended up removing and replacing over 450 tonnes of contaminated soil, driveway, sidewalk, landscaping, fencing and full provincial and municipal reporting. This was a very stressful situation for us as homeowners, and we felt very fortunate to have Kelsey with his broad experience working with us to complete the work.

Kelsey worked with us over the several months it took to complete the project, continuously giving us progress updates and providing options and advice to get the work done professionally, in the most cost effective way. What was really appreciated about working with Kelsey was his availability to discuss options at any time and, I can’t stress this enough, his continued empathy and support.

I would not hesitate to recommend Kelsey and his team at Pacific Group Developments to anyone who needs their services.

Well now that the smoke has blown away and the garden is more or less back to normal I feel that I should say to you that I really appreciate the quality of the work that you did for me in removing my old leaky furnace oil tank and all the contaminated soil that was involved.

I must say that I was not expecting such a huge job but when the tank was removed it was immediately apparent that it must have been leaking for many years and that there would be much more to be done than just removing the tank. Fortunately the soil surrounding the tank was clay which helped to confine the contamination. Nevertheless there was a huge amount of contaminated soil to be taken away which amounted to 119 tons and considerable re-mediation had to be done for the very small amount of contaminated soil still in place where the tank had been. In summary I do appreciate the efforts that you made to keep me appraised of the work that was being done and had yet to be done. I also am grateful for your efforts to minimize the disturbance to the nearby ornamental plants, to keep the cost of the job to a minimum and to leave the work place very tidy and as attractive as possible. I certainly would be willing to recommend your company to others who may be faced with the same problem.

I want to thank you for the excellent service in removing our old underground gas / fuel tank from a previous fuel station. As you know it came as a complete surprise to us to find that we had an old underground fuel tank on part of our property. And although it had never caused us any difficulty in the last 27 years, an impending sale of the business gave us cause to seek help with very little notice. We needed to deliver the property free of any possible future environmental liabilities.

In short order you came by the property. Assessed the situation. Provided an estimate of what would need to be done. And a budget for the work to be done. Your crew then showed up only a few days later and did all the work as described in a clean and environmentally responsible manner insuring that all requisite standards were adhered to.

The tank was removed and soil analysis was performed. The results came back confirming that everything was clean and done properly and safely and that no further work would need to be done.

In short, you did what you said you would do quickly, professionally and completely. We couldn’t ask for more.

Thank you again for the job you did for us. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone who may need them.

On May 4th I uncovered an old unused in-ground oil tank in our backyard. Although we are not selling our house, we felt that removing the tank was the right thing to do. When the tank was removed we discovered contaminated soil. The Saanich Fire Department, who regulates the removal of tanks under the B.C. Fire Code, was contacted and we were subsequently issued with a Correction Notice for soil remediation. This began 5 weeks of high stress and anxiety for my wife and me. Fortunately we had Kelsey from Pacific Group Developments as our contractor/Project Manager. Although Kelsey was not the first contractor that I spoke with, we had the good fortune to seek a second quote for the remediation work and found Kelsey (Pacific Group Developments).

Kelsey sat down with us, explained the process and what was needed to have a successful outcome. From the outset he was confident in his assessment of the work that needed to be done and with his ability to carry out the work and to achieve a successful outcome. I cannot say enough about how, throughout the project, Kelsey was able to reduce our stress levels by calmly and clearly explaining to us what was needed, what he would be doing and what we needed to do. Throughout the project, Kelsey would " check in on us" to make sure we were comfortable with what was being done and to reassure us that everything was proceeding according to plan. There were numerous occasions when my stress level was very high and Kelsey would call or I would call him. I would ask my questions or express my concerns about what was happening or what needed to be done. Without exception he was able to address any concerns. He showed a tremendous amount of empathy towards our situation.

His approach gave us peace of mind and on more than one occasion allowed me to get a good night sleep. As I have said, this project was incredibly stressful for us. As a homeowner I cannot think of a more stressful situation. Soil remediation is a highly regulated process. This is not something one can do on their own - plus it can be very expensive depending on many factors, the main one being the extent of the contamination. On June 12 I presented the remediation report to the Saanich Fire Department. On Jun 13 the Correction Notice from the Fire Department was removed. The file on this project is successfully closed. Although they do much more than this type of work, if you need someone for in-ground tank removal and soil remediation, I highly recommend that you contact Kelsey and the team at Pacific Group Developments.

Our experience with Kelsey and Pacific Group Developments began when we ran into unexpected problems with yet another renovation project in our older victoria home - our septic system. Due to the nature of the septic project, and the fact that we have young children and dogs, we wanted it dealt with quickly, and were pleasantly surprised that Kelsey responded quickly to our request and showed up when expected. He took the time to talk to us and clearly outline our septic system options, while coming up with solutions to creatively address our specific needs and limitations. He squeezed us into a full schedule because of our situation and they were completed ahead of schedule and under budget - a first for us during our 6 years of renovations. Throughout the process everyone involved was knowledgeable, professional, and went above and beyond anything we had expected. We are grateful for everything Kelsey and his crew have done for us, and we are happy to recommend their services!

Kelsey and his team (Jeremy and Alex) have changed our lives. We have had water drainage issues in our basement for 7 years. We’ve hired multiple drainage and plumbing companies who were unable to solve our extreme issues. Within minutes of meeting Kelsey his knowledge and expertise was apparent.

They got to work right away and put in the most incredible perimeter drainage system for us. We no longer have water or moisture and our basement is dry for the first time since we have owned our house. We loved their work so much that we hired them again to landscape our yard. Again the transformation was remarkable. Not only are these guys amazing at what they do, but they are a pleasure to have around the home. I can’t recommend Kelsey enough. He will surpass any expectations that you have.

Thank you Kelsey and team!!

Signed your biggest fans, the Hostads.

Pacific Group Developments saved a real estate sale for us by removing a large amount of oil contaminated soil in a very timely manner. It was caused by a buried oil tank which had leaked at our house in Victoria. We encountered some problems along the way, (the house foundation needed to be supported during excavation) but Kelsey was quick to solve them. His crew were great bunch of guys, all work was above and beyond our expectations and I highly recommend them.

Thanks Again

Pacific Group Developments went above and beyond my expectations. They took on much more responsibility than I ever expected them to and took a lot of the weight and stress off my shoulders. I can't explain how much of a help that was for me through this frustrating, and upsetting process. I bought my house from someone that concealed many defects and were not found during the home inspection. My house turned out to be a disaster every thing from a new foundation, perimeter drains, re framing, new basement suite, tunneling under my house etc and never once did I feel anything but 100% confident that the job would get done, and get done to the highest standard.

Kelsey and his crew take pride in their work, and won't settle for anything less than perfection. I am so happy to have found such a reliable and professional company. I was kept in the loop from start to finish even when the information was way over my head.

Trust is a very important thing when it comes to people working on your home (especially when the budget spins out of control) and I can definitely say that I trusted Kelsey to make the right call in every situation that came up. I will be using Pacific Group Developments again and again, and I will recommend them to everyone I know. I feel  a company like Pacific Group Developments is hard to find, and thank goodness I found them!

We deeply appreciate the outstanding work of Pacific Group Developments around our home. They did many different projects including removing and reinstating new concrete driveways, concrete patios, concrete approach, concrete entrance way, landscape work including new sod and tie ins etc. They left our yard cleaner than when they arrived.The whole crew was polite, hard working and were most helpful, carefully listening and responding to our requirements. They made great suggestions to improve the end result and were a pleasure to work with. We have no hesitation in highly recommending this company.

We had the Pacific Group Developments crew remove a buried oil tank, install partial perimeter drains, clean out the rest of the perimeter drains, remove the old concrete driveway and install a new concrete driveway. They came the same day I called and I received a quote that evening. They started the job right away and finished ahead of schedule to help with our schedule to list our home for sale. All the work was done and the driveway looks wonderful. Kelsey was always willing to give good advice and suggestions, even on other projects that they weren’t hired to do. I would definitely hire this crew for future projects and highly recommend them to anyone looking to have work done.

It is not often I feel compelled to sit down and write a letter of reference for a company, but Pacific Group Developments (Kelsey) has more than earned this. I am not writing this so much as to help them (which I am), but rather to help YOU the home or business owner to know you are choosing a company that will provide an all round quality service with confidence.

I found not only Kelsey but his entire crew to be pleasant, hard working and considerate to the land and the home owner. Kelsey's response to questions/concerns be it verbally or electronically was fast, his price structure of the work done was good with an emphasis on very good value for the money. A couple of times Kelsey made suggestions on how we could do something better, which I agreed, and in hind site I am so very glad I did it was excellent advice. He has a lot of experience, listen to him...

A long story short, I had to have my long driveway widened, there were many aspects to this job from logging, stump removal, trucking and grading to rock breaking and removal. Part of the rock breaking did not go well at all (to no fault of the company), mother nature just did not cooperate at all. There was a point at which I felt that other companies only concerned about the bottom line would have packed up and left, Kelsey and his crew just went at it even harder.

I do not write letters of support often, this one was a pleasure… look no further than Pacific Group Developments for you needs.

Pacific Group Developments have a crew of hard working people! I had perimeter drain problems, Kelsey made it very easy for me, he took care of all the little extras that went along with the job, including removing a 80 foot tree 2 feet away from my house and reducing it to chopped fire wood. They arranged for all the appropriate permits and inspections too. I can not thank you and your guys enough for what everyone did. I now have peace of mind when going to bed at night. Kelsey made sure that I was aware of all the steps that were taken and explained it in fine detail. A progress report was always at hand. Thank you to all the crew at Pacific Group Developments. A Job Well Done.!!!

During the first serious rainstorm of the year, I discovered I had a major leak in the basement of the house that I had just purchased less than 3 months previously. Kelsey and his Pacific Group Developments Team were able to start work on my place very quickly, alleviating the water intrusion. He kept me informed every step of the way, explaining the process he was taking to repair my house, and why my house flooded in the first place. The amount of work that I witnessed him and his crew do over the next few weeks was nothing short of amazing. Even on the weekends and during some severe weather, there was someone digging, or waterproofing my foundation or removing wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of heavy clay from my property. All his crew would take time out of their very busy day to walk me through what they were doing and why. I was extremely impressed with the quality of service, the quality of the workmanship and the time taken to explain everything to me. Kelsey and his professional crew were able to make a very trying time easier to deal with.

Thank you Kelsey.

We hired Pacific Group Developments to decommission and remove a very large commercial fuel oil tank that was sitting above ground on our property. They did a first-rate job. Kelsey and his company are extremely professional, courteous, hard-working and knowledgeable. We appreciate being kept informed throughout the process. It was a real pleasure to do business with them and we highly recommend Pacific Group Developments.

In addition, they offered to rip out and clear over an acre of broom with their excavator, which was already on our property for the tank removal. This is something we have wanted to deal with since we moved here. With their usual dedication and follow-through, Kelsey even spent a good part of Sunday finishing the job. Most of the broom plants were taller than the excavator so we will be burning them for some time but we are thrilled to have this part of our property cleared of a very invasive plant.

Thanks again, Guys, for your wonderful work!

We were one of the lucky ones upon finding a buried oil tank for 2 reasons: 1. There was no oil or leaks associated with the tank. 2. We connected with Pacific Group Developments.

The work was done efficiently, the job was looked at the day i first called them and the work was done in less than 2 weeks.After completion, the yard and fence etc. looked like it had never been touched except a small patch with no grass. Upon completion they brought the completed paper work to our house, not mailed or told stop by the office to pick them up. They had us look the papers over and be sure we understood and were satisfied with the info supplied to us.

The property was part of an estate sale and a real estate transaction  depended on the removal of the oil tank with the accompanying permits and proper certification. We highly recommend this company for oil tank removal and due to the quality of their work i am sure they are as competent at all their jobs. We will certainly use them again, but hopefully no more hidden oil tanks.

thank you very much...

We just had a big job completed by Pacific Group Developments. They installed new perimeter drains around our house, removed a buried oil tank, remediated contaminated soil, replaced water line, sewer lateral and storm lateral, going out from the house to the property line, and replaced sidewalks and driveway with new concrete. Kelsey encouraged us to watch each step of the project; kept us updated daily on what they were doing, and at the end of the day he would let us know what they would be doing the next day. We have never seen such a great group of construction workers. Kelsey, Craig, Preston, Geoff and Mike were such hard workers, always pleasant and only stopping for the occasional short break. Their main focus was getting the best job done for us as quickly as possible. They were all so courteous and a pleasure to have around. We can't say enough positive things about this group of workers and the excellent job that they did. We would not hesitate to highly recommend them to anyone requiring any of their many services. You won't be let down! Thank you all.

To be honest, I wish I'd never met Kelsey and Pacific Group Developments inc, but a road accident on the neighbouring street which caused a major break in our water supply meant we did. This situation caused our business to close due to major flooding and then no water during the repairs, therefore the time it took to repair was of the essence. Kelsey and his team worked quickly and cleanly (important for a public location) Kelsey was diligent in working with the authorities and insurance company, furthermore he kept me up to speed with his twice daily call. The job was done well!

As I said I wish I'd not met Pacific Group Developments inc, but given the major problem our company faced, I'm glad I did!

The Rev'd. Ian Powell
Managing Director Paul's Restaurants Ltd & General Manager, Inn at Laurel Point.

Stay Different...

The Pacific Group Developments team were very professional and timely when it came to removal of a below ground oil tank and soil contamination in my back yard. They were literally at my door within an hour of me contacting them when they heard that I was in the process of selling my house and had discovered a buried oil tank that needed removal. One of their competitors did not even return my phone call until 3 days after Pacific Group Developments had already started the process. Kelsey kept me informed as to how the process worked as the necessary government paperwork was filed through the necessary agencies. Kelsey and his crew expedited this so that from start to finish it was little over a week. I would whole-heartedly recommend Pacific Group Developments for any of your needs.

Kelsey and the Pacific Group crew were hired to help with our new cob built house in Sooke BC with many experimental features focused on earth friendly building concepts, high inefficiencies and solar / geo thermal components. They did our perimeter drainage system and filled our house foundation with 34 truck loads of road base for our solar / geo thermal heating system and back filled and graded around the house. It was hot, grueling, back-breaking work. But they did it with laughter and smiles on their faces, and even worked the weekend to get it done. The work was professional, as per the inspector’s expectation, at the agreed price, and ahead of schedule. Kelsey is an honest, dedicated and an innovative contractor, who does the job right. He is a man of many talents with lots of thoughtful contributions.

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We have used Pacific Group Developments to participate in our "Eagle Project" to excavate, form and pour two architectural concrete bases for totem poles carved by "Carey Newman", a First Nations carver. Their quotes were competitive and the work was top notch. Most importantly, the team was friendly, respectful and professional. There’s nothing better than having peace of mind that the job, however hard it is, is a job well done.

I just wanted to send a big thank you for your service regarding the removal of my Dad's buried oil tank and contaminated soil which needed to be remediated. This was a very stressful time for me and I appreciate your understanding. You kept me informed at all times by phone and by email. Thanks for explaining all the jargon I didn't understand and thank you for trying to keep the cost down.

I was amazed when I saw the 'finished product'....the garden back to looking good, the carport immaculate and not a bit of soil anywhere. Thanks to you and your team - it made my stressful situation easier to bear... Thanks again.

I called Pacific Group Developments for a quote to “repair” the perimeter drains at my home. The reality turned into a total replacement. Kelsey walked me through the process in a detailed, patient and clearly understood manner. I was never hesitant to ask questions; therefore, I felt extremely confident starting this stressful project.

All went well until we encountered several feet of granite rock on one side of the house. The original drains stopped on one side of the rock and continued on the opposite side. Several days of tirelessly drilling and broken drill bits etc., Kelsey and his crew were able to remove the rock and complete the job. The crew at Pacific Group Developments were courteous, respectful and worked long arduous hours at my home.

I believe that a true testament of how satisfied you are with a company and the job they do is “would you call them again” and in my case; indeed I did. They just completed my new concrete sidewalk and a pad for the oil tank.

I would highly recommend Kelsey and the crew at Pacific Group Developments to anyone requiring their knowledge and expertise.

Thanks once again Kelsey!

The crew from Pacific Group Developments were contracted to land clearing and level some rough terrain (containing some large stumps) and to build forms and pour a large concrete pad for the future site of a storage building. To my surprise, within 2 days of agreeing on the project, work started. The crew showed up exactly when we agreed, worked hard and got the job done over a period of 4 days. The best aspect was that I was involved through constant consultation. Kelsey and crew offered several creative solutions to some of the layout problems that I had and made several improvements to my original plan. At all points I was consulted and improvements suggested with the result that the job was done to the highest standards with no shortcuts. I appreciated this as the job could have been technically completed with much lower quality. It is thanks to Kelsey that he wanted to do the best job possible to ensure customer satisfaction and to create work that the crew was proud of. Throughout, a friendly and polite crew. The site cleanup was excellent, allowing me to appreciate the completed job without having to do more work!

This is to recommend the work of Pacific Group Developments. They redid my driveway. They came when they said they would and got to work right away. They were very efficient in their work and finished a little quicker than they estimated. The quality of work was excellent. The next time I need similar work done I will call them first.

Just a word of thanks and appreciation for the great work you and your crew did at our home. It was a pleasure working with you and I can honestly say I have never met or worked with a contractor as fastidious and thoughtful as you were. Our meeting was somewhat by happenstance but proved a fortuitous encounter and I commend and will recommend your high quality work and honest dealings. The job site was challenging and required a methodical approach and attention to detail so as to minimize damage to surrounding landscaping and plant life. Given the depths of the trenching required I was delighted to learn of the results both during and after completion. The job was completed without interruption, on budget and the results were better than I had hoped. You and your crew were thoughtful, courteous and ethical throughout. The work was neat and thanks to the great care that was afforded, my landscaping remained intact.

Thanks for the great job Kelsey!

Kelsey we love the Cedar Deck that you built for us! The design is so unusual. You do Great work! We get compliments on your works each time we entertain. Thanks again for the Great Work. We highly recommend You for any job. Thanks

Thanks for the great job done on finishing the concrete floor!

I have had Pacific Group Developments replace the perimeter drains of my home. I can only praise Kelsey and his crew for their hard work and effort in completing the required job. Kelsey was great to deal with, he was easy to contact if required and took time to explain any problems he came across during the job. Upon completion of the work he made sure everything was reviewed and finished to my liking. I would not hesitate in recommending or using Pacific Group Developments again for any further work I might require around my home.

Thanks again Kelsey.

I called Pacific Group about a buried oil tank as I had their information on file at Century 21 Queenswood Realty Victoria BC where I am an agent. I figured if I was going to refer them to my clients then I should know what I am talking about. The job was a bit tricky removing a buried oil tank underneath 50 years of tree roots and trying to minimize any damage to the existing trees. My husband wanted to ignore the buried tank issue so we tried to do the job as quickly and quietly as possible to reduce the stress on him. Kelsey was understanding and co-operative in that aspect. The work was done super fast and the site was left very tidy. Luckily we had no surprises with a leaky tank and now we can sell the house knowing it is safe for the buyers. I would recommend the crew to anyone needing their expertise.

Kelsey and his team at Pacific Group Developments helped us with the problem of a wet basement. Kelsey did an extraordinary job of explaining how he planned on fixing the problem, detailing every step along the way. We had many, many questions which he answered clearly and patiently each time. As the work progressed Kelsey made sure that we saw and understood each step as it was being done. If I was at work while they were working, Kelsey called each night to make sure I knew exactly what had been done that day. The men were very careful and respectful of our home, making sure that walls were protected and everything was left as clean as before they started. Having the work done on our home was extremely stressful, but I have to say that Kelsey and his men gave us full confidence that the job was being done right. My husband asked Kelsey to do "the best job he could", Kelsey's response was that he "would do the best job that COULD be done!" You don't hear that too often. If any further work were ever needed on our home Pacific Group Developments would be the only people that I would call.

Thank you again Kelsey.

Kelsey and his crews, worked on numerous construction / renovations and upgrade projects for KFC and TacoBell restaurants over the years. I always found Kelsey to be very professional and often went out of his way to find us the best cost solutions for our very limited budgets. His work ethic combined with the quality of his workmanship instilled confidence in my management team.

I would highly recommend Kelsey on any size project as you will find him very fair, highly skilled and he will deliver and often exceed your expectations.

Pacific Group Developments has worked on numerous projects over the past 6 years for us. These projects have ranged from perimeter drains to framing and drywall work in four different houses. Kelsey has always kept our best interests as the focus of the job while guiding us through these steps. Kelsey and his crew are a very conciensious, polite and hard working group and are a pleasure to have on the job site.

I have found that even the sub trades Kelsey has recommended have always completed first class work. All of the work that Pacific Group has completed for us over the years has resulted in compliments from our friends and family and I whole heartedly recommend them for any job that needs to be done.

We had Kelsey and crew come in to our yard and remove stumps and debris and do some clearing. I had other contractors look at this job but Kelsey had such a positive "can do" attitude, I decided he is the contractor that I wanted to use. Not only did he do an awesome job in my yard, he was excellent at communicating and ensuring we were getting exactly what we wanted from him and his crew. They were super professional, worked very quickly and my yard now looks amazing. If I ever need more landscaping done I would not hesitate to hire Pacific Group Developments again.

I have worked with Kelsey and Pacific Group Developments in Victoria, Duncan and Lake Cowichan BC for over 20 years. During that time i have had many construction projects done by them. I have come to expect high quality workmanship, never trying to cut corners, reliability, honesty and crews which are respectful and courteous.

I feel very comfortable recommending Pacific Group Developments to anyone needing construction work, i'm sure you will get a great job.

We recently had a very successful renovation done by Pacific Group Developments. Through out the renovation Pacific Group Developments worked very closely with us to both help with the design and price out different options, we were given options to match our budgetary needs. This helped guarantee that our needs were met at all points of the renovation.

They kept us up to date with work status and continuous progress. When we had unexpected issues, we were notified right away and given alternatives as to how to resolve them.

On the whole it was a very positive experience and we would not hesitate to recomend Pacific Group Developments to any future or prospective clients.

Thank you

We were extremely pleased with the work we had done this year by Pacific Group Developments and Kelsey and his crew, and will continue to turn to them for future projects. They did an exceptionally high-quality job, with constant communication and status report updates every step of the way.

Kelsey's explanations were always clear and easy to follow, and he always wanted to show us exactly what was going on so we were in the loop, which was most helpful and appreciated. Kelsey's attention to detail is second to none. All aspects of our projects were taken care of professionally and efficiently, from coordinating inspections to creative and clever problem-solving as it arose.

Even when the weather took a nasty turn and we got the snow and sleet that is so uncommon in Victoria, Kelsey and crew kept on happily with the task at hand, continually digging to prep for our drain-tile replacement, new concrete sidewalks and structural renovations. This is probably the most hard-working and thorough team we have ever had the pleasure of working with, and we know from our experience that we can trust that any project is going to be done well and up to our very high standards.

When we checked references before hiring Pacific Group Developments, the common thing we were told was "you can be sure it will be done correctly, and done extremely well", and that is exactly what we got.

We would highly recommend Pacific Group Developments and Kelsey to anyone.

We would like to pass on our sincerest appreciation for the crew of Pacific Group Developments. Kelsey and his crew worked diligently to complete a job we hired him to do and do they did, right to our satisfaction. The job involved cutting through pavement, removing Tree Roots and debris while preparing the site for paving. It was discovered after excavating that there were two layers of pavement and the roots of the tree were much larger than first thought. With a trusting handshake, Kelsey kept his word and charged only the estimated cost. We also want to mention Preston’s relentless sweat and hard work in getting the job done.

Thank you sincerely

Just want to add my positive experience with Pacific Group Developments. They did extensive excavation for me on 3 different construction projects, including replacing perimeter drains, concrete driveway replacements and some miscellaneous excavations. Kelsey took great pains to ensure that I was satisfied with the job and gave good advice when unexpected situations occurred. He was conscious of costs and frequently adjusted his own priorities to facilitate the progress of my projects

I will definitely use Pacific Group for future projects.

We had Kelsey and his crew from Pacific Group replace our drains and pour concrete ground seal on our crawlspace floor on our 1959 Rancher after our crawlspace flooded the previous winter. Our drains were completely shot. Kelsey explained our options and we put in a double drain system to take both roof water and perimeter water away from our house to municipal pipes. Recently the watermain outside our yard broke. Several homes flooded. Our yard was wet, our house and crawlspace dry. Professionally, Kelsey and his crew are top notch, sincere, curteous, hard working and do what they agree to without skimping. We were very pleased and would not hesitate to recommend them and I can’t say that about a lot of people/companies we’ve used.

After interviewing several contractors to get quotes, we selected Pacific Group Developments for our construction project both because of their reputation and the quote we received was fair with no hidden extras. The job was done on budget and with excellent quality. They showed up every day until the job was complete with outstanding dedication.

Thank you

I was very impressed with the quality of landscaping work that the crew from Pacific Group Developments provided - they truly exceeded my expectations! I felt as though I received value for money on my project, they left the site looking better than when they arrived and they finished on time and on budget. I would highly recommend them based on my experience.

We just had Pacific Group Developments & crew working on our acreage, leveling the land & taking out lots of stumps. We are delighted with the results, they went above & beyond what anyone else would have done for us.

Kelsey keeps in touch with you & wants to make sure you are satisfied. They did a fantastic job & their work ethic is to be admired. The whole crew is polite, friendly & accommodating. We highly recommend Pacific Group Developments, they are the very best in the area. If you wish to confirm this with us, we would be happy to speak with you.