KELOWNA – Jim Kitchin is always pleased to see clients smile after Chriscan Construction has completed a project.
Dental offices, as well as medical and professional office space and buildings have been the focus of Chriscan, and Kitchin states the company has now built well over 50 dental clinics throughout the Okanagan since the company started 28 years ago.
“Our experience has allowed us to hone our skill set and knowledge to efficiently build these projects,” says Kitchin, the company owner and President. “Dental offices, specifically, are more complicated to build, so once we had successfully completed a few of them, we were able to develop a favorable reputation throughout the dental and medical communities.”
Chriscan focuses on its commercial division, completing numerous tenant improvements for various businesses throughout the interior. They also build high-end residential homes, with two currently under construction.
Len Suchocki started Chriscan as a family business in 1992, and Kitchin joined the company in 2004 as an apprentice carpenter.
“Len mentored me for years, guiding me through the specifics of running the business,” he notes, adding that he became part of the ownership six years ago and completed a succession plan to take over the business on January 1, 2020.
The company is well known for its quality work and attention to detail.
“What really keeps us relevant in the market is our reputation for attention to detail and the elevated level of service we provide,” he states. “We walk our customers through the entire construction process from start to finish.”
Kitchin is particularly proud of one of their latest projects in Vernon, the 11,000 square foot Siwoski Dental building on Anderson Way that features a 5,000 square foot dental office on the upper floor and leased office space on the main floor.
He credits the experience and diligence of the Chriscan team.
“Our experienced team members and the processes we have implemented really make the difference,” he says. “We have exceptional people working for Chriscan and processes in place for every step that really streamlines the development of the project. The execution of each project is tracked and monitored, so we always have a clear understanding of where each project is from a financial perspective to the daily construction schedule. ”