As the design of our home and guest cottage on Kootenay Lake took shape, three things became apparent: First, the way in which these structures were set into the landscape was going to make the roofs a signature feature of the design. Second, because we wanted the roofing to last for the entire life of the house and cottage, copper was the natural choice of material. And third, as we researched to identify the most qualified company to install our roofs, there was one company who reputation for excellence stood head and shoulders above the rest: Ace Copper.
After we had hired Ace for their excellent reputation, something else wonderful happened. We discovered a friendship. It’s unusual on construction projects to form close bonds with sub-trades. The genuine interest that everyone in the Ace organization took not just in our project, but in who we (as the owners) were as people, offered an opportunity for direct personal connection that would be refreshing in any working relationship, but especially where the work is so intimately connected to the life, comfort and function of a home.
The genuine interest that Ace takes in their work as an extension of their tradecraft is exceptional. It’s reflected in their attention to detail, their job site efficiency, and quality of their customer service. There is artistry not just functionality in what they produce. Now, every time we walk the pathway from our carport to our house, we get to look out over a large, curved expanse of ribbed copper roofing that seems to float out over the lake. Like the memories we have of the company that installed it, it’s developing a lovely patina.
Copper is an expensive, if lasting, proposition. It you’ve decided to make this investment in your own building project, you owe it to yourself to hire the most knowledgeable and talented tradespeople to install it. If its not already plainly obvious, we can’t recommend Ace Copper highly enough. Great company, great people, great end results.
RHEINKINK American In. (RZA) has a long standing relationship with Ace Copper Specialists (ACS) and its owner Paul Dore. We have worked on many projects with ACS and have found their craftsmanship to be of excellent quality. This is evidenced in their numerous projects that they can provide as references. RZA values the collaborative working relationship that we have with Ace Copper Specialists.
For nearly 20 years, Lamoureux Architect Incorporated and Ace Copper have come together to create superior quality custom homes throughout Greater Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Paul Dore and his team at Ace Copper always do an impeccable job, using premium materials and providing efficient and reliable service. Copper, zinc, and painted metals add a special quality to many of our designs, and Ace Copper is a trusted collaborator that we look forward to working with well into the future.
OpenSpace houses are not simple, they are not something you can just throw anyone at, we need artist and craftsman like yourself to realize the vision. I do not know of another company in your line of work that has this same passion for the final product, and innovative approach to its delivery. Your pricing vs quality is un-real. Your product is incredible, yet your prices are still very competitive with other less qualified roof installers. We will recommend Ace on every job we can. You can bank on that.