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About Us

The Tidman FamilyTidman Construction is a third generation family business, which proudly celebrated 60 years of excellence in 2008. The family was born out of the shipwright skills of long time Victoria resident, Roy Tidman. In 1948, Roy redirected his skills by establishing a residential construction company, Tidman Construction, and over a thirty year period earned a reputation as one of Victoria's most respected builders.

In the 1960's Tidman Construction expanded to include Roy's sons Ron and John, who were both completing their carpentry apprentices under the critical eye of their father. During the 1980's, the brothers formed a partnership, taking on the management of Tidman Construction as Roy approached retirement. Later, John's son Andrew joined the company, creating a third generation family business.

In the early years of the partnership, Ron and John focused their energies on building high quality custom homes. Shortly after, they diversified and formed J.R. Estates Inc., which develops, builds and manages commercial and industrial projects. In the mid 1990's, Vancouver Island Care Corporation (VICC) was created to build and operate independent living facilities for seniors.

Today, Tidman Construction leads the industry in award-winning custom homes and renovations. With generations of experience in outstanding construction and design, the company excels at building and renovating homes to accommodate a wide range of budgets and site conditions. Tidman Construction's attention to detail and quality craftsmanship have earned them the reputation as Vancouver Island's preferred choice for custom homes and renovations.

Recognition from ones' peers speaks volumes to one's success. Each year the Canadian Homebuilders Association (Vancouver Island) presents awards in a variety of categories with "project of the year" being the most coveted. To date, Tidman Construction has won this award four times - more than any other developer on Vancouver Island. They have also been won CARE awards in several categories, including Best Renovation $50,000-$100,000 and Best Single Family Residence categories. The Urban Development Institute, The Victoria Real Estate Board and the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC have also recognized the Tidmans for their commitment to excellence. They won the Georgie Award for outstanding customer service, competing against builders from across the province.

Tidman Construction continues to build upon their successes by upholding the highest standards of quality and exceeding customer expectations while staying at the forefront of industry trends.