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Local home builder wins BC’s Best Green Builder of the Year

GNB Builders Inc, Ladysmith Built Green Builder recently was awarded BC’s Built Green Builder and/or R2000 Builder of the year during the 3rd Annual Built Green & R2000 Awards.
The application process for this award was thorough, focusing on all the Built Green homes built from September 1, 2010 to March 31, 2012 and GNB Builders’ commitment to educating and promoting the process of Built Green to consumers, employees and suppliers.
Owner, Greg Bianchini has been a certified Built Green Builder since 2008 with all homes built since being certified Platinum or Gold Built Green. Bianchini is honoured and motivated more than ever to continue building better homes and providing clients with choices to improve their homes’ performance and their overall comfort.
GNB Builders is expanding into rainwater collection as water management is becoming increasing crucial in many island areas. Building green does not mean more money it means making better choices.
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Greg Bianchini of GNB Home Builders wins BC’s Best Green Builder of the Year

Xperience Spa
Jasanna Real is a Master Hair stylist, Certified Esthetician/Spa therapist and a permanent makeup artist. With 25 years of eperience, Jasanna offers Hawaii trained Lomi-Lomi massage three hour treatment and many other massage techniques. All products are certified organic and sulfate free. She believes in customer service and educating her clients in how to keep their hair and skin in the best condition. “It’s big city style in a small town, head to toe all in one place.” Xperience Spa and Salon, xperiencespasalon [at] gmail [dot] com 250-802-6456

Jasanna Real of Xperience Spa/Salon

Jasanna Real of Xperience Spa/Salon


Tracks Outdoor Adventures Inc is locally owned and operated by Paula Plecas (Sandland) since 2002. Tracks offers sustainable sightseeing day tours on Vancouver Island: Wine, Nature, History/Heritage, Custom and Private Tours for groups of four to 400! Their focus on the local clientele is most rewarding for Paula, hearing “I didn’t know this was here!” or “Wow, the Island makes some amazing wine!” as more people are discovering what is in there own back yard! All tours are including transportation, guided tour, venue fees, picnic lunches, etc. We have also started to offer shuttle services. walken [at] shaw [dot] ca 250-754-8732.

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Paula Plecas of Tracks Outdoor Adventure


NOVA Integrated Pest Management Ltd does both remedial and pest prevention using the least toxic products available. “Our specialty is pest prevention during construction or renovation – specifically insects and mould. We can prevent insect infestation for many years using products that are as toxic as regular table salt,” says owner Rossano Pasquotti who started working in the pest control business over 18 years ago as an added service to his insulation company. “We can also control the formation of construction moulds during the vulnerable time a home is built during our rainy season. He adds “In addition, we also have powerful dehumidification equipment that can bring a saturated structure into ambient moisture equilibrium in a matter of days rather then months.” In 2005 the Federal Government began restricting many pesticides that were once available in Canada. This change in legislation enabled him to focus full time on the pest control aspect of his business. rossano [at] shaw [dot] ca 250-245-9376.

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Rossano Pasquotti, Nova Integrated Pest Control

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Marina is Editor of TAKE 5 Magazine.