Custom Homes for Island Living

A quality home builder with a solid reputation

Berry Sintnicolaas and his wife Jenny are the principal owners of JBL Custom Homes.  John Neefs, an original partner of JBL announced his retirement in the summer of 2019.  Berry and Jenny are continuing the JBL tradition of building quality custom homes on Vancouver Island.  They take great pride in their work and they partner with you, their customer, first to understand and then to build your dream home. Call JBL today at: (250)-246-7115
Who we are

After buying out business partner John Neefs, Berry and Jenny Sintnicolaas are now the sole owners of JBL Custom Homes.

Founded about 45 years ago, JBL has been creating top-tier custom homes in the Cowichan Valley,including Duncan, Cobble Hill,Lake Cowichan, Mill Bay and
Maple Bay.Berry and his wife Jenny bought into the company in 2001 after one of the founders stepped aside. The partners ran the company together
until John’s recent retirement. As of August 2019, Berry and Jenny each own 50 per cent of the company.
Since taking over, Berry has been careful to maintain the attention to detail and quality of workmanship that has been the foundation for JBL’s sterling reputation.

Recently, the company has built a strong relationship with Pacific Homes, which offers completely customizable prefabricated home packages.

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Custom Homes

JBL Custom Homes has earned its reputation as the premier builder of quality custom homes in Cowichan Valley not only because of its construction expertise, but also because of the high-level of customer satisfaction experienced by its clients.


JBL will work with you, your ideas and your existing budget, to plan out and make the renovations you really want.


Remodeling a home is a big undertaking, but a well-planned home addition will pay for itself time and time again. Boost your home’s value and extend its square footage with an impactful home addition.

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02 Featured Projects

Here are some selections of homes we have built over the years.
If you have a specific style of home or a particular budget in mind, we have the means to deliver a wide range of product for you. Whether your hoping to build a rancher, lake view home or city home, we have the product.

03 Our Team

JBL consists of Jenny and Berry Sintnicolaas as well as an established team of carpenters who, together with access to our regular professional trades, take pride in the custom homes they build. Building your new home starts with a well crafted structure that has been carried out by a certified professional builder. The JBL team is dedicated to producing a product that is well constructed and one that demonstrates the quality they are known for.

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04 What Client Say About Us

  • "I interviewed 4 companies before choosing JBL to build my dream home. I got lucky.
    They are a great company, offering excellent work for fair prices.
    Their carpenters are craftsmen, who still take pride in their work and the result is I love my new home.
    If you would like to discuss this further, or see my new home, contact me at:
    Thank you JBL!"

    Clair Dragoman
    Saltair Oceanview Home Owner
  • "When I decided to retire and build my lake front dream home the one decision
    that was easy to make was who would be my builder. I had known and worked
    for Berry and the JBL team for a long time and had seen the quality work
    they had done. My experience as a customer was fantastic. My house project
    went very smoothly and stress free. I am very happy with my new home and
    would recommend JBL to build your next home."

    Dean Woods
    Lake Cowichan Home Owner
  • "Back in the early 1970's JBL built our first home. We were extremely happy with the quality of their work on this home, so it was an easy decision to choose them again to build our retirement home.
    We are even more pleased this time with the superior quality workmanship, innovative ideas and attention to detail in every step of the building process. We like to be involved in the decision making and the team at JBL were extremely cooperative with implementing the changes we requested and answered all our questions promptly.
    We highly recommend hiring JBL Custom Homes if you are considering building a new home."

    Greg and Marlyn Lincoln