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Schreyer Construction LTD.

Get to know us

Schreyer Construction LTD.

Schreyer Construction LTD. Is an award winning renovation contractor. We have over 25 years of experience in general contracting, custom building and project management for major and minor renovations and new custom homes. Every project is executed with love and care.

In 1995 Axel and Katarina Schreyer founded Schreyer Construction, using the company as a capsule to create positive change in the construction industry in the Sea to Sky Corridor (North Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton), British Columbia.

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Years of Experience in High-End Renovation and Home Building

Whistler homeowners have been relying on Schreyer Construction for more than 25 years for high-end renovations and new home building. Our professional business expertise extends to constructing new homes as well. Our Whistler and North Vancouver clients receive comprehensive services whether they are creating an addition to their home or planning a new construction. People and projects also benefit from our experience with managing renovations ranging from bathrooms and kitchens to full home renovations.

Axel Schreyer


CEO/Founder of Schreyer Construction

CEO/Founder of Schreyer Construction oversees all aspects of company operations. He has a wealth of experience with new construction, technical renovations, home maintenance, home design, mechanical systems, home systems, green building, Passive house building, Net zero building, carpentry, building permit application, variance application, and can determine appropriate property use/limitations.

Axel has been in the industry since 1980 starting with an apprenticeship as a timber framer in Germany. Moving to Canada in 1983 starting as a carpenter in Victoria BC. gaining experience in West coast framing as well as learning on Log building projects on Vancouver Island. Axel moved to Whistler in 1990 to pursue his love of skiing and the interesting construction projects Whistler had to offer.

Axel also worked for the Blackcomb mountain building department performing a plethora of projects on the mountain and gaining experience in maintaining and operating larger commercial operations and buildings. This eventually led him to found Schreyer Construction ltd in 1995. Over the years his interest in building more healthy and energy efficient buildings increased and led to joining built green canada, as well as becoming a NRcan licensee to be able to build Energystar and energuide rated homes. More recently the passion for healthy quality and energy efficient homes moved him to build Passive and net zero type homes. Axel has also been on the board of directors of the CHBA sea to sky from 2006 to 2011 as well as being the president for 1 year from 2010 to 2011.

Katarina Schreyer


Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Project Administrator

Currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Project Administrator for Schreyer Construction. Daughter of a structural engineer whose constant drawing and designs influenced her appreciation for organization, space and design. In 1995, Katarina began her working career in Whistler as a Project Administrator with a new and developing Whistler construction company.

Educated at the Economic University, Faculty of Trade in Slovakia, where she received her "Engineer of Trades" academic degree. Her Master Thesis "Design of Commercial Interiors" in 1991 was her first step into the world of interior design.

Since 1995 (25 years) she holds the position of CFO and Project Administrator with Schreyer Construction. 

Through her 25 years of exposure and work in the construction industry, she has gained an excellent understanding of the entire building process, from start to finish. Her passion is introducing clients to the Integrated Design Process (IDP) where a whole construction team plans and works together with the client to design a project in the most cost-effective way.

The more involved she became in the projects, the more her desire grew to improve and expand her skill set. In 2013 she received a Diploma in Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute in Vancouver. Clients from Asia, USA and Canada have benefited from her interior design concepts and consultations. Katarina specializes in creating or re-designing interior spaces from small to substantial renovations, and to new custom homes. When the opportunity arises she contributes to projects in this capacity.

Her work has garnered a number of awards: 2011 Georgie Award Finalist for Best Single Family Home and Best Kitchen, 2011 National SAM Award Finalist for New Custom Home, 2011 Highest Rated Built Green BC Home, 2013 Architectural Digest Finalist for Best Kitchen and 2013 Spark Finalist for Best Fireplace Design.

Katarina’s work can be seen in the Luxury Home Canada Magazine (2012), Whistler Magazine (2013), Westcoast Homes  and Design Magazine (2011) and BC Homes Magazine (2011).

Our Team

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Axel and Katarina explain

Over the years we noticed that many homes had issues affecting health, safety and the wellbeing of homeowners. Due to poor energy efficiency and building practices, many homes were also expensive to operate. In 1995, when Schreyer Construction was established, we set out to make positive changes in the construction industry. The positive changes embrace our project management, renovation projects and new home builds. We made positive changes by becoming members of professional organizations and certifying ourselves in the science and structure of energy efficiency. We are members of the Canadian Home Builders Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) Sea to Sky Chapter and registered with WCB. We are licensed as New Home Builders with BC Housing and provide new home warranties; we are members of Built Green Canada and a licensee for Energy Star and Energuide. We bring expertise and professionalism to our clients.

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We made positive changes by expanding our work in reducing the energy footprint of buildings. Given that homes exist for a long time and consistently consume energy, creating energy efficient buildings and living in them is a significant contribution to combating climate change. Energy efficient homes also provide a healthier and more comfortable living experience.

We also made positive changes by seriously addressing the multiple issues involved in renovations such as the quality and aging of materials or structures and invisible issues of previous construction. Under complex building circumstances Schreyer Construction shines. Axel’s knowledge and problem-solving capacity are unparalleled.

Schreyer Construction wants to change the quality of homes in the industry because everyone deserves better. As John Ruskin (1849) said: “ When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for”. When Schreyer Construction sets out to execute a project, we employ our knowledge of best building practices and building science (house-as-a-system) to achieve the best possible outcome.