About Us

We believe in the strength of our team, as our five key members combine for 120+ years of industry experience. We look forward to the opportunity to exceed your expectations on your next project.

Originally from Alberta, Bruce Muir founded Elmworth Construction in Grande Prairie, AB in 1979 and moved the company to beautiful Vancouver Island in 1981. His decades long career in construction and development has included general management, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience with numerous joint venture partners and large real estate developers. Bruce has a degree in site planning from UBC and possesses a unique blend of practical and academic skills and hands on experience. This combination makes him as comfortable at the boardroom table discussing objectives, budgets and plans as he is on site inspecting construction progress.

Our construction managers, Brian Stone and Mike Swanston, are both journeymen carpenters and bring their hands-on technical skills to job site management. Brian has been working in construction since 1995 and achieved his Journeyman Carpentry Ticket in 1999. He has been successfully self-employed in the field since that time and started working with Elmworth in 2008. Mike entered the trade in 2005 and became an Interprovincial Red Seal Carpenter in 2009. Both draw on extensive experience gained from apprenticeship through project management and have established valued relationships with quality craftsmen, subcontractors, and suppliers in the Cowichan Valley.

Our administrative team of Norma Berg and Tawna Wilson have career long experience in construction related positions through all facets of administration, including job-cost bookkeeping, estimating, documentation management, and on-going client liaison. They have also been responsible for ISO Certification, and various contract administration systems, warranty management and most importantly – sincere customer service.

Our team is ready to start your new project.
Contact us today: Phone: (250)748-6133 or Email: bruce@elmworth.com

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  • “I have worked as a project engineer for Bruce on a multitude of projects on south Vancouver Island, over the course of many years. Bruce has a keen sense of a project’s potential and it is his in-depth knowledge of municipal bylaws; his good rapport with municipal staff that guide project development; and understanding the local development climate, that have contributed to Bruce’s success. Bruce makes pragmatic decisions that always need to be made throughout the ever-changing dynamics of a project. On top of it all: he is a great guy to work with!”

    Harry Verstraaten, Eng.L., AScT, Manager, WSP, Municipal Infrastructure Victoria
  • “I wanted to write a letter that expressed how amazing it was working with Bruce Muir and the rest of the Elmworth team. I came to Bruce with a dream to build a one of a kind Integrative Health and Wellness Centre here in the Cowichan Valley. Not only did he help me achieve this dream, but it was done with such Professionalism and Craftsmanship that is hard to find nowadays. I can only humbly say, thank-you. You were there from start to finish, I now cherish the friendships we have made during this project and look forward to working together in the future.”

    Josh Crawford, Owner/Founder, Genoa Laser Therapy & Genoa Integrative Health And Wellness Centre
  • “Thank you, Elmworth Construction for building me the equestrian centre of my dreams. You built so much more than I could have ever imagined! I appreciated the collaborative approach that the Elmworth Construction team used to refine the plans as the project unfolded. I love walking into my barn every morning, seeing what we created! I would not hesitate to recommend Elmworth Construction to others and we will most certainly use Elmworth for all our future projects.”

    Maeve Drew
  • “When we planned to expand our storage facility here at Thermoproof, we worked with Mike Swanston and the rest of the Elmworth team. Even though they had to work around our busy production schedule, they were able to facilitate our plant expansion on time as promised and deliver a quality product. We will not hesitate to use Elmworth Construction for future projects. Thank you Elmworth.”

    Cam Drew, Managing Partner, Thermoproof Windows & Doors
  • “I would like to express my gratitude to Elmworth Construction and their crew for doing a great job on building our physiotherapy clinic. Elmworth built the shell and completed the tenant improvements in a timely matter, and went above and beyond to deal with some building inspection issues in order to get us up and running on our scheduled date. The crew was open to listening and changing ideas right up until the last minute. They are very professional, offer a great quality, and are easy to deal with. I will use Elmworth again in the future and I would recommend them to anyone building a home or commercial space.”

    Brendin Schievink, Start Line Health and Wellness Group