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Island Build Contracting, your general contractor in Nanaimo and Vancouver Island 

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Island Build Contracting Ltd. is a Nanaimo based full-service general contractor that  provides complete building solutions for new builds, renovations and upgrades. We have been building and renovating commercial units, office spaces, retail stores, home basement suites, decks, and more, in and around Nanaimo and Vancouver Island. 

Island Build Contracting has the ability to pursue many areas of commercial and residential construction.

Island Build Contracting adapts to meet your ambitions! Regardless of the scope of your renovation work, as a general contractor we are able to provide you with various construction specialists and manage the coordination of their work.


As a general contractor we work closely with our clients, engineers, trades, and suppliers to assure the highest quality service. This collaborative approach enables us to deliver projects exceeding expectations without compromising value or cost. We deliver personalized attention to service and detail, ensuring client satisfaction.

To build or renovate your business, rearrange your premises, we are at your disposition to personalize your needs. We travel all around Nanaimo and the Island to fulfil the needs of your construction project. Give us a call! 

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Why choose Island Build Contracting Ltd. general contractor in Nanaimo ?

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As your general contractor we take care of the management

At Island Build Contracting Ltd, we have people with the experience and expertise to manage all facets of a construction project from start to finish. We are a fully licensed and insured general contractor in Nanaimo.

We value all our clients and look to be their advocate. We do everything in our power to get our clients the highest-quality materials, the finest work, and the best pricing. We take all aspects of construction management very seriously and strive to complete projects promptly, and within budget.

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As your general contractor we find solutions

Regardless of the size of your project, we help you to find innovative construction solutions tailored to your unique needs and preferences.


We take care of all your requirements and we stand by you from planning throughout construction and occupancy. Our aim is to complete your construction project within time and budget without causing you any inconvenience.

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As your general contractor we focus on you

Our focus is you, the client. We keep your informed and involved every step of the way. At Island Build Contracting Ltd, we are firm believers that every client should be able to cherish a completed project with their requirements exceeded.  To ensure this, we integrate owners into all the stages of the construction process. We follow a strict and well-organized construction process that enables greater coordination and collaboration between everyone involved in your project. 

For us, every new project is an opportunity to make a difference. We care deeply about the success of projects and satisfaction of our clients.

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As your general contractor we generate a win-win solution

We generate a win-win solution by improving every building’s overall functionality and saving money for our clients long-term.  We evaluate the progress of construction regularly and look to ensure the process works as planned.


We provide architects and owners with details to ensure that the project is completed on schedule and within budget while meeting all design objectives and construction requirements.

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As your general contractor, this our philosophy

Our philosophy is that all good and long-term business relationships are based on trust, honesty, and respect. As such, we look to deliver outcomes that exceed expectations through honesty, knowledge, creativity, and a focus on quality and sustainability.


We assume responsibility for your entire construction project,  and  are here to make your life easier!

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Tilman Hilgemann is the founder and owner of Island Build Contracting Ltd.


Born and raised in Germany, from an early age Tilman worked with tools and was trained by his dad, a German certified carpenter.

Tilman successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering. His solid educational foundation provides him with strong mechanical knowledge and problem-solving competencies.

Tilman has construction experience in over 5 countries around the globe: 

Canada, Germany, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand. During this time he developed his craftsmanship skills with hands-on experience. Through this background, he gained strong building knowledge in various fields in residential and commercial construction.


Known for his dedication and efficient work methods in every project he accomplishes, Tilman always strives to safely complete quality projects on schedule and on budget.

"Tilman and his team take pride in the work they do"

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