maison d’etre

For the dedicated team at maison d’etre, home design extends past innovative designs, property value and marketability. Their renovations—led from initial design through to completed build by talented contractors and designers—are built to encourage individuality and grow alongside the homeowner’s needs. The outcome, as proven by a long list of accolades, is forward-thinking design that fits your space and your life.

Since their 1995 inception, maison d’etre has won the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association of BC Georgie Awards, the National SAM Awards and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) OVATION Awards, further illustrating their commitment to creating something spectacular. The maison d’etre team is led by Rob Capar, a Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC Registered Housing Professional, Registered Renovation Professional, and Home Renovation Planning instructor at Langara College. Capar whole-heartedly believes that everyone deserves great design. Based on this premise the savvy Vancouver company takes on projects that begin with a dream and brings them to life.


Canadian Homebuilders Association of BC

Gold Georgie Awards

2011 Residential Renovator of the Year
2011 Customer Choice Georgie Awards©
2011 Best Kitchen Renovation under $100,000
2010 Best Residential Renovation under $100,000
2007 Best Renovation

Finalist Georgie Awards

2016 Best Certified Whole House Renovation
2012 Best Condo Renovation
2012 Best Renovation
2012 Best Innovative Feature
2011 Best Residential Renovation $100,000-$299,999
2011 Best Condo Renovation x2
2010 Best Condo Renovation over $200,000
2010 Best Outdoor Living Space
2009 Best Residential Renovation $500,000-$749,999
2008 Best Residential Renovation
2007 Best Residential Renovation x2
2007 Best Renovation
2005 Best Kitchen Renovation x2
2004 Best Residential Renovation x2

Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association

Ovation Awards Winner

2014 Renovator of the Year
2014 Best Exterior
2014 Best Any Room
2011 Best Outdoor Living Space
2010 Best Renovation Under $100,000

Ovation Awards Finalist

2016 Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: Under $200,000
2014 Best Kitchen/Greatroom
2014 Best Speical Feature: New or Renovated
2014 Best Townhouse
2012 Best Kitchen Renovation $50,000-$99,999
2012 Best Condominium Renovation
2012 Best Bathroom Renovation $40,000 and Over
2012 RenoMark Renovator of the Year
2011 Best Renovation under $100,000
2010 Best Renovation $600,000-$799,999
2010 Best Heritage Renovation


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