Maple Ridge | Whistler

Maple Ridge | Whistler

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West Coast Dream Homes

The West Coast Dream Homes History

WCDH may have been officially incorporated in 2007, but for some years prior to its inception, Rick and Camilla were a team that successfully completed many renovations and full-builds. 

Camilla joined Rick part-time in 1999, and after WCDH’s incorporation, she moved to full-time. 

The current WCDH team has over 100 years of combined experience, and we enjoy renovations equally as much as custom builds. Both give different, intriguing challenges.

No two jobs are ever the same—every time you step on a site, you learn something new.

Meet The Minds Behind The Designs

Camilla Brown - Designer

Camilla specializes in interior and exterior designs for both renovations and full custom homes.

She is keenly attuned to all of her clients, which means your unique home design is exactly what you’ve been dreaming of. 

Camilla is inspired by the balance between dreams, reality, and (of course) functionality.

She’s excellent at making someone’s dream home fit into their budget. The sheer originality of custom homes is what keeps her designing.

Rick Schmohl - Builder

Before WCDH was established, Rick worked with his father on renovations. He started in 1982, and mainly worked on exterior renos. After a few years, Rick struck out on his own and began full-scale renovations, which his father eventually took part in.

In 1995, Rick built his first custom home in Mission. Soon after it was complete, Rick received his builder’s license.

His renovation experience has proven to be an invaluable asset to him as a custom home builder. When one works on a renovation project, nothing is what it seems. When you open a wall, things come out of the woodwork. You have to make things work on the fly rather than follow a strict plan. Renovations require troubleshooting and impeccable innovation. What will work best for this exact structure?

That kind of question is what gives Rick such an edge with custom building. He’s able to make confident, structurally-sound and design-relevant decisions.

Michelle - Designer

Another incredible mind that puts her all into your design.

She works alongside Camilla to create a budget around your home, from building and hiring contractors to planning materials.

Ella - Architect

Our insanely talented architect, who’s in charge of creating the constructional blueprint for your design.

A Note About Our Contractor Relationships

The contractors we have on our team are trustworthy, quality workers who produce quality.

We don’t work with fly by night, cheap contractors because that would derail any chance of building you your dream.

For example, we’ve been partnered with our cabinet and flooring contractors for 20+ years. Our team is a well-oiled machine, with every piece clicked into the perfect place.

The 4 Advantages Of

Teaming Up With Us

Fair, Transparent Cost

Our costs don’t fluctuate with the market. We have stellar relationships with contractors and wholesalers, which means you get incredible pricing on your dream home no matter how chaotic the housing market is.

Support From Day 1

Our designer and project manager are 100% involved with your project from beginning to end (from the on-site consultation to material purchasing, until your final walk through).

Each Design Is Unique

During the first few conversations about your dream home, you’re going to mention small details you may not even notice you’re saying. We always notice. Perhaps you say something about the window height in the office, or you casually bring up how nice it is when a kitchen has soft-close drawers.

Plus, there’s going to be things you might not even THINK about talking about. Don’t worry, we know all of the questions we need to ask you. Again, we want your custom home to be the physical embodiment of your dream.

We Help You Find Land That’s Perfect For Your Dream Build

You have the perfect home in mind but you don’t have the place to do it. Call us, and we’ll work to unearth a hidden gem that’s not on MLS.

Here’s 1 Extra Benefit You Get When You Buy Land With Our Help

Normally when you buy property, you pay an extra 2% in taxes after every $200k. Plus, when you work with a realtor, you also have to keep in mind their commission. 

Both of those extra fees are waived when you purchase land with our help.

Custom Home Build

This is the big deal. We work with you from (literally) the ground up. Design, material selection, build, the whole shindig is a part of this service.

Large Renovation

You love your home..for the most part. There’s just a need for a whole new exterior, or perhaps you want an addition somewhere. We can also redo an entire floor to whatever you want.


Heather Elliott
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West Coast Dream Homes made our dream home a reality. We undertook a complete interior renovation with an extension.

The project was complex, well planned and well executed. We had complete confidence in their ability to delivery on our high expectations. Any unforseen complication was handled with skill and professionalism. Their experience and dedication to perfection resulted in amazing results.

The transformation was beyond any expectations,. The team of trades worked with synergy and high quality performance on every stage of the project. The vast project was completed under our expected timing of one year.

The cost was maintained within our budget, we were given many options of various quality of finish materials with design support and recommendations. We give the highest recommendation possible to West Coast Dream Homes.

Thank you for creating our dream home!!!

Garett & Nicole MacDonald
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We worked with Westcoast Dream Homes to build our family's dream home. It was a fantastic experience working with Camilla and Rick from start to finish.

Not only is the final product beautiful and the highest quality construction, but the process was enjoyable. RIck's team and trades were professional and diligent on site, and Camilla guided us through the design and building process.

What can be an overwhelming and stressful experience, was an awesome journey for our family. Camilla's design skills guided us, and encouraged us to try new things, but our home very much feels like and fits our family.

I would not hesitate to recommend Westcoast Dream Homes and already have to friends and family!! On budget and ahead of schedule!
Tammy Sonne
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Seems time is always so limited in this busy world however writing a review of West Coast Dream Homes is most definitely worthy.

If I could rate this company higher than 10/10 I would. If 5 stars are the max, I would find more stars.

As a local real estate agent (who has toured thousands of houses over the years) and a home owner of many houses over 35+ years, I can with confidence give a FIRST CLASS rating to West Coast Dream Homes.

Both Rick and Camilla are brilliant, honest and well ahead of the trends. If you’re looking for a company with integrity, this is it.

Whatever you can dream, they can build. If you’re looking for a first class home but wanting to pay tree-house prices, go elsewhere and get what you pay for.

My husband and I purchased a West Coast Dream home and couldn’t be happier. EXCELLENT builder.

Chris and Lee Ann Miller
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Rick and Camilla of West Coast Dream Homes built our custom house in Silver Valley - Maple Ridge in 2014 and we are absolutely thrilled with the quality and service provided.

They thought of things we hadn't even considered and produced an outstanding product that we are so proud to call home.

With Camilla's touch the design aspects of the home are amazing - the lighting she chose is unbelievable and one of the first things every guest in our home notices.

Highly recommend WCDH for your custom built home, you will be surprised just how easy they make the process and how well they work with you for a finished product that will continue to amaze you.