Alair Homes Nanaimo Team Living Better Starts Here

Alair Homes serves the great communities in and around Nanaimo by providing high-quality custom built homes and historically appealing yet modern renovations. Our company takes pride in all our projects; from multi-million dollar estates to budget friendly starter homes in this beautiful area, all with the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service. Stu Hopewell heads up the Alair Homes team in Nanaimo. A hands on approach to providing the very best service and transparency in the building industry are two major factors for Alair’s success in Nanaimo and across North America.

Awards + Recognitions


Houzz Awards

Best of Houzz 2015-2018 – Design

We were selected for these awards based on our excellent project designs. View them in our Gallery!


2017 Avid Gold Award

Alair Homes Nanaimo is awarded the 2017 Avid Gold Award for highest customer ratings.


2017 Georgie Awards - Best Custom Home valued $500,000 - $899,999

Creekside New Home Construction

2017 Georgie Award winner for Best Custom Home valued $500,000 – $899,999. This 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath custom home has a great rustic in-the-woods feel, with spectacular timber frame beams, an a-frame open concept great room, and a focus on natural elements and materials throughout the home.Check this project out in the Gallery!




2016 Best Custom Home valued under $750,000 - Georgie Awards

Chateau Wolff New Home Construction

This two-story stone and timber beam entry home is a rustic take on west coast style and fits into the vineyard perfectly. Chateau Wolff was awarded 2016 Best Custom Home valued under $750,000. Check this project out in the Gallery!


2014 Feature Home - Homes & Living

Island View New Home Construction

The Island View residence was the Feature home in the 2012 issue of Homes & Living magazine. Check this project out in the Gallery!


2012 Feature Home - Homes & Living

Verde Del Mar New Home Construction

A beautiful waterfront home. The Verde Del Mar residence was the Feature home in the 2012 issue of Homes & Living magazine.


2009 Feature Home - Homes & Living

Dewar New Home Construction

This beautiful custom build was the feature home in the 2009 issue of Homes & Living magazine. With a west coast, modern design and high end finishes this home is truly one of a kind.



2010 Feature Home - Homes & Living

Arrowsmith New Home Construction

A beautiful hillside estate. The Arrowsmith residence was the Feature home in the 2010 issue of Homes & Living magazine. Check this project out in the Gallery!


2009 CHBA Silver CARE Awards - Best Bathroom over 250 sqft

Dewar New Home Construction

The master bathroom in the Dewar new home construction was awarded the CHBA Silver CARE Awards Best Bathroom over 250 sqft. This luxury space features a custom made open shower, double vanity and soaker tub.


2009 Best Single Family Home Over 3000 sqft - CHBA Silver CARE Awards

Dewar New Home Construction

This beautiful custom build was awarded the CHBA Silver CARE Awards in 2009, for Best Single Family Home Over 3000 sqft.

Meet Team Alair


Stu Hopewell

COO | Regional Partner

Stu Hopewell is a well-known and respected member of the Construction Community here on Vancouver Island. His company has grown and expanded drastically in the past few years due to hard work, dedication to his clients and a revolutionary construction system that the Alair clients are embracing. Stu also supports the other locations across Canada and the U.S. thru the Nanaimo-based Alair Homes Head Office. In the past Stu has found time to work… as a Board of Director with the Nanaimo Children’s Development Centre the Vancouver Island Construction Association the VI RaidersFootball Association and is an active member of the Canadian Homebuilder Association.

Daniel Benoit

Senior Project Manager

Daniel Benoit brings to Alair Homes over 27 years of award winning custom residential home building experience on Vancouver Islands West Coast. Working on site, hands on, from carpenter to foreman and contractor has given Daniel the knowledge and understanding of what a quality, well executed job means to his customers and his experience has given him the ability to get there. His focus on the details and clear communication helps his customers truly enjoy their home building experience and allows them to feel confident that their home has been built right by professional people that really care about what they are doing. Having designed and built projects for the past decade and winning two Georgie awards with past builds, his wealth of ideas, passion, knowledge of different styles and his ability to think outside of the traditional box all combine to make Daniel a true asset to your home build or renovation project.

Chiara Sulyok

Project Manager

Chiara grew up in Chatham, Ontario but moved to West Coast, British Columbia to finish off her education in both Victoria and Nanaimo. Chiara has a wide and varied education she has trained in Environmental Sciences, Horticulture and Carpentry. As reflected in her education Chiara has a passion for gardening and building, she will be found most weekends working on her current project around her house. Chiara and her husband love passing the skills they have onto their son and daughter, taking every opportunity to explore the world with them. Chiara enjoys many aspects of her job but what she finds most rewarding is with each project identifying the best tradespeople to suit each individual patron. As when you can find that special skill to transform the ideas on paper into a customer’s dream house there is a certain kind of magic in that.

Graeme Carleton

Project Manager

Born and bred in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Graeme left/escaped to attend Northumbria Uni, where he was able to watch his beloved Newcastle United, while also gaining a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Materials Science. He developed his eye for detail working as a Quality Control Engineer, before taking a career break to travel the world, during which he met his Canadian wife, and returned to the UK to develop his career and family. Since moving to Canada 8 years ago, Graeme has enjoyed being immersed in the local construction industry, is currently VP of the Oceanside Development & Construction Association, and is a proud alumni of the Leadership Vancouver Island community leadership program.

Jeff Daley

Project Manager

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Jeff arrived on the Island in 2016 searching for better weather and fantastic views. Jeff brings extensive Project Management experience to the team along with many years in Customer Service. Upon his arrival, Jeff volunteered and ultimately ended up working for Habitat for Humanity where he held the position of Site Coordinator working closely with trades, volunteers and homeowners. Jeff truly enjoys working in the construction industry and helping clients to make their renovation and custom home dreams a reality.

Tim Kroeker

Project Manager

Tim is a born and raised BC boy originating from Prince George, British Columbia. He completed his education attaining a BBA in Human Resources Management at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. As a true Canadian he takes great enjoyment in playing and coaching Hockey and Baseball, but you will also find him on the beach participating in a game of Volleyball. Tim spent some time building houses in Japan where he gained a true appreciation of the beauty in the aesthetics of wood and other natural materials. He has also traveled to Fiji, Norway, and Australia appreciating each for its natural surroundings and use of indigenous materials. Tim’s daily inspiration comes from meeting each of his new clients and learning their stories and dreams then turning that into the dream house. Tim feels that the more he knows about a client’s story the better he is at his job.

Alair Homes Nanaimo In The Community

Below are some recent articles about Alair in the Nanaimo community. To read all blog posts, click here.

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