Alan MacMinn

Founder | Principal MACMINN CONTRACTING

You love your home. But you need a vision and a plan to bring its full potential to life. I’ve built my business around helping clients unlock the design puzzle to create homes that are fresh and workable. There’s nothing more rewarding than a good design coming together!

My fascination with transforming homes from outdated to extraordinary took root in my childhood. Growing up in Victoria, I lived all over the city: Oak Bay, Fernwood, Cordova Bay, Saanich, the Uplands, James Bay. All those areas have unique houses – from very modest to quite grand – and I was fortunate to live in a wide variety of them. From an early age, I took a keen interest in how these houses were designed and built.

I learned to appreciate the various architectural styles found throughout the city; from Samuel Maclure masterpieces, to James Bay cottages and humble sea-side bungalows. And everything in between!

Years later, after relocating to Toronto I started Redux Renovations, a design/build company which grew to service full house renovations, additions, and custom home builds. From conception to completion, my projects spanned every vernacular; including modern, traditional and a perfect blend of the two.

Redux enjoyed 17 successful years, during which two of our projects received “Home of the Week” awards by the Toronto Star and featured in the Homes section of the paper.

Eventually I came to miss the West Coast, and returned to Victoria in 2018 to rebrand my company as MACMINN CONTRACTING.

Our first project was a complete renovation/restoration of a 1911 heritage house in Fairfield near Ross Bay Cemetery, a project that was shortlisted for eight CARE Awards from the Victoria Residential Builders Association. Next, came a gut-reno of a 1965 West Coast post and beam in the Rockland area. And work will soon begin on a full renovation of a mid-century split level adjacent to Cedar Hill Golf course.

I was fortunate to grow up in Victoria, but equally fortunate to train and work in Toronto, one of the most diverse and competitive residential building markets in Canada. That wealth of experience laid the groundwork for the most exciting chapter of my career, to live and work back in my hometown.

With our vision, experience and team of skilled tradespeople, we can bring your home back to life in ways you never could have imagined.

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We work with you from beginning to end and ensure you’re kept informed and educated about your project every step of the way.