At Townline we celebrate each day according to one simple, down-to-earth philosophy: we don’t just build homes, we create great places for real people to live, work, and play.
The Townline story began in 1981 when Rick Ilich fulfilled a personal dream and built his first custom single-family home in Richmond where he had been born and raised. It was a leap of faith to leave the security of a promising career with Block Bros, but somewhere between overseeing every aspect of construction — from the foundation pour to siding and cabinetry installation — Rick realized his passion was working onsite not in an office. Another house soon followed, and word began to spread about the local builder who consistently exceeded quality and customer service expectations for his clients.
Since that day, Rick never looked back. Today, the Townline portfolio includes a rich diversity ranging from trend setting high-rises to heritage restorations, master planned communities to seniors’ residences and purpose-built rental apartments. We build homes for singles, couples, blended families, downsizers, and people with pets. True to our roots, we still have an entiredivision devoted to custom homes.
We also still believe we have a responsibility to listen — really listen — to what our homeowners want from their home. Lifestyles change. We understand this because our own families’ needs and wants have evolved over the three and a half decades Townline’s been in business.
It’s why we actively seek innovative, thoughtful solutions to contemporary living — innovations like sliding balcony screens to preserve privacy in high-density urban environments, onsite electric car charging stations, and Vancouver’s first automated residential vehicle parkades. We sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to.
We’ve grown a lot in 35 years, but at heart we remain a team committed to exceptional craftsmanship, open communication, and setting a great example through integrity and hard work. Our greatest joy is seeing the happiness that lights up the eyes of our homeowners when we hand them the keys to their new home. And to this day, Rick sometimes still can’t resist dropping by our project sites to ensure construction and finishing levels meet his demanding standards of superior quality.