Algra Bros. began when three brothers combined their skills and talents in a new vision of homebuilding for the Fraser Valley. Our reputation for excellence in home construction continues to grow with each new development and stunning private home project. Today, Algra Bros. is also a major player in area commercial development.

In residential construction, we strive to build sustainable homes and walkable communities. We bring this same commitment to commercial work, focusing on walkable and vibrant urban communities that connect business, entertainment and living. With the eye of a craftsman and the principles of new urbanism, we are building a better, more connected way of living.

Shantell Owens

Sales Manager

Tony Zhao

Draft Technician

Peter Algra

Design Manager & Partner

Jon Mackie

Site Supervisor

Lesley Nelson

Accounts Payable Manager

Jon Kinneman

Art Director/Marketing

Phil Algra

Controller & Partner

Chris Blatz

Design & Site Liaison

Henry Schurmann

Site Supervisor

Dave Algra

Sales and Development Manager & Partner

Allison McKenzie

Sales Associate

Matt Brown

Site Supervisor

Alanna Bridges

Gal Friday

Maryam Etezadi

Draft Technician

Restoration and revitalization of Chilliwack's historic downtown

District 1881’s locally owned breweries, restaurants, and shops, opened their doors in the fall of 2020 as Downtown Chilliwack begins a new era as the place to eat, shop, work, drink, and celebrate. In 2021, new restaurants, shops, residences, offices and parking are coming as the CHWK Building, Empress Apartments and Princess Avenue Parkade all open and construction begins on Phase IV. This is the New Era of Downtown Chilliwack. This is District 1881.

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Phase II of the award-winning Timberlane development of single-family homes on Sumas Mountain in East Abbotsford

Phase I of Timberlane is sold out. Phase II will be available for pre-sale in late summer 2021. Timberlane Phase II is located on the southern slope of Sumas Mountain in East Abbotsford; Timberlane’s contemporary styled custom homes overlook the Sumas Prairie with stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Baker. To register for news and updates about Phase II, please visit the Timberlane website.

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Award-winning townhomes in the heart of Garrison Crossing

Built in the heart of Chilliwack’s premier neighbourhood, Garrison Crossing, Brixton Station defines “walkable community.”  Located steps from the retail village and community rec centre and only a short walk to parks and trails, residents never have to drive once they’re home. Brixton Station is packed with amenities such as private underground parking, soundproof concrete common walls, covered patios, and fenced backyards. Each of Brixton Station’s phases has been honoured as a finalist for best multi-family home by the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC in 2016 and 2017.

Forty-six rowhomes in Abbotsford’s Midtown District

Aston Row’s two home designs capture the flavour of historic urban rowhomes with brick and timber exteriors, a unique colour palette, and homes that all front on the street. Located in Abbotsford’s fast growing Midtown district, Aston Row helped to re-energize a declining neighbourhood. The Canadian Home Builder’s Association of Fraser Valley awarded Aston Row “Best Multi-Family Townhouse Development of 2016.”

Award-winning homes inspired by New York’s classic Brownstones

Algra Bros Brownstones on the Boulevard are noted for their bold red brick, unique architectural facades and wrought iron detailing, reminiscent of townhomes in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Heights. Brownstones on the Boulevard won many awards, including the 2012 Georgie Award for Best Townhome in British Columbia and the 2013 SAM for Best Single Attached Home in Canada from the Canadian Home Builders Association.

Homes in Chilliwack’s New Urbanist neighbourhood Garrison Crossing

Algra Bros was one of the select builders of Canada Lands Corporation’s ambitious Garrison Crossing project, a re-use of the former Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack. Algra Bros designed and built a variety of homes in Garrison Crossing including master-on- the main bungalows, rowhouses, and custom single-family detached houses.

Custom built luxury homes overlooking Chilliwack’s scenic Vedder River

Algra Bros designed and built exquisite timber and stone custom homes in the Cultus Lake neighbourhood of Riverstone Heights. Riverstone Heights is perched on the foothills of Vedder Mountain with breathtaking views of the Fraser Valley.

Landmark commercial and retail building in Historic Downtown Abbotsford

Offering all of the charm and warmth of an older building, but, with all of the amenities of modern construction, the landmark Flatiron Building welcomes visitors to Historic Downtown Abbotsford. The exterior design, with its classic 19th century inspired storefront styling, offers a warm and welcoming entry for retailers. The fully modern interior spaces’ square, soundproof walls, level floors, digital climate controls, and elevator create an efficient environment for businesses of all kinds.

Innovative commercial and retail properties in Historic Downtown Abbotsford

Artisans and professionals seeking authentic, sustainable space to grow their businesses can now partner with a new and like-minded team of developers, the Abbotsford Downtown Real Estate Collection (DRC), to help build out their dream of a walkable, vibrant city center. Combining the experience and focused commitment of area developers Algra Bros and the Ferrario Investment Group, the DRC offers properties attuned to the promise of downtown Abbotsford—where a mix of businesses, cafes, and shops offer an urban experience that brings people together.

Below is the Algra Bros COVID-19 Safety Plan for the District 1881 (Chilliwack) construction site and the Timberlane construction site (Abbotsford. The COVID-19 Safety Plan was updated on April 23, 2021. Any questions regarding the COVID-19 Safety plan should referred to Sheila Janvier, Chilliwack Site Safety Officer sheila@algrabros.com or David Hall, Timberlane Site Safety Officer, davidh@algrabros.com.

Step 1: Risk Assessment:

  • We have involved trades, supervisors, and the joint health and safety committee (or worker health and safety representative, if applicable) in determining on site health risks.
  • We have identified specific areas where people gather, such as break rooms, work areas, and meeting rooms.
  • We have identified tasks and processes where workers are close to one another.
  • We have identified the tools, machinery, and equipment that workers share while working.
  • We have identified surfaces that people touch often, such as doorknobs, as well as electrical panels

Measures in place:

  • In collaboration with supervisors, safety officer, trades and office staff we have identified the following workplace risks concerning COVID-19:
    • Check In station, washrooms, site office, storage bins
    • Onsite machines: versa handler, manlifts, scissor lift
    • Shared tools: small compactor, cut off saw, hammer drill, scaffolding
    • Trades working in the same units
    • Common doorknobs, electrical panels

Step 2: Implement protocols to reduce the risks:

  • We have implemented measures to keep workers and others at least 2 metres apart, wherever possible.
  • Options include revising work schedules and reorganizing work tasks. 

Measures in place 

Elimination:

  • Limiting # of trades per workspace 
  • No general access to site office or storage bins
  • Porta potties are cleaned 3 times per week
  • Common doorknobs are sanitized daily
  • First aid room is disinfected daily

Administrative controls:

  • Site check in and orientation is done from outside site office 
  • Any shared tools or commonly touched areas are cleaned regularly
  • Site machine sanitization is part of the pre-trip inspection
  • PPE when social distancing isn’t achievable, masks are then required
  • Monitoring with trades to ensure compliance of guidelines
  • When workers are using the machinery, they are required to disinfect before use. This is part of the pre-trip inspection.

PPE

  • Ensure trades are aware of COVID-19 site requirements
  • Through site check in and orientation, site requirements are communicated to trades
  • Graphics (posters and signage) reinforce guidelines etc.

Step 3: Develop policies:

  • Anyone who has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 10 days must self-isolate at home. 
  • Anyone who has been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
  • Anyone directed by Public Health to self-isolate.
  • Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.
  • Visitors are limited in the workplace.
  • First aid attendants have been provided OFAA protocols for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • We have a working alone policy in place (if needed).
  • Sick workers should report to first aid, even with mild symptoms. 
  • Ask the worker to go straight home. [Consult the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool or call 811 for further guidance related to testing and self-isolation.] 
  • If the worker is severely ill (e.g., difficulty breathing, chest pain), call 911. 
  • Clean and disinfect any surfaces that the ill worker has come into contact with. 

Measures in place

  • Ensure trades are aware of COVID-19 site requirements
  • Monitoring of trades to ensure compliance with guidelines.

Step 4: Communication plan:

  • All workers have received the policies for staying home when sick.
  • We have posted signage at the workplace, including effective hygiene practices.
  • We have posted signage at the main entrance indicating who is restricted from entering the premises, including visitors and workers with symptoms
  • Supervisors have been trained on monitoring workers and the workplace to ensure policies and procedures are being followed. 

Measures in place:

  • Through site check in and orientations, site requirements are communicated to trades
  • Graphics (posters and signage) reinforce guidelines etc.

Step 5: Monitor your workplace and update your plans as necessary: 

  • We have a plan in place to monitor risks. We make changes to our policies and procedures as necessary. Workers know who to go to with health and safety concerns.
  • When resolving safety issues, we will involve joint health and safety committees or worker health and safety representatives (or, in smaller workplaces, other workers).