Working together for 20 years, Jacaline & Lance combine their many skills and life experiences to make your event, project, concept or dream come true.
Jacaline – Project Manager and Design Coach
I love Victoria!” says Jacaline. ““I love the character and opulence of Victoria – its houses, its gardens, its history, its people. I want to help people bring Victoria into their homes, large and small.”
Your home is your most important and personal space! Everyone has needs and atmosphere that no longer satisfy their lifestyles and life choices. This is when we can help create the perfect living area that enhances your current situation.
Experienced, proven professional with over 30 years experience in floral design, window treatments, flooring selection, renovation and home enhancement – this hardly sums up Jacaline. She has owned and operated successful business, including Melody Florist (Vancouver), ABC Paving Stones (Port Coquitlam) and Cliff Cottage Bed and Breakfast (Gabriola Island).
In addition to retail sales and project management, Jacaline has a host of special projects to her credit:
- Jayman Master Builder – Participated in color, furniture and decorating selections for Sales Centre and Show Homes.
- Planned and organized high profile community and theatre events including all display and floral products for Governor General’s Provincial visit and VTCC Tradeshows
- Designed window treatments and participated in color, furniture, appliances, plumbing and electrical fixtures, cabinetry, work surfaces and decorating selections for 3 Hospital Lottery Show Homes
- …and the list goes on …
Lance – Project Supervisor and Installer
Currently part of small team of professionals providing facility management services to Baptist Housing (Shannon Oaks), Lance’s “can-do” attitude quickly organizes tasks to best serve the residents. Originally an aircraft mechanic, he understands most electrical, mechanical and construction needs. Later the couple bought ABC Custom Paving Stones and Lance was the Site Manager / Foreman for all their projects.
Before coming to Victoria, Lance was the ‘chief cook and bottle washer’ for The Cliff Cottage Bed and Breakfast. Not only was he able to bring his vision to reality, he insisted upon ‘state-of-the-art’ services, adapted to Island Living. Guests could rent bikes or scooters on-site, which he fully serviced and maintained. In addition he provided the ‘manpower’ for projects including custom tiling and in-floor heating: fireplaces, flooring, bath surrounds, shower installation, and kitchen splashes. Exterior services included paving stone installation: patios, walkways, retaining walls, staircases, plus pool decks and surrounds.
Lance works closely with Jacaline on window treatments and does the final installation himself. They will design blinds and draperies to enhance and complement your room, with an emphasis on the best for your personal window needs.
Originally trained as an aircraft mechanic, Lance works to a very high professional standard with every project, large or small. A perfectionist, yes, so you can be sure that all installations and renovations will surpass your expectations. Take a look through the gallery for ideas!
Cliff Cottage Bed & Breakfast
The team designed and built their ‘dream house’ called Cliff Cottage on Gabriola Island, a B.C. Tourism Approved Accommodation. “This is the most amazing, well designed, functional home I have ever been in” (Guest at Cliff Cottage B&B/ Debra Hipkin).
Creative visualization optimized the 180 Degree views – the Northumberland Strait, Dodd Narrows, Mudge, Valdez and Vancouver Island were the back drop to every magnificent room and window. “This is the most beautiful location and accommodation I have ever had the pleasure to experience, every detail has been a foreseen and attended to.” (Andy & Betty, Burnaby BC)
Carved out of a natural bluff on the rugged West Coast, all services had to developed– blasting and large equipment excavation, all coordinated under the management of this team “It was a great pleasure working with these organized, professional and efficient site managers” (Mark Pounds Owner/ Manager Somerset Excavations.
State of the art treatment systems — water and disposal, in-floor heating systems, advanced lighting techniques, built in house sound systems — were all designed and mostly installed by this dynamic duo.
ABC Custom Paving Stones
As owners, managers of ABC Custom Paving stones Jacaline & Lance developed a successful business that serviced high-end homeowners, construction companies and CMHC Granville Island. One project elaborate and exciting project was the elegant, exclusive high-rise condo, The Kingswood at 14th & Fir in Vancouver.
20 years of adventuring their way around Europe, North America, The Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Canada, United Kingdom, Morocco, Turkey, and more — Jacaline & Lance have taken advantage of many opportunities to deepen their respect for and appreciation of architecture, history, art, landscaping, unique cultures and religions.
Music & Community Services
Jacaline & Lance are regular volunteers with many associations — Victoria Film Festival, Friends of Government House, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria Jazz Society, Victoria Ballet and the Victoria Symphony. In addition, Jacaline prides herself in being able to tour friends through some of the most unique shops and views in Victoria. Lance plays the fiddle regularly in Daniel Lapp’s Folkorchestra.
Prior to coming to Victoria they participated in the Vancouver Jazz festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, The Pursuit of Excellence Programs, Soroptimist International, Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce, Gabriola Players Theatre group, to mention just a few. These experiences combined with many other life pursuits and involvements contribute to the enthusiasm this team brings wherever their talents are required.