Hillside Builders

Meet Our Builders

McKinley Beach is first and foremost a community. And as you become a part of this community, it’s important you build the home that’s right for you, that meets your needs, and compliments your lifestyle.

With this in mind, McKinley Beach offers the most experienced and proven builders the Okanagan has to offer. Each builder not only brings their own set of skills and style to every house they build, they’re also well known for consistent high-quality workmanship, and undeniable professionalism.

We invite you to take a look at the profiles below and select the builder that best suits your needs and style.

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3rd Generation Homes

For the past three generations, custom home-building has been in the family. 3rd Generation Homes is locally owned and operated in Kelowna, BC. Since the 1930’s, building has been a way of life for the family behind the business.

To 3rd Generation Homes, quality is of the utmost importance in the homes they build. Focussing on using local trades and suppliers, and operating as part of the community, the team takes enormous pride in their work, and want clients to be captivated by their new home when they see it for the first time.

The current stewards of 3rd Generation Homes are invested in their businesses’ future as they are located within the community that helped it flourish. Gerald and Cassidy are both products of their Kelowna upbringing, and both are proud of the personal touch this produces.

“When you build a life in the same community you work in, you go a little further to ensure every detail is taken care of.”



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AuthenTech Homes

Distinguishing themselves as a high-quality builder with a sterling reputation, AuthenTech have been building award-winning homes since 1991.

The unique natural environment of the Okanagan provides a great opportunity to merge quality building with the quality of life in the region. This has lead to AuthenTech Homes working on some of the most notable projects in the Okanagan, including high-end dream homes for local residents, and those looking to relocate. Regardless of the project, their commitment to quality holds strong.

AuthenTech Homes believes building your dream home should be a rewarding and exciting experience.

“Our commitment is to provide innovative quality custom homes reflective of individuality through honesty, integrity and professionalism.”



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Link Custom Homes

Link Custom Homes knows that life’s fondest memories are created around the home. A custom home is a commitment to your family and your way of life; building it should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Company owner Calvin Link works diligently with clients from start to finish, customizing the building process to suit their unique needs and vision. He collaborates every step of the way, and understands there is something incredible in seeing a client’s vision come to life.

Calvin takes pride in creating and developing quality homes, neighbourhoods, and communities. Having worked with various builders and developers, Calvin has hand-picked the most knowledgeable, talented, and respected architects, designers, and craftsmen to work with. Together, their dedication to building quality homes is the driving force behind helping clients and their families enjoy the extraordinary value and superior quality in their new home.

“Our goal is to make the building process enjoyable and stress free right from the planning stages, to the finishing details, to our exceptional service.”



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Rockwood Custom Homes

Rockwood Custom Homes is an award-winning boutique custom home builder that works closely with discerning clients to deliver unparalleled results through its fully integrated suite of design and build services. Beautifully designed and exceptionally built homes paired with sound fiscal management and superior customer care form the cornerstones of Rockwood’s story.

Founded in 2009 by Allison Grafton, Rockwood Custom Homes is built on a foundation of excellence and uncompromising standards. Growing up in lake country herself, Allison has a life-long love for the uniqueness and beauty of the area. Rockwood exclusively caters to both the Calgary and Okanagan markets, standing out amongst its competitors with an unprecedented commitment to quality, innovation in design and construction, as well as hard work and integrity.

In addition to individual custom homes, Rockwood specializes in exclusive luxury communities. Bringing multi-home projects of the highest quality and superior design to life, Rockwood creates beautiful, functional and highly desirable living experiences for its customers.

“It is a great privilege to build epic homes for our customers – bringing to life their personal style and vision through an unrivaled process of design and construction with our highly skilled team.”

Allison Grafton


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Rykon Construction

An award-winning builder, Rykon Construction has been planning, developing, and building custom homes and properties of distinction in British Columbia since 1984. Since its founding, Rykon has grown to be one of the largest custom home builders in the Okanagan Valley.

In the last 5 years alone, Rykon has built over 300 homes. Their detailed construction process is highlighted by their Home Steps program, clearly identifying the phases of construction, and how the build will unfold. Rykon aims to exceed expectations through every stage of a project, from contract to final inspection. Clear communication with clients helps them accomplish this, as does their commitment to relieving the stress home construction can create. All of this is in service to making sure you get to focus on creating —and enjoying — your custom-designed home.

Rykon Construction is the proud builder of exceptional lifestyle communities and some of the finest custom homes in the Okanagan real estate market. When it’s time to build your dream, consider Rykon Construction.

“We are very proud of the product we deliver and we know our clients will be thrilled with the quality of the homes we construct.”

Ryan Siemens


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Custom Home Design Standards
Waterfront and Hillside Community

McKinley Beach is a waterfront community based on a vision of harmony between the site’s natural beauty, the construction of lake view real estate, and a host of natural amenities.

To achieve this balance, McKinley Beach has created a framework of design standards and a design approval process for homeowners, builders, and landscape designers. We encourage the architectural character at McKinley Beach to focus on site/climate-appropriate expression while incorporating massing and architectural elements.


Key Design Elements:

  • Contemporary design and architecture
  • Harmonized design scheme to incorporate natural environment
  • Roof styles: low pitch, flat, inverse, and shed
  • 2 storey layouts
  • Indigenous landscaping
  • Low impact on trees and fauna
  • Preservation of view corridors
  • Restorative Landscaping of disturbed areas

Preservation of the Natural Landscape

The design standards aim to support McKinley Beach’s vision by encouraging home designs that are complementary to the landscape and natural features. Home designs and construction are required to be responsive to each lot characteristic and to preserve natural features, including established trees and fauna whenever reasonably possible.

View Corridors

McKinley Beach is a waterfront community with incredible vistas of Okanagan Lake. Therefore, optimization of potential view corridors through low-scale, horizontal building massing integrated into the landscape is paramount.


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