Additional Business Genres: Tree Service, Forestry
Alligator Creek Falling Ltd. is a Sooke-owned and operated tree service; fully licensed, certified, and insured with a chipper, chip truck, and bucket truck.
- Contract Falling / Lot Clearing
- Certified Danger Tree Falling and Danger Tree Assessing for BC Wildfire
- Complete Residential Tree Care / Forest Management
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. is an aggregate and ready-mix company whose primary purpose is to provide a high quality of life by maximizing long-term profits.
We will be number one in our selected market area in product quality and customer service.
We will ensure that our employees, who are the major asset of the Company, are both challenged and satisfied.
We will act responsibly with respect to the environment and the community well-being.
We will do this while maintaining a commitment to ethical business behaviour.
Department of Mines gave us top marks for our reclamation project which was the first phase of the Keating X Road gravel pit, now known as Butler Crescent.
We have also won the Department of Mines Accident Free Safety Award.
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. has a longstanding tradition of providing a wide range of building materials to lower Vancouver Island. The company first began in the 1930s, engaging in logging and the sale of gravel and expanding into the manufacture and sale of ready-mixed concrete in the 1950s.
Today, the company serves its customers with ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products all over ther Capital Region and Vancouver Island. There are three gravel pit locations in Central Saanich, Sooke and Duncan, providing everything from fill material to specialized sand and rock products.
The company has ready-mixed concrete batch plants in Central Saanich, Sooke and Victoria and, with one of the largest fleets of ready-mix trucks on the island, can supply ready-mix to any size of job site.
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd., a recognized leader in the industry, continues to grow and meet the changing needs of its customers.
The Butler Brothers Family
A part of the rich heritage of the Saanich Peninsula and continuing to play a key role in the development of Vancouver Island Communities.
Although Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. was incorporated in 1954, the Butler family has been a part of the History of the Saanich Peninsula since Captain George Stephen Butler began farming there in 1868.
The 'Butler Brothers' of the company name were Claude, Wally, Tom and Eric, all grandchildren of the Captain. Claude Butler, who was president of the company for quite a few years, passed away in 1986. Wally, the second brother, passed away in 1992. The company is now under the leadership of the Captain's great-grandson, Brian Butler.
The brothers were doing business of the island before the Second World War, when they were engaged in logging and the sale of gravel. In the late 1940s they built a small store to handle the sale of a limited selection of building materials. Following this, in the early 1950s, they became involved in the manufacture and sale of ready-mix concrete.
Today, Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. has three gravel pits in operation - Keating Cross Road, Sooke and Duncan - and sells ready-mix concrete from Keating Cross Road, Bay Street in Victoria and Sooke.
Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd. continues to grow to meet the needs of Island consumers and to carry on the tradition of quality, integrity and service to Vancouver Island communities.
Earth and Garden Landscaping serves Southern Vancouver Island from Sooke to Port Renfrew, Metchosin, Langford, Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula up to Sidney.
Owner Stephen Hindrichs spent his early years living on a farm, which led to agricultural college and work on various farms across the country. Following a career in aviation as a pilot, he now enjoys working outside and helping transform and maintain properties without the use of chemicals. He has also studied Permaculture which uses Care of the Earth and Observation of Nature as some of its principles to create environments that work with and for the people living there.
Among Earth and Garden's specialty services include garden installations, mowing and brush cutting, pasture and field mowing, wood chipping of small trees and brush, clearing and levelling and material application.
Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, our technical qualifications represent the best in the industy for road bulding tunnel drilling, underwater blasting, earthquake anchor holes, subdivsions and quarries.
We have a team of over 25 qualified drilling and blasting professionals.
With safety our main priority we are all certified with WCB and Mines Branch Blasting Tickets, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Level One First-Aid. We have regular safety meets and hearing checks.
Reliability, high safety standards, quality work and competitive pricing has established our reputation.
Our techical qualifications represent the best in the industy for road building, subdivisions, underwater blasting, earthquake anchor holes, pole holes and quarries.
Our team operation has developed a reputation to be the leaders in precision blasting in residential areas as well as controlled blasting on the logging grade. We have the ability to blast 30,000 cubic metres of rock in one large shot.
We can drill as small as 1 1/4" diametre holes for small jobs where vibration is a concern, and up to 5" diametre holes for large open blasts in quarries.
Other services include:
- anchors, grouting
- pre-shear blasting
- controlled wall blasting
- directional drilling
- shote crete
- pre-blast surveys of neighbouring structures
- seismic monitoring of blasts
- safely scaling of rock faces
To make our operations run smoothly we have in-house equipment moves, 5500 lb. rubber tire blast mats, 2-way radio communication in all vehicles and remote blasting machines.
We maintain the newest technology and highest quality of rock drilling and blasting equipment available in the industry, enabling quick and efficient rock drilling.
Our inventory of equipment consists of over 11 drills from the premium quality Tamrock line. All are equipped with state-of-the-art dust collectors. We have all the equipment necessary to drill holes from 1 1/4" to 6" in diametre.
Regular Maintenance, reliable parts and up to date technology ensure our equipment runs at peak performance at all times.