I arrived in Whistler in the fall of 1976 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University in Ontario. I took a “pause” from working in related fields to ski for a year however instead for the next 20 years I worked both at my skiing and building careers. When I left Whistler Mountain in 1997 I was the Manager and Director of the Ski School and a Level IV with the CSIA.

Over those same 20 years I worked on commercial and residential construction starting as a laborer in 1977.  Then for a number of different companies I worked as a carpenter, carpenter foreman, site superintendent for the construction of a large restaurant as well I designed and built homes. 

In 1997 I stopped working in the ski industry to concentrate full time on my building career.  Also that year I enrolled and graduated from the Home Inspector Training Program at BCIT and incorporated as Don Barr Consulting Ltd. I now hold a 1) AHI (accredited home inspector)designation.

Living in Whistler full time for the last 30 years I have watched and participated in its growth.  My wife and I raised our two sons here and we continue to take full advantage of all the outdoor activities Whistler has to offer. 

With my experience both living and building in this area I feel I am able to offer you important insights into your property purchase or development.


Don Barr  BSc. AHI

BPCPA licence # 47292