Testimonials

Why Choose Ocean Pacific Log Home Restoration?

  • Providing a honest assessment of the condition your home and buildings
  • Ensuring you have an easy, straightforward experience and making sure you are 100% satisfied
  • All of our equipment is state-of-the-art and efficient
  • Our quotes are all inclusive with no hidden costs
  • Our products are environmentally friendly
  • We stay up-to-date on the latest techniques
  • We are fully certified and insured
  • We have an excellent track record
  • We take great pride in our work and stand behind it
  • We are mobile so we can travel to almost any location in Canada

Don’t just take it from us. Here’s what our customers say.

I met Sal at The Log Home Show in Denver last winter. Over the course of several months, I spoke with ALL the log restoration specialists that work in the area. Sal was an absolute stand out! My wife and I could not be more happy with the results we got.

Bret Barger
Denver, CO

Ocean Pacific did a great job at bringing our weathered raw logs back to perfect condition to stain. They were able to keep the hand hewn look of the logs, which was a specific requirement, and did our custom Pioneer log package justice.

Tim Rice
Montana

Wow! Our house looks fantastic! Sal and his crew paid close attention to the condition of the logs of our home through the entire process. Sal helped us make wise decisions on colour and worked closely with us through the entire process. He took the time with us to make sure we understood the reasonings behind every step of the restoration process.

Laura
Oregon

Sal came highly recommended to us from our log home builder. We are a general contractor and did a lot of research into the methods used to prepare new logs for staining. I found that Sal was very passionate about the work he does and he explained the process thoroughly. He communicated with us many months before we were actually ready for them and he continually helps us with tips and techniques for finishing. The blasting that he did on our 9000+ sq.ft. build really brought out the character in the logs and will look amazing once finished. We definitely picked the right contractor and hope to have the chance to work with him again.

Chuck Foidart


I met Sal at The Log Home Show in Denver last winter. Over the course of several months, I spoke with ALL the log restoration specialists that work in the area. Sal was an absolute stand out! He seemed more knowledgeable than all of the other contractors combined. He did exactly what he said he’d do, did it in a timely manner and exceeded our expectations through every step of the process for the price we agreed to. My wife and I could not be more happy with the results we got. His crew was professional and very responsive to all of our questions throughout the entire process. Thanks Sal and team for a job well done!

Bret Barger
Denver, Colorado


Sal and his crew were very efficient, congenial, professional, and hardworking. They were very knowledgeable about their work. They kept us abreast of the process as it progressed, and answered our questions as they arose. They educated us about the entire process of log home maintenance as it relates to staining and care. They finished the project without delay, and tidied up our home and yard with care. Sal’s work ethic is commendable, as was that of his crew. We would heartily recommend the company.

Sheryl Metzgner
Horsefly Lake, BC


We have had Sal and his crew on many of our projects over the years. They always deliver on time and on budget. They go the extra mile to make sure the site is clean and care is taken not to damage the structure we are working on. We would highly recommend their services.

Taran Williams
TS Williams Construction Ltd.
Nanoose Bay, BC


Our log home had not been re-stained since in was built in 2011. We noticed the logs and cedar siding had turned black and were starting to show signs of molding. Unsure of what to do, we started to research companies that refurbished and restored log structures. Ocean Pacific Log Home Restorations came highly recommended, so we invited the owner Sal to have a look at our home. We were impressed with Sal’s honesty and professionalism from the start. He gave us an honest opinion and talked us through the process from start to finish. Sal and his team were very careful about taping and protecting the doors and windows as well as the inside walls from potential dust particles. We were also able to sample a number of different stains before deciding on a final color. We were very please with the final result. Our home looks better than ever and is now protected from the elements.

Thank you Sal.
Shea & James
Courtenay, BC


Sal and his crew are the first that come to mind for any of our Canadian clients looking to have their log home refinished. Whether its a new log home that needs to be stained for the first time or one that is in need of some TLC Sal takes the same amazing level of care and detail with either. Not only will Sal go the extra mile, but he is more then happy to answer any and all questions you have about refinishing or restoring your log home whether you utilize his services or not. Him and his crew also pride themselves in remaining up to date on the most current techniques of the trade. Speak with Sal on the phone for a few minutes and you will know that this guy lives and breaths refinishing and blasting, his knowledge on the matter is second to none!

Pioneer Log Homes Ltd.
Williams Lake, BC 


Saleem and his team were both efficient and professional, both in the workmanship and their willingness to share their knowledge of ways to restore a log home. His excitement to see the home and work in it was infectious and made us even more happy with our purchase. He has helped us with questions we have had over the past 4 years and always makes time for us!


Darryl Gottselig
Lake Ketapwa, Sask.

I feel very fortunate to find Sal’s business in order to sandblast and stain my thirteen years old log home. He and his small crew did a phenomenal job of restoring my log home. They worked very hard, and they were very professional in doing their jobs. I am extremely pleased with Sal’s work ethics and his knowledge in picking a proper stain for my yellow cedar log home. After they finished the job, my log home looked as it was brand new. I have no hesitation to recommend Sal and his crew to do the same for your home.

Aref Tabarsi
Campbell River, BC


My husband and I first gained knowledge of the glass blasting method in log home restoration when we met Saleem Khan of Pacific Log Home Restoration at the Vancouver Home show in February of 2016.

Saleem then visited our recreational property and provided us with an honest upfront assessment of the current condition of our log cabin. He paid particular attention to the detailed description of the pros and cons of the bead blasting process ensuring that we had all the necessary information to assist in our decision process on which type of application would best suit our needs. His quote was also competitive in price with other companies and methods of log restoration.

Shortly after sharing our choice to proceed with the services of Saleem’s company with fellow cabin unit owners Saleem received 4 additional requests from neighboring cabin owners for glass blasting services to be conducted in the same time frame as ours.

We admire the professionalism and efficient manner Saleem exhibited to quickly accommodate and coordinate not only the additional workload but an unexpected time restraint forced upon both cabin owners and Saleem’s company at onset of work.

Saleem and his staff met the challenge head on and completed the work on time as described.

We are absolutely thrilled with the results.

Equally gratifying is knowing that our choice to acquire Saleem’s services was a good one.

Thank you Saleem. We can now sit back and enjoy cabin life as intended!

Teresa Reid
Roche Lake Resort
Kamloops BC


We had Ocean Pacific Log Home Restorations come in to blast and stain 12 cabins for us on Otter Lake Missinipe in the month of May-2016. The cabins were built some 40 years ago. Weathering and years of re applying stain were taking its toll. They were told we needed the work done by opening day May-17th and they delivered all 12 cabins completely blasted and stained right on time.

The resort looks like new thanks to Sal and his crew from Ocean Pacific. The crew were professional both while at work and while joining us for supper in the cafeteria after their long days. We would recommend OPLR to anyone looking to have their place or refinished. They exceeded our expectations.

Ron Striker
Senior Manager
Adventure Destinations Internationalhttp://adventuredestinations.ca 


In 2014/2015 we were pleased to have Ocean Pacific refinish the complete exterior of the Charleston Residence located in Lake Louise Banff National Park. The Charleston is one of the largest known log buildings in the world. The crew was clearly trained and experienced and kept the work site safe and clean. After blasting the old failing stain, Ocean Pacific applied two coats of a Sikkens Cetol 1 078 Natural, and a third and final coat of Sikkens Cetol 23 Plus. They gave my staff and I helpful advice on how to prolong the freshly applied stain for several years before applying a maintenance coat. Ocean Pacific Log Home Refinishing went above and beyond our expectations.

Chris Dewitt
Head maintenance
Lake Louise Ski Association


To whom it may concern,

I am pleased to write this letter of reference for Ocean Pacific Media Blasting, with reference to it’s bid to work on the Native Sons Hall in Courtenay.

Ocean Pacific and it’s principal, Saleem Khan were involved in removing old lead paint and mould from the Salt Building in Vancouver’s Olympic Villiage. The Salt Building is an industrial timber structure built in the 1930’s which has been rehabilitated under the direction of Acton Ostry Architects, with ourselves as the heritage consultants. Ocean pacific applied a special glass-blasting method which worked excellently; the treatment removed the paint and revealed the historic timbers without abrading the wood. Ocean Pacific was able to adjust the pressure under our direction, in order to provide the finish that was desired.

The work was carried out to our satisfaction and we appreciated the professional way in which Mr. Khan and his firm completed the work.

We have no hesitation to recommend their services for the Native Sons Hall.

Sincerely yours,

Harold Kalman

Vancouver, BC


To whom this may concern,

In September of 2008 Oean Paciific Media Blasting were awarded the scope on restoring the complete open beam ceiling structure on the Vancouver Salt Building located in the heart of the South East False Creek Olympic Village.

Haebler Construction Projects INC introduces Ocean Pacific Blasting to the Salt Building project Architects and the Heritage Consultants mid 2008, after various discussions regarding the desired finish the construction team were more than satisfied with the attention to detail and knowledge of the delicate nature of the Salt Building structure Ocean Pacific Demonstrated.

Approx 40,000 sq. ft. of heritage wood was restored beyond our expectations. Sal has a real eye for removing only the unwanted coatings revealing the wood’s natural beauty. Ocean Pacific’s team were willing to work long hours to meet the project’s extremely challenging schedule. This included working throughout the 2008/2009 Christmas and New Year period.

I would certainly call on Sal and his team again and have no hesitation in recommending Ocean Pacific Blasting for future projects.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours very truly,

Paul Write, Project Manager
The Haebler Group,
Vancouver BC


I wanted to write and thank you for the contribution your firm made towards the successful completion of the Salt Building. As you may have heard this project was recently awarded the “Gold Award” from the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, for a project up to $12 million.

Certainly achieving an award like this, which recognizes innovation, quality, schedule and budget performance, would not have been possible without the cooperation and positive attitude of your site and field staff.

We thank you for this, and look forward to working with you on many more projects in the future, and in the meantime wish you all the best for the Christmas holiday season.

Yours Very Truly,

Roland Haebler, P. ENG, President
The Haebler Group,
Vancouver BC


We wanted to let you know how delighted we are with our cabin. The blasting removed the old stain and deep weathering beyond our recognition, by far the fastest most economical way to have our cabin refinished. We were impressed with your judgement of how deep to blast the wood. My wife wanted to thank you in particular for your sensitivity to the surrounding plants and gardens.

We not only hired OPLR, we had them stay in our cabin while work was in progress, we had left a key under the mat for Sal and the crew to enter. Thanks for taking the long trip out from Vancouver BC, well worth the money Invested.

Richard and Tammie Bussiere
Edson Alberta


Recently we decided to have our log home refinished and chinked. After several estimates and meeting with different companies we decided to have the project done by OPLR. We chose this company because we were impressed with Sal’s knowledge about log homes, product information and the environment.

Ocean Pacific were very polite, thorough and professional. The crew went as far as doing a few extra’s without increasing the quote. My wife and I are very happy and satisfied, we would recommend OPLR to anyone who’s looking to getting the job done right the first time.

Tim Harke
Fort Saskatchewan Alberta


In the summer of 2015, T.S. Williams Construction hired Ocean Pacific Log Home Refinishing to blast the old existing stain from a three story multi-unit structure at the prestigious TIGH-NA-MARA luxury ocean front resort located in Parksville, BC.

Sal and his crew were knowledgeable, professional, and on time for completion. Their crew worked cooperatively with several other trades working on a very busy site.

We have recently discussed possible future log re-finishing projects and are looking forward to working with Sal and his crew at OPLR IN 2016.

Taran Williams
T.S. Williams Construction Ltd.


We wanted to let you know just how delighted we are with our ‘new’ house; the blasting of the old cedar siding has transformed the place beyond recognition and given the place a new lease of life. Now we have oiled the exterior it looks fantastic, blasting is by far the most environmentally friendly, quickest and economic way to deal with our old stained walls.

We were impressed by your skill and judgment with how deep to blast old timbers and the care you put in to getting the very best out of our old siding.

I want to thank you in particular for your sensitivity to the surrounding plants and gardens and your help with the clean-up, despite the noise disturbance on the day, it really was a quick and easy way to achieve an otherwise nasty job. So thanks for wonderful service, a fantastic job and a great deal…the best money we’ve ever spent!

Steph & Steve
Mill Bay, BC


Recently we decided to have the outside of our log home restored. After several estimates and meeting with different companies we decided to have the work done by Sal of Ocean Pacific Media Blasting. We chose this company because we were impressed with Sal’s knowledge about log homes, product information and care of the environment.

Now that the job has been completed we were not disappointed. Ocean Pacific’s crew were very thorough, polite and professional and went above and beyond there duty, they even did a few extra’s and did not increase the written quote, that made us very pleased it’s nice to see companies like this still exist. My husband and I are very happy customers and would not hesitate for a moment to recommend Ocean Pacific Media Blasting.

Rose & Jim
Nanaimo, BC


It is my pleasure to be writing this letter on behalf of ocean pacific media blasting.

During the summer of 2009 I had the task put upon my department to refinish the world’s largest hockey stick, Sal and his crew took the bull by the horns and did a great job to bring the wood back to its original colour. I would highly recommend Sal’s services to do future work for the Cowichan Valley Regional District as his work and professional advice now speaks for itself. Please do not hesitate to call if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,

Brad Coleman, Operations Manager Island Savings 
Island Savings Centre, Duncan, BC 
250 746-0430