MODELMAKERS & CUSTOM FABRICATORS
Pro Modelbuilders is a firm of custom fabricators and modelmakers located in a five thousand square foot workshop in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Most of our projects are scale models (architectural models and topographic models), but we also do display and exhibit work, movie prop work, and prototyping for designers.
We serve clients in Canada and the USA. Not only do we routinely ship throughout North America, but we have shipped models as far away as China and Europe.
The Pro Modelbuilders team takes pride in meeting the challenges our varied clientele bring to the shop. We work as problem solvers in three-dimensions with a reputation for fine quality finish, responding to the time-sensitive requirements of our clients and competitive pricing.
Our client are architects, civic planners, city councils, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketing consultants, the film industry, forestry and mining engineers, museums and science centres, property managers, school children - anybody with an idea to be presented in the form of a model.
Our shop has been in operation, in Vancouver for over 15 years.
Our construction materials are mainly plastics: acrylic; styrene; PVC; ABS. We also use wood and Renshape- a high-density "plastic wood" which is easily machined and can be painted to re-create any type of finish - brick, wood veneer, concrete, etc.. We use lower density foam (7-10 lb. density) for our topographic contour bases. We also create computer files for lasercutting, metal etching, silk-screening, dry transfers, and watercutting as required.
“Your professional manner and timely response to our request for the model was greatly appreciated by not only ourselves, but the clients whom had us commission it. The model was executed in a very detailed manner and was so visually pleasing that we were able to convince our client to proceed with the second phase of the model which depicts the future phases of development. ...We at BKDI Architects would not hesitate to recommend Pro Modelbuilders to any of your potential clients.”
Kristin Bell, B. Arch., MAAA, MAIBC,
Associate BKDI Architects - Calgary
“It was a pleasure to have had a supplier such as Pro Modelbuilders complete two very important models for us ... The Keystone model is particular presented many challenges simply by the nature of its' size and design, yet your group responded effectively and efficiently ... Since its installation in Keystone, Colorado, this model has been a hit.”
Chris Tivey, Creative Director Envisioning and Storytelling
“Absolutely fabulous, not one piece missing or broken...Flawless, immaculate, wonderful. We're thrilled ... couldn't believe how great it looks.”
Doyle & Associates - Chicago
“I wanted to thank you and your staff for the excellent job on the model for our client in Solden, Austria. The model arrived on time and it was the main topic at the public hearing on Wednesday.”
Linda Matthews, Production Manager
Mountain Resort Planners
“The Vancouver Parks Board would like to sincerely thank you for your time, effort and enthusiasm for your work with Templeton High School. The teachers and students were greatly indebted to you for all the help you provided them in building the model of the Hastings Park "Sanctuary"... It looked wonderful.”
Michel Desroches, Park Planner
Board of Parks and Recreation
“Pro Modelbuilders provided an excellent end product, with innovative fabrication techniques, and a high level of detail and accuracy. We felt we received excellent value and service, especially for the budget involved.”
Tim Lindsay, Associate
"I wanted to thank you and your organization for the exceptionally fine work which went in into our model of the International Space Station. It is beautifully made, well-mounted, and a very imposing piece of exhibitry."
John Dickenson, Managing Director
Pacific Space Center