The Story of Beacon Mountain Homes

Named after the famed Brecon Beacon Mountain range in South Wales, Welsh couple Dorian and Hayley Medlicott first began building in the UK – offices, health facilities, commercial stores, industrial units and hundreds of houses - winning national and regional awards in the process.

Eventually they moved to western Canada, craving opportunity and wide open spaces. Their work soon became recognized, particularly of note are the prestigious school house and spa at the exclusive 901 Fernie, and the Loaf Bakery.
But as they say, home is where the heart is and the Medlicott’s love of home and family saw Beacon’s focus turning to more and more home building projects – both custom and spec homes.

At the core of their philosophy and success is detailed planning and cost management. The Beacon planning process employs a sophisticated cost estimating system to calculate the best, fixed price possible for the client.

Welcome, we’re the Medlicotts

Our passion is creating luxurious mountain homes in the Rockies. Our journey began in Wales and continues in Canada. We love the Rockies just as much as Canadians. We want to give people craving a mountain lifestyle of comfort and ease, a homebuilding solution steeped in quality and experience that is as uncomplicated as the lifestyle they crave.

Llawer o gariad oddi wrth
(Lots of love from)
Dorian and Hayley
quotation marksNothing’s more fulfilling than gathering the people you love for a good meal in home that you love – except maybe watching Wales beat England in rugby.”

- Dorian Medlicott
A Love for the Build
Dorian’s passion for homebuilding is matched only by his love of family and rugby. Inspired by his mother who has served as a health care professional in Wales for more than 45 years, Dorian says it’s helping people achieve their dreams that drives him to build beautiful mountain homes – on time and on budget. A slave to the plan and executing with a precise schedule and appreciation for his clients’ pocketbooks, Dorian has become known for his homes and commercial projects throughout the Bow Valley, stretching from Canmore to Fernie. When not building homes, Dorian can be found with his wife Hayley and their two children on the soccer field, around a dinner table, or drinking beer and eating a nice ham roll with his family in Wales.
quotation marksHomes are truly where the heart is. That’s why we love what we do. We give a little piece of our own hearts to each home we build.”

- Hayley Medlicott
An Eye to Refinement
Hayley knows her way around a kitchen, and that kitchen knowledge has saved several Beacon Homes clients’ from making some big mistakes. While Dorian oversees the big picture process of home builds, Hayley is working in the background to ensure the design is not only beautiful, it’s perfectly functional. In fact, her favourite part of the job is problem solving design dilemmas over multiple cups of tea in the early morning hours. She’ll noodle the problem until it’s solved and the clients are content. Then Hayley happily unwinds by putting on some Dolly Parton and singing along during epic dinner prep dance parties. More than anything, Hayley loves to be with Dorian and their two children, whether they are paddle boarding, skiing, biking or breaking bread with the extended family from Wales that visit the Canadian Rockies frequently.
The Beacon brand is a Celtic Knot symbolizing love. And working with Beacon means you feel loved. It’s like being pulled into a cozy Welsh CWTCH, a very special kind of cuddle.

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Where We Build

Canmore      Banff      Fernie
Beacon is qualified to build your construction project and most importantly, be accountable for your investment.

Dorian Medlicott has a first class construction degree and is a proud member of the following professional institutions:


What Our Clients Say

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  • Uncompromising high standards
    Having built with Dorian I could say many things about his abilities as a builder. His eye for quality, uncompromising high standards and his professionalism would certainly lead his list of attributes. Add to this that he commits to a budget and stays within it, and I can’t imagine wanting anything more in a builder. The entire building process from beginning to end was enjoyable and, from our perspective, stress free.  We ended up with a beautiful house, on budget and in the timeline we’d been given. I would not hesitate to work with him again in the future ... I just have to convince him to move north!"

    - Dr. Holly Workman
  • Our choice of builder
    There is a joke about a homebuilder contractor and homeowner. Contractor says to the homeowner, ‘There are three components to building a house: building it on time, on budget, or building it well. Pick two out of the three.’ We made the right choice to have Beacon build our home. We may change things like room sizes or colours if we were to ever build again, but one thing we would not change would be our choice of builder.

    Back to the joke: We got a three out of three on our house build: on time, on budget and extremely well built. And that’s no joke."

    - John Lennox
  • Extremely well built, beautiful home
    When my husband and I set out to build our first home in Fernie, we were looking for an honest builder who had time to spend walking us through this new process, a builder who listened and understood our unique needs and would working with our budget and best interests in mind. Dorian and Hayley from Beacon delivered that. From the first meeting, the creation of our vision, to the breaking ground, to the completion of the home, they were on our side every step of the way to make sure we were comfortable. The result was an extremely well built, beautiful home in only 6-months from start to finish, which is almost unheard of in our area. We are so proud of our home and couldn’t have done it without Beacon! Thank you."

    - Jolanda & Joe Bjorkman
  • Reputation for quality workmanship will not disappoint
    We chose Beacon projects because of their reputation for quality workmanship, and we were not disappointed. Dorian and Hayley were incredible to work with from start to finish - they genuinely made building a home a stress-free, enjoyable experience. They are professionals in the truest sense of the word; our house was finished on budget, on time, and completely move-in ready down to the smallest detail. There were no hidden costs, no surprises and no headaches during the build. They sincerely want their customers to be happy and their big hearts made working with them a total pleasure. Our house is everything we dreamed of, I would highly recommend Beacon to anyone looking for an unrivalled building experience."

    - Alanna & Shea Ferguson
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