In 2017 I met my current business partner Tobias Koller and his two amazing parents Marianne and Gregor Koller. Tobias graduated with a bachelors of science in 2018 and I graduated 8 months later with a bachelor of arts. Throughout my time in university, with the encouragement of my own parents to work hard to achieve my goals, I used the job of cleaning homes to help pay a part of my way through school and always dreamed of running a company one day (which comes into play in this story just a little bit later). Tobias was born in Switzerland but grew up in Langley helping his parents Marianne and Gregor run and manage the RV company they started 25 years ago. Due to a strong partnership with Fraserway RV and their access to the European markets their business in Langley greatly thrived through the years.
In 2008 Tobias, Marianne, and Gregor came to Sun Peaks for the first time on their annual ski vacation. As you can guess, as everyone that comes up to Sun Peaks does, they fell in love! In 2015, they bought their very first unit on the hill. Since then, Tobias and his parents have acquired 5 other units in Sun Peaks. Due to their great love of Sun Peaks, the goal to invest in more units became a reality with the intention of being able to rent to those who had not yet come to see the beauty that lies within what is known as one of Canada's best-kept secrets. Through this, my dream had become a reality and with my experience in cleaning and Tobias experience in managing and with the encouragement, guidance, and support of Marianne and Gregor, Tobias and I decided to take on the role of starting a cleaning company and managing these 5 units his parents had invested in on the hill. In no time at all, Tobias and I moved forward in hiring our first part-time staff member to do the cleans we could not do ourselves while still in university. We then quickly came to realize that with the number of units Tobias and his parents had, that constantly needed to be managed and cleaned, that we would need to be involved full- time. With the struggle to find good quality cleaning (as two great major cleaning companies closed their doors) and as we did not want to hand off our units to be cleaned by those whose standards were not as high as ours, we took the step in opening our cleaning service doors to others. Our goal, to offer high-quality cleaning services to those in Sun Peaks who are also searching for top care to be taken of their units. More than just cleaning, with the new bylaw in Sun Peaks being passed that requires all rental property owners to have an on-mountain contact, we expanded and began business in on-mountain support, insurance walkthroughs and checks, and lastly, some property management.
We officially became 3 Peaks Ltd. on November 27th 2018. Since becoming an Ltd. we have hired 2 full-time staff to our team of four. With our market in cleaning, managing, insurance walkthroughs/ checks, property management, and doing on-mountain support we are now providing these above-mentioned services to 27 units on the hill. We have a number of units in the works about to be added as well as requests for our services being made almost daily. With Sun Peaks growing as a community and new rentals continuing to come on the market, cleaning and on-mountain support are becoming a major increasing demand and with this, our goal is to help those interested get their units reaching their best possible potential!
We will admit we look young… and yes because I know you are curious, Tobi is 25 and I am 24. It’s okay, we will wait a minute for you to get over this shock…. Welcome back! We must say, however, that we are so excited to start our life and this adventure here in Sun Peaks. Our business aside we are daily humbled by this amazing community and the people we get to meet every day through working on the hill. We love that our jobs allow us to connect and build relationships with people not only who live in Sun Peaks but those who visit Sun Peaks from around the world. This is a special place to us and we are blessed to call beautiful Sun Peaks our home!