First West Credit Union – Tenant Improvement

project at a glance

  • 25,738
    Square Feet
  • 6,760
    Houle Labour Hours
  • 3



  • Electrical
    From preconstruction to construction to post project support and service, Houle provides all your electrical construction and renovation needs.
  • Lighting
    Houle offers in-house lighting design, consultation, installation, and maintenance services. We focus on energy saving solutions so you can lower your electricity bill while reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Fire Alarm
    Houle can upgrade, replace, and/or install an existing or new fire alarm system at your facility.
  • Structured Cabling
    From full server rooms to multiple site roll-outs to large construction based projects, Houle’s Network Systems team can serve all your needs.

Scope of Work

Completed: November 2020

Owner: Valley First a Division of First West Credit Union


  • SICA Trade Excellence Award

First West Credit Union is British Columbia’s third-largest credit union. The
Penticton office underwent a full renovation to their existing three-story branch
office. The renovation consisted of completely removing the walls, floors, ceiling,
and all the electrical and mechanical.


With an open concept design, glass office walls, adaptive lighting and lighting
control, custom floor boxes for data and electrical, and live wall incorporated
into the stairway, the renovation updated the facility’s ambience and allowed for
better use of space.


Our multi-disciplined team was able to provide electrical and technology
solutions for the main electrical, lighting, and structured cabling scope. The work
included a service upgrade, raceways/cable trays, receptacles, lighting, lighting
control, data/communication, custom live wall lighting, custom floor boxes for
power and data, fire alarm, and electrical for mechanical components.


We also supported the demolition with circuitry identification, de-energization,
and ensuring all electrical components were safe for removal.