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In Focus | Lance Barkman of Landmark Homes & Developments

In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do.

What is your name?
Lance Barkman

What do you always find yourself saying?
Ahhh! I see!!

If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Will Ferrell, no explanation needed.

If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Number one husband.

If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
My beautiful wife, she is a history maker.

Who inspires you?
Graydon Bishop. He is like Jesus and pro surfer Rob Machado all in one.

What are three things on your bucket list?
Recording an album
Inventing something useful
Line dancing lessons with Nico Boesten

If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?

If you could foresee a single day of your future in its entirety, what date would you select?
The day they get a crisp clear photo of Ogopogo.

What are you passionate about?
Freedom, creativity, and originality.

What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
My wedding day.

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Becoming a family man.

Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna? What do you like about it?
Hector's Casa patio in the summer. Yellow House in the winter.

What is your favourite activity or event in Kelowna? Why?
Canada Day's fireworks over the lake.

What is the name of your business/organization?
Landmark Homes & Developments

What does your business/organization do?
General Contract and design custom homes.

Where can people find you or your business online?

What is your mission?
Our mission is to come up with creative innovative designs, optimizing views and small lot yard space.

If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
To have happy satisfied customers.

Where do you want your business/organization to be in five years?
I love where my business is currently at. Small and able to service our customers well. I would love also to work with homes in a price range with limitless creativity.

Who do you consider to be a forerunner within your field?
San Marc Homes - They created a real staple style of homes here in Kelowna.

What three qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
Design quality, innovation, and service.

What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
Please call me and let me know where you all are today 250-317-5351.

How does your business/organization impact the community?
Providing shelter and beauty to Kelowna.

If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
Creative engineering. To help create new space and atmosphere in new homes, and/or on small building lots.

If I could change one thing about Kelowna, it would be:
The traffic lights as well as more lakeside restaurants.

What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The landscapes.

My nomination for the In Focus spotlight is:
Kim Devries - Reign & Gray

Some general comments I would like to share are:
I would love to connect over any new home or design ideas you may have. Please call Lance Barkman at 250-317-5351 or email

We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below, and submit your own nomination by clicking HERE. You are also welcome to submit a form of your own by clicking HERE. Thank you, Kelowna!

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