Top 40: Rick Dhaliwal
Contributed - Jul 04, 2022 - People in Business

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Okanagan Edge and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Under 40” program.

Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Under 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the eighth year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees will be featured throughout the year on Okanagan Edge.


As director and owner of Lakeview Homes, Rick Dhaliwal is responsible for building multiple homes and multifamily projects across the Okanagan.

He doesn’t believe in waiting for opportunities to come to him, but rather believes in going after the opportunities that are presented. Over the last 10 years, he has spent his time building Lakeview Homes and advocating for affordable housing in the Okanagan. He believes that everyone should have the right to have a comfortable and affordable house to live in.

Lakeview over the last 10 years has grown into a multimillion-dollar real estate development firm in B.C. and Alberta.

As owner of Lakeview Homes, Dhaliwal has led employees and trade partners while building multiple Okanagan projects. The team and Dhaliwal have continuously satisfied clients’ housing needs; thanks to effective communication, a dedicated team and leadership, they can complete projects on time, even during the uncertainties caused by COVID. He has been praised for an ability to solve problems, which are daily in construction. Lakeview has gone from a single-family home builder doing one to two houses per year to a multimillion-dollar real estate developer.

He is excited for his next project, which is a 106 unit apartment building in Rutland, slated to start early next year. It will be the largest project for Lakeview Homes to date. He is a true believer in building quality living spaces to give homebuyers confidence and satisfaction for their families.

Dhaliwal has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. One achievement he is particularly proud of is his building of a gazebo at Zetter Care Centre in Edmonton. He did this to give seniors in the care facility shade from the summer sun. Dhaliwal took on the project to honour his grandfather, Sukhdev Singh Dhaliwal. He thought it would be a sincere tribute to his grandfather’s family legacy.

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