Albi Homes & Brookfield Residential Join Forces

On October 14th, 2015 Albi Homes and Brookfield Residential announced that they have officially joined to become one company!

ALBI homes, a leading luxury home builder in Calgary and recipient of numerous industry and customer service awards including the 2014 National Grand SAM Award for product and design excellence, has built 3,300 homes throughout 35 communities since 1982.

The acquisition gives customers buying from Brookfield a wider range of products from starter homes through to the estate market. Brookfield has been a leader in Alberta in building affordable homes (under $500,000).

“ALBI provides great opportunities for us to keep our customers for life, whether it’s their first home or moving up. ALBI will bring best practice experience to high-end luxury buyers that can be transferred to all our customers. Its experience we don’t currently have in house and complements our existing operations.” said Trent Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, Brookfield Residential in Alberta. Mr. Edwards made the announcement today in Riverstone of Cranston one of the 61 communities Brookfield has built in Calgary over the past 58 years.

“What’s exciting about this acquisition is that despite the challenging economic times, it re-affirms Alberta is a place to do business. We are very excited for what the future holds for both companies now aligned. Allan Klassen, President and Managing Partner at ALBI Homes.

“Brookfield Residential has a great reputation. It’s a dynamic company committed to the same values, culture, innovative  excellence and exceptional quality that we have built since 1982 and have become known for.” said Tom Mauro, the founder of ALBI.

In honor of Mr. Mauro and his wife Debra’s long time commitment to Calgary, Brookfield Residential announced the creation of five new student scholarships that are valued in total at $100,000.

Albi’s Indoor-Outdoor Living Trends on CTV

Albi’s Design Lead, Theresa Wood, and Interior Selections Consultant, Jennifer Flahr, were featured on CTV Calgary House to Home segment discussing indoor-outdoor living trends. Discover ways to enjoy the outside even during the winter.

Artesia Showhome Grand Opening This Weekend

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We have just opened our newest showhome, the Maranello, in Artesia at Heritage Pointe. Join us this Saturday as we celebrate with cooking demonstrations on autumn appetizers, live music and a citrus juice bar.

Date: Saturday, September 26th | Location: 142 Waters Edge Drive | Time: Noon – 5 PM

showhomesThe Maranello was designed with a large family in mind offering a three bedroom upper floor plus a bonus room and a smartly placed tech hub. The main floor centers around a stunning open to above feature wall and open concept kitchen and dining room. The over-sized triple garage offers plenty of storage, as does the walk-thru mudroom and pantry.

Artesia is located along Calgary’s southern edge, near Heritage Pointe Golf Course. This community offers sweeping river valley views, large estate lots and a quiet, country setting ideal for family living. More than half of the area has been devoted to open green spaces and pathways. A limited selection of pond and ravine walk-out lots are available.

Two Showhome Grand Openings this Weekend in Beautiful Lake Communities

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Join Albi this Saturday September 12th for Showhome Grand Openings in two beautiful lake communities – Auburn Bay Estates and the Shores at Chestermere Lake.

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September 12 from 12-5 PM at 51 Auburn Sound Point SE

ALBI’s stunning Sorrento 2 showhome is now open in Auburn Sound Point. Experience the cottage-country lifestyle on the 43 acre freshwater lake and join us for:

Fiasco Gelato  |  Magician  |  Face Painter  |  Treats and Refreshments plus a Fireworks Show at 8:30PM

Auburn Bay offers the relaxing sense of belonging found in cottage country with all the conveniences of city living. This community features exclusive lakefront properties overlooking a 43-acre private lake complete with a private resident’s club. Essential amenities include schools and shopping centres are close by, as well as easy access to the Rocky Mountains.

The Shores at Chestermere Lake 

September 12 from 12-5 PM at 122 Stonemere Green, Chestermere

Our new Manhattan 4 showhome brings ALBI luxury to lakeside living in Chestermere. Join us as we celebrate with fun activities for the whole family, including:

Fiasco Gelato  |  Petting Zoo  |  Face Painter  |  Bouncy Castle Enter a draw for Shania Twain tickets!

The Shores feature the largest lots in Westmere, and offers a rare and rapidly-disappearing opportunity to enjoy luxury living right next to Chestermere Lake. Discover the ultimate combination of luxury estate home living and a pristine four-season lake community, rich in amenities and only minutes from Calgary.

 

Grand Opening of the Modena Showhome in Valley Pointe Estates

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Come join Albi for the new Modena Showhome Grand Opening in the beautiful community of Valley Pointe Estates. There will be fun activities for the whole family, including a face painter, balloon twister, magician, candy buffet and more…

Saturday June 20, 2015 | Noon to 5PM | 190 Valley Pointe Way NW

This beautiful bungalow home features a distinct stone tile exterior and naturally stained garage door. This spacious bungalow offers something for everyone – open areas for large gatherings, and private areas for peace and quiet. There is tremendous ceiling detail is used throughout this entire bungalow and the Farmhouse Engineered hardwood floors contrast beautifully with the contemporary neutral tones that highlight the cabinetry and millwork. The skylight in the kitchen and vaulted ceiling in the great room add to the look of luxury and demonstrate the craftsmanship and close attention to detail that is found throughout the home. The kitchen is classic in it’s layout with light Allura cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops and engineered hardwood floors.

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The Ridges of Valley Pointe Estates offers a quiet retreat overlooking a protected environmental reserve. Connect with nature through the abundant walking paths and trails and enjoy great access to both downtown and the Rocky Mountains. Discover the estate home you’ve been looking for in this highly desired NW community. This is the final phase and only 8 ravine lots remain!

 

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Aspen Rose Showhome Grand Opening

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Join us this Saturday June 13th at 10 Aspen Summit Circle from 12-5 pm for the Grand Opening of our new Wellington 5 showhome in the beautiful community of Aspen Rose Estates. There will be fun activities for the whole family including face painting, balloon twister, magician and food trucks.

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Explore this incredible community featuring generous walking and cycling paths that are just steps away to superior shopping and delicious dining. Aspen Rose is in close proximity to Calgary’s top private schools, walking distance to the new Westside LRT station and just a short commute to the downtown core.

The Wellington 5 is designed for luxurious family living down to the last detail. With an open rise staircase, butler’s pantry, incredible ceiling detail and a developed basement, there will be lots to see!

 

 

ALBI Homes Launches Respect in the Workplace Program

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Albi Homes is proud to announce it has partnered with Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil’s RESPECT GROUP to offer certification training to all staff so that they can recognize and prevent workplace bullying, harassment, and abuse, becoming the first home builder in Alberta to initiate the RESPECT certification for all staff.

“We are very excited to introduce this new program into the ALBI culture of caring. Our core values, embrace the values of Respect in the Workplace and will enhance our awareness of how we can support each other and build a stronger culture in our organization,” says Allan Klassen, President and Managing Partner at ALBI Homes. “Respect for one another, our customers, and partners is critical for all of us if we are to enjoy a healthy and safe work environment at all times”

“Leadership is the key to creating social change and I applaud ALBI Homes for becoming the first Home Builder in Alberta to take this proactive step,’” says Sheldon Kennedy, Co-Founder of Respect Group. “It’s one thing to have a button or a poster talking about respect, it’s a whole other thing to empower your entire team through positive education. Hat’s off to ALBI Homes!”

Respect Group, in association with their internationally acclaimed curriculum partner, the Canadian Red Cross (RespectED), provides fully outsourced risk management/behavior change solutions for sport, schools and the workplace. All ALBI staff will be completing the 1.5 hour Respect in the Workplace program starting immediately. The program was established in 2004 by Co-Founders Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, is Canada’s leading on-line training provider focussed exclusively on the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment.

For more information on the program, please visit Respect Group

 

Family Fun Day in Riverstone of Cranston – May 2

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Join us Saturday May 2nd for a Family Fun Day in Riverstone of Cranston.

There will lots of fun activities for all ages, including a birds of prey demonstration, face painting, magician, balloon twister, petting zoo, gourmet hot dogs and treats.

   Saturday, May 2, 2015
   12PM – 5PM
   8 & 12 Cranbrook Lane SE

We look forward to seeing you there!

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ALBI Homes Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2014

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It has been an exciting week at ALBI Homes as we were honoured with a National Achievement Award – ALBI was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization. Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs that recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. For a complete list of the 2014 Canada’s Best Managed Companies click here.