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Trico Homes Recognized as One of the Best Workplaces in Canada 2016

We did it!

We did it!

For the seventh year in a row, Trico Homes has once again been recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work Institute Canada, a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Trico Homes has also been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women in Canada for the second year running!

"This year's Best Workplaces are Canada's leaders in building high-trust organizational cultures and advancing best-in-class management practices to fully engage their workforces, delight their customers and contribute to their communities."

- Jose Tolovi Neto, Managing Partner, Great Place to Work Institute Canada

We are thrilled and honoured to receive this prestigious award! We at Trico have built our corporate culture around our commitment to our customers. We believe in supporting the community by developing core skills and knowledge within our family of employees, and "Using Business as a Force for Good", as per the B Corporation Declaration.

Best Workplaces for Women

We are honoured to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women in Canada. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer, with female representation on our board of directors and part of our workforce, and a strong focus on recruiting and hiring women, supporting women's careers and professional development, maternity and parental support, as well as flexibility at work, as per the Great Place to Canada's Workplace Gender Gaps - more information is available on this topic here.

Thank you to everyone who makes Trico Homes a Great Place to Work this includes our employees, management, and YOU our community!

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Public/Private Partnership Creates New Affordable & Accessible Housing
Trico Homes is set to begin construction on the Delaney, a new 44 unit residential building in the inner city community of Mount Pleasant. This is an exciting project for Trico because the Delaney will be a rental building that also addresses needs for both affordable and accessible housing in Calgary. In addition, the Delaney has over 3000 square feet of commercial space that will be leased at a below market rate to Accessible Housing, a not-for-profit organization.

What?

Trico Homes is set to begin construction on the Delaney, a new 44 unit residential building in the inner city community of Mount Pleasant. This is an exciting project for Trico because the Delaney will be a rental building that also addresses needs for both affordable and accessible housing in Calgary. In addition, the Delaney has over 3000 square feet of commercial space that will be leased at a below market rate to Accessible Housing, a not-for-profit organization.

Why?

With a reputation for integrity, quality craftsmanship and excellent customer care, Trico Homes brings their best to every community they work in. A key aspect in Trico's success is the propensity for creating business opportunities while empowering communities.

Trico's Delaney residence is a shining example of private business and government working together to create meaningful impact in the community. Trico was able to obtain a Housing Capital Initiatives Grant of $2,500,000 to help make this project a reality. This new partnership validates the commitment of Trico Homes and the Alberta Government to providing affordable and barrier free housing for the Calgary Community.

How?

Trico purchased land in Mount Pleasant to redevelop for multi-family housing and wanted to address the need for more affordable and accessible rental housing in this amenity rich, inner city location.

In order to achieve this, Trico needed to reduce capital costs and was able to successfully obtain a Housing Capital Initiatives Grant of $2,500,000 from the Alberta Government to help make this project a reality.

The Delaney is a 44 unit residential building with over 3000 square feet of commercial space. The grant allows Trico to include 12 below market rental apartments with 10 of these also being barrier free and designated for Accessible Housing. In addition, the grant enables Trico to lease the commercial space to Accessible Housing at a below market rate.

When?

Trico will begin construction later this year. We anticipate completion by mid 2018.

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Trico Homes Wins 50 Best Managed Platinum 2015

Trico Homes was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance.

Trico Homes was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 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.

The staff and management couldn't be more thrilled about this, Tricos 12th consecutive year being recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, and a Platinum member.

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Trico Homes Named a Top 50 Best Medium Workplace in Canada
Congratulations are in order, as over 300 nominees participated in this year's selection process and of those, a total of one hundred companies are being recognized today, and ultimately ranked as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada.
Congratulations are in order, as over 300 nominees participated in this year's selection process and of those, a total of one hundred companies are being recognized today, and ultimately ranked as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. The judging panel was made up of more than 57,000 Canadian employees. A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the Best Work Place employee survey. This is the eighth time we've been recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces, which proves we have managed to create a culture where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with. Trico Homes ranked 44th among the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada for 2015 - Medium (<1000 employees)
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Alberta's Resilient Communities Highlighted in 2014 Alberta Social Enterprise Sector Survey

[Calgary, Canada] - Research released today by Mount Royal University, Simon Fraser University and Trico Charitable Foundation shows that communities across the province, in urban and rural environments, are active in and benefit from social enterprise.

[Calgary, Canada] - Research released today by Mount Royal University, Simon Fraser University and Trico Charitable Foundation shows that communities across the province, in urban and rural environments, are active in and benefit from social enterprise. The Alberta-wide research marks the third installment of a survey seeking to better understand the profile and activities of social enterprises in Alberta. The timing of the research is complemented by the recent Alberta Speech from the Throne which articulates a need for both urban and rural community issues to be at the forefront of a new government mandate. The survey research shows a strong role for social enterprise across the province by enabling employment, generating volunteerism, and creating social capital for the development of healthy, resilient communities.

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Beacon Heights Phase 5 Just Released!

Calgary has been anxiously waiting for over a year for new lots in Beacon Heights, since the community saw sales move quickly in its first phases. Now the final stretch of land is slated for development with lots set to be released in four phases.

Calgary has been anxiously waiting for over a year for new lots in Beacon Heights, since the community saw sales move quickly in its first phases. Now the final stretch of land is slated for development with lots set to be released in four phases. Trico has been part of Beacon Heights from the get go, selling its last home in late 2013. It's now the community's exclusive builder and launched sales January 24, 2015 on the first release of the last run of lots. Trico offers twelve fantastic models in Beacon Heights, starting from the $590's, including lot and GST.

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Trico Homes Named One of Canada's Best Managed Companies 2013

Just announced Trico Homes has yet again been awarded Canada's Best Managed Companies 2013. What does this mean to you? Trico Homes creates jobs, achieves sustainable growth, outperforms competitors & excels in homebuilding.

Just announced Trico Homes has yet again been awarded Canada's Best Managed Companies 2013. What does this mean to you? Trico Homes creates jobs, achieves sustainable growth, outperforms competitors & excels in homebuilding.

To find out more visit... www.canadas50best.com

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Bow Valley College Names School of Business after Calgary Homebuilder

Prominent Calgary homebuilder, Wayne Chiu, is a firm believer in business education and social entrepreneurship.

Prominent Calgary homebuilder, Wayne Chiu, is a firm believer in business education and social entrepreneurship.

On Wednesday, the chief executive and founder of Trico Homes, put $3 million towards that belief in the largest donation ever for Bow Valley College as the institution renamed its School of Business after the local business leader and philanthropist.

"The reason for the donation is because I'm entrepreneurial and I support business and what's best to support business but by supporting business education," he said. "Business education is my passion. My goal is that hopefully we can encourage people for lifelong learning and hopefully this lifelong learning can encourage people to look into different ways to further their passion of study."

"We hope the donation does not just boost the program but at the same time (helps) to expand to the business program as well to what I call social entrepreneurship and social innovation kind of education."

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Trico Homes has become a Certified B Corporation

A Certified B Corporation (B stands for 'Benefit') is an accreditation showing that a company voluntarily meets standards of transparency, accountability, and performance.

A Certified B Corporation (B stands for 'Benefit') is an accreditation showing that a company voluntarily meets standards of transparency, accountability, and performance. Unlike traditional corporations that look only to benefit the shareholders, Certified B Corporations are required to consider the impact their decisions have on customers, employees, suppliers, community, and the environment. To become a B Corp, a company must also get a passing score on an assessment of its business practices administered by a nonprofit group called B Lab. As of May 2012, there are over 530 Certified B Corporations from over 60 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion marketplace.  Trico Homes is the first residential home builder in Canada to become a Certified B Corporation.

Why Certified B Corporations Matter

When you support a B Corporation, you're supporting a better way to do business. B Corps are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental issues.  Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

About B Corp

Certified B Corporations

1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance;

2) legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests;

3) build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand

Why Trico Homes became a B Corp

Our vision resonates with that of the B Corp: to achieve a positive environmental footprint, provide employees with a great place to work, and to build stronger communities. Becoming a B Corporation is a highly effective means for us to connect to the many initiatives of B Corps and to become part of an elite group of corporate, and community leaders.

Trico Homes understands there is more to building better communities than just constructing quality crafted homes, a responsible builder needs to support communities and partner with organizations that develop programs for education, recreation, charity and multiculturalism.

Trico Homes is proud to become a Certified B Corporation and is committed to triple bottom line development, while being profitable is important, so is the social and environmental bottom line. A sustainable B Corporation strives to maximize stakeholder value within means. Trico will continue to engage in practices that provide benefits to customers, employees, trades, suppliers and the communities we live and work in.

To learn more about B Corp, please see the B Corporation web site.

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Trico Homes' staff members helping out Alberta flood victims

Trico Homes dedicated a full day to helping communities that were affected by the devastating flood in Southern Alberta.

Trico Homes dedicated a full day to helping communities that were affected by the devastating flood in Southern Alberta. Over 70 staff members, trades and partners actively engaged by going to NeighbourLink sort and deliver donations to flood affected communities and to High River to help residents clean up their homes after the flood. In addition, Trico Homes has donated $50,000 to the Red Cross, $10,000 to the Calgary Food Bank and $5,000 to a flood victim in High River.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all the residents who were affected by the flood. You are in our thoughts and our prayers, and together we will rebuild communities, neighbourhoods and families. A big thank you goes out to our trades, Regal Shelf & Mirror, Regal Building Materials and Vispol Projects for joining us in the community clean up in High River.

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Trico Homes Customer Reviews provided by Home Stars

Trico Homes is working hard to provide transparency and the best possible Customer Service. Here are some reviews for Trico Homes from satisfied customers. View our reviews here!

Trico Homes is working hard to provide transparency and the best possible Customer Service. Here are some reviews for Trico Homes from satisfied customers. View our reviews here!

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Trico Homes has made the 2013 B Corp Best for the World list!
Trico Homes became a Certified B Corporation in 2012, B stands for 'Benefit' an accreditation showing that our company voluntarily meets standards of transparency, accountability, and performance.
Trico Homes became a Certified B Corporation in 2012, B stands for 'Benefit' an accreditation showing that our company voluntarily meets standards of transparency, accountability, and performance. Unlike traditional corporations that look only to benefit the shareholders, Certified B Corporations are required to consider the impact their decisions have on customers, employees, suppliers, community, and the environment. To become a B Corp, Trico Homes achieved a passing score on an assessment of its business practices administered by the B Lab group. Trico Homes is the first residential home builder in Canada to become a Certified B Corporation.
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The Smarter Growth Initiative

The Smarter Growth Initiative is a collaboration between the Urban Development Institute and the Canadian Home Builders' Association Calgary Region.

The Smarter Growth Initiative is a collaboration between the Urban Development Institute and the Canadian Home Builders' Association Calgary Region.

Visit smartergrowth.ca to learn more about the key issues around the growth and development of our city.

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