Innovation

A CULTURE OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

From transformative home designs and affordable home ownership initatives, to developing the first artificial intelligence enabled website in Calgary dedicated to the home buying experience, Trico is a champion of innovation and consistently developing new ideas to improve the way we build our homes and serve our customers.

The Encore

Trico’s 30th Anniversary Home Collection

For our 30th Anniversary, we challenged our product development team to create something really special – our 30th Anniversary Home Collection! They took some of the most popular features & options, from some of our most popular models, and created a design that really captures the spirit of our legacy.

Two incredible models were launched in summer of 2022 – the Bravo, our laned model, and the Encore, its front-garage counterpart. Both models have outstanding standard plans, offering stylish, open-concept floorplans, large, functional kitchens, and stairwells located at the rear of the homes, convenient for those planning to add a secondary suite option.

The most exciting features of these homes are the amazing options available to accommodate our homeowner’s needs. From spice kitchens to additional bedrooms, flex rooms to rec rooms, developed basements or secondary suites – choosing options in these homes is like a chooses your own adventure!

The Gems Series In Redstone By Trico Homes

The Gems Series In Redstone

In 2019, Trico designed and built the Gems Series, an exclusive line of 80 wide-shallow homes in the northeast community of Redstone.

5 unique home models were created for these wider than average homesites, allowing for greater flexibility in the floorplans and an welcoming exterior streetscape with verandas and rear lane access.

These homes garnered significant interest from a broad spectrum of buyers and as a result, Trico has continued building wide shallow homes in other Calgary communities.

PEAK Housing Inititaives

PEAK Housing Initiatives

The PEAK Housing Initative was a joint program launched by Trico, the Government of Alberta Ministry of Municipal Affairs, CMHC and Habitat for Humanity in 2009 to provide an affordable home ownership option for middle income families and individuals who were unable to save up enough money for a down payment on their first home.

To date, The PEAK Program has resulted in a number of positive outcomes.

Trico innovation Lab

Trico Innovation Lab

Created to complement Trico’s culture of ownership thinking, the Trico Innovation Lab is a special internal initiative where team groups are tasked with a business challenge with the goal of developing innovative solution(s) from idea to execution.

To date, staff have put forwarded 5 recommendations, of which Trico has implemented 2 proposals in its sales & operations departments. Other proposed ideas have also influenced Trico’s considerations on whether to move forward with an opportunity.

Artificial-Intelligence Enabled Website

Artificial-Intelligence Enabled Website

Trico was the first homebuilder in Calgary to launch an artificial-intelligence enabled website dedicated to the home buying experience. Launched in 2019, tricohomes.com became an essential resource for buyers during the COVID-19 pandemic when home tours shifted from in-person visits to virtual viewings.

Trico’s Red Seal

Trico’s Red Seal

Utilizing Trico’s decades of experience, we have developed an advanced, comprehensive building package for Trico’s multi-family homes. This one-ofa-kind system is incorporated in numerous buildings and projects, ensuring every home’s building envelope is strongly protected from Alberta’s harsh weather conditions.