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Trico Homes is one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Giving Back in 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Trico has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Giving Back in 2021! This also marks the 3rd straight year that Trico has been honoured with this recognition.

To be eligible for this award, organizations must be Great Place to Work-Certified™ in the past year and at least 90% of employees must feel good about the way their company contributes to the community. Great Place to Work Canada determines the best by the overall Community Investment Index score from employees as well as the range and quality of programs that encourage workplace community investment.

The “C” in Trico stands for community and every day we strive to do well by building safe and healthy homes that our customers value; while doing good by putting our community first. Learn more about Trico’s community initiatives here.

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Trico Homes Moves to New Offices

Friday, August 20, 2021

Trico Homes have been experts in moving homebuyers to a new home, and now the renowned Calgary company has moved to its new home as well.

After more than 20 years at its old office in the Beltline, Trico Homes has moved its headquarters to Kingsland Junction. They occupy a total of just under 29,000 square feet of the first two floors of a four-storey building in a five-building complex. This new location just off Macleod Trail SW also combines Trico’s other businesses – Trico Communities’ rental apartments and Trico LivingWell’s older adult residences – in this complex as well.

Read the full story here in NextHome Calgary.

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Some townhomes have condo fees, others are fee simple — here’s what you need to know

Friday, July 23, 2021

Some homeowners take immense pride in caring for their home while others are perfectly happy being invoiced for home maintenance. Hence, for those considering purchasing a townhome, there are two types of ownership: fee simple and condominium.

Fee simple means the home and the land are owned outright. In a condo, the buyer owns their unit and a portion of the shared property. With fee simple, the owner is responsible for everything including the bills. With a condo, the association is responsible and all owners share expenses via a mandatory monthly fee.

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Trico Homes Recognized as one of Alberta’s Best Workplaces

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

At Trico, we thrive on the unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of our people, and today, we are thrilled to announce we’ve been recognized on the list of Best Workplaces in Alberta in 2021!

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, be headquartered in Alberta, and have at least 15 employees working in the province. The best workplaces were determined based on the overall Trust Index score from their Alberta-based employees.

Learn more about Best Workplaces in Alberta here.

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Around Town Monday June 14 – Trico Homes

Sunday, June 13, 2021

On Thursday, June 17, founder and CEO of Trico Group, Wayne Chiu, will relocate the company offices from 11 Avenue S.W. to the new Kingsland Junction multi-family/mixed use Trico development on Macleod Trail S. Trico has run its head office out of the two-storey building west of 10 Street S.W. for the past 20 years but with a current staff of 80 it’s time for a move to larger space.

Typical of the generosity of one of this city’s most caring businessmen, Chiu has offered the soon-to-be empty 30,000-square-foot building to Women In Need Society (WINS), at a very charitable rate. WINS supports vulnerable women and their children, so they can grow and contribute to the community. It has a shopping alternative, investing in the social well being of the city, and will operate a large thrift store over the entire ground level. Upstairs will house its offices and space to run its social enterprise programs.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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The Bellview sparkles with views in all directions

Friday, June 04, 2021

Lynn and Ralf chose Trico Homes to build their laned home in D’Arcy, an Anthem United community in the northeast corner of Okotoks between Northridge Drive and the D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club. Their home, the Bellview, is the first kick at home ownership for each of them.

Once the couple was approved for financing the purchase and on the building journey, Lynn went to town designing her 1,540-square-foot home using the Bellview blueprints. She moved walls, took out a closet and made a bedroom into another, redrew the kitchen and bathrooms, redesigned the staircase with a wrought iron railing and added windows. Lots and lots of windows.

“My brother asked me why I bothered with walls. I could have just made them windows,” she says, laughing.

Read more about Lynn and Ralf’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Loving laned homes

Friday, May 28, 2021

The love for laned homes is real. In fact, it’s so well-loved right now that homebuilders are having a hard time keeping up with demand for what some have called today’s fairy tale home.

The traditional laned home is the fairy tale home for many homebuyers because of its street-friendly façade. It is also easily the most affordable detached, single-family home option that makes the homeowning dream come true.

Trico Homes Marketing Manager, Glenda Schwartz [agrees] laned homes trump front-drive garage homes in curb appeal. “Compared to front attached garage you have the opportunity to create gorgeous curb appeal. You can have beautiful landscaping rather than a driveway in front of your home.”

Read the full story here in NextHome Calgary.

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Midtown offers urban lifestyle and village charm

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Homebuyers looking for a community with a mix of big-city style and small-town charm need to look no further than Midtown, the urban enclave in Airdrie that offers the best of both worlds.

Found in the heart of central Airdrie, Midtown offers a rare sense of openness amid a bustling city, according to Trico Homes. The homebuilder is excited to invite buyers to its newly opened Phase 3, where the area’s central pond, promenade and greenspaces make Midtown the perfect place for leisurely strolls and relaxing weekend activities.

While Midtown has everything from condos to front-drive-garage homes, duplexes to garden-front homes, what Trico has brought to phase 3 “is something a little bit different.”

Read the full story here in the Airdrie City View (page 17)

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Rivercrest releases new lots in Cochrane

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The scenic Rivercrest community on the south side of Cochrane moves into a new phase of development which includes a limited number of unobstructed view lots.

Located east of Cowboy Trail (Highway 22) by the existing Riversong neighbourhood, the 38-hectare (93-acre) community is a partnership of Slokker Communities and Qualico Communities. The release of Phase 2 includes 11 ridge lots with panoramic views of the river valley and no future development behind them.

This phase of 42 lots, including the 11 ridge lots, will feature front-drive homes from Broadview Homes, Sterling Homes and Trico Homes with show homes planned for spring 2022. Currently, prices for front-drive homes in Rivercrest start in the high $400,000s.

Read the full story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Calgary-area companies honoured at CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

Monday, May 17, 2021

Alberta members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association triumphed at the 2021 National Awards for Housing Excellence held on May 7, winning three times more trophies than they did in 2020.

Trico Homes’ The Wynwood, a 2,265-square-foot Craftsman-style bungalow was awarded Best Detached Production Bungalow.

“Our team was thrilled to learn the Wynwood was given this award,” said Wanda Palmer, Trico vice-president of marketing. “We created this home to meet the needs of a very specific buyer group and it has quickly become a favourite for many others.”

Read the full story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes Retains Status as Best Managed Company for 18 Years Straight

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

It’s official: Trico Homes is a 2021 winner and Platinum Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies! Recognized for the 18th consecutive year, this honour represents our commitment to deliver innovation and exceptional customer experience with each new home we build.

“In what may be the most challenging year for Canadian businesses since the program’s inception, the 2021 Best Managed winners are a shining example of the importance of leadership, innovation, and resilience in the face of uncertainty,” said Kari Lockhart, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private. “These companies should not only be extremely proud of this designation, but for their organizational grit, continued adaptability, and unwavering commitment to their people during a year when it was needed most.”

Thank you to our amazing team for your dedication to our homeowners, and helping to continue our success. We couldn’t have done it without you!

You can learn more about Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program here.

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The versatility and affordability of the duplex

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Side-by-side home, a semi-detached home, paired home, a twin home. It seems the duplex has as many names as the ability it has in making homeownership dreams come true.

A duplex is a single structure featuring two residences, each with its own private entrance and one shared wall. Each home is individually owned, and unlike townhomes, have no condo fees. It’s twice the nice at half the price.

Trico Homes Marketing Manager, Glenda Schwartz, says there are four main reasons to love the duplex: less money for more square footage; a unique environmental advantage; an alternative to condo living; and a chance to have the perfect neighbour.

Read the full story here in Nexthome Calgary.

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Trico Staff Among Winners of the 8th Annual Avid Service Awards

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

We’re delighted to share that two Trico team members have been named winners of the 8th Annual Avid Service Awards, selected from thousands of professionals across Canada & the United States.

  • Alexandra Scott – Design Representative
  • Dean Clarke – Walk-Through Representative

Widely considered to be a premier award for homebuilding professionals, the winners of the Annual Avid Service Award are selected according to customer satisfaction scores based on surveys taken by customers who closed on new homes between January 2020 and December 2020. Selected employees scored in the top 5% of Avid’s national customer satisfaction database for their respective roles.

In a year where Trico has faced numerous challenges and changes as a result of COVID-19, this Avid Award is an especially meaningful recognition and a testament to our team’s commitment to providing exceptional customer service and care for our homeowners. Congratulations to Alexandra and Dean for their well-deserved wins!

More information about the Avid Service Awards can be found here.

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Sunny Summit End offers spacious bedrooms for ultimate comfort

Friday, April 09, 2021

When a bedroom is too small, nothing has its own space and clutter builds quickly. A well-sized sleep space does the opposite, creating a more organized, welcoming room in which to start and end one’s day.

Fortunately for owners of the Summit End at Parallel Bloc, this townhome by Trico Homes clearly offers the latter. Parallel Bloc is a development with a private central courtyard in the southwest master-planned community of Crestmont West.

This 1,546-square-foot Summit End, which has an attached two-car garage and dual master bedroom orientation, is one of two show homes displayed here. The dimensions of both bedrooms are well above average. They each reach 19 feet wide.

Read the full story here in the Calgary Herald.

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5 Trico homes selected as finalists in 2020 BILD Calgary Region Awards

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

We are excited to share that Trico has been named as a finalist in the 2020 BILD Calgary Region Awards! It’s an honour to be recognized by our industry for our efforts, and we are so proud of our team for always striving to bring innovation and unique style to our home designs. Below are the 5 homes that have been selected as finalists.

Best New Home $255,000 – $294,999: The Wynwood 28 in D’ARCY & The Harrington in Carrington

Best New Home $295,000 – $349,999: The Monroe in Seton

Best New Home $350,000 – $414,999: The Cambridge in Legacy (2021 STARS Lottery Home)

Best Home Exterior Renovation: Coach Ridge Remodel

To see the full list of finalists & nominations, click here.

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The Future of Housing in Post-Pandemic Calgary

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Estimates suggest that Calgary’s population will increase to 2 million people over the next 50 years. So, we can certainly expect that more homes will be built. But what kinds? And where?

While a lot of the talk about the city focuses on the inner-city, many future homeowners will still have an appetite for suburban and satellite communities. And as with, everything from groceries to clothes, people are also increasingly comfortable shopping for their homes online. Wanda Palmer, vice president marketing at Trico Homes, says that during the pandemic Trico increasingly connected with potential homeowners using artificial intelligence and other online tools to enhance the home-buying experience.

Read the full story here in Avenue Calgary.

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Trico Homes is a HomeStars 2021 Best of Award Winner!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

For the 6th year in a row, we’re humbled to be named a HomeStars 2021 Best of Award winner – presented to companies with a minimum 85%+ star score and demonstrates professional integrity and unparalleled customer service.

Our team members are superstars at what they do, and we truly appreciate our homeowners for taking the time to share a review about their work! To see what they have to say about our team, visit Trico’s HomeStars page here.

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Trico Homes named on 2021 list of Best Workplaces for Women

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

We’re delighted to be included in the 2021 list of Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® Canada!

“These organizations are on a mission to change the way the world works, by creating workplace cultures where employees can thrive and do the best work of their lives. They provide a workplace where employees can learn, contribute, feel valued, and pursue their professional goals – and have fun along the way.”

Thank you to our talented team for making Trico such a great place to work, both virtually and in-person!

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Trico Homes Named A Finalist in the 2021 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

Thursday, March 11, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that 2 of our homes have been named finalists in this year’s Canadian Home Builders’ Association National Awards for Housing Excellence.

  • The Wynwood – Best Detached Production Bungalow
  • The Monroe – Best Detached Production Home | 2,101 to 2,400 square feet

The CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence competition recognizes the best in Canadian new homes, home renovations, community development and residential marketing. This year more than 730 entries of top projects from across the country were received, representing rural and urban communities. A geographically-diverse and expert panel of over 170 judges reviewed images, floor plans, and project descriptions before narrowing down the field.

Winners will be announced on May 7, 2021. For more details, please visit the CHBA Awards Website.

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Buying your first home, a voyage of discovery

Thursday, March 04, 2021

You may have heard that Calgary’s residential market is red hot right now. Strong sales have taken many new home builders by surprise (albeit, a pleasant one) and some have even been struggling to keep inventory.

Prevailing circumstances may just make it ideal for anyone thinking of buying their first home to make the jump. Mortgage rates are still extremely low, there are tons of choices available especially for new homes. And if circumstances are forcing you to shelter in place for extended periods of time, wouldn’t you want to be in a place of your own and that you love?

But stepping into such a big life-changing commitment, it’s normal to have doubts. That’s why a lot of homebuilders offer further assurances that can help new home buyers make the decision. We talk to a couple who just bought their first home about their experience, and to Excel Homes and Trico Homes, two local builders who specialize in the first-time buyer market, for some expert advice.

Read the full story here in Nexthome Calgary.

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Live in style in southwest Calgary’s best luxury townhomes at Wentworth Pointe

Monday, March 01, 2021

Located in the family friendly community of Wentworth in Calgary’s prestigious upper west side, Wentworth Pointe by Trico Homes is a collection of luxury townhomes surrounded by numerous amenities, shopping centres, highly sought-after schools, and transit routes.

The homes at Wentworth Pointe are intuitively designed with spacious and stylish interiors, providing a true sense of sophistication and elegance. There’s also a strong connection to nature, with abundant green spaces and parks nearby, and easy access to the mountains.

Read the full article here.

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Focus on Leadership | Trico Homes believes in supporting communities

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Trico Homes has always had an eye on building and supporting communities in Calgary. But that focus has become more critical than ever during the pandemic.

“At Trico we have long recognized success isn’t just about our business; rather, we want the communities we serve to be successful, too,” says Mike Brown, president of Trico Homes. “And that’s been at the centre of everything we’ve done since the pandemic hit.”

Read the full story here.

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Trico Homes extends title sponsorship for health and fitness at Trico Centre

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Trico Homes has made another major contribution to community recreation and wellness in Calgary.

The builder has extended its naming sponsorship with the Trico Centre to 20 years, committing $2 million to the 38-year-old southeast Calgary facility in Willow Park.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi lauds the veteran builder’s continued support.

“We can pay tribute to everyone at Trico Homes, especially Wayne, Eleanor (Wayne’s wife), and the Chiu family for the remarkable commitment they have shown to Calgary, to building an inclusive community for everyone,” says Nenshi. “Back in 2008, it was a big deal when this not-particularly-ginormous firm made such a huge investment in wellness and in Calgary with the naming,

Read the full story here in the Calgary Herald.

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The Monroe offers special spaces for all members of the family

Saturday, February 13, 2021

After a busy day at work, preparing a meal, cleaning up afterwards and helping their children with questions about their homework, it’s a well-earned time to relax. Such an opportunity can be found in the Monroe by Trico Homes. This 2,260-square-foot front-drive single-family home is presented as a show home in Seton.

Rather than a conventional two-storey layout, this split-level home is spread across four developed levels above grade. This orientation creates a top level that gives the owners of the home a private, upscale retreat.

Read the full story here in the Calgary Herald.

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New Online Buyer Journey Calls for a Personalized Experience

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Trico Homes, founded in Calgary Alberta, was in search of a solution to improve home buyer’s website experience while also bringing more potential customers to their show homes. As 51% of people buy homes they found online, it is essential for Trico, and other home builders, to optimize the online experience to educate and nurture customers earlier in the home buying process.

Trico Homes deeply values each stage of the home buying journey and wanted to create an optimal experience for their customers. Buying a home is not a one-size-fits-all experience, so why do all home buyers often experience the same online shopping experience as the next person? By providing a personalized website experience, each unique home buyer is guided down their unique path to purchase, ultimately increasing the likelihood of conversion and accelerating the sales cycle.

Read the full article here in TecHome Builder.

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Flexibility is key in Parallel Bloc

Friday, February 05, 2021

They may be the new kid on the block in Crestmont West but Trico Homes’ new townhome development– Parallel Bloc – promises a refined urban lifestyle in a nature endowed location in the southwest.

Parallel Block brings the best in urban sophistication amidst the everyday beauty of southern Alberta’s majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. “It is a place where nature and the best of urban living co-exist,” says area manager, Natalia Widomska.

“The advantage to Parallel Bloc is its flexible living spaces and price point. There’s literally something for everyone, including number of bedrooms, optional retreat spaces, fireplaces, developed basement, and select walkouts available. This project also includes a private central courtyard surrounded by scenic views,” Widomska says.

Read the full story here in NextHome Calgary.

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Trico Homes renews partnership with community recreation centre

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Trico Homes builds communities in more ways than one, and the renewal of its naming sponsorship agreement with the Trico Centre for Family Wellness recreation facility is yet one more way that it gives back and supports the community.

On January 27, Trico Homes announced the renewal of its naming sponsorship agreement with Trico Centre for a second 10-year term. It follows the $1.5 million naming sponsorship it signed with the vital recreation facility in 2008, and they are now the first to renew their commitment with another $2 million investment to create a 20-year strategic partnership.

Read the full story here in NextHome Calgary.

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Cat’s Track Podcast with Michael Brown

Monday, February 01, 2021

Our President, Michael Brown, shares his thoughts on businesses and partnerships on the #CatsTrack podcast hosted by Catherine Brownlee. 

Listen to the full episode on YouTube here.

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Trico中心——集娱乐和积极生活于一体

Friday, January 29, 2021

Trico中心(Trico Centre)是位于卡城南部的非营利性、社区经营管理的娱乐健身中心,与34南卡尔加里社区协会(34 South Calgary Community Associations)以独特的社区伙伴关系模式合作运作,营造的是一个广受欢迎的将人们联系在一起的集娱乐、健身、社交于一体的生活。

其冠名赞助商Trico Homes,卡城知名的建筑开发公司,在近日宣布将投资2百万持续其对Trico中心的支持。这是继公司在延续了十年赞助之后的再一个十年合约,为Trico中心健康运营,给当地家庭提供了实现娱乐和积极生活的优良环境。

Read the full story here.

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Trico Homes invests 2 million dollars to support community recreation and wellness

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Today, Trico Homes (Trico) is pleased to announce it will invest 2 million dollars in Trico Centre for Family Wellness (Trico Centre), continuing the long-standing partnership between the two organizations with the renewal of the naming sponsorship agreement for a second 10-year term.

Back in 2008, Trico Homes led the way for local small to medium-sized businesses to support community recreation and active living through a 1.5 million dollar naming sponsorship agreement. Trico is proud to set another example yet again by being the first to renew their commitment with the Trico Centre, making this agreement a 20-year strategic partnership.

Trico Centre is a non-profit, community-operated fitness and wellness facility located in South Calgary that operates with a unique community partnership model by working directly with 34 South Calgary Community Associations. Trico’s placemaking approach has helped to create a welcoming community where people come together to find connection, happiness and enrich their well-being.

The positive impacts of Trico Centre’s philosophy and values are felt beyond their membership and partners and into the community through Trico’s many outreach programs, support of local events and commitment to ensure health and wellness is accessible to everyone. The Trico Centre Cares Program ensures all children can participate in swimming and skating lessons through partnerships with Jumpstart, KidzFirst, KidSport and Kids Up Front. Trico Centre also partners with the City of Calgary to provide Wellness Access fee assistance to low-income families.

The Trico Centre facility includes a fitness centre with three studios, an aquatics centre, two full-sized arenas, a gymnasium, multi-purpose and social spaces, on-site childcare, food services and professional service tenants. It has also been a long-time home base for the Bow Valley Hockey Society and the FLC Seniors Club, the largest older adult organization in Western Canada.

“We are so pleased that Trico Homes is renewing its naming sponsorship for another 10-year term,” says Sheryl McGie, Acting General Manager. “Both Trico Homes and Trico Centre operate with many of the same values and goals in creating communities full of healthy and vibrant residents, and we are so proud of this partnership. At Trico Centre, we are able to provide many opportunities for all types of wellness and have been doing so for the last 38 years! With the support of Trico Homes, we will be able to continue bringing unique and engaging opportunities to people for another 10 years, and beyond. Thank you, Trico Homes for sharing our vision and future!”

“Hearing that Trico Centre opened its doors on this day 38 years ago, we couldn’t think of a more fitting day to begin the next chapter of this community partnership,” said Wanda Palmer, VP Marketing for Trico Homes. “The Trico Centre is so much more than a recreation facility; it is a place that brings people together from all ages and backgrounds and encourages community connections through fitness and wellness activities. It is amazing to see how big this tight-knit community has grown, and we look forward to supporting family recreation and healthy lifestyles in Calgary for another 10 years.”

The sponsorship dollars will be designated for important capital expenses such as improvements to the fire and life safety systems, parking amenities, arena refrigeration systems, the waterslide, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, as well as purchasing new fitness centre equipment.

For more information about the Trico Centre for Family Wellness, visit tricocentre.ca.

About Trico Homes

In 1992, Wayne Chiu founded Trico Homes with a commitment to being a different kind of homebuilding company. One that is conscious about creating the best places to live, and believes businesses have a responsibility to be caring corporate citizens with the power to bring positive change to their communities. Since then, Trico has built over 10,000 homes in Calgary and the surrounding region, earning a reputation for design, craftsmanship and customer care while remaining true to our founding purpose: doing well by building safe and healthy homes that our customers value; doing good by putting our community first. Learn more about Trico Homes at tricohomes.com.

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The Cambridge sparkles as a STARS Lottery grand prize home

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Dream homes in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Kelowna are just four of the 2,500 prizes to be won in the 2021 STARS Lottery, on now until March 18.

This year, tickets are being sold online for the 38th edition of the lottery, which raises $11 million to help fund STARS air ambulance bases in Alberta. With COVID-19 impacting fundraising events, this year’s lottery is critical.

The Calgary dream home is a $1.194 million home built by Trico Homes in Legacy Woods, a WestCreek Developments community in the southeast. The 3,578-square-foot, two-storey home with a triple-car garage is the Cambridge floor plan.

Trico show home design co-ordinator Tara Pallay says that as a lottery home, she wanted to do something that would get people’s attention.

“We took COVID-19 into consideration and what that has meant for people’s lifestyles,” she says.

Read the full story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Cochrane man using donations to help furnish Wesley First Nation homes

Saturday, January 16, 2021

A Cochranite is building homes on the Wesley First Nation and has been quietly collecting furniture donations to fill the houses upon their completion.

Peter Tilma first became involved with Stony Nakoda First Nation following the 2013 floods, when his employer, Trico Homes, was hired to restore several damaged properties belonging to Chiniki First Nation members.

While working on those homes, Tilma noted some of them were lacking furniture and other amenities— The observation sparked an idea to collect furniture and donate it to the residents.

Seven years later, Tilma is now working with the Wesley First Nation building new homes, and he is still collecting furniture donations for the homes he builds.

Read the full story here in Cochrane Today.

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Location, service and design all fall in line at Wentworth Pointe Townhomes

Friday, December 18, 2020

It was a change in life circumstances that sent Raelee Dielwart off to find a new roof over her head. And with precise ideas of what and where she wanted said roof, it didn’t take long to find.

With two young children, she wanted three bedrooms and a play area plus a modern floor plan and little to no maintenance… it had to be move-in ready and located on the west side of Calgary close to her parents in Springbank, where she was raised.

Dielwart’s answer was Wentworth Pointe Townhomes by Trico Homes on 85th Street S.W.

Read more about Raelee’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico grand prize showhome stars in Legacy

Monday, December 14, 2020

Trico Homes is once again flexing its considerable skill in creating stylishly distinctive homes as it prepares for the opening of its fourth STARS Lottery grand prize home. Located in the gorgeous southeast community of Legacy, Trico’s $1.1 million Cambridge showhome will headline one of the city’s most eagerly awaited charity events.

“Our team couldn’t be more proud to design and build the Calgary Lottery Home for the fourth straight year,” says Wanda Palmer, Vice President, Marketing. “At Trico, we bring our very best to every community we live and work in, and we’re honoured to have this opportunity to help support STARS Air Ambulance and the critical life-saving work they do for Albertans each and every day.”

This year’s grand prize home stands at over 2,669 square-feet and is going up in the acclaimed The Woods in Legacy semi-estate area. It features a developed basement and a triple car garage that presents a stately presence in this sought after community.

Read the full story here in NextHome Calgary.

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Trico Homes offers choice and affordability in Precedence

Monday, December 14, 2020

The fresh mountain air of Cochrane, the panoramic mountain scenery and the quaint appeal of small town living has always been the attraction for living in this western heritage town just west of Calgary. Now, Trico Homes is bringing a wider choice of home options here that will certainly bring the Big Sky lifestyle to an even more diverse range of buyers.

The renowned homebuilder now offers single-family and multi-family homes in the young, dynamic community of Precedence in Riversong. Set on a placid hillside just off Cowboy Trail on the south part of Cochrane, Precedence is as quaint as a riverside community can be. And with Trico’s new selection of stylishly affordable homes here, it is as compelling as ever to new home buyers.

Read the full story here in NextHome Calgary.

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Social Finance’s ‘Tipping Point’: The Inside Story of How Canada’s Ecosystem Evolved, And What Needs to Come Next

Thursday, December 10, 2020

According to a global survey in 2019 of the richest 45 economies by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Canada was named the best country to be a social entrepreneur – thanks to aspects like government support and access to investment.

Wayne Chiu, the founder and CEO of Trico Homes in Calgary, Alberta, says this change is palpable when he talks with the next generation of business leaders. “If you go into a university you can’t avoid people talking about social innovation: how am I going to create a business impacting civil society?” he says.

Read the full article here at Future of Good.

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Trico Homes introduces Parallel Bloc in Crestmont West

Friday, November 13, 2020

Trico Homes has launched a new multi-family project in Calgary’s desirable Crestmont West community.

It’s a unique three-storey townhome development, dubbed Parallel Block, offering the best of nature and urban living on the western edge of the city, says Trico vice-president of marketing Wanda Palmer.

Tucked into the slope west of Winsport Canada Olympic Park, the first phase of Parallel Bloc in the Qualico community features four floor plans with basements and double attached garages. Each row of townhomes is built on either a level entry or walkout lot. The Summit model has a basement entry while the front doors to the Retreat, Haven and Latitude floor plans open into the great room.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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台慶特備節目 – 「以家為本」照片大募集參加辦法

Monday, November 09, 2020

家是我們人生的驛站,是我們生活的樂園,也是我們避風的港灣;疫情期間,家成為生活的主場,我們的生活模式被潛移默化地影響和改變。家,逐漸被賦予更多的角色和可能性,當家成為焦點,家的重要性變成不可取代。

感謝今次活動冠名贊助 Trico Homes,在過往28年一貫秉承 “以家為本 ” 的待客之道 ,建立和服務卡城不少社區,為卡城居民生活帶來無數美好改變。加拿大中文電台 Fairchild Radio FM947 也堅守著同樣理念,22年來在大氣電波中,服務及陪伴著卡城數萬個家庭成長,從未間斷。藉著22週年台慶之際,Trico Homes 加拿大中文電台齊齊聯手,邀請您參加「以家為本」照片大募集活動。

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Here’s How AI Makes A New-Home Hunt About As Fun As Dating

Thursday, November 05, 2020

It’s what’s underneath and behind that elegant stroke of user-experience genius that builders like Calgary, Canada-based Trico Homes [have] dialed-into on the AI front. [Trico] has turned functionality of an action-area of their web site—the “find your home” button—to a Canadian-based technology upstart Openhouse.AI that brings an array of personalization filters into play for new-home shoppers.

Working on the “back-end” of the Trico Homes website, for instance, is an AI-powered marketing platform designed for a user experience that works like a cross between Match.com and Netflix. Learning with every click—and trading on what shoppers will reveal of their priorities on important topic tags such as local schools, community population, ownership, income, and price—artificial intelligence technology begins to understand the needs and preferences of website visitors. In real-time, the system updates the search results and creates recommendations for floorplans and communities that would be most attractive to each customer.

Read the full article here in Forbes Magazine.

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Introducing the 2021 Calgary STARS Lottery Home!

Monday, October 19, 2020

STARS Air Ambulance has landed in the Woods of Legacy! We’re thrilled to announce that Trico is building the 2021 STARS Lottery home in this beautiful SE Calgary community.

“Our team couldn’t be more proud to design and build the Calgary Lottery Home for the 4th straight year. At Trico, we bring our very best to every community we live and work in, and we’re honoured to have this opportunity to help support STARS Air Ambulance and the critical life-saving work they do for Albertans each and every day,” says Michael Brown, President of Trico Homes.

“We are excited to partner again with Trico Homes to build our 2021 STARS Lottery Alberta show home in the community of Legacy,” said Andrea Robertson, STARS President and CEO. “For the fourth year in a row, Trico will be building a luxury home in Calgary, to be won by one lucky STARS supporter. Each STARS lottery ticket sold helps our red helicopters and crews be there for the next patient that needs us.”

Featuring our Cambridge model, this home is going to be a real standout and we can’t wait to unveil it to you in January! Stay tuned for more updates…

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Qualico launches new community of Ambleton in rolling lands of Calgary’s northwest

Friday, October 16, 2020

Located on a quarter section north of 144th Avenue at 14th Street N.W., Ambleton will have 1,300 homes, a Catholic high school and a natural environmental reserve.

The Ambleton builder group includes Trico Homes, Shane Homes, Jayman Homes, Sterling Homes and Broadview Homes. The initial offering will be bungalows, laned homes and front-drive product with attached garages.

Trico president Michael Brown said his company is investing as well as building in Ambleton, describing northwest Calgary as being amenity rich with endless parks and excellent connectivity.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes’ Harrington showhome a perfect fit for all

Saturday, October 03, 2020

Growing families and multi-generational families will find Trico Homes’ Harrington model to be a perfect fit.

“The two-storey Harrington showhome we have in Carrington features five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms in its 2,168 square feet,” says Henry Luong, Trico’s area manager in Carrington. “There are four bedrooms on the upper option with bonus room for larger families, spice kitchen on the main floor and an optional, spacious basement development that feels like its own sanctuary, with an open-layout design, a large and beautiful wet bar, laundry room, a large bedroom and spacious bathroom.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Magnolia brings bright option to townhome living

Friday, September 18, 2020

Natural light adds energy and visual interest to a room, making it more likely to attract people for longer stretches of time. In gathering spaces, such as the great room, this is especially valuable.

Trico Homes embraces this concept in its Magnolia Corner model. This two-storey 1,411-square-foot townhome is presented as a show home in the scenic Cochrane community of Precedence in Riversong. This is [also] a fee-simple townhome, which means — unlike conventional townhomes — the buyer owns and is responsible for the exterior of the home and the land it sits on.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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New Trico Residential president thrives through early challenges

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Brown says he was looking for a new challenge and felt most fortunate when Trico CEO Wayne Chiu reached out to him, as he was aware of the company’s successes and its reputation as a community builder. “We’re not just about making money,” Chiu said, “we have a responsibility to support the communities we work in.”

Trico’s immediate reaction to COVID-19 was to try to ensure its many sub-trades were able to keep going. Brown negotiated lower costs that are being passed to buyers for the rest of the year, meaning steady sales that are keeping the trades working.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes: Doing the right thing

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

When members of the Trico team meet, [Michael] Brown says the focus consistently comes back to doing the right thing.

“The right thing is that we do need to achieve some level of profit – we wouldn’t exist if we didn’t – but the first thing we have to think about is: How do our actions impact society? How do our actions impact clients?” says Brown. “It keeps us on an endgame that’s community first and then profit second.

“People often believe that those are very distinct things,” he adds. “At Trico we believe that one leads to the other. If you do focus on the community, that will allow you to be successful.”

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#ImmigrationMatters in Calgary, Alberta

Monday, July 06, 2020

Wayne and Eleanor Chiu, originally from Hong Kong, are driven by their passion for using business to further the good of their community.

“The Chius are leaving a legacy to Calgary,” says Chris Hopfner, chair of the Trico Group Board. “By providing seed money to help people experiment with sustainability and social enterprise, they are adding to the vibrancy of our city.”

Read the full story here.

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‘Space well used’ is Fairmont’s design principle

Monday, June 08, 2020

While the size of a home is important, how space is distributed matters even more.

It should be designed with the most square footage earmarked for areas of the home that make a difference in the comfort and convenience of the people who live there. This is a strength of the Fairmont by Trico Homes, which is presented as a show home in the new Cochrane community of Rivercrest.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes lands fifth HomeStars award

Monday, May 11, 2020

Trico Homes has once again been honoured as a 2020 HomeStars Best of Award winner. Trico is a five-time winner with a Star Score of 89 percent and more than 600 online reviews since 2011.

“Purchasing a home can be the largest investment that any family will make and HomeStars has given our homeowners the opportunity to share their home-building experience with the world,” says Nicole Walker, customer relations manager at Trico Homes.

“At Trico Homes, it’s not only about the houses we build, we also work to build lasting relationships with our homeowners. In our pledge to stand behind our homes and homeowners, we will always strive to make the home-buying and construction process as hassle-free and as pleasant as possible.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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卡城建築公司Trico Homes 連續四年榮獲HomeStars最佳獎項

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

HomeStars頒發的2020 HomeStars最佳獎項Best of Award是基於是用心建造房屋用正確的態度做正確做事的標準來評判的。而Trico Homes就是將屋主的最大利益放在首位。為了表彰Trico Homes的真誠和承諾,HomeStars選擇Trico Homes作為2020 HomeStars最佳獎項得主。Trico Homes 亦連續榮獲HomeStars最佳獎項

最佳獎項是由HomeStars網絡內超過60,000專業建築商中選出的最佳專業公司,這些專業建築商是經過審查和甄選出來的因為他們對客戶服務的堅定奉獻和行內有出色表現。自2011年以來,Trico Homes五次獲獎,並獲得89%的星級評分和600多項在線評論。

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Four Trico Team Members Honoured with Avid Service Awards

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Trico is pleased to share that four of our team members have won the 7th Annual Avid Service Awards. This honour is awarded to employees that have scored in the top 10% in customer satisfaction nationwide, based on complete customer surveys in 2019.

  • Adam Zymirski – Sales Representative
  • Kelsey Clarke – Sales Representative
  • Peter Tilma – Project Superintendent
  • Dean Clarke – Walk-Through Representative

“It takes the effort of every individual in an organization to create a great company. And within every great company there are team members that truly excel in their role of delivering superior service,” said Tim Bailey, chief strategy officer, Avid Ratings. “We are excited to honour these skilled professionals in the homebuilding industry for the superior level of service they provide to their customers.”

The Avid Awards are a testament to Trico’s commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience. Thank you to our team members for going above and beyond for our homeowners, each and every day!

More information about the Avid Service Awards can be found here.

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Trico Named One of the Top 25 Best Workplaces in Canada for 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Today we are delighted to announce Trico was named #25 on the list of Best Workplaces for 2020 by Great Places to Work Canada. Receiving this recognition for 10+ years is truly a honour and a testament to our culture, where our staff trust the people they work with & have pride in what they do. Congratulations to our entire team!

Learn more about Best Workplaces in Canada here.

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Pie-shaped backyard perfect place for kids, dog to play at new Oxford home

Saturday, April 04, 2020

After living in the inner city, [Christy] Berrington found the prices in Belmont to be very affordable for the type of family home she wanted to build. Trico’s three-bedroom Oxford, with a base price of $435,000 was a great starting point. With no show home for the Oxford in Belmont, she and Trico area sales manager Shawna Christensen drove to see one in Wolf Willow over in the southeast.

“I walked in and said, this is the house,” she says.

Read more about Christy’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Construction companies institute more safety measures on job sites

Saturday, March 28, 2020

With more a growing number of COVID-19 cases in Alberta, many businesses are adjusting to the necessity of ramped up safety measures to restrict spreading the virus, including those involved in the province’s residential industry. One of many Calgary companies making multiple adjustments to its procedures is Trico Homes.

The builder is modifying its scheduling to reduce crossover of trades and has additional site signage installed on all front doors of homes under construction to inform workers on the company’s policies and guidelines “to ensure that everyone on our job sites remains safe and healthy,” says Wanda Palmer, vice-president, marketing.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Let the new season’s sun shine into Trico Homes’ Fairmont in Cochrane

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Spring has sprung and with it, lots more sunshine. Trico Homes’ Fairmont model showhome is the perfect new home for the new season, says Lauren Crouse, area sales manager for Trico in Rivercrest, Cochrane.

“This home has been exceptionally designed to maximize space with large windows to take advantage of the abundant natural light,” says Crouse. “With a spacious kitchen, dining nook, great room and expansive upper floor featuring a private and luxurious master suite, there is space for the whole family.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Precedence and Rivercrest add innovative new-build product to Cochrane’s housing mix

Sunday, March 15, 2020

“We are finding that we have quite a few buyers from Calgary wanting to take part in the lifestyle that Cochrane offers,” said Andrew Campbell, area sales manager for Trico Homes in Precedence, Cochrane’s newest riverside community.

Home designs in the community are varied, appealing to a variety of buyer demographics. Trico Homes recently released its street towns, a collection of 46 three-bedroom townhomes that boast no condo fees. The townhomes range from 1,349 to 1,409 square feet, with detached rear garages and landscaped yards.

Read the full article here in CREB®NOW.

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Trico Homes Retains Status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2020

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2004, Trico is very pleased to share our organization has retained our spot on the Platinum winner’s list in 2020. We are honoured to be recognized once again for our excellence in fostering healthier workplaces, forward-thinking strategy & community engagement.

[A] redeeming quality that never wavers among Best Managed award recipients is their extraordinary commitment to their clients and customers. “Year over year, a clear and concise strategy and approach to customer service is what puts these companies head and shoulders above the rest,” says Kari Lockhart, National Co-Leader of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and Partner, Deloitte Private.

Learn more about the Best Managed Companies Program here.

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Stunning views set the scene in Precedence

Friday, February 28, 2020

[Vince & Barb] had been on the lookout for a new home, a place they could ground into and really call home. They knew that they wanted to stay in Cochrane, and preferably in Riversong, where they could walk the trails by the river and enjoy the gorgeous mountain views. They also wanted a home that would fit their family now and offer the couple a low maintenance lifestyle in the future.

They found exactly what they were looking for with Trico Homes’ new Street Town designs in Precedence, the final phase of Riversong.

On their new home wish list was plenty of space for the entire family — its numbers had grown in recent years with Timothy’s girlfriend, Thao, joining the brood, along with the latest addition to the family, Lucy, a rescue dog from Oregon.

“It was really because of Lucy that we found our new home,” recalls Barb, who says that they wandered across the Trico show home, while out walking her in September, just weeks after adopting her.

Read more about Vince & Barb’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Newbury cooks up comfortable kitchen

Friday, February 28, 2020

For many people, cooking is not just a necessity, it’s a way in which to connect with loved ones.

With the right dimensions and design, it’s easy for meal preparation to be a collaboration.

Trico Homes features such a kitchen in the Newbury. This model is part of the Unity townhome development — headlined by a striking central courtyard — in Seton.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Quick possession: Move into a new home faster

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cameron Larocque and Morgan Taylor were ready to buy a home but, as for many young couples, mortgage approval was proving difficult.

Camped out in the basement of Taylor’s parents’ home since returning from Europe last summer, they’d been looking at resale homes and researching building from scratch. Larocque has a good job as a chartered professional accountant but Taylor’s job as a substitute teacher was a roadblock to financing anything they liked. Until they found a quick possession model by Trico Homes in a neighbourhood they thought they’d never be able to afford — Cranston’s Riverstone.

“This spec home was on sale. It was honestly a deal we couldn’t pass up,” Taylor says.

The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Garrison floor plan with front single-car garage was one of several move-in ready homes in Riverstone built by Trico. The price on the 1,621-square-foot home on a zero lot had been reduced twice by the builder, and Larocque happened to stumble across the listing while browsing on his phone late one night.

“It was in our price range. We just went to the Trico sales centre in Riverstone and said we want to see it,” he says.

Read more about Cameron & Morgan’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Pine Creek is 100 percent residential

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The new southwest community of Pine Creek is unique among new Calgary communities, [having] completely geared towards single-family living. There are no condos, no commercial spaces and no community fees.”

Among the showhomes is the two-storey, 2,108-sq.-ft. Oxford by Trico Homes, which features three bedrooms and a bonus room on the upper level, with an additional bedroom in the basement with its own full bathroom.

“The Oxford includes an impressive collection of high-end finishes, wide-open living spaces, smartly laid-out storage options and ample room for a growing family. What makes the home truly special is that it is affordable for the vast majority of families in search of a new home. Nearly all of the most exciting elements of the home are included as standards.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Extra width gives Pearl a spacious advantage

Friday, February 07, 2020

Cozy secondary sleep spaces are suitable for many families, especially when their children are in their earlier stages of life. But if the plan is to put down roots and make it their home for the next decade, the adolescents or teenagers in the family may need something more substantial.

The Pearl by Trico Homes is designed to be that long-range fit. This 1,720-square-foot, front-drive model is part of its Gems Series in the northeast Calgary community of Redstone.

One of its secondary bedrooms is 13 feet six inches by 10 feet and the other is 13 feet five inches by 10 feet five inches. In both cases, these dimensions exceed the average for spaces of this kind.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico recognized for its diverse team as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Diversity has long been embedded in Trico’s corporate culture, and today our team is thrilled to be recognized as one of 2020’s Best Workplaces for Inclusion!

Trico received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Canada, where direct feedback was collected from employees.

“We are honoured to receive this distinction for our commitment to providing a workplace that is supportive of personal and professional growth, celebrates diversity in many ways and has solid policies in place that support a well-functioning and multi-cultural work environment,” says Maaike Ezinga, Vice President of Human Resources.

For more details about Best Workplaces in Canada, please visit https://bit.ly/2GhcLlb

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Sneak peek at Dawson’s Landing gives early birds first choices in new community

Friday, January 17, 2020

House hunters will have the chance to get to know a new Chestermere community and the home options it provides before its grand opening later this year.

An open house sales event for Dawson’s Landing will be held at the Lakeside Golf Club from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 22. The community, which will build out to 1,305 homes, is master-planned by Qualico Communities, the same developer behind Calgary communities such as Crestmont, Redstone and Evanston.

Builders in Dawson’s Landing include [Trico Homes]… they will have floor plans and pricing available at the open house and offer the ability to put a hold on or purchase a home, as well.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Vaulted ceiling in Oxford’s bonus room leaves lasting impression

Friday, December 13, 2019

For many families, the most important parts of the home are areas in which people can connect.

This concept is at the heart of a zero lot line model by Trico Homes. The Oxford is a 1,948-square-foot, front-drive single-family home demonstrated in the new south community of Wolf Willow.

One of its most appealing places in which to spend time with others is the grand, front-facing bonus room. With multiple large windows and a towering vaulted ceiling, it combines architectural interest with a pleasing dose of natural light. It also has the floor space to fit large pieces of furniture, making it a comfortable place for family to gather and talk or watch TV before going to bed.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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First Building in Phase One of Kingsland Junction Tops Out

Friday, December 06, 2019

For those not familiar with the development, Kingsland Junction is a phased project consisting of a total of five buildings located on Macleod Trail, near Heritage Drive.

Three buildings totaling 271 units as well as retail commercial space make up the first phase, with an estimated completion date of the third building in spring 2021. The remaining two buildings are to be built at a later date.

Read the full article here in Skyrise Calgary.

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Trico Recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures in 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

We are delighted to share that our organization was named as one of Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures for 2019, in the Mid-Market category!

This honour is presented to a select number of organizations each year by Waterstone Human Capital, in recognition of company cultures that enhance performance, sustain a competitive advantage, and allows employees to thrive in the workplace.

“At Waterstone we believe corporate culture drives performance and that it’s an organization’s greatest asset,” said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO Awards. “What’s remarkable about this year’s group of winning organizations is their commitment to corporate culture and their success in leveraging that culture as a competitive advantage. They each set a high bar when it comes to building great, high performance cultures that ultimately drive organizational growth and power the performance of their teams.”

To learn more about Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures for 2019, visit canadasmostadmired.com.

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Executive office shuffles at Trico Homes and CMLC in 2020

Saturday, November 23, 2019

There will be a new face in the president’s chair at Trico Homes in the new year, as current president, Tom Chisholm, is making the move to retirement.

“Tom will be retiring and moving back to the U.S. to be closer to his family. I would like to thank Tom for his contributions and recognize the accomplishments he’s made during his time as president of Trico Homes,” said Wayne Chiu, CEO and founder of Trico Homes. “I am also very pleased to announce that Michael Brown will be joining our team as president for Trico Homes in January 2020. Throughout his time at the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, Michael has been able to successfully deliver a number of high-profile projects in support of the East Village Master Plan and the broader River’s District Plan.”

“I’m really looking forward to being part of the Trico Homes team. Eleanor and Wayne have created something very special beyond home building,” said Brown. “Trico is a community builder that creates life-changing moments for Calgarians and I can’t wait to contribute and share my experiences with this highly engaged group of people.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Trico Homes is ‘a community leader,’ says new president

Friday, November 15, 2019

After playing a lead role in the revitalization of East Village, Michael Brown is moving into the president’s chair of one of Calgary’s veteran home builders.

Following the retirement of Trico Homes’ current president, Tom Chisholm, Brown will take over the role starting in January 2020. The builder is presently active in 24 communities in the Calgary area.

“It was one of those opportunities — their value system, my value system, who they are as a company, who I want to be — that really aligned,” says Brown, on the role with Trico.

In Trico, Brown was impressed with its success as not only a business, but a community builder, as well.

“I believe Trico is a leader on that front,” he says. “They always put the community first. That was something that became very important to me. In meeting with them, it was really what attracted me to Trico.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Full spectrum of home styles available in the first phase of Dawson’s Landing in Chestermere

Sunday, October 06, 2019

This up-and-coming community in the City of Chestermere has a name that evokes images of friendly people and cozy homes. It’s just minutes east of Calgary — the first community you approach as you drive east along 17 Ave. S.W., which becomes Chestermere Blvd.

The architectural style throughout Dawson’s Landing, in keeping with the summer village, lake-life vibe that everyone loves about Chestermere, will add to the community charm. This development has affordable options for entry-level buyers and comfortable homes for mature buyers looking to take a few steps back.

With roads nearly completed, the first phase of Dawson’s Landing has been released, with the best lots available now. Several preferred Calgary and area builders will have show homes ready in early 2020.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald. For more information about Dawson’s Landing, please visit our community page.

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Legacy Village Open for Business

Monday, September 30, 2019

Join us for the grand opening celebrations of Legacy’s newest shopping centre, Legacy Village, on October 6 from noon to 3pm!

This special event will feature food, refreshments, face painting, balloon artists, an inflatable obstacle course & more.

Developed by Trico Communities, Legacy Village includes over 10 retailers & service providers, ranging from medical clinics, restaurants, fitness studios and other businesses.

Legacy Village is located at 47 Legacy View SE. More information about this project can be found here.

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Five bedrooms sets Bellview plan apart

Thursday, September 26, 2019

For larger-than-average families looking for a new home, finding a model with enough bedrooms can be a tall task.

Five bedrooms above grade isn’t even common in front-drive move-up homes, let alone a laned floor plan. Trico Homes, created a fit, taking its Bellview model to a new level.

The standard dimensions of this laned home are 1,560 square feet. But as a show home of this model in the community of Cornerbrook demonstrates with its optional third level of development, it can reach 2,158 square feet.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

 

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Cranston’s Riverstone Showhome Grand Opening

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Introducing… 2 amazing NEW showhomes in scenic Cranston’s Riverstone!

With green space, walk-out & triple car garage homesites, Cranston’s Riverstone is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build your dream home next to Fish Creek Park and established amenities, local schools & community centre.

Join us on September 28 from 12-4pm for an afternoon of exciting activities – meet your favourite Superheros & Disney Characters, enjoy lobster rolls and fancy drinks – while exploring the beautiful interiors of these new semi-estate homes.

Our showhomes are located at 110 & 114 Cranbrook Park SE. For more information about Cranston’s Riverstone, visit our community page here.

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Trico offers versatile floorplans in Cornerbrook

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Offering versatile floorplans to suit your growing family’s needs, Trico Homes is thrilling buyers with its lineup of stylish homes in the new northeast community of Cornerbrook.

“We’re getting a great response from buyers because they love having the option to include a spice kitchen, a loft with a fourth and fifth bedroom, a main floor bedroom or a secondary suite with separate side entrance,” says Glenda Schwartz, marketing manager for Trico. “We also offer starter and move-up homes to fit every budget so they appeal to a wide range of buyers.”

Read the full article here in NextHome Calgary.

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Haskayne School of Business launches new Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre with $5-million gift

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Trico’s founders Wayne & Eleanor Chiu, through the Trico Charitable Foundation, have announced a gift of $5 million to the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary to create the new Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre. 

The Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre will support unique student experiences inside and outside the classroom including community-based learning, internships, curriculum and research. Students will be empowered with new opportunities and all the support they need to enhance their academic experience. Hands-on learning and tailored student experiences will make Haskayne the school of choice for students interested in social entrepreneurship.

“I believe that, by engaging the University of Calgary, we are definitely able to create a much greater impact in Canada and possibly around the world. If we are able to use social entrepreneurship by encouraging more business people to get engaged into doing good by doing well, I think that will be huge for Calgary,” says Wayne Chiu, CM, AOE, ICD.D, and chairman, Trico Charitable Foundation.

Read the full article here.

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Wolf Willow Showhome Grand Opening

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Mark your calendars! Visit us on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 5pm for the grand opening of Trico’s four new showhomes in Wolf Willow.

Situated next to the Bow River in SE Calgary, Wolf Willow offers scenic views and will be home to a future dog park, among other convenient amenities. With all the showhomes (two laned & two front garage) located on the same street, you’ll love exploring this brand-new community and everything it has to offer!

The grand opening celebrations will be full of fun things to do, including mini-golf, food trucks, face painting, henna art & more!

Our showhomes are located on 19, 23, 26 & 30 Wolf Hollow Way SE. For more information about Wolf Willow, visit our community page here.

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La vie est belle … in Crestmont West

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

“We were looking for a home where our kids would be raised and to have that bigger space right now. It’s a long-term view — we don’t want to be moving in another few years,” says Melanie Villefranche.

They chose Trico Homes as their builder after meeting with Area sales manager, Kelsey Clarke, during a tour of show homes in Cochrane. The homes were great but the location was not. Back at home, they researched other areas where Trico was building, which led them to Crestmont West by Qualico Communities, located west of Winsport Canada Olympic Park.

On their first visit to the Trico show homes, who should they run into but Kelsey Clarke, who had now moved to the Crestmont West sales centre.

“We started talking to her and ended up buying a house,” Melanie says, laughing.

Read more about the Villefranches’ story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Rivercrest Grand Opening

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Fall in love this September with Cochrane’s newest community, Rivercrest!

Visit our new Fairmont showhome on September 14 from 1-5pm and enjoy a selection of autumn-themed treats from local restaurant Fence & Post & the Calgary Heritage Roasting Company, along with many family-friendly activities.

To reach our showhomes:

1. Head West on Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1
2. Take Exit 161 for AB-22 North toward Cochrane
3. Turn right onto James Walker Trail (East)
4. Turn left onto River Heights Drive
5. Turn left onto Rivercrest Drive (North)

Our showhome is located at 407 Rivercrest Blvd. in Cochrane. For more information about Rivercrest, visit our community page here.

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West MacLeod (Pine Creek & Sirocco) Grand Opening

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Bring your whole family to West MacLeod (Belmont, Pine Creek & Sirocco) and take part in Calgary’s largest community event!

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon on September 14 from 12-4pm as we open our doors to 3 new front garage showhomes, including the Oxford, Trico’s 2019 Home of the Year.

Grand opening celebrations will also include a family barbeque, movie in the park, a magician, face painter, horse-drawn carriage rides & more!

To find our showhomes, just follow the hot air balloon off Macleod Trail and 194th Avenue.

For more information about West MacLeod, visit our community pages below:

Belmont: app.tricohomes.com/community/belmont
Pine Creek: app.tricohomes.com/community/pine-creek
Sirocco: app.tricohomes.com/community/sirocco

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Trico named a “Best For the World” B Corporation for the 3rd time

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Out of 3,000 B Corporations (B Corp) worldwide, Trico was recognized today as a 2019 Best For the World honoree, in the overall and community categories!

“We are proud to belong to a community of global leaders dedicated to using business as a force for good. Trico’s desire to balance purpose and profit has helped us create a strong corporate culture and a highly engaged team that is dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience,” said Wanda Palmer, Vice President of Marketing for Trico Homes.

We’re incredibly honoured to share this achievement with our team, homeowners and the communities we build in. As Western Canada’s first & only B Corp homebuilder, this is a testament to our commitment in creating a lasting legacy to help make the world a better place – through our projects, community initiatives and using business as a force for good.

To learn more about the B Corp Certification, visit https://bcorporation.net/directory/trico-homes

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Coach Ridge Grand Opening

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Join us for the grand opening of Coach Ridge, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to build a brand-new home in the established & sought-after community of Coach Hill in SW Calgary!

With 6 home models to choose from and a lineup of versatile options – including double & triple car garages – Coach Ridge is your chance to design & build the home of your dreams.

Visit us on September 7 from 12-4pm to tour our new showhome, and enjoy some tasty treats from Taiko Taco and family-friendly entertainment. Plus, get first pick at Trico’s 18 exclusive homesites!

Our Greystone showhome is located at 7005 11 Avenue SW. For more information about Coach Ridge, visit our community page here. See you soon!

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7 Trico Employees Recognized as Avid Service Award Winners

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Trico is proud to announce that seven of our team members have been named Benchmark winners of the 6th Annual Avid Service Awards, ranking in the top 25% of all homebuilding professionals nationwide!

Kelsey Clarke – Sales Representative

Carmen De Luca – Sales Representative 

Jake Schindler – Walk-Through/Orientation

Dean Clarke – Walk-Through/Orientation

Bill Kuresh – Walk-Through/Orientation

Ryan Kerluke – Project Superintendent   

Gary Sluiter – Project Superintendent

“This award is an amazing accomplishment and testament of their commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience to all of Trico’s homeowners,” says Wanda Palmer, Trico Homes’ Vice President of Marketing.

“Employees that win an Avid Service Award have demonstrated a keen ability to deliver a great customer experience,” says Tim Bailey, division president of Avid Ratings Canada. “It is the voice of the customer that determines the award winners and this achievement is a confirmation of diligent customer service.”

More information about the Avid Service Awards can be found here.

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Builder’s Corner: Gems Series from Trico Homes brings innovative new-home options to Redstone

Friday, August 02, 2019

Trico Homes recently introduced five new home designs that are garnering interest from a broad spectrum of buyers.

The Gems Series, an enclave collection of 80 homes in the established northeast community of Redstone, features innovative architecture and interiors that stand out from the pack.

“We identified a real gap in what many families wanted in a home and what we were able to offer in a traditional Calgary neighbourhood,” said Wanda Palmer, vice-president of marketing for Trico Homes. “The inspiration came from our buyers and REALTOR® partners.”

Read the full article here.

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Trico Homes新住宅Gems開售 多個政要主持開幕儀式

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

亞省卡加利房屋建築公司Trico Homes,日前為位於卡加利市東北部的最新住宅發展項目Gems展銷中心舉行開幕儀式。Gems位於卡加利市東北部紅石區(Redstones),在紅天路(Red Sky Rd.)37號路段及41號路,設有6個示範住宅單位。

Read the full story here.

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Trico Homes introduces a new line of homes in Redstone

Friday, July 12, 2019

Trico Homes is bringing a new jewel, comprised of wider lots and homes with floor plans well-suited for multi-generational families, to a community in northeast Calgary.

The Gems Series is an 80-lot development by Trico, earmarked for 56 single-family homes with a front-drive double car garage, and 24 of the laned single-family variety. One of the qualities that sets this development apart is that both the lots and homes will be wider than average.

“That allows us to do different things with homes that you can’t do with a regular home, just with the added space,” says Justin Rampersad, co-area sales manager for the Gems Series. “We’re able to offer bigger bedrooms, bigger living spaces in general, with the goal of multi-generational living.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes set to open new, exclusive enclave of homes in Redstone

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Trico Homes opens a new series of wide-shallow, laned homes on July 13 in the northeast Calgary community of Redstone.

The Gem Series homes are designed for multi-generational families and those wanting larger flexible homes that can accommodate legal suites, says Justin Rampersad, co-area sales manager for Trico.

“There are so many unique features about this development and these homes and Trico is the exclusive builder in this enclave,” says Rampersad. “The width of the homes is one of the features that stands out right away, ranging from 28- to 36-feet wide. To put things into perspective, a typical laned home is 20-feet wide, and a front-drive starts at 24 feet. This increased width is felt as soon as you walk into the homes.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Redstone Gems Grand Opening

Monday, July 01, 2019

Dreaming of a home that fits your multi-generational family? Then don’t miss the grand opening of the Gems Series, a new line of extra-wide front attached & laned homes exclusive to Trico in Redstone!

With parking for up to 6 vehicles, separate side entrances, spice kitchen, flex rooms & legal suite options, the Gems Series are a rare find that’s easy to love.

Join us on July 13 from 12 -4pm and tour through our 6 new showhomes! Treat the family to multiple fun activities & summer treats, including a bouncy castle, face painter & henna artist! Plus, don’t miss the chance to enter for a $250 gift card to CrossIron Mills.

To find our showhomes, head into the community of Redstone from Stoney Trail, Metis Trail or 60th Street NE, and follow the signs to Red Sky Road NE.

For more information about Redstone Gems, visit our community page here.

 

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Trico celebrates 10,000 homes by giving back to the community

Saturday, June 22, 2019

In recognition of building more than 10,000 homes for families in the Calgary area and as a way of saying thanks and giving back to the community, Trico Homes launched its 10,000 Homes Giving Back campaign on June 15.

The campaign runs through to July 15, during which time the builder will be donating $1,000 from every home sold to five local charities, with a goal of raising $50,000 over the 30-day period.

“Each $1,000 donation will be made in the name of the home buyer(s),” says Wanda Palmer, vice-president of marketing at Trico Homes.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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The Jade a perfect fit for large families

Saturday, June 22, 2019

This model, which has a double-car front-attached garage, measures 2,208 square feet, and is part of the Gems Series, an enclave in Redstone that boasts larger-than-average home and lot widths, and is exclusive to Trico.

On the main level, the front-facing flex room can be converted to a bedroom. With a full bathroom — presented in the show home — only a few steps away, the people who sleep here will never need to take the stairs.

For multi-generational households, this gives grandparents the opportunity to access all of the home’s everyday necessities on one level. It’s the benefits of a bungalow, but with their grandchildren and adult children with bedrooms on the level above, and potentially below.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Growing family finds a place to call home in Cornerbrook

Saturday, May 25, 2019

When Amin and Rozmin Lakhani learned they were expecting their first child, one of their first thoughts was that they needed a larger home — a place where he or she would grow up.

With lots backing onto the ponds and wetland areas, Amin says it was a rare opportunity for them to stay in the northeast, where they are deeply entrenched in the community, and to build a large home on a walkout lot.

They were fortunate to find a walkout lot backing onto a pond, which was perfect for Trico’s Kingston model home. At nearly 2,400 square feet, the front-drive, two-storey, move-up home has four bedrooms and a bonus room upstairs and a main floor flex room.

“I am mostly looking forward to watching the sunrise across the pond every morning and to raising our family here. We’re not sure if it’s a he or a she, but it will be his or her first home,” Amin says of their child who is expected in November.

Read more about the Lakhani family’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Kingsland Junction has a site ‘big enough that we could do something very special’

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The massive building site on prime land at Macleod Trail and 77th Avenue S.W. has been dubbed Kingsland Junction, a five-building mixed-use development with retail, commercial and rental residences.

“We were so excited when the opportunity arose. The site was big enough that we could do something very special, ”says Wanda Palmer, vice-president of marketing for Trico.

By offering a variety of housing options for rent, rather than for sale, Palmer says Kingsland Junction will bring people of all ages together in an inclusive, healthy community that will nurture a higher quality of life. She refers to it as “full-spectrum” housing with something for everyone, including those who want to age in place.

“We’re doing a lot of work to create this. Kingsland Junction is going to encourage total health and wellness, provide opportunities for social interaction and create a very safe and beautiful place for the residents and the greater community to gather,” she says.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Three Alberta companies in residential industry named top employers

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Builders and developers are switching from project-by-project employment to a greater emphasis on more stable, permanent employment, says Anthony Meehan, publisher of Mediacorp’s Canada’s Top Employers.

Trico, Rohit and Delnor are leading this trend with progressive employment practices that have placed them on the list of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers (under 500 employees).

“Trico’s corporate culture is really born out of its values,” Ezinga says. “Culture starts at the top and it’s how they (company founders) do business. A few years ago we made it very practical” by making it policy.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes is one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

For the second consecutive year in a row, we are proud to announce that Trico is one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2019!

“Many of this year’s winners offer the kind of benefits once found only at big companies, but they have the flexibility to go beyond these and offer unique HR initiatives for their employees,” says Anthony Meehan, Publisher at Mediacorp.

Trico was evaluated by the editors at Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the following criteria: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Some standout reasons for Trico’s selection as a winner include offering alternative work options, in-house training initiatives, and performance recognition of its employees.

The full list of winners can be found in this special 2019 edition of the Globe and Mail.

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Trico makes the maiden list of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

After being named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for Women earlier this year, we are delighted to announce Trico is also a recipient of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back in 2019.

To be eligible, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and at least 90% of employees must feel good about the way their company contributes to community. Great Place to Work determined the best based on the overall Community Investment Index score from employees, as well as the range and quality of programs which encourages workplace community investment.

Supporting our community is fundamentally tied to Trico’s values, mission and vision, and as such it is an honour to be recognized for our efforts by Great Place to Work. The “C” in Trico stands for community, and our organization will strive to continue positively impact our society and create value for all of Trico’s stakeholders.

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Okotoks has grand plans to surge forward with expansion

Saturday, April 06, 2019

“Although she’s lived on an acreages almost all of her life, she recently made the decision to right-size, first to a 2,800-square-foot single-family home in Crystal Shores and then, most recently to a 1,730-square-foot three-bedroom walkout home — the Rowan II laned home model — from Trico Homes in Anthem United’s new master-planned community of D’Arcy, which graces the perimeter lands of D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club on the town’s north side.”

For Libbrecht the location was a big attraction, close to her childhood home and acreage, which she says has recently been sold to Co-op, and to major thoroughfares out of Okotoks. “You can just zip out on to the 2A.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Five ways to build community

Saturday, April 06, 2019

To meet the demand, builders are creating communities based on an ideal or a concept that reflects the buyers needs and ways of living. Residences that capture the essence of modern lifestyles with an emphasis on technology, healthy living, shared resources, outdoor spaces, common interests and values. In recognition of this, five projects have been singled out and nominated for Best Multi-Family Community Concept in the 2018 BILD Calgary Region Awards to be held April 13 at the Telus Convention Centre.

The Delaney, by Trico Communities

“The Delaney is a pet-friendly building, offering below market and below market accessible suites,” says Wanda Palmer, Trico’s vice-president of marketing. “Trico chose to develop this because there was a high need for inclusive housing in Mount Pleasant. The community and new community residents welcomed the development as it contributes to enhancing the overall quality of life in their community.”

Read the full article (scroll down the page) here in the Calgary Herald.

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Calgary Stampede Foundation receives $1-million endowment for education programs

Thursday, April 04, 2019

“Stampede School [is] a week-long experience that involves students and teachers moving their classrooms to Sweetgrass Lodge in Enmax Park. The school is one of the Calgary Stampede Foundation’s education programs, which are receiving a $1-million endowment from Wayne and Eleanor Chiu.”

Bob Thompson, chairman of the Calgary Stampede Foundation board, said in addition to supporting the education programs, the Chiu family’s $1-million endowment will ensure “Calgary’s youth have a welcoming place on Stampede Park.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Concord showhome comes with size and sighs

Saturday, March 30, 2019

At 2,320 sq. ft., Trico Homes’ Concord model showhome in Carrington South delivers on the need for space and provides options for accommodating more people in the space, says Jordan Fretz, area sales manager.

“One of the best features of the home is the well-planned, four-bedroom upper-floor option with a gorgeous vaulted ceiling in the bonus room,” says Fretz. “The vaulted ceilings completely transform the area and make it the perfect space for a family movie night.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Trico named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Trico is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women in Canada!

Our company is made up of many talented women, which includes 60% of Trico’s Executive, Senior & Middle leaders. We are honoured to be included in this prestigious list of companies and recognized for promoting the advancement of women in the workplace & our industry.

According to Great Place to Work® Canada: “Corporate advocacy by female employees and corporate contributions to the community are viewed much more positively at the 50 Best Workplaces™ for Women than elsewhere.”

To be eligible as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 15 female employees, and at least 90% of employees agree that their workplace is safe and people are treated fairly regardless of their gender.

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First steps in Belmont

Friday, March 15, 2019

New parents Dan and Shayley Jestin-Vincent are also new home homeowners.

The young couple took possession of their front-garage home Belmont just before Christmas, becoming the 15th family to move into the new community west of Macleod Trail.

“We love this side of Macleod Trail and saw Belmont open. They had a giant billboard out even before the construction started. We came to check out the show homes and the Trico home seemed to check all our boxes.”

Read more about the Jestin-Vincent family’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Well-designed conversation starters

Sunday, March 10, 2019

“A standout example of a stylish, well-planned open concept is the main living floor of a townhome show home in Unity in Seton, by Trico Homes. Unity is a collection of 107 two- and three-bedroom townhomes. Each comes with a two-car garage, patio, private balcony and access to a pet-friendly green space. Homes start in the low $300,000s, including home, lot and GST.”

Trico Homes’ Alexandra Scott, design studio consultant, created the look. Here, she talks about her design concepts.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Thursday, March 07, 2019

16 years and counting! Today Trico is proud to announce that our organization has been recognized again as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum Club. Platinum Club members are winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more.

“What amazes me about Best Managed Companies is that they are never, ever willing to be complacent,” says Lorrie King, a Deloitte Private partner who co-leads the program with Brown. “They never sit back. They’re always looking for ways to be even better.”

More information about Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2019 can be found here

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Focus on Leadership | Trico Homes’ core values set the company apart

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The builder is one of the most successful in Alberta, and the second-largest home construction company in the city, with projects in 25 communities in Calgary.

Integral to its success is its people, says Maaike Ezinga, Trico’s vice-president of human resources.

The company’s 130 employees live and breathe the words behind the company name.

“A lot of our training and other human resources components are based around those key values.”

Read the full article here.

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Verona townhomes by Trico Homes in Sage Hill

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lower level walkouts, 12-ft. ceilings, garages, flex rooms – these are among the eye-popping single-family home style features that buyers are thrilled to discover in a fabulous townhome project by Trico Homes.

Located in sought-after Sage Hill community in northwest Calgary, Verona presents 126 three-storey townhomes that have been so well received by buyers that the project is already 60 percent sold out.

Read the full article here in NextHome Calgary.

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Unity in Seton offers two ways of looking at the Newbury plan

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Trico Homes offers an intriguing comparison between its two townhome show suites at Unity in Seton. Both are Newbury floor plans, with one side showcasing a 1,177-square-foot, dual master bedroom setup with standard specifications, with the other as a 1,207-square-foot, three-bedroom end unit that is dressed to the hilt.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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STARS Lottery home shines bright in Cranston’s Riverstone

Friday, February 01, 2019

Trico Homes’ Kennedy II model, at 28 Cranbrook Lane S.E. in Cranston’s Riverstone, showcases what has been the company’s most popular design in every community it has built-in, says Ted Tam, the builder’s general sales manager. The Calgary home prize for STARS — the helicopter air rescue service — sits in the lower part of Cranston right along the river valley, with lots of recreational amenities from fly-fishing to walking and biking paths.

The $842,000 home has 2,490 square feet (three bedrooms and 2.5 baths) over two storeys, and the fully developed basement adds an additional 800 square feet of living space.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes named HomeStars Best of Award Winner for 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trico Homes is proud to announce that our organization has been named the HomeStars Best of Award Winner for 2019, making us a four-time honouree.

Best of HomeStars Awards winners are determined based on their Star Score ratings and reviews from the homeowners that hired them.

Thank you to HomeStars for recognizing the hard work of our dedicated staff and trades partners, and to our homeowners for taking the time to share their experience on Homestars.

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Space is a baseline in the Kennedy II

Friday, December 14, 2018

The design people at Trico Homes went all out in the creation of their first show home for its entry into one of the city’s newest neighbourhoods.

The two-storey Kennedy II has just over 1,000 square feet of main-floor space topped with another 1,400 square feet on the upper floor — space enough for a growing family, extended family, or multi-generational family.

The various spaces in the Trico home in Carrington South by Apex are large — made to look even larger through the open-concept design and large window areas on both floors.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes Named on the 2018 List of Best Workplaces in Alberta

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Trico Homes is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2018 list of Best Workplaces™ in Alberta.

The list of Best Workplaces™ in Alberta is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, be headquartered in Alberta and have at least 15 employees working in the province that participated in our Trust Index employee survey.

Trico is one of a handful of “Legends” organizations that has made the list for 10 years or more. We are honoured that our employees have rated Trico as one of Alberta’s Best Workplaces once again.

At Trico, our most valuable asset is our people. We encourage our employees to grow with us, to become ambitious leaders who understand our values, business and strengths and who are proud representatives of our company culture. This thinking has enabled Trico to create a high-trust culture that delivers value and values.

To learn more, please visit the Best Workplaces in Alberta 2018 website.

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New home provides stepping stone into new stage of life

Friday, October 26, 2018

“What really struck us about Trico and this model was that we walked in and felt that the house made functional sense. Some homes had things that were cool, but we didn’t get how we would use them on an everyday basis. This house makes complete sense,” he says.

“When you drive down the hill into Riverstone, the view is breathtaking,” he says. “With the river there, it felt like the least suburby-suburb you could get.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Wayne Chiu Awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence

Thursday, October 18, 2018

We are proud to announce that the founder and CEO of Trico Homes, Wayne Chiu, becomes inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence on October 18, 2018. The Order is the province’s highest honour a citizen can receive and is an official part of the Canadian Honours System.

“Each member of the Alberta Order of Excellence has contributed something truly unique and lasting to our province. They are trailblazers who share the best of themselves and who encourage us all to join in the goal of building the brightest possible future for Albertans and all Canadians.” – Lt.-Gov. Lois E. Mitchell

Wayne has been recognized for his business and community accomplishments through various honours, including being named a Member of the Order of Canada and receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee and Alberta Centennial medals. He has received an Immigrant of Distinction Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the CASE Community College Benefactor Award and the City of Calgary’s Community Achievement Award. In addition, Trico Homes has regularly been recognized as one of “Canada’s Best Workplaces” and among “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.”

For more information, visit the Alberta Order of Excellence website.

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Trico Changemakers aim to find solutions for complex problems

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Wayne Chiu has put a million reasons behind his belief “disruption” will make positive world change and create new ways of thinking.

The founder of Trico Homes and the Trico Charitable Foundation (with wife Eleanor) has bolstered that confidence in today’s young generation of “changemakers” finding ideas and innovation to make the world better by donating $1 million to Calgary’s Mount Royal University.

With $500,000 from each of the Trico organizations, and $500,000 from the federal government’s post-secondary institutions strategic investment fund, the Trico Changemakers Studio in MRU’s Bissett School of Business has been officially opened.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Mount Royal opens ‘changemakers studio’ to bring public and private sectors together

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Mount Royal University has opened a space in its Bissett School of Business aimed at connecting startups with non-profits and public sector leaders.

Called the Trico Changemakers Studio, the space will serve as an incubator where business students and startup entrepreneurs can work with the public and not-for-profit sector on social or environmental challenges. For example, studio member Universal Access is working to increase the number and quality of spaces in the city that are physically accessible to people with visible and invisible disabilities. Alberta Health Services’ Design Lab — which works to solve complex health challenges — also has a presence at the studio, as does the United Way, Calgary Arts Development Authority, Generation Indigenous, and a number of artists, activists and small private startups.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes Certified as a Great Place to Work®

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Trico Homes has been certified as a Great Place to Work! This certification is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute Canada.

At Trico, we recognize that our most valuable asset is our people. We encourage our employees to grow with us, to become ambitious leaders who understand our values, business and strengths and who are proud representatives of our company culture. This thinking has enabled Trico to create a high-trust culture that delivers values.

“A strong culture is carefully crafted and nurtured. It cares for and invests in its people, fosters diversity, inspires happiness and continually embraces change.” – Wayne Chiu, CEO & Founder.

For more information, click here to view the full list of Great Place to Work® Certified Organizations.

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Unity in Seton buyer builds on her future

Monday, September 10, 2018

Aman Lall bought her new townhome in Seton because she saw that it had the qualities to play different, but equally important roles.

“It definitely had to be dog friendly,” says Lall, who jokes that her friendly, four-legged pal sometimes “thinks he’s a cat,” and will happily nap anywhere.

Each of the townhomes at Unity have a tandem format attached garage, which was an important factor for Lall, who owns two vehicles. One is a muscle car she uses primarily during the summer months and the other is a sport utility vehicle, her go-to mode of transportation for work.

There’s also a driveway, as well, which will come in handy, Lall says, adding “when family and friends visit, it will be nice to have a little extra parking.”

Read more about Aman’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Fairmont brings spacious living in a well-planned package

Friday, August 17, 2018

At 2,303 square feet, the Fairmont by Trico Homes is a well-sized move-up single-family home. But while exploring the model’s show home, it’s easy to think you’re in a floor plan that’s even larger.

Particularly in a home with four bedrooms above grade, that’s not an easy feat.

The two-storey home with a front-attached double car garage, is demonstrated as a show home in Midtown, a community on the west end of Airdrie by Shane Communities and Apex Developments.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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First shovels of dirt turned to mark start of Dawson’s Landing

Friday, August 17, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Trico Homes will be expanding into Chestermere in 2019, as part of the builder group in Dawson’s Landing by Qualico Communities.

“Located in West Chestermere, immediately west of Rainbow Road, the land is adjacent to the existing communities of Westmere and Rainbow Falls and measures about 108 hectares. It will build out to 1,305 homes in 14 phases, starting with about 241 homes in its opening phase. Dawson’s Landing is also earmarked for a regional recreation facility and Ecopark wetland.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes President named one of Business in Calgary’s 2018 Leaders

Sunday, July 01, 2018

We are proud to announce that Tom Chisholm, President of Trico Homes, has been named one of the 2018 Business In Calgary Leaders!

“To be a great leader when times are good is a challenge enough; to be a great leader when times are bad, ensuring that one’s business lives to see the return of better days, is a challenge worthy of praise.”

Learn more about the awards by visiting the Business in Calgary website.

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Trico opens luxury townhomes on the upper west side

Saturday, June 16, 2018

“Wentworth is an upscale and established community in a prestigious premier location in the upper west side,” says Henry Luong, area sales manager for Trico. “There are many amenities, including walking distance to shopping, dining, coffee shops, fitness facility, medical centres, public as well as private schools, daycare centres and so much more.

“What really sets this community apart is the short distance to downtown, easy access to the mountains, the many biking and walking paths and its family-focused lifestyle such as the Westside Recreation Centre and Calgary Olympic Park.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Trico Homes founder to receive the Alberta Order of Excellence

Friday, June 15, 2018

Wayne Chiu, a Calgary-based homebuilder and philanthropist, is one of eight people who will become members of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2018. A release from the provincial government calls this “the province’s highest honour a citizen can receive.”

“Each member of the Alberta Order of Excellence has contributed something truly unique and lasting to our province,” says Lt.-Gov. Lois E. Mitchell. “They are trailblazers who share the best of themselves and who encourage us all to join in the goal of building the brightest possible future for Albertans and all Canadians.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes achieves Best For The World recognition

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Calgary’s Trico Homes joins a list of companies recognized for creating the most positive community impact, based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab.

The ‘Best For Community’ list includes businesses that earned a community score in the top 10 percent of more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, which measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. To certify as B Corporations, companies such as Trico Homes must complete the full assessment and have their answers verified by B Lab.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Sun.

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Verona great room leaves towering impression

Friday, June 01, 2018

After looking through dozens of home options, sometimes there’s a space that stops a person in their tracks.

For Celina-Dee Forand and Stephen Torriero, that was the great room in one of the show homes at Verona in Sage Hill.

Rather than the more commonly seen layouts where the kitchen, dining area and great room are on the same level, this main level is staggered, giving the great room its own space. As a result, its ceiling is a soaring 12 feet six inches tall.

“I was thinking, ‘I have not seen anything like this,’” says Forand. “Out of all the places that we have seen — we probably checked out 20 other places — it spoke to me.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Loving Seton

Monday, May 28, 2018

First-time homebuyers want affordability and functionality, to live in style and to still save. Trico Homes has always been in the forefront when it comes to catering to these buyers’ needs. Trico’s new line of laned homes in some of the most popular communities in Calgary speak of their innovative approach.

The renowned homebuilder has revamped their line of detached garage single-family homes to create floor plans that any first-time homebuyer or downsizer looking for space, style and affordability will love. The newly opened zero lot line show homes in the exciting new community of Seton speaks volumes about the acumen of Trico Homes.

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Eden shines a light on sunny surroundings at Legacy Common

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sunny weather isn’t just for the outdoors. Some homes are designed to take advantage of bright sunshine — filling its most-used spaces with natural light.

This idea is part of what makes the Eden a glowing option for people in the market for a new townhome in southeast Calgary.

The 1,178-square-foot floor plan is presented as a show home at Legacy Commons, a new townhome development by Trico Homes in the master-planned community of Legacy.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes Wins Homestars Giving Back Award!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Trico is proud to be one of the 70 companies in Canada honoured with this award. Thank you to Homestars for recognizing the great work that our staff do each and every day, and their dedication to being community leaders in living out Trico’s mantra of doing well and doing good!

“The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities. [These companies] gave more than just monetary donations, they put in their time, effort and labour to give back in any way they can.”

Click here to view the full list of Giving Back Award recipients.

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Trico Homes Named One of Canada’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work

Friday, April 27, 2018

It is with delight that we announce that Trico Homes has been named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work!

Trico Homes is committed to providing a workplace that is supportive of personal and professional growth, celebrates diversity in many ways and has solid policies in place that support a well-functioning, diverse, multi-cultural work environment. “A strong culture is carefully crafted and nurtured. It cares for and invests in its people, fosters diversity, inspires happiness and continually embraces change.” – Wayne Chiu, CEO & Founder, Trico Homes.

Click here to view Great Place to Work’s special Best Workplaces feature in the Globe and Mail.

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‘Little gem’ of a community makes most of natural beauty next to river

Friday, April 13, 2018

For [Kevin and Lorie Blayney], the interest in relocating to Riviera started after parking in front of the spec home they would eventually purchase, while visiting Kevin’s sister. 

They liked the exterior, and the list of the home’s features on a sandwich board outside the place impressed. A fun bonus was the home model’s name — Winston, a handle it shares with the couple’s bichon shih tzu. While Kevin admits the name caught their eye, “I don’t know if that has anything to do with it,” he says, laughing. 

When they toured the home, it made an impression from the get-go. “As soon we walked in, we instantly said, ‘This is a beautiful home,” says Kevin. 

Read more about the Blayney family’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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New townhome development opens sales in Seton

Friday, March 23, 2018

One of the largest mixed-use developments in Calgary has added to what it’s offering people in the market for a new townhome.

Trico Homes, which is currently one of the builders with pre-construction sales open on single-family homes in Seton, formally launches a townhome development Saturday at noon. The sales centre is located at 4121 Seton Dr. S.E.

Unity is planned for 107 units, with prices starting from the $295,000, before GST. These townhome range from 1,175 to 1,238 square feet and offer two- and three-bedroom orientations. Each comes with a two-car tandem garage.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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STARS lottery home open for touring in Beacon Heights

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Calgary home is by Trico Homes and part of the community of Beacon Heights in Sherwood, located on 370 Sherwood Boulevard N.W.

Trico general sales manager Ted Tam said the builder is excited to partner with STARS for this year’s lottery.

“At Trico, our founder Wayne Chiu has always said that we should always be using business as a force for doing good, while at the same time, doing well,” Tam said, adding the STARS lottery “is a wonderful way to benefit the community.”

“STARS saves lives every day and we can’t think of a more noble cause to partner up with,” he added.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Large windows help shine light on Porter

Monday, December 11, 2017

Whether it’s to binge watch a series on Netflix, take in the hockey game, or meet for a round of Monopoly, every family needs a place in which to hang out.

Just as the kitchen and great room can do this for guests, the bonus room is where the household connects.

The Porter model by Trico Homes does this well. Its welcoming bonus room measures 15 feet six inches by 16 feet, providing enough space for a well-sized sectional, chairs, a coffee table, and big TV.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes celebrates 25 years of building both homes and legacy

Friday, December 01, 2017

When shovels turned on a lot in Silver Springs in 1992, it wasn’t just the first step for a long-standing home builder in Calgary, but a company that would make its mark on a social level in the city, too.

This year Trico Homes — a company started by Wayne Chiu — is in its 25th year of business in Calgary and smaller surrounding centres, such as Airdrie, Cochrane and Okotoks.

“Reaching our 25-year anniversary has been so special for the entire team,” says Wanda Palmer, vice-president of marketing for Trico. “We tend to focus our efforts on planning for the future, so this milestone has given us an opportunity to look back at Trico’s accomplishments, big and small, and celebrate our journey and the amazing lessons that helped us become the company we are today.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2016: Creating success through a culture of giving

Friday, November 24, 2017

“Whether you provide the gift of time, encouragement or financial support, it all creates a positive impact for you and those you help,” writes Wayne Chiu, founder of Trico Homes.

I strongly believe if we — parents, family members, citizens and business people — provide an example and encourage a culture of giving, our society will flourish. Big or small, your gift will be greatly appreciated by those receiving it and you will feel good for giving it. More importantly your gift may teach and influence others to do the same.

Whether you provide the gift of time, encouragement or financial support, it all creates a positive impact for you and those you help. A great example is how my business has grown and evolved and at the same time has been able to provide support to many organizations and individuals throughout its 24-year journey.

The company’s core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity, Community and Opportunity represent its name — TRICO — and the foundation of its culture. Its mission is to enhance the lives of our customers and the communities they live in through our products and our work.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Couple ready to cut the commute to work

Friday, November 10, 2017

With the lease coming to an end at his business’s current location and the couple’s interest in downsizing their home, they found a townhome in the southwest estate neighbourhood of Wentworth that was ready for double duty.

They bought one of the live-work units at Wentworth Pointe by Trico Homes. “It’s a creative concept, and I think we should see more of it in the city,” says Ned.

The development on 85th Street S.W. will build out with 83 three-storey townhomes, including eight zoned for live-work use.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes has much on its community plate

Friday, August 18, 2017

One block north of 16th Avenue at the corner of 8th Street N.W., Trico Homes construction crews are already working at street level on a new 44-unit residential building that addresses the need for affordable and accessible housing in Calgary.

Designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects, the Delaney is the first rental-only building by Trico that’s also a private/public partnership project.

Trico has an admirable philanthropic record in the city. For this project in the community of Mount Pleasant, the company worked with the government to address the shortage of affordable homes, especially for people with a variety of accessibility needs.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Focus on Leadership | Trico Homes: 25 years of building on its principles

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

More than 9,000 families have homes and countless memories have been created thanks to a company’s 25-year commitment to building homes with pride to enhance the lives of its customers and the communities they live in.

Strong leadership is a hallmark at Trico, and Wayne Chiu, the founder of Trico Homes, says his proudest achievement was seeing Trico named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies for the first time in 2004.

“At that point I knew I could use the success of my business to do good in the community and ultimately create new business opportunities by creating shared value,” says Chiu, chief executive officer, who was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2015.

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Spice it up with ease in second kitchen

Friday, July 21, 2017

Spice kitchens are letting domestic chefs season, fry and saute in a separate space, keeping scents behind a closed door.

Gurjinder and Harbhajan Dhillon, who have a 14-year-old daughter, are enjoying the feature in their new home by Trico Homes. They moved to the northwest community of Beacon Heights in Sherwood from Taradale earlier in July.

“Ours is all Indian cooking, so that kitchen is a really good feature because the flavours from the spices don’t go on the clothes and the rest of the house,” Gurjinder says.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Room to grow in Trico’s functional Westfield II

Friday, June 30, 2017

When it’s time to move from their starter home to something more spacious, many families want something that will last them long-term.

They look for spaces and home design that will not only work well for four or five years, but give them what they need through many stages of life.

An example is the well-rounded Westfield II by Trico Homes. It’s a 2,224-square-foot, front-drive, single-family model displayed as a show home in Evanston.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Convenience and flexible spaces help bring a custom feel to the Rosewood

Friday, June 02, 2017

When it comes to a home that meets the needs of a growing family, whether it’s bedrooms or gathering spaces, the Rosewood doesn’t miss.

[It] has three bedrooms, with the master bedroom covering the back wall of the second floor, and spacious secondary bedrooms up front.

Convenience is a key to the master bedroom. It’s got a walk-through laundry room attached to its walk-in closet. Once clothes are done in the dryer, they’re only a few steps from being put away. The laundry room is also accessed from the second floor hallway.

But the highlight of the master bedrooms is the ensuite, which is both functional for getting ready for work in the morning and a high-end retreat. There’s a glass-encased shower next to a deep soaker tub, and the vanities are on separate walls, giving both parents plenty of space to themselves.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Growing family finds connections in Hillcrest

Friday, February 24, 2017

Josh and Sharina Zimmer knew it was time for a new home, but to them, staying in Airdrie mattered.

Relocating to Hillcrest — on the southwest corner of the city — helps that, too. It puts Josh a short drive to Highway 2, getting him to Calgary quicker.

The Zimmers bought the Stanley floor plan by Trico Homes, in its four-bedroom option. Josh calls the plan “very functional.”

“There are four big bedrooms upstairs with a bonus room in the middle, so mom and dad have their wing and the three kids have their wing,” he says.

Read more about the Zimmer family’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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A Beautiful Friendship: Trico Homes

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

For almost two decades, Trico has been heavily involved behind the scenes in Kids Cancer Care’s growth. Trico Homes has been the presenting sponsor of the Shave Your Lid for a Kid® since its inception in 1999.

After sponsoring Ride for a Lifetime for a number of years, when Kids Cancer Care began supporting childhood cancer research, Wayne [Chiu] committed to giving $100,000 a year to research. Trico then became the presenting sponsor of the Don, Joanne and the Coach Golf a Kid to Camp tournament. When Kids Cancer Care began exploring the possibility of running Camp Kindle as a social enterprise, the Trico Foundation gave Camp Kindle its first grant.

Christine says, “They gave us the courage to add the pillar of research to our organization, they gave us the courage to embark on a new signature event, Ride for a Lifetime, and the courage to start a social enterprise with Camp Kindle rentals. The impact of Trico Homes on Kids Cancer Care far surpasses their financial commitments. You don’t get a community without family and Trico is definitely a part of our family.”

Read the full story here.

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Wayne and Eleanor Chiu Given CASE Benefactor Award

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Bow Valley College donors Wayne, O.C., and Eleanor Chiu have been given the 2016 Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Benefactor Award at the CASE Conference for Community College Advancement in San Diego, United States, from October 5-7, 2016.

The CASE Benefactor Award recognizes individuals, foundations or businesses for outstanding contributions to community colleges. Recipients embody the ideals of philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism in the service of community, technical and junior colleges. The Chius were the first Canadians to receive this award in 13 years.

Read the full announcement here.

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Verona Townhomes close to new owner’s work, and to dog walking space

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Being first to buy, [Katherine] McNaught had her pick of Verona’s first release. She chose a corner unit with a walkout basement. Her home is one of the southernmost units that back on to a scenic environmental reserve. The opposite side of the environmental reserve has Trico’s apartment-style Viridian condo development.

As a dog owner, the walkout was appealing because of its quick access to the outdoors. She owns a schnauzer pug cross named Cruz.

Before deciding Verona was where she wanted to live, McNaught made comparisons. She measured the specifications against what was offered at other townhome sites in northwest Calgary.

“The standard package they offered was better than what I saw in a lot of the other places I was looking at for that price,” says McNaught, singling out the granite counters, stainless steel appliances and blinds package as personal favourites.

Read more about Katherine’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Trico Homes turns sod on accessible, affordable rental building in Mount Pleasant

Friday, October 28, 2016

A new rental apartment building to be built in inner-city Mount Pleasant will help address the need for affordable and accessible home options in Calgary.

Trico Homes held a sod-turning celebration for its 44-unit Delaney development earlier this month. The building will be located on 8th Street and 17th Ave. N.W., with 12 apartments earmarked as affordable, which means they’ll be rented for 10 percent less than the average market rate through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Ten of those 12 will be wheelchair accessible.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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 our community.

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Kitchen adds Parkside sizzle

Friday, October 14, 2016

For some people, the value of a large kitchen can’t be overstated.

It’s that functional space for preparing a big meal, and hub for family to gather around the island and reconnect after a long day of work or school.

A generous cooking space is one of the reasons the Parkside is Trico Homes’ top-selling duplex floor plan in Midtown, where it’s displayed as a show home.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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First time buyer finds style, affordability at Viridian

Friday, August 05, 2016

When Carmin Moore measured the place she was renting against what she could afford to purchase at a new condo development in northwest Calgary, the decision was easy. She was ready to take her first step into home ownership.

Moore, who works as a co-ordinator for a non-profit agency in Calgary, bought a condo at Viridian in Sage Hill by Trico Communities.

“I had enough for a down payment and decided to go for it,” says Moore. She moved in to an 862-square-foot condo at the development last December.

She says the expenses are comparable.

“It’s basically the same price as when I was renting,” Moore says. “When I was renting (in the inner-city), it was an older condo and only had one bathroom. This is brand new and I got to choose everything and own it.”

Read more about Carmin’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Spice kitchen adds flexibility for cooking needs

Friday, May 06, 2016

The open-concept is a smart design for connecting people in the kitchen with other social spaces on the main floor. But when preparing an aroma-filled cuisine or any dish that’ll leave a mess, it’s handy to be tucked away.

The Winston by Trico Homes has an answer for this with an add-on displayed in its show home in northwest Calgary. Just off the primary kitchen is a large spice kitchen.

Along with the aforementioned reasons for the additional kitchen, it would also be a welcome feature for anyone who needs the expanded cooking space, such as people with large families or those who regularly host sizeable gatherings. Then there are people who own a catering or baking business.

“We have homeowners that also like to take advantage of having a spice kitchen to cook more food — such as an additional place to have a turkey cook, while the main kitchen can be used to cook a ham or lasagna. It allows for more family and friends to be in the main kitchen without worrying about congestion.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Four Calgary builders named top managed companies

Friday, April 01, 2016

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.

“Our company has worked hard to develop smart business practices backed by a strong leadership team and an elevated corporate culture, tools that are fuelling our success. It feels great to have a team that makes our business a recognized best-managed company — again.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Livingstone Townes provide the complete package

Friday, March 04, 2016

When Shauna Creagh stepped into home ownership, she didn’t just think about her needs today, but how the place would bring her value down the road.

Whether that’s one day using it as a rental, or when the time comes for her to find something larger and list it on the resale market, she wanted a shrewd investment. Livingstone Townes hit the mark on a number of levels.

The Trico Communities freehold townhome development is in the southeast community of Legacy.

“They have no condo fees, which is amazing,” says Creagh. As a freehold development, the buyer owns and is responsible for the exterior of the residence and yard. And they don’t have to pay monthly fees to a condo board.

Read more about Shauna’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Bright Winston designs plan around sunshine

Friday, August 28, 2015

An abundance of windows and high-end touches in the kitchen and ensuite helps make Trico Homes’ new move-up model stand tall.

The Winston is a 2,515-square-foot home with a two-car front-attached garage in the northwest community of Nolan Hill. Master-planned by United Communities, Nolan Hill is located in the city’s amenity-stocked Symons Valley corridor.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Founder of Trico Homes named to Order of Canada

Friday, July 10, 2015

Veteran Calgary home builder and philanthropist Wayne Chiu has received one of the country’s top civilian honours.

The founder and CEO of Trico Homes has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada.

Chiu earned the distinction for contributions as a corporate leader, champion of innovation, and social entrepreneurship in western Canada, says a release from the Governor General of Canada.

“Wayne Chiu is a humble, extraordinary man who continues to bring honour to himself, to his family, and to our company,” says Wanda Palmer, Trico’s vice-president of marketing. “He’s a visionary, and we’re very grateful for this and proud of his enormous contributions to the community.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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A new neighbourhood for a new view

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Connectivity, an affordable lot and green space perfect for walking dogs added up to the right fit for an accountant and her four-legged housemates.

Cheri Dusanko, in her mid-forties, is headed for Evanston, where she’s having a front-attached garage home built by Trico Homes. She felt it was time for a change from her home in Rocky Ridge, on the far northwest corner of the city.

“I wanted a slightly bigger yard for my dogs,” Dusanko says. “There does seem to be some nice green spaces around there. They also seem to be big on trees there, which I love. It gives you some shade and it looks really good.”

Read more about Cheri’s story here in the Calgary Herald.

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Starting a legacy in a Livingston

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Engaged couple Genelle Babin and Tyson Frank are on “countdown” for 2016.

Not only will the French immersion teacher and the salesperson for a plumbing and heating company be getting married, they will be moving into their first home together.

The couple has purchased a duplex by Trico Homes in the southeast Legacy community. Their home, with just over 1,600 square feet, allowed them the option (which they took and which Jorgenson says is by far one of the most sought-after features of this home — “it’s a real treat”) of adding a sunroom retreat in the master bedroom.

“It had everything we wanted,” says Babin. “We looked at others but we kept going back to the Trico show home.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Relax in Riviera’s river setting

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Derek and Jocelyn Bell with their child Hanna bought at Riviera in one of its earlier phases. When the Bells first discovered Riviera, they were reminded of a nearby mountainside town.

“We love Canmore, we love the mountains, we love the trees and the way the homes are designed with the Rocky Mountain type look and if you were to head down into that neighbourhood — there is just something about it,” Derek says. “You walk down there and you are kind of on your own. You’re in your own little world down there.”

They built the Fairmont model through Trico, which is a 2,229-square-foot floor plan with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Function shines at Beacon Heights home

Friday, February 20, 2015

When it comes to meeting the needs of a move-up home buyer, the Fairmont 2 thinks of everything.

The home’s generously sized bedrooms, large central bonus room and functional free-flowing main floor gives growing families the elbow room they need.

This is the newest show home by  Trico Homes and located in the amenity-rich northwest community of Beacon Heights. Trico offers 13 models in Beacon Heights and is the community’s exclusive builder.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Tremont show cases Trico Homes style in Cooper’s Crossing

Friday, December 19, 2014

Light, bright, with elegantly unique, but oh, so sensible twists: Trico Homes’ The Tremont is all those things.

The show home in the estate sector of Cooper’s Crossing in Airdrie is a beautiful open-concept, two-storey residence. Right from the time you step through the double-glassed doors, you are greeted by a very large entryway — you don’t have to worry about bumping into each other while you get in and out of your winter clothes.

From the entryway, you are flooded by the light – you can see clear through to the light-emitting windows in the great room and breakfast nook.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Bigger homes, less yard work drawing buyers to new models in Nolan Hill

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Nolan Hill has been a popular landing spot for families and young couples since it broke ground on a scenic stretch of land in 2011.

Since opening sales on zero lot line homes, they’ve caught the eye of a number of home buyers, including Colin Chong. He and his girlfriend Chan Mean picked the Fraser model through Trico Homes. Its standard floorplan is 1,916 square feet and it comes with a two-car garage along with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

“When we have people over, everyone is in one area,” says Chong of the main floor. “That’s a good selling point.”

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Ridgeway show home designed with growing family in mind

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Growing families are top of mind in the design of a new show home by Trico Homes in Airdrie.

The Ridgeway is located in HillCrest, a master-planned community on Airdrie’s southwest end. It features a functional floor plan with thoughtful spaces for quality time together, including a generously-sized great room on the main floor and an even bigger bonus room on the top level.

This model is 2,172-square-feet with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It also features a two-car front-attached garage.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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Family-functional Hudson beckons house hunters to Nolan Hill

Thursday, September 04, 2014

House hunters eyeing a functional family-friendly design in a move-up home model, may find their match in the Hudson. This is a new two-storey show model by Trico Homes with a two-car front-attached garage in Nolan Hill.

The home is 2,131-square-feet and on a 29-foot-wide lot. It’s a zero lot line concept, which means it’s built against one end of the lot’s property line.

The Hudson has three generously-sized bedrooms on its second level, including a master bedroom on its rear corner. It has enough space for a king-sized bed and large furniture.

Read the full article here in the Calgary Herald.

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NEWS & MEDIA

Bow Valley College Names School of Business after Calgary Homebuilder

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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

On Wednesday, the chief executive & 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.”

To learn more, visit the Bow Valley College website here.

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EVENTS

Trico Homes’ staff members helping out Alberta flood victims

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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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NEWS & MEDIA

Trico Homes becomes a Certified B Corporation

Friday, June 01, 2012

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 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 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 Trico’s B Corporation certification, visit the B Lab website here.

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