24 Years Ago Today!
It was a sunny day on May 3, 1993 – exactly 24 years ago. I was actively looking for an opportunity to continue with my career as a quantity surveyor after immigrating to Canada, I came from Banff to Calgary to visit an executive of a land developer whom I read about on the newspaper. With this gentleman’s willingness to help, some business connections between this developer and Trico, and a bit of luck, this cold call led me to a job interview on the same day. It was my first time stepping into the one-year-old Trico office – a very humble one located on Macleod Trail. I went through an unexpected two and a half hour interview conducted by Wayne, a young and fast-paced entrepreneur with an ambition to develop a home building business. With much delight, I was employed as the estimator and started building the second single family home for Trico. It has been 24 years and I have witnessed how Trico evolved from a small company to one of Calgary’s top builders and one of the best managed companies. This journey has been amazing to both Trico and me. It is solid proof of Wayne’s vision and leadership. I believe it also took Wayne a lot of sleepless nights to grow Trico to its current position and brand with extensive public recognition. These advancements are not to be taken for granted. With Trico’s 25th anniversary around the corner, let us all celebrate our endurance of the past and prepare for another 25 years!
STARS Air Ambulance
In support of STARS Lottery – STARS Air Ambulance’s largest yearly fundraiser – Trico has been the builder of the Calgary STARS Lottery home for the past four years. The 2021 Lottery home, is located in the beautiful SE community of Legacy. It is valued at over 1 million dollars and spans over 2,600 sq. ft. with a triple-car garage. Mark your calenders for January 14, 2021 for when ticket sales open!
2013 Alberta Floods
My most memorable moment has definitely been the 2013 Alberta Floods. Trico recognized the need for support and donated $50K in funds & provided several employee foot patrol teams to go from house to house in High River to clean, bail, pump & shovel. The severe devastation that I witnessed will forever be engrained in my memory. Never will I forget the garbage, the smell, the homeowners and the hundreds of volunteers all working together to get people back into their homes. That day I wore my Trico t-shirt with such pride, I still have that shirt to remind myself of all the good that we can accomplish when we work together.
I write to congratulate Wayne and Eleanor for the success of Trico Homes in Calgary, a community in which we all live. In recognition of Trico Homes’ milestone in corporate Calgary, I have in my memory several events that speak to the character of the company and especially its founders.