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Strength in Unity

"Seton was always meant to be “Downtown South” bringing a modern, connected lifestyle to Calgary’s southern suburbs and Unity is adding an important ingredient to the mix by bringing affordable, attached garage townhomes. [Unity in Seton] is the only multi-family development in Seton that can offer space to park up to three cars."

Read the full article here

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Trico Homes listed as great place to work

"Calgary-based Trico Homes has once again been recognized as a great place to work, being named to the 2018 list of Best Workplaces in Alberta. It’s a recognition the builder takes very seriously and proudly in that it is based on direct feedback from employees, who were surveyed by Great Place to Work, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures."

Read the full Calgary Sun Article here

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Get Inspired For the Holidays with Trico Homes!

All of our showhomes are decked out for the holidays and we can't wait to show them off!

Visit any Trico showhome from November 15th to December 15th, pick up some great holiday ideas and enter to win a $1000 VISA gift card!

A list of our communities and showhomes can be found here

Contest Rules: To enter the “Get Inspired for the Holidays” contest, simply visit participating Trico Homes showhomes and fill out an entry form. No purchase necessary. Must be over 18 to enter. Only one entry form permitted per person, per showhome. Winner will be randomly drawn and notified on December 18th at 12pm. Prize will be awarded in the form of a $1000 VISA gift card and is not transferable, cannot be redeemed for paper cash and cannot be sold, exchanged or bartered. 

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

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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Unity in Seton Showhome Opening

Come join us on November 17th from 12 - 5pm for our showhome opening at Unity Townhomes in Seton!

With 2 & 3 bedroom floorplan options, 2 1/2 bathrooms, attached 2 car garage, private balcony & patio, these townhomes bring together the very best in comfort, design, quality and location. Your four-legged friends will also enjoy the comforts that these beautiful townhomes offer, as all Unity residents will have access to a pet-friendly greenspace. 

Our showhomes are located at 4119 & 4121 Seton Drive SE. We can't wait to welcome you inside and show you everything that Unity in Seton has to offer. See you there!

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Celebrate Diwali in Cornerbrook!

Join us in celebrating Diwali in Cornerbrook! 


Visit our showhomes on Sunday, November 4 from 12-4pm and enjoy some East Indian snacks, Diwali crafts, face painting, entertainment, and the chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards to CrossIron Mills! Plus, RED FM 106.7 will also be on site for some great conversations.


We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you. See you soon!

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New home provides stepping stone into new stage of life

"What really struck us about Trico and [the Harrington] 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."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here

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Trick or Treat in Cranston's Riverstone
Come out to our Cranston's Riverstone showhome for a spooky good time this Halloween! On October 31 from 4:30 - 7pm, watch as our sales centre gets transformed into a scary haunted house with a glowing fire pit outside. 

Plus, our showhome is the BEST place to go trick or treating - we'll be serving up coffee, hot chocolate, candy & other fun treats too. We can't wait to see you all in your costumes!
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Wayne Chiu Awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence

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, please visit https://www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/aoe/business/wayne-chiu/index.html 

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Carrington South Grand Opening

Introducing the brand-new community of Carrington South in Calgary's Northwest! Offering amazing views to the west and surrounded by winding pathways, Carrington South is also close to nearby amenities, schools and shopping centres. The best part? Our semi-estate, front garage homes will be built on walk-out and pond homesites in this beautiful community, exclusive to Trico Homes.


To see for yourself, come tour our 2 new showhomes on October 20 from noon to 5pm, and also enjoy some live radio entertainment from Fairchild Radio, free food & other fun activities! Plus, all visitors can enter to win $150 gift cards to 
CrossIron Mills Shopping CentreCostco!


Our showhomes are located at 89 & 93 Carringvue Manor NW. For more information about Carrington and our new showhomes, please visit https://tricohomes.com/communities/carrington. See you there!

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Building a Legacy

“My niece told me about [Legacy Commons] and I fell in love. I just liked the layout of it and the back view is going to be garden. [My] personal style, an eclectic mix of travel photos and mementos, rustic pieces and DIY repainted furniture all fit perfectly with the neutral palette of white and grey laminate flooring.”


Read the Full Article here

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Trico Changemakers aim to find solutions for complex problems

"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."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here

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

"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."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here

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Trico Homes Certified as a Great Place to Work®

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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D'ARCY Showhome Grand Opening

It's time to celebrate! We're excited to unveil a NEW Front Garage showhome in D'ARCY, Okotoks - a new master-planned community by Anthem United

Come tour our new showhome and take part in the fun festivities, including face painting and tasty treats from Family Dog & Family Cheezed, plus D'Arcy Ranch Golf Club will be on-site to share more info about the amenities and programs they offer!

For more information about the community of D'ARCY and about our showhomes, please visit http://tricohomes.com/communities/darcy. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Midtown Free Family Fun Event

Come join us for some free family fun in Airdrie! 

Along with showhome tours of our beautiful front drive homes, there'll also be face painting, live entertainment from 
Virgin Radio Calgary and delicious food from Wilks Booth & The Perogy Boyz! Plus, don't miss the chance to win a $500 gift card to CrossIron Mills

Our showhomes are located at 764 & 768 Midtown Drive SW in Airdrie. For more information, please visit https://tricohomes.com/communities/midtown. We can't wait to see you there!

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Seton Fall Festival

The best part about September? It's fall festival time! 

Come join us on September 15th from 12-4pm for a fall adventure in Seton! Participate in a fun showhome scavenger hunt for the chance to win one of two 1 year memberships to the Seton YMCA (soon to be the world's largest), check out the curated works by some local well-known market vendors and enjoy some tasty treats! Plus, the first 50 visitors to enter the Brookfield tent will receive a free tote bag! 

The start & end points for the scavenger hunt are at 19470 37th Street SE (Avalon Master Builder) and 22 Seton Manor SE (Cedarglen Homes).

For more information about our showhomes in Seton, please visit:
https://tricohomes.com/communities/seton
https://tricohomes.com/communities/unity-seton

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Calgary Herald: Unity in Seton buyer builds on her future

"[Trico] wanted to cater to the type of buyers that we think all be attracted to the Seton area. It seems that a lot of young single, couples, or even small families generally have a pet... [Unity] townhomes are taking root across the street from a planned regional park in the community, putting a fun outing in 6.5 hectares (16 acres) just a few steps away. But for Unity residents, the access to a welcoming green space is even more direct. The development is earmarked for a central dog-friendly park."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here
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Heritage Hills Fall Festival!

Come celebrate the start of the autumn season at the Heritage Hills Fall Festival! Join us on September 22nd from 1-5pm for the official opening of the new community park & playground, and enjoy some fun family-friendly activities too! Don't miss out on: 


• A delicious Food truck
• Community Marketplace with local vendors
• Fitness Boot Camp Area 
• Beach Volleyball & Soccer Activities
• 
AMP Radio Tent

And of course, come tour our beautiful front garage showhome! For more information, visit https://tricohomes.com/communities/heritage-hills. See you there!

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Final Phase: Evanston Showhome Grand Opening

It's the last chance to FALL for Evanston - literally! In its final phase, don't miss out on the opportunity to build a brand new front garage home close to the brand new park, nearby schools, and easy and access in and out of the community. 

Come tour our new showhome on September 22 from noon to 5pm, and enjoy fun autumn festivities including hayrides, caricature artists and crafts stations, while sampling a delicious variety of fall inspired snacks!

Plus, Evanston Towne Centre merchants will be onsite all day providing information and great giveaways! You can also enter to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards to an Evanston Towne Centre retailer, courtesy of Qualico Communities Calgary

Our showhome is located at 24 Evansfield Crescent NW. For more information about Evanston and our showhome, visit https://tricohomes.com/communities/evanston

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Cornerbrook Grand Opening

Join us for the Grand Opening of Northeast Calgary's newest community, Cornerbrook, on September 15th from noon - 5pm! 

Come tour our brand new LANED & FRONT GARAGE showhomes, and enjoy the following festivities:
• Food trucks including Family Squeezed Lemonade & Family Dough
• Kid-friendly activities including henna artists, face painters and magicians!
90.3 FM AMP Radio broadcasting live onsite

Driving Directions: 

From Stoney Trail or Metis Trail, exit at Country Hills Blvd NE and turn north onto 60 Street NE, then follow the signs east into the community of CornerBrook.

Our front garage showhomes are located at 252 & 256 Cornerbrook Common NE, and our laned showhomes are located at 24 & 28 Cornerbrook Way NE. 

To learn more about CornerBrook and our new showhomes, please visit https://tricohomes.com/communities/cornerbrook. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th!

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Condo Living: Measured Worth

“We’re the only condo development in this part of 85th Street S.W. that offers three- and four-bedroom options, with double-attached garages... we’re the closest to single-family home living in Wentworth without having to break the bank.”


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Calgary Herald: First shovels of dirt turned to mark start of Dawson's Landing

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 Calgary Herald Article here

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Calgary Herald: Fairmont brings spacious living in a well-planned package

"When designed efficiently, even a home with generous proportions can feel more substantial. 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."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here.

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

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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D'ARCY Grand Opening | Saturday June 23

Join us this Saturday, June 23 from 12 - 4 PM as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new showhomes in Okotoks' newest master planned community, D'ARCY!


Tour our new showhomes, enjoy food from Taiko Taco and Family Squeezed Lemonade and enter to win prizes from Okotoks Dawgs BaseballD'Arcy Ranch Golf Club and Big Sky BBQ. Plus, you can meet Diggity from the Okotoks Dawgs from 12:30 - 1:30 PM!

Our showhomes are located at 111 Sandstone Drive, Okotoks, AB. Learn more by visiting our website.

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Tour de Seton: Showhome Grand Opening | Saturday June 23

We're so excited to celebrate the grand opening of Seton this weekend at the Tour de Seton: Showhome Grand Opening!


Come on by this Saturday from 12 - 4PM and check out local vendors at the street market, live music and tour our new showhomes!


Our showhomes are located at 45, 49 and 53 Seton Manor SE.

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Calgary Sun: Trico opens luxury townhomes on the upper west side

“Wentworth is an upscale and established community in a prestigious premier location in the upper west side. 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." 


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Calgary Herald: Wayne Chiu, Trico Homes Founder to Receive Alberta Order of Excellence

"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."


Read the full Calgary Article here.

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Calgary Sun: Trico Homes Achieves Best for The World Recognition

"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."


Read the full Calgary Sun Article here

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Airdrie Angel Daddy Daughter Hair Day

The 3rd Annual Airdrie Angel Daddy Daughter Hair Day is coming up on Saturday, June 16 in Midtown of Airdrie! Join us for this fun event featuring hair tutorials, hot towel shaves, delicious BBQ, face painting and other family fun activities.


Dads, learn how to brush, braid and make a ponytail in your daughter’s hair! The Daddy Daughter Hair Day is all for a good cause, with proceeds going to the Airdrie Angel program. This event will take place outside the showhomes on Midtown Drive in Airdrie. 


Trico Homes is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this fantastic event. We thank Best of Seven Barbers and Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd. (Official Site) for their support! 

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Calgary Herald: Heritage Hills Opens New Laned Home Parade

"Heritage Hills is a quiet hilltop community surrounded by abundant views of the Rockies. Residents will enjoy a quiet and relaxed lifestyle just 20 minutes from big city amenities of Calgary. Highlights in Heritage Hills Phase 4 include a new 0.93-hectare (2.3-acre) park that’s set to feature an amphitheatre festive space, basketball court, and playground area."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here.

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Heritage Hills Laned Showhome Grand Opening | Saturday July 9 | 12 - 5 PM

Join us for the grand opening of our laned showhome in Heritage Hills! Come by between 12 and 5 PM for showhome tours, food trucks and fun, family entertainment!


Discover quiet country living close to Calgary’s big city culture - where nature surrounds you and The Rockies are only a stone’s throw away!


Our showhome is located at 3 Heritage Heights, Cochrane, AB. 

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Calgary Herald: Verona great room leaves towering impression

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


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here.

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Calgary Herald: Eden shines a light on sunny surroundings at Legacy Commons

"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..."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here.

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Calgary Herald: Cranston's Riverstone Opens New Show Homes Parade

Cranston’s Riverstone has raised the curtain on show homes that spotlight a new segment in the award-winning community. Riverstone’s zero lot line homes are by Trico Homes and Brookfield’s builder division.Trico’s are the 2,121-square-foot Harrington, which has a double car garage, and the 1,966-square-foot Beckham with a single-car garage.


Read the full Calgary Herald article here. 

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Celebrate Redstone: Showhome Grand Opening

Join us for the Grand Opening of our new showhomes in Redstone! Enjoy a picnic, cookie decorating and more family fun activities! Our showhome addresses are 81 Red Embers Manor NE and 665 Redstone Drive NE.

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Trico Homes Founder & CEO Wayne Chiu to Receive the Alberta Order of Excellence

We are so proud to announce that Trico Homes Founder and CEO Wayne Chiu will be one of eight Albertans receiving the Alberta Order of Excellence!


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

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The Riverstone Adventure: Showhome Grand Opening

Join us for the Riverstone Adventure on May 12th from 12 - 4 pm and discover our new showhomes, the Harrington and the Beckham!


Bring your bike for a tune up or hop on our Pure Cycle demos and try out the obstacle course. Enjoy energizing food and drinks, photo booth fun and kid-friendly drone demonstrations. Adventure activities for the whole family!


Our showhome is located at 131 Cranbrook Green SE.


To learn more about our showhomes, please visit our website.

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Trico Homes Wins Homestars Giving Back Award

We are 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!


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

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Midtown Phase 4 Grand Opening | May 5: 12 - 5 PM

Join us on Saturday, May 5th for the Grand Opening of our new showhomes in Phase 4! 


Wilks Booth and The Perogy Boyz will be on site for this family-friendly event. There will also be face painters, a bouncy castle, and petting farm for the kids! Plus, enter to win a $500 gift card to Cross Iron Mills!


Our showhomes are located at 764 Midtown Drive SW, Midtown, Airdrie.

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Redstone Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice | May 3: 4 - 8 PM

This Thursday, leave the kids at home and join us and Qualico Communities Calgary for a night filled with delicious sweet, spicy and savoury treats provided by Devour Catering Calgary as you eat your way through Redstone!


Collect 2 stamps from each parade in Redstone and you'll have a chance to win a $500 gift card from The Spice Chica: Culinary Experiences that can be used for cooking classes, a personal chef experience or spice blend packages!


See why you'll want to make Redstone home at this exciting pre-launch event!


Our showhomes are located at 81 Red Embers Manor NE & 29 Red Embers Row NE. 

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Evanston Grand Opening | May 5: 12 - 5 PM

Come out for the Grand Opening of our new showhomes in Evanston on Saturday, May 5 from 12 - 5 PM!


Tour showhomes, enjoy free family activities like a community bike tour, Mother's Day card making and delicious snacks and drinks! Plus, enter to win a $1000 Sobeys gift card courtesy of Qualico Communities Calgary!


Free bike rentals will be available from Nomad Mobile Gear Rental if you don't have a bike and want to take part in the community tour.


Experience the perks of living in one of the biggest and most established communities in Northwest Calgary! With 2 new schools, an array of shopping options and a variety of other services all within the community, Evanston's residents never have to travel far! For more information about Evanston and about our new showhomes, visit our website.


Our showhomes are located at 156 Evanscrest Park NW. 

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

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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Belmont Grand Opening - April 28 | 12 - 5 PM

With spring finally arriving, come out for a beautiful Saturday afternoon of free food and drinks, games for the whole family, and gorgeous new homes. Whether you are in the market for a new home, or simply looking for family fun to get out of the house after a long winter, you are invited!


Join us for the Grand Opening of our showhomes in Belmont - southwest Calgary's new master-planned community for modern families.


To celebrate this new community, Anthem United is throwing a bash featuring:

Twelve brand new show homes

Food trucks with legendary eats and drinks

90.3 FM AMP Radio broadcasting live on-site

Other family-friendly activities, games and contests!


Here's how you can find the event:

• From 22X (soon to be the Ring Road), take Sheriff King Street south, past 194th avenue, to Belmont.

• From Macleod Trail, travel to the southern edge of the city, turn West on 210th Avenue and follow the signs.


We can't wait to meet you on the 28th!


To learn more about this community and about our showhomes in Belmont, please visit http://tricohomes.com/communities/belmont.

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Calgary Herald: 'Little gem' of a community makes most of natural beauty next to river

“It was very open, very bright, and well-thought-out. We really liked the design where the (second level) bonus room is at the middle of the house rather than at the front. Being a [quick possession] home, it was all done, so we didn’t need to pick out anything. They did just a bang up job of picking out colours, tile, cabinets and countertops … it was perfect."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here

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Wentworth Pointe Kitchen Party with Julie Van Rosendaal!

Join Trico Homes on April 7th at our Wentworth Pointe kitchen party! Mingle and cook with our favourite chef, Julie Van Rosendaal (Dinner with Julie) in our amazing kitchen; feast on some treats from Fiasco Gelato and tour our gorgeous showhomes in the West Side!


Plus, purchase your own Wentworth townhome this month and receive the ultimate built-in appliance package at no cost! 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options with double garages, all starting from the low $400s! Don't miss out! Come on down to the West Side on April 7 from 12 - 5PM. Our sales centre is located at 803 85 Street SW.

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Calgary Herald: New townhome development opens sales in Seton

“[Unity] will appeal to all buyers, from someone buying their first home starting out to someone downsizing from a bigger home in a surrounding community. We’re expecting to have a lot of interest, given all of the amenities that are in Seton already — there’s just a lot of draw for people in the Seton area.”


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here

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Unity in Seton Grand Opening: Saturday, March 24 | 12 - 5 PM

Join us for the Grand Opening of Unity Townhomes in Seton on March 24 from 12 - 5 PM! These beautiful homes come in a variety of 2 & 3 bedroom plans and feature maintenance-free living, so you can spend more time doing what you love. Every Unity model comes with an attached 2 car garage, 2 1/ 2 baths, a private balcony, patio and standard specifications and appliances that you would normally expect to pay extra for. Don't miss our Grand Opening event on March 24 from 12 - 5 PM! Featuring prizes, food trucks and more! Our sales centre is located at 4121 Seton Drive SE.

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Calgary Herald: STARS Lottery Home Open for Touring in Beacon Heights

Our Winston showhome is this year's STARS Lottery Home! http://calgaryherald.com/life/homes/new-homes/stars-lottery-home-open-fo...

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Calgary Herald: New Townhome Developments in Legacy

"Townhomes at Legacy Commons are three storeys, have a two-car tandem garage, and range from 1,141 to 1,178 square feet. The development will be built around a commercial complex that Trico is also developing, called Legacy Village, expected to break ground this spring."


Read the full Calgary Herald Article here.

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Calgary Home Living: Feature on Wentworth Pointe and Designer Alex Scott

“Wentworth Pointe offers the appeal of city living with its proximity to trendy shops and restaurants on the west side, while also offering easy access to the mountains. While the interior design choices feel stylish and urban, the warm tones and textures provide a nature-inspired twist."


Read the full article here.

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Calgary Herald: Couple ready to cut the commute to work

"The live-work homes are in the Ashbury floor plan, which measure 1,732 square feet. They have an 11 foot two inch by nine foot one inch office that sits across from a half bathroom. Stairs lead to the second and third levels, which are the owner’s home...it’s a good situation where you could run your business, you have a place to live and the two really don’t have to touch each other."


Read the full Calgary Article here.

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

We did it!


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


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

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


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


Best Workplaces for Women


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


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

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Public/Private Partnership Creates New Affordable & Accessible Housing

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


Why?

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

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

How?

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

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

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

When?

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

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Trico Homes Wins 50 Best Managed Platinum 2015

Trico Homes was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen's School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums, the Best Managed award recognizes Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.



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

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Trico Homes Named a Top 50 Best Medium Workplace in Canada

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

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Alberta's Resilient Communities Highlighted in 2014 Alberta Social Enterprise Sector Survey

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

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Beacon Heights Phase 5 Just Released!

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

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

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


To find out more visit www2.deloitte.com/best-managed.html

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Bow Valley College Names School of Business after Calgary Homebuilder

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


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


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


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

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Trico Homes has become a Certified B Corporation

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


Why Certified B Corporations Matter


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


About B Corp


Certified B Corporations


1) meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance;


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


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


Why Trico Homes became a B Corp


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


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


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


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

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Trico Homes' staff members helping out Alberta flood victims

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


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

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Trico Homes Customer Reviews provided by Home Stars

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

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Trico Homes has made the 2013 B Corp Best for the World list!

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

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The Smarter Growth Initiative

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


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

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