Dec 22, 2020
Calgary, AB - Over the last 60 years, Star Building Materials Calgary has been a major supplier of building materials to both small independent contractors and large construction corporations. Throughout 2020, the supplier has made some exciting changes to its service offerings, resulting in significant growth despite the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 18, 2020
When construction in Sage Creek first started in 2005, the Winnipeg community was envisioned to embody the vibe of “new urbanism,” with a Village Centre that would go against the traditional suburban plan. Now years later, Sage Creek has flourished, with approximately 7,000 residents, truly embodying a lively “downtown” feel in a suburban setting.
Dec 16, 2020
In his 44 years at Qualico, Brian Higgins, Regional Vice-President, Qualico US, has worn many hats and has gained valuable experience by learning everything he could in each of his roles at the company. Brian will be retiring from his role at Qualico at the end of December and will be passing the torch to the Qualico US team he was so instrumental in building.
Dec 10, 2020
Winnipeg, MB - Star Ready to Move Homes Winnipeg (Star RTM) has been building custom ready-to-move homes for the last 30 years, and with government restrictions and travel bans in place, the homebuilder has seen a strong trend towards the purchase of family cottages.
Dec 8, 2020
Winnipeg, MB – The last phase of Qualico Communities Winnipeg’s RidgeWood West neighbourhood is now underway and will continue to build off of the success of the previous phases completed so far.
Dec 4, 2020
Winnipeg, MB – In January of 2018, leaders of the homebuilding and development industry asked the court to rule on the legitimacy of the City of Winnipeg’s Impact Fee. In July 2020, the court ruled the fee to be invalid and for fees collected to be returned to those that paid them. On November 30, the City of Winnipeg announced their intent to issue refund payments. After a process that required an extensive amount of time, energy and resources, Qualico is pleased to see this next step.
Dec 1, 2020
Saskatoon, SK – As Qualico marks its 10th anniversary of operating in Saskatchewan, its homebuilders in Regina and Saskatoon will consolidate under one common brand, to become Pacesetter Homes Saskatchewan on January 1, 2021.
Nov 30, 2020
Winnipeg, MB - For the last 60 years, Star Building Materials Winnipeg has primarily served commercial contractors, offering a huge selection of lumber, building materials, finishing products, hardware, paint, tools, plumbing and electrical materials. On September 30, 2020, the team officially opened its brand new retail store, expanding its footprint and product assortment, offering more of a selection for anyone who wants to ‘buy where the builders buy.’
Nov 23, 2020
Surrey, BC – StreetSide Developments Metro Vancouver has broken ground on its largest-ever townhome development, which will feature an exciting mix of product and amenities once completed. The Boroughs, located in the Grandview Heights neighbourhood in South Surrey, will offer easy access to the Morgan Heights Crossing retail centre, as well as Vancouver, Richmond, the Vancouver International Airport, the Canada/US border, and Seattle, via Highway 99.
Nov 17, 2020
Edmonton, AB - Pacesetter Homes Edmonton recently launched its new Augusta Executive Collection, which include eight models that offer luxury, location, and lifestyle at a more affordable price. The first showhome in the collection, The Ellerston in Jensen Lakes, is a two-storey, 2802-sq.-ft. home that features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a front attached double garage. Because it’s a production-built home, its higher-end look comes at a lower cost than what many might expect.
Nov 13, 2020
Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Home Builder’s Association capped off its longest running Fall Parade of Homes with a virtual awards gala held on October 23, where all of Qualico’s homebuilders went home with gold. The awards included 40 separate categories that were reviewed by volunteer judges. Qualico homebuilders took home a total of 11 Gold honours, the most in the past several years of the Fall Parade.
Oct 23, 2020
Calgary, AB – Qualico Communities Calgary ceremonially broke ground in Ambleton, a community 15 years in the making, on September 29, 2020 in Northwest Calgary. The new community of Ambleton, located just north of Evanston, is comprised of 64.7 hectares (160 acres) and will be developed through eight phases, totaling over 1,200 homes when complete.
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