It takes the talents, skills and dedication of a variety of experts to build a home. The ‘building’ starts with an idea for a layout, then the floorplan needs to be drawn with electrical, plumbing and so forth, brochures designed, the home must be plotted on the lot, architecturals approved, basement dug and poured, walls framed, colour schemes selected and so on and so on and so on. Never mind the relationships that must be cultivated and maintained with developers to have a selection of communities to build these homes in, plus a Sales Team to help match customers to their perfect communities and floorplans, Interior Design Team to help turn our customers visions for their dream homes into a reality, and a Service Team to help out after move in if there are any issues!

At Shane Homes we have around 90 staff who work in the following departments: Drafting and Design, Sales & Marketing, Accounting, Estimating, Interior Design, Service, and Construction.

Every month we will be profiling a different member of our Team so you can get to know us better plus you will have the chance to learn more about our industry.

Our first “Get to Know Shane Homes” feature is dedicated to our President who was also the inspiration behind our company name: Shane Wenzel.

Here are 10 things you may have not known about Shane:

#10 Shane started in the family business in the early 80’s working in the field on job sites and then in the marketing department and worked his way up in the company.  In 2010 he was promoted to President of Shane Homes.

#9 Shane loves to issue challenges.  Shane challenged a local charity that Shane Homes supports, the Peanut Butter Golf Classic, to raise $150,000 for Youville Recovery Residence in 2012.  Mission accomplished!

#8 Shane Homes was in the New York Times & in a book by Joanne Thomas Yaccato on our women designed home. 

#7 Shane Homes is a 6 year supporter of Calgary Minor Soccer Association and Shane is an avid soccer dad.

#6 Shane’s favourite sports to watch:  hockey and  to participate in:  golf.  Go flames go!

#5 Find Shane 7am on Saturdays on job sites with his Dad & Dave Rickett, Shane’s VP of Marketing & Sales: checking quality of homes under construction and status of new phases and communities.

#4 Shane loves to have fun at work and has often said “If you don’t enjoy your job, you need to find a new job.”  See the many sides of Shane here!

#3 Shane loves technology and has been instrumental in encouraging and overseeing many technological advancements over the years at Shane Homes including the launch of the first website and automating the sales process.

#2 Shane volunteers ALOT.  He is currently co-chair of the SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards committee through CHBA – Calgary Region (Canadian Home Builders’ Association).

#1 Shane loves to stir the pot on twitter.  Follow Shane at @79reasons