Shane focuses on more than just your home. We look at your entire experience and offer exclusive programs designed to meet the needs of our homebuilders at every stage of homeownership. Dial-up your comfort and security with Shane’s state-of-the-art smart home automation system, feel supported with help at every step of the building and move-in process with our full-service concierge program and explore valuable services offered by Shane Homes, including referral programs, translation services, and safety services.
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Cal Wenzel decides to start a home building company, bringing in Barry Ballsillie as his partner. The company is named Shane Homes, after Cal’s son. The partners’ original goal was to build and sell 50 homes a year. In their first year of operation, five homes are built and sold. The 50-homes-per-year level is reached in 1985 and by the mid-1990s, it is hundreds of homes per year
Shane Homes opens its Home Planning Centre in the company’s new head office building along Deerfoot Trail. The design centre is revolutionary in providing Shane Homes’ customers the ability to select their interior and exterior finishings for their home all in one location, rather than visiting suppliers around the city. In 2013, this world-class design studio gets a complete renovation and becomes the boutique-style, 5,000-square-foot Expressions Design Studio.
By 2004, the Calgary new home market is evolving. People moving to the city from other parts of Canada and the world bring with them their own ideas of what type of home they want to live in. Plus, extensive research by Shane Homes shows slightly smaller, more efficient homes are on peoples’ wish list. In response, we add attached homes, laned homes and townhomes to our homestyle offering, all of which continue to prove to be extremely popular.
By 2009 new land on which to build homes has become scarce, primarily due to legislative restrictions. A good supply of land available for development is a key to being a successful home building company so, in 2011, Cal Wenzel decides a land company is important to the future of Shane Homes. Wenzel Developments is born. The company’s primary role is acquiring small- to medium-sized parcels of land and working with partnered development companies to design and build new communities.
As in all major cities, the popularity of condominium living is growing in Calgary. Many of the projects are located in established neighbourhoods, which buyers appreciate. Condominiums are, on average, less expensive and many offer a maintenance-free lifestyle, suitable for all generations. Our Shane Multi-Family division builds condominiums that go beyond the premise of ‘stacked boxes’, incorporating new designs, comfortable environments and functional spaces in low- to mid-rise buildings.
Shane Homes has grown from a company building high-quality, single-family homes to being a diversified company, well-positioned to meet the future. The three division are brought under the Shane Homes Group of Companies and include: Shane Homes, Shane Communities (previously Wenzel Developments) and Shane Multi-Family (previously Nuovo).
The way homeowners are researching and shopping for a new home has changed. In recognizing this, Shane Homes partners with local tech start-up Ownly to introduce Build & Price an innovative online tool that provides customers the ability to build their floorplan and receive real pricing without stepping foot into a showhome. Build & Price has allowed Shane Homes to bring transparency to the homebuying experience and help customer to better understand what they can afford.
We do the right thing & treat people fairly.
Providing an unmatched customer experience.
1. We are a people first organization
2. Profit is the residual for us to satisfy our commitment to the community.
3. We foster innovation, authenticity & transparency
4. We value our partners as an extension of us
5. We create a culture that promotes positivity, development, and inclusion.
Since our founding, Shane Homes has been a dedicated supporter of local initiatives that help support and shape the communities where we build. Through promoting health, athletics, and education programs and activities today, we believe that our communities will be stronger for future generations to come.
We take great pride in our work. Shane Homes Teams have been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction, interior and exterior design, sales, and marketing. We have also been recognized as a top-quality home builder in Calgary and Alberta many times over.
Are you looking to delve into the world of land development? Invest in an income property? If you are ready to partner with the best, we may have what you are looking for with our land, residential and multi-family investment opportunities.
Join a residential real estate development leader and be part of a winning team. Shane Homes offers employees opportunities and support to build a well-rounded career. From training and development opportunities to mentorship and profit-sharing, we take great pride in looking after our people to maximize their success.