Custom Builds

Building From the Ground Up

As custom home builders in Calgary with a full staff and extensive portfolio, we cherish the opportunity to add to that portfolio, crafting works of art for you to inhabit. We follow the same immaculate process for home construction as we do for our other projects, adjusted to the scale of the home. With initial plans conceived by our designers, the project managers coordinate in-house teams, trades, and contractors. With special care, you will see your dream animated, perfectly constructed on an inner-city property or large lot of land on the outskirts. If a renovation won’t satisfy, one of our custom homes in Calgary will be sure to.

What to Expect From a New Home Build

With a brand new build, you are able to select each and every detail to conceive your dream home. Although our team can take on any single or multi-room renovation, remodeling does not allow you this much freedom. With a blank slate, you can easily customize your master bedroom, luxury bathroom, and gourmet kitchen, expanding beyond limitations of space and budget. At Turn Key, our custom homes consider it all, from fabulously finished basements to exterior landscaping.

In-House Interior & Architectural Design
Custom-Made Cabinets
Client Project Management System

Why Hire a Custom Home Builder?

A custom build may be your preferred option over renovations in Calgary. With a traditional reno, inescapable disadvantages may include size constraints and location. Alternatively, building a brand-new home transgresses those limitations, allowing you to explore new territory. Or, if you adore your present location, we can complete demolitions and infills to start you over. If you have acquired a property in the countryside, we can ensure your new home has all the modern necessities for comfortable country living. Trust in high quality custom builds to satisfy all your needs and desires.

How We Build Custom Homes

Completing a comprehensive analysis that includes the shape and size of your lot, site lines, positioning in the neighborhood, sun exposure, applicable architectural guidelines, permits, and vitally, your input, we will determine the breadth of the project at hand. With important emphasis on the design component, we will not rush to complete your home, but with attention to detail will steadily reach its completion. Elaborate blueprints will put your vision onto paper, thoughtfully developed by our architectural designers. Next, Turn Key’s project managers will have affirmed the pricing for materials and work. This step occurs prior to construction to eradicate unexpected fees. Lastly, with our extensive planning, the building phase can proceed quickly and smoothly, with the help of our in-house contractors and cabinet manufacturers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We have extensive knowledge in all aspects of building a home since 2000.

There is approx 3-4 months of Architectural and Design time. Construction time can vary but bank on 9 – 15 months.

Detached homes, attached infills, bungalows, lane homes above garages.

We partnered with Alberta New Home Warranty and we offer the following coverage:

  • Year Materials & Labour
    Coverage for defects in materials and labour (baseboards, flooring, trim)
  • Years Delivery & Distribution Systems
    Coverage for defects in materials and labour related to delivery and distribution systems (heating, electrical, plumbing)
  • 5 Years Building Envelope
    Coverage for defects in the system of components that separate the conditioned space from unconditioned space (roof, exterior walls).
  • 10 Years Structural
    Coverage for the load-bearing parts of the home (frame, foundation).

“We hired Turnkey to do our master ensuite renovations and our family room fireplace relocation. We were quite pleased in dealing with the entire team. The project manager was always accessible and looked after our best interest. The trades they use are second to none and their internal people are very competent. We liked the way they stuck to the budget. There was a lot of trust, integrity and professionalism shown by Turnkey.”

Georg Paffrath

“Turn Key Renovations did a fantastic job renovating our basement suite this past spring. It turned out beautiful! Joe was very knowledgeable about the construction process and was always patient to answer my endless questions. Ollie is an incredibly skilled tradesman with great attention to detail. He can build anything and is able to fix any problem, even in our 70 year old house with crooked walls.”

Jen Talerico

“We had Joe do complete renovations on the entire main floor of our 1800 square foot bungalow after receiving several proposals. Joe is meticulous for getting the job done right, followed through on all of our requests, was adaptable to changes in the project and in general treated our house and this project like his own. We were so pleased with his work on this project, we had him come back the next year and redo the basement as well.”

Dave & Linda Mudie

“We got Joes crew to renovate our main bathroom and are super happy with how it turned out. We had a rough idea of what we were after and Joe made the whole process of choosing details really easy. His crew was respectful and made sure the workspace was clean at the end of every workday. Plus the project was priced fairly and stayed on budget. Glad we went with Turn Key—highly recommend!”

Jeremy K


Investing in any type of build or renovation can be a big decision and understanding all the facts is crucial to the success of your project. If you have any questions about the financing process give us a call and we’d be happy to help.

New Home Warranty

We stand behind our work and will repair, free of charge, any defects in workmanship within 5 years of the completion of your project. We take care of our clients and take pride in our work. Your peace of mind is our end goal.