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Pinnacle’s Vision…The Very Best for Your Home
Pinnacle Group’s vision is to provide premium renovation solutions by combining our client’s needs and wishes with outstanding designs, professional workmanship, exceptional service, and integrity; while continually improving the client experience. In order to achieve this goal, each Pinnacle Group team member will receive the necessary educational training and corporate support required to empower them to profitably produce those results.
May is off to a great start with Pinnacle Group Renovations recently showcasing one of our latest Sam Award Finalist projects in this year’s Calgary Spring Reno Tour. It was a fabulous opportunity to share our expertise and craftsmanship with Calgarians looking to embark on their own renovation.
Biannually, Calgary Renovators who are both members of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association – Calgary Region (CHBA-Calgary Region) and RenoMark™ open the doors to completed renovation project(s) of their choice. This year, Pinnacle Group Renovations was one of ten companies that participated.
Many hours of planning are invested in the event to ensure it is worthwhile for all those who attend – we want visitors to leave with a taste of what the Pinnacle experience is all about!
In our business, our trades and suppliers are not an extension of us – they truly are a part of our core team and we treat them accordingly! That is why when we put out the call to our loyal trade/supplier partners each and every year, they graciously volunteer to give up their Saturday to promote our Design-Build renovation firm. We truly value their support and participation as it is not common for many renovators to have their trades on site at the Reno Tour. Having these representatives on hand is a great benefit to those on the tour as attendees are able to ask specific questions directly to the experts! We had representation from our architect and interior designers, electrical and millwork trades, digital & home theatre reps as well as our appliance supplier.
There were many highlights of this renovation project that guests were able to experience in living colour. Before & After pictures were on display to capture the dramatic changes that had taken place as well as staff members were on hand to walk people through the details of the transformation. Some of these changes included the renovations to the great room on the main floor which included moving the location of the fireplace and restoring three of the vintage architectural stamps of this house to their original condition. – these included the beams, teak paneling and wide planked hardwood floor. Guests were awed at the aggressive changes that were made to the 2400 square foot basement which required a complete gutting. Remedying the issue of 5 foot high ceilings required dropping the concrete floor by 3 feet. Visitors were able to see that the transformation had created an inviting games and entertainment room which is now arguably the most popular room of the house! In addition to this, many other cosmetic makeovers were done throughout this 1956 built farm-style home such as the creation of a combination walk-in pantry/front foyer closet and the reconfiguration of the dining room.
A highlight of the tour for guests was our 3D presentation of a home renovation. Our architect Dwayne Seal personally sat down with many guests to walk them through our 3D presentation of a home renovation – a fantastic tool that greatly enhances the renovation process for our customers. This 3D format literally brings a renovation project to life, allowing the client to walk through their front door and experience all the structural changes, furnishings, moldings, and colour choices as if they are walking through their actual home. The accuracy and realism of this technology is sensational and left a lasting impression on our guests!
Guests did not leave without enjoying the view of the beautifully landscaped yard which had also been a part of the renovation while they had a tasty sampling of a variety of Spolumbo sausage freshly barbequed by representatives from Jerome’s Appliances.
As guests left they had an opportunity to enter the draw for 3 fabulous prizes which included an Oasis Spa Renew Package Valued at $335 (this included a 1 Hour Therapeutic Massage, 1 Hour TEYE Facial & 1 Hour Signature Pedicure) as well as two fabulous gift baskets by Franca’s Perfect Gift & Café Italia valued at $150 and $100 respectively.
Thank-you to all those who helped plan, execute and participate in the event – it was a huge success and left a lasting impression on Calgarians!
This past Saturday, May 1st marked Pinnacle Group Renovation’s 5th year participating in the bi-annual (Spring & Fall) Calgary Reno Tour hosted by the Canadian Home Builder’s Association – Calgary Region (CHBA-Calgary Region) and RenoMark™.
The first year Pinnacle participated, it quickly became evident what a valuable opportunity this was to showcase to potential clients just how far reaching a renovation can be. Renovations truly can change the way you live in your home, correcting previous design mistakes, which is often paramount in older homes. The tour allows Pinnacle to show- in living colour – how much a floor plan can be changed to work for the owners, rather than struggling to make the home work for them.
Previous to the creation of the Calgary Reno Tour, renovation clients had no real “show home” to look at unlike the vast array of examples available when shopping for a new home. The advent of the Calgary Reno Tour changed all of this. Participation in the event requires one or more of Pinnacle’s valued clients to graciously open up their newly renovated home to the public to view, and this is not something Pinnacle takes lightly! Fortunate for us, our customers continue to be our loyal cheering squad and they are willing and eager to promote our craftsmanship and we make sure we thank them in royal style!
Calgary Renovators participating in this popular event must be members of the Canadian Home Builders Association as well as RenoMark™ members. By virtue of these two memberships, comes the opportunity to participate in the Reno Tour.
RenoMark™ is an incredible initiative started five years ago in an effort to raise the bar in an industry that is unfortunately littered with illegitimate renovators, with unscrupulous business practices, that have left a negative perception in the local marketplace. This Association’s goal it to provide consumers with access to companies that provide high-quality, skilled, experienced and ethical renovators.
To become a RenoMark™ renovator you must first be a CHBA member and then complete a rigid screening process, complying with the CHBA- Calgary Region’s code of ethics as well as multiple levels of a renovation-specific code of conduct. As well, the renovator must be a bonded, licensed contractor that provides warranties, understands the value of customer service and is committed to continuing education in regards to current trends, materials and regulations. Hiring a RenoMark™ renovator provides the customer with an added sense of comfort and security knowing that they are dealing with a reputable company that in all aspects has been pre-screened by experts in the industry.
Pinnacle Group Renovations is a proud RenoMark™ member and Owner and President Paul Klassen has been heavily involved in the Association from the beginning. In 2010 he was nominated by his peers to be the Chair for the RenoMark™ Council. This requires many volunteer hours but it is an organization Paul is very committed to and he considers it an honour to work alongside the best of Calgary’s contractors, many of whom who have served on various boards at the Federal level.
A special thank you to some of our friends that helped make Pinnacle’s Reno Tour a Success!
RenoMark™ – 10 Reasons To Hire A RenoMark™ Renovator – http://www.renomark.ca/calgary/reno_whyhire.asp