Last week we announced an upcoming Reno Tour of a Pinnacle Group complete home makeover taking place Saturday November 19th from 10am-4pm. We are looking forward to showcasing this spectacular 2 Storey Estate Home located in the esteemed neighbourhood of Varsity Estates. However, we have yet another announcement to make in tandem with our Reno Tour! Thanks to our friends at Glenmore Audi, we will have a brand new 2012 A7 Audi on display for you to check out. This is the hottest new offering from Audi and we are thrilled to be able to showcase this incredible automobile at our event. This extraordinary technical powerhouse combining luxurious driving with sport capabilities and an impressive navigation system is not to be missed! We hope you can join us as we unveil this amazing home & automobile. For more information on the 2012 A7 Audi visit Glenmore Audi and don’t forget to check our website the week of November 14th, 2011, when we will announce the address for our Reno Tour.

2012 A7 Audi

Another of Pinnacle’s clients has graciously consented to showcase their home in a ‘Pinnacle Exclusive’ Renovation Tour!

You will not want to miss viewing this gorgeous home, located in the prestigious neighbourhood of Varsity Estates! This completed project boasts countless unique features including numerous radius walls (the open ceiling study incorporates an entire wall of radius glass blocks), to a two-tone kitchen showcasing a custom antiqued ‘old world’ corner desk. Stepping through the magnificent front door you are welcomed by a sweeping curved staircase, 20 foot ceilings, and extraordinary custom tile inlay. An abundance of windows bathes the home in natural light, giving it a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The date for this exclusive Reno Tour is set for Saturday, November 19th. Further details, including the hours and location, will be posted the week of November 14th so stay tuned; this is a home you will definitely want to see!

Just a reminder to join us tomorrow, Saturday August 13th, for a sneak-peek at a Pinnacle Group Custom Home Build currently underway!

This opportunity comes around only a few times each year, and we encourage you to take advantage of this fantastic chance to view an incredible home in the ‘pre-board’ stage of construction! Pre-board means the home is completed up to drywall installation; essentially the ‘guts’ are in place and now is the only chance to see them before they are covered up forever! The ability to see what’s behind the walls in a home is rarely offered to public viewers, but we feel it provides insight into Pinnacle’s attention to detail and concern with every aspect of the project.

Our Staff, Trades & Suppliers will be on hand to answer your questions and provide personal guided tours of the project – come join us for refreshments and an exciting opportunity to peruse this incredible home!

Stay Tuned…and keep your calendar open for Saturday August 13th! One of our wonderful clients has agreed to allow us to host a Current Project Tour at their new estate home we are presently building in the prestigious Dewinton acreage area just South of Heritage Pointe! This is a spectacular property with stunning City, Mountain and river escarpment views; you will not want to miss the opportunity to tour this incredible home!

As with our last Project Tour, this open house initiative is designed to provide visiting guests a chance to view a project currently underway! Our knowledgeable Sales Consultants, as well as a number of our skilled Trade Partners will be on hand to answer your questions. This mid-construction Tour gives you a chance to see all the newest building technologies, energy efficiency initiatives, and the latest construction methods which are all hidden ‘behind the drywall’ in a typical showhome. We’re opening up these homes for you to see all those trade ‘secrets’ before we close up the walls!

Come join us for a tour of this fantastic custom estate home; this is not a renovation, but rather is one of Pinnacle’s ‘New Home Builds’! Enjoy complimentary Tim Horton’s coffee and donuts, and ask your various questions to members of our experienced Team!

Further information about this event will be made available closer to the date; we look forward to seeing you on August 13th!

Unlike home builders in new communities who are able to showcase their craftsmanship at open houses, renovators don’t often have the same opportunity to showcase a finished project due to the privacy of their clients as the homes we design are already occupied.

However, recently a record number of Calgarians found out what the Pinnacle experience was all about at our Spring Reno Tour. Visitors from across the city came in throngs and were able to have a personal tour through our spectacular whole home renovation in the prestigious community of Pumphill. Viewing our display boards they were able to see the before pictures, 3D renderings and before and after blue prints followed by the opportunity to walk through the home and experience the transformation first hand!

Guests could not believe the enormity of the project and the array of visually stunning details that were captured in this 7 month renovation. The discerning client had purchased the 2500 sq ft bungalow with the intent of renovating the property. Through our in-depth design discovery process we were able to uncover the homeowner’s vision, lifestyle requirements and personality that were then reflected in the design. Maintaining the exterior integrity found in homes located in this esteemed neighborhood was imperative, at the same, our mandate was to create an innovative, custom designed contemporary space that better reflected this successful business owner’s active lifestyle.

Gutting to the studs was necessary and decreased the carbon foot print by an impressive 40%. We thickened exterior walls, replaced all the mechanical systems as well as replaced the windows and ceiling insulation. The whole home design supported the relocation of the staircase presenting an elegant invitation to the lower level. This solution to function condensed traffic lines and prioritized living spaces on all levels.

Visitors were also able to ask top industry specialists their renovation questions and understand in more detail why Pinnacle is unique. We are thrilled with the response we received and with the amount of guests who are convinced that Pinnacle is the renovator of choice for their upcoming renovation needs! We are extremely grateful to our client who opened their home to the public to view this project and we once again extend our sincere thanks for allowing Calgary to see what Pinnacle is truly about.

Topping off the event was our grand prize draw for an Ipad 2 – valued at $619. Congratulations to our winner Cheryl Mazurek!

Pinnacle Group is launching an exclusive Renovation Tour this Saturday, May 7th open to Pinnacle invitees only! This one day event will allow guests to tour one of our fully completed projects, ask questions of our knowledgeable staff and suppliers, and discuss the overall case study of this project.

This opportunity, graciously granted to us by our homeowner client, is a gorgeous bungalow in the prestigious Pump Hill neighbourhood. Nominated as a SAM FINALIST for Best Home Renovation without Addition, this tired 70’s home received an extensive make-over.

This exclusive event designed to view a completed Pinnacle project, allows guests to fully appreciate the ‘hidden potential’ a renovation can reveal! This all inclusive, full interior makeover included being completely gutted to the studs, a complete re-configuration of the main floor allowing for a spectacular front Foyer stairwell relocation, the inclusion of a massive roof dormer strategically placed in the Great Room to capture the fabulous wash of natural light from its East-facing location, and many other wonderful updates. Finishing the makeover package with a subtle exterior makeover; truly makes this home a showcase worth touring!

An additional bonus to this year’s Renovation Tour is a draw for a free iPad Touch; for simply taking the time to visit us this Saturday, each guest will be entered into a draw to win one of Apple’s™ most beloved products!

Stop by and see us at <Address Removed for Homeowner Privacy!>; this exclusive one-time only Tour will be open from 11:00am – 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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!

Pictures from this RenoTour Home;

Den Before Picture

Den After Picture

Entrance Before

Entrance After Picture