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Reno Tour Address Announced!

We are almost one week away before we open the doors to our next Renovation Tour! On Saturday October 13th, 2012 – we will be showcasing a room-specific Renovation at the upcoming Renomark™ Renovation Tour.  Located in the charming community of the Hamptons, this tour will feature a transformation of our Client family’s Kitchen. This delightful Kitchen was designed with entertaining in mind; showcasing an impressive island with eat-up bar. Integrating the existing flooring and fireplace millwork into the new design was a criterion for this project, as was creating a timeless feel that would not be easily outdated. We hope you […]

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Visit Pinnacle Group At Destination Renovation At The Home Expo Show – Jan 2012

Join Pinnacle Group at the Renomark™ Destination Renovation Exhibit at the upcoming 40th Annual Home Expo Show – January 13-15, 2012 at the BMO Centre – Stampede Park. Along with 5 other Renomark™program members, we will be on hand to provide the public with a no-pressure opportunity to consult with industry experts about your renovation or custom built home project. Receive trustworthy advice on how to confidently select a builder and ask the questions you have in a non-pressure environment.   Renomark™was established five years ago by Canadian Home Builder’s Association – Calgary Region’s Renovation Council with the goal of […]

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Announcing a ‘Pinnacle Exclusive’ Renovation Tour

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 […]

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17 Essential Questions to Ask When Considering a Renovation or Custom Home Build – Part 6

These are the final questions in our blog series… read below for the conclusion to this article! Question 16: What steps do you take to maintain a safe, organized and clean worksite? Pinnacle Group:  As of 2011, Pinnacle Group has achieved its SECOR™ Certification. A SECOR™ Certified company consists of 10 employees or less who each must participate in an in-depth Health and Safety program and subsequent exam created by the Alberta Construction industry. The SECOR™ program has shown proven results; a review in Alberta showed that employers with COR/SECOR™ Certification had: 25% lower claims costs than those who did […]

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17 Essential Questions to Ask When Considering a Renovation or Custom Home Build – Part 4

Continuing the Questions to Ask blog series… read below for Part 4! Question 10: Do you charge a deposit? Pinnacle Group:  Yes we collect a deposit at the onset of your project to place orders for materials that will be required including: exterior windows/doors, framing materials, special-order items such as plumbing fixtures etc. In order to collect deposits or progress billings of any kind, Pinnacle is required by Alberta law to be a Bonded Contractor and carry a ‘Pre-Paid Contractors license’. Question 11: Do you know about the lien regulations and requirements of the Alberta Government? Pinnacle Group: Yes – […]

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17 Essential Questions to Ask When Considering a Renovation or Custom Home Build – Part 3

Read below for our 3rd installment of this insightful blog series….! Question 7: Do you offer a warranty on your work? Pinnacle Group:  Yes, as a RenoMark™ Renovator we offer a minimum of a two year warranty on all work (excludes minor home repair and manufacturers warranty). Pinnacle Group offers an additional three year warranty on structural components for a total of a five year warranty; as well we offer a ‘Client for Life’ program for as long as you own your home! In terms of New Home Construction, Pinnacle Group offers the National Home Warranty Program’s™ five year warranty […]

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Join Us Tomorrow for Our Pre-Board Tour!

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 […]

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17 Essential Questions to Ask When Considering a Renovation or Custom Home Build – Part 2

As promised; the continuation from last week! We feel the questions presented in this blog series are vital for the arsenal of any potential Renovation/New Home Client. These questions should be asked of every Renovator or Custom Home Builder, to determine their industry experience and corporate integrity. Once again, we have provided Pinnacle Group’s answer to each of these questions to offer a benchmark of standards to look for. Question 4: Are you registered with the Better Business Bureau? Pinnacle Group:  Not only are we a member of the BBB and hold an A+ rating, Pinnacle Group was awarded the […]

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17 Essential Questions to Ask When Considering a Renovation or Custom Home Build

Contemplating a renovation or custom home build can be a daunting task, especially considering the numerous organizations to choose from within the industry! There are a number of crucial questions that a client should ask each potential renovator/custom home builder; both to determine their industry experience as well as their overall company integrity. Over the next few weeks we will be posting a comprehensive list of questions we suggest you use to determine which renovation/custom home build company will be the best ‘fit’ for your project. Of course there are many more that could be added to this list; however […]

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Pinnacle Group Wins Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award

There’s an excited buzz around Pinnacle Group this week! After receiving a nomination for the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award, Pinnacle was chosen as the winner of this prestigious Award in the Small Business category. This Award includes every business discipline across the city of Calgary so the final recipient of this Award is truly a business that stands above the rest! Somewhat serendipitous is the fact that Paul Klassen, the founder of Pinnacle, has spent the last number of years serving on the RenoMark™ Council – including chairing the Council for the past 12 months – to ‘raise the bar’ […]

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