On Saturday November 16th, 2013, we will host our last Renovation Tour of the year. Take this opportunity to tour an incredible whole home Renovation; this exquisite two storey acreage home was gutted to the studs to increase square footage and reconfigure traffic lines. Come and see how we transformed what was originally a builder spec house into a contemporary, tailored home that perfectly compliments this Client family’s unique needs!

Come and enter to win an iPad Mini or 1 of 3 Thermal Camera Heat-Loss Assessments; we will professionally assess points of heat loss on your home with our Technician who will walk you through your entire home with our Thermal Camera showing you how to implement cost-effective solutions to mitigate or eliminate this Winter’s coldest outside temperatures!

Check out the BEFORE pictures and then come to see the spectacular AFTER's in person at the tour!!

 

Kitchen - Before - Come and see the unveiling of the spectacular after kitchen!

Kitchen – Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Room - Before

Family Room – Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior - Before

Exterior – Before

 

 

 

Living Room After

We are a week away from our first Renovation Tour of the year on Saturday February 23rd, 2013 from 10am – 4pm in the fabulous community of Kelvin Grove! We are extremely excited about opening this project to the public and very grateful to our amazing Client family for the opportunity to do so!

Click here for the official invitation complete with the address for this upcoming tour: Reno Tour Invite

Here are some more specifics about this incredible project: 

Project Overview  

Pride of ownership has always been important to these Homeowners. Although they invested considerable effort in maintaining their beautiful family home throughout the years, it had become increasingly apparent that they needed to increase the square footage of the home to accommodate the needs of their growing family of 3 sons. They had a desire to redefine the space to support the changing needs of their family for years to come and truly make it feel like home. Every design choice in this 3200 sq. ft. home was crafted to perfectly compliment this Client family. 

 

Kitchen After

 

Criteria

  • Increase the square footage and reconfigure traffic lines.
  • Create an open-concept Kitchen and Great Room.
  • Modify the floor plan to include a larger scale Master Bedroom & Ensuite.
  • Design an expansive laundry room and mud room.
  • Bring aged home up to current code.
  • Incorporate a design style featuring contemporary finishes.
  • Determine design choices that reflect the Client’s desire to maximize their ROL (Return on Lifestyle); creating spaces that allow the family to flourish for many years to come and ensures their home is their favourite place to be.  

Master Bedroom After

 How Was The Criteria Met?

  • Five level split, located in the exquisite community of Kelvin Grove, was gutted to the studs both on the interior and exterior, to accommodate the magnificent new Master Bedroom and Ensuite on the expanded fifth floor.  
  • The single car garage was maintained at the request of the Client but the traffic lines were reconfigured, allowing for increased main floor living space. This includes a spectacular open-concept Kitchen connected to the Great Room and a much larger laundry room and mud room.
  • The home has been brought up to current code which included the installation of larger windows, spray foam insulation, an updated HVAC system, a new electric hot water tank, new water lines, upgraded electrical services from 100amp to 200 amp and all new smart and audio wiring.
  • Spectacular contemporary finishes are throughout the home including glass walls and countertops.
  • Return On Lifestyle achieved!

Our recent Renovation Seminar on November 3rd at the Metropolitan Grill, hosted by BMO, Sotheby’s, Pinnacle Group and Phase One Design was a huge success! All 60 spots were registered and we have a significant waiting list so we will most definitely be hosting a second seminar.

Pat Hancock Presenting From BMO.

Attendees found it to be incredibly informative, answering their most pressing questions on how to maximize their Renovation dollars and project impact.

Paul Klassen Presenting From Pinnacle Group.

Pinnacle’s presentation focused on providing attendees with tips on how to ensure a successful Renovation, how to decide to Renovate or Relocate and how to control the investment outcome of a Renovation.

There was an incredible amount of information passed on to attendees such as BMO’s Renovation Return On Investment (ROI) Report which provided the following information. Did you know you can increase your property resale value by the following percentages with these Renovations:

  • Painting: 300%
  • Kitchen Remodeling: 68%-200%
  • Bathroom Addition/Remodeling: 80-130%
  • Window/Door Replacement: 50-90%
  • Deck Improvement/Expansion: 65-90%

Kathy Yuen Presenting From Phase One Design.

Check back to our blog as we will be posting video clips captured from the various speakers’ presentations. As well, if you are interested in attending the next Renovation Seminar, you can register at www.CalgaryInfills.ca or call 403.240.2020. As soon as the next event date is confirmed we will be sure to promote it on our website, blog and Facebook.  

Halyna Tataryn From Sotheby's Presenting.

Join us this Saturday November 3rd, 2012 from 9:15am-11:15am at the Metropolitan Grill, for a Renovation Seminar hosted by BMO, Sotheby’s, Pinnacle Group and Phase One Design!

We are honoured to be a part of the panel of experts helping Consumers demystify the home Renovation process as well as find out how to maximize your Renovation dollar and project impact. 

This seminar will provide you with valuable information regarding project financing, planning, permits, dollar return and costing of both small and large home Renovation projects. Tips and tricks as well as what to avoid to ensure a successful Renovation will also be discussed!

There are only 60 tickets available for this incredible event so don’t wait to register! You can register at  www.CalgaryInfills.ca or call 403.240.2020. We hope to see you there! 

Click here to view the promotional poster: Reno Seminar Nov 3rd, 2012

DATE: Saturday, November 3, 2012

TIME: 9:15 am to 11: 15 am

COST: FREE to the first 60 Homeowners/$20 dollar donation from Building and Real Estate industry members

WHERE: Metropolitan Grill – 880 16th Avenue SW

 

On Saturday November 3rd, 2012 from 9:15am-11:15am, join us for a Renovation Seminar hosted by BMO, Sotheby’s, Pinnacle Group and Phase One Design!

We are honoured to be a part of the panel of experts helping Consumers demystify the home Renovation process as well as find out how to maximize your Renovation dollar and project impact.  

This seminar will provide you with valuable information regarding project financing, planning, permits, dollar
return and costing of both small and large home Renovation projects. Tips and tricks as well as what to avoid to ensure a successful Renovation will also be discussed!

There are only 60 tickets available for this incredible event so don’t wait to register! You can register at  Calgary Infills or call 403.240.2020. We hope to see you there!

DATE: Saturday, November 3, 2012
TIME: 9:15 am to 11: 15 am
COST: FREE to the first 60 homeowners
$20 dollar donation from building and
real estate industry members

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 can come and see this impressive transformation as well as learn more about our newest marque HomesForLife™; a division of the Pinnacle Group of Companies, dedicated to your specialized projects such as room-specific Renovations, one-off aesthetic improvements, custom built-ins and home maintenance!

When: Saturday October 13th, 2012

Time: 11am – 5pm

Where: 9 Hampstead Green NW 

To view the official invite click here.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

With the recent launch of the Pinnacle Group of Companies lasted marque – HomesForLife™, we have expanded our team and have assembled a dedicated team of associates that are truly committed to providing the very best Customer experience that you have come to count on with Pinnacle Group. Our HomesForLife™ division is dedicated to servicing our Clients with specialized projects such as room-specific Renovations, one-off aesthetic improvements, custom built-ins, and home maintenance.

Chadwick Johnson, HomesForLife Project Manager

Chadwick Johnson joins us as our HomesForLife™ Project Manager and brings with him a wealth of experience having spent the past 23 years in many aspects of the construction industry. Chadwick’s career path includes growing up in a construction family completing major restaurant makeovers. He has spent many years working with a Custom Home Builder as well as with Shane Homes in the Service and Warranty department. In the past seven years he has owned and operated a successful Renovation Maintenance company in the Chestermere area. Not only is he an extremely talented, multi-faceted tradesman, he is committed to Client centered care and has also been engaged in providing consulting services within the industry. Chadwick has generated much respect in the industry and as a member of the Pinnacle team; we are delighted to have him managing this new division!

For more information on HomesForLife™ visit our website MyHomeForLife.ca or read our ongoing blogs where we will be introducing the HomesForLife™ service offerings in more detail!

At Pinnacle Group, transparency is extremely important in our ongoing relationships with our Clients. Long before you have made your choice in Builder, we work hard to gain your trust and provide you with the very best Pinnacle experience.

We believe that in order to build genuine confidence in your choice of Pinnacle as your Builder, we need to let you hear from past Clients who have entrusted their home project to Pinnacle as well as see inside these projects.

We go beyond just providing references to our Clients. Since 2004, Pinnacle Group has hired Client Insight Inc.™ a Calgary-based, 3rd party assessment/survey Company, to perform post-project Client satisfaction interviews to measure the results.

Client Insight works with businesses of all disciplines in bringing unbiased, in-depth, 3rd party survey results. Today, we can confidently say that these third party assessments have become an integral part of Pinnacle’s business process, providing a crystal clear understanding of our Clients’ experiences.

Leaving no stone unturned, the assessments provide the opportunity to continually improve and enhance Pinnacle’s build process, keep management informed and ensure quality and excellence. The Client feedback in many ways drives project completion and enhances Pinnacle’s corporate culture. As well, the results are used for training Employees, Suppliers and Trades.

We publicly share our findings as our Client Surveys accurately reflect what makes Pinnacle unique and we wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to provide this transparency. It is our position that there is no better way for a future Client to gain insight, build trust and even be inspired then by allowing them a glimpse into the Pinnacle experience directly from the Voice of past Customers. These assessments offer a true to life synopsis of our projects gathered from our Clients’ perspective. Our hope is that by sharing these results with you, you will truly realize our commitment to providing the very best Renovation or Custom Build experience possible!

In addition to this, we feel that opening the doors to our projects is essential in your understanding of our level of commitment to creating the very best Renovation or Custom Home Build!

Finally, we conduct Client video interviews as they are a great tool to connect you with past Clients and hear first-hand, in their own words, what influenced their decision to choose Pinnacle as their preferred Builder and find out what they have experienced! These videos are not scripted and provide a genuine response from our Clients.

To view two recent Client interviews we captured at our June Renovation Tour, click here.

To view our Client Assessment Results click here.

To hear about our upcoming Project Tours – check back regularly to our website!

It has been a busy summer season bringing you 3 Pinnacle Project Tours! The first one was in June showcasing  a Coach Hill Executive bungalow whole home Renovation. Following this we opened the doors for our Preboard Tours in July and August of projects in progress in the communities of Kelvin Grove & Bearspaw. If you haven’t had a chance to visit these projects in person, we thought we would share them with you here on our blog!

The following video highlights our June Reno Tour project that was gutted to the studs to accommodate two newly positioned vaulted ceilings in both the Kitchen and Master Suite, and a complete floor plan makeover on both levels.

Main floor transformations included removing one Bedroom to allow for a Main Floor Office, facilitating a spectacular open-concept Kitchen connected to the fireside Great Room; and modifying the floor plan to include a stunning Ensuite.

The lower level features a dedicated Theatre Space, Fitness/Dance Studio, Art Studio, Guest Suite and more to support the Homeowner’s personal interests.

You can also see how using a shading lacquer technique, the dated oak millwork (used extensively throughout the home) was preserved and revitalized.

The transitional sleek design featuring a neutral colour palette was chosen to compliment the Homeowner’s eclectic collection of art and furniture from around the world.

Click here to watch the video now:

Check back to our blog regularly to see footage of additional Pinnacle projects as well as for announcements regarding our upcoming project tours.

Join us on Saturday August 18th, 2012 for our Pre-Board Tour of a spectacular project in progress in the exquisite community of Bearspaw. This Tour allows you to see behind the walls of a Pinnacle project; prior to the installation of the drywall.

Here’s a unique opportunity to:

 • Gain knowledge about common industry short-cuts that are often “covered up” by Builders and not discovered by Home Owners until years after their project completion date.

 • Discover how to avoid delays and cost-overruns typically associated with Renovations and Custom Built Homes.

• Learn about the top 3 considerations when it comes to Renovating or Custom Building your home.

At Pinnacle Group, we cannot live our creed “Creating Homes for Life” without complete due diligence to the entire build process. Our Pre-Board Tours are designed to provide you with valuable insight into the attention to detail your family’s home makeover project deserves.

About the Project

This Builder Spec Home is undergoing an extensive Renovation to accommodate the needs of our Client family. This is their dream property but they wanted to transform the home to match their current lifestyle requirements; creating spaces for all family members to flourish. The square footage was increased, providing a dramatic change to the layout to enhance the homes functionality which included moving the Master Suite to the main level. This open concept home now has substantial living areas to accommodate their growing teenagers. This project will also be open to the public upon completion so you will have a chance to come back and see the impressive choice of finishes throughout!

When: Saturday August 18th, 2012

Time: 10am – 4pm

Where: 162 Rolling Acres Drive

Come & Enter to Win an RnR Wellness The Spa Certificate located in the beautiful Fairmont Palliser Hotel! We look forward to seeing you there!