November 30th, 2019 – Renovation Tour

On November 30th, 2019 from 10am-4pm, take advantage of a rare opportunity to view two Brentwood renovations! This comes as the result of a homeowner referring us to their neighbour across the street!

The First Tour features a second generation bungalow that was ideally located in the beautiful NW neighborhood of Brentwood. With retirement on the horizon, and with the added benefit of a bungalow, this client-family decided to bring new life to the home that one of them had grown up in, and felt it was definitely a candidate for their next chapter of living. Unsure of what floor plan options were possible; these soon to retire empty-nesters decided a professional consultation was in order. After an in-depth discussion with Pinnacle’s team, these clients were thrilled to learn that an open-concept layout was achievable, and was just the solution they were looking for to embrace their plans for a relaxed, retirement lifestyle.

Across the street, our Second Tour features a functional, though dated bungalow that was still working for this family with school-aged children, but there was a desire to eventually renovate to make it more functional. With a referral from their neighbor (from the First Tour), this homeowner first contacted Pinnacle for what started off as some insurance work due to severe ice-damming. Given the motivation was two-fold in getting both insurance work completed and some possible retrofits to the main floor; a design consultation was added to the initial conversation. The outcome was a design the family fell in love with and ultimately decided to proceed with both repairs and a wonderful transformation to their home!

To celebrate being good neighbors, we ask you bring non-perishable food donations for the Calgary Food Bank. Everyone that brings a Food Bank donation will be entered in our draw for two sets of movie tickets to Tom Hanks’ new movie, ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!’.

  • Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Location – First Tour Home:
    4907 Benson Road NW

    Location – Second Tour Home:
    4920 Benson Road NW

*These are private residences, for security purposes all attendees must sign-in upon entering the premises the day of the event.

Bring a non-perishable food bank item and enter our draw for tickets to Tom Hanks’ new movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Renovation Tour?

A Renovation Tour is a tour of a completed Renovation project, or in some cases this could be a Custom Home Build.

Sometimes our visitors ask us if the toured home is for sale but it is not – it is a private residence. This is a one day, open house style tour, usually for a period of 6 hours. At a Pinnacle Renovation Tour you can expect to have a detailed guided tour by one of our Renovation Consultants, Architects, Production Staff, Interior Designers or Trades who will educate you on the criteria of the Renovation and how we met the criteria. We typically have before and after floorplans and photos for you to take a look at as well. Not to mention we always have a great draw to enter to thank-you for attending!

Organizations such as Renomark™, an association providing Calgary’s Consumers with accessibility to high-quality, ethical Renovation companies, typically puts on city wide Renovation Tours twice a year in the Spring and Fall. This is an opportunity to spend a day touring several Builders’ projects to get a feel for their craftsmanship and meet their team. As a Renomark™ Renovator, Pinnacle Group regularly takes advantage of these bi-yearly tours.

In addition, we have made it a mandate to open the doors to as many of our projects as possible, so the public can see first-hand what the Pinnacle experience is all about. We believe that transparency and accessibility can only be achieved when a Builder opens the doors to their projects; allowing you true insight into their staff, trades and workmanship as well as providing you with an opportunity to ask questions about your own project requirements with no strings attached.

We strongly encourage you to ask any Builder you are considering for your project to tour you through at least one finished project and if at all possible, one that captures similar design needs of your own.

What is a Pre-Board Tour?

A Pre-board Tour is a tour of a project in progress.

Pre-board means the home is completed up to the installation of the drywall. The ability to see what’s behind the walls in a home is rarely offered to the public; in fact, Pinnacle Group is the only Renomark™ Renovator to embrace such a tour. Attending a Pre-board Tour will help you gain knowledge and perspective about common industry short-cuts that are often “covered up” by Builders and not discovered by Homeowners until years after the completion date.

Paul Klassen, CEO and Founder of Pinnacle Group reveals, “We feel showcasing our projects in progress is essential because it provides insight into Pinnacle’s attention to detail and concern with every aspect of the project. For us it is not just about the finished aesthetics; it is about the entire functioning of the home. We cannot live our creed Creating Homes For Life™, without complete due diligence to the entire build process. Attendees of these tours are blown away as they cannot believe the level of craftsmanship and the intricacies of the decisions that are incorporated at this point in the build process that significantly affect the entire home. Seeing this first hand provides a whole different view point into the level of commitment we have to building the very best for our Clients; as well, it demonstrates the incredible quality of our Trades.”

We strongly encourage you to ask any Builder you are considering for your project to tour you through at least one project in progress.

Why Would Your Client Families Want to Open Their Home to the Public?

We credit the opportunity to showcase so many of our home projects to our amazing Clients.

It is because we have built an incredible relationship of trust and respect throughout the build process, and ultimately that our Clients are so thrilled with their completed projects, that they feel comfortable allowing us to open their private residence to the public. As well, our Client Families have had the opportunity to attend our tours in the past which they recognize as being very helpful in their decision to choose Pinnacle as their Builder.

What Can I Expect From a Seminar?

Typically we rotate our Seminars in several community centers around Calgary. Sometimes it is Pinnacle Staff that presents the topic material, and other times we will bring in specific Trades, Suppliers or Partners to augment the material and provide their insight and expertise. Our seminar topics vary but in the past have included everything from understanding why you want to Renovate, what you should consider when hiring a Builder, financial options when Renovating or building a Custom Home, green initiatives in the Renovation industry, Universal Design considerations to room specific Renovation topics. Usually our Seminars are about 2 hours in length and include both a presentation and Q & A portion (along with coffee and doughnuts!!)

How Can I Get an Invitation to Future Pinnacle Events?


Pinnacle Design Studio

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Location & Hours

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Sat / 10am – 3pm (starting Sept 7)
Location: #4 – 10672 46th Street SE