Hope At Large - Changing With The Times
New Home Living’s Marty Hope features Trickle Creek in his latest Article “Hope At Large – Changing With The Times”.
Read on to learn about Trickle Creek Custom Home’s nature of adapting to new challengers and going from a Southern Calgary Home Builder to one of Watermark At Bearspaw’s Builders of Distinction!
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Adapting to new challenges are hallmarks at Trickle Creek Custom Homes
In life, one thing you can be sure of is that things are always going to change.
And being able to quickly adapt to those changes is extremely valuable. In business, adaptability is vital. That goes double for the custom homebuilding business.
Take Mike Tew and Chris Jones. The partners in Trickle Creek Custom Homes answered the knock of opportunity, were able to respond quickly to a totally new market, and because they adapted well to their new market, they have scored big.
Trickle Creek is one of five builders in the trendy, upscale, well-endowed estate community of Watermark at Bearspaw that is being beautifully rendered by Macdonald Development Corporation on 12 Mile Coulee Road in Rockyview County, just outside the northern fringes of Calgary.
This is the first major development Trickle Creek has been involved with, and joins veteran builders Astoria Custom Homes, Homes by Us, Wolf Custom Homes, and Albi Homes in Watermark.
“We’re five years old now, and until now have primarily been building south of Calgary,” says Jones, the 29-year-old co-president and sales manager for the company. “But with a little bit of luck and good timing, here we are working with the Macdonald people and enjoying every minute of it.”
With a string of custom home successes in areas like Bragg Creek, Priddis, Millarville, Black Diamond, and Marda Loop, Trickle Creek accepted an invitation from Ron Lanthier, executive vice-president of Macdonald, to come north.
“Trickle Creek is a great young company and Mike and Chris have done a superb job in the time they’ve been here,” says Lanthier during a recent visit to the show home parade.
At the time of writing, the company had already inked eight sales agreements with their first client move-in booked for the end of September, making them among the first buyers to move in to Watermark.
According to 37-year-old Tew, who wears the co-president fedora as well as the hard hat of a construction superintendent, Trickle Creek builds homes starting at $1.2 million. The elegant show home, priced at $1.99 million and chock full of stylish standards and eminently useable upgrades, covers nearly 3,800 square feet on the main and upper levels along with another 1,400 feet on the lower level.
Jones adds that while the market segment is different — with more buyers between 35 and 40 years old — Trickle Creek’s product is pretty much similar to what it was building in the south.
“Watermark is our main focus right now, we’re comfortable here,” says Tew. “There are no other areas with the amenities or lot sizes that Watermark provides — something that enables us to build what we are best at.”