Matisse Homes Inc. is a master home builder constructing custom homes in Calgary inner city, estate and acreage markets. Small volume by choice, we work hard to achieve excellence in building and customer service at every price point.
Qualifications. Matisse Homes Inc. is one of a select few Calgary builders with the highly regarded Master Home Builder designation from the Professional Home Builders Institute, an indication of our commitment to professionalism, performance and exceptional customer service. Matisse Homes Inc. is also a proud Builder Member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program, a membership that requires a solid financial foundation and a proven track record of success. Co-founded in 2004 by an industry professional with extensive experience in residential construction, Matisse Homes Inc. has a depth of knowledge that few small builders can match.
Advantages. Choosing to remain a small volume builder allows us to work directly with each of our clients, a process that we believe is fundamental to our success. We have frequent and open communication with our clients, often on a daily basis, through which we can ensure that each home is personalized to suit individual preferences, tastes, and lifestyles. With our long history in the industry, we have nurtured relationships with carefully selected design professionals, craftsmen and suppliers. This not only ensures quality, our clients are assured that they will receive competitive pricing.
Values. Founded on the idea that building excellence and outstanding customer service should be standard at every price point in custom home building, Matisse Homes Inc. has gained a following for our client-focused approach. With a passion for great architecture in a range of different styles, nothing brings us more satisfaction than partnering with our clients, understanding their ideas, and working to turn a conceptual vision into a finely crafted home. We value the trust our clients place in us to safeguard their financial investment and we have a reputation for delivering our homes on time and on budget. Guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, and professionalism, we have not just built distinctive homes—we have built solid relationships with a valued and loyal clientele.
We encourage prospective clients to research the qualifications of their chosen builder and we are confident that Matisse Homes Inc. will not just measure up, but will stand out. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.
“On top of the wonderful quality of the build, Kelvin and all the contractors and tradespeople that worked on our houses were quintessential professionals. They dealt with a LOT of challenges from unreasonable neighbours, various supply chain challenges, and some major last minute changes that we threw at them. Through it all, Kelvin was positive, supportive, always responsive and a true pleasure to deal with. It was extremely apparent throughout our build that he had built up strong trust relationships with excellent trades, and we can truly see and feel the rewards of that in our home. We couldn't recommend Matisse Homes enough and believe anyone would be in great hands with Kelvin and his team.”
“We began with the inevitable choosing of builders and after choosing Matisse, it became very clear that we had chosen the right contractor the day our windows were installed. We stood in the middle of our street with some other neighbours and Kelvin, who was as excited as we were to watch the installation. He was always engaged, communicated continually with updates, listened and even implemented some of our ideas. He met with neighbours at the beginning to open communication and wanted a clean work site and always kept the neighbours in mind. Kelvin was on site daily and his passion for his job was apparent during all phases of this build. We would highly recommend Matisse Homes and have already been asked for our builders' name.”
“My husband and I just completed our first ever home build, and we honestly couldn't be happier with the end result. Kelvin came to us by way of a reference from a family friend, and what a fateful day that was! With daily photos and updates it was so easy to track progress and provide input into our custom home. This went such a long way to ensure that there were no surprises or lost opportunities in capturing our vision. The relationship that formed between builder and client felt more like a partnership, and both my husband and I feel that through completing this project we not only got the beautiful home we set out to build, but also gained a friend.”
“This was our first time building a house and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience and end result. Kelvin’s attention to detail showed numerous times throughout the build process, making sure the finish quality is up to his standards and always keeping us in the loop on what was going on. It’s the extra mile that have seen go in from Kelvin and all of his trades that really shows when you see the final product. One day I am sure we will build another home and when that day comes, we will be building with Kelvin again.”
“Kelvin took the time to educate us as to what the City of Calgary needed to approve our build and what changes we needed to facilitate that approval. Kelvin never failed to inform us of savings opportunities and we truly felt that he was looking out for our best interests. He was easily accessible throughout our build and he always made time to address our concerns. I can also attest to the fact that Kelvin has surrounded himself with trades people that he works exceptionally well with, so much so that our project was completed months ahead of schedule. I believe that anyone who works with Kelvin will find they will not only gain a beautiful home, but a new friend as well.”
“Kelvin was extremely knowledgeable and very professional when dealing with us throughout the entire building process. His personalized, hands-on approach made us feel comfortable and secure every step of the way. Kelvin made sure he was always available to answer any questions that we had, and was extremely accommodating when it came to anything we asked. He made sure to use only the highest quality trades available, and to negotiate the best possible prices.”
“The keys to our home were delivered on time, on budget and Kelvin came up with ways to improve the style and change the design to make it work even better than we could have imagined. Much of the project was done while we were absent, but we received updates/photos/descriptions of the work that was being done almost daily through the entire project. If you want an expert that you can trust and who takes superior pride in his profession, my wife and I would both highly recommend using Matisse Homes.”
“Working with Kelvin Choy was a great experience; he was professional and diligent throughout the whole process and continued to be there for any follow ups we had. What impressed us was the open and close relationship he had with his trades, it was evident that they knew him well and respected him. Always available and on site, he personally ensured the job was getting done on a timely basis and the quality met his standards.”
“Kelvin Choy of Matisse Homes was a pleasure to work with. What drew us to him over other builders was that he truly builds custom homes. Kelvin's product knowledge and building experience was clearly extensive and contributed to the success of creating a home we love to live in.”
“Your trades were timely, and very competent. Their workmanship was excellent. Any issues that cropped up were resolved as quickly as possible, and requests were accommodated. In summary, you managed the project very well, and we are thrilled with the building. Again, thank you, and we will be talking to you soon about another project.”
“Upon meeting Kelvin Choy, President of Matisse Homes, our first impression was that he was knowledgeable, conscientious and would be great to deal with. Were we ever right! Kelvin was there through every step of the building process, from concept through completion. He helped us find a compatible designer who listened to our needs and worked through the area restrictions with ease. When we decided to make some design changes at various changes of the building process, our requests were met with flexibility and the assurance that it was no problem. Custom building with Matisse Homes was our dream home come true!”
“During our builder selection process we were impressed by Kelvin Choy’s background, his attention to detail on our project and his commitment to our ensuring our satisfaction. However, after signing the contract and proceeding with our project we found that we had not contracted a home builder, instead we found that we had contracted a partner. Kelvin worked with us on every detail of every change, no matter how small, to ensure that we would be more than satisfied with the outcome. Kelvin handled every aspect of our project with the attitude that if it was his home, what would be the best approach. Since completion, Kelvin continues to promptly respond to any questions or concerns we have.”
PHBI’s highly regarded Master Home Builder and Master Home Renovator designations bring a significant measure of credibility and an image of professionalism to those who earn them. On their own, home building skills are not enough to ensure long-term success in the residential construction industry. Effective management skills are a crucial dimension of any home builder’s success.
The PHBI Accredited Master Home Builder and Accredited Master Home Renovator licenced designations make a powerful statement about a company’s commitment to professionalism, performance, education, and exceptional customer service.
The Alberta New Home Warranty Program is a leader and innovator in home warranty products. They introduced Canada to the concept and importance of new home warranty back in 1974, and recently expanded the scope of products and services to include home renovation warranty and homebuilder business insurance.
They are an independent, not-for-profit new home warranty provider serving approximately 700 Builder Members—the very best of Alberta’s best homebuilding companies.
As they journey into their fifth decade as Alberta’s premier new home warranty, renovation warranty, and homebuilder insurance provider, they remain focused on the key pieces of the homebuilding picture that spurred their creation and have guided their growth: professionalism, performance, responsibility, and accountability—the cornerstones of every relationship between their Builder Members and their customers.
Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has been “the voice of Canada’s residential construction industry.” Representing one of the largest industry sectors in Canada, their membership is made up of some 9,000 companies—including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals.
CHBA seeks a strong and positive role for the housing industry in Canada’s economy and in the life and development of communities. In addressing this goal, they support the business success of its members. They work to ensure Canadians have access to homes that meet their needs at a price they can afford to pay, and that the interests of homebuyers and homeowners are understood by governments. And they provide information to Canadians to help them become more informed and confident when they buy a new home, or hire a renovator to improve their existing one.
BILD Calgary Region is the result of the amalgamation of Canadian Home Builders’ Association (Calgary Region) and Urban Development Institute (Calgary) with the goal to create a unified voice to better serve the building industry in Calgary and the region.
Member companies of both organization voted for the amalgamation on March 7, 2016, and the organization was renamed BILD Calgary Region, the Building Industry and Land Development Association, on January 12, 2017.
BILD Calgary Region’s Roots go back to 1946 when the original Calgary Housebuilders Association was established and in 1958 when the Urban Development Institute was formerly registered under the Societies Act of Alberta.
The Better Business Bureau’s accreditation standards:
Build Trust - Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace.
Advertise Honestly - Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling.
Tell the Truth - Honestly represent products and services, including clear and adequate disclosures of all material terms.
Be Transparent - Openly identify the nature, location, and ownership of the business, and clearly disclose all policies, guarantees and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy.
Honor Promises - Abide by all written agreements and verbal representations.
Be Responsive - Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally, and in good faith.
Safeguard Privacy - Protect any data collected against mishandling and fraud, collect personal information only as needed, and respect the preferences of consumers regarding the use of their information.
Embody Integrity - Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions and commitments with integrity.
One of our favorite ways of celebrating success is to reach out to others in our community.
The annual Terry Fox Run is a regular feature on our event calendar and we are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors and proud of what we have together accomplished.
Here are a few of the organizations that we have supported since launching Matisse Homes: