35 Accomplishments In Our Anniversary Year
How It All Started In 1988
Excel Homes was founded in 1988 when the interest rates were high, and there was a need for more affordable housing. We lead with innovation and designed laned homes with limited or pre-selected finishes in order to keep the homes as affordable as possible. These homes proved to meet the demand of the market, as Excel quickly grew and expanded. By 1992, we had developed our first community and won our first award. Today, we have built over 14,000 homes in over 80 communities and earned over 70 awards for design and industry excellence. In 1997, we expanded into the Edmonton market, and we have seen exponential growth in this market in 2023. In 2007, when a new generation brought new priorities, we listened and built our first BuiltGreen certified home.
How It's Going In 2023
Over the past 3 decades, we have had our ups and our downs, and learned many lessons along the way, but we couldn't have done it without the support of our team, partners and of course our customers! We'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you for celebrating with us all year long and helping to make our 35th year an extremely memorable and successful one. As this major milestone comes to an end, and we reflect on the past year, Excel has compiled a list of 35 accomplishments in 2023. Keep reading to learn more!
35 Accomplishments In Our Anniversary Year
1. Achieved Best Employer
Excel Homes is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Best Employer in North America, as part of Kincentric’s robust assessment that measures and identifies organizations who have transformed their people practices driving better business results. Read more about it here.
2. 7 New Anniversary Models Launched In Calgary
We released 6 brand new, versatile, and flexible anniversary models in Calgary including 1 front garage - the Bennett, 2 landed homes - the Hazel and the Davis, as well as 3 duplex homes - the Briar, the Cohen, and the Nova.
3. 6 New Anniversary Models Launched In Edmonton
We released 6 brand new, innovative, front garage anniversary models in Edmonton - the Lakeview, the Rosewood, the Ascot, the Fieldcrest, the Ashby and the Meadowview. Ranging from 1567 - 2235 square feet, there is a home to fit everyone's unique lifestyle!
4. New Standard Specifications Launched In Both Cities
Now offering many popular features like a wide range of three-quarter quartz or granite countertops and Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring on all their main floors, all homes also come standardized with a smart thermostat and doorbell camera, and so much more!
5. Launched Our 35th Anniversary Campaign
Click here to view our simple, yet memorable campaign.
6. Edmonton Opened It's First Head Office
We have seen exponential growth in our Edmonton division this year, and we are so excited to have opened our first Head Office located at #202 4307 Savaryn Drive SW.
7. We Received Over 40 BuiltGreen Platinum Certifications In Edmonton
Excel Homes is ranked #2 BuiltGreen builder in Canada.
8. Proud Sponsors Of The SAIT Architectural Technologies Capstone Project
Excel Homes believes in investing in our future generations, so we partnered with SAIT to mentor and award a group of SAIT students with $10,000 for the top project.
9. We Celebrated With Our Customers With A $3,500 Anniversary Discount
We offered a $3,500 price reduction on all Excel Homes purchased from February 1 - December 31, 2023. Learn more here.
10. We Ramped Up Our Referral Program To $3,500
Refer your family and friends and earn $3,500 all year long! The best thing about this offer is it is not only available to Excel homeowners, but to everyone! Learn more here.
11. Celebrated The Strong Women In Our Company On International Women's Day
Click here to read more.
12. Sold Out Of Walden
We officially sold out of our SE Calgary community, Walden!
13. Won 2 CHBA Awards
We are thrilled to have won silver and bronze in the Sales Volume category of the CHBA 2023 Awards of Excellence in Housing.
14. Proud Sponsor of the Alberta Scholarships For Construction Careers.
Excel Homes has committed to contributing $150,000 towards SAIT/NAIT student awards and dual credit programs over the next 5 years to help address issues in response to Alberta's ongoing trade shortage. To apply, click here.
15. Edgemont Show Home Opening
To start off our 35th year, we opened an anniversary model show home, the Lakeview, in the community of Edgemont in Edmonton. Click here to explore the show home.
16. Launched Our Legacy Video Of 35 Years of Excel Homes
Click here to watch this memorable video.
17. Proud Sponsors Of Spruce Meadows: National Tournament
We sponsored the Spruce Meadows stage at annual National Tournament.
18. Calgary Corporate Challenge
Excel Homes is a proud participant in the Calgary Corporate Challenge, where our team participated in challenges and raised donations to support various charities. It was our strongest year yet!
19. Launched New Designer Curated Colour Palettes For Our Customers
Excel Homes continues to keep up with the ever-changing times. This year, we launched new designer curated colour palettes with the most popular trends.
20. Summer Of Giveaways Contest
We wanted to give back to the community on our 35th year, so we launched our Summer of Giveaways contest, where we gave away bi-weekly prizes valued at $350 + and 3 grand prizes at the end of summer. Read more about it here.
21. Sold Out Of Heartland
We officially sold out of our community in Cochrane!
22. Proud Sponsor Of GlobalFest
Excel Homes was a proud sponsor of the International Fireworks Festival Finale Night at GlobalFest.
23. We Celebrated With The Community With Giveaways At The Calgary Stampeders Games
Excel Homes set up a booth where we gave away awesome swag at Gridiron Gardens - the pregame tailgate tradition.
24. Proud Sponsor of Heritage Park Summer Camps For Kids
We sent underprivileged kids to create wonderful memories at the Heritage Park summer camp.
25. Livingston Show Home And Village Opening
We opened 5 brand new show homes in the NW Calgary community of Livingston, to go along our unique, one-of-a-kind sales village. Click here to explore Livingston.
26. Proud Sponsor Of The Ronald McDonald House Of Charities
We continue to be a proud sponsor of this charity that we hold close to our hearts, and every year we hold a lunch and learn to educate our staff on The Ronald McDonald House of Charities.
27. Sold Out Of Cy Becker Landing
We are officially sold out of Cy Becker Landing in Edmonton!
28. Habitat For Humanity - Women Build Day
A group of women from the Excel team joined forces and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Click here to watch our video.
29. Sold Out Of Cavanagh
We are officially sold out of our SW community - Cavanagh in Edmonton!
30. Launched Duplex Homes In Edmonton
2023 was a year of growth for our Edmonton division. We officially launched duplex models to meet the changing demands of the market, and we even opened 2 new duplex show homes in The Orchards.
31. Sold Out Of Citadel
We are officially sold out of Citadel in Edmonton!
32. Proud Sponsors Of The Calgary ZooLight
Excel Homes is a proud sponsor of the carousel rides at the Calgary ZooLights.
33. We Launched A Brand New Community And Show Home In Silver Spruce
Excel Homes is now selling homes in a brand new community in SW Calgary - Silver Spruce. We opened our beautiful and unique 35th anniversary show home model - the Bennett, with décor inspiration from Spruce Meadows. Click here to learn more about Silver Spruce.
34. Proud Sponsors And Volunteers Of Christmas For Calgary
35. Proud Sponsors Of The Airdrie Festival Of Lights
Excel Homes is proud to sponsor Santa Visits at the Airdrie Festival of Lights.