REAL CUSTOM BUILDING

We have never built the same project twice. Each home or renovation is unique, just like our clients.

DESIGN SERVICE FROM BEGINNING TO END

Bowood’s architectural and interior designers assist our clients to make decisions with confidence.

COMMITMENT TO CRAFTSMANSHIP

Just ask our trades – we’re demanding! We hold a high standard of workmanship for all aspects of construction.

AWARD WINNING PROJECTS

Bowood has been recognized by our industry for building excellence with more than 40 local, provincial and national awards.

FUN!

We believe that the building process should be an enjoyable experience. High quality results are what count, but it’s even better if it’s fun along the way!

Trust the Bowood team to create a home that’s unmistakably yours.
More than just a roof over your head.

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Building your Dream Home

Imagine a well-planned and well-managed custom home build or renovation – innovatively designed exactly to your requirements, expertly constructed to your specifications, and efficiently and cost-effectively delivered to your complete satisfaction.

In 1983, I’d recently completed my journeyman carpenter ticket and had done everything from framing to finishing carpentry. But interest rates were 18% and no one was hiring. My wife Patti said, “If you can’t find a job then maybe you’ll have to work for yourself.” Bowood was born and we’ve never looked back.

We started out specializing in finishing carpentry and renovations. It wasn’t long before I was asked to build my first custom home. Patti and I were pretty busy running a small business and starting a family, but we knew that to be successful we couldn’t do it alone. I became really involved in the Canadian Home Builders Association to learn about the industry and to develop relationships in the home building community. I took courses through the Professional Homebuilders Institute and other organizations. Perhaps most importantly, we started building a team of other talented building professionals.

Today, I am very proud of what we’ve achieved at Bowood. We’ve earned a reputation for quality design and construction, attention to detail, and excellent client relationships. Almost all of our work comes through referrals from clients, building industry professionals, and even other builders.

Bowood is a small-volume home builder that specializes in design-build custom homes and renovations. We complete about 8 – 10 new houses per year, along with several renovations and some commercial construction. We have been fortunate to work on many interesting and challenging projects in central Alberta and we are proud of the results. After all these years we can still say that we’re excited about our work and treat every new project with enthusiasm!

On behalf of my business partners – Susan Knopp, Todd Zimmerman, and Mike Bray – thank you for your interest in Bowood. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your new home or renovation.

Boman-Husted

Boman Husted
President, Bowood Homes

2017 Renovator of the Year Award

We are very excited to be awarded the 2017 Renovator of the Year Award at the CHBA Central Alberta Awards of Excellence Gala. This is our 4th win in the last 5 years (we didn’t enter any renovations in 2014, so we weren’t a contender). We’re pumped about our winning streak! The award is based on the feedback from our clients and the quality of the renovation projects entered in the awards. Many thanks to our clients, staff, trades, and suppliers for their support and the countless ways they contribute to our success. Thanks also to Duane Rolheiser of Todayville Red Deer for sponsoring the awards – and the fantastic video work he and his team do for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Alberta (CHBA-CA).

Left to Right: Aubrey Stryker, Susan Knopp, Mike Bray and Duane Rolheiser.

Check out “Bowood Homes – CHBA CA 2016 Renovator of the Year” from Todayville Red Deer on Vimeo.

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Thanks for seeing our vision through to reality! We appreciate your professionalism and how enjoyable you all made this process. We love our home!
Ryan and Cari Fleming
“Boman, You were always courteous, informative and helpful. You consulted with us regularly and made a number of excellent suggestions. We are also very pleased that you remained within the cost estimate and the house was completed on schedule.”
Winson and Joyce Elgersma
“Boman, I just want to say that I am really pleased with the good service you are rendering. Your professionalism, skill and knowledge are appreciated, as is your sense of humour. It is nice to have complete confidence in you as I watch my house get ripped apart and restructured. My thanks to your crew for the courtesy they extend when I arrive on the scene.”
Elaine Durette
“We really like our house and are very happy We are especially appreciative of all the work you have done and the professional manner in which you perform this work. You truly are the best. We have also been very impressed with each and every sub-trade you have arranged they have been superb.”
Dr. Owen Heisler
“Thank you so much for building such a beautiful home! It has been a true pleasure for us.”
Brian, Tracy, Connor and Julia Dawes
 ”In 2002, we decided to build our retirement home. After our first meeting with Boman Husted, our decision was made. We felt that with the whole package he was offering, his experienced staff, quality trades, and his reputation we would have the home built we were looking for. . . We had an idea of the type of house we wanted and also utilizing views of the lake as much as possible. Susan worked very hard and came up with a unique plan that we are extremely pleased with. . . Peggy soon got to know our likes and dislikes and through her guidance and input, helped us choose everything from paint colours, lighting, granite, tiles, flooring, etc., and always was a bundle of knowledge. Peggy made this a fun and exiting time, not stressful, as can be. . . We are very pleased with our home and our experiences with the Bowood staff and would highly recommend them to anyone.”
Gordon and Brenda Murphy
“We had heard of Bowood’s reputation for building only quality, well-built estate homes From the very first meeting we left feeling that we had found our true partners in this endeavor. A real group of caring individuals that was eager to provide creative, knowledgeable ideas We never looked at another builder. We were treated like we were your most important clients You are true professionals.”
Robert Thorsteinson
“Thank you to everyone at Bowood and trades. We love our new second home and can t wait to get out every chance we can all year round. We wish we had you on our first home.”
Linda, Kim and Jesse Lee
“You have made our dream home a reality. Your care and attention to the smallest detail is appreciated!”
Dean and Brenda Watts
“I can t say enough good things about the process with your company. Our home is lovely, thanks to all of you.”
Norma Barsness
“A whole year has passed and our family has been enjoying our new home immensely! Thank you for making it happen exactly as we had hoped. Susan, we so appreciated your taking our concepts, adding some great ideas, and making it all work. You are practical, creative and talented. Peggy, thanks for making some daunting choices much easier and never pushing. It all looks great! Todd, you were everywhere all the time never a problem you didn t solve. Your good humour and good sense made the project painless. We appreciated and enjoyed your tradespeople too. This was a small project for you, but a big thing for us. Thank you for giving it such care.”
Darrel and Donna Eliason
“We’re glad we chose Bowood for numerous reasons: The home and garage were completed on time. Both were within the budget. The architectural designer made sure of our needs and desires before drafting began having lived in our home now we are extremely happy with the design and desire no changes. The interior designer s knowledge, great taste, and suggestions made choosing products, fixtures and colour a pleasure. All the trades people did top-quality workmanship. The cabinets are beautifully made. The kitchen design makes it a pleasure to bake and cook. The building process for us was totally stress free because of constant communication coming from Bowood during the development. Their desire was to ensure we were totally satisfied and made sure the workmanship was top quality. Thirty years ago, Boman did renovations on our home, and the quality of his workmanship was impeccable. We knew then that Bowood would be our choice if we built a new home. We highly recommend Bowood because of their top-quality workmanship, their technique for creating a valid budget, the ease for us from start to finish due to the highly skilled, diligent, experienced, honest and friendly people of Bowood. Our home turned out better than we expected and we are totally pleased.”
John and Ev Munce
“It is a great pleasure to provide a testimonial for you regarding Bowood s work on our home/cabin/cottage at Sylvan Lake. I will try to be brief, but this will be difficult for there is so much praise to pass on.
Just a few examples of which were above and beyond the call of duty for a builder in our experience:
– They helped us with some difficult situations with some neighbours and City Council.
– They were always timely, professional, pleasant and kept their sense of humour.
– The right people did the right things at the right time. No bickering!
– They and their associates completed the interior design and landscaping in a very cooperative way.
We now have a beautiful lake home, which our four children, spouses, five grandchildren, and we use extensively.
– They finished on time and below budget, no surprises!
Needless to say, we will heartily recommend them to anyone interested in doing what we did. In conclusion Wow and hooray! Words not often heard in today’s building market. Cheers and thanks to all”
Anne and Alex McPherson
“We just want to express our sincere appreciation to you and your staff for such a wonderful new home. The building process with your company was simply such a good experience and we are satisfied, and delighted customers with our new home. Thank you also to each of your staff, every one of them. Every single employee was so helpful, courteous, and enjoyable to work with. In particular, I must mention Todd by name. Todd is above and beyond in his work. He daily showed professionalism, diplomacy and had the utmost respect from all his trades people. His patience with me and my endless phone calls and questions was remarkable. I appreciated that any question I asked or fretted about, he would kindly explain it to me, leaving me with the perception that Todd is the smartest and most patient man I know. I can’t say enough good things about the process with your company. Our home is lovely, thanks to all of you.”
Norma Barsness
“To the Bowood Gang: A big thank you to you all for the wonderful renovation you did on our house. Once again, we couldn’t be happier with how things went and the end results.”
Dale and Karen Horsely
“Just a quick note to let you know how thrilled we are with the cabin renovations. Thank you so much for the wonderful job we could never have done it without you! Peggy, a special thank you for your excellent guidance and wonderful suggestions over the past few months. You have a real gift when it comes to colour selection and decorating thank you for showing that. Your calm, professional approach is always appreciated.”
Dale and Karen Horsely
“You did a fabulous job! We tell everyone how much we loved working with you and how much we love our renovation!”
Rhonda and Rob Hamill
“Many thanks for all your creative ideas and hard work designing and building our home. We absolutely love it. It was such a pleasure working with all of you.”
Jared and Mindy Sayers
“Thanks so much for making our building experience a very positive one!”
Shauna and Brad Glover
“Thanks for making our reno experience so painless. We appreciate your great attention to detail. You were all wonderful! . . . Peggy, thank you for all your help. Your patience and kindness was much appreciated. You’re one of a kind!”
Glenn, Shirley and Finley Welch
“So it is our first Christmas back home and our new home is warm and wonderful. Your team did a fantastic job creating and building our house. You gave new life to an old house that will continue to be a part of a unique neighborhood that feels like family. Once moved back in, our house was so easy to get used to living in. Every day we get to appreciate the blend of new and original features while enjoying the greater comfort and much more space. A beautiful kitchen, amazing bathrooms, warm, spacious, light-filled rooms, and storage! So many details and features that work so well. The adventure was well worth it; the final result was beyond our expectations. Thank you all so much!”
David Weizenbach, Karen and Indigo Czuy
Thanks for seeing our vision through to reality! We appreciate your professionalism and how enjoyable you all made this process. We love our home!
Ryan and Cari Fleming
Huge thanks to all of you for making our dream cabin come true. The process is a lot of fun and seems so effortless because of the wonderful people at Bowood.
Joy and Allen Knight
Thanks for making our reno experience so painless. We appreciate your great attention to detail .You were all wonderful!
Glenn, Shirley and Finley Welch

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