The Bowood team made building our dream cottage an enjoyable process. They were on time and on budget. All of their trades produce top quality work and take pride in what they do. We appreciated that all questions and concerns were dealt with quickly and professionally. We would recommend Bowood to anyone looking to build in the Sylvan Lake area.
Carrie and Andrew Phillips
Bowood designed and built our new cottage as well as renovated an existing one and then creatively married the two. They listened to our needs and added advice and ideas that contributed to the project’s overall success. Our experience with everyone on the Bowood team was positive and professional.
- The Nichols
Our relationship with Bowood began with a phone conversation with Susan and our confidence and trust in them grew from there. They really are who their website portrays them to be. Meticulous planning, rational problem solving, good communication and quality workmanship resulted in a cottage we love and are very proud of. It has been a year since completion and we are happy to endorse the Bowood Team without reservation!
Gord and Audrey Wilkes
Thanks for making our reno experience so painless. We appreciate your great attention to detail .You were all wonderful!
- Glenn, Shirley and Finley Welch
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 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









“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 so much for making our building experience a very positive one!”
Shauna and Brad Glover
“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
“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
“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
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









“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
“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’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
“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
“I can t say enough good things about the process with your company. Our home is lovely, thanks to all of you.”
Norma Barsness
“You have made our dream home a reality. Your care and attention to the smallest detail is appreciated!”
Dean and Brenda Watts









“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
“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
“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
“Thank you so much for building such a beautiful home! It has been a true pleasure for us.”
Brian, Tracy, Connor and Julia Dawes
“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
“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
“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