WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Our experience with Colbray homes was awesome. From start to finish they were thorough and always communicating well with us. It was great to have input during the design process on what would work well in our new home. Once we had a complete design and blueprint, time seemed to fly by because everything from ground break to framing to finishing was well organized and done with such professionalism. The supervisor of our build went above and beyond anything we'd expected. We can't thank Chad enough for all his efforts and abilities to keep us informed and cater to our adjusting needs as the house was being built. We were well taken care of in the areas where we thought we'd like to do things differently than what the original plans stated. Now that we are in our new home, Colbray continues to keep in contact and still answers all our questions that we have as we learn about our home and become accustomed to it. We can't say enough about the entire Colbray crew and the people who have the opportunity to assist in building the homes Colbray creates. Chris, Chad, and Daren have made this experience a once-in-a-lifetime one, as we have built a 'Forever Home' and plan to spend the rest of our lives here. Colbray Homes has our highest recommendations in being anyone's future homebuilder. You will not regret working with these people as they work with you.
When we decided to build our next home we toured many show homes throughout central Alberta. We paid close attention to the quality of craftsmanship that went into each home. It is because of this that we chose to have Colbray build our new home. The attention to detail and standard features that the Colbray Homes provide really stood out to us. From getting the blueprints drafted up for our custom floor plan to our one year walk-through, Colbray has been there for us all the way. If any issues ever arose, they dealt with them quickly so that we could continue to enjoy our new home. It was an exciting experience for us and we encourage anyone that is thinking about building a new home, check out Colbray Homes. You won’t be disappointed.
Darcy & Tara
We recently took possession of our new Colbray home. This is the third house that I have had built (all different builders) and by far the best experience. From the beginning, we felt like Colbray tried to understand not only just building our house but really the style and design we were going for and made several suggestions that truly made a difference. Colbray was very good about being honest in their opinion of what would be good bang for your buck and what wasn't, not always pushing or even suggesting to spend more. We were very happy with the cost tracking and anytime we questioned where we were at financially on our build we could check the app on our phone and or ask if it was up to date on recent changes. The app was also a very nice, easy way to track and approve or decline any changes. Very happy with how good the communication was and how transparent all of the costs were. We were also very impressed with all of the workers that Colbray had building our home. They were all very polite and professional and did a great job of accommodating us and keeping the construction area as tidy as could be expected. Our home was build only feet from where we were living and with an toddler playing (not while workers were working) it was nice to know that he wouldn't be in the yard playing with cigarette buts or nails. The only part of our build that I wish would have went better was twice with different sub trades brought in and both times I was very happy to see Colbray didn't just leave it up to us to deal with them and they "went to bat" for us, making sure that we were happy and that the job was done right. Personally I found that Colbray was great to deal with and I believe that they built us a quality home. I should also mention that our home was completed on time, which is really nice compared to past builders I have dealt with. We would, and have recommend Colbray to anyone looking to build a home. If anyone has any questions or want to hear it from me directly I would be happy to talk to anyone about our experience.
Colbray Homes was absolutely amazing to deal with well building our acreage dream home! From the very first dealing with Chris to the very last detail of the build with Chad, was wonderful. My husband and I are very particular and every last detail was looked after for us. We lived on-site throughout our build as well, and all the trades were respectful and considerate of our space. We would highly recommend Colbray! We believe there is no better builder with this kind of integrity. We are very happy to know we have an amazing built home that we are able to enjoy for a lifetime! Thank you again for everything!
Josh & Tennille Barker
Anita and I have been in our Colbray home for just over a year and we still love it. Starting the process with Jackie was painless. She provided detailed explanations and answered all of our questions. I loved our pre-construction meeting with Chris, as we discussed our wish list. Chris provided us with his expert opinion on whether some of those items were worth the additional costs. He even provided his own thoughts on some items. It was a very collaborative effort. Angela, their interior designer, listened to our likes and dislikes and did a great job putting it all together.
Construction started and the communication continued. With something as big as a house, there were some hiccups. What was important was how Colbray dealt with them. Chad was very professional and responsive, quickly resolving any issues. During the possession walk-through, Chad explained (sometimes twice) everything thoroughly. Daren was always quick to respond to any problems.
Overall, we highly recommend Colbray to anyone we know who might be building a house. They treated us like family.
After attending the Red Deer Home Show in March 2015 we discovered that many builders were not willing to build in the rural areas. We were referred to Colbray Homes by one of these builders and went to a Show Home in Blackfalds and we liked what we saw.
We set up a meeting with Chris on our bare land in the Clive area. He went through some plan options and we saw one that caught our eye that day.
Chris was able to work within our budget and schedule. Things took off from there and happened quickly to the eventual completion of our home.
We love our new home and enjoyed working with the Colbray Team!!
Thank you for your support and integrity,
Dave & Rhonda Charbonneau
Several years ago we connected with Chris Wallace from Colbray homes as we were looking to build our dream home in the country. We were looking for a practically minded, reputable company that understood our needs. We wanted a team atmosphere, a crew of people that cared about their clients, and personalities that were easy to work with. We found it all with Colbray Homes.
We had never built a home before, and we were very naive as to the process. Colbray's team walked us through every step, from design and layout to the finished product. It was a fantastic experience.
The Colbray team focused on our needs, goals, and went above and beyond our expectations of a home builder. We love our home and are so pleased with the finished product. We would recommend Colbray to anyone that is looking for a quality built home, and a talented group of individuals to work with.
Robin, Joe & Emily Farnel
Thanks to Colbray Homes -Chris and Chad and crews - for so professionally taking us through the construction of our home. They were able to capture our vision for the structure and location. Excellent communication and professionalism were started on day 1 and continued throughout the whole process. They gave us a move-in day and kept that promise. The trades-people they used were most excellent in the work and in accommodating our desires. It has been an excellent experience and we highly recommend Colbray Homes to anyone looking for a solid character organization to trust with their vision and resources.
A big thanks to Chris Wallace and his team at Colbray Homes!
My wife Shirley and I just took possession of our new Colbray home 1 week ago. It came in on budget and on time as promised!! Chris and his team looked after everything for us. Right from the get-go when meeting with Patti Horn at the Henner's Lake show home in Lacombe for initial discussions to formal sit-
downs and planning with Chris. They worked with us to design and build a home that fit our budget and needs. We had wanted a home that was built green, and it was evident after our research that Colbray went above and beyond the minimum thresholds to exceed those requirements. It's their "standard".
We were allowed access to the home while being constructed where we could see the development. It was always a very open process. When we were away, we were able to follow the progress along thru Builder Trend for schedule, changes, pictures, updates, etc. The Change Order process worked well for reviewing and approving changes as they came up and or were requested. Chad worked hard to keep us abreast of the progress and was easily able to be reached any time when we had a questions. He always had time for us and it never seemed to be a bother, no mater how busy he was.
It's only been a week but we very pleased with our choices and the final result Colbray pulled together for us.
Sincerely, thanks to Chris and his whole team for our beautiful new home!!
Bill & Shirley Glass
I would like to say how happy I was with my Colbray experience. Chad was available every day for me to ask questions via text and responded immediately. We have never built a home before let alone under stressful circumstances as well as replace our entire life's contents. (I also worked full time during this process. )To have a builder that helped me work through the build with the least amount of stress was a blessing. There were no major delays and things worked out on schedule. We are very happy with our home. The 60 and 90 day checks were great . Darin arrived to fix small things from the movement of the house and a couple of things we missed during our walk through. Darin also answered texts immediately and made contact and scheduling a lot easier. I would recommend Colbray to anyone and would choose them if I ever built another home. Colbray went above and beyond to help us make the build successful! Thank you to everyone who helped.
Colbray Homes recently completed the construction of our cottage located in Sylvan Lake and we wanted to commend them for an outstanding job!
The entire experience, from start to finish was tremendous. Chris, President, and Chad, Project Manager, were wonderful to deal with. They were always professional, responsive, accommodating, and supportive throughout the entire building process.
The workmanship of Colbray Homes’ trades-people needs to be acknowledged as well as all the individuals involved were outstanding in their respective trade.
We would highly recommend Colbray Homes without any hesitation!
Our experience with Colbray was nothing but positive. As first-time builders, we were not sure what to expect, but we were given reassurance through the entire process. Whenever something was missed or done incorrectly they were so quick to make it right! When we felt like we were being overly picky or critical they always assured us we were not and made sure we were happy with how things were. From the very beginning we were promised "if you aren't happy, we will make you happy". And they absolutely did. We are thankful every day we were able to go through this process with Colbray and would absolutely work with them again.
We met Chris at the 2016 Red Deer Home Show at the Colbray Homes booth. We were contemplating building our dream house but were worried as we heard so many horror stories about building. From the first conversation with Chris however, we felt comfortable and reassured that Colbray can manage and help with our dream. Chris also introduced us to Gail who helped turn our “Ipad-doodle-house-plans” into a functional blueprint. In February 2017 ground was broken and our dream was on its way to reality….Chris, Chad and their team made sure that the process ran smoothly, we were always kept in the loop and when there were hiccups they took control of it, dealt with it and we never had to worry. Chad was always happy to make things work for us when we wanted to change things! The Buildertrend program they use was also extremely helpful so we knew exactly where we stood with costs.
In February 2018 we moved into our house, and we are loving it. Even after possession the team and especially Daren have been available and willing to help with things that needed adjustments.
Colbray Homes helped make our dream come true, and we would recommend them to anyone who would like to build their dream house.
Tarina and Letje