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Bob Kocian, Master Builder

What does it mean to be Distinctive?

"More than you might expect," explains certified Master Builder Bob Kocian, whose contributions to luxury-level, environmentally sustainable homebuilding have forever changed the way people in the Bow Valley think about form, function and elegance. "There's much more to a great home than meets the eye. At Distinctive Homes, we pride ourselves on building superior homes from the inside out, and we've been embracing environmentally responsible building practices since long before it became fashionable to do so."

Bob embraced the importance of building energy efficient homes more than 30 years ago, and he was the first builder in Canada to attain a platinum BuiltGreen level – the highest rating possible – for a single-family home.

"When we started designing and building homes in Canmore," says Bob, "we had no way of knowing the tremendous response we would receive or the number of loyal customers who would return to us to build second and even third homes. What we did know is that we were truly passionate about homebuilding and found great satisfaction in providing a level of service unmatched in the industry. Following our passion has brought us to where we are today: building homes in one of the most naturally breathtaking communities in the world for people who value time-honoured craftsmanship and technological savvy in equal measures."

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