OUR DISTINCT DEVELOPMENTS

EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF HOME BUILDER

Distinctive Homes is driven by an unwavering commitment to create beautiful, high quality, environmentally responsible, and affordable homes for our clients. We’re truly passionate about homebuilding and find great satisfaction in providing a level of service unmatched in our industry. Which is why a number of loyal customers have returned to build second, and even third, homes with us.

Susanne Kocian
Susanne Kocian Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Susanne has been successfully building, designing and marketing new homes in Canmore for over 25 years.
Bob Kocian
Bob KocianFounder of Distinctive Homes
Bob Kocian, Founder of Distinctive Homes a certified Master Builder with over 55 years of home building experience.
Lori Mitchell
Lori Mitchell New Home Consultant and Real Estate Agent
Lori has been fortunate enough to call the Bow Valley home for almost 30 years. Working as a successful realtor since 2001.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE DISTINCTIVE?

EXPERIENCE A DIFFERENT KIND OF HOME BUILDER

“More than you might expect,” explains certified Master Builder Bob Kocian, whose contributions to luxury-level, environmentally sustainable home building 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 KOCIAN

Distinctive Homes Canmore Alberta Awards

OUR GUARANTEE

WE STAND BY OUR HOMES

To each customer, we make a simple commitment: to create a home of superior quality and enduring value. We would be honoured to build one for you. Both our Warranty Services Department and the local trades and suppliers we hire stand behind your home for the duration of your 1-year comprehensive warranty period.

BUILT GREEN CERTIFIED

GOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

“More than you might expect,” explains certified Master Builder Bob Kocian, whose contributions to luxury-level, environmentally sustainable home building have forever changed the way people in the Bow Valley think about form, function and elegance.

You want exceptional living while still protecting the environment. The energy efficiencies we build into each Distinctively Green Certified home will also save you money. Over time, it means a healthier home that costs less to own, and a better, happier planet.

We’re singularly focused on staying true to our promise of building ‘green’ and we’re never content to simply meet industry standards for green living – we want to exceed them.

At Distinctive Homes we assign a representative to your home to ensure consistent quality and high efficiency from start to finish. Instead of relying on periodic quality inspections, we frequently conduct comprehensive reviews and keep you involved throughout the entire process.

Built Green Certificate Testing Protocol

An independent inspector tests every Distinctive Home for duct-tightness, air-tightness and pressure-balancing. Visual inspections are done for framing, thermal envelope and ventilation detection. See the link below to read the details of our Distinctively Green Program, from appliances to windows to insulation and more.

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Distinctive Homes is committed to protecting the environment and performing our operations in an environmentally responsible manner.

Our responsibilities cover, offices, site trailers, show homes and houses from which we operate and build. We seek to adopt and maintain the best environmental practice in what we do and review them regularly to ensure that we remain most effective within our business in adopting these measures, we aim to protect the environment and to enhance the reputation of our product for the long term.

Our objectives as a company are to Reduce, Re-use and Recycle along with complying with the environmental legislation and other environmental requirements, implement and continually improve an environment management system for operational effectiveness.

  • We aim to reduce our paper usage by minimize single-use paper. Sign documents electronically when possible. File documents electronically instead of printing where possible. Minimize construction waste. Make use of prefabricated assemblies where possible and use locally sourced material.

Reduce our carbon emissions by picking up purchases instead of using delivery services where possible. Participate in the Bike to Work Week and encourage staff to use public transport, share transportation to events and seminars when possible.

Reduce unnecessary energy use, through turning off computers when leaving the offices and turning off lights when leaving spaces. Throughout our office we use energy efficient lighting.

  • We re-use printed paper when possible as scrap paper instead of purchasing notepads. We re-use site office furniture, tools and materials on multiple projects where possible.
  • Recycling throughout out company is conducted on a day to day bases. We promote recycling in all our offices and show homes with designated bins for rubbish, recycling and food waste. Construction waste is taken to a local landfill where is it sorted and recycled accordingly.

It is Distinctives belief that a good environmental practice contributes to cost-reduction, efficiency and long-term health of our business and overall product. All our staff, whether it is on-site or in the office aim to be as effective and efficient in executing our policy.

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PERPETUALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING

GOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

As part of our commitment to the community that has supported us for over 25 years, we’re proud that many of our projects have units for the Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH) ownership project for the Canmore Community Housing Corporation. This initiative was created for people who live and work in Canmore. It brings homeownership within reach to eligible residents.

Exceptional
Finishes

Each Distinctive Home has a broad selection of luxury finishes to take it from simply a house to your perfect home.