About Us

As a leading home renovation company in Calgary, our award-winning team of in-house designers, carpenters, and project coordinators have over 20 years of combined industry experience. Our friendly team has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to guide you through your project’s unique circumstances from beginning to end.

We strive to constantly maintain the highest level of communication within our team, trade partners, and clients. We take into consideration your existing interior & exterior style to create additions and renovations that are tailored to your lifestyle, and your family. Kurmak Builders stands by our firm policies of fixed cost, accurate project schedules, quality craftsmanship, and client satisfaction. Thanks to our unwavering dedication to our clients, we’ve earned a solid reputation which we don’t take for granted and constantly work hard to maintain.

From emails to selections, our specialized project management software keeps everything in one place, making your project easier to track and ensuring you’re kept up to date on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Why Kurmak Builders

For most of our clients, working with Kurmak Builders boils down to a mixture of the people and our process. Over two decades of experience has cemented our knowledge of what it takes to ensure a project goes as smoothly and painlessly as possible, no matter the size. By choosing Kurmak Builders, you can be confident that we will take the time to understand what’s important to you – from expert design and beautiful, high-quality workmanship to respecting the need to keep your home as neat and undisturbed as possible during the renovation or construction process.

Our process developed through years of client feedback & industry experience is why we’re confident your renovation or custom home build will be completed on time, on budget, and tailored to your lifestyle, your family.

20 Years of experience

  • Best of Houzz 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • HomeStars Verified, and Best of HomeStars 2017 & 2018
  • Our full-time, in-house team features highly skilled designers, carpenters, and project coordinators.
  • Every member of our team shares the same commitment and enthusiasm to customer satisfaction, design creativity, and workmanship, ensuring your project is completed to the highest standards – both yours and ours.
  • Fully Licensed and Insured
  • A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau for 11 years.
  • Valid Service Alberta Prepaid Contractor License.
  • City of Calgary Business License.
  • 5M Liability Insurance.
  • Worker Compensation.

We understand that your home is one of your biggest investments. So, we consider your personality, lifestyle, and the unique attributes of your existing home throughout the entire process.

Our Purpose

Kurmak Builders’ core strengths and values are represented by those we define as trade partners and fellow employees delivering accountability to our clients through teamwork, understanding, innovation, and craftsmanship. We take full accountability for actions and our words 100% of the time to deliver on what we promise and be crystal clear about what we cannot.

Our Promise

We at Kurmak Builders promise each and every one of our clients an experience that exceeds their expectations and a home they’ll never want to leave. All our projects are conducted with your best interests in mind, completely tailored to your lifestyle and family. Our attention to detail and unparalleled standards mean that your project is guaranteed to be done right and that we will build upon your vision to make it the best it possibly can be.

Our Team

People are our priority – and that includes our team. From design to construction and project coordination to  accounting, our team is made of some of Alberta’s most talented and committed individuals whose shared goal  is to provide you with the best customer service imaginable and a project that exceeds your expectations. Our  goal is to cultivate a positive and supportive work environment, which is why we remain dedicated to our team  and strongly believe in a healthy work-life balance while delivering quality services to our clients. 

Boasting a combined total of over 20 years of experience, our team knows a thing or two about construction.  We leverage our wealth of knowledge to create a stress-free and pleasurable experience for you while simultaneously transforming your space into a home that is uniquely yours.

Lisa Sherlock

Gwen & Frank Gordon-Cooper

Principals of Kurmak Builders leading a team of talented and committed individuals.

Lisa Sherlock

Lisa Sherlock - Interior Design

B.F.A, B.I.D

Lisa will guide you through the entire design process and collaborate with you closely to  develop unique and beautiful environments that align with your aspirations. Her keen eye for  detail, style, quality, and a client-centered approach to design composes her to be a dedicated  and passionate designer. Her goal is for you to enjoy the process as much as you enjoy the  results.

Lisa Sherlock

Tarl Currie – Project Coordinator

Tarl will be your contact for all scheduling & client concerns, He is the brains behind the scenes  making sure all the scheduling and numbers go according to plan. Tarl's knowledge in  construction practices directly support the Lead Carpenters. 

Lisa Sherlock

Paul Lloy – Lead Carpenter/Site Supervisor

With Paul you will have a certified Red Seal Carpenter on your team running the show on site. His experience and eye for perfection will ensure your house will be the envy of the neighbourhood. Paul has been a licensed Carpenter and skilled craftsman for over 15 years. Anything that's required at the site or during construction, Paul will make sure it's to your total satisfaction.

Lisa Sherlock

Kim Vankoesveld – Controller

Kim brings with her 15+ years’ experience in project and corporate accounting together with an accomplished Project Management background. She has been part of the Kurmak Builders team since 2018, and continually provides our clients with a trusted and seamless experience from design to construction, contract to completion and everywhere in between. Although you may never see her on the job site, rest assured she is behind the scenes crunching the numbers and available to help with your financial questions.

Our Process

GETTING STARTED, Planning for SUCCESS

Start the conversation today and call us at 403-277-5525 or contact us for a free consultation. If the scope of your project, timing, and your target budget are a good fit, we’ll gather some basic information and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation one-hour, in-home consultation.

At Kurmak, we aim to make the entire experience of creating your dream space as enjoyable as possible. Starting from your initial consultation, you’ll be treated as part of the team as we’re all working towards a common goal – transforming your vision into reality! Our process is simple yet refined and we’ve included an overview below. Nevertheless, we encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your project in more detail. We understand that each client is unique, and we fully expect your experience to reflect that. From our client feedback, we know that following our process leads to projects being completed on time, within budget, and our clients are thrilled with the result.

TELL US YOUR STORY

No Obligation Consultation - We’ll start off with a no-obligation, in-home, face-to-face consultation. We’ll take the time to get to know you & understand your goals and vision. Next, we review the space to be transformed and, depending on the size, take any necessary measurements and photographs.

Understanding Your Vision & Style - Your vision, style, special requirements, and target budget will all be documented. Establishing a target budget before designing your project helps ensure your expectations are fulfilled and our team can operate within set boundaries and neither party faces any surprises. Our goal is to create an environment of open communication.

PLAN FOR SUCCESS

Scope of Work, Design & Estimate - Upon completion of the consultation process our designer, with a clear understanding of your vision, goals and target budget will complete a conceptual 2D floor plan. With the conceptual floor plan, our skilled estimator will get to work developing an accurate and comprehensive estimate for bringing your vision to life. With this you will have the peace of mind in knowing and understanding the detailed project costs right from the start.

  • For more complex / multi-room projects, we charge a fee for the conceptual design & estimating. This fee will be credited back in full at the start of construction.
  • For more in depth design projects, we offer design agreements. A design agreement will allow for more one on one in depth design development and exploration with our designers. 

Schedule & Contract - After the estimate is complete, we’ll schedule another in-person meeting for a detailed review of the estimate. Once all expectations are met, the next step would be to sign a Renovation or Construction Agreement.

THE MAGIC OF CREATION

Drawings and Permits - Agreements are signed and everything is in place. Our designers then take the next step to develop detailed design plans for your review, comment, and approval and finally complete the required drawings for building permit. 

THE FUN STUFF

Finish Selections - Next, you get to work closely with our designers to review all the proposed finishes and finalize the finer details of your renovation or custom home building project. 

OFF TO WORK WE GO

Project Tracking & Communication - Once our construction team gets to work, we maintain full communication with you via our innovative online communication portal. You’ll be in constant contact with your designer, who’ll hold regular meetings with you and the lead carpenter on the project.

ENJOY YOUR NEW SPACE

Project Turn-over - Before you know it, the project is complete, and we’ll go through a full review of the work completed work you with you to ensure nothing was missed. Anything that needs correcting will be documented and corrected until everything is completed to your satisfaction. 

Warranty & Service - At Kurmak Builders, we stand behind our work and strive to maintain the relationships built with clients throughout the build process. We’ll perform 2 separate quality assurance walk-throughs within the first year of the project and address any questions or concerns you may have. We stand by our work and care about your home, which is why we offer a comprehensive two-year warranty on all our renovation projects.