Our Past Work


"Ian and Monique maintained excellent communication with us every step of the way, they were open to changes, and always willing to go the extra mile. Ian pays meticulous attention to detail and Monique has such a flare for design, together they made an amazing team.

We highly recommend Canterbury Homes to anyone thinking of doing a renovation or building a new home. They are a first class company run by first class people. We are already excited to book our next project with them."
Johnny and Tina
"We recently renovated our kitchen and hired Ian and Monique Gorda of Canterbury Homes to take on the project. We had gone through bathroom renovations 3 years earlier with a different contractor and did not have a good experience. So, when we hired Ian and Monique, we were looking for a Contractor that used its own trades, was on the job site while work was being done, could stick to the schedule, was readily available for communicating with us and of course respecting our budgetary concerns. We got this from them and more.

They were thorough in their planning and scheduling of the entire project right from the start. In fact, they even were able to start our project 2 weeks earlier! They finished the entire project within the timeframe laid out for us at the start. Every single trade they brought into our home was professional, courteous and did beautiful work.

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Canterbury Homes and the Gorda's. We are looking to have them do some exterior work on our house in the coming months.

Thank you, Ian and Monique!"
Kevin and Carrie
We recently completed construction of our new home in Sherwood Park with Canterbury Homes. Having previous experience with building three different homes, and two different builders, the thought was a bit frightening to say the least, especially when we decided to tackle building again. The past experiences were extremely frustrating and disappointing with a process that should be memorable.

Ian and Monique Gorda of Canterbury Homes provided everything from start to finish to help create a beautiful home. It was an extremely easy process from discussing plans to choosing colors, finishes and everything else that goes into building a new home. They both were very knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating and enjoyable to work with.

Bev and I would recommend Canterbury to anyone considering building a new home as it was an extremely painless process and continues to be now that we have enjoyed the first few months problem-free in our new home.
Dave & Bev
A decision was made to build a custom home. This is the first home we have ever built from scratch. We previously purchased land in the Balmoral Heights Development which had a large pocket and capable of a walk out. After going through our selection process, we decided to go with Canterbury Homes.

Our decision to go with Canterbury Homes was based on a few items. This was going to be a home that I was planning on raising my family and living in for many years to follow. I wanted things to be done to a certain level of quality. They were fully involved with the planning and design phases to give us most of our wants on a controlled budget.

Ian and Monique provided a service that was beyond typical home builders. They are a team where there is attention to the details. Ian was leading the field construction with a hands on approach. He was always one step ahead in planning and scheduling. Ian was always available to answer questions and pursue a path forward. Monique offers a modern design perspective that is second to none. All of the way through the building process Monique put all designs clearly into perspective, the way you want it the first time. She made herself available during the selection process to explore all of the options in a timely fashion.

The overall building experience was very good and I would highly recommend Canterbury Homes for the complete construction of your new home.
Devin & Shannon
My wife and I had been searching for a builder for close to eighteen months when we stumbled upon Canterbury Homes. Their response to our initial call was prompt.

After exploring their previous work, which included their personal home, we were impressed by their artistic flair and meticulous craftsmanship. We were impressed even further when we signed up with them to build our home.

Monique and Ian pay impeccable attention to detail and have been totally dedicated to helping us achieve the home of our dreams. They did extensive legwork for us and bent over backwards to accommodate our schedule through the different phases of building. They were dependable and completely transparent and we knew exactly what to expect at all stages. They gracefully and gently guided us through potential pitfalls as we chose the various fixtures without making us feel pressured. They provided professional advice without shadowing our taste or dream.

The final product was ahead of schedule and, just like their previous work, is a masterpiece. Even after moving in Monique and Ian have continued to be accessible and resourceful friends and neighbours in helping us get settled in. We are ever so thankful for their selfless dedication and unreservedly recommend them.
Jane & John
Our family took possession of a new spec home built by Canterbury Homes in April 2007. The entire moving experience (buying and selling a home) for many is a busy and can be stressful. We have been extremely happy with the home and the level of personal service that accompanied the purchase of our new home. The husband and wife team of Ian and Monique Gorda has been exceptional. The attention to detail, quality of finishing, decorating, promptness to complete the remaining tasks after possession date, has been much appreciate and are above and beyond any typical builder. We are extremely pleased to see that there are still individuals who care and take pride in what the do. When you love what you do, it is easy to excel and it shows with Canterbury Homes. Thank you both for building a beautiful home for our family.
Will & Laura
Ian and Monique Gorda made buying a new home a pleasurable experience. From our first meeting with them we admired their professionalism and attention to detail. They are committed to building a quality product and are dedicated to completing the project on time and within budget.

As expected in any venture, minor problems arise. One phone call to Ian and he responds immediately to address and resolve the issue, unlike so many other builders who either do not answer your calls or come up with excuses why something cannot be done.

Monique spent hours with us picking paint, light fixtures and finishings. Her interior design skills are exceptional.

Do you know any builder in Alberta that puts up your Christmas lights two years after you move in? Canterbury Homes does.
Our family has been in our Canterbury Home for one year. From the initial viewing of our potential home, to the purchase, and finally to the one year follow-up, Ian and Monique have been exceptional with their level of service. Throughout the year, Canterbury homes has been prompt, professional and courteous with any questions or concerns that we have had. Their attention to detail, care, and personal touch clearly demonstrates their dedication and responsibility to their clients and the homes they build. It is pleasing to see that there are still individuals who take great pride in their work. We would recommend Canterbury Homes to anyone looking for a home.
Will & Laura
One year later
I thought writing this review would be so easy but finding the words that relay how grateful we are is proving quite difficult.

Our story starts 2013 when David and I were looking to move. We found the perfect house in Balmoral, one that was designed and built by Ian and Monique of Canterbury Homes. To say the Balmoral House was amazing would be an understatement. Needless to say we really loved our home and the attention to detail was perfect. Fast forward to 2020. David and I had decided we wanted to move back to our old area to be closer to friends and more central Sherwood Park to access businesses via walking or bike riding. We found the perfect lot and house in August of 2020.

Our first phone call after purchasing the property was to Monique and Ian to ask if they would take on the project of designing and contracting the renovation. Once they agreed we started what would be an 8 month project. We took possession October 1 and the house was completely demolished on the inside. Basically we were left with a shell.

Ian and Monique took over reconstruction in January of 2021. Monique’s eye for design and her willingness to work with two very traditional and sentimental people was second to none. She designed the rooms to match our personalities and our needs. Monique’s sense of colour is perfect. Ian’s attention to detail in the reconstruction was spot on. He missed nothing and ensured all the trades were perfect in their jobs. His daily updates and communication was a relief to us both. Ian and Monique always answered any questions and were more than happy to explain anything we wanted to know. I could not imagine doing this project with anyone but them.

They made our dreams at reality not once but twice.
David & Lisa

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