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We will be featuring special articles on our founder, owner, and entrepreneur Shannon Lenstra. Learn the inside scoop on Kon-strux Developments and get personal with some of the stories that define our business practices and culture. Monthly blog updates can be found here hilighting industry news, current events, special awards and engaging articles on new trends, styles and decors.

Kon-strux Developments Named Calgary Area’s Top Renovator

Kon-strux Developments won Best Kitchen Renovation $90,000 and Over for Linear Elegance at the 2017 BILD Awards held by BILD Calgary Region on April 14, 2018, at the Telus Convention Centre. SUPPLIED / CALWP On the residential industry awards circuit, it’s been a...

5 Backyard Trends You Won’t Want to Miss

Summer is always just a little bit better with a beautiful backyard. Even people who typically prefer to stay indoors can appreciate prime patio weather! Whether you are hosting a summer barbeque, eating on the deck with family, or just soaking up some sun...

BILD Calgary Region Awards 2017

Kon-strux Developments has cleaned house at the annual BILD Calgary Region Awards 2017!! Winning the coveted Renovator of the Year Award!! Kon-strux also won three additional renovation awards in the categories of the best kitchen renovation, best exterior...

Winner of three CHBA 2018 Awards for Housing Excellence

VICTORIA, BC – March 23, 2018 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the winners for its 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence, representing the best new homes, new communities, home renovations, and residential...

2017 BILD Awards Finalists – 11 Nominations

Kon-strux Developments is pleased to announce that we have nine project nominations and two marketing finalist items for the 2017 BILD Awards. BILD Calgary Region Awards Finalists Kon-strux Developments Inc. - See the full list of awards and finalists here Best Direct...

A Guide to 4 In-Demand Decor Styles

The time has come and you’re ready to renovate! It’s homework time – you’ve got your browser tabs open, you’ve started a new Pinterest board, and your new Houzz Ideabook is just itching for some action. But after 500 pins and a parade of mommy blogs,...

Making Her Mark: Renovator Profile – Shannon Lenstra

Shannon Lenstra, president of multiple award-winning Kon-strux Developments, is a renovation and innovation leader in the Calgary construction industry. Check out the amazing article below highlighting some of the industry partnerships with CHBA and...

Calgary Home and Garden Show

Come visit Kon-strux Developments at the Calgary Home and Garden Show, March 1st to the 4th, at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park. Ask renovation advice, view our custom designs and speak with industry professionals that can help your ideas become reality....

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

OTTAWA, ON – February 6, 2018 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence. “These awards recognize the very best in Canadian new homes, home renovations,...

Dream Bedroom Elements

Your bedroom is a place where you start and end the day. It’s a place to unwind. A place to rest. A getaway from the stress of each day. If you are looking to transform your bedroom into the ultimate escape from the day-to-day hustle and bustle, we have a...

Calgary Herald – Reliving the top housing awards

Three other Calgary businesses also picked up birds from this year’s competition. Kon-strux Developments was a three-time winner in renovation categories, while Ashton Luxury Living and Lupi Luxury Homes picked up one award each. “This is huge,” says...

Best of Houzz Design Award 2018

Kon-strux Development Inc. of Calgary - Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Calgary, AB, January 17, 2018 – Kon-strux...

Calgary Home Renovation Show – BMO Centre Stampede Park

Calgary Home Renovation Show January 12 - 14th BMO Centre Stampede Park Come visit Kon-strux Developments at booth 141 for renovation advice, project ideas, or just to stop by chat and see some of the amazing projects we have completed! Our staff will be...

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value There has been plenty of talk in the news recently about the Canadian housing market. From interest rates rising, to de-incentivizing first-time home buyers, there is a high degree of uncertainty. While these are many...

Alberta Construction Safety Association

Alberta Construction Safety Association Kon-strux Developments Inc. is proud to be fully trained by an industry leading institution with the goal of always protecting our clients and workers. We provide our employees with the resources and training to do...

Nailed It!

The cult of Pinterest Parenting is fantastic stuff. Have you seen the cakes on there? Real people make them. (Ok and Pinterest Fails are also exceedingly impressive, I have never laughed so hard.) We're experiencing an explosion of extraordinary home...

Home Technology Trends for 2018

There is no doubt that technology is changing the way we live. From self-driving cars to robotic vacuums, we are living in a technology-focused world. When designing, building or renovating a residential or commercial space, we always look at how we can...

Top Choice Awards Nominee

Top Choice Awards Nominee Vote for Kon-strux Developments as one of your favorite renovation/construction companies. As a qualified nominee we need our past and present customer's to vote on our quality services provided. Visit the website link below to...

What to Look For When Selecting a Home Renovation Company

What to Look For When Selecting a Home Renovation Company Congratulations on making the decision to renovate! While renovating can be a timely and expensive process, it is worth it! Not only do renovations add to the overall value of your home, they also...

150 Women through 150 years – Shannon Lenstra

She Who Dares - 150 Women through 150 + years YW Calgary is thrilled to share our Canada 150 project: a creative, engaging and interactive installation highlighting the stories of 150 women, known and lost to history who have impacted Calgary during the...

Open House 56 Pumpmeadow Crescent SW

Kon-strux is teaming up with Renata Reid and Sotheby's to offer construction, design, and renovation advice at their latest open house! Visit the open house at 56 Pumpmeadow Crescent SW, on Sunday, October 14th, between 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Kon-strux will be...

Renomark BILD Free Self Guided Renovation Tour

Come join us and walk through one of our current full house renovation projects. Feel free to drop in anytime on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and we will be there to answer any questions you may have. This is a great experience to see our work and to chat...

Winners of the Lighting Scheme Awards 2017

Design et al. are delighted to announce that KON-STRUX DEVELOPMENTS were the winners of the LIGHTING SCHEME AWARD in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017!! Design et al. are delighted to share with you the exciting news of the winners of the...

Travel Work and Local Community

We have art all through the office here at Kon-strux. Shannon says, “I have always loved art. I collect when I travel. It’s a great way to guide my time in different countries and to create a deliberate connection to the local artistic community.” I asked...

Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing Winners

BILD Alberta Announces the CHBA – Alberta Housing & Safety Award Winners - Kon-strux Renovation Wins! BILD Alberta is pleased to announce the winners for the 2017 CHBA – Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing presented by The Alberta New Home Warranty...

Come Visit us at the Calgary Fall Home Show

Come Visit Kon-strux Developments at the Calgary Fall Home Show Sept. 21-24 BMO Centre Stampede Park. We will have a booth set up with our experts, ready to answer any questions or ideas about renovations and construction. Keep in touch for giveaways and...

Vote for Kon-Strux!

We are super excited about the upcoming THE INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2017, where the winners will be announced at The Dorchester Hotel, London on Friday 22nd September 2017.  We take this honour highly and encourage all clients, friends,...

Izzy — the Office Manager Expecting Triplets!

ShareContact InformationKon-strux Developments Inc.Office: #301, 1324-11th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0M6Mailing: PO Box 75108, Cambrian RPO, Calgary, AB, T2K 6J8 Phone: 403.769.1440Fax: 403.769.1441Email:...

Global Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017

Design et al is delighted to announce that Kon-strux Developments has been shortlisted for the Living Space – Global Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. This heritage home was stripped out and rebuilt from the studs to...

Congratulations on becoming a finalist of the CHBA

Congratulations on becoming a finalist of the CHBA – Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing! Now it’s time to celebrate! With 350 entries submitted this year, choosing a winner was quite an undertaking for our group of judges. Achieving the status of the...

The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017

Design et al are delighted to announce that Kon-strux Developments has been shortlisted for the Lighting Scheme Award within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017. This deliberate and exquisite lighting scheme showcases an extensive...

Design & Architecture Awards 2017

Article Link Congratulations to Kon-strux Developments shortlisted for Kitchen Design over £50,000 Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2017 Project Link https://kon-strux.com/projects/massive-main-floor-remodel/ Share[go_portfolio...

8 of our all-time favorite bathroom features

8 of our all-time favourite bathroom features Bathrooms are one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, and they should be a priority if you’re thinking of renovating your home. These are some of our favourite bathroom features (guaranteed to make...

Health and Safety accreditation – Kon-Strux Developments

We are excited to announce that we are now a member of COMPLYWORKS and have passed the required qualifications to be an accredited member. ComplyWorks offers customers, including small and mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, a...

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence – Winners!

The Kon-strux Development's team is super excited to announce that we have won 2 awards at the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence conference. This is a huge honor and it compliments the hard work and unique design put into these projects. (Shannon...

The Ones Left Behind

Guest post from our Writer-in-Residence, Ashley Bristowe: I am extremely lucky and grateful to work with a private company and for a visionary CEO. We met last school year, waiting outside the kindergarten door day after day after day: our boys are in the...

SAM Award Winner – Best Renovator’s Choice Renovation

April 8th, 2017 at the SAM Awards the Kon-strux Developments team had a blast being a finalist six times. Most of all we were super excited to win Best Renovator's Choice Renovation. It was great being recognized for all of our hard work and to see one of...

New Home Awards Finalists – 2017 CHBA

Being a finalist in the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence is an exceptional achievement. It demonstrates that your company is a top performer and that your project has been judged to be among the best in the country. Your accomplishment will be...

Fifty Shades of Green

Some of our past advertising has specifically featured male bodies. We love the male form. Of course! How can you not? Throughout history, incredible human examples have been the muses for artists. The renovations we do are art, so that resonates. We liked...

Izzy Lenstra – French Bulldog

Who: Izzy Lenstra Breed: French Bulldog We sat down with the staff of Kon-strux to hear more about their colleague, Izzy… Andreas Wienecke, CFO: Izzy is our Top Dog, she's been the dog of the office for, oh… probably nine, ten months now. I heard she sits....

Kon-strux 2016 SAM Award Finalists

Kon-strux has been nominated six times as a 2016 SAM Award Finalist. This is a great honour and a proud accomplishment that took a lot of time and dedication from our fantastic employees and trades. See our project nominations below and the official...

Western Living Magazine – Rouge Suburban

Check out our feature article in Western Living Magazine March 2017, Page 30, for the Rouge Suburban Stunner project. Download the digital copy! Bottom Left Page 3 of 8 in pdf. See the full project gallery. ShareContact...

What’s in our name?

What’s in our name?   We’re in love with our company name. We get asked a lot, “So where'd it come from?” Shannon Lenstra is our CEO. "My dad came up with the name when I was going out on my own in business ten years ago. I had done everything from...

Kon-strux is now COR Certified!

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet established standards. Over the past months, we have been working towards establishing an industry-leading safety protocol and policy to ensure our...

Calgary Home and Garden Show March 2017

Come Join us at the Calgary Home and Garden Show March 2nd to 5th, 2017 ShareContact InformationKon-strux Developments Inc.Office: #301, 1324-11th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0M6Mailing: PO Box 75108, Cambrian RPO, Calgary,...

CHBA UDI – published in Metro News

CHBA UDI - RENOMARK published in Metro News Oct.28 ShareContact InformationKon-strux Developments Inc.Office: #301, 1324-11th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0M6Mailing: PO Box 75108, Cambrian RPO, Calgary, AB, T2K 6J8 Phone:...

Shannon and Julia!

Shannon and Julia! Thursday, September 29th was a very special evening. It was a sweet reunion, a celebration of your accomplishments and a recognition of how you all gave so passionately for children and families battling cancer. Please know you are...

Houzz Congratulations are in order!

HOUZZ 25K The Houzz community has saved your photos to their ideabooks 25,000 or more times. Click here to visit our online Houzz profile to view some of our fantastic work! ShareContact InformationKon-strux Developments...

Award Winning Service and Design Calgary

Award Winning Service and Design: Calgary-Based Kon-strux Developments Listed on 2016 Profit 500 Kon-strux Developments Ranks No. 133 on the 2016 PROFIT 500 PROFIT and Canadian Business unveils 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies...

Calgary Deserves Kon-Strux

WE’RE PROUD TO BE BUILDING AND REBUILDING CALGARY. THIS CITY DESERVES A WORLD-CLASS RENOVATOR: CALGARY DESERVES KON-STRUX. ShareContact InformationKon-strux Developments Inc.Office: #301, 1324-11th Ave SW, Calgary, AB,...

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