We have been living on our acreage east of Okotoks in the house built by Eric's Homes since May 2012 with no structural issues or any problems what so ever.
To begin with, my wife and I had visited the Eric's Homes Show Home immediately south of Okotoks while we were looking for a home builder. It was an impressive, well designed, and well appointed house. We met Eric and Lucie who were polite and helpful answering any questions we had about acreage home building. We then took a brochure and carried on looking for a builder for another 6 months or so. When we were ready to build, we returned to Eric's Show Home and had another look. It was truly a step above everything else we had looked at and Eric made us comfortable with his pressure free disposition. Once we made our choice to move forward with Eric's Homes, the whole process took 6 months from ground breaking to delivering the keys.
Eric presented us with building plans based on our vision and we added and removed certain items. Eric's designers created a plan that exactly matched what we were dreaming of. Eric explained the building spec and what features and materials were included in the price. He offered a few upgrades from extending a roof over part of the deck to adding extra finishing work in other areas. He included pricing with these upgrades and presented us with documentation to either accept or reject the additional cost and work.
Once building began, it was immediately apparent that Eric carefully selects his contractors as they were all quality operators. The final result is a truly beautiful 1800 sq ft bungalow with attached triple car garage and Hardie Board siding. At various times, our country home has experienced devastating weather and excessive moisture over the three years we have lived in this house without any damage to the exterior or any water leakage in the basement.
I would recommend that anyone considering to have an acreage home built, to definitely see the Eric's Homes Show Home and talk to Eric and Lucie about building their dream house.