Our Philosophy

We are a licensed contracting company and have been operating in the Calgary area for over a decade. We pride ourselves in getting every job done on schedule and with the lowest amount of disruption to you. In today's heated building construction market, finding a credible contractor can be difficult. Here are a few reasons why we think you won't find a more credible building contractor than us:

  • We guarantee we'll never cut corners or use sub-standard trades.
  • We protect you in the event of mishap with Alberta WCB coverage and $2 million in liability insurance with SMI Insurance Company.
  • We are licensed with the City of Calgary's Building & Permit Department for over 12 years.
  • To date, there have been no claims or complaints taken against Calgary Building Systems.

Who We Are

Ted Hughes
Project Manager
Matthew Trickett
Lead Hand - Carpenter
Wall & Ceiling Assemblies
Pat Anderson
HVAC Systems
Bob Storrs
Electrical, Data and Voice Systems
Darren Hope
Flooring Installer
Ken Van Dongen
Mechanical, Gasfitting & Plumbing Systems
Jelash Pjetracha
Master Tile Setter
Albert Boire
Door, Hardware & Washroom Partition Installations


I want to thank you for the work Calgary Building Systems did for me at my new Harvest Hills Branch.

In light of the recent boom in commercial construction in Calgary I was concerned with the quality, cost and timing of construction.

You were right on budget and ahead of schedule. I very much appreciated the fact that I could work directly with you regarding any minor changes which is inevitable on a project this size.

Lowell J.Martens, Broker/Owner
Re/Max, Mountain View

Gecko Management engaged the services of Ted Hughes during the summer of 2004 to complete a renovation project for our company... The project included a complete demolition of the proposed area, while maintaining some existing structure for re-use... Mr. Hughes provided quality service for Gecko and kept on-schedule with our target date... I highly recommend Mr. Hughes for his professional attitude as well as pleasant nature.

Karen Blakie - Office Manager
Gecko Management

My Law office worked with Ted Hughes and his team from Calgary Building Systems and we would like to express our appreciation for the great workmanship they delivered to us. My landlord was paying for the bulk of tenant improvements in my space and Ted was able to beat my chosen contractors bid. It’s no accident that Ted is my landlords favourite contractor.

The build out for my new law office was extensive, high end and on an impossibly tight timeline. The project was bid before the 2013 floods but the work started a month after. During one of the most acute labour shortages in the city’s recent history Ted was able to push the pace and finish on schedule to the day and not a penny over budget. He was accommodating and flexible to work with throughout and came back to visit more than once to make sure that we were still happy with the work done. I could see Ted was always working in my best interest. He is a person who’s opinion I can trust. I will use Calgary Building Systems again any chance I get.

Ryan MacKay
MacKay Real Property Law

Mr. Hughes worked for the Canadian Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the capacity of Project Manager for the completion of a major Contract... Mr. Hughes is trustworthy, and one can depend on him to work under the most difficult situations. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any aspect of work in the construction field.

R. Tessier - Mission Administration
Canadian Embassy, Port-Au-Prince Haiti