ALLISON GRAFTON – Rockwood Custom HomesJanuary, 2023 The phenomenal happens with Rockwood Custom Homes.It means clients are delighted from the initial vision through to the magical reveal of a completed home right down to linens, dishware, flowers and lit candles. “When you transform your passion into a vision and combine it with a steadfast adherence […]
NEW HOUSING MARKET CONTINUES UPWARD SWING DESPITE MOUNTING CHALLENGES BY JAMIE ZACHARY Allison Grafton has seen many of Calgary’s most popular communities transform right in front of her eyes. In fact, she’s had a hand in many of those changes. The founder and president of luxury custom home builder Rockwood Custom Homes has been “disrupting” […]
Rockwood Custom Homes is proud to announce its third official recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2022 by Deloitte and CIBC. The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are among the best-in-class Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture […]
Annual awards program from The Globe and Mail celebrates excellence among non-CEO leaders Calgary, Alberta Rockwood is pleased to announce that our CFO, Matt Llewellyn, has been awarded a 2022 Report on Business Best Executive Award. The Report on Business Best Executive Awards is an annual program to celebrate excellence among non-CEO leaders at the […]
Winners of two Stevie Awards for Women in Business
Calgary, Alberta – September 23, 2021 – Rockwood Custom Homes and its president and founder, Allison Grafton, are celebrating a double win today. Allison Grafton was awarded a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada category and Rockwood Custom Homes has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Women-Run Workplace of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
At Rockwood, we know that our formula for success is exceptional. And now, so do readers of the Calgary Herald. The Herald’s recent feature about Rockwood Custom Homes shares our spectacular and notable growth trajectory, including details about our expansion (from Calgary) into the Okanagan Valley. Read about how we successfully replicated our business model of excellence, financial integrity and exceptional service in the Kelowna area. Of particular note is Rockwood’s first exclusive development in that area, The Benches in the heart of Kelowna’s McKinley Beach. The limited-lot development overlooks a 40-acre vineyard and Okanagan Lake, with exclusive marina access.
For the second year in a row, Rockwood Custom Homes is proud to announce its official recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2021 by Deloitte. This prestigious honour goes to a small selection of Canadian companies that best demonstrate leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. This year, additional criteria for COVID-19 response and management were also considered.
In its March 2021 feature, “Industry Rockstars”, Rockwood President and Founder, Allison Grafton, took her rightful place amongst other leading females in the Calgary business scene. Allison’s passion for the business, superior customer care, and incredible vision for Rockwood’s success have landed her at the top of her field. This year in particular, where more time is spent at home, building legacy homes “right” has never been more important; and Allison continues to ensure Rockwood stays at the top of the Calgary luxury construction scene. Read a bit about her business journey here:
Calgary’s Springbank continues to be a haven for residents looking for just the right blend of rural and urban living.
Springbank is a district in Rocky View County west of Calgary, with the Bow River on the north and Highway 8 on the south, stretching west down the back side of Broadcast Hill to Highway 22. First settled in the late 19th Century, it was named for the springs emanating from small coulees running through the district. Many of Springbank’s pioneering families have owned land since before Alberta was a province and have kept it in the family. Springbank is now, as it was then, a very desirable place to build a home in the country.
Rockwood’s Lazy H Estates, is similarly situated on a historic parcel of land, held in the Hodgson family for generations. The Lazy H development is comprised of nine two-acre lots, all with views of Calgary’s spectacular foothills and nearby Rocky Mountains.
Created for families looking for the ideal mix of rural and urban living, Lazy H is close to Springbank’s excellent schools, and the local amenities of Aspen Woods and West Springs. Minutes from the new Stoney Trail exchange, residents of Lazy H will have easy access to the downtown core, while still offering all of the benefits of exclusive estate living. The development also includes a charming natural pond that’s ideal for skating in the winter, and a great place to enjoy and observe a variety of wildlife.
International Recognition for Local Builder
Calgary, Alberta – October 2, 2020 – Two wins for Rockwood and its powerhouse female leadership! Rockwood Custom Homes has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Women-Run Workplace of the Year category; and Allison Grafton, president and founder of Rockwood, takes home a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run, worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards and are a prestigious international distinction.