Builders Still Bullish on Calgary

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 Best Managed Winner – 2022

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 […]

Matt Llewellyn, Rockwood CFO wins 2022 Report on Business Best Executive Award

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 […]

Another big win for Rockwood and Allison Grafton

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.

Rockwood Continues to Raise the Bar

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.

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Rockwood Best Managed Winner – 2021

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.

Allison Grafton recognized as one of Business in Calgary’s Industry Rockstars

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:

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Calgary’s Springbank provides right mix of urban country living

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.

Read all about the many benefits of living in Calgary’s Springbank in this recent article from the Calgary Herald.

Rockwood and Allison Grafton take home two Stevie awards for Women in Business

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.

Rockwood takes home prestigious BILD Alberta Award

On September 10th, 2020, the Building Industry Land Development Alberta Association (BILD Alberta) announced the winners of their annual BILD Alberta Awards. Over 100 judges participated in selecting this year’s winners, which were celebrated during a special online ceremony. A total of 29 awards were handed out to honour Alberta’s top home builders, professional renovators and community developers.

Rockwood Custom Homes took home a BILD Alberta Award in the Category: Multi-family Unit Over $500,000. The award was received for our Residences of King Edward project – Unit 301.