Tiller Digital

Location: Calgary
Style: Modern/Industrial
Renovated Square Footage: 10,763 square feet
Concept to Finish: Two years
Completed: June 2020

Maclean’s Best Managed

Maclean’s Magazine features Best Managed Winners in Special Report

This March, Rockwood Custom Homes was honoured with a Canada’s Best Managed Companies distinction by Deloitte. This prestigious award is not given out lightly, and Rockwood stands together with some of the best privately-held companies in Canada.

In its April 1st issue (currently on the stands), Maclean’s magazine selected a handful of Best Managed 2020 inners to share their success stories. Rockwood’s Allison Grafton was interviewed and shared her own trajectory from investment banker to luxury construction maven. Want to find out how did she do it? How Rockwood stands out from the pack? And why a team that plays together stays together?

Find out by reading the Best Managed feature in Maclean’s Special Report.

Read Maclean’s Special Report Online Here.

Rockwood Best Managed Winner – 2020

We made it! The Rockwood Custom Homes team is very excited to announce that we have been officially recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2020 by Deloitte. As a winner, we were successful in demonstrating investment in talent and technology, innovation in a competitive environment, and an increased focus on global competition.

Now in its 27th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs, recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. The highly competitive program honours excellence in privately held, Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation (and only after a thorough review of the caliber of their management abilities and practices). Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges.

Growth 500 2019 – Rockwood’s fourth consecutive ranking

Ranks No. 375 on Canada’s 2019 Growth 500

– Rockwood once again makes Canadian Business annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Calgary, Alberta (September 18, 2019) Canadian Business and Maclean’s, two pinnacles of Canadian publishing, have ranked Rockwood Custom Homes No. 375 on this year’s Growth 500 listing—the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranked by five-year revenue growth.

“In many ways, the companies on the 2019 Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies are diverse: they represent a vast array of industries, regions and size. But in one variable they are firmly united: each has demonstrated aggressive—often, exponential—revenue growth,” says David Thomas, editor of Canadian Business, where Growth 500 winners are profiled. The special print issue of Canadian Business is published with Maclean’s magazine in October; it also appears online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca.

Allison Grafton Keynote Speaker for Women of Influence Evening Series – October 21, 2019 – Kelowna

KELOWNA | OCTOBER 21ST, 2019 – Following Your Passion: How to Turn a Personal Dream Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Allison Grafton, President and Founder, Rockwood Custom Homes
Jennifer Hamilton, CEO, Oxygen Yoga and Fitness
Moderator: Nikki Csek, CEO, Csek Creative

One of the key ingredients of success for any entrepreneur is to be truly passionate about what you do. But what does it really take to leave a secure corporate career and turn your hobby or interest into a profitable business? On October 21st we are tapping into the trade secrets and compelling journeys of three award-winning entrepreneurs who did exactly that.

Meet the panellists:

In 2006, Jennifer Hamilton left the security of the school board to follow her passion for fitness. Fast forward to today and Oxygen Yoga & Fitness has grown into a national empire generating over $50M in revenue each year with over 68 locations across the country.

Allison Grafton was at the top of her career as an investment banker when she gave it all up to pursue her passion for interior design. Today she has built Rockwood Custom Homes into the top luxury residential construction company in Alberta, employing over 35 employees and 500+ contractors.

Join us, along with presenting sponsor BDC and moderator Nikki Csek, for one night only in Kelowna and discover exactly what it takes to grow your passion into a multi-million dollar business and tap into key insights including:

  • How to make the leap from corporate to entrepreneurship
  • How to identify and evaluate opportunities & markets
  • How to effectively scale your business for success
  • How to expand your company into new markets or locations while maintaining the integrity of your brand

Whether you are already a budding entrepreneur or currently in a corporate role and looking for the motivation to transition out, this is an opportunity to get inspired to take your next step.
For more information: https://www.womenofinfluence.ca/event/following-your-passion/#.XUzeM5MzbUI

Grafton recognized as one of Canada’s 50 most influential women in real estate sector

“The days of real estate being a boys’ club are over – forever and for the better. Real Estate Wealth salutes 50 of the most influential and successful women working in the industry today.” – REP Elite Women 2019 Issue

This past week, Allison Grafton was recognized by Real Estate Wealth Magazine in their Elite Women Issue. The issue profiles leading women in real estate, construction and real estate financing that have achieved excellence in their respective fields. On behalf of all of us at Rockwood, congratulations to our fearless president, Allison, and to all those profiled!

Read more here.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies Regional Finalists by Deloitte

We are thrilled to announce that on November 21st, 2018, at Calgary’s Studio Bell, Rockwood was recognized as one of this year’s Canada’s Best Managed Companies Regional Finalists by Deloitte.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program, honouring excellence in private Canadian-owned companies. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation. Two phases of winners are announced – first the regional finalists, and then a select group of national finalists later in December.

Said president of Rockwood, Allison Grafton, “A huge thanks to Deloitte for putting on this program, which is not only inspiring, but a huge learning opportunity, as it required a deep dive into our business, operations and financials.”

To learn more about the Deloitte Best Managed program, please visit: https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/canadas-best-managed-companies/topics/best-managed.html

Newly Released Lots Now Selling in Aspen Heights!

Newly Released Lots Now Selling in Aspen Heights!

Rockwood Custom Homes is proud to announce its participation in two ways of living in Aspen Heights. Opportunities are limited and available to select buyers only.

Estate Lots

Together with the community developers, Rockwood Custom Homes is selling 10 exclusive estate lots in one of Calgary’s premier communities, Aspen Heights. The lots, which will become future Rockwood custom home sites, offer a unique opportunity for select buyers to live in this highly sought after, master-planned, west-side community.

Detached Luxury Villas

Inspired by our Villas of Aspen Heights project, Rockwood Custom Homes is offering the opportunity to build detached luxury villas on a selection of four lots in the Aspen Heights area, directly adjacent to our existing Villas of Aspen Heights project.

For more information, please visit our newly launched Aspen Heights community page.

Alternatively, please contact us for pricing and more information.

Email: info@rockwoodcutomhomes.com

Call: 403-452-5955

Rockwood helps support children’s literacy in local Calgary community

Sometimes a great project comes along that we just can’t resist helping out with… such was the case with Children’s Reading Place. Previously a heritage house in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood, today, the home is a comfortable, fun space for children to read. Moreover, it is helping to create a vibrant and connected community that values literacy and its importance.

Rockwood was a proud donor for this project and in addition to this sweet commemorative rock that graces the fireplace of the Children’s Reading Place home, we received these kind words from project director of Calgary Reads, Steacy Collyer, today: “We would not have been able to make it all possible for Calgary families without the support of Allison and her generous access to Rockwood connections!”

So glad we could help make this worthwhile project a reality… to learn more about Children’s Reading Place (and maybe even take your own kiddos?), check out: