Our Team

Who we are & the news we've made

Meet Michael Tew, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Michael Tew

President

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Michael Tew

President

“I am passionate about building the best, brightest and most innovative team that collectively enjoys every day at work. As a team, we work collaboratively to create the most amazing home building experience for our client through simple caring and passionate innovation.”

Mike is the brains behind the operation, he started Trickle Creek Custom Homes in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. He works hard everyday to make the building process an easier experience, taking the odd break to day dream about becoming a better surfer. With 20 years of experience in the home building industry Mike has successfully grown Trickle Creek to 20 homes a year and tries not to exceed this number in order to maintain the highest level of service to his customers. His mantra is to offer outstanding customer care from the first meeting extending throughout the entire relationship. Whether it be ultimate frisbee or building homes, Mike believes that an exceptional team of people who love and believe in what they are doing provides the best results.

Meet Nicole Tew, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Nicole Tew

VP | Client Experience & Marketing

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Nicole Tew

VP | Client Experience & Marketing

Meet Chris Swabb, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Chris Swabb

Construction Manager

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Chris Swabb

Construction Manager

Construction has always been my passion. I now have the opportunity to combine that with the joy of building solid relationships and creating high performance teams.”

Chris or “Swabby” as he is better known, maintains our valuable relationships with our Trade Partners and manages your home construction. He has an awesome wife and two teenage kids. Some how he found time to graduate from Project Management at the University of Calgary. He has also taken courses from SAIT and PHBIA including: Moisture Smart, Blue Print Reading, and Building on Alberta Soils. You may be jealous of his year round tan, but his golf swing still needs some work!

Meet Sarah Aves, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Sarah Aves

Client Experience & Design Assistant

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Sarah Aves

Client Experience & Design Assistant

Meet Mike Rak, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Mike Rak

Site Superintendent

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Mike Rak

Site Superintendent

“I enjoy understanding the building science behind the function of homes and being part of creating something of tangible value in the world every day.”

Mike supervises the on-site construction in Watermark at Bearspaw. With an Architectural Technology diploma from SAIT, he is an expert at coordinating our Trade Partners and holding them to Trickle Creek’s high standards. Constantly improving his own knowledge by taking courses through ASCA NSCO and PHBI Master Builder program, he stays current with the emerging construction trends. Mike enjoys satisfying his scientific curiosity by studying biology and nutrition in his spare time. You may see him out for the occasional run as he trains for a 50km race, yes 50km!

Meet Doug Cheke, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Doug Cheke

New Home Sales

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Doug Cheke

New Home Sales

Meet Kal Macdonald, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Kal Macdonald

Client Experience & Design Coordinator

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Kal Macdonald

Client Experience & Design Coordinator

“I have always been inspired by beautiful spaces. A typical Cancerian, I totally get the desire to nest… to create a sanctuary, a safe haven. There is absolutely nothing better than a beautiful home filled with family, friends, great music and food! Except maybe a tropical beach.”

From the sale right through to possession, Kal will guide you through the selections process… keeping you informed on next steps, arranging schedules and coordinating all the information pertinent to your build. Consider Kal your biggest cheerleader and advocate here at Trickle Creek. A diploma in Interior Design technology, a decade in the new home building industry and a total type A personality make him the perfect storm in this role. For Kal, good Design (and good paperwork) is in the details! In his free time you can find Kal on stage with the Calgary Opera Chorus or attending just about any concert or theatre event in town!

Meet Tony Lam, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Tony Lam

Purchasing & Estimating Manager

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Tony Lam

Purchasing & Estimating Manager

Meet Jillian Cunningham, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Jillian Cunningham

New Home Sales

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Jillian Cunningham

New Home Sales

“I love being part of one of the biggest decisions in our clients lives while making them feel comfortable and proving to them that they have chosen the best team to build with.”
Jillian makes you feel at home from the moment you meet her. She will guide you through the design process from start to finish and always has a funny story to share to keep you motivated. Her background in Education combined with her home building industry experience provides Jill with the knowledge and ability to seamlessly translate the construction process to you. When she isn’t making a new friend, you will find Jill exploring the city, trying out a spin class or yoga.

Meet Nicole Melling, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Nicole Melling

Client Experience Administrator

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Nicole Melling

Client Experience Administrator

Meet Steve Workman, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Steve Workman

Site Superintendent

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Steve Workman

Site Superintendent

“I enjoy the challenge of making new, innovative ideas and designs come to fruition.”

Steve supervises our inner city construction sites, coordinating with our Trade Partners to bring your dream home to life. This former framer graduated with a diploma in Architectural Technologies from SAIT and is currently taking courses through PHBIA. When we let him have some time off, you will find Steve rebuilding his motorcycle or flipping through his record collection. Steve strives to make the process easy and with his knowledge of building science and moisture control, he is sure to succeed.

Meet Gordyn Matheson, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Gordyn Matheson

New Home Sales

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Gordyn Matheson

New Home Sales

Meet Carla Pierce, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Carla Pierce

Manager of Finance

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Carla Pierce

Manager of Finance

I can honestly say I enjoy my work. I get great satisfaction out of producing accurate reporting and helping to grow a profitable business!”

Carla keeps track of the money and makes sure we don’t spend it all. She has been bookkeeping in various industries for over 20 years. Carla studied Business Management at SAIT with a major in Accounting, and also has various related courses through Canadian Payroll Association, Sage University and PHBIA. Keep your receipts to please this Mom of three.

Meet Josh Hamilton, from the Trickle Creek Designer Homes Team

Josh Hamilton

Inner City Land & Sales

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Josh Hamilton

Inner City Land & Sales

Our Full Service Suite

Our Full Service Suite - Architects

Architects

Our architects will assist you in creating your luxurious and timeless home design. Transform your ideas into a totally custom design or start from one of our iconic plans. Either way, we will tailor your home to your exact needs and budget.

Our Full Service Suite - Lenders

Lenders

Trickle Creek works with some of Calgary’s top lenders to ensure you feel confident throughout the home building process. Our lenders have a deep understanding of the construction process, allowing them to offer lending advice and products based on the unique needs of the home building industry. We are proud to be known as a trusted builder with many of the top banks, meaning we have multiple lenders who can offer competitive rates.

Our Full Service Suite - Interior Designers

Interior Designers

Our design team specializes in providing a concierge service while bringing your dream home to life. They easily adapt to your lifestyle while making sure every last detail matches your vision – from pulling ideas together from the beginning stages of design through to the last throw pillow. If you have your own designer, we welcome them to contribute to your planning process to ensure all of the elements are in line with your concept.

Our Full Service Suite - Trade Partners

Trade Partners

Passion, Quality, Experience make up the qualities of our Trade Partners. At Trickle Creek Homes we understand that it takes dedicated people to build our Designer Homes. This is why we establish long lasting relationships with the most skilled professionals to consistently get the same quality touch in every home we build. We choose our trade partners based on exceptional attention to detail, customer care and industry knowledge, ensuring that every finishing touch in your new home is exactly what you imagined.

In The News

Business Elite CanadaSeptember 2015

Business Elite Canada

September 2015
National PostMay 2013

National Post

May 2013
New Home LivingJuly 2012

New Home Living

July 2012
Avenue MagazineSeptember 2012

Avenue Magazine

September 2012
New HomesMarch 2010 Pt.2

New Homes

March 2010 Pt.2
New HomesMarch 2010 Pt.1

New Homes

March 2010 Pt.1
Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald

Best Home

Best Home