Always a hands-on guy, Adrian felt a great deal of passion for building and seeing projects come to fruition. Bringing a logical flare to his work, Adrian knew that by founding a company with his now partners, Adam and Joel, they would be able to turn the stigma of the construction industry on its head and provide, not only a product of quality but also care for people - not sales. In his spare time, Adrian can be found with his family and getting lost in nature mountain biking through the Rocky Mountains. All the way from England, Adrian is one of the three founders of Unique Projects.
Lost in the North American cliche', Adam felt that his natural step forward was to attend and graduate from University. Along the way, something was truly missing. Seeing how passionate his parents were about their work, Adam knew that he was meant to do something he wholeheartedly felt passionate about. Testing the waters during a commercial renovation project, he finally found himself swimming in purpose. Adam found his calling which eventually became what - with Adrian and Joel - he calls his home away from home. Adam loves staying active when he's not being the analytical mind in the business and he just celebrated his wedding day to his beautiful wife with friends and family. Adam is one of the three founders of Unique Projects.
Joel is the third founding partner of Unique Projects. Joel jumped on board at the opportunity to partner with his brother Adam and Adrian in what has now become Calgary's true custom renovation company. Joel's strategic contribution comes from his almost daily calls with Adam. He brings an analytical flair to the business and has true business acumen to assist the company in the day to day operations and plans for growth. When he’s not thinking about Unique Projects, Joel is helping run their sister company, Home Upkeep, or spending time with his wife and two baby girls.
As our architectural mind, he has been working with Unique Projects since early 2018. Hardworking and extremely personable, he brings an authentic, creative and expert point of view. Whether it be planning or designing, we can count on Ryan's ability to deliver results in helping us bring clients' visions to life. When he's not hard at work, Ryan can be found carving the mountains on his board. As part of our team, Ryan comes with a great deal of experience and industry acumen.
Construction was in his blood from a young age. Originally from England, Elliott took his experience and passion for construction and renovation to Canada where he joined the team at Unique Projects to provide a careful eye, a logical mind and a great deal of enthusiasm along the way. He believes that magic can happen when teaming up with the right people who share a great vision. When he's not renovating beautiful homes, Elliott can be found enjoying the great outdoors or spending time with the people in his life who mean the most to him.
Always intrigued with construction, Cody decided to give it a go in 2018 when with his friend, he found himself working as part of the team at Unique Projects. Cody is extremely punctual and hard working. Enjoying the entire project from start to finish, he truly loves each phase of the renovation and takes great pride in what he does. As a true hands on guy, we can count on him to handle any renovation challenge. When he's not hard at work, Cody can be found working on his house or spending time with friends and family.
While Jessie is now one of the most astute minds when it comes to visualizing renovation projects, it wasn't always so seamless for him. Jesse didn't know he would embark in this career until his parents suggested joining a RAP program. It's now been years and he's never looked back. As a true problem solver, Jesse possesses an objective mind to find a solution to any challenge. During the sunny summer days, he can be found in the great outdoors or backpacking through his next adventure, while in winter he can be found boarding on the mountains.
Spending his younger days in construction with his family, Shane developed a passion for building, renovating and creating with his hands. It became clear as he grew up that his future would be spent remodeling homes. With a great deal of passion for his clients, Shane is known as the personable and dependable guy that clients love. As a true dog lover, he spends a great deal of his time with his pups and seeing his friends.
Spending quality time growing up working with her dad, Jessica admired his craft and work ethic. It was no secret that she would one day want to embark into construction as a career. That's exactly what Jessica does to date; as a crucial member of the team at Unique Projects since the summer of 2019, she quickly became a result-driven member of our company that we can truly count on. While not busy working, Jessica can be found staying active outdoors with her wife and two dogs snowshoeing, hiking or camping.
With such an extensive carpentry experience, it was hard not to want to work with Gary. Bringing over 30 years of work expertise in the construction field, he joined the Unique team in 2020 and assists us as one of our key carpenters in residential and commercial projects. When he’s not working, Gary is splitting his time between triathlons, football, skiing, mountain biking and archery.
Bringing extensive accounting skills, impeccable organization, and hard work, Jess joined the Unique team in 2020. Her primary role is to ensure that the company continues to grow and achieve its financial goals and to manage all things office related. She truly thrives in this environment and aspires to grow with the company. When Jess is not working, she enjoys skiing in the winter months and perfecting her golf game in the summer.
Since 2020, Owen has been a key team member of the Unique Projects family. Bringing persistency, creativity, and interpersonal skills with clients and teammates, Owen strives to perfect his skills and loves taking on new challenges with each new project. Amongst his many strengths, he is a strong communicator and with a great eye for detail who wants to see Unique Projects grow. When he's not working, Owen can be found in the great outdoors skiing, hiking, hunting, and camping.
Working with the team at Unique Projects since 2019, James joined us with over two decades of experience in carpentry. He has worked on a variety of homes, including homes built in the 16th century in England, and new builds in Canada. He strives to perfect his skills and loves the challenges of building new projects within the company. When he is not busy working, James enjoys making new memories with his baby boy and enjoys supporting local restaurants at pubs around the city with family and friends.
What people say
Loved the working relationship and finished product. Unique Projects did our entire 2100 soft condo renovation: reconfigured the kitchen by fitting in Ikea cabinets and custom doors, gorgeous millwork, 6 hidden hallway doors for storage. Managed their trades well and stood behind their products and work.
Quality of work is excellent. As a previous home builder myself, I can say that all of the work done was completed at a professional level. Attention to detail demonstrated commitment to quality. We are very happy with the final result.
We enjoyed the working relationship with Unique Projects; they were upfront and collaborative with challenges and came up with creative cost control ideas in my many wants. Our home was featured in Avenue Magazine thanks to the detailed finishing. Would definitely hire them again!
The Team at Unique Projects have helped us time and time again in both our homes. They've opened up a wall for us - and arranged the structural engineer - and put in new floors in our former townhome when we had a water leak from the second floor to basement. Ooftah. When we purchased our current home, they were the first call as we had tonnes to update. 4 bathrooms totally overhauled, a skylight, and a back yard deck and kitchen renovation in planning stages later and they've always been at our side. It's a great working relationship as we get to know them better - and they us - as we work through more and more projects. I trust them. As things come up, they will always answer my calls and help come up with solutions. They make things right when hiccups arise - nature of the renovation beast - and triple check I'm satisfied. And, they respect my home while working. As a meticulous person, it's a relief that they care enough to take off their shoes, ask permission, and protect our space as if it was their own.
Excellent work and very pleasant team. Work promised and delivered.