Working with passion, building with skill
When it comes to building your dream home, why settle? You should have it all.
Energy efficiency, world-class design, cutting-edge technology, end-to-end customization. Our homes are engineered to perfectly suit your family’s needs and last for generations.
Our Values, Our Promise
We build intentionally designed one-of-a-kind homes and beautiful living spaces that are perfectly suited to your own unique requirements. So you can live exactly how you want. Without compromise.
Going far beyond industry standards, we build it better. But what does that mean for your home?
Better materials. Better structure. Better insulation. Better airtightness.
A better, healthier home that will last for generations.
Sustainability & Efficiency
Built to thrive in Edmonton’s extreme climate, our homes are simply more efficient, which is better for you and for the environment.
A Net Zero home builder with Built Green and R2000 certifications, we use the latest innovations in home energy efficiency and green building technology to craft the sustainable home of your dreams.
Creative PRoblem Solving
We are effective problem solvers.
At Effect, we’re not afraid to experiment and consult with other experts; we love a challenge and feel like every house we build is another opportunity to innovate and build something even better.
Whether you’re looking for innovative solutions to help family members age in place, solve for complicated landscapes or multi-family requirements or you simply want a really cool underground tunnel, we make it happen.
Awards and Recognition
2020 – 2022 Top Choice Home Builder in Edmonton
2015 – 2022 Best of Houzz Design
2020 Best Infill Over 4000 sq ft – CHBA
2020 Energy Efficiency Award – Bild Alberta
2020 Best In Edmonton – Best Home Builders
2018-2021 Top 3 Rated Home Builder in Edmonton
2018 High Performance HP+ Builder of the Year
2011-2021 Environmental Recognition Award – CHBA
2016 Best Estate Home – CHBA
2015 Alberta Green Home Award – CHBA
2013 Sustainable Award – Alberta Chapter of American Concrete Institute
2013 Emerald Awards Finalist
2012 National and Provincial Green Home Award – CHBA
2012 Best Infill Project – Green Home of the Year Awards
2008, 2009 EnviroHome Award – CHBA
Effect started as a one-man show with Dale in rural Alberta. Renovating and building homes, agricultural buildings, and community halls, Dale became known for his high-quality workmanship, fairness and attention to detail.
When Dale moved to the city, he joined forces with Les and Dave, establishing their presence in the Edmonton market. Their focus on energy efficiency and superior custom builds set them apart. While Dale and Dave were busy building, Les took the lead on marketing and sales.
In 2008 Effect received environmental awards for the Mackenzie home. And in 2012 the Belgravia Green Net Zero energy project gained further exposure—winning local, provincial and national awards. This led to further investment in the net zero movement with Dale as a member of the Canadian Home Building Association Net Zero Energy Housing Council.
In 2010, Effect continued to grow, attracting new key leaders who have proven invaluable to our success.
Dominic Emmelkamp guides the team through complex projects, with Will Berger and Nick Harrington supervising the sites.
And we continue to evolve. In 2018, we designed and built our new office space, showcasing Effect’s dedication to innovation and energy efficiency. Our new office is completely off the electrical grid and generates all it’s own heat and electricity on site.