80 St. Anne's Road,
Winnipeg, MB
R2M 2Y7

I am happy, I am comfortable
...I am Home

Randall Homes News

Customer Profile: I Love Where I Live

Originally published by the Winnipeg Free Press 10/07/2013.

Randall Homes & Sage Creek

After looking for a new home for 18 months and enduring countless bidding wars, Heather Allan decided there had to be a better way.

That’s when she thought about Randall Homes.

“I’d seen some of the homes Randall had designed and thought they were not only stylish, but affordable, so I ended up talking with Jason (Jaquet) at Randall,” she recalled. “I told him I wanted two things – a sense of community, and an affordable home. He then took me to one of Randall’s show homes in Sage Creek.”

The synergy between buyer, home and the surrounding community was immediate.

“As soon as I stepped into the show home, it felt like home – the big windows that let in all kinds of sunlight, the fact that the floor plan didn’t waste any space and the finishes that so beautifully framed the functional layout,” said Allan. “And the home was just the right size.”

Turns out, the home Allan chose was The Fairhill A, a 1,784 sq. ft., two-storey boulevard home on Edward Turner Drive on a compact lot. Both the lot and home concept perfectly suited her tastes.

Heather Allan in the Fairhill A - Randall Homes - Custom Homes - Winnipeg - Manitoba

“I liked the fact that the home had a low maintenance front and a bit of green space in back, along with a detached garage. I also liked the basic finishing package, though I decided to make a few key upgrades.”

After being led expertly through Randall’s design centre, Allan knew exactly what those upgrades would be.

“Things fell right into place after going through the design centre. I decided to put in a fireplace with entertainment unit, upgraded both the carpet and vinyl, chose rounded edge laminate countertops (instead of standard square) and put in a backsplash in the kitchen,” she said. “I knew I had it in my budget, so everything worked out perfectly.”

With the home model chosen and all the finishes in place, it was time to build the home. Seeing as it was the first time Allan had ever built the home, she was experiencing her fair share of trepidation. The worry proved all for nought due to the high standard of customer service provided by Randall.

“The customer service was simply outstanding,” Allan said. “I was able to put a hard hat on and watch the process. The trades working on the home were a very welcoming group. If there were some hiccups – there always are when you’re building a home – I got very good service when I wanted to make sure certain things would work out just right. They always kept me in the loop, or if I sent an e-mail, I got a response right away.”

That customer service also proved invaluable in terms of designing a home that offered the highest possible level of function, she added.

“The sales person made suggestions that were really helpful, such as saying I might want to put a plug-in outlet high up on the wall above the TV for a cleaner look, and that it might be a good idea to put a light socket in an eve outside if I was going to put up things like Christmas lights and other decorations. They also suggested putting an outlet in an area in the basement where the freezer would go. The customer service was just excellent.”

Most importantly, Allan – who moved into her new home August 1 – got both the home and neighbourhood that she desired. “When you build new, you get exactly what you want,” she said. “I came from a home built in 1922 that was drafty and always seemed to need repairs. With this home, everything is brand new. I won’t have to do anything to it for five to 10 years. Unlike my old home, it’s big enough to be a good entertaining space, and I must say Sage Creek is quite the community. Everything is within walking distance, the paths intersect with the lakes beautifully when I walk my dog, my neighbours take pride in their homes, and I’m always meeting great, new, friendly people.”

Allan said deciding to build with Randall Homes is one of the best decisions she’s ever made.

“I’m very happy with the customer service – it met, even exceeded my expectations,” she said. “Most of all, I absolutely love where I live – it makes me feel good when I come home every day to such a beautiful, well designed home. Best of all, I’m not broke; Randall made buying a new home attainable. Overall, I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience.”

Another satisfied customer

Home is on the Horizon

Winnipeg is in the early stages of some extreme population growth and is expected to reach 1,000,000 people by 2033.  Families are expanding, and affordable homes in established neighborhoods are becoming harder to find.  It seems like everywhere you turn, new homes and subdivisions are popping up around Winnipeg and across the province.

Horizon - Randall Homes - Home Builders - Winnipeg - Manitoba

Turn-key houses or ready to move in homes, are possibly the most convenient purchase any buyer can make.  Purchasing a custom built house saves the buyer time, energy and stress.  By avoiding the need to renovate or upgrade it truly makes it their home from the first moment they walk through the door.  We have several turn-key homes ready for possession in different subdivisions within the greater Winnipeg area.  One of our newest models, the Horizon, can be built in any of the city’s growing neighborhoods.

Horizon - Randall Homes - Custom Homes - Winnipeg - Manitoba

The Horizon model is the ideal home for expanding families. The main floor open concept kitchen with large pantry and vast great room span the width of the house, providing the perfect family area.  The formal dining room is separate from the rear of the home, and is the perfect place for entertaining friends, family and guests.  The main level is complete with a large laundry room, walk in closet and powder room.  Upstairs you will find four spacious bedrooms, three of them serviced by a full bathroom.  The master suite features a large walk in closet and is complete with an ensuite bathroom.  The Horizon model can be customized to the buyers’ preference with several different options, including an expanded eat-in kitchen with additional patio door, built in fireplace or entertainment unit in the living room and an expanded owners suite with a four piece bathroom and his and hers closets.

Horizon - Randall Homes - Show Home - Winnipeg - Manitoba

Our Horizon show home is accessible to be viewed in Sage Creek year round as well as during the Fall Parade of Homes.  Sage Creek is in the southeast area of Winnipeg, located off of Lagimodiere and just south of Bishop Grandin.  The area is expanding quickly and is expected to be one of the most vibrant up and coming neighborhoods in the city; pedestrian-friendly with tree lined streets, known for its distinctive homes and gathering places.  The Fall Parade of Homes runs until October 6th; don’t miss your chance to view all of the available Randall Homes.  Who knows, you could find your future home!

Horizon - Randall Homes - Custom Home - Winnipeg - Manitoba





80 St. Anne's Road,
Winnipeg, MB
R2M 2Y7