High performance custom Homes + Renovations
Design & Build
Relationships, Workmanship, Craftsmanship!
The name Marchand dates back for centuries and means ‘traders’ in French. Seeped in tradition, and yet, innovative and creative, The Marchand family is collaborative—exchanging ideas and skills: music, woodworking, painting, design, photography, cooking.
The heritage of the Houston name is rooted in Ireland, a land full of history. Friendly yet independent, the Houston Family has generations of carpenters that are best known for their diligence, precision and grace with a resiliency that has established them across the globe
We celebrate our history and our hard work by crafting, gathering and sharing through collaboration
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Cabin owner Luke Manca grew up spending his weekends out at the cabin with his family; in an effort to recreate a similar experience for his kids, Marchand Construction was commissioned to design and build a custom home for the Manca family on a beautiful lakefront property out at Pigeon Lake, Alberta.
Cabin owner Luke Manca grew up spending his weekends out at the cabin with his family; in an effort to recreate a similar experience for his kids, Josh Marchand was commissioned to design and build a custom home for the Manca family on a beautiful lakefront property out at Pigeon Lake, Alberta.
“Besides Josh being really easy and wonderful to work with, the quality of his trades and the caliber of his craftsmanship is outstanding.”
— CHRISTINE BIGGAR
“I don’t think you can do better. He is, bar none, the easiest contractor I’ve worked with, and the product has been stunning. I am excited to build with him again.”
— LUKE MANCA
“I chose to work with Josh after one meeting. Not only did he understand my design sense, he had the knowledge, experience and connections to help me achieve the beauty and function I was seeking. Josh and his team listened and showed respect to me and for my space during construction.
Details matter to them. And now I’m a fan.”
— TRUDY CALLAGHAN
“Finding someone you can trust emphatically is probably one of the most stressful aspects of any renovation or building process and with Blair it was always reassuring and comforting to know we were in phenomenal hands”
— THE TRUEMANS
“We have been lucky enough to work with Blair Houston, several times now and each experience has been nothing short of professional with outstanding results!”
— THE TAGGARTS
About A Partnership
“You’re my brother from another Mother” were the words used by Blair when Josh asked to join forces and create a partnership. And it’s true, the similarities are astounding, from the same tool belts, hammers, and hunting boots, to a dedication as fathers, husbands and church members, and a love for the craft of Carpentry.
What started as two companies independently working towards the same goal has led to an experienced cooperative sharing resources, knowledge, and inspiration.
As passionate outdoorsmen, Blair and Josh apply creative building techniques that honour the varied environments in which they work. By blending traditional high-end carpentry with proven building science & technology, they are able to create spaces that reflect beauty in simplicity.
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Message from The Team
We are eternally grateful to our family, friends, customers, staff, contractors & collaborators. From the beginning, they have supported us in our passion for building meaningful spaces. We are realistic, and admit where our expertise ends and where another is required. We pose questions, engage with customers, and make sure the right experts are assembled for each and every job. We strive in our approach to be honest and fuel a love of learning that has led to our collective of committed staff, contractors, and design specialists; resulting in repeat customers and a reputation for excellence.
Thank you to all who have supported our passion!
– Josh Marchand and Blair Houston