Grande Design Builder Group Ltd.

About Us

At Grande Design Builder Group Ltd., we’ve been designing and building exceptional single-family homes, townhomes and duplexes in the greater Edmonton Area for more than 10 years.

We develop trendy, modern homes that exude quality craftsmanship and design, surpassing homebuyers’ expectations with each and every home we build.

ANHWPlNewLogoEvery Grande Design housing project is founded on integrity, quality and innovation, so our homebuyers consistently get the best value. Grande Design Builder Group is also a proud member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program.

Get into your Grande Design home today. We’ll make sure you’re just where you want to be.

Grande Design Management Team

Grande Design Builder Group’s senior management team consists of Rod Osborne, Jim Pepin, and Brian Aylward. This team has many years of design, construction, marketing, strategic planning, accounting, legal, finance and management experience in business and residential condominium development, having worked on more than 40 projects.

Rod Osborne

President and Shareholder

Rod Osborne has experience as the CEO, president and general corporate counsel of various private and public companies ranging in size from $30 to $150 million a year in revenue with more than 800 employees, and as a lawyer with 10 years of experience working with developers and builders on residential and commercial projects.

Prior to starting the Grande Design Builder Group, he was the vice-president of one of Edmonton’s largest condominium developer in the ’90s. At this time he  was directly responsible for strategic planning, organizational planning and development, project analysis, re-zoning applications, sales and marketing management, land acquisition, negotiations of joint ventures, and supervision of the general managers of the five divisions.

Mr. Osborne has extensive experience as a lawyer and manager for numerous residential and commercial projects.

Jim Pepin

Founder, Construction President, Grande Design Builder Group and Canadian Construction Management Corporation

With years of experience in the design and construction of multi-family projects and commercial buildings, Jim knew 10 years ago that he had to follow his dream of creating his own home building company.

In the construction business since he was 14 years old, Jim decided to pursue an engineering education only to discover he missed the construction aspect and the goal of the final product and went back into the construction field after graduation. Jim worked for foundation contractors to general contractors in the field and office before joining a prominent Edmonton builder in which he worked his way from Estimator to General Manager in the period of over just 10 years, experiencing and being responsible for virtually all levels of the homebuilding process.

His love of the construction and design industry has been holding strong ever since as Jim still enjoys every single minute the industry has offered him.  With its own challenges and rewards, each day for Jim is more interesting than the last.

His favourite part of the job is building quality houses that Grande Design’s clients can call home. Adding to that, his favourite thing about the company itself is that its employees truly care about the product that they build.

With Grande Design’s first 10 years under his belt, Jim looks forward to the stories and experiences that another 10 will bring.

Brian Aylward, B Comm, CMA

VP of Sales and Marketing, Grande Design Builder Group

Brian joined the Grande Design team as a partner in August of 2005 and has been assisting with Grande Design’s sales, marketing, administration, accounting and finance departments ever since.  He can also be credited for the development of the company’s information systems and computer networks.

Prior to joining Grande Design, Brian spent five years as the general manager at one of the larger homebuilders in the greater Edmonton area, and 15 years as the vice-president of Finance and as controller at Syndicated Technologies.

A good communicator who works well with people, Brian enjoys the small-company culture and dynamic environment that Grande Design offers.

Brian’s favourite part of the job is the challenge of being an owner and partner of a thriving company in Alberta’s competitive housing industry, but he truly enjoys branding Grande Design’s way of designing, building, selling and servicing.

As committed as he is to the Grande Design team, Brian still finds time to play guitar and has even recently joined a blues band.  He also enjoys golf, taking walks with his wife and attending family events.