About Us

We Are An Architect Preferred Builder

Our building and mechanical expertise allows us to find quality solutions to even the most challenging home designs and renovations, which is why architects ask us to build their designs.

  • Philosophy

    Our Philosophy

    We know that every home no matter how big or small is your castle. A quality home is a source of pride and comfort, it’s a place for you to take refuge when the storms ravage the world outside. A place where you can kick back and forget all your worries as you leave them behind at the door. A place that you, call home.

    That is why we care about your home and how your home is built. The quality and craftsmanship that goes into each of the homes we build or the renovations we do, will keep you worry free.

    We want you to be as proud of your home as we are of the homes we build.


    Our Mission

    To maintain high standards that ensure quality workmanship;

    To ensure customers are completely satisfied at the end of the job;

    To provide the highest level of Customer Service.

    We limit the number of projects we are involved in to ensure we are able to spend more time with each customer to meet their needs. We provide management services on major projects as well as fixed cost contracts. Foothills Renovations is a full service company.

    Company History

    Our History

    Incorporated in 1982 as NRG Developments Ltd., Foothills Renovation Services and Pinnacle Homes are under the umbrella as registered divisions of NRG Developments Ltd. With humble beginnings NRG began doing small renovation projects and building garages and decks. In 1986, we were contracted to build new homes. Today, we build about 4 to 6 quality custom homes a year and many renovations as well. Our renovations are as small as $1000 on up $1.5 million. Our Custom Homes range $500,000 up to 3.5 million.

    We are a registered member of the Alberta New Home Warranty program, Calgary Home Builders Association in both Housing and Renovation categories, bonded with Alberta Consumer and Corporate Affairs, licensed with the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta.

    NRG Developments carries liability insurance and we place Course of Construction insurance on all major projects.

  • Why Choose Us

    • For over 32 years we have been renovating and building quality custom homes. We know that each home is a reflection of you and therefore we want it to be a part of you. A home that you can be proud of.
    • Working with craftsman that have been with us for almost as long as we have been around, the detail and finish is what true “Craftsmanship” is all about. With your newly renovated or custom home, you will be proud to have somewhere your friends and family can gather and relax in a place built just for you.
    • With a 100% commitment to you, our client, we will be beside you long after you have moved into your quality home. After we turn it over to you, we stay committed and if anything should arise that needs our attention we will be there to make sure that you and your home are looked after.
    • We feel that our customers are our family and therefore we look after you as if you were one of our own. With personal attention to what is important to not only you but your home, we make sure that you get what you want and deliver the satisfaction, quality and craftsmanship that comes from seeing your vision become a reality.

Meet Our Team

  • Our Team - Alan

    Alan Barrett

    — Founder

    Alan is a Certified Structural Engineering Technologist as well as a Moisture Control Technician. He founded NRG Developments after working with Nu-West Homes as an estimator and Costain Limited in roles from Contracts Coordinator to Construction Manager.

    Although Alan has stepped back from the day to day operations of the company, he is still available for consultation regarding any and all facets of our projects from design to technical matters. Alan is in contact with many of our clients on a personal level as he has worked with families on all their construction needs for many years. He regularly visits sites to monitor progress and check the finer details.

  • Our Team - Karen

    Karen Barrett

    — Office Manager

    Karen’s background is in mortgage and sales documents with a new home builder. She has graduated from the Public Relations diploma program at Mount Royal College. Karen has also graduated from the Interior Design certificate program at Mount Royal as well.

    Karen looks after our clients from the office side. Dealing with the accounts and suppliers to ensure that selections are being sourced out and ordered, she runs the heart of the business.

  • Our Team - Robert

    Robert Forseth

    — General Manager

    Working close to 30 years in construction, he holds a masters licence in Sheet Metal Mechanics and has spent many years working in refrigeration, heating and gas. From installer to technician, service manager to owning his own HVAC Company, Rob knows craftsmanship and details. With a mechanical background, he can see the whole picture beyond the frames. From many years of being a trouble shooter and problem solver, Rob first asks what you want, and then find the answers to get you there!

    Rob’s client relations and communications skills will put you at ease and make your quality build or renovation an experience you will want to remember.

  • Our Team - Jeff

    Jeff Patton

    — Construction Manager

    A born and raised Calgarian, Jeff has been working in residential construction in the Calgary area since 1989. His new home construction experience ranges from the suburbs through to high end infill quality homes in some of Calgary’s most desirable subdivisions. In addition to this, Jeff also has extensive renovation experience from simple bathroom renovations to complete interior/exterior whole home renovations. Jeff is known for being level headed and calm, with a keen eye for detail. It is of the utmost importance to Jeff that the job is done right, and that no corners are cut in the process.