TO GIVE YOU AUTHENTIC SOLUTIONS
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s the Siena philosophy to building your new home. Siena Signature Builders Inc. is Calgary’s high-end boutique custom home builder. We harmonize four key parts to ensure the whole custom home building experience reflects your lifestyle, your taste and your dreams.
SIENA HIGH-END HOMES ARE
We never sacrifice in the quality and we never cut corners in our process. It’s just not in us. We enforce the highest quality standards to every project, big or small. These standards are integral to protecting your biggest investment. From foundation to finishings, at Siena every detail is considered with longevity in mind… energy efficiency, proper ventilation, waterproof and sulphate resistant foundations, sturdy accurate frames… the list goes on. We make sure this piece of the new home puzzle remains firmly locked with the rest by sourcing the highest quality materials, applying strict construction specifications and partnering with time-tested contractors who exemplify excellence in workmanship.
It’s all about your lifestyle - who you are, what you do, and how you live. A house might have flash, but does it have a functional floor plan? Does it accommodate your daily life? At Siena we complete the puzzle by applying laser focus on the details. Every bit must accommodate the daily realities and habits of your life - floor plans, room sizes, and the width of stairways, angles of walls, locations of windows, lights, outlets and more.
This is all about your taste. Your class. Your style. Fixtures, floors and all the finishings in between must suit your personality and preferences. Working with Calgary’s best designers, we get to know what inspires you, what moves you and what makes you feel at home. It’s also about merging your preferences with smart investment decisions. Our experience in Calgary’s housing market and global design trends position us to provide guidance where requested. It’s about knowing the kinds of designs that are functional and timeless.
This is where we put your allocated dollars to work. At Siena, it’s not about building the cheapest house. It’s about getting the highest value for every dollar. Every step in the process must be analyzed and implemented strategically to ensure the project remains on budget while meeting your goals. Built on national industry building standards, and customized for your project, Siena’s signature budgeting system ensures every potential cost is considered from the start. Clients are then kept apprised of the budget throughout every stage of construction.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Siena designed and built our house. We were very happy with the final results. The design process was enjoyable and Mike (the builder) had great input from past experiences. We were provided a detailed budget so we could see how much each area would cost. This was helpful instead getting one amount for the final price.
The building process was great since we could go by the house any time and look around. Mike answered all our questions when we had them. Any time there was a decision to be made, the matter the size, we were consulted which put your mind at ease if something cost a little extra than expected.
Quality of material and workman ship was very good. The builder had great trades that provided excellent quality. And if something wasn’t up to our standard, the builder worked with its trades to get it right. The house took a little longer to expected, but I didn’t mind if the quality would have suffered.
Overall I was very happy with the house Siena built and I would recommend Mike to my family or friends.
I am an estimator and have seen and worked with Mike from Siena on several of his projects over the past 6 years. He is absolutely the most dedicated and knowledgeable private contractor that I know in Calgary’s custom home building market. He knows the business, front to end – he understands the challenges of financing a project, he knows the city processes for applications and approvals, and he gets engaged early in the planning stages, putting his experience to work to make decisions that avoid pitfalls down the line. His designs are thoughtful and practical, his finishings are attractive and affordable. He’s an expert at budgeting and is very good at hitting the sweet spot of balancing luxury against cost. Most importantly, he builds to a higher quality standard, like better weather-proofing systems for his foundations, higher R rating insulation, known noise suppression in party walls and ceilings, plus so much more that only a trained eye can appreciate.
Anyone who is looking to experience a truly customized vision and ongoing experienced consultation from a professional who is enthusiastically vested in their project needs to call Mike and then stop the search.
In the Spring of 2016, we moved into a beautiful new duplex that Siena (Mike Priolo) built in Winston Heights and we couldn’t be happier. The quality of construction for the price was by far and away the best that we’ve seen in the city. What a great builder. Then, we hired Siena (Mike Priolo) to add a wet bar to the basement, using the same matching cabinets, counter top, and tile accents found elsewhere in the home. The job was done extremely well, at a reasonable cost, and to a very high level of detail. Now, the wet bar looks like it was there since day one. A+, 10/10, 🙂
We were looking in the Calgary infill market for a new home for approximately 6 months. So many infills that we viewed would look ‘cookie cutter’ with poor use of space and little attention to detail. We came across an open house of Siena and instantly fell in love with the home. The quality of building materials miles better than others we have seen.
The attention to detail surpassed what other custom builders offered. The design of the house was actually thought though and had purpose. And the service after we purchased the house was always offered to us even though it wasn’t necessary.
Siena would come by after we moved in and checked multiple times to see if everything was up to our liking. We couldn’t be happier with our home from Siena Signature Builders. If you are looking for a custom home builder that will actually give you the personal service that a custom home requires, give Siena an opportunity to show what the can do.
We moved into our home in June 2013 and are extremely happy with the outcome. The quality of products and workmanship are top notch and their attention to detail is impressive. They build with passion and integrity, which is not only reflected in the aesthetics of our home but also in features behind the walls. In certain instances they exceeded building code requirements.
Siena Signature Builders made the design process easy. They were patient and flexible, allowing us to add our own design touches and they ensured we were educated along the way. Siena included features that make our home functional yet unique so that it stands out from others.
They provide excellent customer service, are more than willing to answer our questions and provide timely follow up.
We love our home and will continue to recommend Siena Signature Builders!
We hired Siena as the General Contractor for the construction of our semi detached home at 1109B Reader Crescent and are very happy with the results.
We used a third party architect to complete the blueprints, but we relied heavily on input from Siena during the design process for items ranging from constructability through aesthetics. Mike, the owner, was always prompt and thorough when providing feedback and we were particularly happy with the advice on where to splurge, and where to save, without sacrificing quality and livability. This is something that you will not always get from a builder, since they are typically incentivized to get you to spend. Never did we feel pressured. He always provided input on the pros/cons and let us decide what worked best for us.
We reviewed/interviewed many builders prior to deciding on Siena for our home. What really stood out was their attention to detail and build quality, both in our home and others we toured. Having full access throughout the construction process also gave us piece of mind knowing that what’s behind the walls was just as solid as what’s on the surface. Many items exceeded code requirements where it made sense (one example: spray foam on all joist ends, which led to lower utilities throughout this past winter, even though our new house is larger than our last). Furthermore, Siena has developed a solid relationship with many quality subcontractors, which is important when trying to keep progress moving along.
We are very happy with our home and plan to be here for many years to come.
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We bought our home from Siena in 2012 and we could not be happier. The quality of the materials, the craftsmanship, the attention to detail and the customer service are fantastic. We had looked at 30-35 different houses, knowing that we wanted an infill in an established neighbourhood, after a while they all started to look the same. As soon as we walked in we knew this was the one.
We did not have the chance to participate in the design, choosing colours, layout, etc., but they did such a great job we would not have changed a thing. We wanted something that was modern with out being stark or cold, Mike and his team hit the nail on the head with this house.
More importantly to me is Mike’s customer service. We had a issue with a small section of carpet that I wanted to get fixed (needed to be re-stretched). Mike reached out to the original installer and arranged for the carpet to be fixed, outside of warranty, and at no cost!
I recommend Siena to everyone I know looking to move into a great upscale home and, knowing my wife, when we build again, I’ll be calling Mike.
My husband and I worked with Siena Builders last year on building out our deck and basement. We were provided utmost professionalism from beginning to end. I felt comfortable with the design skill from Mike Priolo, and appreciated the different ideas and suggestions he gave us. The quality and look of our improvements is something we are thrilled with. Small touches that Mike suggested added so much to the look of our home, without blowing our budget.
I was very happy with the level of service we received from Mike and his group. They were realistic with timelines, very respectful of being in our home space, and did their best to keep the areas clean. I would recommend Siena Builders to friends and family for a renovation project. Having a home builder work on existing improvements in my home gave me comfort in knowing that Mike knew all new city codes, and knows how to build a home from ground up.
Although small, my renovation was important to me and Mike took it just as seriously. Keeping my budget in mind, we worked together to plan the layout of the hardwood to best suit the space. He also had to match paint colour flowing through to other spaces. The overall attention to detail was spot on. His team worked quickly and within my schedule. When I got other ideas, he always responded with a smile and I knew he would get them done. I would certainly recommend Siena Signature Builders for projects big or small. I know who to call for future work.
My 94 yr old father lives in the same house he has lived in for 60 years. Since my brother-in-law passed away three years ago, there has been no one to keep up with regular maintenance or replacement of items that wear out. My sister and I do what we can when we are in town but we both live out of Calgary. When I was there in February, Dad was using a pipe wrench to open and close the taps in his bathroom upstairs, all the time cursing the last plumber who charged him $300 and still didn’t fix it. When Dad went into the hospital shortly after my visit, I made a decision to try and get the plumbing fixed in the upstairs bathroom and also see what it would cost to replace the shower in the downstairs bathroom. The thought being that if Dad ever needed in-home care long term, that a caregiver would have their own bathroom and shower. When I talked to my son about it, he told me about the guy who he contracted with when he built his most recent house. He got ahold of Mike and had him over there within a week to do a walk through and provide some insight into what these two jobs might entail. What impressed me a lot was the fact that Mike took into account the practical aspects of embarking on renovation projects in a house that would probably be torn down within the next five years. His quote came in a lot lower than I thought, but most of all I liked the way he presented what needed to be done, and did not try to push anything fancy or impractical. I knew that the company was used to doing big construction projects and that my dad’s house could be considered less important. But at no time did I get that impression at all and both projects were completed in time for my dad to get home from the hospital with a functioning set of taps. You have to realize the scope of the project in a house that old, to understand how impressed I was with the final work as well as what it cost, it came in less than the original estimate. Mike even tried to clean the very stained bathtub that was probably the original one. Bless his heart, I have tried that myself to no avail.
Needless to say, I would recommend Mike and his team for ANY project whether it be a big new build or a smallish renovation. I have before and after pictures that I could share if anyone is interested.