Our History

Read about our 50 years of growth with tradition, innovation, and excellence.

In 1973, Ken Ferchoff had a vision. He set out to build quality, affordable homes and, since then, Carrington Group of Companies has grown to become a top, award-winning residential builder in the Greater Edmonton area. 

1973 Ken's First Home

Ken Ferchoff builds his first home in Edmonton in a new community called Millwoods. Between 1973 and 1985 he built 65 homes under the name Reliable Homes.

1986 Carrington Villages

Carrington Villages starts developing, marketing and selling Adult Only Bungalows in Edmonton, AB and Phoenix, AZ, USA. 

1988 Carrington Condos

Carrington builds it's first 4-story condo apartment in northeast Edmonton. Over 30 years later we are the leader in woodframe multi-family residential construction. 

1996 Lifestyle Options

Lifestyle Options vision comes to a reality with the partnership between Renate Sainsbury and Ken Ferchoff to build and operate affordable apartments for seniors, pioneering the aging in place model in Edmonton, Alberta.

1999 Bedrock Homes

Bedrock Homes is established and builds its first show home in Eaux Clair. Today, Bedrock is an award-winning duplex, townhomes, and single-family builder in Metro Edmonton and Central Alberta.

2000 Interior Design Studio

Interior Design Studio starts offering professional interior design choices to customers purchasing a new home throughout CGC.

2001 Carrington Resorts

Carrington Resorts is established and expands into B.C., building recreational real estate in Sun Peaks, the Ridge at Silver Star Mountain, and eventually operating an award-winning golf course in Kelowna called Tower Ranch.

2005 Carrington Land

Carrington Land begins developing the northeast subdivision known as Schonsee.

2011 Changing Futures Foundation

Ken founded Changing Futures Foundation, a charitable organization intended to help marginalized individuals and families better their lives by giving them a hand up.

2012 Elements by Carrington

Elements by Carrington launches, building and selling affordably priced condo units throughout Edmonton.

2014 Awards of Excellence

Carrington takes home the CHBA-Edm Region Awards of Excellence Multi-Family Builder of the Year Award for the first time. We are proud to have been honored with this award again in 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

2018 Bedrock Expansion

Bedrock Homes enters the central Alberta real estate market of Red Deer.

2018 Kelowna Expansion

Expansion to Kelowna under the name Carrington Homes, includes projects for land development, single family homes, and condos.

2019 Schonsee Lifestyles

Lifestyle Options opens Edmonton’s first seniors assisted living facility following Dementia Care Matters® Butterfly Model of care, in the northeast community of Schonsee.

2019 One80 Infill Developments

One80 Infill Developments is formed, opening the doors to infill homes in Edmonton.

2019 Moving in Together

Carrington Group of Companies moves into our new corporate head office located at 1253-91 Street SW, finally bringing all divisions under one roof in over 12 years.

2022 Best Managed

Recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.