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Join us for a golf tournament in support of Kids with Cancer Society…

We are incredibly proud to be a platinum sponsor of the first annual Charter Wealth Charity Golf Classic, with all proceeds going towards the Kids with Cancer Society. This golf tournament will be held on Thursday, September 11th at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club. Childhood cancer is the number one fatal disease in children. In 1979, a group of concerned parents came together because their children and families needed support that no other organizations were offering. Since then, the Kids with Cancer Society has provided vital programs and services not offered elsewhere to children with cancer and their families who reside in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. To learn more about the programs and services they offer, or about how you can get involved with the Society, explore their website www.kidswithcancer.ca or call 780.496.2459. If you are interested in getting involved in the Charter Wealth Charity Golf Classic in support of this truly amazing organization ...

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Please meet some of our amazing team…

We are very privileged at Jandel Homes to have some of the most talented people in Alberta working on our team! It’s possible we’re a bit biased, but we truly have some very dedicated achievers amongst us who are unbelievably driven to provide every buyer with an exceptional experience. There’s a lot of magic happening behind the scenes, so we thought we should take the time to introduce some of our staff to you. We’re starting our introductions with Cara, our lovely and enthusiastic Marketing Coordinator.     At Jandel Homes, we believe very strongly in promoting from within. Cara first joined our organization in 2011 as a Receptionist and moved onto Administration and Marketing support early in 2013. She proved to have an incredible aptitude and enthusiasm for Marketing and Public Relations, as such; Cara was promoted to Marketing Coordinator in February 2014. If you’re chatting with us on Facebook, it’s probably Cara sending you the message. ...

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Now Hiring!

Jandel Homes is growing again! We have immediate openings for Sales Assistants/Show Home Host[ess] in Athabasca and Edmonton, Construction Service Technicians in both Edmonton and Grande Prairie and Housing Consultants at both Sales Centres. 

We offer a highly competitive salary package, full benefits and incentive programs for our employees. Members of the sales team enjoy the security of a base salary plus commission. Dedicated achievers are always recognized for their contribution to the team’s success through our profit share program. Read more about the benefits of a career with Jandel. 

Interested candidates can email their resumes with salary expectations to hr@jandelhomes.com. 

Attention Peace Country! We’re having a Moving sale!

We’re getting ready to move to our new location in Grande Prairie and all of our current show homes must go. Over 20 show homes are set up at the Grande Prairie Sales Centre and ready for immediate delivery. We even have some built to BC code and ready for transport into British Columbia. Jandel has taken huge, deep discounts on these homes - check out the promotions page for more information. For more information call us toll free at 877.504.5005.

Jandel Homes is now on Twitter!

We’re excited to announce we’ve joined Twitter! We love being able to stay connected with all of our clients, business colleagues and employees - past, present and future. Follow us to keep up to date with everything we’re doing, meet our team members, be advised when new show homes arrive and be the first to know about our different promotional events. 


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Modular/prefab is now mainstream, but it is certainly not new. [Part 2]

Using preassembled building components, in whole or in part, is absolutely a better way to build, but it is certainly not a new construction method. Prefabrication has been around for centuries. This blog is part (2) of the series, blog (1) referenced documented examples of prefab/modular construction pre-1900.  In the 1800’s, before tradespeople and materials were readily available overseas, prefab kit homes were shipped from England throughout the colonies. It wasn’t until the early part of the 20th century that these prefab homes became mass produced in North America. They were sold by Montgomery Ward, Gordon Van Tine, Aladdin and Sears Roebuck. From 1908 – 1940, Sears claims to have sold over 70,000 prefab kit homes across 48 states. Aladdin claims to have sold about 75,000 kit homes.      These homes were ordered out of a catalogue and all of the parts, from 750 pounds of nails to framing lumber to the kitchen sink, were delivered via rail or truck an ...

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Modular/prefab is now mainstream, but it is certainly not new. [Part 1]

News articles are frequently popping up about “new” modular or “new” prefab construction methods as both gain popularity throughout the world. Using pre-assembled building components, in whole or in part, is absolutely a better way to build, but it is certainly not a new construction method. Prefabrication has been around for centuries.       Pictured above left, one of the first prefab houses, still standing in Australia today, constructed circa 1830. Pictured above right, the first modular hospital erected in 1855 during the Crimean War. It was disassembled in 1857.  England, circa 3800 BC. The Sweet Track, a prehistoric timber roadway, built in England circa 3800 BC, is believed to be constructed of prefabricated sections brought to site, rather than assembled onsite[1]. Sri Lanka, 12th century A.D. Famous architect, Ashley de Vos, confirms that ancient Sri Lankans had very sophisticated architecture and a tremendous understanding of struc ...

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Westwind Park Grand Opening This Week!

We're thrilled to announce our grand opening this week in Westwind Park in Athabasca! Westwind is located just five minutes south of the Town of Athabasca. This community offers a great family lifestyle, with a playground, prairie vistas, and low density housing on large, owned lots with beautiful mature trees on each lot. The first show home has arrived and we'll be doing the ribbon cutting on Thursday, followed by a wine and cheese reception. 

We'll be hosting a public open house on Saturday, May 24th. Please come out and join us and see what this lovely community has to offer - we will be there from 11 am - 3 pm. Jandel is also offering a grand opening special - purchase your new home in this community before June 30th and you'll receive $3,000 cash back! For more information, please call call us toll free 855.463.0084, or check out the Westwind Park page on our website. 

Dreaming of that Recreational Property?

Whether you are dreaming of a modest, 600 square foot plan or a more elaborate custom design - modular construction is ideally suited to fulfill the needs of recreational property owners. Choose from one of our standard cottage plans or custom design your own.  Benefits of building your cottage modularly…  • Modular cottages are delivered to your site 85% or more complete, speeding up the process    immensely and minimizing the environmental impact of home building.  • Modular construction simplifies home building in remote locations. Most home builders are    busy enough in the city; therefore, you may have a difficult time getting them out to a remote    location and will more than likely pay a premium for the service.  • Prices are firm, therefore, no cost overruns on the project.  • Jandel Homes’ recreational products are built to the highest residential building code and    offer year round ...

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Travelling from a Distance? Take advantage of our concierge service

Although the Jandel Homes’ Sales Centres are strategically placed in key locations in Alberta, we service clients from all across western Canada.  We regularly deliver homes into the North West Territories, Yukon, British Columbia, throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, and even into Manitoba.  There has never been a site that we could not get into, although some have been easier than others.  We've delivered homes across highways, ice roads and even across the waters on the barge.  We respect and truly appreciate that a large number of our customers are travelling, often from great distances to come out and see us and do not want that to become a financial burden.  With that in mind, we are introducing our exclusive Traveller’s Program to assist with the costs.  If you need to travel further than 400 km to tour one of our Sales Centres, simply make arrangements with one of our Housing Consultants and we will set you up with our Concierge Service.  Th ...

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