Our roots are in building from the ground up, but we also know houses from the inside out.
Our knowledge not only makes us an extremely experienced builder and developer, but a trusted, expert renovator.


Give us your ideas, your dreams and your budget, and we promise to transform your house into a home that you have only imagined.
We’ll do it with integrity, excellence and beautiful craftsmanship.



To Whom it May Concern Re: William Blake Homes We recently hired William Blake Homes to complete a renovation of our kitchen and master bedroom ensuite. We are very pleased with the finished product. The work is high quality and we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. Dave Tidmarsh and his team were friendly and professional and a pleasure to deal with. They were responsive to our requests and accommodating of changes throughout the project. We are happy with our decision to use William Blake Homes for this renovation project. Toby B. Allan

Toby Allen

"William Blake was a recommendation to us from a trusted friend, and we couldn't be more pleased with the final results. Dave was extremely professional from day one and his knowledge of construction and what was possible with our layout made us feel reassured. Our renovation included a redesign of the kitchen, living and dining areas, including relocation of a stairwell and a new engineered beam. The team requested clarity on design and plans along the way, however once this were given, Rob managed the execution of these items without a hitch. When issues arose, e.g. engineered beam and more

Brennan & Dana

We hired William Blake to build a garage on a quirky inner-city lot. Despite the tight quarters and some strange requests - we were right up against the property lines and an existing deck, then we wanted a finished storage attic plus a dormer window - Dave and Rob and their crews got the job done without any grief, and produced a garage that looks more like guest house. It’s almost too nice to park in.

Scott Anderson

Oct. 27, 2015 Dear Mr. Tidmarsh: We wish to extend our sincere thanks to you for the excellent renovation that your company completed at our home. At our meeting with you in late 2014 and finally in January, we agreed on the scope of the project, the cost estimates and the timing. We note that from that point to the projected start date of early March, the project started as promised. We developed a very close working relationship with the project manager who was assigned to our job and he was extremely helpful in the preparations for vacating the more

D & W Betts

October 12, 2015 It is with pleasure we write this reference for Dave Tidmarsh and the team at William Blake Homes. Our home was affected by the 2013 Calgary flood and needed extensive repairs. Dave and his team were quick to respond with a strategic plan of action for the restoration and renovation of our home. The scope of work, schedule, and budget were clearly defined prior to project initiation.  Regular meetings throughout the project execution ensured transparency in a dynamic contracting and evolving Provincial flood mitigation regulatory environment. Dave and Rob Marr, our project manager, upon completion of more

Dana & Denise Coffield

Dave and his team at William Blake Homes were a pleasure to deal with.  He was prompt, professional, and extremely dependable.  I had a moderate size job on my new house to renovate/complete, and the finished product was exactly as quoted; and on time!  I was provided frequent updates by Dave and the crew were just as courteous as they were skilled.  I am very happy with the quality of the finished product.  I would call Dave again in a heartbeat and plan to use him again for any future projects.  I highly recommend him for any work that more

Brian Clarke

I have nothing but great things to say about David Tidmarsh and his contracting / renovation business.  My wife and I have had two fairly major renovations done by him in the past few years and have been very impressed with his service and professionalism on both occasions. In one case we had his team remove a load-bearing wall and replace it with a large beam in order to open up our dining and kitchen area. This was a significant job which required the services of engineers, designers as well as contractors specialized in all aspects of home renovation. more

Dr. David Hadley

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of referral for David Tidmarsh and William Blake Homes. We were very fortunate to have Dave as our project manager when building our custom home 6 years ago. He was with us every step of the way. From the architectural design, through the development process, budgeting, construction and most importantly post possession. He still checks in with us periodically to make sure everything is going well. Dave is certainly one of the top custom home builders in Calgary with such a vast range of projects & experiences in his more

Kristy & Michael Chong

Jamie was our Project Manager for our custom home over the fifteen months of the build in 2012-13.  We couldn't be happier with how the build turned out!  Jamie was very easy to work with and responded to questions and concerns quickly and effectively.  We had very few problems with our build, and I credit Jamie with a having a lot to do with how smooth things went.  On the very few things we had concerns about, Jamie worked with the subcontractors to resolve the problems quickly, and always to our satisfaction.  Any information we needed was always gathered more

Michael Bower

I have known Dave Tidmarsh for more than 12 years, during this time Dave and I have worked together in varying capacities in the residential home construction industry. I would recommend Dave Tidmarsh and William Blake homes for the following reasons: Firstly, Dave has always demonstrated a relentless work ethic, constantly doing whatever it takes to ensure client’s expectation were met. Second, Dave has a masterful understanding of residential home construction, Dave has achieved this through building an array of incredibly diverse custom homes for very specific clients and completing his Master Home Builder certification. Third, Dave has a more

Travis Hanna