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.



RE: Referral for William Blake Homes On behalf of my wife Nancy and daughter MacKenzie, we are pleased to provide a positive referral for William Blake Homes. We approached Dave in late 2014 with an 'idea' to build a new garage with a secondary suite above it while at the same time doing some extensive renovations to the house we live in. We had some great ideas and were looking for a builder who was not afraid to look outside the box. With many years of experience building homes in the inner city Dave was forging his own ideas for…read more

Stephen Mahler

To Whom it May Concern: My Wife and I bought a home from Dave Tidmarsh and his company at William Blake homes in August 2015. We were extremely satisfied with the process. We found Dave and his team very attentive and approachable. All issues were attended to in a timely manner. We appreciated the quality, care and attention to detail in the finished product. High quality materials and construction were used throughout the project. Our home is very well constructed and we have enjoyed living in it. We would recommend Dave and his team at William Blake Homes to any…read more

Dr. and Mrs. Alok Singh

I contacted Dave and William Blake homes after taking possession of my previously owned home and wanted to make some changes. Dave came in for a consultation and we defined the initial scope, estimated budget and schedule. In a follow-up meeting, we revisited the scope of work; changing the back entry closet to an open mud room concept, create a main floor bar and wine storage, replacing a dishwasher, extending the hardwood from the main floor on the stairwell to the 2nd floor, removing carpet for a more suitable or durable floor in the downstair bedroom (which would become the…read more

Brent Douziech

I am writing this note to discuss the work of William Blake Homes and Dave Tidmarsh and his team. We embarked on a very large project to renovate a newer home and the project could not have gone better. The work was meticulous and Dave was very communicative every step of the way. The entire project came in on time and on budget, with some minor follow up required. Dave and his team were very diligent on the follow ups and made sure all the work was completed to their high standards. I would recommend William Blake Homes, and especially…read more

Brad Ginet

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 limited…read 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

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 work area and in…read 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 our…read 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 you…read more

Brian Clarke