The Construction Source

phenomenal views of the park as well as the river. They are really cool units. It’s a very boutique-style development. The feedback has been exceptional.” Bryce also credits the success to the building’s quality and high-end finishes. He credits that quality, in turn, to the team that worked on it. He reiterates that Alston self-performs a lot of that work – that’s part of what enables them to take on riskier projects – but he also says that their extended team of subcontractors and suppliers deserves recognition. According to Bryce, many of those partners are longstanding. He says that Alston Properties has been working with many of the same companies in both Alberta and Victoria for many years. For example, a longstanding Winnipeg-based partner is Holz Constructors, a custom prefabricated construction company. From lofts, to roof decks, to complex condo structures, they can prefab anything, for any building project. Over the years they have refined their particular prefab process to maximise sustainability, accuracy, and quality. Those qualities – combined with their emphasis on customer satisfaction, as well as their commitment to community service – make them an ideal partner for a developer like Alston. A lot of the same applies to Phoenix Ironworks, also a Winnipeg-based company. They are a designer, fabricator and installer of structural steel and miscellaneous metals, and their team of draftspeople, fitters and welders has decades of experience in the city and surrounding areas. They are committed to excellence in their work and excellence in their business relationships. Moving forward, those are the kind of partnerships that Alston Properties hopes to continue to foster, in Winnipeg and beyond. In Winnipeg and beyond, Bryce also says the business will continue to grow, and continue to build their track record of unique and interesting projects. “We have a number of projects that we’ve committed to,” he says. “We’re actively trying to grow our portfolio in Victoria, Alberta, and Manitoba. We’ve got one project in Calgary that we’re in the preconstruction phase and we’ve got a number of project that we’re about to start in Winnipeg.” “We’re motivated to do cool and interesting projects, and to solve problems that other developers don’t want to solve,” he concludes. “We want to do projects that are uniquely challenging. That’s what keeps us going.” ALSTON PROPERTIES