OUR CUSTOM EXPERIENCE
Let's get to know each other! Start by sending us some basic information about yourself and what you would like to achieve in building custom. We will provide you with everything you need to know about our custom build process.
Experience helpful one-on-one time with our in-house design team. Working with a professional designer helps bring your design inspirations to life, creating a home unique to your own personal style.
Throughout the 50 years of building custom homes, we have also built trusted partnerships with high quality contractors and suppliers. Each one reflects our values in both their craftmanship and product. From careful attention to detail, to consistency installation timelines, our supplier partnerships deliver every step of the way, no matter the size of the project.
A FEW FAQS
How long is the house building process?
From start to finish the process of building a custom home typically takes around 6-8 months.
How much will it cost?
For custom homes, we produce a quote specific to your project, free of charge.
Do you have any ready to build plans?
Yes! We have different floor plans designed to fit your budget and lifestyle. Send us a message to learn more about it.
What lots do you have available?
We build across Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Please contact our real estate agents, Powell Property Group, at 204-977-2142 to see what is currently available.
Will you build on my lot?
Yes, we can build on private lots.
How is an initial blueprint for a house produced?
We have an in-house team of drafters, engineers, and architects that can plot out your ideas for your home.
How much is a house per square foot?
It depends on the type of build and finishing level you would like to achieve. There are a lot of variables in building custom and we want to work with you and your needs to fit within your budget. Give us a call or send us a message to learn more.
Do I pay extra for Irwin’s interior design services?
Interior design services are included with each purchase. We aim to provide each client with ample design time to explore the available design options for their specific build.
Will you build my own house plans?
We are happy to work with you to utilize your initial plans towards the construction of your home.
I don't know anything about design. How will I select everything for a custom home?
Our designers are knowledgeable in helping clients of all design backgrounds and will assist you, as you move through each decision.
Do you have standard suppliers?
Irwin Homes is proud to work with a team of high-quality local suppliers and craftsman. Our designs would not be complete without the luxurious finishes and exceptional fixtures that are carefully chosen for each custom build.
Christian La Riviere & Chau Pham
October 23, 2020
The strongest testimonial to any builder is knowing that if their customers were to build again, would they build with the same builder? We can say with absolute certainty that we would choose Irwin Homes again. After spending a year researching the various custom home builders and reaching out to numerous owners (who had built with our top choices) for their unbiased feedback, we chose Irwin Homes to build our amazing dream home.
Irwin Homes, in our experience, is one of the finest home builders in Manitoba and we have many friends and family that will confirm our claim. Irwin’s owners, Andrew and Krista Koop, are an honest & highly professional with a team who truly listened to our vision and compiled all of our ideas and made it into a reality.
With multiple sketches in place, Andrew then focused on the detailed major building construction and costs. Their contract is transparent with no hidden unexpected costs. We appreciated that they were flexible in working with our ideas while advising and ensuring that we had a solid construction with the budget that we laid out.
In our first meeting with Andrew, we knew we would hire him and his team. Andrew is down to earth and genuine in his business interactions. Krista was a pleasure to work with and her friendly personality made it easy for us to feel like we were working with a friend who happened to be an amazing interior designer.
Knowing how busy our work schedules were, Krista would coordinate with the various vendors and narrow the product selection to keep with our vision. We were actively involved in our house build but she often worked her magic to bring our vision together. Once the construction begins, their project manager, Joel Neufeld, runs an efficient ship, managing every finite detail required of the large crew.
We came to have great respect for Joel in his organization, closed-loop communication, and ensuring that our build was on schedule. Our home was a more complex project building on new fill land and their first experience building a residential home with limited city amenities. They always did their research and built us a solid home that, as described by the owner of the foundation company, was designed for a small apartment complex.
Their projected date of possession was accurate, a rare feat in the building business. During our build, we had the chance to interact with multiple independent subcontractors who always had very genuine and positive remarks about the Koop family and Irwin Homes.
Many of them are generation trades who chose to work for Irwin Homes through multiple generations and they stand by their loyalty towards Irwin Homes and their home product. The Irwin team is highly knowledgeable, ethical, hard-working, pleasant and accessible, resulting in an outstanding new home. Even after we moved into our new build when we had questions or minor issues, we have always been able to reach out to our dream team to help us trouble shoot. That is truly the sign of a builder who is accountable to their clients.
We have been in our beloved home for 3 years now and we can say without hesitation that Irwin has built us a dream home that is solid in foundation, has impeccable craftmanship, and an interior design that is in line with our vision. Thank you Andrew, Krista, Joel, Josiah & team for building us our beautiful dream home and being truly great people to work with.
Vice President, Gypsum Drywall InteriOrs
October 23, 2020
As a contractor, working with trades in new home construction, I’ve seen my fair share of homes built. Having said that, I had serious reservations about dealing with a new home builder to construct my “dream home”. I can honestly say that my experience with Irwin Homes was effortless. From turning my doodles on napkins to a working drawing, right through approving my design choices to meet architectural approval for the sub-division, every person I spoke to or met in person was helpful, patient, and kind. The process was much shorter than I anticipated, and the home was in the ground in a matter of a few months. I regularly visited the site, and met with many of the trades, all of which were very professional and seemed to do a thorough job. I’m sure because of my background, I was probably over critical, yet I struggled to find any fault with the house. I changed numerous design features as we went along, adding to the scope of work and requiring change orders etc. but everyone seemed to just take it in stride and accommodate my wishes. I feel that the whole process has culminated in my family having an exceptionally well built home that we can feel safe in, and be very proud of. Irwin Homes delivered my dream home to me on budget, and on schedule. These are two rarities that I don’t often see in the residential construction industry.
October 26, 2020
We are so happy with the quality construction of our dream home. Irwin
walked us step-by-step through the home building process. We appreciated their attention to detail while fulfilling our requests no matter how large or small. The entire Irwin team was a joy to work with. We’ve never regretted choosing Irwin and we recommend that you do too.
Chris & Michelle Lawrence
MARCH 15, 2021
Our experience building with Irwin Homes was truly pleasurable. This was our second time building a home (but the first time with Irwin), and we can attest that our experience this time was exceptional!
All members of the Irwin team readily helped to find solutions. Every concern, email, and inquiry, was promptly addressed and put us at ease - there were no unexpected “surprises.” We always knew what was happening and felt a part of the entire build process. Communication with everyone at Irwin is extraordinary.
The stress of building a home can be overwhelming, but our experience this time with Irwin, allowed us to truly enjoy the process. We are thrilled with our beautiful “forever” home, and can’t thank the team enough for the attention to detail that went into making our dream a reality.
Chad & Jess W.
July 14, 2021
Our experience building our home with Irwin Homes has been nothing short of phenomenal. The process brought high communication, a seamless transition, and so much value in quality. Despite building through a pandemic, we felt extremely connected to the process, and enjoyed working with Irwin's valued trade partners, as well as their internal team. Joel & crew took our vision, must-haves, and nice-to-haves and brought them to life. We couldn't be happier, and grateful for the professionalism and approach.
The investment in a new build comes with great expectations. This was our third home that we've built, and we were familiar with the process, and some challenges and disappointments that come along the way- we were ready to say the least. In all honesty, this blew us away; an incredibly easy process, and our expectations were exceeded each and every step of the way. Thrilled to have worked with Irwin Homes, already gushing.