A Family Tradition of Excellence
In 1972 Marvin Galts and his siblings, along with his wife Chloe, founded the company that eventually became today’s Galko Homes.
Over the years, many extended family members have been a part of this company; working in positions from labourers to leaders. Galko Homes has consistently made a solid contribution to the landscape of Lethbridge through award-winning homebuilding, longstanding business and customer relationships, and community volunteerism.
Decades later, the model of family and community participation still holds true under the direction of second generation President, Bruce Galts.
Galko Homes is an Award Winning Builder
With a long list of accomplishments including achieving Master Builder certification and co-founding the Alberta New Home Warranty program, Galko Homes continuously strives to build above industry standards, exceed customer expectations, and innovate a growing business.
While we have won awards for our unique designs, community contributions, business practices and civic leadership; we are very clear that the credit for our community success belongs to our customers, employees, suppliers and friends.
A result of commitment, knowledge, expertise and exceptional service, these awards are ultimately a testament to the efforts and accomplishments of our exceptional team.
2013 – Best Customer Experience in Canada - Avid Ratings
2012 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - Best Ensuite
2012 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - Up to 1100 sq. ft.
2012 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - 1251-1400 sq. ft.
2012 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - 1851-2000 sq. ft.
2012 – Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and BDC Dalton Jordan Memorial Business Excellence Award
2012 – Best Customer Service in Alberta - Avid Ratings
2012 – Lethbridge Sun Times Best of the Best - Homebuilder Category
2011 – CHBA-LR Builder of the Year
2011 – CHBA-LR Safety Award
2011 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - 1101-1250 sq. ft. Bungalow
2011 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - 1251-1400 sq. ft. Bungalow
2011 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - 1851-2000 sq. ft.
2011 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - 2001-2600 sq. ft.
2011 – CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - Best Kitchen
2011 - Lethbridge Sun Times Best of the Best - Homebuilder Category
2010 - CHBA-LR Builder of the Year
2010 - CHBA-LR Safety Award
2010 - CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award - 1201-1300 sq. ft.
2010 - CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Home Design Award- 1301-1400 sq. ft.
2010 - CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence Best Multi-Family - Individual Unit
2010 - S.H.I.A. Bringing Lethbridge Home Award - Outstanding Leadership in Housing
2010 - Lethbridge Sun Times Best of the Best - Homebuilder Category
2009 - CHBA-LR Builder of the Year - Large Volume
2009 - CHBA-LR Awards of Excellence - Industry Professional Award
2009 - Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce - Business Leadership Award
2009 - Better Business Bureau - Business Ethics Award
2008 – Lethbridge Sun Times Best of the Best in the Category - Lethbridge Home Builders
2007 – Chamber of Commerce Business Legacy Award
2007 – Best New Home Design 1201-1300 sq. ft.
2007 – Best New Home Design 1301-1400 sq. ft.
2006 – 25 Year Leadership in Excellence Award
2006 – Best New Home Design 1401-1500 sq. ft.
2006 – Best New Home Design 1501-1650 sq. ft.
2006 – Customer Choice Runner-Up (Provincial)
2006 – Lethbridge Better Business Bureau Ethics Award
2005 – Customer Choice Award – Large Volume
2005 – Best New Home Design – 1101-1200 sq. ft.
2005 – Best New Home Design – 1651-1800 sq. ft.
2005 – Best New Home Design 1801-sq ft. and over
2004 – Best New Home Design - $200,001 to $250,000
2003 – Best New Home Design - $175,001 to $200,000
2003 – Best Kitchen Design - $175,001 to $200,000
2003 – Best Master Ensuite Design - $150,001 to $175,000
2002 – Best New Home Design - $175,001 to $200,000
2002 – Best Kitchen Design - $150,001 to $175,000
2002 – Best Kitchen Design - $175,001 to $200,000
And too many to list prior to 2002!
Outstanding Customer Service
We are thoroughly enjoying our home and are so pleased with the promptness of service provided by the personnel of Galko Homes. The scheduled warranty service house calls are excellent and matters are attended to promptly and efficiently. We have felt extra ordinarily pampered thus far and look forward to continued friendship and support.
Roy & Pat Sassa
We Treat You Like Part of The Family
Honesty, integrity, and a true sense of family are values that Galko embodies. They don’t simply build houses, they build homes.
Lethbridge's Best Builder
Reflecting upon our recent building experience we realize our home has many unique and complex features and we thank you for accommodating our requests. Throughout the whole process your staff was extremely helpful, caring and a pleasure to work with. We are very proud of our new home. In the future if we ever decide to build again we will only look to one builder, Galko Homes. We consider Galko to be Lethbridge's best builder and we recommend you to all our friends.
The Budny Family
We Work Harder to Make it Happen for You
In the times of a booming housing market, timeliness, quality and customer service are often sacrificed. While building our beautiful new home, we were very satisfied that Galko Homes did everything in their power to ensure our home was all that we envisioned it to be. As a result, we will enjoy our family home for many years to come.
The Belcourt Family
Built With Your Lifestyle in Mind
Locating to Lethbridge with retirement in mind, we had three requirements when it came time to build our home: our needs as a couple, the ability to entertain our grandchildren, and room to host friends and family.
The experienced and professional people at Galko Homes took us on a tour of their show homes and advised us on design, finishes, and even decorating. We could not have chosen a more obliging and pleasant group of individuals to work with. All our concerns and issues were handled to our total satisfaction. Our beautiful home is everything we had hoped for!
Don and Maureen Stevenson
With the current booming real estate and construction markets, new home building is not without its challenges. Galko met these challenges head on, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice of builder. We wanted a home we could someday retire in and had specific needs; from the lot we wanted, to using our own plan, to ensuring lasting quality, all of which Galko delivered. From their sales people, to design, to construction, to final inspection, we found the Galko staff eager to please, accommodating, honest, and great to work with. Galko has a loyal following of skilled sub trades whose quality of work and common willingness to please is apparent in the finished product. We love our new home! Thanks again Galko.
The Coleman Family
First in Customer Service
Building a new home can be very challenging. But from purchase and design through the possession date and long after, the customer service team at Galko has been there for us every step of the way!
Bruce & Jane Allan
Another Happy Customer
I have been very happy with my experience buying a home from Galko. All of the staff that I had the opportunity to deal with were very pleasant and helpful. Any concerns I had were taken care of promptly. I would recommend Galko Homes to anyone buying a new home and have done so.
A Great Experience From Start to Finish
Dealing with Galko has been a great experience right from the start. We wanted to downsize; the size and layout of our condo is perfect! We are in a great location and the condo is both well built and quiet.
Customer service has been prompt and fantastic to deal with. We love our new home and would recommend a Galko built home to all our friends and family.
Bob & Lucille Boisvert
Ensuring Your Needs Are Met
Building our home with Galko was incomparable to our past building experience. From our first meeting with a Galko sales professional to our weekly updates from customer service, to the wonderful interior design help and the warranty service - it feels like we are listened to and that Galko is here for us.
Galko Homes is a very good company to work with and I would recommend them to everyone.
Chad & Shelly Shaw
Enjoy Your First Home Experience
I was looking for a long term investment when I decided to build my first home. Initially I interviewed a number of builders, but I was immediately impressed with the professionalism of Galko Homes. I also felt comfortable with a company that has been around for a long time. Not only was their pricing highly competitive, they took the time to explain every aspect of building my home and as construction developed I became and integral part of the process. I not only feel that I have made an excellent investment, but that the investment is assured by the skill and care that went into the construction of my new home. I highly recommend Galko to anyone thinking of building a home. They made the process easy, interesting and rewarding. I will certainly build with them again. Thank you Galko!
A Good Friend To Have By Your Side
We absolutely love our new Galko home, the finished product far exceeded our expectations. It was evident that, from the design stage to the end product, customer satisfaction was Galko's main goal. The process of building a house is very complex and there are always unforeseen issues that arise. The Galko staff handled all of our concerns with professionalism, efficiency and most of all with integrity. We are glad we put our trust in Galko Homes.
The Kitagawa Family
Welcome To The Comforts Of Home
Home building for people is hard work, but by choosing to work with Galko it was never difficult. I now have a home that expresses who I am, gives me confidence when the winds blow and the rains pelt, and elicits smiles from me at every turn. Would I choose Galko again? Yes of course, but just try and make me move.
A New Home For New Times
Galko exceeded our expectations on every level! We are thrilled with our new home both in quality and design that is a true Galko distinction. We would definitely build with Galko again and would readily recommend them to anyone else who is looking to build their dream home.
Jeff and Marry Kaminiski
A Reputation of Excellence
A year ago we closed on our new galko home in lethbridge. This is our first new home and we are very satisfied not just with our home but with the Galko team that makes sure it is a good experience. Galko's reputation has also earned our trust as master builder of our new custom acreage home commencing this spring.
John and Patty Schooten
Welcome To Your New Home
Professional, courteous and extremely efficient at getting me into my new home as quickly as possible. Galko took care of warranty items thoroughly and promptly. Galko treated me with as much respect as if I had bought a million dollar home instead of just a starter home. I would highly recommend Galko Homes to anyone.
Galko Homes in the news
Best Customer Experience in Canada
Avid Ratings Canada announces the winners of the 2013 Avid® Award for Best Customer Experience. Lethbridge, Alberta builder Galko Homes has been awarded the Avid Diamond Award - Best Customer Experience in Canada.
Now in its 10th year, the Avid Award is the leading industry-sponsored award program honouring the best builders in Canada for delighting homeowners. The awards include the Avid Diamond Award, which recognizes the No. 1 builder in Canada; the Avid Gold Award, which recognizes the No. 1 builder in a province; the Avid Benchmark Award, which honours up to two builders in a province that rank among the top 25% nationwide for customer experience; and the Avid Custom Builder Award, which honours the best custom builder in Canada.
Galko Homes is recognized in 2013 for providing homebuyers the best customer experience in Canada. The company received an Avid Index Score of 275.5 points (out of a total 300 points) as rated by their customers. 96.3% of their homebuyers said they would recommend Galko Homes to family and friends. An article profiling Galko Homes and its survey results will be published on AvidBuilder.com, an online, content-rich resource for housing news and information.
Best Employees in Customer Satisfaction Nationwide
Avid Ratings Canada recently announced the inaugural 2012 Avid Service Awards, Best Employees in Customer Satisfaction Nationwide. For the first time, home building employees who scored among the top 5% in customer satisfaction in Canada are recognized from thousands of employees rated on the Avid GoSurvey Program. Employees in Sales and Construction departments are given the Avid Service Award for their achievements.
“The Avid Service Awards are the first awards to honour exceptional employees, says Tim Bailey, Division President of Avid Ratings Canada. We are delighted and proud to recognize these individuals who display hard work everyday to provide exceptional homes and customer delight to new homeowners across Canada”.
The Galko Homes recipients for this year are:
- 2012 – Avid Service Award – Sales Representative: Marilyn Eyre
- 2012 – Avid Service Award – Sales Representative: Jodee Jasiukiewicz
- 2012 – Avid Service Award – Construction Representative: Norm Carrier