After managing Can-Der Construction Ltd for over 20 years Jerry Walker purchased the construction company. Can-Der Construction builds sustainable urban villages featuring a variety of multi-family housing styles, including wood frame bungalows, estate condominiums and senior's retirement apartments.
Award winning adult bungalow projects built by Can-Der include Creekside, Whitemud Creek Estates, Riverside Common, and Terra Losa Villas in Edmonton, Ironwood Point, Governors Hill, Erin Ridge and Eaglewood Villas in St. Albert, and Eton Park Villas in Sherwood Park. Award winning estate condominium apartment projects include Creekside, Railtown Estates, and McRae Estates in Edmonton, and The Greenbrier, Ironwood Estates, Eaglewood Estates in St. Albert, Springs of Bridgeport in Leduc, and Festival Estates in Sherwood Park.
Outstanding concrete high rise active adult communities include; Alta Vista at Railtown, River Vista in down town Edmonton, and Park Vista at Centre in the Park in Sherwood Park. Can-Der Construction has built many innovative seniors retirement communities; both for credible not for profit agencies, and for its own seniors arm, Christenson Communities.
Not for profit projects include Hillside Village for Bethany Group in Camrose, Lions Villages in Castledowns, Railtown, and Riverside in Edmonton, Place Beasejour in Beaumont, Salem Manor in Leduc, and Royal Oak Village in Lacombe.
Award winning retirement communities for Christenson Communities built by Can-Der Construction include Devonshire Village, Glastonbury Village in Edmonton, Citadel Village in St. Albert, Bedford Village at Centre in the Park in Sherwood Park, and Royal Oak Village in Lacombe.
Key to Christenson Groups uniqueness is its focus on sustainable, walkable mixed used "urban villages". Can-Der has built Creekside and Railtown in Edmonton, Citadel Village, Governors Hill and Ironwood in St. Albert, Centre in the Park and Emerald Hills in Sherwood Park. These innovative communities offer a wide range of choice to its residents from Villa bungalows, to Estate Condo apartments, luxury retirement communities with both independent Mews and assisted living Manor apartments, and high rise Vista active adult homes.
Aging in Place is accommodated by cost effectively integrating care and supportive services to these urban villages.
Prior to becoming partners in 1989, Peter Dirksen owned successfully with his wife Christine Dirksen, Can-Der Developments Ltd. which developed Esquire Manor in Edmonton, Christine Manor in Devon, and Parkside in Calmar, amongst other quality rental apartment buildings. Prior to 1989, Greg Christenson managed Chris-Con Builders Ltd.for his father Lloyd, and Arcon Design Services starting in1980, and Christenson Property Management Ltd starting in 1985.
The Christenson Group is an active member of the Canadian Home Builders Association, New Home Warranty Program of Alberta, The Urban Development Institute, Built Green, and Chambers of Commerce in Edmonton, Strathcona County, and St. Albert. Greg Christenson and Bard Golightly and many other valuable Christenson Group members have served at leadership positions in these effective groups.
The Christenson Group has won Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and some North American awards for it homes and communities, and has been Builder of the Year numerous time since its formation in 1989.