Old-world craftsmanship for the new world

Lifetime Developments is built on a few good old-fashioned values — craftsmanship, relationships and roll-up-your-sleeves hard work — so you can be sure your home is built for life, your life.

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I don’t run this company from my office chair

Hi! I’m Gene Threadkell, and I’m the owner of Lifetime Developments. That’s my official title, but honestly I’m just one of the people who’ll be helping to build your home.

I founded Lifetime in 2012 and am proud at how quickly it’s become one of Calgary’s most reputable home builders and renovation specialists. Before Lifetime, I was a woodworker for some of Calgary’s elite home builders. That’s where I learned the importance of listening to clients’ needs, collaborating with everyone on the team and building custom projects on time and budget. I bring those values to every home I work on.

That, and hard work. You’ll find me on-site on every project, both managing the trades and rolling up my own sleeves — digging a hole, laying out pot lights, you name it. Being a tradesperson is in my DNA.


Lifetime Developments isn’t simply a business for us

Building your home is our passion.

That passion is reflected in every aspect of our process, and it all starts with our strong relationships: with architects, designers, suppliers and tradespeople. You’ll be working with established professionals dedicated to exacting craftsmanship, strict budget accountability and your stress-free experience.

But the most important relationship is with our clients. Not only do we want you to have a home you’re proud of, we want you to enjoy the process of building it. Our open, collaborative style ensures that happens. We respect your vision, and your budget. We work with you, listen to you, every step of the way. 






New home construction

There’s nothing like building your own house. Whether it’s ultra-contemporary or classically traditional, Lifetime will help you realize your dream. We ensure your new home is constructed to the highest standards, on budget, on schedule — from first consultation to cabinet handle installation.

Home renovations

If you love your home, but it could better reflect the way you live, a renovation can create the space you need. That could mean updating a bathroom or adding a second story to accommodate your growing family. Small or large, we love seeing the difference a renovation can make.

Custom millwork

When it’s finally time to add that wall of built-ins to the living room or modernize your kitchen cabinetry, Lifetime Developments will create a custom millwork package that’s second to none. We grew up on millwork, so we know how to design and build packages that embody both form and function.

Home maintenance

Is your hardwood floor showing its age? Are your bedroom walls ready for a new colour? These refreshes can make a space feel like new again. So when your home needs a little TLC, Lifetime can take care of it, bringing the same craftsmanship and attention to detail we do to every project. 





Lifetime clients are thrilled with their experience and proud of their homes. We’re proud of the enduring relationships we’ve built with them and grateful for their many referrals, which have contributed to our success. Here’s what a few clients have had to say …


“A commitment to quality, attention to detail, meeting schedule commitments and outstanding communication are all hallmarks of the Lifetime team. We absolutely love our kitchen, master bath and exterior renovations that Gene completed for us. Easy to recommend Lifetime Developments!”
- Kim and Neil Jobin

“Gene did a complete renovation for us on a 1977 bungalow. He is very detail-oriented and takes pride in his workmanship. His communication skills are as strong as his attention to detail! He was very conscious about controlling the costs and managing the budget. The whole process was a positive, enjoyable experience. We wouldn’t hesitate to build or renovate with him again.”
- Sandy and Mark Stobart

“We’ve been working with Gene on renovation projects since 2005. Gene, his employees and subcontractors have always exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and functionality of the final product.”
- Cath and Craig Bishop

"Renovation made easy — exceptional work done on time and on budget! Gene has a keen eye for details and was always available to pop over to the site to answer any questions."
- Chris Pezarro and Todd Wilson





If you’d like to speak with Gene about your next project, give him a call at 403.804.9323. Or send us an email using this form. We’ll respond within one business day.


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