The Spring Issue of Insite to Condos is Here!

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The Spring Issue of Insite to Condos is now available in a digital format!

We highly encourage all of our members to share the magazine with colleagues, co-workers, contractors, neighbours, and friends. We also encourage members to post the magazine on their websites, and an embed code can be obtained by emailing us at .

CLICK HERE to read the magazine.

That's a Wrap!

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Our first-ever virtual Alberta Condo Expo was held last week on April 23rd & 24th.

Over 300 people joined us for this event! It was a great Expo, with tonnes of informative and engaging presentations (despite the odd technical glitch). We would like to thank our sponsors, speakers, volunteers and staff for their work behind the scenes and on camera to put together the event. We would especially like to thank all of you who attended this year's Expo and joined us navigating a virtual event. Registered attendees have access to the video on-demand library for the next 3 months so you can revisit any sessions presented. Stay tuned for a more thorough recap in the Summer Issue of Insite to Condos.

Engagement Opportunity with the Residential Property Manager
Industry Council

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There will be an Online Engagement Session on May 19th at 9 am (MT)

You are invited to participate in an online engagement session with the Residential Property Manager Industry Council. This session will be hosted by the Industry Council Chair and held on Zoom. It will include:

  • an explanation of how the Industry Council operates within RECA’s new governance structure
  • an update from the Industry Council
  • an outline of Industry Council priorities
  • an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions.

Register no later than May 18th, using this link.

Building Science Perspective Spring 2021

"Building Science Perspective is the official publication of the Alberta Building Envelope Council North and South (ABECN) and (ABECS). The inaugural spring 2021 issue features stories on the MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment Complex, designing and modifying the ETFE skylight system for the Calgary Zoo's Panda Pandemonium exhibit, and more. " - DEL Communications Inc.

Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

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Our staff has trained with both the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI).  We have the skills, expertise and resources to safely and effectively decontaminate residential, commercial and industrial properties. 

Should you require any emergency clean-ups or decontamination following known or suspected cases of the virus, Fire Ant Contracting is ready and able to provide you with those services.

We would like to wish your families all the best as we navigate these challenging times.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions, concerns, or to book your cleaning or our maintenance service.


COVID-19 Statement


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, Fire Ant Contracting has been working hard to ensure the health and safety of our team, their families and our clients while continuing to work at providing quality, timely services.

Although the situation changes daily, we feel it is important to let you know that business is operating as usual.  We do not foresee any cost implications or schedule delays to our upcoming or existing projects. 


COVID-19 Response

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, Fire Ant Contracting has been working hard to ensure the health and safety of our team, their families and our clients while still working to provide quality, timely services.  We have put internal policies in place that are consistent with local, provincial and federal efforts and mandates to prevent the spread of the virus.  Although the situation changes daily, below is a brief summary of what Fire Ant Contracting has done to date:

     -Communicated a formal, written Coronavirus Exposure Control Plan and Safe Work Procedures to our entire staff.

     -Required self-isolation for any staff that are showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

     -All person's entering or remaining on one of Fire Ant Contracting's sites shall wear a mask or face covering which covers the nose, mouth, and chin.  This is required weather the site is outdoors or indoors.

     -Enforcing social distancing policies on work sites, meetings and in our office. We have implemented training for enhanced hygiene practices which help limit the potential spread of the virus.

     -Increased cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces in our offices, vehicles and work sites especially those which are subject to frequent contact.

     -Prepared a small survey that our staff, trade partners, clients and visitors to identify potential health concerns and develop plans on a case-by-case basis for carrying out our required work.

     -Instructed staff to carry out any additional cleaning measures where permissible and appropriate in homes and business where we are working.

Fire Ant Contracting remains a full staff and are prepared to respond to new concerns and continue to work on our existing projects. As additional preventative measures are put in place, by the appropriate governing bodies, we will work hard to keep our communication up to date with all our staff, trade partners and clients.

We would like to note that should you require any emergency clean-ups or decontamination following known or suspected cases of the virus, Fire Ant Contracting is ready and able to provide you with those services. Through our IICRC trained staff, we have the skills, expertise and resources to safely and effectively decontaminate residential, commercial and industrial properties.

We would like to wish your teams and families all the best as we navigate these challenging times.  Please don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions, concerns, or to book your cleaning, project quote, renovation quote or our maintenance service.



Happy Halloween!

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Wishing all our clients and staff a safe and happy Halloween!

 Light your lantern and have a SPOOOOKY day! Evil

Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility

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As proud members of the Calgary Construction Association we were invited to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the construction site of the Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility. The contemporary structure is truly impressive!

The new facility is due to open in 2017 and will house 2 ink rinks, 2 swimming pools, a library, gyms and a theatre.

We are excited to visit again when it opens next year.

Thank you to CCI for organising this informative tour.

2015 Alberta Condominium and Real Estate Conference

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Fire Ant Contracting were very proud to be Gold Level sponsor for the 'Building Stronger Relationships' 2015 Alberta Condominium and Real Estate Conference.  Fire Ant were promoting our condominium services division. 

Fire Ant offers a multitude of condominium specific services such as:

  • 24/7 Emergency Services
  • Investigation and Inspection Services
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Full service exterior and interior renovations.
  • LED Lighting Specialists
  • Preventative and proactive maintenance.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your specific condominium needs.

(403) 312-5995

Camp Kindle Visit

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Ed and Sara were honoured to be invited to a tour, BBQ lunch (with ice cream!) and meet the kids at beautiful Camp Kindle.

We love Camp Kindle!  Fire Ant Contracting have been lucky enough to visit Camp Kindle on many occasions; Ed and Sara were filmed as part of their television advertisement a few years ago and Fire Ant renovated the beautiful music hall. 

The highlight of this particular visit was to meet the amazing kids who are directly affected by childhood cancer and their very enthusiastic camp counsellors!

Camp Kindle is avilable to rent for corporate functions, team building, school groups, weddings etc.

Visit their website Camp Kindle



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A beautiful Testimonial from Christine McIver M.S.M. CFRE Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta

Please see the 5 Star review below from our Fire Ant Contracting Houzz Page

Relationship: Client

Project Date: January 2015

Project Price: $50,000 - $100,000

Kids Cancer Care Foundation hired Fire Ant Contracting Ltd. to renovate both the interior and exterior of our Music Hall at Camp Kindle (a camp for children with cancer and their families). From start to finish, our team was impressed by the communication (face-to-face meetings, telephone and email) as it was timely and concise. The work was done as described, the quality excellent and the follow up thorough. We were pleased with the price and service and would be happy to contract with them again.

To find out more about Camp Kindle please check out their website: Camp Kindle

Continuing Education

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Fire Ant Contracting are proud members of the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association. Our local chapter, Prairie Provinces puts on engaging and informative events for its members including professional networking and continuing education evenings.

Ed and Sara recently attended a great event held at BA Robinson Lighting and Bath Centre in South East Calgary. The evening started with a delicious selection of drinks and canapes, we were then separated into 6 groups and flowed through talks on the latest trends and technologies in showering, bathing, kitchens, LED lighting and using pendants in design.

Thank you for hosting this great event BA Robinson Lighting and Bath


Kids Cancer Care Gala

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Fire Ant Contracting proudly sponsors Kids Cancer Care Gala 

Fire Ant were fortunate to be sponsors of the incredible Kids Cancer Care Parents Quest for the Cure Gala on Saturday 7th March 2015.  This is the third year that we have partnered with this great event which raises funds for childhood cancer research.  Fire Ant hosted a wonderful tables of Fire Ant clients and suppliers who were wined and dined at the Westin downtown Calgary.  We heard from a brave cancer survivor family who eloquently spoke about their cancer journey with their six year old son.  A specialist research doctor spoke about where the research money is going and the huge effect it is having on families throughout Canada and the rest of the world.  

Fire Ant Contracting sponsored the silent auction which runs through an advanced tablet technology from Daana, we are looking forward to hearing the final fundraising amount.

Fire Ant donated 'The Ultimate Tool Kit' of hand picked tools and Fire Ant merchandise worth over $1000, thank you to the guest who won the item bidding $1,200!  


Camp Kindle Music Hall Renovation

Camp Kindle Renovation

Fire Ant Contracting have been busy working on the Kids Cancer Care Alberta Camp Kindle Music Hall renovation.  Fire Ant has been enjoying the beautiful location of this amazing camp which was specifically designed and built for families with childhood cancer.  The facilities are also open year round for corporate events, weddings, group events etc.  

Thank you Kids Cancer Care Alberta for trusting Fire Ant with your precious Camp Kindle Music Hall - doesn't it look great!

Please visit the Camp Kindle website for more information.


Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

Luxury Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot Sneak Peek

We love photo shoot days!  Cindy from Purple Turtle Design and Sara from Fire Ant Contracting stage the finished projects, our professional photographer Grant Waddell then works his magic to create beautiful photographs.

We are excited to see the finished photos from todays shoot on a stunning Bearspaw acearage.  Photos coming soon!



Fire Ant Christmas Party

Fire Ant Christmas Party

Our Fire Ant Contracting crew took a well earn't day out snowmobiling in beautiful Panorama British Columbia.  Our daredevil crew loved snowmobiling through the spectacular Panorama landscape.



Ann Sacks in Portland

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Fire Ant visits the Ann Sacks showroom in Portland Oregon

Last week while visiting friends in Portland Oregon we went to see the Ann Sacks showroom in the lovely Pearl district of Portland.  

The tiles are beautiful!  We particularly enjoyed the stone mosaics as pictured. 


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Aerial Work by Fire Ant Contracting


Specialist Condominium Service Work 

At Fire Ant Contracting we have certified Aerial Work Platform Operators to carry out specialist condominium and residential projects requiring machinery such as boom lifts.  Here is one of our operators driving an 85ft boom lift on a beautiful day in Calgary.  



Fire Ant Contracting - Alberta Lacrosse

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Alberta Lacrosse Sponsorship

Fire Ant Contracting is very proud to sponsor Ms Shydlowski as she plays for the Alberta Lacrosse team.  Her family very kindly framed her game shirt and it proudly sits on our office wall.  Thank you Shydlowski Family and Good Luck for the upcoming season!


Another happy customer

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"Thank you for your excellent work and the courtesy of all the workers"

We just received this lovely hand-written note from one of our happy customers.  We renovated this customer's beautiful river-front home in Bowness after the devastating 2013 flood.  We are so pleased that this customer is now able to enjoy their custom renovation by Fire Ant Contracting.  

We love our happy customers

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We love hearing from our happy customers.  We recently got this 5 STAR review on the design website Houzz. 

 Houzz Review


Relationship: Client

Project Date: December 2012

Project Price Range: more than $100,000

We have been fortunate enough to have worked on three projects with Ed Bushnell of Fire Ant Contracting. This company delivers what it promises and on-time for the price quoted - which is rare in this industry. Ed carefully walked us through our decisions and was honest in his feedback about our expectations for the renovation. His crew were respectful while working in my home and always left our home and property in good shape at the end of the day. Any concerns that arose were dealt with immediately. We couldn't have been happier. Very much looking forward to completing the Master bath next!



Tour For Kids


Our cycling supremo renovation consultant Chris DeVries will be taking part in the epic Tour For Kids Alberta this weekend for the EIGHTH time.  Chris will be cycling 500km across three days through the Rocky Mountains; truly an epic adventure.  The ride raises much needed funds for Camp Kindle, the amazing camp owned by Kids Cancer Care Alberta, this camp is a lifeline for children and their families suffering through childhood cancer.  

Kids Cancer Care Alberta is a cause close to our hearts after supporting them for the past few years and getting to know some of the amazing families they support.  Fire Ant sponsors the annual Gala in March which is always an outstanding event.  

If you would like to sponsor Chris he would be very grateful.  Please click on this link Chris' Fundraising Page

Oxford Stomp with Lux Windows

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Calgary Stampede Party at the Oxford Stomp!

Our fantastic window supplier Lux Windows and Doors invited Edward and Sara to their private tent at the Oxford Stomp event during the Calgary Stampede. The evening was spectacular! Our hosts made every effort to make our evening enjoyable as they celebrated their 45 years in business, wow what an amazing achievement! We are proud to work with Lux Windows and Doors on our luxury home renovations and custom homes in Calgary.



Water Restoration Technician


Water Damage Restoration Technician

We are very pleased to announce that Edward has qualified by service and examination for certification in Water Damage Restoration. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a highly regarded professional institution that is recognized by insurance companies throughout North America.

This certification is very useful for the extensive work we do with condominiums throughout Calgary and the emergency response calls that we service.

Please call our 24/7 emergency response line if you ever need our assistance (587) 999-6490

The IICRC is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.



It's a Boy!


We are very proud to announce the birth of the newest member of the Fire Ant Family, Maximus William Peter Bushnell was born on Friday 16th May 2014 at 2:30 am weighing 8 pounds and 21 inches long.

We are very grateful for all the thoughts and well wishes from our clients, suppliers, trades and employees.

Edward, Sara, Arthur and Baby Maximus