About
Madison
Avenue
Group

Madison Avenue Group has over 40 years of experience building single, multi-family, and resort properties throughout North America.

The Madison Avenue Group team has received numerous design and marketing awards nationally. We build and sell homes in the mid-market range, focusing on quality, value and service. We carefully choose where we build in desirable neighbourhoods and design to meet your needs.

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Our philosophy is to include more for the base price. Our award-winning designed homes are exceptionally well built with executive quality finishes. Customers can choose from a wide selection of pre-planned options and elevations to best suit their family. Every customer has unique needs and visions for their home and we believe that they deserve to build the home of their dreams, in a community that fits their lifestyle.

At Madison Avenue Group, we understand that building a home is a big financial and personal investment. We want you to be satisfied with every aspect of the home building process and we strive to provide the best service, every step of the way.

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  • Meet

    The

    Team

    Hal Walker

    Chairman

    Hal has over 40 years experience in successful real estate investment and development. His companies have built world-class resorts and hotels, as well as residential and commercial projects in Western Canada, the USA and the Caribbean.

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    The

    Team

    Johannes Van Leenen

    President

    Johannes van Leenen is the founding principal of Madison Avenue Group. Johannes is a proven visionary and is leading the company to become one of the most professional and successful home builders in Alberta.

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    The

    Team

    Gerry Mendyk

    Executive Advisor and CFO

    Gerry is a CMA-CPA with over 35 years experience in a variety of industries. He has served as a senior financial executive in public and private companies and has founded several ventures in oil and gas, real estate and other industries. Gerry brings financial structuring, investor relations, and corporate governance skills to the team.

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    The

    Team

    Jeff Finnemore

    General Manager

    Jeff has over 30 years experience in the new home housing industry. Ranging from obtaining his Architectural Technologist - Building Development Diploma combined with his attention to detail, construction knowledge, along with receiving numerous industry awards, Jeff brings a wide range of skills and strengths to the Madison Avenue Group team.

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    The

    Team

    Garth Doyle

    Estimating and Purchasing Manager

    Garth has been involved in the Calgary and area residential new home industry for over 25 years. Working in several different operational management positions within the industry has allowed Garth to become an exceptional leader amongst his industry co-workers and trade partners alike. His level of knowledge developed over those 25 years and personal core values have proven to be a substantial asset for the Madison Avenue Group team. Garth loves spending time with his wife and two sons creating memories with a few laughs along the way.

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    The

    Team

    Ronna Morrison

    Controller

    Ronna Morrison is our Controller. She is a CPA and has many years experience in the building industry.

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    The

    Team

    Jamie Renaud

    Senior Accountant

    Jamie is a CMA-CPA with over 10 years experience in corporate, construction and development accounting roles. He has led and built successful finance teams in multiple industries. Jamie brings excellent communication skills, solid accounting principals, and a strong sense of financial literacy to the team.

  • Meet

    The

    Team

    Scott Coquet

    Architectural Technologist, Design Manager

    Scott has 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and has his college diploma in Architecture technology. I have been a part of Madison Avenue Group team for 5 years, where I hold the title of Design Manager. I love the diversity of my job the most, where I not only get to be creative and solve problems, but I am involved in all aspects of research, design and drafting for the vast variety of projects.

  • Meet

    The

    Team

    Olivier Dufresne

    Senior Architectural Technologist

    Olivier has been with the company for 9 ½ years and in the industry for 11. What I like the most about working here is the positive reinforcement and the fact everyone is allowed to share their opinion. What excites me the most to be at work is “bring your dog Fridays”!

  • Meet

    The

    Team

    Caren Mendyk

    Marketing Director

    Caren brings over 20 years of experience in brand management, marketing, and communications. She has a love for community engagement and cultivating a strong corporate culture. She has experience working with media, as well as industry experience in home building and land development.

  • Meet

    The

    Team

    Troy Olson

    Lead Estimator

    Troy has been with Madison for almost a year now. He Started in the Home Building industry in 2009. I love seeing the variety of projects from preliminary planning through to possession.

  • Meet

    The

    Team

    Trevor Barton

    Site Supervisor

    Trevor has been our Site Supervisor for 7 1/2 years. He oversee's the sites builds in Okotoks, High River, Langdon, Strathmore and Airdrie. Trevor manage the builds from the ground up!

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    The

    Team

    Kyle Johnson

    Senior Sales Administrator

    Kyle brings 12 years of experience in the customer service and home building industries to our team. He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife and his son, often trying new restaurants in and around Calgary. With the family being of such importance to Kyle, he strives to provide our customers with an exceptional experience as they turn the house we build into a home of their own.

Hal Walker

Chairman

Hal has over 40 years experience in successful real estate investment and development. His companies have built world-class resorts and hotels, as well as residential and commercial projects in Western Canada, the USA and the Caribbean.

Johannes Van Leenen

President

Johannes van Leenen is the founding principal of Madison Avenue Group. Johannes is a proven visionary and is leading the company to become one of the most professional and successful home builders in Alberta.

Gerry Mendyk

Executive Advisor and CFO

Gerry is a CMA-CPA with over 35 years experience in a variety of industries. He has served as a senior financial executive in public and private companies and has founded several ventures in oil and gas, real estate and other industries. Gerry brings financial structuring, investor relations, and corporate governance skills to the team.

Jeff Finnemore

General Manager

Jeff has over 30 years experience in the new home housing industry. Ranging from obtaining his Architectural Technologist - Building Development Diploma combined with his attention to detail, construction knowledge, along with receiving numerous industry awards, Jeff brings a wide range of skills and strengths to the Madison Avenue Group team.

Garth Doyle

Estimating and Purchasing Manager

Garth has been involved in the Calgary and area residential new home industry for over 25 years. Working in several different operational management positions within the industry has allowed Garth to become an exceptional leader amongst his industry co-workers and trade partners alike. His level of knowledge developed over those 25 years and personal core values have proven to be a substantial asset for the Madison Avenue Group team. Garth loves spending time with his wife and two sons creating memories with a few laughs along the way.

Ronna Morrison

Controller

Ronna Morrison is our Controller. She is a CPA and has many years experience in the building industry.

Jamie Renaud

Senior Accountant

Jamie is a CMA-CPA with over 10 years experience in corporate, construction and development accounting roles. He has led and built successful finance teams in multiple industries. Jamie brings excellent communication skills, solid accounting principals, and a strong sense of financial literacy to the team.

Scott Coquet

Architectural Technologist, Design Manager

Scott has 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and has his college diploma in Architecture technology. I have been a part of Madison Avenue Group team for 5 years, where I hold the title of Design Manager. I love the diversity of my job the most, where I not only get to be creative and solve problems, but I am involved in all aspects of research, design and drafting for the vast variety of projects.

Olivier Dufresne

Senior Architectural Technologist

Olivier has been with the company for 9 ½ years and in the industry for 11. What I like the most about working here is the positive reinforcement and the fact everyone is allowed to share their opinion. What excites me the most to be at work is “bring your dog Fridays”!

Caren Mendyk

Marketing Director

Caren brings over 20 years of experience in brand management, marketing, and communications. She has a love for community engagement and cultivating a strong corporate culture. She has experience working with media, as well as industry experience in home building and land development.

Troy Olson

Lead Estimator

Troy has been with Madison for almost a year now. He Started in the Home Building industry in 2009. I love seeing the variety of projects from preliminary planning through to possession.

Trevor Barton

Site Supervisor

Trevor has been our Site Supervisor for 7 1/2 years. He oversee's the sites builds in Okotoks, High River, Langdon, Strathmore and Airdrie. Trevor manage the builds from the ground up!

Kyle Johnson

Senior Sales Administrator

Kyle brings 12 years of experience in the customer service and home building industries to our team. He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife and his son, often trying new restaurants in and around Calgary. With the family being of such importance to Kyle, he strives to provide our customers with an exceptional experience as they turn the house we build into a home of their own.

Award Winning Design

Our innovative designs have won numerous awards
year-over-year, making our homes Top of Class

2005

2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2005

Sam Awards Finalist
Best New Home

$210,000-$249,999 (Custom Home)
$175,000-$209,999 (Custom Home)

2006

Sam Awards Finalist
Best New Home

$450,000-$524,999 (Custom Home)
$350,000-$359,999 (Showhome)

2007

CHBA Awards Finalist
Single Family

$300,000-$349,999 (Oxford)

2008

CHBA Awards Winner
Single Family

$350,000-$424,999 (Auburn)

CHBA Awards Finalist
Single Family

$300,000-$349,999 (Malone)

2009

CHBA Awards Winner
Single Family

$300,000-$349,999 (Manchester II)

2010

CHBA Awards Finalist
Single Family

$300,000-$349,999 (Manchester II)

2011

SAM Awards Finalist
Best New Home

$600,000-$699,999 (Arlington)

2012

CHBA Awards Finalist
Single Family

$575,000-$750,000 (Princeton II)

2013

SAM Awards Winner
Best New Home

$575,000-$750,000 (Vanderbilt)

SAM Awards Finalist
Best New Home

$535,000-$599,999 (Augusta)
$535,000-$599,999 (Vernon)
$535,000-$599,999 (Princeton II)