Integrity Building Products

Building Successful Partnerships

A History with Calbridge and Cedarglen

Success is best when it’s shared. A strong commitment to teamwork is a promise that Integrity Building Products makes to their valued clients. Integrity doesn’t enter into any relationship halfway, they are entirely in and fully dedicated to their partner’s success.

“We are committed to our customers for the long term,” states Scott Myer, COO of Integrity Group and business unit leader of Integrity Building Products. “Our longstanding relationship with local home builders Calbridge Homes and Cedarglen Homes really exemplifies this loyalty.”

“I don’t even know how long our relationship with Integrity has been,” laughs Curtis Wankel, Calbridge Homes Construction and Customer Care Manager. “I think it’s been about 12 years. I have personally worked with Scott and his team for 8 years, and I don’t see it ending.”

“Integrity is a long-term partner of ours,” explains Pretum Narang, Purchase & Estimating Manager at Cedarglen Homes. “We started back in 2015 with lumber, then expanded to floor systems and roof trusses. As we have grown and evolved, so has Integrity. Our relationship is stronger and our processes become more aligned each year. We are with Integrity Building Products for the long run.”


In business it’s dangerous not to evolve. In order to stay relevant, innovation is critical and the home building industry is no different. Home builders have common challenges – unpredictable commodity pricing, challenging supply chains, volatility in the housing market, and of course, labour challenges – none of which can be solved by doing the same thing year after year.

One of Integrity’s core values is innovation – a commitment to explore and implement new strategies and unique solutions. They apply this value to all they do, including their approach to processes and products for their building products division.

Cedarglen knew some of the solutions to their challenges, including accurate estimating, inventory and reducing material waste, could be solved through the use of technology. “We challenged Integrity to develop a system where we could collaborate with design files more seamlessly,” explained Pretum. “And Integrity found a way.”

Designing a home

“Cedarglen offered us a great challenge – to improve service through the use of technology,” explains Scott Myer. “Through the expansion of our implementation and use of MiTek structural engineering software we were able to meet and even exceed Cedarglen’s expectations.”

The benefits to Cedarglen have been numerous. “It takes us less time to get a home into construction, and there are fewer errors. Our estimating and material takeoff is much more accurate. Ultimately we are able to get a home framed faster and more accurately, which saves money,” explains Pretum.

Integrity’s innovation is not limited to the design and estimating function – they are also forging new paths in framing methods. “Integrity introduced prefabricated wall panels to us about two years ago, and we have now implemented this product in the majority of our builds,” states Curtis.

Prefabricated wall panels are sections of either exterior or interior walls that are built at the Integrity Building Component manufacturing facility. Once the wall panels are completed to exact specifications, they are bundled and shipped to the job site and installed by framers.

 Prefabricated wall panels“The great thing about Integrity is they are always one step ahead of other suppliers. They are willing to evolve, adapt and innovate first. And they do it right from the field. They are having conversations with us, working with us to find a solution for whatever problems we are facing. And that’s important to Calbridge,” explains Curtis.

“We were on site with Calbridge, working with them to integrate prefabricated wall panels into their process,” explains Scott. “It’s important to include the site supers and framing crews in the process, to communicate the benefits and help them adopt this new construction method.”

“Switching to prefabricated wall panels has definitely saved us time and money,” adds Curtis. “They make the construction project more efficient, there is less waste and we have also noticed there is less theft.”


Another factor that sets Integrity apart from other building material suppliers is they continue to focus on the basics, providing strong customer service and building trust.

“We can buy sticks of lumber anywhere, but what Integrity Building Products provide is a full-service experience. From technology integration to customer support, collaboration and problem-solving, Integrity is willing to work with us full scope and make the entire process from design to delivery seamless,” explains Pretum.

“Integrity stands out because of their commitment to drive the change that Calgary home builders require.”

“With Integrity, there is never an excuse. We build a lot of houses and we know there is always going to be a challenge. If there is an issue, we trust Integrity will find a solution,” says Curtis. “The willingness to collaborate is what makes the partnership so great. Sometimes we need to break the mold, and Integrity always does their best to accommodate.” 


Integrity is committed to giving maximum effort in everything they do, and always with a positive attitude.

“Integrity stands out because of their commitment to drive the change that Calgary home builders require,” Pretum explains. “We save time and money, and Cedarglen Homes can offer our customers a better new home experience because of our partnership with Integrity.”

Covid was a challenging time for all of the home builders in Calgary. The demand for new homes had never been higher, and the supply chain was struggling. Lumber commodities were extremely volatile, and it was challenging for home builders to manage demand, schedules and expenditures. 

“Everyone was maxed out, we were stressed and totally uncertain about what the next week, or even day, would look like,” recalls Curtis. “Integrity Building Products really pulled through, including working non-stop to ensure we got the products we needed to keep our framing crews moving. One of the reasons we succeeded was due to Integrity’s efforts.”


What surprises Integrity’s customers the most is Integrity’s growth. In the last five years, Integrity has grown from a lumber yard to an innovative, forward-thinking building product manufacturer and supplier for Calgary and area single and multi-family home builders. They have also expanded to do the same for builders in Central Okanagan from a new location near Armstrong, BC.

Integrity Building Products Armstrong

“I look forward to seeing where Integrity goes next,” says Curtis. “I know Integrity will continue to innovate and help lead the building materials industry, all while continuing to help home builders stay ahead of the curve to remain competitive.”

“Like Integrity, Cedarglen is always looking forward,” Pretum explains. “We are always looking for the next technology, product or process that will make us more efficient, and help us to build better homes. And we know Integrity will be there with us, partners in innovation, evolution and growth.”

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Jerry Myer of Integrity Post Structures received the Movers & Shakers Award for 2010 from Alberta Construction Magazine.


Agri-Trade’s Equipment Expo Ag Innovation Winner – Integrity Post Structures with their winning submission Perma-Column.


Alberta Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneur Award of Distinction Winner – Integrity Post Structures.


Jerry Myer, Owner/CEO has been selected to participate in the 2017 QuantumShift program. QuantumShift is an exclusive invitation-only leadership development program for 40 of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario, QuantumShift uses Ivey’s highly regarded case study method and award-winning faculty to help take the skills and talents of these entrepreneurs to the next level.

Integrity Buildings wins in two categories for the 2018 NFBA Building of the Year Awards.

The NFBA (National Frame Building Association) has awarded Integrity Buildings with two 2018 North American Building of the year awards. The winner categories are “Hobby Shop” and “Institutional Building”.

Jerry Myer, Founder & CEO of Integrity says “Since day one at Integrity, we have made it our goal to not only be the best post frame builder in Canada, but develop new and innovative ways to make the industry better. These awards are an honour and we are proud to win, but they are also a testament to the hard work and dedication of an entire team to achieve our goals.”

Myer also added “Every building Integrity builds is custom. That means our customers get our industry leading expertise and are able to add their own ideas to truly make their building something that can be proud of for generations”.