PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

#5

Allison Grafton

President

Company Profile

Company: Rockwood Custom Homes Head Office: Calgary Website: www.rockwoodcustomhomes.com

Company Financials

3-year revenue growth (%): 114 2015 Revenue: $20M-$50M Employees: 17

Spotlight

What her company does: Designs, constructs and renovates homes

What you can learn from her: Calgary’s housing market has taken a hit with the resource downturn, but Grafton and her business partner decided to move ahead with an ambitious new project anyway. Rockwood has paired with non-profit cSpace­—which develops creative multi-tenant live-work spaces—to build a 21-unit residence in an old school in the city’s south end. “We didn’t want to just take it easy and ride out the storm,” says Grafton.