Our PeopleExperienced. Innovative. Knowledgable.



Steve Vail

Steve Vail, is the sole owner of Custom Homes by Christy and has been active within the housing industry since 1994. Steve began building homes by hand and today uses his experience to confidently guide his team and offer direction along the various stages of home construction. Steve is a long-term board member of the MHAPP, (a trade organization for the Pre-Fabricated Housing Industry). Steve is also a consultant with the New Home Buyer Protection Office in Alberta, which oversees New Home Warranty. Being intimately involved with New Home Warranty, Steve has unique experience with the effects of lesser quality construction and vows to guarantee Homes by Christy customers a better experience.

Construction & Project Managers

Darren Kitzen a family man with 2 children and 3 grandkids. Darren graduated with a computer science degree with a business minor. After 10 years of managing IT teams and projects, he followed his passion and moved to construction project management. Darren has been in the construction industry for almost 14 years. In that time he has seen and done just about everything. Starting with home renovations and progressing into managing large scale projects. He is a hands-on manager that enjoys finding solutions to problems. Darren provides a can-do attitude and prides himself on his work ethics.

Kevin Hennel is based out of Airdrie, Alberta. Kevin began his career in the home building industry as a General Contractor in 1983 with his focus being “customer first”, and providing clients with informed guidance through every step of construction. Today, Kevin continues to follow these principles providing Custom Homes by Christy clients with superior communication, innovative design, quality craftsmanship and trusted trades relationships.

Design Team

Architectural Designers

We have Architectural Designers who are dedicated to creating a design that will provide the functional requirements of our clients and compliment the site property in which the home will reside.

Our design process involves thorough consultation with one of our Professional Accredited Interior Designers. Taking your personal tastes and lifestyle into close consideration, our team will guide you through the process of selecting décor items such as flooring, cabinets, countertops, lighting and more.

All of the plans are structurally engineered and energy performance calculated through our engineer network established decades ago.