At Brost, we are a third generation home builder with a passion for redefining the status quo.
When you have been building homes as long as we have, you would think we have become complacent, but for us, it is quite the opposite. We continuously seek ways to improve our operations, enhance the efficiency of our homes and push ahead of the curve with our design. For those of you who don’t know us, we thought we would give a bit of an introduction.
Our journey as a company began with Gerhard Brost Sr. who was a furniture maker in Germany. In the mid-1970’s he and his family immigrated to Medicine Hat where he continued his trade as a finish carpenter. In the early 1980’s Gerhard started his own company Gerhard Brost Construction, which he operated until he retired later that decade. He brought with him the work ethic and perseverance that he developed during the post-war era in Europe. Right from his humble beginnings, Gerhard was known for taking great pride in the homes he built and they are standing the test of time today. During the time of operating his own company, his son Gerhard Jr. started working alongside of his dad where he sharpened his skills as a carpenter. Following the retirement of his father, Gerhard Jr. entered into a partnership with another local builder and eventually transitioned into his own operations with Brost Developments Inc. in 1995. Following in the family tradition and passion for home building, Gerhard’s two sons, Aaron and Tim, joined the business a few years later as they completed their education. In the year’s following Hilma, Gerhard’s wife, recognized her aptitude for design, and completed her Interior Design diploma and became an integral member of our team. In 2012, Gerhard’s daughter-in-law Sherry, joined the rest of the family at the business, adding her zeal for finance and management.
While our operations currently include 5 members of the Brost family, we consider all of our team as a family, with some individuals being with us for nearly 2 decades. We joke as many of our team members are often assumed to be a part of the Brost family after working with us for some time. They give the care and attention to our projects as if it were their own. If you want to get to know even more about us personally, check out our About Us page for staff bios.
We are not shy to say that we truly are a full-service team who serve a common goal of building homes of the highest quality and value while providing our customers with an unmatched experience along the way….and this is not just our opinion. Based on feedback from customers, trades and impartial judging of our house designs from CHBA members across our province, we have been awarded the Canadian Home Builders Association – Medicine Hat, Builder of the Year from 2014 to 2018 and Renovator of the Year in 2018.
Now that you have had a chance to get to know us a bit better, we look forward to meeting you and find out how we can build the perfect home for you. Building a home is likely the biggest investment you will ever make. Be sure to trust a builder who has been around the block a few times, and will be there for you long into the future. Give us the opportunity to show you our passion, wisdom and experience for YOUR next home.