Albi Homes

Albi Homes

February 25, 2011 21:30 ET

Albi Homes Officially Opens 'The Galleria'

Founder Honoured through Launch of Endowment Fund

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2011) - ALBI Homes Ltd. has officially inaugurated its design studio, The Galleria, which features close to 5,000 square feet of premium quality products and interior finishes in a luxurious world-class environment. The Galleria embodies the 'timeless elegance' that ALBI Homes is known for while offering the latest design-forward products by a team of industry professionals unique to ALBI.

The evening featured an exclusive cooking demonstration in the Tuscan-inspired gourmet "cucina" (kitchen) with celebrity Chef David Rocco of Food Network Canada and TLN. Chef Rocco was assisted by the Three Italian Mammas (Caterina Caracciolo, Vittoria Cioffi and Maria Giannatelli) from Mercato's Gourmet Cultura, a presenting sponsor of the event.

"Chef Rocco was a highlight of the Galleria grand opening," said Allan Klassen, President and Managing Partner of ALBI Homes. "His enthusiasm, commitment to high quality, and his brilliant presentation mirrors ALBI's home-building philosophy."

The private event also was the forum to announce the creation of the Tom Mauro Endowment Fund in support of SAIT Polytechnic students, a surprise to ALBI Homes Founder and Co-Chair, Tom Mauro. "I had no idea about the development of the endowment fund," said Mr. Mauro. "Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about carpentry and Italian food. Tonight was a celebration of both of my passions with the added honor of the endowment fund."

All proceeds raised at the event, through donations and live auction items, will be allocated to the endowment fund.

"The Galleria will be inspiring and, at the same time, will simplify the experience for our customers," said Mr. Klassen. "We continue to strive towards delivering world-class products and services for each and every homeowner, and this venue allows us to do just that."

About ALBI Homes

Founded in 1982 by Tom Mauro, Albi Homes Ltd. is one of Calgary's premier homebuilders specializing in luxury lifestyle living. Albi Homes currently builds in six of Calgary's finest newer communities - Aspen Hills, Auburn Bay, Cranston Estates, Cranston Exclusives, Estates of Elgin Village in McKenzie Towne, The Terraces of Springbank Hill, and Tuscany Hillside Estates. The company is also proudly building in various inner-city communities.

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