About Dueck Builders

Energy Efficient Custom Home Builders

Dueck Builders had its beginnings as Dueck Homes. Cal Dueck began building custom homes in 2006 in his neighbourhood of Fort Garry. Cal started with a hands-on approach, doing all the framing, concrete, and finishing in the green homes he built. As would be expected, his commitment to quality and fairness caught on. Today Dueck Builders is still working out of the same Fort Garry neighbourhood, but has moved toward the design build area of expertise.

Energy efficient homes and sustainable building practices continue to be at the forefront of what Dueck Builders brings to the table. Dueck Homes created the first privately-built LEED certified house in Manitoba, and Cal contributed to various Green building boards. Dueck Builders continues to invest in pushing the envelope for responsible building. Whether it is ICF houses or double-wall builds, we aim to achieve Passive House air exchange requirements to ensure healthy indoor air quality. Dueck’s vast experience designing and building sustainable custom homes results in stringent quality levels.

In 2016, Dueck Homes changed its name to Dueck Builders, remaining a family-owned and operated business with nephew Josh Friesen joining the company. Dueck Builders is committed to making a fair wage and ensuring fair payment to sub-trades. We believe win-win situations are the only way to conduct business. We value our family time—evenings and weekends are reserved for families, if possible. At the same time, we’re committed to accommodating the needs of our clients in whatever form that may be required.

Our custom build process is formed around controlling budgets with respect to quality. As a cost-plus contractor we provide accurate budgets and put finish selections into your hands. We work with integrity and bill with transparency. Our invoices list exactly what we are paying for and what percentage we’re making.

We look forward to getting a chance to demonstrate what we can do for you!


Cal Dueck

Cal grew up on a farm in the Arborg area. As a farmer he learned to build, maintain, and repair anything and everything. These skills kept him employed while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics and Philosophy, a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, and a Doctor of Philosophy. As a Ph.D. candidate, he taught classes in the University of Manitoba University 1 program. He is now applying his research skills to the science of sustainable eco-friendly building. Cal has been involved in many community organizations and school committees. He has been active in efforts to preserve wild urban green space. Cal’s wife is a teacher, and their two sons are currently inUniversity. Cal enjoys reading, traveling, and meeting people.


Josh Friesen

Josh is a husband to one and a father to two boys and one girl. He enjoys music of many kinds, plays a bit of guitar (mostly bass in a local metal band) and piano. He’s a big-time Jets fan and loves to be around people. Josh achieved his Red Seal in Carpentry in 2015, and won the Level 4 Manitoba Skills Competition at Red River College. Since then he has taken several project management courses and SoftPlan intensive training sessions.