About Dueck Builders

Custom Design, Sustainable build, Relational process

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.

Dueck built the first privately built LEED certified house in Manitoba.

In 2016, Dueck Homes changed its name to Dueck Builders, remaining a family-owned and operated business with nephew Josh Friesen joining the company. Today Dueck Builders is still working out of the same Fort Garry neighbourhood but has moved toward the design build area of expertise.

Since 2006 we have built over 40 custom homes and completed numerous renovations and additions, all oriented as Eco-friendly, sustainable projects.

Custom Design

We believe that your home should be tailored to your needs, wants and budget. Your needs are unique. That’s why we create new plans for each client.

Dueck Builders plans and builds each house knowing that each part is related to every other part, and each is an integral part of the whole.

As a cost-plus contractor we provide accurate budgets and put finish selections into your hands.

Sustainable Build

All our new builds are registered with, tested, and rated by Efficiency MB.  Testing shows that our homes are on average 50% more energy efficient than a comparable new homes.

To ensure healthy indoor air quality we are careful to use products that contain fewer volatile organic compounds.

To help ensure reduce carbon footprint we have committed to using carbon reduced EcoPact concrete in our builds.

The carbon footprint of our homes is further reduced by the cold climate air source heat pumps that we install in our homes.

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.

Relational Process

Our unique team approach to the building journey, along with transparent billing, accurate updates, and exceptional customer focus, come together for a great homebuilding experience.

Dueck Builders is committed to fair billing 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.

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.