After completing his drafting program at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta with a near-perfect grade point average, Gordon Skene embarked on his career as an apprentice homebuilder in Lloydminster. He soon began his own company, Creative Designs, and specialized in the design and construction of custom homes. A Creative Designs home was distinct for its timeless style which also complemented the neighbourhood and landscape surrounding it.
Darrik Reiber joined the organization as a partner in 1991 and the company continued to grow as they expanded into commercial construction, neighbourhood planning, and multi-home developments. The families of Creative Designs purchased their first home in the Okanagan in 1997 as a holiday retreat. A passion for the lifestyle and beauty of the area soon lead to construction opportunities in the Okanagan Valley.
The company has continued to build exceptional homes and multi-family developments which have enhanced the communities they are in.