WHO WE ARE
DSR Developments is a Calgary owned and operated business, specializing in building, construction and renovation of residential and commercial spaces. We are extremely versatile in our work which helps to satiate our team’s appetite for new challenges. Our solid team of partners have been built on a mutual commitment to strong company values and ethics. We have a step-by-step process to help our clients through their project starting with a pre-construction consultation and ending with a beautiful transformation completed on time and on budget.
Our company is based on the belief that our customer’s needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. At DSR Developments, our goal is to make your experience positive and rewarding while making your visions and dreams a reality. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
To become the leader in renovations and boutique home building in Calgary and surrounding areas. Offering pristine services at consistently high standards in all aspects of quality, professionalism, ethics, reliability and integrity that will continuously set us apart in the renovation industry.
There are many homeowners that struggle with the renovation process and knowing the difference between a trustworthy contractor offering quality craftsmanship and a disreputable contractor offering poor workmanship. Unfortunately, many homeowners learn of poor workmanship and disreputable contractors the hard way, but this does not have to be the case. Through our mission, we want to change our client’s perspective by educating them about the renovation process and value of our services. It has always been our aim to transform our clients lives by improving their standard of living and lifestyle within their own homes, leaving each homeowner completely satisfied with an outstanding experience.
Our mission is to establish long lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through each stage of the renovation process. It is also very important to us that we educate our clients with the proper knowledge and practices of every step we take to ensure they understand the value we provide. DSR Developments pursues excellence through dedication, integrity, experience and disciplined employees with an ongoing passion to deliver quality, timely and on budget projects.
DSR DEVELOPMENTS OWNERS
Born and raised in Calgary, Dallas grew up with tools in his hands building things as early as he can remember. He always has had a passion for creating things and at age 14 he started to build custom furniture. Although he enjoyed it very much at the time, he wanted to keep it as his hobby. He then set out into another passion of his which is golf. After graduating from Olds College with a diploma in Horticulture, he spent a number of years working at high end golf courses in Calgary and surrounding areas. He decided it was time to return to what he was truly meant to do. Starting as a custom furniture building business in 2003, DSR Woodworks Inc. was directed to a very niche market. Building something from nothing was an amazing feeling for him, so in 2004 he expanded into renovations. In 2011, he began operating the company on a grander scale as DSR Developments. This allowed him and his team to help more people make their visions a reality by transforming a house into their clients dream home using his gift of craftsmanship and service. In Dallas’s limited spare time he makes his beautiful family a priority, he has a passion for the game of golf, loves riding Harley’s, and enjoys volunteering in the community.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Maria Ritz, Business Operations and Design Manager, has over 13 years of experience in the construction services industry. Maria had an integral part in managing a HVAC company for over 10 years working for many homebuilders throughout Calgary. Maria was submerged in design from a very young age growing up with a mother in the design industry. Maria’s background in construction and design has brought great value to DSR Developments, working with clients helping turn their visions into reality. Maria believes the renovation experience should be personalized and as stress free as possible. She is there for each and every client from beginning to end to help and educate. Maria has been recognized numerous times throughout her career for outstanding customer service and design expertise. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her two young children, dabbling in the culinary world with her husband, baking, golfing and volunteering.
DSR was founded by Dallas Ritz in 2003. Maria Ritz joined the company in 2011 and has helped take DSR to the next level. The business remains family owned and operated, committed to their clients and quality craftsmanship. Dallas shares his personal journey to DSR Developments here.
“I grew up in Okotoks and Calgary in an average household. As a very young boy, in my crib I slept with a Fisher Price hammer. It was part of a small tool set and work bench given to me by my parents. This hammer had to be with me every time I went to bed. For years, I took the care to make sure it was properly placed when I made my bed in the morning and again that it was just right as I fell asleep each night.
At Age 3, I was given a set of real tools; a hammer, a saw which my dad cut down so I could handle it better, and a red metal tool box of my very own. Many parents cringe at the thought of their 3 year old playing with real tools. Fortunately, mine did not. I spent hours watching construction sites in my neighborhood, watching every move the workers made. It was not clear to me at the time that I had been born with an incredible gift. The ability to take things I saw and create them with my own hands using whatever limited tools I had.
The gift increased rapidly as I had my first table saw at age 14, with a small woodshop set up in the basement of my mom’s condo. I would build highly skilled pieces of custom furniture for my mom, nana, other family members and their friends. At age 15, in high school shop class I taught more to my teacher and other students than my teacher taught us. One of my many achievements throughout high school was winning a carpentry competition at SAIT. I went on to College and University, working in other industries and aspects of life. In 2003, the universe brought me back to my true love and passion in life. Helping people by using my gift to transform their house into their dream home.”
– Dallas Ritz, Owner of DSR Developments