Sandhu Developments Inc. has built a reputation of being a leading developer – one that has created a legacy of crafting valued communities that families can be proud to call home. President Karampaul Sandhu discusses the company’s current construction projects as well as what helps keep Sandhu Developments Inc. going strong.
When you look at the upcoming 24-storey D Condo project, it becomes clear that the vision of the development was to create a residence that exudes serenity, comfort, and luxury. When you speak with Sandhu Developments Inc. President Karampaul Sandhu, that vision becomes even clearer. From his words and tone, it is evident that he has a passion for creating and developing the best possible high-end living options for the people of Winnipeg. “We want to work with our neighbours and city planners to ensure we produce the best possible project. Aesthetics and a strong return for our investors are extremely important to us and we base our core values on integrity and quality to build communities that are assets to our neighbourhoods,” he explains. Founded in 2010, Sandhu Developments was formed by Karampaul Sandhu and Mike Patel to capitalize on the growing multi-family/condo markets in the city. Today, Sandhu says his goal is to naturally make successful investments, and visions a broader role in revitalizing the city, and acting as an example for future investors. With Winnipeg’s population experiencing steady growth each year in the past five years, the challenge to develop housing solutions is a priority in communities across the city. Sandhu Developments has accepted this challenge, and has stepped up to provide a solution as an industry leader. They are on a journey to the forefront of the residential building industry. Karampaul believes quality homes are the heart of strong communities that improve overall quality of life and meets the needs of today, without sacrificing the needs of future generations. “With each project we try to use the highest possible standards in quality and convenience, creating projects that are functional and that incorporate the latest design features,” says Sandhu. “Our projects are in great locations and have the amenities that everyone desires.”
ASSETS IN PLACE
The team at Sandhu Developments consists of a close-knit group of highly qualified professionals that all contribute to the success of the firm. Karampaul understands the importance of choosing the right people to be part of their team and working hard to retain their employees for years to come. “We always want our staff to have the same enthusiasm for what we do and the same energy and drive. We feel that is important because that translates directly to our clients. We are always looking for people with drive and energy and if they don’t have the particular experience, we can teach them,” Sandhu states. The energy, passion and enthusiasm the team at Sandhu possess for building homes translates into high quality customer service for their clients. One major key component the Sandhu team focuses on is taking the time to really listen to their clients. Clients want a company who understands their needs and wants, asks the right questions, understands a buyer’s style and most importantly, is responsive and considerate throughout the entire experience. With keeping these important factors in mind, the Sandhu team creates strong rapport with their clients and has maintained lasting relationships with families throughout the city. Building meaningful relationships is also important to Sandhu when it comes to their trades and sub-contractors – that’s the only way to ensure consistent quality and efficiency. “It’s all about building relationships with our sub trades. We always say in our company that the project comes first and we have worked with a great group of companies that ensure our projects are done to the highest possible standard,” he says. For Sandhu, customer service boils down to this: giving clients peace of mind. Building a home is a long process involving a number of people, and Sandhu is realistic about the process. They will never mislead you about what you are getting, and it’s this transparency and honesty that customers appreciate.
Sandhu recognizes that their achievements would not have been possible without the support of their community so he takes great pride in giving back for causes close to home. That’s why the Sandhu team gives back to their city and gets involved in various events and charities on a yearly basis. Their philosophy of giving back to the community is reflected with their partnership with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ to address long-term social and economic costs of homelessness. Karampaul participated in the CEO Sleepout, which employs employment programs for the homeless and generated donations over $200,000 for the cause.
BUILDING WINNIPEG’S TOMORROW
Growth is a very important aspect of creating a successful business, and accordingly, Sandhu Developments has engaged in several outstanding community projects across Winnipeg in recent years. “We are always looking to start something new, we don’t want to replicate projects all over the city,” he states. “We see what the market is in that particular location and try to fill the market demand. There are always assets of high design and merging innovation with new technology, sustainability, and function. Our projects are not just about the best location, they’re about living in a beautiful home with modern design and incredible layouts,” says Sandhu.
The Bag Factory Lofts development in the revitalized west Exchange District, is an adaptive reuse of an existing warehouse structure originally built in the 19th century. The six storey concrete and steel warehouse will give occupants an industrial charm to the 88 rental units with vast open spaces, exposed building materials, large windows, and grand ceilings. Bag Factory Lofts reconnects residents with a natural setting in an urban location that is within close proximity to Red River College, catering to the modern lifestyle.
The Stables on Adelaide is an adaptive reuse project of an existing warehouse offering modern living in a classic warehouse setting. Described as industrial chic, Stables on Adelaide will encompass 5 storeys and will include 51 new rental units situated within a range of neighbourhood amenities. With concrete floors, exposed ducting and piping, and brick details, the Stables on Adelaide captures the modern, contemporary atmosphere that tranquilly expresses its classical and historic character and resonates with the feel of the revitalized downtown.
Another project with distinctive flair is the 373 River Avenue project, located in the Osborne Village neighbourhood. This urban infill project brings some much needed housing options for those who enjoy the area’s unique character, family friendly atmosphere and accessible transit options. This 30 unit project will showcase superb architecture and design and connects the community with the thriving neighbourhoods around it.
The 24-storey D Condo sits in a prime location along the banks of the Assiniboine River, where its scale will make it a major addition to the area. Situated just minutes from Winnipeg’s downtown business district, D Condo offers the convenience and vibrancy of urban living with all the character and charm this community has to offer. With proximity to the city’s major cultural attractions, major highways, existing retail and fashionable restaurants, D Condo is expected to be a real feather in Sandhu Development’s cap and will feature spacious floor plans that include luxurious modern designs. The suites will range in size from 713 to 1,516 square feet with a price range from $363,900 to 750,000. Suite types range from two bedroom and three bedroom suite layouts that can include a den. Amenities include an outdoor terrace, fireside lounge, private dining rooms, as well as a workout center. “D Condo is our flagship project. This luxury condo project offers a walkable community that truly is a neighbourhood within itself,” says Sandhu. As with all of its projects, D Condo is a true showcasing of the commitment and high craftsmanship that is always demonstrated by Sandhu Developments.
NEVER STOP MOVING
Sandhu Developments shows no sign of stopping. With various projects underway and in the pipeline, the company has lots of work ahead of them. As Sandhu Developments progresses, they are devoted to continually expanding in every area of the company. From project development to customer satisfaction, Sandhu aims to reach new levels of distinction within the Winnipeg market. The drive to be better motivates the firm to not only build a home client’s love, but to maintain the reputation that will keep home buyers returning for years to come. With the Winnipeg market being one of the most progressive in Canada in recent years, Sandhu Developments has been both a contributor and benefactor of this trend. Moving forward, Sandhu says the company will continue to pursue improvements aligned with their key beliefs. He anticipates this will lead to additional positive results and will strengthen the position of the firm as the developer of choice. “We’re building a total 169 rental units in the West Exchange and Osborne neighbourhoods of Winnipeg ranging from warehouse conversions to new apartment rental projects. Currently we are working on six different projects and have completed three with $80 million in projects that have been completed or are in development,” he says. “We are looking at more mixed used commercial and residential projects and are changing our focus to luxury apartment rentals and mixed used towers in the downtown Winnipeg area.” From functional design work, to their dedication to the best in workmanship, Sandhu Developments has united its expertise and knowledge in home building in establishing not only an industry leading residential building organization that serves the Winnipeg marketplace, but also a well-recognized community developer that is truly devoted to offering only the best in modern home design. With such a strong message being conveyed from the very top, it’s not surprising that Sandhu Developments has achieved such great success throughout its lifetime, and it’s no wonder that their business is continuing to flourish and advance at remarkable speeds.