Calgary Home Builder Returns a Favour to the Earth



    CALGARY, June 24 /CNW/ - Stepper Custom Homes Inc. - On July 23rd,
Stepper Custom Homes Inc. is partnering with Outland Reforestation to plant
approximately 4000 Lodgepole Pine trees in an effort to give back to the earth
the most valuable resource in their industry.
    "At Stepper Custom Homes, we value our customers and our ability to build
them homes of the highest quality and craftsmanship," says Dave Hooge, General
Manager of Stepper. "At the same time, we as individuals and as a company
value our environment and realize the large impact our industry has on it and
that it is our responsibility to replace these resources. Approximately
15 trees go into every home we build, by planting 4000 Lodgepole Pines, we are
replacing every tree we will use to build homes in 2008."
    The Lodgepole Pine trees will be planted on a site that was once a wooded
area just west of Sundre, AB. Through exploration this site was found to
contain natural gas. The trees on this site were harvested and used for wood
products such as 2X4's. Today, the well site has been shut down and reclaimed
to simulate its original state prior to extracting gas. This is the perfect
spot for this much needed resource to be planted in abundance.
    "We are very proud to be part of an industry that is changing the way we
do things to become friendlier to the environment. This is the only earth we
have and it is all of our responsibility to do what we can to improve it. Our
industry is making strides towards becoming more 'green' through programs like
Built Green, but for us, taking part in such programs is the least we can do,
we are taking it one step further," added Grant Lamarsh, Special Projects
Manager of Stepper. "Planting these trees is just the beginning for us, as we
are currently researching new and innovative eco-friendly products and systems
to incorporate into our building process."

    About Stepper Custom Homes Inc.

    Stepper Custom Homes Inc. is made up of passionate home builders that
have helped build Calgary for the past 50 years. We started in 1956 when Rudy
Stepper nailed his first nail in what would be a long lasting relationship
between passion and building, setting Stepper apart from other Calgary new
home builders. And after a half-century of hard work, quality homes, service
and success, our passion's still building. You can find our homes in the
following communities:

    Copperfield in Calgary
    Mahogany in Calgary (September 2008)
    The Summit of Montreux in Calgary
    Boulder Creek Estates in Langdon, Alberta
    Heritage Hills in Cochrane
    WestCreek in the town of Chestermere.

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For further information:

For further information: Stacey Wells, Marketing Director: Ph. (403)
250-1033 ext. 151, Fax (403) 250-1150 or via email at swells@stepperhomes.com,
www.stepperhomes.com

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