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Gecko Projects | Our Process

Residential Garage Building Specialists



Gecko Projects | Services | Our Process

Residential Garage Building Specialists

Our Process

1. Discuss Design, Confirm Pricing, and Sign Contract

There are a variety of factors to consider when building a garage. This includes everything from city by-laws, location on your lot, landscaping, and architectural design. We’ll combine our expertise with your requirements to design and build the best garage possible. We’ll go through all options, and provide a price for the entire project. There will be a detailed contract signed by both parties so you know exactly how much it is going to cost you, what you’re going to get, and when it will be built.

concrete pad for garage
Garage permits and approvals

2. Garage Permit/Approvals

Avoid the hassle, we’ll obtain all necessary permits required to build your garage. Before we break ground we’ll have all permits in place. As required all electrical and gas install permits are handled by us as well.

2. Garage Permit/Approvals

Avoid the hassle, we’ll obtain all necessary permits required to build your garage. Before we break ground we’ll have all permits in place. As required all electrical and gas install permits are handled by us as well.

Garage permits and approvals

3. Survey and Prep

The concrete pad for the garage will first be surveyed and prepped as determined by the contract and building permit. We can place all types of garage foundations; ranging from your standard slab on grade, engineered foundations, or full frost wall foundations (footings below the frost line).

Garage site survey and preparation
Garage concrete pad pour and finish

4. Pour/Finish Concrete

Pads will be professionally poured a minimum of 4” thick and have a slope of 1 inch for every 10 feet, for drainage. Most of our pads will have control joints to reduce surface tension (risk of cracking and/or spread of potential cracks). Aprons will have control joints and are broom finished. If you have a special request, just let us know; I’m sure we can accommodate!

4. Pour/Finish Concrete

Pads will be professionally poured a minimum of 4” thick and have a slope of 1 inch for every 10 feet, for drainage. Most of our pads will have control joints to reduce surface tension (risk of cracking and/or spread of potential cracks). Aprons will have control joints and are broom finished. If you have a special request, just let us know; I’m sure we can accommodate!

Garage concrete pad pour and finish

5. Framing

Gecko Projects uses premium lumber to frame every garage. All walls are built on-site allowing us to build any custom design you require. We use engineered trusses and can accommodate any roof style/slope request. More often than not, if we begin framing you can expect to see a fully framed garage before the days end.

Garage framing
Garage windows and doors

6. Install Windows and Entry Door

Gecko Projects uses the best windows and doors of any garage builder. Again, we can order any custom size window/door you require, whether it is a window with grills or a patio door for your garage. Our standard size windows are 48”x 36” vinyl picture or slider windows. Unlike many other garage builders, our windows have jamb extensions to better prepare your garage for future finishing. Our standard entry doors have full return maintenance-free metal cladding, nailing fin, and high-security striker plates giving you a clean, strong, and secure entry door.

6. Install Windows and Entry Door

Gecko Projects uses the best windows and doors of any garage builder. Again, we can order any custom size window/door you require, whether it is a window with grills or a patio door for your garage. Our standard size windows are 48”x 36” vinyl picture or slider windows. Unlike many other garage builders, our windows have jamb extensions to better prepare your garage for future finishing. Our standard entry doors have full return maintenance-free metal cladding, nailing fin, and high-security striker plates giving you a clean, strong, and secure entry door.

Garage windows and doors

7. Roof Felt and Shingle

The style and colour of shingles installed on your garage will be chosen to best match your home and/or your requirements. Every roof will have synthetic underlay over the entire roof before we shingle and the eave will have a double layer of shingles to better protect perimeter.

Garage roofing
Garage weather wrapping

8. Paper Walls

Every garage is wrapped with Tyvek home wrap. The Tyvek acts like a windbreaker and is wrapped over the sheathing and under the exterior siding: cut out around windows and doors and taped securely at the seams. This provides resistance to wind infiltration, water intrusion and makes for a more comfortable, energy-efficient garage.

8. Paper Walls

Every garage is wrapped with Tyvek home wrap. The Tyvek acts like a windbreaker and is wrapped over the sheathing and under the exterior siding: cut out around windows and doors and taped securely at the seams. This provides resistance to wind infiltration, water intrusion and makes for a more comfortable, energy-efficient garage.

Garage weather wrapping

9. Siding Soffit, Fascia, and Troughing

We have access to all of Calgary’s commercial building product suppliers. All finishing materials will match the colour and profile of the material installed on your home or any other colour you choose. Troughing will be made and installed on site so there are no joints or leaks.

soffit and siding for garage
garage overhead door

10. Over Head Door

Gecko Projects uses 2" steel insulated overhead garage doors. Overhead doors are available in a variety of sizes pending your requirements. We also use top-of-the-line belt drive openers that come equipped with MyQ so it can be linked with your home's Wi-Fi and other ‘smart devices. Standard install includes 2 remotes and you are guaranteed a quiet and smooth operating overhead door.

10. Over Head Door

Gecko Projects uses 2" steel insulated overhead garage doors. Overhead doors are available in a variety of sizes pending your requirements. We also use top-of-the-line belt drive openers that come equipped with MyQ so it can be linked with your home's Wi-Fi and other ‘smart devices. Standard install includes 2 remotes and you are guaranteed a quiet and smooth operating overhead door.

garage overhead door

11. Utilities

Our basic electrical package includes a 40 amp service with an 8-16 subpanel installed in the garage, and any combination of interior and exterior lights and plugs you require. We’ll design it with you and build it exactly how you want it. We also offer an upgraded 60 amp service and can have Natural Gas brought out to your garage giving you the option to heat during our cold winter months.


garage construction utilities
garage final inspection

12. Inspection

The project is not done until all necessary building, electrical, and gas inspections have been completed by the municipality. Once all the permits are closed, the garage will be yours to use!

12. Inspection

The project is not done until all necessary building, electrical, and gas inspections have been completed by the municipality. Once all the permits are closed, the garage will be yours to use!

garage final inspection

13. Enjoy!

Get some of that gear out of the basement so you can move around down there. Set up your workshop. Clean out the garden shed (maybe get rid of it altogether), and most importantly get those cars in there so you have a warm ‘snow-free’ car in the morning when you’re off to work.


However you plan to use your garage, we guarantee you’ll be happy you built it!

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What our customers have to say:

Andrew - Google Review

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"...When the job started, things moved quickly. I was impressed with all the crew members that worked on my garage. The concrete crew was very detailed and took their time to ensure everything was done properly.

The overall garage quality is fantastic. Inspectors, friends, and family members have all noted that the quality of the garage is "above and beyond" what you would expect. I would highly recommend Gecko Projects to anyone looking to have a garage built.


* I received my quote in 2020; when wood prices skyrocketed in 2021, Derrick sent an email stating that he would still honour the 2020 quotes. I believe this illustrates that Derrick is also an honourable business person, which should not be taken for granted."

Andrew - Calgary, Alberta

Lorretta C -Google Review

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"After receiving three quotes for my 20x20 garage build, I decided to go with Gecko Projects. Derrick was punctual, thorough, and answered all my questions. Once the build started, Derrick and his team were professional, respectful, and worked well together. The garage was built on an existing pad and the project required moving a portion of a fence. The work was completed on time, and the site was left clean. I am very happy with the finished project. It was a great experience, and I would not hesitate to recommend Gecko Projects."

Lorretta C - Calgary, Alberta

Jenna Gutierrez - Google Review

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"Gecko Projects was recommended to me by my cousin who also had a garage built with them last year. I can't say enough good things about Derrick and the entire crew. Derrick was in contact with me throughout the whole process and was very quick to respond to my multiple questions. My initial request was a two car garage but when Derrick came by for the initial inspection I had mentioned I wanted to close off my yard with a fence and gate. Derrick provided me with specs right away and the full details of the project and made the whole process so quick and easy. When it came time to build I couldn't believe the professionalism of him and his entire crew, not to mention how quick they worked on everything - these guys certainly know what they're doing. The fence and gates that were built from scratch were done with such expertise as well, I'm so glad I went with Gecko for this project."

Jenna Gutierrez - Calgary, Alberta

Bruce McRae - Google Review

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"From start to finish this was a 5-star experience. Derrick and his crew of workers were very professional, helpful, honest and hard working. Couldn't be happier with my finished garage!"

Bruce McRae - Calgary, Alberta

Jamie - Google Review

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"We couldn’t be more pleased with our garage construction from start to finish.


Derrick is both professional and personable, keeping us informed at every step of the construction process. There were no surprises through the build, even with the supply chain issues the current situation posed. He provided a fair estimate, and delivered a quality product, on time and at the quoted price. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a more stress-free project.


He has a great crew, courteous and friendly, always showed up on time, and did excellent work.


I can’t recommend them enough. If you want a quality garage built at a fair price, Gecko is your go-to contractor."

Jamie - Calgary, Alberta

Scott Bulmer - Google Review

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"We unfortunately had to tear down our garage due to another company’s shoddy workmanship, built before we purchased our house. It was beyond repair and after having several garage builders assess the situation, and getting three different quotes, we decided to go with Gecko Projects. Gecko was highly rated and came in substantially cheaper than the other quotes, including demolition. Derrick and crew made quick work of the project. Demolition was done in a single day. The concrete was poured and finished perfectly, and they even brushed the curb wall. It was amazing to watch the crew put the garage up so quickly. Framing, siding, roofing, electrical and OH door was done in three days. The attention to detail was great, and Derrick kept us informed with each phase of the build. The crew worked like a well oiled machine, and we are very happy with our new garage. I highly recommend Gecko Projects if you have a garage project!"

Scott Bulmer - Calgary, Alberta

Danya Kaminer - Google Review

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"Our experience with Derrick, his crews and Gecko Projects was second to none. We had an oversized double garage built and it is a thing of beauty! Derrick uses only the best materials and very well-trained staff and we are delighted to report that the journey through this process was professional, transparent and seamless.

We will recommend this company time and time again!"

Danya Kaminer

We're not putting on airs - our work is guaranteed to satisfy.

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