Framing & Foundations
We have successfully been specializing in framing and foundations for five years. We take pride in all aspects of our work, especially framing and foundations. This is the bones of your home and what holds your home together and allows it to last a lifetime.
It is one of the first and most important steps to building a home.
If you are not looking to hire Lopes Construction as a General Contractor, we also offer Subcontracting for the framing and foundation.
We believe everyone deserves a safe home and our goal is to make sure your home starts with quality, no corners being cut and no materials wasted.
Request a quote by emailing us your plans and deadline and we will do our best to meet those needs.
Custom Home Builders
If you have read our Bio, you know how passionate we are about building quality homes. A home is not the same as a house. A home is a place where you create happy memories, it’s part of your retirement plan, it’s a place you’re excited to come to at the end of the day.
In a generation where houses are being mass-produced, it’s the details that get lost and it’s those details that make a house, a home.
Lopes Construction provides quality homes, so you can worry less about the future and enjoy the moment.
Our contracts are different with every customer, as everyone has a unique situation and budget. You don’t have to worry about your abilities in choosing materials, Andrew and I will guide you through every tiny detail and customize the process to make you more excited and less intimidated about building your forever home.
Like we mention in our bio, we offer 24-hour service and not just a limited time warranty.
We believe in our homes and will always be there to answer any questions and concerns even after your home is complete.
We are absolutely-not the most economical builder and we pride ourselves on that. We are proud that we can provide home-owners with quality and service and it’s not something that is ever negotiable with us. You really do get what you pay for.
If you're interested in more details please feel free to email us with any questions.
We are Andrew and Danielle Lopes. We are the product of two very hard working, blue collar families, whose motivation and drive comes from watching our parents build successful businesses to provide the best they could for their children.
Andrews dad is one of Winnipeg’s best builders, Prego Builders. Andrew has been on job sites since he was a kid, while I, Danielle, first started decorating and re-designing my sisters’ and friends’ bedrooms around the age of 10 – I guess you could say, home building and design is in our blood!
Andrew thrived on learning everything his dad was willing to teach him. Being around his uncle Joe’s machines, Lopes Excavations, he grew a love for machinery, let’s be honest, what teenager wouldn’t.
Andrew worked with his Uncle for four years doing excavation and decided he wanted to learn everything he could about concrete as well, so for a couple of years he worked at Novelle Construction.
At the ripe young ages of 19 and 21, we decided to build our first home together. In the process, we discovered our love for custom home building and working together as a team.
At the time, I was working for S & J Construction, learning all that I could about accounting, while Andrew was working with Prego Builders.
Two years later, we got married and built our second home. Our passion for building grew even stronger. I would come up with a floor plan and take care of the design aspects and Andrew would manage the build alongside his dad. At this time, I was working at Kens Carpets, learning everything I could about flooring and Home Decor.
At the age of 23, I took a decorating course at Red River College and we had our first born, Natalia, our biggest joy. She taught us so much about life and how powerful love is.
Three years later, we had our second bundle of joy, Olivia, built our third home together and started Lopes Construction Ltd.
We put our heart and soul into this third home as it was the last personal home we were going to build.
Lopes Construction has successfully been focusing on framing and foundations for the last five years. As time went on, we realized how much we missed building homes. Not only is it our passion, it also brings our family closer together.
Lopes Construction is now looking forward to starting our new adventure, building homes, because in the end, that’s exactly what we have been setting ourselves up to do all along without even realizing it. With our combined knowledge and experience we can’t wait to fuel our passion for custom home builds and see what this next chapter has in store for our family.
Why choose Lopes Construction?
At Lopes Construction, we understand how stressful building a home can be, so we will try our best to make you love the building process as much as we do. We will build you a quality custom home that fits your families’ needs.
No, we are not the most economical builder out there, but we will do everything we can to ensure you get a quality home that meets your budget.
“The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory”
Because we are a small company, we offer 24-hour service during the building and design process. When you hire Lopes Construction, you become part of the family.
We guarantee quality and we stand behind our home and not just until the warranty is up. We know that our product will last a lifetime and we will be there for you even after you have moved into your new home. What we offer is peace of mind!
Why didn’t you take over Prego Builders, you ask?
Andrew admires how his family came from a poor island in the Azores, Portugal, without a penny in their pockets. What they did have, was some of the BIGGEST hands I have ever seen and they were ready to work hard for their family.
Watching them work so hard to build successful businesses can have quite a big impact on a child, and that’s what we’d like to teach our kids. Life isn't easy and it takes hard work and passion to build success in all aspects of life, not just business.
We had hired Andrew and his team at Lopes Construction to look after all foundation work, framing and the install of windows and doors at our custom home build. We had an extremely positive and rewarding experience with Andrew and his guys throughout the whole process. The communication throughout the project was awesome. We were always kept in the loop regarding schedule, weather delays (which they would work around and work longer days when needed) and also changes on the fly. During the build, there were times where a new solution can be found to make things better, stronger or more cost effective and Andrew was very open to this at all times. Andrew worked hand in hand for us with other contractors, inspectors and was a great GC to have on site while his work was being performed. There were some small tasks outside of his scope of work that he also looked after to keep the process of the build moving on time and efficiently. I would personally highly recommend Andrew and Lopes Construction as a qualified, professional and hard working business that has helped us greatly in our custom home build project. Their reliability and trustworthiness can be counted on
Construction to look after all foundation work, framing and the install of windows and doors at our custom home build. We had an extremely positive and rewarding experience with Andrew and his guys throughout the whole process. The communication throughout the project was awesome. We were always kept in the loop regarding schedule, weather delays (which they would work around and work longer days when needed) and also changes on the fly. During the build, there were times where a new solution can be found to make things better, stronger or more cost effective and Andrew was very open to this at all times. Andrew worked hand in hand for us with other contractors, inspectors and was a great GC to have on site while his work was being performed. There were some small tasks outside of his scope of work that he also looked after to keep the process of the build moving on time and efficiently. I would personally highly recommend Andrew and Lopes Construction as a qualified, professional and hard working business that has helped us greatly in our custom home build project. Their reliability and trustworthiness can be counted on
Andrew and his crew built our dream home in Lockport MB! They did it exactly as planned, in the perfect timeline. Andrews experience in the trade helped out immensely when it came to layout and difficult decisions that we struggled with. From day 1 when we first sent them the plans they came back with a quote (which was a very attractive number) in a timely manner. It took a couple days, when other companys leave you hanging for weeks just to get the quote. Everything after that was successful, they were very punctual, on site every morning first thing and on site every day they said they would be.
We highly recommend Lopes construction to build your home or any other project you have in mind!
Andrew and his team renovated our basement including an awesome climbing wall for our son. We like their attention to detail, quality work and their communication to us along the way.
For any inquiries, questions or recommendations, please call: 204-782-0794 or fill out the following form.
3380 Raleigh St
East St.Paul, MB R2E 1B9
Andrew (Quotes) :204.782.0794
Danielle (Accounting) : 204.997.3380
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We recently had Lopes Construction frame a new garage at our home. Andrew and his team were professional and very responsive. They were easy to get a hold of and quickly answered the numerous questions we had. Additionally, Lopes was able to accommodate changes in construction schedule(delays in foundation work due to weather) and put in extra time to bring the schedule back on track which we are very appreciative of. The quality of the work is fantastic and passed inspection with flying colours. We will certainly use Lopes Construction for any future construction or renovation at our home, and are confident recommending them to friends and family
Andrew and his team recently finished constructing an addition onto our existing house. The finished product is beyond what we were expecting and are extremely happy we chose to go with Lopes Construction to build our project. We have dealt with multiple contractors in the past, and Andrew Lopes was a breath of fresh air to say the least. When he says he will do something, he does. Our project had a lot of work in our current house in order to tie into the addition (which required us to be home to let someone in), so his punctuality was very much appreciated. He is also a great problem solver. Early on in the planning phase of our project, we were hitting a road block trying to find someone who could fit through a 5’ passage to drill our piled foundation. Andrew tracked down a machine that could get the job done after multiple others said it wasn’t possible. Andrew also made little suggestions along the way which turned out to be huge improvements from our original architectural drawings. Andrews communication was above and beyond what we would have expected. He kept us updated on the progress and time line of our project on a daily basis. He and his teammates took the time to explain some of the construction process to me when I was curious, and didn’t make me feel dumb when I asked basic questions. He also treated our two young daughters like his own - waving and smiling to them as they watched his team work in our backyard. Andrew is a perfectionist - if he didn’t like how something turned out (something we didn’t even notice), he would come in on his weekend to make things right. I truly believe Andrew builds as if each job was his own house and does not rest until it is perfect. He doesn’t cut corners and he uses quality material in each aspect of the build. If it’s not great, its not done properly. They are also very trustworthy. There were a few instances where we chose to upgrade something from the original contract or add something else on. We felt the pricing was fair and never felt ripped off. I cannot speak highly enough of Andrew and his company. They were a pleasure to work with and I will continue to refer him to friends and family. We are delighted with the finished product and will enjoy it for years to come!