About Two Studs

What We Do and Who We Are


Two Studs Basement Developments was founded by two friends in Calgary, Alberta. We are dedicated to developing high-quality basements and any other home renovations you may need.  We are a licensed, registered and insured company with over 22 years of experience in the renovation industry. Two Studs is ready to take on any project.

At Two Studs, we focus on bringing 100% value to our clients. We provide outstanding service with high-quality work, competitive pricing and peace of mind during the development process. We anticipate that everyone's design needs are a little different and we will design your basement accordingly. We strive to make your vision a reality, while staying within your budget and timeline. We are dedicated to making sure all of our clients are satisfied with their renovation/development. 

our projects


We are so happy with our experience and feel so lucky to have found Richard (Two Studs)! Richard was the contractor for our basement renovation (finishing an unfinished basement) and if I had known how straightforward and stress-free the process would be, we would've contacted Two Studs and finished our basements years ago!

Right from the start, Richard made the whole renovation process easy, clear, predictable, and stress-free for us, all while delivering a high-quality product. Everyone I've talked to can't believe how perfect our project unfolded, which speaks to Richard's skills, project management, and crew/relationships.

Three things really stood out for us:

Richard's timing, amazing project management skills, and relationships with the trades professionals: Every single step in the process followed the original timeline that we were given. Having things be so predictable made the project a breeze from our perspective. There were obviously great relationships, trust, and communication behind-the-scenes with all of trades, since everyone simply showed up exactly when we were told to expect them!

The quality of the work. Even though our basement project was fairly basic (what we wanted - and what Richard delivered - was a fun and functional space for our family), Richard was committed to high-quality work and bringing in the best people. They were all very detail-oriented and did excellent work. We appreciate how seriously Richard took our project right from the start - spending time during the estimate to get to know our hopes for the space. This wasn't our experience with other estimators, who were quick to dismiss our project as being too small to take on.
Richard's communication and responsiveness. He was quick to share updates and respond to questions (not that we had many questions, given how clear the timeline was and how smoothly the process unfolded!).
Overall, we could not be happier with our renovation experience and the final product. We will definitely use Richard and Two Studs again and have already recommended him to friends!

-Vince Terstappen

"Two studs completed an amazing main floor reno of our 20-year-old home. New kitchen, flooring, paint, feature tiled wall, and laundry room.  Our main floor now resembles a show home! If you need a contractor for your home reno give Richard a call." - Troy B.

"We recently had the pleasure of working with Richard of Two Studs Basement Developments for a major overhaul and reimagining of our "trapped in the past" basement.

The entire experience - from initial meeting to completion - was excellent. Well planned and managed with clear, open, responsive communication throughout. It was a collaborative process where our preferences, design inputs, questions and concerns were heard and incorporated. Together as a team, we figured out how to best achieve the optimum outcome. All the trades on the project were highly skilled professionals who showed pride in their work. Courteous, on schedule, mindful of minimizing the impact of the construction process on our daily life as much as possible.

In an industry that seems fraught with stories of grandiose promises by contractors, inflated budgets, less-than-optimal experiences and disappointing end results, with Two Studs we experienced a highly professional team and a working relationship based on honesty, trust and mutual respect. And now we have an amazing, well constructed and beautiful basement to enjoy for years to come.

We highly recommend you make Two Studs your first call if you are considering home renovations of any type."
-The Matthews

"We spent a few years debating on getting our kitchen main floor renovated. After meeting a few contractors, we went with Two Studs. Richard was great and tried really hard to finish on time! He was super helpful and knowledgeable all around. We love our dream kitchen and his team of experts! Don't wait, just do it and you'll be happy with the results!" -Susan T

"We recently renovated our main floor with Two Studs Renovations and the experience was excellent. Richard is extremely attentive to detail and is truly committed to finishing the project on time and budget. He kept us informed of any changes in schedule and was always one step ahead to prevent any type of delays. His team was absolutely amazing, very professional and polite. Henrique was in charge of the kitchen design and he is a true artist, his work was impeccable and he always had a great smile and big disposition. We were also lucky to with with Wojciech and Francis for painting and mudding, they really did their best to accommodate our family that was living at home during the renovation. We were very pleased with the final results, we definitely recommend Two Studs Renovations for any type of home renovation" - Valentina P

"Just completed some home renovations with Two Studs and couldn't be happier with the results. The outfit is run by Richard who setup the simple contract with no surprises. All trades were very friendly, personable, and professional - from Aaron who did the new trim, Wojcjech who did the painting, and Pete for the flooring. Quality was excellent throughout. The team also showed some flexibility with some minor changes to the scope of work along the way. Also, I needed this done by a set end date, and Richard had it all done per what we had agreed. I would not hesitate to recommend Two Studs for your home renos!" - Alain Soucie

"Richard and his team did an amazing job on my “basement” renovation which is more like a small room. A lot of companies won’t take on a small project like this but Richard said it was no problem at all. From framing, insulation, fire rated drywall, HVAC repair, electrical, new closet and enclosing the furnace room, I now have an amazing usable space! Everyone on his team was very respectful and professional and Richard kept me informed every step of the way. I already have another project in mind for Two Studs!" - Sarah Clarke

"These guys were very professional, courteous, and polite. They ensured that I understood exactly what I was paying for and what they were doing. Prompt and quick, their quote was detailed, precise and was exactly how they quoted it....I would most definitely recommend this company for all your basement needs!" - Bob

"Very pleased with the work Richard and his crew did! They did an excellent job of converting my courtyard into a beautiful Den!! They were very professional and completed the Job right on schedule. I will highly recommend them for any home renovation job." - Andrew

"Richard and his team recently completed our basement renovation. Wow! The finished product is incredible! Every trade involved was extremely professional and often went above and beyond, by the end of the project it felt like we had old friends working in our home. Richard communicated every step of the way and all work was done according to schedule. We would highly recommend Two Studs for any renovation project." - Melissa

"Fantastic work! We got our basement developed with a custom aquarium & reptile wall. Beautiful job. Extremely happy with their work." - Marlina

"We have used Two Studs Basement Developments for three different jobs over the past five years and have been more than pleased with the results. They began with a full basement development from the blueprint stage all the way to it's fabulous completion. This was followed by demolition and rebuild on our back deck, which went from a 11' x 11' barely usable deck to a 11' x 25' amazing deck with underneath storage. Our last job was a complete kitchen renovation that included an island remodel, back splash removal and resurface, a hood fan install and granite install. We couldn't be more pleased with the projects Two Studs have completed on time and at the prices promised. I would recommend them for any job a perspective customer may have." - Marla

"Good guys to work for, very organized." - Dana

"I have been in new home construction for 37 years and have walked through some of their projects... I was amazed at the quality craftsmanship throughout. High standards and no shortcuts. Keep up the good work. Highly Recommended!
- Pete

"Two Studs Basements has finished numerous projects for friends and myself including two complete bare wall basement developments that turned out amazing. We have recommended their company to other friends and have had comments back with rave reviews. I highly recommend that you ask them out for an estimate on any size job and rest easy knowing the work they will do is top notch and very reasonably priced." - John

"Two Studs Basements made our basement development a breeze! They were fast, reliable and professional. They kept our best interests in mind and we appreciated the consistent communication throughout the renovation. In addition, we were very impressed with their selection of contractors who made our design ideas come to life. We would definitely recommend Two Studs to anyone seeking a high-quality renovation delivered by friendly couple of studs!" - Rya and Shane

"Excellent to work with! Very happy with the various renovations (closet, kitchen, custom cabinetry etc.) they have done throughout our home. Attention to detail and quick turn around time made everything run smoothly. Will use them again for future projects!" - Leah

Two Studs are ready to get started on your home project today