Our Story

The Accidental Franchise

Founded in British Columbia, Canada in 2007, by Blair McDaniel, privately-owned Alair Homes™ spread its wings into the franchising world in 2012. As a custom home builder serving a very discerning client base, Blair faced the challenge of sustainably scaling his business, without diluting the characteristics that had driven his success in the early years. After trying a few different approaches, he formed a unique partnership agreement with another builder. With a high level of alignment in their mission, values, and goals, they consolidated their teams and collaborated closely on refining their systems and processes. The outcome was the same foundation all of our projects run on today, Client Control™. In looking to replicate this, they realized they were effectively running a franchise model, thus the Alairlegacy began.

Today, Alair Homes has the largest footprint of any premium custom home building and large-scale renovation/remodeling brand in the world. The core purpose of Alair is to bring together the leading custom builders and remodelers across North America under one team and one vision. The result is a platform that allows our partners to collaboratively build the highest reward, lowest risk, and most valuable construction companies in the world without sacrificing autonomy or equity.