Meet the Falkers
Officially, we’re Falkbuilt, but you can call us Falkers.
Why we give a Falk
It’s simple. We see a future for interior construction that’s not only better for people, it’s better for the planet. While we expect to stub our toe every now and then, we’ll never stop moving toward our vision. And we promise that no matter how fast we’re running, we’ll always provide the most responsive service the construction industry has ever seen.
Calgary HQ + Factory
Welcome to our Calgary corporate HQ. We hope to tour you through in person, soon.
We don’t falk around, but sometimes we do.
At Falk, we don’t get all hung up on corporate hierarchy. But we do like to show off a good head shot.
A world leader in digital interior construction, Smed started out in the cabinet making business, moved into modular interiors with SMED International and went on to pioneer digital modular construction as co-founder of DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions in 2004. Smed’s accolades include being named Environmental Champion by Interiors and Sources Magazine and being awarded by American Society of Interior Designers for his work mitigating construction waste and making interiors adaptable and sustainable.
An information systems expert, Loberg led the implementation of original and revolutionary technologies at Evans Consoles in Calgary, netting him Alberta Venture’s Award for Most Enterprising Employee. Loberg co-founded DIRTT Environmental Solutions where he created ICE, the world’s first digital platform that blends a video game experience with live-data for accurate pricing, engineering and manufacturing, as well as construction on the job site. In 2017, Fast Company magazine named Loberg one of the Top 100 Most Creative Business People.
Play well with others?
Looking to join a fun, challenging, fast-paced, innovative, growing and did we say fast-paced team? We can always use another pair of smarty pants around here.
What’s in a name?
Falk is the Danish word for falcon. It’s also the middle name of a few folks in Mogens Smed’s family. Not only is it homage to the family history, Falkbuilt is a nod to the Danish craftsmanship Mogens grew up with.
When the family moved to Canada in the 1950s, Mogens’ father, Kai, took over a cabinet making company and eventually expanded into millwork and interior construction. In the decades since, Mogens’ construction experience and entrepreneurial drive has led to oodles of success. Most recently Mogens and technological visionary Barrie Loberg have partnered up to pioneer Digital Component Construction. Conveniently, ‘Falk’ also cleans up one of Mogens’ favourite expressions about getting stuff done: RFN — Right Falking Now.