About Christenson Developments

Owned by Greg Christenson and Peter Dirksen Christenson Developments was originally founded in the early 1970’s by Lloyd Christenson, Greg’s father. Christenson Developments is an Edmonton based company with over 30 years of building experience.

A vision of comfort, style and peace of mind, Christenson Developments have created over 4000 thousand award winning multi-family homes in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Dedicated to ushering in new directions in our patterns of settlement, redefining the meaning and character of our communities, Christenson Developments is finding creative ways to fulfill the needs of the baby boomer generation with style, dignity and grace.


Christenson Developments specializes in building communities offering a variety of adult homes within an Urban Village Concept. Walking trails and convenient access to shopping, restaurants, recreation facilities and the arts are, rapidly becoming a standard feature of the Urban Village. Award winning communities such as Railtown, Centre in the Park and Citadel Village are examples of this innovative concept. A trademark of all Christenson communities is a long-term perspective on quality and attention to detail. Design work is coordinated by Arc-Con Design Services with construction management by Can-Der Construction.


Proof of this long-term commitment of excellence is demonstrated by board level involvement in the Canadian Home Builders Association, Alberta New Home Warranty Program, both the Alberta and Edmonton Home Builders Associations and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.


The Christenson Developments Management Team


Greg Christenson


Greg Christenson

Greg Christenson is President and CoOwner, with Peter Dirksen, of Christenson Developments. Currently, Greg is a past President of the Canadian Home Builders Association at the Edmonton region, Alberta, and National levels.  Greg still serves on the Municipal Affairs Committee of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and has participates on the housing committee of the Capital Region Board.

Greg is also served as a the chair of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. A graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, Greg followed his father, Lloyd, into business in 1979; designing and building over 1,000 rental units as Chris-Con Builders. In 1989, Greg and Peter formed Christenson Developments to create new adult bungalow and apartment communities.


Peter Dirksen
Owner/ Vice-President


Peter Dirksen

Peter Dirksen is Vice President of Christenson Developments and President of Can-Der Construction. One of Peter’s primary roles within the organization is to assess the financial viability and equity investments for both internal and external ventures.


Peter started his career as a Journeyman carpenter and holds certificates in Property Management, Estimating, and Construction Management.  Peter’s entrepreneurial spirit rapidly advanced him to starting successful companies and, together with Greg, building the Christenson Group of Companies into the organization it is today.  Peter has a keen eye for developing quality investment buildings, which also includes a substantial rental portfolio in Calgary and Edmonton.