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Solutions.  Built to Endure

Ardent is your Red Deer General Contractor

Welcome to Ardent Contracting.  We are a general contractor based in Red Deer and servicing Central Alberta. We take on most residential and light commercial projects.  Full house renovations, bathroom renovations, hardwood flooring, tiling, decks, fences, and garage builds are a few of the types of projects we enjoy completing.

Our Passion

Our "passion for our craft" is the defining attribute that sets us apart from other Red Deer construction companies. We enjoy solving the challenges our work brings forth, and our goal is to provide solutions, built to endure. To this end, we use materials and methods that are expected to result in the lowest cost of ownership over time.

Our Price

The cost of ownership can often be misunderstood.  Most will look at the purchase cost and not realize that there is much more to the equation.  To have a better understanding of the total cost of your project, the purchase price, maintenance costs, and life span all need to be considered.  Our experience is that it is more economical to pay a fraction more on the purchase price for reduced maintenance costs/headaches, and a longer life expectancy.

Our Proposal

It is in our client's interest as well as our own to have carefully planned and executed projects.  When building your project proposal we take the extra time to ensure all the details have been considered.  Having a thorough project plan provides us with the flexibility to implement any changes you may have without creating conflicts.  Furthermore, building detailed proposals increases the accuracy of the pricing and allows us to tailor the project to your needs.  Remember, if it wasn't included explicitly in the price, it is likely not included.

If you are planning a project and would like our input, we'd be happy to discuss it with you!

Who is behind Ardent?

Andrew Bargen, the owner and operator, founded Ardent Contracting in early 2015. 

Born and raised in a small Alberta town, Andrew's interest in construction began at a young age and was mentored extensively through the years by family members, woodworkers, and employers.  The creative outlet found in using one's hands to build and the excitement that comes with creating an efficient solution is the reason Andrew remains passionate about his work to this day.


Today Andrew, his wife Johanna, and two kids reside in Red Deer. His family is what gives him the continued impetus to build, whether it is a fence, or a new client relationship, or a trustworthy business.

Picture of Andrew with his family.

Why did we choose the name Ardent?

Naming a business has it's parallels to naming a child.  When my wife and I picked names for our children, our focus was on names that not only sounded good but that had meanings we felt embodied the personality of our new child.  In the same way, the name of a business should not only sound good but also needs to have depth.  The word Ardent is an adjective that is defined as "Very enthusiastic or passionate."   We are passionate about building a trustworthy construction company that offers enduring solutions. 

We enjoy working with those who are passionate about their project.  Are you?  We'd be happy to connect.