Evolution Stair & Rail
Deciding to push the envelope and explore new ideas, Brad Cook wanted to see what homeowners truly desire if given the option. “I had worked in the stair industry for several years and saw a niche for customization beyond the norm,” shares Brad Cook of Evolution Stair & Rail, who offers more of an opportunity to personalize your staircase in material and design.
Offering countless variations of wood, metal, and glass to enhance décors from modern to traditional and the ever popular transitional, Evolution endeavors to make things more exciting and be more adventurous with options for the custom home market. Hosting a new showroom located at #100, 2257 Premier Way in Sherwood Park, Brad adds, “We want to modernize that experience by offering more of a design studio concept where people can reference pictures and we expand on that through visual cures of completed work, keying onto the details they prefer for their own design.”
“A lot of companies carry pre-made samples that have been around for years in terms of post and spindle styles,” admits Brad. “We offer a fresher perspective and allow clients to dictate their direction instead of having that direction dictated to them.” Noting industry trends that appear to be shifting from traditional ornate wood features to more straight-lined, simple geometric designs, Evolution has seen glass accelerate in use, becoming a much larger part of custom home décors with stainless steel railings. Popular for decades, the traditional curved staircase is now taking a more angular shape with a central or mono stringer supporting more graceful designs that capture a lighter quality in terms of structure. “The industry has expanded to be inclusive of more of these modern concepts that work well in many of today’s décors.”
A hands-on company that works one-on-one with the client from concept to completion, Brad concludes, “At Evolution you deal with the same person and from our perspective we feel that it’s more personal and the client is more comfortable with a single point of contact. Plus it helps to avoid the pitfalls of miscommunication that can happen between design and construction.”