Residents of Portage la Prairie will by now have seen Bailey Homes’ white-fronted and brown-gabled location at 2673 Saskatchewan Ave W. After all, the family-owned and operated home-builders have occupied the facility since spring 2021. Owing to pandemic restrictions, however, they weren’t able to celebrate a Grand Opening event. But on Wednesday, September 6 they’ll finally mark the occasion.

“It’s kind of like a ‘happy belated’ birthday!” says Bailey Homes owner and president Shawn Bailey. “Hopefully we can have a nice fall day and get everybody out to show them what we’ve got.”

The Grand Opening of Bailey Homes’ showroom and retail division will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., although Shawn says no one who drops in a bit later will be turned away. Visitors will be able to connect with suppliers and familiarize themselves with Bailey’s impressive, cost-effective homes as well as the Ready-To-Move (RTM) process. For $10, they can also enjoy pulled pork on a bun with coleslaw, potato salad and a drink, with all proceeds going to the CFS Foundation’s Chance 2 Play program.

The occasion will also give Shawn, general manager Sharon Bailey, foreman Nick Wall and carpenter Ian Bailey (who started the business back in 1988) the chance to thank the community for their many years of trust and support.

“We just want to thank our friends, families and supporters,” says Shawn. “Running your own business and trying to grow something is fun, but it’s also very stressful and you can’t do it without support.”

While they’re based in Portage and are glad to serve the local community, Bailey Homes also builds and delivers RTM homes all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and their American customer base is growing as well. They also do commercial and industrial projects and planned maintenance.

“This is another step in our growth,” explains Shawn, looking ahead to the Grand Opening. “Now that things are kind of the new normal, we’re glad to be able to get into a comfortable spot and full production. I think we’ve got our feet under us now, and we’re excited to move forward and see where the next steps take us.

Bailey Homes invites the general public to stop by and see the new facility and tour the homes that will be on site. They’re located at 2673 Saskatchewan Ave W., between the Ford and New Holland dealerships. They can also be reached by calling (204) 903-5220, and prospective customers can take virtual tours of their finished homes by visiting

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