An entrepreneur and self-made businessman, Cal Nichols  founded Gasland Oil Ltd. in 1985, a chain of retail and fuel outlets in Alberta. Gasland Oil Ltd. quickly grew to over 50 branded independent petroleum outlets in Western Canada. In 1996, Cal sold all of Gasland's petroleum marketing business, retaining Gasland Properties Ltd. 

Gasland Properties is now principally a commercial property management and development company with properties throughout Alberta. Our focus has always been on putting out quality product like the luxury community of Paradise Estates.

Cal is best known locally for his commitment to retain NHL hockey in Edmonton. He co-chaired the Friends of the Oilers ticket drive in 1996. The campaign resulted in more than doubling the season ticket base to 13,000 which was required by the League, therefore averting the risk of the team moving.

Cal at Oilers press conf
The Oilers franchise was put up for sale in 1997. Nichols spearheaded the bid from the Edmonton Investors Group by raising the $110 million required to purchase the Team. Established in 1997, The Edmonton Investor's Group was the limited partnership that owned the Edmonton Oilers National Hockey League Franchise. EIG initially consisted of 37 investors when the purchase of the Oilers was completed on May 5, 1998. Prior to the sale of the Oilers to Daryl Katz in June 2008, EIG, with more than 30 individual shareholders, was the largest ownership group in the NHL. For ten years, founder Cal Nichols served as the Governor and Chairman of EIG.

The Edmonton Investors Group sold the Oilers to Daryl Katz in June 2008.

In recent years Cal has been inducted into the Alberta Business Hall of Fame, awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, and received the Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of Edmonton. On December 26th, 2014, it was publicly announced that Cal was awarded the Order of Canada.

About the Project

Paradise Estates was born from being in the right place with the right property. Cal knew that he wanted to build something truly special to match the beautiful Kelowna location. He envisioned a community that took advantage of the amazing views, the warm Okanagan weather, and the access to world-class wineries. 

The scale of the project is huge and Cal’s experience in quality property management is shining through in every decision. You can follow along with the construction progress here.

Cal Nichols, Mayor Doug Findlater, Ken Nichols Launch event: May 20, 2016

Cal Nichols

NHBA

OHAE    Tommy-Small-2018    Georgie 2019 - small

National Award Winner

2019 National Awards for Housing Excellence Community Development of the Year

Provincial Award Winner

2019 Grand Georgie Awards®  winner for Residential Community of the Year, and 2019 Georgie Awards® winner for Best Single Family Home Production Development.

2019 Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence winner for Excellence in Outdoor Living Space (New or Renovation).

2018 Gold Tommie Award Winner for both Excellence in Kitchen Design (New Home) $65,000-$150,000 and Excellence in Master Suite Design.

2018 Georgie Award® winners for Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,300 Sq.Ft. over $750,000 –Production and for Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single Family or Multi-Family.

Watch as Paradise Estates comes to life

We will take you through The Vision, The Build and The Details of every Paradise Estates home.

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