About Us

The Story Behind Element Mountain Homes


Steve Knudsen was born with woodworking in his blood. His grandfather was a lifelong carpenter, and Steve knew from an early age he would follow in his footsteps.


After completing the Architectural Technology program at the Southern Institute of Technology in the top of his class, Steve was hired to work with the esteemed Gibbs Gage Architects in Calgary. He completed many notable commercial design projects during his tenure there, but his heart was still in carpentry.

Custom Homes

He transitioned to custom home building in 2004, and never looked back. Element Homes has been delivering custom built, high quality homes and commercial projects to happy customers across B.C. and Alberta ever since. Steve moved with his family to Fernie in 2010, putting him closer to his other passions in life – fishing and skiing.

Media and Articles About Element Homes

Over the years, we’ve had the chance to be featured in a few articles with local magazines and publications.

Take a look to find out more about Element Homes and see some of the projects that we’ve had a chance to be a part of.

Kootenay Business Article

Article featuring the design and construction of the Wildhorse Surgical Clinic in Cranbrook.

Fernie Fix Article

Find out more about what brought Steve to Fernie as well as the residential construction industry in the area. The article is on page 71 of this issue of The Fix.

The Free Press Article

Read about an energy efficient house that Steve built for a local Fernie family. The article can be found at the top of Page 4.

Kootenay Living Magazine

Element Homes was featured in the 2018 winter edition of Kootenay Living.


AWMAC BC - Millwork Awards

An Element Homes project was nominated for an Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada Award.

Our Location

PO Box 2284, Fernie, BC

Call Us

(250) 423-8749