Friends of Costen & Associates…


Operating a successful business for the past 25+ years is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication on behalf of our team. In addition, we had the help and support from many of our friends, clients and associates along the way. As a way to say thank thank you to those who have assisted us over the last quarter century, we thought it would be nice to highlight what some of our friends, clients and associates have to offer!

Trae Ashlie-Garen
Trae has worked with Larry Costen in the capacity of Business Coach since 2005. She began working with Crista Costen in 2007, assisting in creating Office policies and procedures and initiating the business succession plan. Trae also began working with our Office Manager, Andrew Shareski, in 2010. Over the last 8 years, Trae has assisted us in developing an efficient and thorough hiring process, creating procedure and training manuals, developing review templates, and she also facilitates semi-annual training events for the team. We would highly recommend Trae’s services for anyone looking for a Business Coach and/or a little extra personal motivation!

Social Media Revolution
Last summer and fall, our management team participated in several months of Social Media coaching with DJ Perez. He was extremely detailed in explaining how and why certain Social Media platforms are effective, and recommended which ones would be the most beneficial for our business. We learned many useful tips on interacting with our followers, how to find useful and interesting content, and most importantly for us, how to properly and effectively utilize this Blog! Without DJ’s training, this post would not exist :). For anyone who is interested in learning more about Social Media and how it can positively impact your business, check out Social Media Revolution.

Zeena Taghvai
Zeena has been a long-term client of Costen & Associates and is, in my personal opinion, one of the greatest Realtor’s Calgary has to offer! Zeena is extremely hard-working and professional, and she will always go the extra mile for her clients. Remembering back 12+ years ago, she sat with me at my living room table signing papers at 1AM on a week night to ensure that the deal on our first home went through! She has since assisted us in purchasing another home, and sold two homes for us as well. Zeena has also assisted other Team members with purchasing properties and every experience has been great. If you’re in need of a fantastic realtor, we recommend giving Zeena a call.

Sonny’s Crane
Sonny is another long-term client of Costen & Associates. Sonny has over 30 years of commercial & residential construction industry experience. He is a crane owner/operator and offers a mobile picker crane service. When we needed to have our C Can Storage container moved, Sonny assisted us in a timely and efficient manner. If you are ever in need of a residential or commercial crane service, please give Sonny a call!

Terry Leonard Law Office

Terry Leonard has been of great assistance to both our Team members, and our clients. Located just a couple of doors down from our Office, Terry has offered Notary services to many of our clients in need. In addition, he practices real estate law and has assisted the Team in the closing of several home purchases. Terry offers services in wills and estates, divorce law, and real estate.

Demetris Pizza
Demetris Pizza has been a client of Costen & Associates for the last 10 years. Located just next door to our Office, our Team frequently pops in to Demetris for a slice of delicious pizza! Anytime a staff member celebrates an anniversary or we have a team challenge award, we head to Demetris. Thanks to our regular purchases, they have been kind enough to send the occasional free pizza our way as well! If you are looking for a scrumptious and topping-loaded pizza, this is the place to go.

Acorn Graphics
Another client of Costen & Associates, Acorn Graphics, has assisted us in the printing of newsletters, flyers, letterhead, business cards and more. Not only do they offer their services at a very competitive price, they allow us to send our quote submissions via on-line or by e-mail and they deliver the finished products right to our door. Now that’s great service!

We would like to thank the above individuals and businesses for assisting us and for always providing exceptional service! We have many other fabulous friends, clients and associates that offer great products and services. If you are ever in need of a referral for a contractor, painter, electrician, landscaper, janitorial service, mover, photographer, videographer, florist, chiropractor, fitness instructor, hairdresser, tailor, or more, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Thank you,

The Costen & Associates Team