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Texturing Since 1985

Big Al, Alex Cheslock, started texturing ceilings in Calgary in 1985. Once Alex felt confident in his technical abilities, he started his own texturing company in 1990. With over 20 years of experience and success, Big Al’s Texturing has grown from Alex and one truck, to a fleet of trucks and support staff in two major cities to service all your texturing needs – big and small.

Regardless of the growth from a small to mid-size organization, the foundation has always been quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. Alex is committed to developing strong relationships with his clientele. All staff at Big Al’s maintains the highest attention to detail at every point of the job – from estimating all the way through administration of each customer’s account.

Our experience ranges from ceiling damage or a reno project in one single apartment, to every ceiling in an apartment high rise construction project. With qualified tradesmen and excellent support staff, Big Al’s is dedicated to spending the time to ensure 100% satisfaction – no matter the size of your project.

If it is not good enough for our own house, it’s not good enough for our customers.

Why Choose Us

✓ Over 20 years of experience
✓ Free estimate and consultation
✓ Customer guarantee
✓ Residential and commercial service
✓ Qualified tradesmen
✓ Quality paint and products
✓ Better business bureau member

Our People

Alex Cheslock – President/Owner

Alex started ceiling work back in 1988 and has been improving his skills ever since. Alex started as a rookie on a truck and gradually increased his employees and trucks as the years passed. 

Big Al’s Texturing started out of Alex’s personal home in 2001 and now is operating out of a large commercial facility. Alex has been active in all texture roles over the past 24 years, including Technician, Supervisor, Estimator and General Manager, all the while keeping his businesses a family-oriented atmosphere. 

Alex continues to oversee all aspects of his businesses and will actively work with and support his teams at all times. Alex is a proud father and grandfather and enjoys golfing, fishing and entertaining guests whenever possible.

Gary Jameson – Supervisor (Calgary Division)

Gary has been working in the construction field for over 10 years. Gary’s experience ranges from boarder, taper, service work to his supervisor position. 

Gary overseas and assists all drywall repairs and service work, as well as estimating, required through the Calgary division. Gary is a proud father of 2 children and enjoy playing hockey and going hunting whenever he can.

Chuck Broniszewski – Supervisor (Calgary Division)

Chuck graduated from a maritime high school and made the cross-country move to Alberta in 1998. Chuck joined Alex’s team at this time as a texture technician and has moved up the ranks to Technician Supervisor. 

Chuck now oversees all the Calgary technicians, provides estimate for any and all work being completed and works alongside the technicians on a daily basis. Chuck is the proud father of 2 beautiful daughters and enjoys hunting and camping with his family whenever the opportunity arises.

Committed to Safety

We focus on safety training to keep all employees safe and our business successful. The commitment of health and safety is embedded throughout the organization, from the president – Alex – to every worker and all support staff. It is imperative our staff has the training, supplies, and support to stay safe on the job.

Our certifications include the following from the AB Construction Safety Association:

  • Principles of Health and Safety
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • First Aid
  • On-going training as required and needed to validate certifications


Calgary North Decorating (Benjamin Moore)

Benjamin Moore

For over 125 years Benjamin Moore has been crafting premium paints and coatings for home interiors and exteriors. Benjamin Moore premium quality paints deliver a level of beauty and reliability that distinguishes them from all other paints in the market. Unlike other paint manufacturers, Benjamin Moore actually makes all of their own paint ingredients, from proprietary resins to their patented colorant technology. At Benjamin Moore, they control every ingredient that goes into the paint to ensure that only the finest quality products go to their consumers. Partnering with Benjamin Moore furthers our commitment to provide outstanding services and products to our customers.

Colour Consultant
Take advantage of the skills and expertise of a professional colour consultant from Benjamin Moore. An expert will help you choose paint colours and painting techniques that create the look and feel you want to express in your home. Book an appointment with an in-store designer Colour Consultant today at the Calgary North Decorating store.

If you are outside of the Calgary area, you can still receive advice from a Benjamin Moore Colour Consultant. Let the staff at Big Al’s Texturing know where the closest Benjamin Moore store is near you, and we will give you a referral to the staff and designer there.

Customer Guarantee

We don’t leave the job until the customer is 100% satisfied.


Very Impressive
“Your folks were here on Monday and Tuesday to do a blend-in repair. We just wanted to say how very impressed we are with both your people and the work. A real pleasure dealing with competent professionals. It looks great and the disruption was minimal – our only complaint is that we should have done this years ago.”

- John & Barb C. (Calgary)

Efficient and Reliable
“Very happy with the work, the guys on site were quality trades and got the job done right and on time. I’ve dealt with other companies and have to say there was no slack in communication either, I knew what was happening all the time. Thanks again and I will continue recommending you as often as I can.”
- Jim B, RE/MAX Landan Real Estate

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