About Us

some think we’re quite nice

AvidCube Studios

You wouldn’t want to do business with someone you don’t feel comfortable with and neither would we.

So, let us introduce ourselves. We’re AvidCube Studios, a company founded and run by Jeff Cairns, of Calgary. Jeff is a Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta and an APEGA “Life Member” – having earned his B.Sc. in Engineering (1981) from Queen’s University. He is a serial entrepreneur with numerous years of start-up venture experience in both the petroleum and software industries.

Jeff was a co-founder and President of Cityhues Corporation, a private company founded in 1997, involved in the development of community-focused Web portals and business-to-consumer e-commerce initiatives. He was the Vice President of Product Development for VerticalBuilder Solutions from 2000 to 2003 where he led the development of cloud-based collaboration and procurement software tools focused on the Canadian energy industry.

Jeff Cairns of Calgary

Jeff Cairns, P. Eng.

This is a lovely semi-likeness of Jeff. It does look a bit like a mugshot, but, we can assure you, it’s not. When Jeff was little, his parents thought he looked like John Diefenbaker (13th Canadian Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963) – luckily, he grew out of it! (we think)

In 2003 he founded the AutoHunter network of online automotive portals which had a wide footprint across Canada from 2003 until 2007. In 2005, he co-founded and was the Chief Operating Officer of Peace Oil Corp, a private oilsands development company, with a large resource base, the company was sold to a group of US based investors in mid 2007.

Jeff has significant experience managing and leading teams in the development of web delivered applications, mobile data solutions, custom engineered Content Management Systems, graphic design, website development and corporate digital strategy leadership.

Additionally, Jeff has over 25 years experience in the international and Canadian upstream petroleum industries and has significant direct experience in international operations, corporate financing, business development, production operations, project management and facilities engineering. From 1992 to 1997, Jeff and his wife (together with their two very young children) lived in Indonesia where he was the Chief Engineer for a large enhanced oil recovery project in Central Sumatra.

You would think Jeff might retire, hang up his hat, pull off his boots and stop working. It’s been considered, problem is, he thrives on building things – it’s his passion – it’s what keeps him young and vibrant – even into his mid sixties.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys staying fit through weight training, downhill skiing and hiking. He hangs his hat in Calgary with his wife and their 10 year old Golden Retriever. 

The AvidCube product line is just one of the latest things Jeff has created over four decades of diverse career experience. Work with AvidCube and you’ll be working directly with him.

We hope to meet you soon.


what’s in a name?

We’re AvidCube Studios. The AvidCube product line is just one of the cool things we’ve created. We build digital solutions that make life easier for businesses, both small and large.


where’s home?

We hang our hats in YYC. Calgary. Home of the Calgary Stampede and the centre of all that is good in Canada. Yup – we’re Albertans and damned proud of it.

ready to order your cube?

We have an incredible refund policy, so there's no risk for you. We spend our time fabricating and launching your Cube - after which, you have 5 days to decide if you love it or hate it. If you decide the Cube is not to your liking, we'll refund you the full amount. No questions asked and no risk to you. [Applies to Blue Cubes only]

AvidCube Studios™
505 4St SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1V6