who we are

As a major land developer with well-established roots in Waterloo Region over the last 30 years, we’ve been involved in the planning stages of many local communities and neighbourhoods including Huron Village, Vista Hills and Doon South. The longer we worked in, and invested in, our growing region, the more our interest grew in taking a step further in how these communities were being built, and in helping the people who live and work in our neighbourhoods.

For many people, building a home is a stressful exercise. By the end of the process, many homeowners feel overwhelmed or frustrated with the process or end results. We knew there was a better way to help a family build their dream home and bring a variety of families and people together to make stronger neighbourhoods. So, we set out to create this better way.

Today, we are proud to be the Waterloo Region’s largest and most active land developer and home builder, bringing life to communities through our home designs and neighbourhood planning. We are motivated by the people in our region, and strive to develop communities complete with a variety of housing types and sought-after amenities – we look to the future to inspire our actions and keep our homeowners’ lives in focus.

We offer exciting employment opportunities and support local charities and organizations who also bring life and aid to the region we call home. After all, it’s our home too.

What we do

OUR STORY

Location. Lifestyle. A little bit of everything. We bring life to communities by taking the time to consider the real-world wants and needs of the people who will ultimately use the space. It’s more than a matter of servicing lots and building homes — it’s realizing what sort of things will make each community truly stand out from the crowd.

This is why our communities feature a range of quality homes alongside other essentials such as schools, playgrounds, walking trails, and greenspaces. Our homes offer inviting open concept floor plans combined with options and finishes to suit the way your family truly lives, regardless of your design style. Our team’s goal is to create innovative, practical solutions for your day-to-day home life. The majority of our homes are also ENERGY STAR® certified, which means they are up to 20% more energy efficient than other homes built to code.

We may offer floorplans and designs from which to choose, but there is nothing cookie cutter about our service to you. We make sure you are in constant communication with a dedicated Customer Experience Coordinator to reduce the anxiety and stress of home building.

Past Communities

We are proud developers of over 1400 Homes Built + Nearly 10,000 Lots Serviced in over 25 subdivisions in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Delhi, Peterborough, Baden & Listowel.

WHY WE DO IT

Building homes. Building communities.

Buying a home is buying a future – a community, a lifestyle, a backdrop for life’s unforgettable moments.

Every facet of our operations, from land acquisition and community design to our residential and commercial construction, is completed with a promise to keep in mind how families really live. Parks, pathways, roads, schools, and green space are all important puzzle pieces that shape where and how we build; and as a local organization, we are proud to continually reinvest back into the Region through the support of local charities and community events. After all, Waterloo Region is our home too!

Synonymous with quality

From building above and beyond the minimum building code to highly skilled trades people and employees, our team is committed to attentive, quality workmanship in all that we do. We provide ongoing training for our staff and trades, so our homeowners can expect a consistent standard in each of our homes. We also plan for the future in our building practices, choosing to build ENERGY STAR® certified homes because they are healthier, safer, more comfortable, more durable and cost less to heat and cool.

Distinguished by design

Our team of experts – from our in-house drafting team to our knowledgeable Design Studio Consultants –  help our homeowners design spaces that will reflect their family’s needs today and years from now. With open-concept floor plans, large windows and distinct architecture as standards, and a team that’s always pushing the boundaries, our homes are far from cookie-cutter, making a statement in the communities we create. Our CHBA award-winning Design Studio holds finishes and options that cover a wide variety of tastes and preferences – and our Consultants are bringing in new and trending products every month to offer the best of what’s available in the market.

Unmatched customer experience

We work to ensure that every stage of the home buying and building experience is enjoyable and filled with confidence in our ability to deliver whats asked for.

From our sales and design teams to our customer experience and site staff, every step-of-the-way our employees are empowered to listen to our customers and ensure your home is exactly what you envisioned. We offer a unique Pre-Drywall Inspection* – a chance for our customers to see behind the walls of their new home before the drywall goes up – ensuring full satisfaction. Several other appointments are also offered along the way so that the process remains stress-free and exciting.

**Pre-Drywall Inspections are completed only when safe and feasible with the building design process. Talk to a Customer Experience Coordinator to see if it’s included with your home purchase.

MISSION & VALUES

Not only are our mission, vision and values fundamental to how we define ourselves as a company — they are also the primary guideposts that direct the vital decisions we make in bringing life to communities.

 

Our Vision

To be recognized as a leader in real estate development in the communities we serve.

 

Our Mission

We are committed to meeting the diverse real estate needs of the individuals, families and businesses, who will own, lease, or rent properties from us.

 

Our Values

Respect We are respectful in all of our communication and interactions with our staff, partners and community.
Innovation We act with an entrepreneurial spirit that fosters a dynamic culture promoting initiative, improvement and proactive processes.
Teamwork We work efficiently together as a team, internally between departments and externally with community partners.
Excellence We are committed to continual improvement and seizing new opportunities; being proactive and remaining passionate allows staff to own their roles.

Giving back

Through strategic partnerships, charitable donations and our work with outstanding organizations and programs like KidsAbility, Habitat For Humanity Waterloo Region, Hockey Helps the Homeless, and the House of Friendship, we give back to the communities we call home.

We also believe in the power of play and the importance of physical activity for our current and future generations within the communities we build. This is why we provided funds to the Activa Sportsplex that now bears our name and have made monetary contributions for playground upgrades, like adding more swings, in several of our neighbourhoods.

Through our internal Dollars for Doers program, we donate to local charities chosen by our staff in thanks for their time spent volunteering with these organizations. In addition, through our Corporate Donation Program, a pool of money is collected by our staff members, and then together we decide where to donate it. This is something we all get to celebrate as we give back to our community together.

Recently, we also contributed funds to the Doon South and Vista Hills community associations in support of neighbourhood events that will bring our residents together, helping to build stronger community connections.