Building Dreams Since 1968!
Building Dreams Since 1968!
Incorporated in 1968, Donwest Construction has been involved in the building industry in St. Thomas and surrounding area for over 45 years.
The original and current owners of Donwest Construction Ltd. arrived on Canadian soil, from the Netherlands, in the early 60’s. In a few short years they started to live their Canadian dream of owning their own business and providing for their families with a sense of pride and commitment to community.
From the beginning, the firm’s goal was to build a quality home that the average working family could afford. Over the years, Donwest expanded to provide housing to all segments of the industry including private custom homes, condominiums and high-end housing. In the mid 70’s, the firm was successful in contracting a number of Senior Citizen’s Homes Projects throughout the province. During the late 80’s and early 90’s the firm was also awarded the contract to build the Dream Home for the Toronto National Home Show for 8 consecutive years.
In the mid 80’s, Donwest established a development company that is now a division of Donwest Construction Ltd., and quickly became one of the largest developers of residential lots in the St. Thomas area. The firm is currently continuing to take part in our city’s growth and expansion, offering new potential homeowners the opportunity to enjoy living in an area surrounded by nature and natural wetlands, walking trails and a peaceful lifestyle.
The company has become a vital part of the residential growth of St. Thomas and the surrounding area. The firm has always been an integral
part of the local Homebuilder’s Association. Donwest staff members have sat on the Homebuilder’s Board of Directors for the past 35 years and have held the position of President on numerous occasions. The firm has been very instrumental in the unprecedented growth that the City of St. Thomas has experienced over the last decade.
“From our first meeting until the day we took our keys, our experience was excellent in all respects, and still is with the great after sales service. Our new home was completed on time, and every aspect of the construction was built to the highest standards. The professional design team enabled us to design our home exclusively to our personal tastes, and provided invaluable guidance every step of the way.”
“Building our new home with Donwest has been a rewarding experience for us. Their professionalism has been very helpful in the process of making our vision a reality. They were quick to respond to our questions. We are very pleased with the level of quality in our home and look forward to spending many years in our new Dream Home.”
We have just completed building our second Donwest custom home. Our experience has been that customer service is a top priority for Donwest. Experienced and knowledgeable staff and trades worked with us to help make our dream home a reality. This made the building process less stressful and much more enjoyable. All of our concerns were readily addressed and our non-conventional ideas were met with open mindedness. We would, without hesitation, recommend Donwest as a high quality custom home builder. Dream It, Build It, Live It ….indeed.
2019 Most Outstanding New Bathroom in a Home < $450,000 2018 Most Outstanding Production Single Family Dwelling < $400,000
2018 Most Outstanding Production Single Family Dwelling Between $400,001 & $550,000
2018 Most Outstanding Bathroom New Construction < $400,000
2018 Most Outstanding Custom Home < 2200 sf
2017 Most Outstanding Production Home ($251,000-$350,00)
2017 Most Outstanding Production Home over $350,000
2016 Most Outstanding Production Home ($251,000-$350,00)
2016 Most Outstanding Production Home over $350,000
2014 Outstanding Production Home between $250,000 – $350,000
2014 Outstanding Custom Home under 2200 Sq.Ft.
2014 Outstanding Production Home over $350,000
2013 Builder of the Year
2013 Model Home of the Year
2008 Finalist for Excellence in Service
Outstanding Warranty Record – 1976 – 2014