Incorporated in 1968, Donwest Construction has been involved in the building industry in St. Thomas and surrounding area for over 50 years.
The original owners of Donwest Construction Ltd. arrived on Canadian soil, from the Netherlands, in the early 1960’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.
Under new ownership since May of 2019, the firm is continuing to take part in the growth and expansion of the values and traditions handed down previous owners.
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 regularly sat on the Homebuilder’s Board of Directors over 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, while at the same time, giving back to the community in various ways to show our appreciation for the continued community support afforded to us.