DeHaan History.

The word DeHaan originates from the Dutch word meaning rooster, and it’s the symbolism of that rooster which has become the heart and soul of our brand. The rooster is a powerful symbol of pride, strength, watchfulness and vigilance.
These are the qualities that we strive to embody at DeHaan Homes and are the fundamental core of our company since the beginning in 1992.

It was the completion of Arie’s first home which led him to embark on a journey of custom home building and create his very own company. Since then, DeHaan Homes has made a reputation for themselves, thanks to the best marketing tool around – word-of-mouth. A stellar reputation is the result of consistency in designing and building exemplary country homes. DeHaan Homes has reflected these themes in homes designed in farmland, orchard and vineyard settings.

DeHaan Homes, most recent success has come from community developments and has enabled DeHaan Homes to position themselves in both markets competitively.

Our Process.

“The Client Comes First!”

We take great pride in our process. Until a client signs a contract with us, we do everything free of charge. We want our clients to feel secure from the very start!

We start our process with a free consultation which allows us to meet you and get to know your needs. This step allows us to take the time necessary to understand you and your vision. After the contract is signed, we want our clients to know they always have the final say, from design and development to production and interior design. We strive to meet your needs and endeavor to make your new house your dream home.






“Thank you for your wonderful customer service. We are very happy with our new DeHaan Home.”

“Arie, we want to thank you for being an excellent builder. Jason, we want to pass along our thanks for being so prompt with any service requested.”
“Thank you so much for this gorgeous house and for your integrity. We enjoyed building with you and dealing with Jason.
He is an excellent worker, we appreciate him much. May God bless you.”
“We are just so pleased with our home. How wonderful it has been to wake up to warm floors and draft free rooms…
and happy to have been led to Smithville.”
“Thanks again, Arie for all you have done for us in building our home. We feel so blessed to have you as our builder
and hope the Lord continues to bless you in your business. All the Best.”
“We are absolutely loving our home. This was our dream home. Kids moved out and we wanted the perfect home on a perfect location. Didn’t know if we would ever get both. But with Dehaan homes and working directly with Arie we were able to get both. We look out into our backyard with all the big windows and still sometimes can’t believe we own this. If you want a personal touch in building your dream home , and want to work with a team of people that care about making your dreams come true. I would highly recommend looking into letting Arie build one for you.”

“We are loving our new home, we often think of pinching ourselves as this place is such an unbelievable one to live in !… A dream come true thanks to Dehaan homes! My husband and I will never forget the first time we met the owner of Dehaan, Arie… he took the time to meet us at our lot before we signed any contract and this really showed caring for what he was about to do for us. Arie has surrounded himself with a great crew, and even when the orchestration of the construction was slowed down by improvised events, they always came back with great solutions. Building a house on a front lake property can bring its challenges, and Dehaan homes delivered well ! Even now that the house is completed, if we find any little issues, they respond to fix it. The relationship with this company does not end when you get the keys… they are there for the long run! We are proud to live in a Dehaan home!”

“DeHaan Homes built our custom house and custom 3000 square foot shop on our 25 acre property back in 2016. Now 3 years later we are still very happy we chose DeHaan and will be using them again for our next house. Everyone who visits always compliments our house and shop and are surprised how affordable it was to build at this quality level.”
“We hired Dehaan to build a new cottage for us on the shores of Lake Erie. From the very beginning they were professional and attentive. The home came in on time and ON BUDGET. We can’t say enough good things about our foreman Jason. He was available to answer questions and always presented all options. Yes, there are always going to be a few little things but they always responded quickly to fix them. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend them to anyone thinking of building in the Niagara area.”
“Arie DeHaan of DeHaan Homes Inc. built a beautiful home for my wife and me in the Niagara Peninsula. It was a quality home with many fine details. His workers were true craftsmen who cared about the final presentation and did exceptional work. When minor problems occurred they were taken care of immediately. I found this builder when I did an internet search at google for ” Fine Home Builder Niagara ” DeHaan Homes lived up to their claims on that website and I would recommend anyone wanting to build a home in the Niagara Region to get this company as the builder for their new home.”


P.O Box 142
Ridgeville, ON
L0S 1M0