Our Team.

Arie DeHaan – President

“I learned everything from the bottom up.”

Arie was born and raised in the Netherlands and accredits his success to a strong business and work ethic. Upon moving to Canada in his early twenties, Arie began working in residential construction. Before long his strong business background led him to form his own company in 1988 under the name DeHaan Construction, as a framing sub-contractor. It wasn’t until September of 1995 that Arie became a registered builder in the Niagara Peninsula and incorporated the company to now be known as DeHaan Homes Inc. Humble beginnings have given Arie the advantage in the home building business, and his passion and love for building is visible in each and every home he builds.

Jason Boks – Project Manager

Jason’s integrity and experience has been invaluable to us.” – Arie

For over 20 years, Jason has been Arie’s right-hand man, and is responsible for initial site work, and co-ordination of trades and sub-trades throughout the entire construction process. Jason’s formal training in carpentry with specialization in residential construction, as well as added experience in commercial construction and roofing, has given him the required skill set to ensure that your home-building process runs as smoothly as possible. Most importantly, Jason truly believes in what DeHaan Homes stands for and continues to be excited and proud of the growth and quality that DeHaan Homes produces.

Bert Boverhof – Service Technician

“Bert’s wealth of experience is a real asset to our company.” – Arie

Bert has been an employee of DeHaan Homes for over 5 years, and continues to provide excellent service to customers and clients alike. He joined our team with a wealth of knowledge and experience after managing his own renovation company and working for a local building-supply company for several years. Every home is covered under Tarion new home warranty, and Bert is responsible for servicing needs as they arise during the building process and warranty period. He ensures that all final details are finished upon completion of your new home!

Brendan DeHaan – General Carpenter

“Brendan’s meticulousness ensures a quality job every time.” – Arie

DeHaan Homes has been a family business from the very start, and having Brendan as a team member speaks to this legacy. Prior to employment with DeHaan Homes, Brendan worked several years in the framing trade, and also received specialized training in cabinet making with a local company. He completed the Construction Renovation Technician program at Niagara College, and received his diploma in 2016. Brendan is responsible for most of the carpentry work in our homes, and strives to guarantee that each home is professionally crafted to suit personal styles as well as ensuring that the Ontario Building Code Regulations are met.

Jacob (Hagob) Arakelian – General Labourer

“Jacob’s diligence results in our ability to deliver on time.” – Arie

Recently hired in 2017, Jacob came to DeHaan Homes from Syria. Being a recent immigrant to Canada, Jacob relates to Arie on many levels and his work ethic is one of those areas. Jacob is a general labourer and is responsible for ensuring that all job sites remain clean and tidy, as well as preparing the sites for many of the trades and sub-trades. Although his construction repertoire is just beginning to flourish, Jacob is currently working toward completing online construction courses, and continues to pursue excellence in his work for DeHaan Homes each and every day on the job.

Rhonda McAvoy – Designer

DeHaan Homes believes a home should always express the personality and style of those living there, and is happy to offer this service to our clients through the expertise of their personal Designer. Rhonda has been working with DeHaan Homes for over 15 years, and has been a vital asset to our team in helping us achieve our clients’ final vision. No one knows the importance of final details and the attention to those details quite like Rhonda, who can help make your vision come to life, while remaining true to your personal style. If interior design is something you would like help with, Rhonda can be there for you every step of the way.






“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