SINCE 1952




George Neven immigrated to Canada in 1951 from Holland after World War 2 in search of a better future for his family. He was skilled with his hands and was very quickly trusted with building decks, doing more minor renovations, and odd home maintenance jobs. Unaware of the impact he would have in the home construction industry, George Neven decided to start his own business. In 1952, Neven Construction Ltd. was formed.


George Neven ran the company for 15 years, keeping things small and focusing on high-quality work. When George retired in 1967, his son Andrew took over the business, becoming the company’s second president. With his self-taught skills in drafting and home design, Andrew started building more new homes while continuing to take on renovations and additions.


After graduating from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Gary Neven joined the family business full-time and became the third generation of Neven Construction. Gary’s focus on drafting and design helped elevate the business’s design capabilities.


Andrew Neven retires from Neven Construction Ltd. and goes on to other business ventures.

Gary Neven became President and rebranded the company to Neven Custom Homes Ltd, which more closely describes the type of work that makes up most of the business.

Gary has grown the business slowly and steadily, taking a hands-on approach and working on-site most days as a certified Red Seal carpenter. Gary is ahead of his time, designing and drafting on CAD by the mid-90s.


Mark Neven started doing the company books in high school, learning from Joanne Neven, who faithfully did the books for George, Andrew & Gary.
In 2016, Gary’s son, Mark Neven, officially joined the company, becoming the fourth generation to work in the family business. Having worked in the Heavy Civil industry on some major projects, including the Milton Velodrome and Eglington Crosstown LRT, Mark brings a fresh set of eyes to the business and helps put systems in place for future growth.

2015 - Present

Today, Gary Neven and his son Mark continue to follow the business approach of their forefathers, Andrew and George, focusing on exceptional quality in the local market. Gary offers outstanding value in design and fosters a one-on-one relationship with each client. Mark contributes immensely to the business’s day-to-day operations, growth and development. Their religious and family values are evident in their everyday dealings with customers and employees. The heritage of the Neven business is precious to both the Neven team and their clients. They have received renovation work in heritage homes that their forefathers built several times—a testament to the business and the high standard of work delivered over the years.

Neven Custom Homes’ long-term success lies in its chosen niche as a leader in custom-designed homes and renovation work that many builders consider too complex or time-consuming.

SINCE 1952

Our Mission

Our mission is to design and build exceptional custom homes and renovations for our clients by using highly skilled tradespeople and premium materials. Decades of experience, meticulous planning and a team of design and building professionals all come together to provide an enjoyable customer experience that delivers your project on schedule and on budget.




We are committed to using only the highest quality products and materials, investing more to ensure superior craftsmanship and durability. Our focus is on building long-term value with high-end work, avoiding using cheap or disposable items that require frequent replacement. A custom home should be built to last a lifetime and beyond, creating enduring legacies and exceptional living spaces.


Honesty is our foundation—without it, nothing else matters. We commit to transparency in all our dealings, recognizing our clients’ significant investment in building a custom home. We treat our clients’ funds with the utmost care, keep our promises, and own our mistakes openly. Embracing humility, we acknowledge that we don’t have all the answers and remain open to others’ new ideas and methods.


Ensuring everyone’s safety is our top priority. We follow regulations rigorously and stay proactive with safety measures, including using aerial work platforms and installing temporary stairs and railings during framing. Regular training sessions and toolbox talks reinforce safety protocols, while ongoing education ensures all team members are equipped for the job. Our commitment? No task is assigned without our willingness to do it ourselves.


We aim to be an employer of choice, fostering growth in our employees’ professional lives. As a family business, we cherish a close-knit atmosphere with a small, manageable team, ensuring a supportive environment.



Gary neven

Originally planning to become an accountant, Gary graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in 1990. Realizing a desk job wasn’t his calling, he joined the family business that year and started a carpentry apprenticeship, achieving his Red Seal certificate in 1993. With his combined business education and hands-on carpentry skills, Gary was well-equipped to grow the company and personally design many of the homes he built.

Gary lives in Ancaster with his wife, Brenda, and enjoys fishing, vacationing in Florida, and spending time with his five grandchildren.

Gary Neven


After completing his Architectural Technology degree at Mohawk College in 2015, Mark gained real-world experience in the heavy civil industry, contributing to major projects like the Milton Velodrome and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. After ten months, he joined the family business, Neven Construction/Custom Homes, as the fourth-generation member.

Mark lives in Dundas with his wife, Maegan, and their three children. He enjoys family trips up North and playing baseball in his spare time.

Mark Neven

What does it mean
to be TARION certified?

Neven Construction is fully licensed and authorized by the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) and Tarion. It’s imperative to adhere to these regulations before offering to sell, agreeing to sell, or commencing construction on a home.

The Neven Family

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