Serving the community since 1952 as a true family business
As contributing citizens to its social infrastructure confirming the axiom that a business that is local, small and focused on core values gets the right results every time.
The name Neven Custom Homes Ltd. is an established company, specializing in home renovation and new home construction, under the family's third generation, Gary Neven. Today, Gary follows much of the business approach of his father, Andrew, and grandfather, George, with a focus on the local market. Gary offers exceptional value in design, a team of highly skilled tradesmen and a personal one-on-one relationship with each client. Gary's religious and family values are evident in his everyday dealings with customers and employees. What gives Gary enormous pride is the request for renovation work by the present owners of homes built by George and Andrew Neven many years ago. "The knowledge that I am adding to my grandfather's work is really a thrill for me." Considering the work he has undertaken since becoming president of the company in 1993, it is the response to the challenge to recreate in renovation projects that has given him great satisfaction.
"I've had people say at the end of a build, 'Wow, that was fun. I would enjoy doing it again,'"
Insisting that their son complete his formal education before allowing him into the business, Andrew and his wife, Joanne, encouraged Gary to complete a four-year business degree from McMaster University and obtain his Carpentry License from Mohawk College, which have been the bedrock for Gary's business plans. Andrew and Joanne managed the company for 30 years, during which the company's identification with Ancaster, Flamborough and Dundas became entrenched. Knowledge of the area's historical backdrop and residential architectural styles were a natural progression for the company. Evidence of this is being included in a short list of approved builders by the Dundas Historical Society. With a strategy of 10 to 12 projects a year, equally split between new construction and renovation, the full-time staff and Gary's wife, Brenda, effectively manage the demands which these projects present.
Story: Tiffany Mayer - Spring 2017 Our Homes
Photo: Jason Hartog