THE CANDUE DIFFERENCE
Our portfolio includes: Custom homes, townhouses and cottages, residential subdivision development, rural residential development and demolition. On staff – architect, landscapers, interior design consultant and trusted subcontractors. Superior customer service staff ensure a smooth build from the ground up and from start to finish.
Sturdy 2 X 6 exterior wall frame construction for superior stability and building integrity, designed to last a lifetime 1” Styrofoam giving an R26 value Elegant Ceramic Tile in mudroom, laundry and all Bathrooms In your choice of colours Carrara 2 panel square closet doors open easily and are far better and safer than bifold or slider doors ¾” subfloors all glued, sanded and screwed to minimize squeaks Garage fully insulated, drywalled, taped and painted with Steel insulated garage doors Beautiful and durable Kember flooring on complete main floor, with a selection of colours/stains from which to choose Custom Kitchens incorporating the classic elegance of crown molding and premium height cabinets with top drawers for plentiful storage space throughout Oversized windows allow for maximum natural lighting and open easily to let the fresh air in Energy Star Design for the ultimate in energy-efficient and environmentally friendly living
MEET OUR TEAM
PresidentDon has been working in the new home business since 1980. Don started at the bottom step and has been through all aspects of the home construction, sales and after sale service of the business. Don has successfully made CANDUE a Tarion registered home construction company since 1990. Don is a people person and loves dealing with everyone from the construction and customer sides of the business. Don has been actively staying at the leading edge of construction technology through constant upgrading of his skills and knowledge at the Ontario Homebuilders Association. Don was a founding member of the Saugeen Homebuilders Association and a past President of the same organization. Off the site, Don is a former Junior hockey player now involved in the management side of high level hockey. Don is married with two sons. Don’s two sons have launched their own careers, one as a professional and the other in the construction business.
Office ManagerSusan and Don met while working in Guelph, Susan in the accounting field and Don in the construction business. Combined with Don’s passion for building and Susan’s accounting expertise, together they established Candue Homes in 1987. Susan became the Secretary/Treasurer for the company as well as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper. She is a vital part of the day to day operations at Candue. Susan being born and raised in Durham relocated with Don back home to put down roots where they have since raised a family and have been actively involved in the community. Susan is the current treasurer of the Durham Curling Club and an executive member of the Durham Thundercats Senior Hockey Club. Married for 35 years and in Business together for 35 Don and Susan have successfully raised a family and built a company together.
Site SupervisorChad enjoys working with the customer to ensure that no detail is missed. Candue Homes believes that knowledge is key to a great Site Supervisor and have sent Chad to numerous training courses. He is knowledgeable in the area of energy efficient home construction and has recently received an ENERGY STAR Certificate for New Home Construction as well as Tarion Builder Education courses in Delayed Closing Warranty and Mold. Chad lives in a Custom Built Candue Home in Durham with his wife and two children.
Lead CarpenterJosh is a fully licensed Red Seal Carpenter. He earned his certification at Georgian College in Owen Sound and completed his apprenticeship under Candue Homes. Josh’s attention to detail is what Candue Homes strives for. Whether the job is big or small Josh always ensures the client is getting the best finished product. Josh lives in his own custom Candue home he built in Ayton with his girlfriend. Josh enjoys playing and refereeing hockey as well.
Finish Carpenter / Customer ServiceCalvin comes to Candue Homes with over 35 years experience in the home building industry. He has been involved in every aspect of the process but his strength is in the details. This makes him the ideal customer service person. He works with every home owner during the final stages of closing. Calvin leaves no detail unfinished cleaning up all the loose ends and applying the finishing touches. He strives to ensure your home has been taken care of from top to bottom ensuring things are done the right way.
CarpenterGatlin is involved in all aspects of the build from start to finish. There’s not a job he can’t or won’t do! Away from the job Gatlin plays goalie for the Durham Thundercats. He also helps coach in West Grey Minor Hockey.
Foam Installer / CarpenterWade joined the Candue Team as a certified spray foam installer, but he doesn’t stop there. Wade plays a role in all aspects of the build. His carpentry skills make him an asset to all parts of construction. Wade is a certified foam installer with CUFCA. Outside of work Wade has a small hobby farm where he raises goats.
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