Testimonials

Clients and Builders alike have great things to say about their experience with Discovery Dream Homes!


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“For a first timer at designing a custom home/cottage, Shawn Hunter and his design team made it very easy for me! With the help of their 3-D program, DDH salesman Kirk Figueira and builder Kevin Mills, I was able to make all the changes that I wanted from the original plan that I liked. Everything was completed in a timely manner. For the few problems that arose during the construction process, DDH was there to make everything Right! No Hassle!

I absolutely love my DDH cottage and all my guests have enjoyed it as well. It is exactly what I wanted! Special thanks to Cody Mills for constructing this dream cottage for my family. Your workmanship and dedication is second to none!”

Bob Witmeyer
Kenisis Lake, Haliburton, Ontario


100_8428“WOW!!!…..that’s all we can say about your efforts to complete our mini retro-fit at our Tim Hortons location in Bancroft. I new right away we had found the company that we wanted to represent Tim’s great brand and your design and execution was right on.

Our store looks like it should, rustic and cottage like, in, what I think is the most picturesque area of Ontario. We are very proud of our Tim Hortons restaurant, and very thankful to Discovery Dream Homes for accepting our project, and making it better than we could have ever imagined.

I am glad we found the Discovery Team!
Sincerely,”

Glenn and Nancy Keating - Tim Horton’s
Bancroft, Ontario


20110722_30“I am very happy with the appearance of the decor beams which give my house a very authentic timber frame appearance…”

“Chris (sales consultant) was very helpful and visited the site each time he was requested to do so. I would definitely consider working with Discovery and Chris in the future.”

Dan Cousins
Gould Lake, Kingston, Ontario


“Congratulations to Discovery and its whole team involved in delivering this project! I am delighted with the results. Thanks to all for helping make my “dream” garage happen. Discovery’s performance was everything you said it would be, especially the on-site contributions by Dan. He ensured that the first timber-frame ever raised by Ernie and his crew turned out to be just what it should be – a great, enjoyable, satisfying experience (and for the owner too!). Outstanding! Best regards to you and all the team at Discovery.”

Phil Stoddart
Balsam lake, Ontario


“We chose Discovery because we felt they could design a true custom home over other firms.The 3D design process helped a lot..”

Lorne Atkinson
Stoney Lake, Ontario

 

 

 


_TPP4178“The renovation project to add post and beams to our house went super well. We know better than anyone how much more useful the space is and our visitors continually remark on the WOW factor when they first see it. Discovery and staff did a superb job in helping us make the timber framing, interior layout and finishes all fit in with the overall project concept.”

“Don’t waste your money on a high priced architect. Shawn Hunter and the Discovery Team will work with you to develop the the design YOU want and you will feel great about it for years to come.”

Jack Russell
Northumberland Hills, Ontario

“Hey Shawn – trusses are up and they look fantastic – I’ve attached some phone pics – but even this way you can tell that they are fantastic!”

Jeff Casey
Windsor, Ontario


“Our timber frame front porch completely changed the look of our home; the timbers defiantly brought the elegance and charm we were hoping for……thanks Discovery!!”

Marilyn and Ernie Kuzenko
Rice Lake, Ontario


crudge“Once we got into working with the staff at Discovery we realized that not only did they offer the very best wood but the in house design capabilities in their organization were a winning combination. Discovery was able to work with our local contractor Sargeant Pickard Custom Homes and landscape/site architect Cory Stechyshyn to bring all the design and build criteria to reality.”

“Now that it is a year after the build and landscaping is finished we are more then just pleased. We truly have a ‘Dream Home’.”

Ron & Terry Crudge
Memory Lake, Thunderbay, Ontario


5“I have worked with many suppliers and designers over the years and have found Discovery Dream Homes design team excellent to work with and the timber frame homes are show pieces.”

Brian Seargeant - Seargeant Pickard Fine Homes
Thunderbay, Ontario


gideon-sm“Having a log cottage on a quiet picturesque lake in the Algonquin region has always been a dream of mine. I want to thank Gary, Ted and everyone at Discovery for making my dream a reality. The entire process from beginning to end was just so smooth and headache free. You even found me a fantastic builder. It’s great when things go better than expected, and I even made a few friends along the way.”

John Gideon
Eagle Lake, South River, Ontario


76865_10150090347120813_6989584_n“Thank you and your staff so much for all of your hard work! The playhouses were just amazing!! Your dedication and enthusiasm for the project was much appreciated… Thanks for everything Shawn. It was an amazing event and your team was awesome.”

Sarah Tate, Executive Director - Habitat for Humanity
Peterborough, Ontario


gideon2-sm“Working with DDH is made very easy by their willingness to help and offer any and all support that you need . When my company was installing our first log home the technical staff physically came to the job site and not only gave us words of advice but also helped physically by lifting and fitting with us . The same goes for the timber framing aspects of the build.Whenever there was a design question or a technical question they are always eager to offer answers and any suggestion that can make the job easy. At anytime they were willing to come to the site if need be, even when the site was 4 hours away in the middle of the bush.”

The log and timber packages fit together very well and when there was any kind of problem DDH was very quick to correct the problem or make a new piece if need be. The sales and design team were very willing to listen and act upon any structural changes that I as a builder saw that would save, not only my guys time but the customer money.”

Greg Misner
Misner Construction


_DSC0003“It’s a pleasure to be able to recommend Discovery Dreams Homes for your consideration. My husband (an engineer) wanted to build a post and beam house on our lakefront property, when he retired. So for the last few years before he retired, we visited every post and beam model home within 300 miles of Toronto, we bought every magazine and read all the books. The team at Discovery Homes were the group we finally selected and we’re very glad we did. The computer generated drawings made the house come alive. They had lots of patience when we changed our minds.

Our property had been in the family for generations and we wanted to use some of the pines from the property in the new house. Their machines were able to accommodate, so now we can point to a big beam in the living room and tell the story of that piece of wood.

My husband has always worked with wood ( building a strip canoe and fine furniture) so he was very specific about the builder – although the builder we wanted had never erected a post and beam home. Discovery’s team were very helpful and I think the builder was excited to give it a try. The timbers all arrived numbered and the frame was put together like a barn raising – with no nails! Discovery was very responsive to any erection problems. Two of the posts were incorrect , and with no argument, the correct posts were delivered to our site the next day. When the frame was up, we followed tradition and had a timber frame party for all the folks who had worked on it and a few neighbors – another reason for building a Timberframe home.

Promises were delivered on time and with back up support. We don’t hesitate to recommend Discovery Dream homes.”

Sandra and Richard Burri
Burleigh Fall, Ontario


“To all: Just want to let you know that in March we installed the Timberframe in our new house in Lion’s Head. The installation went together well, dimensions worked out very good and it looks great. Our thanks to everyone at Discovery for a job well done. We will refer others to Discovery if given the opportunity and will certainly consider your product line for future projects. Thanks again.”

Darryl and Cathy Gare
Northern Bruce Projects


“We want to thank you, and the entire team at Discovery for the superior product and service you provided for the construction of our cottage.It’s not often that such a major construction project is completed without a major hitch. We felt throughout that Discovery was truly interested in our customer satisfaction.”

Mike & Maureen Coates
Centennial Lake, Ontario


100_5200“Our new store entrance needed to fit with the character of Apsley and surrounding cottage country by being warm and inviting. The Discovery Team made that happen.”

Kim & Joyce Dunford - Apsley Home Building Centre
Aplsey, Ontario


“The beams have EXCEEDED my expectations. We love them! Our incredible experience started with fantastic customer service from the first phone call, through design, right through to pick up. You guys are a top notch organization. Please pass this on to all involved.”

Mike Dimech
Ennismore, Ontario


“We wanted to build a modest cottage on our 2.5 acre island. We knew it was going to be a long journey, but after contacting Discovery Dream Homes, things moved right along. From our first telephone conversation with the design team, we knew we were on our way. We live 5 hours from our cottage site and 3 hours from Discovery Dream Homes’ head office, but distance didn’t matter. The team worked on our design. I think we had three different cottages throughout the total process. Things would get changed due to township regulations and so on. After a lot of patience and cooperation, the team created the final design and we were on our way. The materials arrived on site with no problems and construction began. Quality all the way!! We even took our old paint cans into Discovery so they could match our wood siding with the colours of our “out-house”. And the colours are perfect. It’s all about details, and Discovery shines in this area. We had an” old cottage” look in mind and we got exactly that. We were thrilled with every step along the way. This was our first experience of building and Discovery Dream Homes made it as stress free as possible. Thank you for making our dream cottage come true!!!”

Nicki and Bill Glassier
Cranberry Lake, Ontario


100_3997“It is a true pleasure to recommend Discovery Dream Homes to anyone considering log construction. We are currently enjoying our “first Discovery experience and we love every minute of it. Since we are neither builders, nor are we experienced in log construction we relied heavily on support and information from the team at Discovery. Every question and request was promptly handled with the efficiency and professionalism one would hope for, but without ever losing that personal touch.

The detailed design, the quality of the logs and the accuracy of the cuts made the installation easy and very enjoyable. Everyone who stopped in to see the process was amazed by the simplicity of the construction and the ease of the build. Once Ray got us started there was no holding back and within five working days a six man crew installed the entire log package for a 2500 sq ft. building.

Our next home will definitely be a Discovery Dream Home and we encourage anyone who is considering log or timberframe to give the team at  Discovery the opportunity to showcase their talent. You won’t be disappointed.”

Bill & Kelly Harris - Sam’s Place General Store
Cordova Mines, Ontario


“We have owned our Discovery home for over 4 years. We could not imagine a finer way to live! We are very pleased with the actual structure and with all our dealings with Ted and the crew at Discovery Dream Homes.”

Paul Ivany
Kirkfeild, Ontario


mountainview-sm“We are finished with our home. It has been about one year in the works but well worth every minute. Thank you both for all your hard work to make our dream come true. I am sending along a picture and if you are ever in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin please look us up.”

Dennis & Lynn Marquardt
Stugeon Bay, WI USA


“The Clarke timber frame was raised today in just six hours with no problems or difficulties of any kind. We did do some pre-assembly yesterday after the timbers were delivered. Our client and the home owner are both very pleased. I also enjoyed seeing Dan Connell again today at the site.

Please convey my thanks to all those at Discovery Dream Homes who contributed to the success and timely delivery of this project. We look forward to working with all of you again on future timber frame projects.

Best regards,”

Scott Murray
ThistleWood Timber Frame Homes


“Ray, it was good to talk with you yesterday and catch up. When I got off the phone, I felt badly that I had not expressed sufficiently how delighted we have been with the stairs to the basement. They are wonderful. And having spent a lot of time building various parts of this house, we were grateful for just being able to put them up in place so painlessly.

I appreciate the wonderful way that you and your design team have been involved in this project. You listened to us very well, had infinite patience with our seemingly endless questions, told us what was possible and not possible with great clarity, and helped us dream our Discovery Dream Home log addition. The closer it gets to completion, the more we feel the happy blend of old and new. I’d recommend your company to anyone wanting to build a home.”

Many thanks”

Lawrence Stibbards & Joy Davey
Haliburton, Ontario


“Our dealings with the Discovery representative, Mr. Peter Devit were very professional yet enjoyable. He provided us with solid advice in an informative and helpful manner and was available throughout the entire process. It was a real pleasure to deal with him.

The fact that we could draw rough plans that Discovery then turned into plans for us to review and approve and then to construction drawings for our contractor allowed us to have a home that met all of our wants and needs. Although there are minor things we might change if we were to do it again, the decisions were all ours.
Discovery delivered all of the expected products on time and according to the plan. We and our contractor were very impressed with the details in the drawings and the quality of the material we received. We are certainly pleased with the finished product and we would recommend Discovery home to others.”

John Howard and Jaye Shuttleworth
Lac-Des-Loups, Quebec


“In terms of the overall project, we are very happy with the quality of materials and the exterior appearance. It seems to gather admiring stares from passersby on the lake and compliments from friends and family.

Our experience to date regarding the interior is that it compliments our desire to achieve a warm, homey feeling. We also are excited by the options we have for choosing a variety of finishes on the interior. The contrast of wood, ceramic, stone and even some painted drywall are all fun to play with and seem to add to the log appeal.”

Brian McKinlay
Apsley, Ontario


“We would like to express our appreciation to the entire Team at Discovery Dream Homes for helping us to realize a lifelong dream of owning such a uniquely Canadian vacation home which integrates beautifully onto our property on Georgian Bay . While we are aware that creating a project of this magnitude could have been a potential source of frustration. Our experience with Discovery Dream Homes was extremely satisfying, at each step of the process your staff ensured that we had everything that we needed to make this project a success. We were always left with the impression that your Team was as committed to making this dream come alive as we were.”

Robert and Louise Brownlee
Georgian Bay, Ontario


071F“It was a pleasure working with the Discovery Team on a recent project. As a builder, the efficiency of any build really depends on the quality of the product. The product quality coupled with the availability of Discovery’s staff to answer questions truly made our experience a pleasurable one. I appreciate saying – We look forward to the next one!”

Paul Kealey - Tackaberry Log Homes
Ottawa, Ontario

 

 


dianne-sm“Thanks so much for your help with renovating our century home. We couldn’t be any happier with the end result which far exceeded our expectations. Discovery’s team was a great help with the architecture and design and was always pleasant to work with.

After successfully completing our living room, we were excited to expand further into our Kitchen. We are so thrilled with everyone’s comments on how much our house has changed and how they would love to change places with us.”

Dianne Buxton
Palmer Rapids, Ontario


100_1052“As you recall our first contact was four years ago this coming summer. Our five year mission is almost complete. I would like to thank all involved at Discovery Dream Homes for your patience and the time you spend with us to plan and build our dream cottage.

It took us two years to find the plan that would suit our life style. Once we decided we had to find a supplier. We spoke to a dozen suppliers all of who had promises to build our cottage. Once we narrowed it down to two and having visited both plants, we decided to go with Discovery Dream Homes. We liked the way we were treated and the way in which they conduct business. Ben Hunter, Shawn, Jennifer and John King were calling me personally to discuss the plans and many options for our Dream Cottage.

We are very satisfied with the construction, fit and finish of all that was supplied by Discovery Dreams Homes. We would highly recommend prospective purchasers to trust and believe in Discovery Dream Homes. Again, many thanks for everything you have done.”

John and Leona Kenny
Renfrew, Ontario


buso1-sm“Thanks Shawn and thanks to the Discovery Dream Home team. You supplied us with great drawings and ideas to help us create a beautiful backyard Cabana and a wonderful boathouse that we can enjoy for many many years.”

Bruno Buso
Lake Rosseau, Ontario


“The whole design process was excellent, especially the virtual views and ease with which changes were made. even though i had the basic design we wanted, you made some good suggestions for changes and improvements that we ended up using, and I’m glad we did. as for the finished product, it is spectacular, and we are enjoying it very much. Everyone who comes to visit for the first time is absolutely blown away with jealousy for our grand kitchen! as you know, finishing work is ongoing, and will continue to be for some time, if you are in the area you are more than welcome to stop in again and have a visit.”

Sean and Lorna Traviss
Peterborough, Ontario