Staging & Design
Your home is among your greatest prized possessions. It’s where you eat, sleep, dream and spend time with family and friends. Collins Homes and Renovations works with you to create concepts, design plans and ideas to complement your taste, lifestyle and budget. We help transform your house into a home you can be proud to call your own.
A strong foundation isn’t just important when it comes to homes, but also when it comes to collaborating with clients. Collins Homes and Renovations uses their extensive hands-on building expertise and cutting-edge visualization tools to bring you a design that is as unique as you, all while making the space work and flow effectively.
Turn Key Package
Building a new home can come with many challenges. At Collins Homes and Renovations we take the stress out of the new home construction process by using our own highly trained crew. We work with you from picking the perfect lot, to the design process all the way through to the completion of your new home.
Family Tree of Builders
Brothers Melville, Albert and George Reid along with family friend Bill Laing, began Reid & Laing Limited General Contractors back in 1947, and started out building wartime bungalows in the community. As business flourished the Reid name became synonymous with residential and commercial development around Guelph, Ontario. The Reid brothers started the tradition.
In the late 1970’s the second generation of Reid contractors began to learn the trade and how to run the business in the Guelph, Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo area. In the early 1980’s part of the Reid family left for the East Coast and continued the tradition in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In 2003, Melville’s grandson, Evan Collins began building and renovating homes in the Halifax area. Having over 700 homes built in Halifax and surrounding area with a number of prominent home builders, Evan followed in his grandfathers footsteps by opening Collins Homes & Renovations Ltd, the 3rd generation to carry on the home building tradition.
The team at Collins Homes & Renovations not only looks back on its roots, but also ahead to the future with a focus on energy efficient homes & features, trendy designs, chic finishes and open concept floor plans that work for you! From 1947 to 2017… #70YearsInTheMaking
Collins Homes Crew
Owner / Operator
You can say home building runs in Evan’s veins. Coming from a long line of builders he grew up loving the trade and became passionate about offering the highest quality materials and craftsmanship on every project. With over 700 homes under his belt, Evan is able to provide one-of-a-kind service to Nova Scotia home builders, starting from the initial stages to the last walk through of your home building or renovation project.
General / Project Manager
Wes Strome is a seasoned project management professional, with 15+ years in the construction industry. Wes’s experience includes architectural design and planning, project management and construction estimating. Through his experience and education, Wes has developed a keen sense of project tracking and construction analytics; this knowledge not only helps keep projects on-time and budget, but allows Collins Homes & Renovations to expand into the Commercial market. Wes is excited to work with our clients and help bring their visions to life.
Staging & Design
When Ashley’s love of all things DIY turned into a sincere love and passion for home staging and design she took a leap of faith and followed her lifelong dream to create beautiful spaces. Each new Nova Scotia home builders client that builds or renovates with Collins Homes & Renovations receives a complementary consultation with Ashley to assist with the selections of flooring, cabinetry, paint colours, and finishes. With her strong sense of colour, texture and trending designs, Ashley can transform any new space to look like that magazine perfect home, without sacrificing budget or functionality.
Sales & Marketing
With over 20 years in Real Estate Sales, Marketing and Management, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge to her clients who are buying, selling, building, relocating or downsizing. Cheryl also has expertise in VIP relocation & is certified in new construction sales for Nova Scotia home builders. Cheryl has achieved numerous awards throughout her career for being a top producer in Real Estate.
Cheryl is a designated “International CB Previews Luxury Property Specialist.” Other designations are CAPS, SRES, ABR and Smart Homes.