Our Story - Collins Homes & Renovations Ltd


Welcome to our third-generation home building company, with a family tradition more than 75 years in the making. In its latest formation in 2003, Collins Home was established by owner and president Evan Collins, who learned the home building craft from his grandfather. We specialize in crafting exquisite new homes for both local residents and newcomers to Nova Scotia.

Family Legacy

Our legacy in home building traces back to 1947 in Guelph, Ontario, where Collin’s grandfather, Melvin Reid, along with his brothers and a friend, established Reid and Laing Limited. The company quickly gained a reputation for superior home construction, thriving as a prominent name in the industry. In the late 1970s, the second generation of Reid contractors honed their skills, constructing homes in southwestern Ontario.

In the early 1980s, part of the family relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where we continued upholding the tradition of high-quality home construction.

Premier Home Building

Since its inception, with over 700 homes completed, Collins Homes remains a premier home building company in Nova Scotia, dedicated to realizing our customers’ visions. We specialize in designing bright, efficient, and functional homes tailored to meet the demands of modern family lifestyles. Numerous satisfied customers, including delighted children, have provided testimonials, which you can find just below.
Thank you for exploring our website. We would be delighted to discuss your home building project and share more about our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

 Some of Our Favourite Testimonials…


What Our Clients Say

“We interviewed a number of home builders and after meeting with Evan and looking at his work, we decided to build with Collins Homes & Renovations….We are now living in our home and we couldn't be happier with their work! We will forever be grateful to the Collins Homes team and would highly recommend them to anyone!"

Elisha Nicole Tantallon

"We've had a great experience working with Evan, both in building and renovating our home. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and takes pride in his work. Would recommend."

Kimberly Buckle St. Margaret's Bay

"Great experience with Evan @ Collin's Homes & Renovations! Would be happy to chat with anyone who is considering Evan for a new home build in the future."

Kayla Fitzpatrick Tantallon

"As we sit in our new home, we are very grateful for the beauty that surrounds us! Collins Homes & Renovations Ltd captured our dream for our growing family perfectly! With honesty, care and attention to detail. We are very happy we were guided towards them for our building journey! Thank you Collins Homes for the memories of building and the memories to come in our new home."

Holly L Robart Wellington

“Evan was excellent to work with from the start to finish. Evan was always professional…his knowledge of the business is very apparent. His calm demeanour and promptness in dealing with any issues that arose really helped make this build enjoyable and low stress. We couldn't be happier with our home! We would be happy to talk more to anyone who is interested in building with Collins Homes."

Ang Macneil Fall River

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