COMPANY TIMELINE

1988

New Horizon President, Jeff Paikin, starts his career in Covington Homes Inc. This start-up company built over 100 homes in 3 years on the south-central Hamilton Mountain.

1992

New Horizon VP, Joe Giacomodonato begins Donato Homes, specializing in both building and renovating homes.

1994

New Horizon Homes Inc. is incorporated. 4 employees are part of the team.

1994

New Horizon’s first project is completed off of Bronte Road in Oakville – 3 single-family infill lots.

1995

New Horizon purchases the 4-storey commercial building at 69 John Street in downtown Hamilton. This building would become the home for the company for the next 23 years.

1997

New Horizon receives first recognition award in company history – HHHBA’s most outstanding exterior on a home under 2,499 sq. ft. and HHHBA’s best townhome under 1,449 sq. ft. (Fields of Fiddler’s Green)

1998

Joe and Jeff find each other while Joe is looking for a partner to co-build 34 condo-townhomes on Headon Road in Burlington.

1999

Joe and Jeff complete their first project together on Headon Road in Burlington called Headon Estates- 6 beautifully-customized single-family homes.

1999

The New Horizon team grows from 4 people to 10.

2003

Jeff Paikin is named the Rooftopper of the Year for all of Canada through the Canadian Home Builder’s Association.

2008

New Horizon builds their first condo building – Westwood on Plains Road comprising of 49 suites.

2009

New Horizon wins the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s FIRST EVER “Builder of Canada’s Green Home” Award for the Smith Residence on Russ Road in Grimsby thanks to Joe’s innovative efforts.

2009

New Horizon receives first recognition for a condo build – HHHBA’s best condominium apartment 1,200 sq. ft. and over (The Beverly, Westwood)

2011

New Horizon wins the HHHBA Environmental Leadership Award.

2011

New Horizon becomes the successful bidder against 23 firms on an RFP to build the “Kingsway” project, on the corner of Plains Road and Kingsway Avenue in Aldershot.  Through innovative design and planning, not only did New Horizon complete Halton Community Housing Corporation’s request for 65 suites for seniors, but they also negotiated with the Burlington Public Library to move their Aldershot branch to the main floor of this 6-storey building. Kingsway also becomes New Horizon’s first geothermal building.

2012

New Horizon announces new condo development at the site of the old Thistle Club in the Durand District of Hamilton. “City Square Condos” will be the first new condo development in downtown Hamilton in over 20 years.

2012

New Horizon’s Design Centre is recognized by the HHHBA as the best Design Centre under 1,200 sq. ft.

2012

New Horizon Homes changes its name to New Horizon Development Group to encompass the new styles of projects – condos.

2013

New Horizon President, Jeff Paikin, is named Hamilton’s Citizen of the Year.

2015

A record-setting number of people attend the Waterfront Trails Condos and Towns grand opening sales event – almost 1,000 people pass through the tent doors throughout the day on Stoney Creek’s waterfront.

2015

New Horizon takes over Bridgewater Residences, the $210-million development project on downtown Burlington’s waterfront. Bridgewater features two condominiums with 145 units and a hotel.

2016

New Horizon reaches a selling milestone in Stoney Creek at Sapphire Condos with over 90% of the 500 units sold in one weekend.

2017

New Horizon reaches an employee milestone of 50 team members.

2018

New Horizon sells the building that has been home to their head office for 23 years – 69 John Street South, Hamilton.

2018

Jeff Paikin is inducted into the HHHBA Hall of Fame.

2018

New Horizon begins construction on the first back-to-back townhomes in Brantford. Focus Towns sells out 90% of the community over only three sales events.

2018

New Horizon moves to their new head office on 3170 Harvester Road in Burlington – combining their Décor Centre, construction management teams, and head office administrative staff into one efficient location for the first time in the company’s history.

2019

2019 – New Horizon is recognized with the HHHBA Consumer Choice Award for a High Volume Builder, with third-party customer survey results coming in at 30% higher than the next high volume builder in the category.

TODAY

25 years of distinctive home- and condo-building, over 60 employees, 2,297 units built and counting.