history

Habitat Studio was founded in 1992 by Bruce Watt and Vince Campbell. After completing two homes in our first year, we’ve grown consciously, steadily, and responsibly. By our 20th anniversary we were completing between 15 and 18 homes annually. This controlled growth has allowed us to continue building high quality homes without compromising our values of design and construction excellence.

When Peter Amerongen joined as a third partner in 1994, sustainability and energy efficiency became the hallmark of our homes. Peter’s passion for practical, durable, and sustainable construction continues to be built into all of our projects. Now, Habitat Studio has become a nationally recognized industry leader in energy efficiency and sustainability.

Over the years we’ve maintained the same owner/operator format and have added an exceptional group of designers, project managers, and construction staff. The early 90’s brought the addition of Trevor Hoover and Norm Perrin, now Senior Partners and since then, Rick Young and Jason Hoover have risen to Junior Partners, destined to take over. Peter continues to work with us, but in a smaller capacity. No matter who holds the key to Habitat Studio, our core values of excellence, organization, integrity, innovation, and safety will persist.

To encourage a high level of employee engagement and dedication we use an employee profit sharing program. The result is a front line commitment to quality and attention to detail in every project that we build.

We are now an award-winning national leader in custom home building, sustainable design, and green building practices. The core fundamentals at Habitat are custom designing and custom building (with our custom management process being as green as we are). Our hard work has earned us awards for our exceptional beauty, high-quality, and sustainable homes from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Net-Zero Energy Home coalition, and more.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can make your project a reality.