The roots of homebuilding for the Reid's Heritage Group of companies can be traced back to 1947 when George Reid and his partner started out as "Reid and Laing." Orin Reid, founder of the Reid's Group worked with his father George from the time he was old enough to hold a broom, and in 1978 Orin and his wife Jane incorporated Reid's Heritage Homes. The company continues to be family-owned and operated.
"Over the years, the Reid family name has helped us establish caring, long-term relationships with people. It has taken years to foster and nurture these relationships along the way, but today the investment is paying dividends. Thanks to some really great people working for me, I've been able to achieve success in the company. When we chose the name, Reid's Heritage Homes, we wanted the name to have a connotation of a quality product that would withstand the test of time - a product that was put together with thought and care - not just slapped together. Our name stands for superior workmanship, landscaping that sets itself apart from the rest, and for people who understand and care. It takes many years to build a good name, and I've been grateful to have had that opportunity. Today, people who my dad built new homes for are buying retirement homes from us, and their children are buying their first Reid's Heritage Group home."
- Orin Reid (1952-2000)
Built on a solid reputation of quality, integrity and service, Reid’s Heritage Homes is one of Ontario’s leading builders. The same enduring values that motivated our founder Orin Reid, inspire our many diverse communities today. For over 30 years, Reid’s Heritage Homes has proudly developed homes ranging from single detached homes, mid-rise condos, two-storey, executive and bungalow townhomes, to custom estates and active adult communities.
In every home we build, our commitment to excellence is defined by our LiveWISE™ program, which underlines our award-winning emphasis on top quality, satisfied customers, environmental responsibility, superior service, exceptional design, and the creation of vibrant neighbourhoods.
Every company has its own unique corporate culture. It can best be described as a mindset, or “the way we do things around here”. It is rooted in our history, the founding principles on which our company is based, and how we deal with each other, our purchasers, trades and suppliers every day. Satisfied customers are the fundamental building blocks of our successes.
We embrace our “Customer for Life” philosophy and live it through our core values, with the belief that it will strengthen and grow our current and future relationships.
As a solid foundation is essential in residential home building, our company core values are the foundation to our success. They play a significant role in our hiring process and are shown proudly every day by each of our team members.
Our Core Values
Our dedication to our values and traditions has established us as an award winning developer, with accolades including:
2007: Built the first North American LEED* Platinum Home in Canada
*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
2012: First home builder to receive the Energy Star Builder of the Year Award from the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada
2013: Recipient of the Ontario Home Builder of the Year Award from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association
2014: Ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada
2014: Selected as one of five builders in Canada to demonstrate Net Zero construction in a production environment (NRCan/Owens Corning ECO EII)
2015: Selected to participate as a member of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) Net Zero Council
2015: Recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers
2015: Preston Meadows is the first, and so far the only project in Canada to have successfully completed all three stages of LEED-ND Certification
2015: Recipient of the Avid Benchmark Award for providing extraordinary customer experience in Ontario
2015: Opened the first Net Zero Energy home in Canada under the National Net Zero Demonstration Program
2015: Recipient of the Platinum award in the Home Builder category in the Annual Cambridge Times Readers Choice Awards