BUILDER STORY


Louis and Andy Veenstra

The Veenstra family has deep roots in Stratford and surrounding area. With a strong connection to the community and an affinity for building homes, Earth Park Homes, now a second generation builder is carrying on this tradition with their grandest project to date: Coventry of Stratford.

Growing up and raising his children in Shakespeare and Stratford has lead Louis Veenstra, President of Earth Park Homes, to garner a deep dedication for the preservation and prosperity of the area. Since the 1980’s, the Veenstras have  been heavily involved in the surrounding community; from school events, hockey practices and social gatherings, Louis and his family have continued to contribute to the community everyone has grown to love and cherish. Now, over 35 years later, Louis’ son Andy works alongside him, and has his own lifetime of fond memories of this great community.

It is his deep love and passion for the city of Stratford that inspired his vision for Coventry, Stratford’s only master-planned community. Influenced by the city that gave him so much over the years, Louis has sought out to develop a one-of-a-kind master-planned community that will allow more families to enjoy this wonderful community.

Featuring exclusive Energy Star® homes, unprecedented product selection, exterior details, designer streetscapes and modern layouts; Louis and his Earth Park team endeavour to bring homeowners a taste of finer living surrounded by small town charm and hospitality. Coventry presents the opportunity for Stratford to flourish. Filled with many home design collections and inhabited by like-minded families who harness similar values and seek the small town lifestyle and intimate charm that Stratford has to offer, Coventry will pave the way for the next generation of new home ownership throughout the city.

Earth Park Homes believes in building communities that continue to grow, long after the builder is gone, resulting in a long-lasting, thriving and sought after community; and Coventry is no exception. Building in small communities is what Louis and his team have grown to know. It’s his passion and dedication that has led Earth Park to construct over 500 new homes throughout the Perth and Oxford Counties and The Region of Waterloo.

They value the hard-work, honesty and dedication derived from small town living, using only local trades and local suppliers to construct their grandest community yet.

"As a homebuilder building new homes across Southwestern Ontario for over 20 years, I have had the privilege to work with a great number of trades, suppliers and sales representatives.  The sales team at Coventry of Stratford consisting of Karen Kessel (Sales Manager, Planet Realty Inc.) and  Shannon Doell and Kirk Smith (Sales Representatives, Sutton Group Realty), have been exceptional to work with and excellent ambassadors for Earth Park Homes in Stratford.  As a small builder, to be able to manage the volume of sales and construction that this community has generated, it would be impossible without the hard work and outstanding level of service that this team has consistently demonstrated day in and day out.

I am proud to have this team represent my business and am proud to nominate them for the 2015 Most Outstanding Service Professional."

Louis Veenstra
President, Earth Park Homes