How To

To thoroughly understand the functionality of our Image Viewing Application, read through the instructions below. There are 2 sections to the application:

One section illustrates Home Renderings, which are artist interpretations designed based on plan specifications. The purpose of these renderings is to assist customers visualize their new DeNoble Home. Within this section, the customer can perform the following functions:

  • 1. Home Details – provides the details of the home model being illustrated in the images.
  • 2. Floor Plan – opens the floor plan of the current home in a new tab.
  • 3. Sales Centre – provide the customer with information on sales centre location.
  • 4. Image Gallery – access the second section of the application, which is discussed below.
  • 5. Testimonials – provides a list of customer thoughts on their DeNoble experience.

The second section is the Image Gallery, which consists of pictures of already built DeNoble Homes to provide customers with a detailed realization of the DeNoble Difference. Customers can visualize some of our design ideas, as well as closely attend to the finishing details.

  • 1. Sales Centre – provide the customer with information on sales centre location.
  • 2. Home Renderings – access the first section of the application, which is discussed above.
  • 3. Testimonials – provides a list of customer thoughts on their DeNoble experience.
Home Details

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Testimonials

"We highly recommend this builder..."

Dear DeNoble team!

We are writing this letter to inform you that we are very happy with the customized home you have built for us.

To anyone who is interested in purchasing from Denoble Homes, we highly recommend this builder. This being our first home we have had little experience with what was necessary to achieve our goal and how complex an undertaking it could be but thanks to Chris and Tiffany, who we have had to call many times in order to understand what was necessary and the next step in the completion of our house.

The quality of the home, starting with the foundations to the final product has been done to our specifications and the standards were maintained throughout the whole building process. Thanks to Steve, who kept a thorough inspection of each step, we are truly confident that our home is safe and wonderful.

My wife, new baby daughter and I are truly proud to own "our home". Thank you Denoble Homes team for making our first home-buying experience a pleasurable one.

Cynthia, Analia-Charlotte and Narcisse Nianzou

"Amazed at the quality of our DeNoble Home..."

Hi Chris,

Thought you might like to pass this on to Steve and his crew.

We just finished having our house painted and used a painter we had used in our previous home. Dennis Prieur has been painting for over 25 years and has worked in countless new builds over the years. He was amazed at the quality of our Denoble home. He mentioned many times over the two weeks he was here that the walls and ceiling were totally square making his cutting in a breeze. The fact that Denoble used oil trim paint was the first he had ever heard of in new construction. He told me that he had told others of our quality home and felt that in his opinion Denoble Homes is one of, if not the best, new home builder out there.

Just thought I would pass on this glowing recommendation. Of course we already knew everything to be true!!!!

Gerald and Chris Parent

"We couldn't be happier in our new place..."

Hi Steve, Tiffany, Chris and the rest of the Denoble team!

We have been so busy enjoying our new home that we are just now getting around to saying a formal “ thank you!”   We couldn't be happier in our new place..it is simply beautiful. All our friends and family have commented on the quality of our new home and are jealous! The standard finishes you offer are upgrades in some of their homes! Our whole experience with your team was great....from our initial contact with Tiffany to our closing inspection with Steve, the whole process was handled in a professional yet very friendly manner. We are just thrilled with our new house, and every day we open the front door we are so happy to call this place home!

Gerald, Christine, Laura and Erin Parent

"Finishing touches of a million dollar home..."

My wife and I in submitting our 30 day Inspection list would like to add a few words.

We are both extremely happy with the quality of our new home. The workmanship, and all the small finishing touches are far above average, they exceed our expectations. To walk into our new home is to walk into a structure built with pride. Never have I seen a builder that gives you the finishing touches of a million dollar home in one that is worth far less.

As a Quality inspector for Bombardier Aircraft for over 30 years it is my job to detect the smallest imperfections in every part that goes into our planes. I have a ruthless reputation for quality and along with the eye of an artist not much can get by me. So after being in our new home for a month now it I can say it passes with flying colors. To own a house with the Denoble name etched in the front of it is to own a home built of quality.

A special thank you has to also go out to Tiffany Zandbergen who made the whole process of buying a Denoble house enjoyable from beginning to end. She was a pleasure to work with and kept us in the loop the entire way. She showed us kindness and always, always answered anything we would ask of her, she's one of a kind.

Aubrey and Liz Menezes

"Finest collection of customized homes..."

In our opinion, The Pinnacle of Williamsburg, an enclave of estate homes, is simply the finest collection of customized homes in the region. After carefully researching new home builders and locations, my wife and I realized that DeNoble Homes and The Pinnacle were ideal for our family.

Your reputation for innovative design, quality construction and particularly for elegant exterior and interior finishing is well deserved. We love the customized home you built for us.

You also made the whole home-buying experience a pleasure and we appreciated your thoughtful suggestions to meet our special needs.

Douglas N. Ewart

"Exceeded our expectations..."

Just a short note to Larry Dunphy, Steve DeNoble and all your trades people for the outstanding job in completing our house in the Pinnacle enclave in Whitby. The custom fit and finish advertised, exceeded our expectations. Changes in design were completed with no problems. During construction you recommended subtle changes, which were adopted and appreciated.

At the time of final inspection, it was very difficult to find any major problems. We did discover four very minor items to be corrected, these were addressed and completed very quickly to our satisfaction.

We highly recommend DeNoble Homes to anyone considering a touch of class when building their next house. All your hard work made our home a reality, which we are truly proud to own.

Dave and Mary Parks

"Superior work and meeting your very high standards..."

I've been living in my DeNoble home for a little more than six months now and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how thoroughly pleased I am with it. The workmanship and the attention to detail are absolutely outstanding. Everyone who visits my home is clearly impressed by it; especially those who have experienced the purchase of a brand new home before.

From the moment I walked into the Sorrento Estates sales office to browse and look at floor plans, it was very apparent that both you and Steve truly care about your projects and the quality of the homes you build. I certainly appreciated all of the insight and wisdom you have acquired through the years in this businessÉ and so willingly shared with me when I asked for your advice. As we moved through the stages of construction, I had an opportunity to meet a few of your tradesman and I was immediately impressed with their talent and their keen interest in providing superior work and meeting your very high standards.

Thank you for my beautiful new home. I am extremely proud of it and the decision I made to purchase a home from DeNoble Homes, the best builder in Durham Region and beyond. Cheers.

Jill Allen

"Amazed at the quality of craftsmanship..."

We just wanted to write you a short note to let you know how much we love our beautiful new home.

We just happened to come upon the Sorrento Estates when we were on our way to look at some resales. For fun, we decided to stop in and have a look. While we had gone to a few new developments previously, we were quite disappointed with what they had to offer. This time though, we were not to be disappointed.

We both appreciated Larry's friendly and relaxed manner while we were nervous about the prospect of our first house purchase. He gave us lots of information to assist us in our decision making and he even took us through a house still under construction so we could look at a standard version of the particular model of home we were interested in.

When we acquired our house in June, we were amazed at the quality of craftsmanship, the care in choice of hardware and of the meticulous attention to detail in finishing. We are reminded of this every time guests come to visit for the first time, as they are so impressed with what they see.

It was so nice to see Steve on our inspection day in the house making sure everything was perfect for us. We also appreciated that Steve stayed with us during our tour to give us additional information and answer any questions we might have.

When we had a small leak in our kitchen, Larry came within hours to inspect it and the problem was repaired within two days.

Our real estate agent, upon learning that we no longer needed his service, while disappointed, told us to feel free to contact him in the future should we ever move. His wife, also real estate agent said, "they bought a DeNoble home, they won't be moving anytime soon!" We agree!!

Darleen and Gary

"First home buying experiences so pleasant and rewarding..."

Just a short note just to express our sincere thanks for making our first home buying experiences so pleasant and rewarding.

From the initial, more casual meeting to the in more "in depth" ones regarding our own personal preferences for the house, we found you to be very helpful and understanding. At all times, my wife and I felt we were dealing with a knowledgeable and efficient agent who had a large amount of industry experience.

On closing of our home, there were no surprises, things were completed as per the stated timeframe, and we settled in ahead of schedule.

My wife, daughter Olivia and myself are extremely satisfied with our DeNoble home - in all aspects - craftsmanship, quality of construction materials, customer service, and punctuality. My two brothers-in-law have previously worked in construction, and both have commented on the use of high quality materials in the construction process itself, and on the abilities and friendliness of the individuals who build for DeNoble.

We're very proud of our beautiful house, and keeping up with the Jones' has never been easier!

The Gansons

"Value that is hard to find..."

First of all we hated calling it a deficiency list because there is nothing deficient about the house DeNoble built for us. Nancy & I are proud to own this home and hats off to DeNoble for Building it so well.

We would HIGHLY recommend to anyone buying a new home to select DeNoble as their builder. DeNoble's attention to fit, finish, overall dead square and level construction is second to no one. Thanks again for a job well done and delivering a Quality product, On Time, and for a Value that is hard to find in today's market!

Here is our repair list:

1. Carpet loose in a couple of spots. 2. Base of pillars in the front porch have a bit of a gap after winter. 3. A few (less than 10) screw nail pops to fix.

Let me know when you can fix these couple of things up for us.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

How To

Home Details

Floor Plan

Sales Center

Home Renderings

Testimonials

Concept has Flex Appeal

TSpicIt all started with the laundry room. When a buyer wanted it on the second floor rather than the first, Vasco Jeronimo, an architectural designer with DeNoble homes in Whitby, started thinking.

He figured there must be a way to allow buyers greater choice in the design of their homes. After playing with the floor plans - adding wider hallways, extra windows on the front, three or four bedrooms, laundry facilities on any of three levels, and an upgrade option of completed attic or custom finished basement - the Flex Home was born.

This concept allows prospective buyers to create up to 30 different interior layouts from one footprint, including location of the staircase, and wheelchair accessible options. Instead of the standard A and B elevations, it offers six exteriors.

"What often happens at a building site, is that someone likes the basic plan, but their needs dictate different uses for certain areas," explains Jeronimo, who has 29 years' experience in home building.

"They may want a second-floor laundry room, and that in turn opens the main floor a little, allowing for an enlarged family room. They may want a home office near the front door instead of a formal dining room. With this flexible home idea, they can mix and match one ground floor plan with a completely different second floor plan."

Unveiled at Mesa - DeNoble's 50-house site in Whitby's north end - the unique Flex Home has met with tremendous response.

"Even other builders are checking it out," Jeronimo says.

The flexible plan works especially well with smaller lots because creativity is key when a few inches can make a difference. But buyers in every size range have embraced the concept, Jeronimo says, because it's a unique opportunity to "customize" their own space, and to be in on the design of their own home.

While he has found that buyers are knowledgeable about design and architecture, thanks to media, there are sales and design staff on hand to help guide them through the process of arranging the layout.

Builder Steve DeNoble has been in new home construction in Whitby since 1991, after he was downsized from his auto manufacturing job. He took the plunge into his passion of home building, but kept development small and manageable. Working exclusively in his home town of Whitby, his wife, Kim, now manages sales.

"People know us because we live here, shop here, dine out, and have raised a family, so we have to be accountable," Kim says. "We know what families want and need - flexibility - so involving our in-house designer to give buyers that just made sense."

Mesa is located just north of the intersection of Taunton Rd. and Anderson St. in Whitby. An enclave of 50 homes, ranging from 1,660 square feet to 2,867 square feet, will also include lots backing on to environmentally protected land. Prices are expected to start at $339,900 and go to the mid-$400,000s. The sales centre is open Monday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., weekends 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday by appointment. Call 905-424-0189, or visit denoblehomes.com.

Home Grown Homebuilder

DTpicHome is where the heart is. For many, this statement is a reflection of the property they own; the place they live. But for Steve DeNoble, president of DeNoble Homes, it is a statement that reflects a personal commitment to quality construction.

It was approximately 18 years ago when DeNoble decided to leave his career with a local automotive manufacturer to take a chance on real estate. After renovating and renting out several properties, he quickly began construction on his first homes in Whitby. It was at this point that he discovered a real interest in new home construction.

But before putting shovel to ground, DeNoble decided to focus his energy on an important mandate: high quality construction, coupled with a personal touch. The goal was to ensure that purchasers felt a part of the process.

"DeNoble Homes is a small company, and everyone who works on our team is actively involved in each home that is built," explained DeNoble. "Buyers feel a close involvement in the purchase and construction of their home." 

As a result of this close interaction, it wasn't long before word of DeNoble's fine craftsmanship began to spread. 

"His homes exceed the expectations that homeowners have come to demand when purchasing a new home," said Kim DeNoble, who oversees sales and marketing for the company. "Steve encourages everyone involved in the construction to put the time and care required to make the home as perfect as possible. Because of Steve's personal attachment to each and every home that he builds, the company has succeeded in growing steadily."

Now considered by many to be Whitby's best builder, this designation is reflected in the fact that DeNoble continues to spend time on site each day, overseeing the construction process. In fact, he feels the strong attention to detail shown by his skilled trades, and the fact that many of these individuals have been with him for a number of years, is a driving factor in his success. 

"Steve believes that his reputation as Whitby's best builder is due in large part to the loyalty and dedication of his skilled-trades people," said Kim DeNoble. "Plus, he demands more from his trades than is normally found in the building industry." 

With a successful businessÑfive Whitby-area subdivisions and several custom homes under his belt-many have asked why DeNoble has continued to focus on this area, rather than expanding into the Toronto market. For him, it all comes down to the place he calls home.

"Steve has grown up in Durham Region and feels close ties to the community," mentioned Kim DeNoble. "He has lived in Whitby for many years and raised his family here. He is truly Whitby's one and only hometown builder." 

As an individual with a vested interest in the community in which he lives, DeNoble consistently uses, "a higher quality of material in each new home." 

This includes items, such as all-brick designs, upgraded carpeting and under pad, granite countertops, imported ceramic tiles, crown moulding on upper kitchen cabinets, and energy-efficient features. 

"From the moment they enter our beautifully outfitted DŽcor Centre and offices, they are greeted by knowledgeable professionals who are able to answer any questions they may have," said DeNoble.

He also goes one step further by involving an in-house designer who creates unique floor plans, including those specifications required for wheelchair accessible homes (wider doorways, elevators, washroom fixtures and exterior ramps). 

"The DeNoble Homes' team, working together with our purchasers, has enabled us to be innovative, and raise the bar for standards in the industry," said DeNoble.

All of this hard work has not gone unnoticed. In 2003, DeNoble Homes was awarded a President's Award from the Ontario New Home Warranty Program (now Tarion), which is only granted to approximately 10 per cent of homebuilders in Ontario. Since that time, DeNoble Homes has continued to maintain an excellent rating.

"We go above and beyond the requirements for after-sales service to satisfy our purchasers," said DeNoble.

Continually striving to offer more, DeNoble's next site, Mesa, will include something rarely found in new home constructionÑthe flexibility of interior design. 

"We are very excited to offer what we are calling our 'flex house', which is one home with 24 possible layouts to allow the purchaser to create their own house; specifically tailored to their needs," said DeNoble. "This is the next best thing to actually custom designing a home."

Mesa will be opening soon, just north of the intersection of Taunton Road and Anderson Street in Whitby. An exclusive enclave of 50 homes, ranging in size from 1,660 to 2,867 square feet, will also include lots backing on to environmentally protected land. Prices are expected to start at $339,900. 

Currently, DeNoble Homes is building custom bungalows at several sites in Whitby. A future site is also planned in northwest Whitby, in an area of forested conservation lands. For more information, or to learn more about future sites, visit www.denoblehomes.com.

Testimonials

"We highly recommend this builder..."

Dear DeNoble team!

We are writing this letter to inform you that we are very happy with the customized home you have built for us.

To anyone who is interested in purchasing from Denoble Homes, we highly recommend this builder. This being our first home we have had little experience with what was necessary to achieve our goal and how complex an undertaking it could be but thanks to Chris and Tiffany, who we have had to call many times in order to understand what was necessary and the next step in the completion of our house.

The quality of the home, starting with the foundations to the final product has been done to our specifications and the standards were maintained throughout the whole building process. Thanks to Steve, who kept a thorough inspection of each step, we are truly confident that our home is safe and wonderful.

My wife, new baby daughter and I are truly proud to own "our home". Thank you Denoble Homes team for making our first home-buying experience a pleasurable one.

Cynthia, Analia-Charlotte and Narcisse Nianzou