At Highmark, we understand that bringing the vision of your custom-built home to life will take focus, commitment and many important decisions. We’re committed to doing everything possible to help make building your new home a positive and inspiring experience. Our designs complement your lifestyle by combining impressive included and optional features with fine materials throughout your home. Our reliable network of contractors includes specialists in every aspect of home construction. From foundation to roof and – everything in between, there exists a very keen focus on detail.
Custom Homes, Garage Building, Home Additions, Home Extensions
Beaver Bank, Bedford, Cole Harbour, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Halifax, Lower Sackville
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8 Reviews for Highmark Custom Home Builders Ltd.
Blair and Geri H
Just a few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of moving into our new home built by Mark Manuel of Highmark Custom Homes and we couldn't imagine being any happier. From our initial encounter with Mark, we knew that we would be in good hands. Mark is a straight forward, trustworthy person with an admirable work ethic. His attention to detail is obvious and he treats your home as if it were his own. He is true to his word and will do everything in his power to ensure that your build is completed on time and in budget. That said, he also has an eye for style and he always wants things to look right. Our new home came in on budget and we are impressed with the quality of the construction. It was completed not only on time but a few days early which is really impressive considering it was the Christmas season! Overall, we would highly recommend Highmark Custom Homes for your construction project. You will be not only impressed with the quality work provided but also with Mark's accessibility and integrity throughout the entire project and even after it has been completed. We consider ourselves lucky to have had the pleasure of building our new home with Mark and would not hesitate to work with him again in the future.
After building our first home with a well known large scale builder we were weary to step into the fire for a second time and build our dream home. They say first impressions are everything and from the very first moment I spoke with Mark I was astounded first and foremost by his professionalism and secondly by his overall know how in every aspect of the building process. After a few months of back and forths we finally settled on the details and set forth on what I like to say was one of the easiest and most enjoyable experiences I've had in life. What you can expect from Mark ; Professionlism , reliability , trust, honesty , promptness, fairness, kindness, high quality, timeliness. Mark runs a tight ship and his perfectionistic personality only works well for the client! Not once in our time working together did I ever second guess Mark in any way and I always felt he was working toward creating our vision. He doesn't cut corners and his reputation is everything to him and his name. You won't get that when you build with the higher volume builders. Mark is very fussy when it comes to the subcontracting aspects of the build and he only works with company's that will also provide a quality job. He also doesn't have time for any foolishness in any regard so you can be assured he will keep things running smoothly and on time. I feel 100% confident that if you choose to work with Mark on any project you absolutely will not be disappointed. He is truly a diamond in the rough and if the time ever comes to build again Highmark Homes will be building it!
Moulding Warehouse Ltd.
Here at the Moulding Warehouse we have had the pleasure of working with many contractors, building companies, and residential clients throughout the years. Highmark Custom Home Builders Ltd. is one of our clients we supply moulding to, and we are proud of the beautiful rooms Highmark is able to transform with our product. They have beautiful workmanship, and are able to make your vision a reality.
Staged For Upsell
I have had the pleasure of staging two homes for Highmark Custom Homes. Their homes are truly beautiful. Quality products and finishes go into every home, and Mark the owner of Highmark Custom Homes takes great pride in every home he builds. His standards are extremely high and he's going to do the job right. He's a builder you can trust!
We are so blessed to be owners of a Highmark Custom built home! The home builder takes pride in his workmanship and really stands behind his product and is always there for us when we ever needed him. Our home has custom trim finishes throughout and has a feeling of old traditional with modern touches. Highmark custom home builders uses high quality products to ensure a long lasting home. We love our home and this house is our fourth home we have owned so we know quality when we see it now. I would use this builder again if we ever decide to downsize when we retire. The owner and his team are all professional and great to work with.
New Home Mark has been a really solid person to deal with through the entire process. I can always get him on the phone and he returns emails right a way. When there was an issue with my build or I wanted to meet with him he was always available. The house turned out great. The biggest point for me was in a time that people complain about not being able to get a hold of their contractor, I could. Thanks Mark!
Highmark Customer Home Builder Ltd. are great builders that really do care about the small details as much as the bigger picture. I guess this is why Mark's company keeps on growing every year, even if the new home building market has slowed down steadily in the HRM region. I personal have know Mark Manuel for over 20 years now, and if there is one thing that stands out to mind when his name comes up... it is this, "Mark Manuel is very, very fussy and will only accept the high level of workmanship he would want in his own personal house to be in his customers homes". Keep up the good work Mark Mr. Larry Stuart Scotia Stairs Limited
Highmark Custom Home Builders (owned and operated by Mark Manuel) built a custom home for us about a year ago. Mark exceeded every one of our expectations and we strongly recommend his services to anyone wanting a beautiful, well built home. From the very beginning, we knew we were in good hands with Mark. Even before we had designed our home, Mark accompanied us to vacant lots and offered his advice regarding the suitability of each lot for various types of homes. He was always punctual, prepared and patient, answering all of our questions even before we had committed to choosing him. When we finally purchased our lot, Mark assisted us throughout the entire design process. It became very quickly apparent to us that Mark is incredibly knowledgeable and takes great pride in his work. He encouraged us to design the home that we wanted to live in, always willing to offer his insight and advice but always supportive of our own vision. While negotiating our building contract, Mark met with us on numerous occasions – including in his own beautiful home – to ensure that he clearly understood our expectations and desires. Through this extensive communication, he was able to provide us with realistic estimates and allowances so that our final bill was just as we expected it would be. Communicating with Mark is easy because he is extremely personable. He is friendly, honest, open, sincere, often funny and extremely likeable. Through the building process, we gained not just a beautiful home but a friend. Mark and his family will always be welcome in our home. Despite all of the warnings we heard from friends and family about the stressful process of home building, we can honestly reflect on a process that was not only stress-free but also fun. The process was stress-free because Mark treated our home as if it was his own. Mark is a perfectionist, often making “repairs” and improvements that we didn’t even ask for. Mark’s perfectionism is clearly evident in his work. Every person who has passed through our home – including contractors and woodworkers – have remarked at the quality of Mark’s work. Every surface is finished impeccably. Looking at each and every corner of our home, there is no doubt that Mark takes extreme pride in his work. That pride is well warranted as we can honestly say that we have never seen a home more beautiful than the one Mark built for us. Mark promptly responded to every phone call and every email. If he didn’t know the answer to our question, which was rare, he was always quick to find out. He also demonstrated incredible patience throughout the entire process – even when we badgered him relentlessly with question after question, or changed our minds for the tenth time. Mark always responded with a smile and helpful advice. Words cannot truly express how grateful we are to Mark or how happy we are to recommend him to anyone thinking of building. With Mark, we have no doubt that you will receive the expert, personalized service that we received from an absolutely wonderful person.