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MATIAS HOMES A Name that Defines ‘Quality’ BY TOBIE HAINSTOCK PHOTOS STEPHEN WILD

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hat’s in a name? In business, a name brings recognition otherwise called branding. Certain brand names make us think of certain products and services and the quality they offer. At Matias Homes, it’s very important their name and reputation be respected. “My dad has always been a hardworking man,” says Tony Matias Jr., “his primary goal in his life has been to build a solid reputable business that he can establish as a family legacy.” With his father, uncle and grandfather having all been in the business, Matias has come from an extensive background of contractors and custom homebuilders. Although Matias had planned on attending university to study urban planning, he changed his mind and joined his father as a custom homebuilder. “Once I started working with my hands, I loved it,” he recalls. In 1989, Matias and his father (Tony Senior) formed Tony Matias Holdings, which later became known as Matias Homes. As the company grows, Matias continues to keep abreast of changing industry standards and practices with new certifications. Today, the company consists of a highly professional team of five full time staff members – including carpenters and an administrator. “It’s a team effort,” he comments, “we are all very involved in every project that we work on.”

The level of involvement is very hands-on. From the moment a customer walks in with their dream home in mind to the day they move in, the Matias team is at their side ensuring their satisfaction. “We’re always there for our customers,” Matias remarks, “we’re involved right from the design through to completion. We offer advice and consultations throughout the project.” Good communication is essential when building a custom home. There must be strong dialogue amongst the team, and with the client as well. This ensures the client is comfortable with each stage of the build. Matias Homes is focussed on building exceptional dwellings that are structurally superior, energy efficient, comfortable, functional and architecturally pleasing. “We also offer suggestions about the design layout of the home and how that contributes to its efficiency,” says Matias, who notes they often advise on utilizing natural lighting and the effectiveness of well-placed windows. They will even help their customers maximize the usable living space in their homes by offering suggestions. Homeowners are consulted about energy-saving options and advised of available features and products. This includes superior features such as engineered sub-floor systems, stateof-the-art NorthStar windows, 30-year Elk architectural shingles, and tile and hardwood flooring throughout. Matias

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