Happy Holidays from Sawlor Built Homes

In the 51 years we’ve been in business, we haven’t seen a year quite like 2020.

When COVID-19 struck, we weren’t sure what to expect. Nova Scotia’s residential construction industry was in the midst of an upswing. What would this mean for the industry? For our business?

Thankfully, we’re ending this year busier than ever. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t been a tough one. New safety protocols and supply chain issues have inevitably affected us and many others.

We’ve limited personnel on our jobsites and relied on technology to communicate, amongst other safety measures we’ve implemented. The safety of our staff, trades and clients is and has always been our top priority.

Supplies are taking longer to restock and shortages, particularly with lumber, have caused a price increase beyond our control.

Our process may be different than normal due to these changes, but we know these are not normal times. We are doing our best in unprecedented circumstances and we are grateful for our clients’ patience and understanding.

They’ve trusted us to build their dream homes and that’s not something we take lightly. We’ve even built homes—start to finish—for out-of-province clients who weren’t able to set foot in their home until closing day. That truly goes to show the power of technology and the dedication of all who made it happen.

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After many hours of driving from another province during a pandemic, our happy Clients arrived to their new custom home after completing the entire building process remotely!


We’ve had more and more clients building with us while living afar. Some are wanting to return home to Nova Scotia, while others are wanting to make it their new home. Regardless, we’re glad they chose us to build them a home that’s move-in ready the day they arrive.

As part of the “Atlantic Bubble,” Nova Scotia has become an increasingly desirable place to live. I predict we’ll see a strong housing market for the next several years, even after the pandemic subsides.

I look forward to that time, when we’ll have jobsites bustling with activity and meetings face to face in our new office. The office, which we moved into last year, has proven to be the ideal spot to work and host clients. With plenty of room, upgraded technologies and systems, and lots of parking in a location that is easily accessible, we’re eager to welcome you back and show you what we can do.

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I’d like to thank our clients for their ongoing support and our team here at Sawlor Built Homes for another year of hard work and dedication, despite the challenges we encountered. Our team pulled together, while apart, to honour our commitment to exceeding our clients’ expectations.

On behalf of our team, I wish you and your family a very happy holiday and all the best in the new year.


Keith Sawlor

President, Sawlor Built Homes

Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.

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