Quality Driven. Intelligently Built.

The art of blending quality craftsmanship with the latest building technology, innovative design and products is what defines and fuels DeBruin Custom Homes.



James DeBruin, company owner, has been active in the home building industry since the mid-1990s. James personally oversees the building of each and every home, ensuring that the detail and craftsmanship meets his strict standards. He believes in being a builder who is committed to simplifying the building process and doing things right the first time. His dedication to fine-tuning of plans, detailing interior finishes, cabinetry design and layouts, as well as encouraging active customer participation throughout the build process are all part of the DeBruin advantage.

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Build Philosophy

Low Volume, High Quality

To ensure projects meet our high standards, we typically only have two projects going at the same time.


The financial investment required when building a high-end home is significant, as is our commitment to that investment.


From architects to designers to trades people, we surround ourselves with top professionals in their respective fields.


Our unwavering attention to detail and craftsmanship means your home’s foundation and framing will be built to last.


Owner James DeBruin insists on overseeing every aspect of your project, ensuring your signature home is completed to his exacting standards.

Flat-fee management

By being up front about our expected costs, overhead and profit, it helps our customers understand their investment and it builds trust into our relationship.

DeBruin Custom Projects

Client Testimonials

  • We partnered with Debruin Custom homes twice – the first in Edmonton in 2007, followed by Kelowna in 2014. For both projects, James completed them with amazing quality and within our budget. We would highly recommend James as a builder of choice.

    Jeremy & Angela Furzer

  • We built our home two years ago with James. This was our first ground up build, and both my wife and I wanted to find a builder who was flexible enough for us to include some personal touches and changes as we went through the build process. Not understanding all the ins and outs of a new build, it was great to have James and his experience to guide us throughout the entire process. We built on a acreage, and with that came many complications from sewer systems to rain water collection systems. James advised us and put us in contact with trades who, like James, were experts in their fields. In total, James built 2 homes and a shop for me on my property, and would highly recommend him and his team.

    Dean Cisek


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