About the Builder

A strong history, and the legacy continues at Hewitt’s Haven… As Barrie’s largest builder, Pratt Homes builds communities that families can live in and be proud to call home! Pratt Homes builds condos, freehold towns and detached homes… a home for everyone! The family’s tradition of building for 6 generations has created strong roots in the city of Barrie.

A strong history

Visit PrattHomes.ca to learn more about our heritage brand, and to view the interactive map showcasing the many communities Pratt Homes has built here in Barrie over the last century.

The Pratt Homes Legacy

1890

Stephen Pratt 

Emigrated from England in 1871. He built two houses in the Barrie/Cundles area in the 1890’s. Stephen’s homes were lit with kerosene/naphtha gas and heated with a wood stove and coal.

1920

William Pratt

William built approximately 20 houses in Barrie from the 1920’s into the 1950’s. His houses were the first Pratt houses to have electric outlets built in. The wall insulation was made of wood chips and shavings.

1942

Murray Pratt

Murray built 21 houses in Barrie from 1942 to 1947. His houses incorporated a bedroom in the attic, thereby adding an extra half floor of living space. He built one of Barrie’s few frame-less houses built entirely of blocks and concrete. 

1950

Gord Pratt

Gord built approximately 200 houses in Barrie from 1950 to 1974. His first houses were built using a horse and scraper to excavate the basement.

1976

Don Pratt

Don built several hundred houses in Barrie from 1976 to 2004. Don was involved in the R2000 home concept launch in Barrie and made several innovations in building efficiency and energy saving plans. 

2005

Karen Pratt-Hansen & Heljar Hansen

Karen and Heljar have built several hundred homes and are pushing forward into an era of new and innovative ways to build. The Pratt-Hansen group plans to continue the family legacy for many years to come.

“The strength of the people throughout history, and all that remains of it today, largely results from the keen sense which they ever cherished of the importance of the home and the family. The house, the city, and labour, are all important to the conserving of the strength of the family.”

– G. Campbell Morgan

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Disclaimer: Renderings are an artist’s conception; any specifications in depiction may change at the developer’s sole discretion without notice. Municipal Architectural Controls may require modifications to any exterior colour and material used, altering the overall design and appearance. Subject to change E. & O.E Pratt Homes Barrie. Hewitt’s Haven, 2024.