Over four decades in the construction business have taught Don Clarke that the most important thing about any construction project—large or small, is that it is done right.
Don learned the construction business from the ground up by starting in the industry during summer employment at the age of 16. Upon completion of his carpenter’s license, Don hired on with Ellis-Don, a prominent Toronto construction firm, specializing in high-rise construction and institutional buildings, such as the Markham-Stouffville General Hospital.
In 1987 Don and his wife, Donna, founded Don K. Clarke Construction, focusing mainly on projects in the Trent Hills area. Don looked after getting projects done right, as well as on time and on budget, while Donna looked after the company’s day-to-day operations, as well as strategic planning for the future.
In addition to building and renovating private homes, Don K. Clarke Construction is also well known for high-quality commercial projects, agricultural buildings and a substantial adult lifestyle community. Don is committed to ensuring that each and every construction project is finished to his own uncompromising standards of quality and craftsmanship. Don personally oversees every aspect of any construction project the company takes on, from forming and framing right down to the finishing touches of trim and paint.
However, Don also understands that life is about more than just work. As the father of four daughters, Don has always made time in his busy schedule for family and has taken an active interest in their lives. Also, Don commits a substantial portion of his leisure time to community endeavours, having coached hockey and ringette, assisted in the organization of local rodeos and when the need arose, lent a helping hand to the flood victims.
Don has a vested interest in assuring that each and every construction project he completes is done right, is done on time and is done on budget. After all, he’s more than a builder. Don is also a your neighbour.
We have references
"Don and his crew are a pleasure to work with. His attention to detail,
quality workmanship and proactive ownership concerns for the project are first rate.
Started on time, finished on time and within budget. This was the eighth project that
Don has completed for us in the past twenty years."
"Don K Clarke, with his qualified, competent, hard working, effective and efficient staff, built a $750,000 home for us. He met or exceeded all building requirements and official inspections, with no exceptions. If we were to launch into another building project we would not hesitate to use Don K Clarke Construction again."
"Don’s guys are awesome! They completed the work on my home in record time and left the place looking like it had always been that way. I couldn’t ask for a more professional job."
Don K. Clarke Construction is also well known for our involvement with Orchard Hill Country Townhomes, a picturesque adult lifestyle community located between highway 401 and highway 7, just 90 minutes east of Toronto.