About - Testimonials


When we decided to build our dream home it was a very big step in our lives and we are grateful to have had the Team at Fourteen Estates help us make it a reality and more.

Upon meeting with Rick Rondeau he welcomed us into his home where we met his wife Karin and son Shawn. He walked us through his home and explained the types finishes used in their builds which allowed us to get a true feel of the quality of home we would receive. Rick and the team made the experience very easy and at every step they were with us to assist in our selections as well as to provide invaluable expertise guiding us to make the right choices. They responded to our personal taste and offered valuable suggestions that we would not have thought of ourselves, making the experience truly custom.

All of the trades that we worked with were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly; the workmanship is exceptional and Shawn made certain it was completed at the highest level. Everyone was very helpful when we chose our finishes and we had an interior designer included in the build. Rick and Shawn were helpful in keeping us within our budget; we never felt encouraged to upgrade but rather stay within allotted amounts for finishes which were well above average! Everyone that sees our home is amazed at the quality and beauty, they exceeded our expectations!

We could not be more pleased with our Rontunda patio which we spend the majority of our time by our wood burning fireplace!

We have heard some horror stories about custom builds; we are so fortunate to have chosen Fourteen Estates to build our home and were treated like family by Rick & Shawn.

A sincere thank you from the Bakracevski Family and God Bless!

Igor, Michelle, Nikolas, Sofia & Dusan

The beautiful estate homes at Barclay Estates caught our attention the first time we drove by them.

Stylish and contemporary, these are extraordinary homes that captivate and inspire. A unique architectural style that exudes brilliance.

Our dream house became a reality with Fourteen Estates. In fact it exceeded all our expectations both for elegance and quality. It has been more than three years since we moved into the new house, but the excitement remains the same as on day one.

We were extremely fortunate to have come into contact with Fourteen Estates. This is a company run by dedicated people who are always there to offer any support the clients may require. The relationship forged felt like being part of the family rather than the conventional client-builder relationship. Rick Rondeau, Karin and Shawn were there each step of the way during the construction phase, offering valuable guidance and never compromised on quality.

Without any hesitation, I would recommend Fourteen Estates to anyone planning to build. They will be our first choice for the next project.

Nazia & Haroon

No matter how much I say about Fourteen Estates, it will not be enough.

We were very fortunate to get to build our dream house with this builder. This is one of the best builders you can find in the Durham Region. The workmanship is second to none, with unique designs and big windows which you will surely fall in love with.

We had a great experience and a wonderful time during this journey. Thanks to the entire team at Fourteen Estates who worked very hard to achieve results up to and beyond the level of our expectations. Thank you Rick Rondeau for being an amazing person and great builder. Our special thanks to Shawn Rondeau who treated us like family, worked very hard and helped us to make great choices throughout this process.

We are very happy with our beautiful house. God bless you Shawn, and your entire Fourteen Estates family!!!

- Freshta Said

Words absolutely cannot express how grateful we are in having chosen Fourteen Estates as a builder.

We are deeply appreciative for not only the extent of support you've given us to help finance this project during construction but for being top class in addressing our most recent building issue the way you have.

That alone speaks volumes to your character, ethics and overall expertise and in showing how much you truly care about your customers and your product; ensuring its outstanding quality and success as a product you stand up for.

Your decision to not even question reworking an alternative when an issue arises, speaks volumes. This has touched us deeply and we simply are very grateful and moved by it all.

- Elize and Greg

I would like to take this time to say how Fourteen Estates did a tremendous job at building our home. Rick and Karin Rondeau took special care and pride in their work and do not cut any corners. Rick and Karin took a lot of time out of their way to spend with us to ensure all work was to our complete satisfaction.

I would like to thank Rick and Karin for all of their special devoted time they have given to us and would recommend Fourteen Estates to all those considering buying or building a home from them.

P.S. Our home has enriched our lives.

- Clair and Serson Rotidale

Paul and I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new home. As a real estate sales person, I have seen many homes and known several builders. Naturally we wanted the best quality and finest workmanship. On a weekly basis we watched you complete a house in Newmarket and noticed the high-quality materials being used which are not necessarily visible in the finished project. We decided you were the builder for us and we were not disappointed.

Paul and I would be pleased to recommend Fourteen Estates to anyone contemplating building a home if they desire quality, built on time with no headaches.

Thank you and your highly skilled foreman and trades people who worked diligently and with a certain pride reflected everywhere in our home.

- Hilda Gelinar

Thank you very much for building us the home of our dreams! It is everything we wanted and so much more.

Right from the very start you welcomed us with open arms to Barclay Fieldstone Estates. Custom building a house is a giant leap forward but you made us feel at ease and confident with all our decisions. You guided us along with your experience and expertise. You remembered all the little things that we wanted to include in the house. Each time we had to choose something for the house you sent us to excellent people who had superior products. We never felt that we wasted time. You made this journey feel so easy and we truly had fun!

As we went through the process we realized that not only did we but you also wanted everything to be perfect. Your attention to detail has made our house stand out as something special and unique.

Peter was very fortunate to work along side all your tradesmen. He got to know them very well and quickly realized that they all took great pride in their work and strive for perfection. Safety was always taken into consideration. Whenever I visited the site the men were very friendly and answered any questions that I had. Your crew was fabulous and you must be proud of them.

Working with you has been a great pleasure. We always looked forward to our meetings and getting to know you better. We have become good friends and hope that it continues in the future.

Thank you again for all the time, effort and hard work that you put into building us a beautiful home. We would not hesitate to do it all over again with you -- someday.

- Linda & Peter Vachon

Ten years ago while planning to build a new home, I came upon a beautiful Victorian style home built in Pickering by Fourteen Estates. Our desire to build a home of this style led me to call company president Rick Rondeau, and the rest is history.

Our beautiful home was built the following summer in Port Perry and I have nothing but praise for the professional manner and quality workmanship which Mr. Rondeau and his company provided during the planning and construction stages.

In fact, we were so happy with the results of our home, when we decided to build a new office building for the Port Perry Star about four years ago, I once again called on the services of Rick and Karin Rondeau and their staff.

Their assistance, from the architectural renderings until the last wall was painted and the floor carpeted was invaluable. Their care to detail and superior workmanship resulted in a magnificent building, which we are not only proud of but is a landmark in the community.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Richard and Karin Rondeau of Fourteen Estates if you are considering to build a new home.

- J. Peter Hvidsten

The house is just as we imagined! Because it was such a treat to deal with everybody in your company, Maureen and I wanted to drop you both a note of appreciation.

From the outset of our discussions when we met with yourself and Karin on a Sunday afternoon, you gained our confidence with your level of good taste and creative suggestions.

We have all heard of the horror stories about building your own home, but this was not our experience. We always felt we could ask questions during construction and requests to move walls or relocate a closet or a washroom was always met with a smile and a look of "it's not a problem." The topping on the cake, of course, is definitely your quality and the finishing touches you put into a house. Both of these qualities set your houses apart from the rest.

You build a mighty fine home!

- Jim & Maureen Middleton

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Spectacular 1.5 acre lots

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a magnificent residence in one of the most spectacular communities in Pickering. Situated in the quiet countryside near Hwy 7 and Sideline Rd. 4 (Balsam Rd), this established community is the address of distinction for only 35 of the most outstanding homes in the area.


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Custom Home On Your Lot

Anywhere, Ontario
Have A Lot Already Purchased?

Do you already own the location of your dreams, and you need to find the right design/build team to take it from dream, to concept, and on to reality? The team at Fourteen Estates has the talent and expertise to take your project from the initial sketches all the way through to a glorious finished product. Initial consultations are free.



Award-winning design is in the details and that's exactly what Fourteen Estates provides with every custom home they build. Specializing in upscale residential communities and executive country estates, this family-owned company has been constructing impressive custom residences for over thirty years in the Greater Toronto Area. Rick and Karin Rondeau and their son, Shawn are the principals behind Fourteen Estates. They offer their clients exceptional quality and superb customer service with every new home they build.