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"We have had the pleasure to have Mike Van Der Veen build our last two homes just outside of Okotoks. Were we not moving to Lethbridge, Elm Homes would surely have built our third. Mike Van Der Veen has proven to us that he is a very capable and knowledgeable builder. In addition to using Mike as our builder, we have also developed a close relationship with Mike and his family. We are proud to recommend Mike to friends and family."
Don and Mary Stevenson

Professional Home Builders Institute


Dreams To Reality

Mike Van Der Veen, President of Elm Homes Ltd., got his start in the  homebuilding business in the Yukon, where he became one of the first contractors to build preserved wood basements.

Now, more than 35 years later, Elm Homes continues to use thoughtful, creative, state-of-the-art ideas in the design and construction of custom rural homes in the Okotoks area.

Mike is an accredited Master Builder with a passion for building beautiful homes that meet the expectations of his clients. He also brings:

  • More than 35 years of "hands on" experience in all aspects of residential and commercial construction
  • More than 100 successful home-building projects in the past 25 years, ranging in cost from $350,000 to well in excess of a million dollars
  • Skillful, sensitive and timely project management
  • A sliding fee scale, depending on size and complexity of the home