MDM Developments goes beyond giving people a better place to live: distinctive communities of lasting value are created, a solid return for homeowners and investors is delivered, and a culture of respect and empowerment is forged for its employees.
Because a home is the foundation for a family’s lifestyle, MDM Developments strives to make sure every new home meets its buyer’s expectations. Established in 2007, and with their head office in Gravenhurst, the company builds in some of Central Ontario’s most desired locations. From the shores of The Kawartha Lakes to the scenic town of Gravenhurst, known as the Gateway to the Muskokas, MDM Developments projects are in some of the most desirable towns centered around pristine and natural landscapes. “Having the opportunity to build projects surrounded by natural beauty against one of the most picturesque backdrops in Canada is an exciting experience,” says Development Manager Joe Saso. “Our roots are in Muskoka, and as Ontario moves ahead with plans to reopen the province’s economy and ease restrictions with the pandemic, a lot of residents of the Greater Toronto Area are looking to escape the concrete jungle and inflated home prices, have looked to the communities we develop in to the pristine bodies of water lakes and tranquil forests and trails for a safe haven and greater value for their investment. Our locations offer offers a relaxing oasis for buyers, a great place to enjoy swimming, boating, golf, hiking and resort-style living.”
MDM Developments’ mantra is based on the principle that ‘Home Is Closer Than You Think.’ This ideology is rooted in the concept that each project they build should be an authentic representation of each individual family, designed to complement each family member’s unique present and future lifestyle needs. “The idea of buying a piece of property in such a welcoming and tranquil community setting is very appealing to both a young couple looking to raise a family and who want more space or the retiree who wants to relax and unwind. Our homes have become our workplace, our playground, and our sanctuary where family, community and convenience need to come together.”
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The team at MDM Developments consists of a close-knit group of highly qualified professionals that all contribute to the success of the firm. Saso understands the importance of having the right people to be part of their team and they work hard to retain their employees for a number of years. “We always want our staff to have the same enthusiasm for what we do and the same energy and drive. We’re like family, and we all take what we do very personally. We feel that is important because that translates directly to our clients,” he states. The energy, passion and enthusiasm the team at MDM Developments possess for building homes translates into high quality customer service for their clients. One major key component the MDM team focuses on is taking the time to really listen to their clients. Clients want a company who understands their needs and wants, asks the right questions, understands a buyer’s individualized style and most importantly, is responsive and considerate throughout the entire home buying experience. “Our team is always here to answer any questions that our clients may have, and we work with them to address any issues that arise throughout the entire process,” says Saso. “We understand that for some homeowners making selections can be a difficult stage, and our team tries to provide as much insight and guidance as possible to help you make the right choices for your home.”
With keeping these important factors in mind, the MDM team creates strong rapport with their clients and has maintained lasting relationships with families throughout the city. Building meaningful relationships is also important to MDM Developments when it comes to their trades and sub-contractors – that’s the only way to ensure consistent quality and efficiency. “We have great partners that we work with. We work closely with all our partners such as Bertram Construction (Ontario) LTD., MAK Mechanical, Pearson Engineering and our direct team works closely to ensure we’re all on the same page. Having that integration with all of our key partners is essential for us to get the job completed effectively,” he says.
Fenelon Lakes Club is located at County Road 8 and West Street North, just off the shores of Cameron Lake in Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes. The all-exclusive collection of two 5 storey condominium buildings and townhomes will be a mix of two bedroom, two bedroom plus den and three bedroom layouts, with units ranging from about 1,000 square feet to about 1,500 square feet. Characterized by stone, EIFS and Engineered wood siding, open-concept kitchens and 9 to 10 foot ceilings, Fenelon Lakes Club captures the modern, contemporary atmosphere that tranquilly expresses its luxurious character and resonates with the feel of resort-style living. “Fenelon Lakes Club is appealing because it puts you right in the center of all the action and has everything at your fingertips. With amazing balcony views from your suite, you have the ability to do anything you want at any point of the day from taking in the great views from the shores of Cameron lake, to enjoying the lifestyle-enriched amenities; including an outdoor pool, tennis and pickle ball courts, and fitness areas,” says Saso.
One of the MDM Developments’ projects that seems to be generating a lot of buzz is the new community – The Brix Condos in the quaint town of Creemore. This exclusive Boutique Condominium project will consist of a 2 building, 4 storey build with 72 units ranging from 700-1400 sq. ft. It will be a perfect place for individuals and families to call home and raise their children. The Brix is designed to celebrate and honour the landscape it graces with an emphasis on lush parklands and connections to nature and the historic Creemore business district. “Creemore offers small town charm and character offering ample opportunity for buyers to come together to celebrate rural Ontario living,” says Saso. “Residents of The Brix will be surrounded by green space, lush parklands, nature trails, and tranquil waterways that can be enjoyed year-round. It’s conveniently situated just minutes away from Creemore’s quaint business core and offers residents plenty of boutique eateries and retailers to enjoy and support.”
MDM Developments dedication to changing the landscape of Northern Ontario’s skylines allows the firm to build projects that define luxury, with sophisticated lifestyle amenities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle. The drive to be better motivates the firm to not only build a home client’s love, but to maintain the reputation that will keep home buyers returning for years to come. Moving forward, Saso says the company will continue to pursue improvements aligned with their key beliefs. He anticipates this will lead to additional positive results and will strengthen the position of the firm as the developer of choice. “We work on 4 or 5 projects a year so ideally we’d like to double that number and grow our presence in communities and cities throughout Ontario,” Saso says. “We are looking for opportunities to expand further east such as Belleville, and take advantage of markets that were once considered secondary markets that have now become some of the most sought after places to live.”
With such a strong message being conveyed from the very top, MDM Developments has earned a place among Canada’s top home builders, and will continue to follow best practices that keep them a leader in the housing industry and set standards of home building excellence.