Based in Cranbrook, BC, New Dawn Developments Ltd. is an award-winning construction and land development company that has completed a variety of residential and commercial projects throughout the Kootenays and in Alberta.

Why Build with Us?

Building a new home can seem like a daunting task, but the truth is that it doesn’t need to be complicated. Nor should it be stressful or all-consuming. At New Dawn Developments, we have spent over 40 years refining the process so that you, our valued customer, can embark on a new home build with confidence and enjoy the process.

The Kootenays’ Most Experienced Fixed Price Builder

As a Fixed Price Builder, we take the guesswork out of building a home – because let’s face it, when it comes to something as substantial as building a home, quotes and estimates are not enough. Put simply, the price we give you at the beginning is the price you pay when your home is done. This approach helps prevent cost overruns, keeps project milestones on time and makes financing easier to manage. It also allows you to look forward to your home the way you envisioned it.

With your budget and financing taken care of, the risk is off your shoulders, and now you can focus on the joy of building your dream home!

Custom Doesn’t Have to Cost More

You want a home that is unique, but you are concerned about the cost of building what is traditionally considered a luxury. You are not alone; as a custom home builder, we hear many concerns along these same lines. However, the truth is that building a custom home doesn’t have to cost more. With our comprehensive design process and decades of experience in the construction industry, we can ensure that you get what you want at a price that doesn’t have to exceed your budget. Along with a cohesive team of professionals and the best subtrades in the business, New Dawn Developments provides top-quality work at highly competitive prices.

Our History

New Dawn Developments was started in 1978 by Rick Jensen. Son Chad and daughter Leanne share ownership with Rick. From the beginning, New Dawn built a reputation as a business with exceptional customer service and superior workmanship. Today, we are a highly diverse firm of construction professionals, covering all aspects of construction, with a range of project experience that spans more than four decades.

Our Commitment

Decades of experience have taught us that clear, honest communication is key to a successful build. We maintain 100% transparency through all stages of the project. If you change your mind on something, no problem. We can accommodate just about any custom request, and any changes will always be pre-approved by you. At New Dawn, we aim to eliminate surprises so that every build is completed on-time and on-budget, as you would expect. Our aim is to exceed expectations.

Building on a Strong Foundation

Having a strong and stable financial foundation allows us to manage project construction with quality and efficiency as the primary concern. Our infrastructure – which includes warehouse facilities, scheduling programs, staff transportation and equipment, winter construction resources, as well as fully integrated estimate and job costing systems – give us the tools for successful project execution, the result being satisfied clients.

Charitable Donations

At New Dawn Developments, we believe in giving back to our communities. Here is a list of some of our charitable donations.

  • Shoeboxes through Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook
  • Cranbrook Women’s Resource Center
  • Family Hampers through the Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Angel Tree Children – Cranbrook
  • Angel Tree Children – Kimberley
  • Elementary School Breakfast Programs
  • Cranbrook and Kimberley Food Banks
  • Salvation Army of Cranbrook
  • Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society

As well, throughout the year we donated to:

  • A young lady in Para-Dressage
  • Summer Sounds
  • United Way ‘Park on Us’
  • A young lady for the Canadian Swimming Paralympic Team
  • Kimberley and Cranbrook Minor Hockey
  • Mount Baker Wild Sr Boys Volleyball
  • Cranbrook Bankers Association
  • Kimberley Alpine Ski Team


Georgie Awards Winner

Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Best of Business Awards 2018

Best of Business Awards 2016