Why Valecraft

Exceeding expectations since 1982

Our Mission

At Valecraft Homes, our mission is to build the best homes in the Capital Region. We begin by selecting the most desirable neighbourhoods and build every house with superior craftmanship, innovative architectural design and attention to finishing details.

We are committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism, integrity, honest and fairness in our relationships with our homeowners, suppliers, contractors, and professional associates.

Valecraft Homes gives every customer an exciting home buying experience that Exceeds Expectations.

About Valecraft Homes

Our History

The Valecraft family has old-fashioned ideals, but we rely on the most modern building technologies to bring those ideals to life. In short, we’re a healthy and strong mix of the best of the past and next year, focusing on making the present day as innovative, comfortable, and welcoming as possible to Ottawa-area homeowners. Since 1982, Valecraft Homes has welcomed thousands of families into gracious, spacious, and vivacious new properties to call their own. Our aim is to make families inspired to happily unfold future chapters of their lives.

The Valecraft Difference

We continue to build on decades of experience as one of the most respected and satisfaction-driven Ottawa home builders. Our reputation stems from a family of dedicated professionals, each of whom has a heart of gold and a passion for making dreams come true. You’ll notice the Valecraft difference as soon as you catch a glimpse of your new property, and you’ll feel truly at home as soon as you step over the threshold, so come on in and make yourself comfortable.

We value integrity and premium quality. And with our commitment to excellence, we ensure a safe and reliable home for you and your loved ones for generations to come.

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Our Ownership Team

Owner & President-Diane Brunet

Diane Brunet

Owner & President

Diane Brunet is the co-owner of Valecraft Homes, a bilingual business leader with over 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry in the Capital Region. Diane’s extensive experience in the construction industry has positioned her as a recognized expert in project management, financial analysis and business strategy. Her impressive credentials led her to take ownership of Valecraft Homes in 2019, alongside her partner Frank Nieuwkoop.  She’s a dedicated, hardworking, and caring businesswoman.

Following in her family’s footsteps, construction became part of her everyday life as they were involved in road services, residential construction, and design. Diane’s passion for architectural design became very apparent at a young age.  After graduating from Business Finance, she spent several years working in a well-renowned accounting firm.  Diane gained different expertise as her client based was primarily in the construction industry.  Diane started working at Valecraft Homes in 1993 as the Controller and was promoted to General Manager in 2013. During her tenure, she played a key role in developing the company’s growth strategy to better meet the needs of Valecraft’s communities and customers.

Diane is known for her hands-on approach to management and her unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.  She is deeply involved in all aspects of the business, from overseeing land acquisition, home design, product selection, construction of new homes to managing the company’s finances, marketing strategies, and customer service.

Diane is also committed to giving back to the community.  It’s about giving back!  Valecraft has supported a variety of local charities and organizations over the years. A few are: The Cancer Foundation, The Royal Ottawa, Montfort, Heart Institute and so many more!

With her extensive experience in the construction industry, combined with her business acumen and leadership skills, Diane Brunet has played a key role in establishing Valecraft Homes as a trusted name in the Ottawa housing market.  She is dedicated to continuing the company’s legacy of excellence and providing families with homes they can enjoy for generations.

Owner & Vice President-Frank Nieuwkoop

Frank Nieuwkoop

Owner & Vice-President

Frank Nieuwkoop is a Dutch, Canadian entrepreneur and homebuilder who was born in Kingston, Ontario. He is the current owner of Valecraft Homes, a leading residential construction company in Ottawa, Canada. Frank has had a lifelong passion for construction and design, which led him to pursue an education in Business Marketing.

After completing his studies, he became a licenced Realtor in 1984 selling Real Estate and became part of the construction industry, gaining valuable experience and knowledge that he would later apply to his own business ventures. He has become a director and has served on several Condominium boards and continues to keep up to date on the current Condominium act.

In 2019, Frank took ownership of Valecraft Homes with his partner Diane Brunet. Together, they have continued to uphold the company’s long-standing commitment to building high-quality, sustainable homes that meet the needs of modern families. Under Frank’s leadership, Valecraft Homes has continued to thrive, earning recognition for its innovative designs, energy-efficient practices, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Frank is deeply involved in all aspects of the business, from overseeing the design and construction of new homes to managing the company’s land acquisitions and marketing strategies.

Despite his busy schedule, Frank remains committed to giving back to the community. He has supported a variety of local charities and organizations over the years, including the Ottawa Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, The Heart Institute, Cheo and many more…..

With his extensive experience in the construction industry, combined with his passion for innovation and sustainability, Frank Nieuwkoop has positioned Valecraft Homes as a trusted name in the Ottawa housing market. He is dedicated to continuing the company’s legacy of excellence and providing families with homes they can enjoy for generations.

Why Choose Valecraft Homes

Benefits of Purchasing a Valecraft Home

For over 40 years, Valecraft has built solid, well-designed, and immaculately crafted homes that are designed to last for many, many generations to come. We’ve used the same teams of knowledgeable and reliable tradesmen for many years to ensure we don’t just meet the highest expectations regarding construction and service quality, but that we exceed them.

We are continually researching and testing the most innovative and up-to-date building products and technology in the marketplace, and only when they meet our stringent approval standards do we integrate them and their benefits into your home.

In short, you have our word that nothing is signed off until it exceeds your (and our) expectations.


Our home designs are a perfect blend of form and function.

Our open concept floor plans are thoughtfully designed for easy living.

Our homes deliver value through their maximum use of functional space.

We offer many different choices of home designs – there’s something for everyone.


We limit the number of homes we build in a year to ensure that we have control over every community we build and that our highest quality standards are always being upheld.

It’s not about quantity. It’s about quality – every single time.


We take service seriously, both during and long after the sale.

We care. It’s that simple – as it should be.

We are like a family and operate a business with many long-standing employees who not only know our homes intimately but also understand all the ins and outs of buying a new home. They can provide valuable information and advice throughout the buying process, ensuring you have the best possible buying experience.


We are fully committed to our buyers and the communities we build, without question.

Our founder’s roots are as a developer, so great care and planning goes into the vision of each community we build.

We believe in giving back to local communities to help them grow and flourish. As a result, we have been a long-standing and generous corporate supporter of many Ottawa charities. It’s just our way of saying thanks, and all a part of being a good neighbour!

Your Feedback is Important.

To learn about your experience and further innovate upon our services, we will invite you to complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey, in which you are encouraged to write down your thoughts on your Valecraft home purchasing experience with us. As a gesture of our appreciation, we’ll donate $50 to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) on behalf of every customer who submits a completed survey to us – it’s just our way of saying thanks!

Valecraft in the Community

Some of the many charities that Valecraft supports.