Our Story: BENTLEY BUILT HOMES
Bentley Built Homes began in 2007 with its Founder and current CEO Nick Bentley, who personally had over 20 years of experience building high quality homes under his belt. Working under the guidance of A.W. Allen’s prior to this, Nick grew and flourished in their progressive culture. During that time, Nick noticed a concerning lack of modern and efficient options in the local market however, and so BBH was created to address those consumer needs. Since its inaugural building season, Bentley Built has focused and thrived on offering superior construction services in the Annapolis Valley, by utilizing the most efficient and sustainable building practices employed today. Due to the high standards and unmatched quality offered by Nick and the BBH team, along with their desires to meet every customer’s wishes and desires, Bentley Built has experienced significant and rapid growth from its humble beginnings, and now operates with over 30 full time employees, and has proudly expanded their services to cover all aspects of the home construction trade.
Our Story: ALLEN HOMES
A.W Allen’s has a long and rich history in the Annapolis regions of Nova Scotia, having operated in the area for over 100 years as custom cabinet, finishing and overall lumber experts. In the late 1980’s, A.W. Allen co-owners and brothers, Donnie and Tim Woodworth, opted to add a package sales division to the company, which included sheds, garages, new homes and renovations. This decision proved to be a great one for the company, and local customers looking to build or renovate their dream houses. The Allen Homes division of A.W. Allen has quickly developed deep roots in the Annapolis Valley, and has become a strong symbol of quality-built homes and competitive pricing. After a strong thirty years in the home construction industry, this highly experienced team has built well over 360 custom homes, and continue to set industry-leading standards when it comes to customer satisfaction and quality services.
Looking Towards The Future: BENTLEY BUILT + ALLEN HOMES
Having learned and trained under the highly skilled and experienced A.W. Allen team prior to venturing out on his own with Bentley Built Homes, Nick was an obvious choice to succeed Donnie and Tim, and continue the great tradition of quality construction that they established over their 30+ years running the business. Although Nick and the Bentley Built team officially took over the Allen team’s operations following a 2017 buyout, Donnie has continued to act as a strong mentor and sounding board for Nick as his new company rapidly expanded.
Following just two years after the merger of these two great companies, Bentley Built has continued to expand and add to its resources and construction repertoire. With the additions of Allen’s Home Building Centre, Allen’s Custom Mill, and a large excavation division, the BBH team provides services for all major stages of any construction or renovation process. This integration provides great quality and pricing consistency for customers, as well as numerous money-saving opportunities that most other companies can’t provide. Combining those services, with over 50 combined years of industry experience between the leaders of the company, and the latest and greatest technology in the industry, we are more confident than ever in the value of our Service, Quality and Price.
Looking forward towards the future, BBH + Allen’s has invested heavily in the growth and development of talented, young project managers who specialize in working with the customer to maximize efficiency, value and happiness on their terms. This bright and highly skilled team has worked tirelessly over their years in the industry, studying and identifying which processes provide the greatest satisfaction, while minimizing difficulty and stress for all involved. So, whether your dream is a commercial, farm, or residential project, if you have an idea, this team can make it a reality.