Your Onsite and RTM Custom Home Builders
Kelly has been in and around the home building trade for 18 years. Together with his family, he started Ridgeview Homes in 2010, which has since gained a reputation for quality craftsmanship and a hard work ethic – values instilled from his Mennonite and German heritage.
Steel Piles instead of Cinder Blocks
We are the only RTM builder in Manitoba and Saskatchewan that builds on steel piles instead of cinder blocks. A typical RTM builder has their beams set on pads and cinder blocks. We have invested time and money to build your house on steel piles. This means your house is built straight and stays straight no matter the weather or the season.
We are passionate about the houses we build but most importantly, we care about the people who own them. Our RTM yard is Kelly’s yard and the boardroom table doubles as a dining table.
With Ridgeview Homes there are no pressure sales, just coffee and cookies – but no cookie cutter houses.
No Unnecessary Overhead
When you partner with us, we carefully supervise your project, while cutting out all the unnecessary costs so your money is going toward the people who actually build your house – framers, plumbers, electricians, etc. Plus, you save us the commute, so we save you the extra costs!
- No operations manager
- No sales manager
- No purchasing manager
- No estimator
- No service manager
- No office manager
- Kelly Harder – Owner and General Contractor
We do what we say we’ll do.
“I want to know your name and your spouse’s name, and your kid’s names… and even your dog’s name if he’s important.” – Kelly Harder
Click to View Our Standard Specifications
RTM = Ready to Move | BOS = Built on Site | DWS = Drywall Stage (RTM)
|12″ Engineered Full Span I-Joists||✓||✓||✓|
|Double Rim Joist||✓||✓|
|3/4″ T+G Engineered Subfloor Glued + Screwed||✓||✓||✓|
|2×6 Exterior Studs 16″ O/C||✓||✓||✓|
|LSL Exterior Studs for Kitchen Wall||✓||✓||✓|
|2×6 Interior Studs for Plumbing Walls||✓||✓||✓|
|2×4 Interior Studs 16″ O/C||✓||✓||✓|
|7/16″ OSB Exterior Sheathing||✓||✓||✓|
|Maintenance Free Composite Siding with Wide Front Window Trim||✓||✓|
|Engineered Trusses with Minimum 12″ Heel||✓||✓||✓|
|7/16″ OSB Sheathing c/w H-Clips||✓||✓||✓|
|Metal Gable Trim||✓||✓||✓|
|Duration L/L Architectural Shingles w/ Eaveguard||✓||✓||✓|
|7/16″ OSB Sheating on Interior Ceilings||✓||✓|
|Roof Vents & Attic Access Doors as Required||✓||✓||✓|
|Pre-Finished Alum Soffit & Fascia||✓||✓||✓|
Windows & Doors
|White Maintenance Free P.V.C.||✓||✓||✓|
|Window Glazing – Tri Pane Low-E with Argon Gas||✓||✓||✓|
|Metal Clad Insulated Ext. Doors||✓||✓||✓|
|High Quality Lock-Sets & Deadbolts||✓||✓|
|Envelope Seal Around All Doors & Windows||✓||✓||✓|
|1 PC Tub &/or Shower||✓||✓||✓|
|Delta or Price Pfister Brushed Nickel Faucets||✓||✓||✓(Bathtubs Only)|
|Double S.S. Sink & Hi Efficient Water Closet(s)||✓||✓|
|ABS Roughed-In & Tested to Joist Level||✓||✓||✓|
|PEX Waterlines Inside Walls, Tested & Dropped to Joist Level||✓||✓||✓|
|Central Vac Rough In||✓||✓||✓|
|Shower Door, Vanity Mirror & Bathroom Accessories||✓||✓|
|Wired to Canadian Building Code Requirements||✓||✓||✓|
|200 AMP Service Panel c/w “Smart” Breakers||✓|
|One Exterior Soffit Plug||✓||✓|
|Roughed in For Door Chime, 2 TV, Phone & Cable||✓||✓||✓|
|Exterior GFI Plugs||✓||✓|
|Light Fixtures w/ LED Bulbs & Fluorescents||✓||✓|
|Rangehood Fan w/ Lights||✓||✓|
|Smoke & CO2 Detectors as per Building Code||✓||✓|
|Supply & Return Airs Marked & Cut||✓||✓||✓|
|Kitchen Exhaust Fan Ducted to Exterior||✓||✓||✓|
|Dryer Vent Chase & Return Air Registers||✓||✓||✓|
|Vented for HRV System||✓||✓||✓|
|6mil CGSB Poly & Accoustical Sealant||✓||✓||✓|
|1/2″ Drywall Walls (Taped & Sanded)||✓||✓||✓(not taped or sanded)|
|1/2″ Ceiling Board (Taped & Sanded)||✓||✓||✓(not taped or sanded)|
|High Quality Primer with Two Coats of High Quality Paint (3 Colours Included)||✓||✓|
|Painting of Trims, Casings & Interior Doors||✓||✓|
|Composite MDF Doors (4 styles to choose from)||✓||✓|
|Composite MDF Bi-fold Doors||✓||✓|
|MDF Jambs, Trims & Casings||✓||✓|
|Pantry Door w/ Frosted Glass to Match Cabinets||✓||✓|
|MDF 3″ Square Style Casing||✓||✓|
|MDF 4″ Square Style Baseboard||✓||✓|
|Weiser or Schlage Interior Door Hardware||✓||✓|
|Wire Shelving in Closets c/w Rods||✓||✓|
|Wire Shelving in Pantry & Linen Closet||✓||✓|
|Custom Cabinets in Just About Any Wood You Would Like||✓||✓|
|Crown Moulding & Kitchen Light Valance||✓||✓|
|Laminate Vanity Tops with Drop in Sink||✓||✓|
Flooring & Baseboards
|We offer an allowance for you to pick any flooring you like||$5/sqft.||$5/sqft.||$0/sqft.|
|Engineered Foundation Plan (MB + SK)||✓||✓||✓|
|Framing, Plumbing, Insulation & Poly Inspections (Inspection Report Included with House)||✓||✓||✓|
All Homes Meet or Exceed Manitoba Building Codes
Responsibilities of the Home Owner
Foundation or Grade Beam
Basement Beam Must be in Place for RTMs
Excavation & Backfill
RTM Moving Expenses
Well & Septic System
Insulate Joist Cavity
Electrical Mast & Hook-Up
Plumbing Hook-up, Hot Water Tank, Dishwasher etc.
Heating System & Air Conditioner
Decks & Landscaping
Fastening Home to Foundation Wall
Brands We Use
Our location and topography presented many challenges, but we trusted Kelly to navigate them, and he did so with expertise, good humour, and superb sub-contractors, equipment operators, and tradespeople. We were often on site (maybe too much!?) and were able to meet all the awesome people who worked on our home. We were extremely impressed with the work ethic….the young foundation/framer/siding guys, the drillers and “rock chucker” who all worked from dawn to beyond dusk in the bugs and heat, the cabinet, flooring, tile, drywall, heat and plumbing, insulation, deck, painting, and electrical people who often worked in the cold and dark, as well as reps at Wm. Dyck, all fabulous people who went above and beyond to help us achieve our dream.
It was always such a pleasure too whenever members of Kelly’s lovely family accompanied him to our meetings or site….another bonus! We are so grateful that what started out as a business relationship became one of fun friendship, trust, and respect, and we can look at every part of our beautiful home and remember the amazing people who took part in building it. Not too many people can say that who have had their homes built by one of those large home builders. We don’t hesitate for a second in recommending Kelly Harder and Ridgeview Homes to anyone looking for a quality builder and trusted contractor.
I extend my compliments to everyone at Ridgeview Homes, both for the quality of the home’s workmanship and the entire process from build through to moving of the house to our lot at Thomson Lake Regional Park, SK.
From the moment that I first inquired about Ridgeview Homes via e-mail, through the closing and now through our first year plus of ownership, Kelly and his team of contractors have been pleasant, efficient and responsive. Kelly was very timely in responding to any questions or design changes and quotes we requested throughout the project.
We loved that Kelly was able to accommodate our preferences and changes to the original house design. We also have high praise for the contractors that Kelly used during construction, particularly the cabinet contractor (Silverpine Cabinets) as they did an amazing job under tight timelines. Our home was finished on time and the move occurred on time as well, which was critical, as the move occurred in December.
Thanks again to Kelly and Ridgeview Homes for building us a home we will love and enjoy for many years to come. We have told everyone who has asked how pleased we are with our new home, and will continue without hesitation to recommend your company.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a mover?
Will there be damage from the move?
What type of foundation do I need for an RTM?
When does it make sense to buy an RTM rather than building onsite?
What kind of floor plans can we build?
How long does it take to build an RTM or onsite home?
Can we make changes once we start?
How do RTMs compare to a regular house built onsite?
Find Your Home
We know you are unique, that’s why we make sure you can customize your new house down to the very last detail. Browse through some of our popular floor plans and get your ideas rolling.
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