With a heritage that can be traced back to the Austria of the 1700's the Schickedanz family immigrated to Canada in the early 1950's - four young brothers who dreamed of working together and building a successful family enterprise in North America.
The four immediately went into the construction industry, hired by various Toronto contractors and subcontractors before going on to establish Schickedanz Bros. Limited, a company they would steadily build on over the next five decades, creating custom homes and eventually other quality residential and commercial developments.
The company developed and built it's first entire subdivision at Chipping Park in North York, a milestone in the evolution from simple builder to a fully integrated developer. Larger, more ambitious projects followed. North York. East York. Markham. Newmarket. Richmond Hill. Pickering. Whitby. Port Hope. Bowmanville. Schickedanz has developed and built thousands of homes in dozens of communities during it's fifty years in operation.
In the 1970's the company entered the Florida market, building exclusive neighborhoods and top quality commercial developments from West Palm Beach to Tampa Bay. In the 1980's, expansion headed west into Alberta which included Calgary and surrounding areas.
Today, while residential construction continues to be the backbone of the business, Schickedanz has developed industrial parks, office buildings and shopping malls. In addition, it has built, owns and manages over 1,000 residential apartments as well as several commercial shopping centres.
The success Schickedanz has achieved is derived from the close relationship of the four brothers. Working together in a totally collaborative process surrounded by a team of top professionals, they maintain a hands-on involvement with the day-today operations of each site.
There is no place for compromise or complacency in the company. Instead there
is hard work and determination...a commitment to quality and integrity...and
a profound respect for the environment. All have been hallmarks of Schickedanz
Bros. Limited over the past half century and all will continue to be part of
its mandate in the new millennium.
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