How it all started... more than 60 years ago.
Anthony (Tony) DeSantis was a young man with a mission when he arrived in Hamilton. Far from enjoying the relatively carefree life of many teenagers, the 17 year-old immigrant from Italy focused on work from the moment he arrived in Canada.
Being a natural salesman, Tony was convinced the real estate market offered a wide array of opportunities. So, he became involved in real estate while in his early 20’s.
In 1957, Tony met prominent real estate broker Bill Kronas and began selling houses on behalf of the brokerage. The late Mr. Kronas became a mentor to Tony, schooling him in the ways of real estate sales. The two developed a father-son type of relationship built on mutual admiration and respect.
Within just a few months, the enthusiastic young Tony was one of the Metropolitan Hamilton Real Estate Board’s top producers.
In 1962, Tony bought a dilapidated house on Chestnut Street by paying the City of Hamilton for taxes owed on the land. He then co-built his first house.
It was the start of a developer role he would expand over the years by building and selling thousands of houses in the Hamilton area, Burlington, Grimsby and Brantford.
A. DeSantis Today
In addition to residential townhouses, condominiums, apartment buildings and single-family homes, Tony builds—and continues to manage—a number of commercial and industrial projects throughout Hamilton and Burlington. These are managed through A. DeSantis Real Estate Ltd., A. DeSantis DeVelopments Ltd., A. DeSantis Holdings Ltd. and H.G.H. DeVelopments Ltd.
Anthony DeSantis Jr. joined the company in 1995 after receiving his B.A. from the University of Toronto and M.B.A. from McMaster University. Anthony Jr. now serves as President of A. DeSantis DeVelopments Ltd.
Together, father and son have completed several communities from the design to final construction stage including Millbrook Village and Shoreacres Creek in Burlington, Livingston Gate in Grimsby, Marina Point on Baseline and Conservation Walk in Stoney Creek, Jackson’s Landing, Paradise Gardens and Thornbrae Estates, Marina Point on Baseline, Albion Mills Estates, and Nashville.
The signature of a project by A. DeSantis DeVelopments Ltd. is the daily hands-on involvement in every aspect of the venture.
At A. DeSantis DeVelopments Ltd. we are committed to working with and for our customers. We strive to meet our customers needs and expectations at all times, while maintaining the “A. DeSantis DeVelopments Ltd. quality” reputation.
Our constant goal is to provide attractive, well designed and solidly built homes using superior craftsmanship, excellent materials and ensuring conscientious after-sales services.”
— Anthony DeSantis Jr.,
President A. DeSantis DeVelopments Ltd.
Since 1962, Mr. DeSantis has built, developed, managed, purchased and sold virtually thousands of properties. A. DeSantis has earned a superior rating for the many years of excellent after-sales service from the Tarion New Home Warranty Program. We’ve also maintained long-standing memberships with the Hamilton Halton Home Builders Association, the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington, and the Canadian Real Estate and Home Builders Association.
Awards & Memberships
A leader in award-winning design and construction for more than six decades. We are in the business of crafting attractive, well designed and solidly built homes using superior craftsmanship, excellent materials and ensuring conscientious after-sales services.
We have consistently earned excellent ratings from the Tarion Warranty Program. We hold long standing memberships with the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders Association, Ontario and Canadian Home Builders Associations, Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington, Ontario Real Estate Association and Canadian Real Estate Association.
Our customers expect more when they invest in a home built by A. DeSantis DeVelopments Ltd. and it is our legacy to never disappoint them.