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About Us

Company History:

established in 1988 with Murray Briggs and Waide Stennes at the helm. Having worked extensively for other companies, both Murray and Waide were keen to apply their knowledge and passion to building quality custom homes for the discerning buyer. Pairing their trades provides a unique equation for success. Murray is an expert in framing and project coordination and Waide is a master finishing carpenter, both craftsmen are hands-on with each project literally from start to finish. No matter what the task, Murray and Waide’s passion for quality translates into outstanding results for their clients so much so that business has consistently grown over the years by word of mouth alone. They set the standard for excellence at DMH, leading by example, and attracting only the best tradesmen to assist in each custom build. DMH is dedicated people doing quality custom work. We are looking to the future and will be constructing our own building in 2016.


The owners of Dogwood Mountain Homes Ltd. are honest hardworking guys who take pride in what they do. Their love for their trade is balanced by devotion to their families and commitment to active living.

Murray Briggs

An honest approachable guy with a passion for his trade, Murray has earned his success in construction through dedication and hard work. As a Certified Journeyman Carpenter he has a strong appreciation for quality workmanship and derives a huge sense of pride in building beautiful custom homes. When he isn’t on site overseeing another quality job, Murray enjoys spending time with his family as well as exercising, golfing, fishing and mountain biking.

Waide Stennes

Waide, a certified Journeyman Carpenter, takes a hands-on approach to success. A hardworking, dependable perfectionist with decades of experience, Waide is active in every custom home build from beginning to end and is especially proud of the quality finishing work that sets Dogwood Mountain Homes apart from the rest. Waide is married with 2 children and enjoys camping, hunting and fishing.


DMH employs a core staff, many of which have been with us for several years. The combination of quality workmanship completed by loyal hardworking people is apparent in all our projects. We have a number of Red Seal Journeyman Carpenters, skilled Finishing Carpenters as well as a number of hard working Apprentices and Labourers. At DMH we believe that passing on skills to the next generation is a big part of our responsibility to the industry. Our office staff oversees the day to day paper shuffle and ensures all aspects of the billing process goes smoothly.  We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people looking for a career in the building industry, if that’s you contact us for current opportunities.

What Our Clients Say

On time, on budget

Just a note to say “Thanks”. When it came time to turn our carefully planned dream home into reality, the decision to contract you and your team at Dogwood Mountain Homes was a good one !Your many years of experience showed again and again in the way you handled not only major items, but the many small details that go into a custom home. If and when a problem arose, not only was it dealt with in a cheerful manner, you were often able to suggest an even better way of achieving our goal.On time, on budget and everything we had ever hoped for and then some ! If we can say thanks by showing or telling others of your quality work, we would certainly be happy to do so.

-Regards ….. Gordon & Carla Paler

We would highly recommend them

The name Dogwood Mountain Homes was recommended to us several times while we were looking for a builder for our new home. As soon as we approached them they were informative and helpful in a very hands-on and practical manner. In the house planning phase they were able to offer creative suggestions and ideas that we incorporated into the plans. These ideas contributed to the beauty and value of our custom home. We were given lots of time to make the decisions we needed to make and problems were addressed without delay. Construction was completed efficiently, in a professional,friendly manner and we were impressed with the quality of their workmanship. We are very pleased with our new home, thanks to Dogwood Mountain Homes – we would highly recommend them.

-Noelle Philp – John de Boeck

Truly a positive experience

From an idea in my mind to watching the realization of this house was an exciting venture. Working with Murray and Waide was truly a positive experience. Their knowledge, help and guidance was invaluable and their craftsmanship superior. The only problem was trying to maintain cell phone signals! Thanks guys