Our Commitment

Our team is passionate about design. We’re always pushing the bar in Ottawa for houses people want to own, invest and live in. Our longstanding partnerships are with the best kitchen, flooring and material suppliers in the city. They are the backbone of our reliability.

With quality homes and solid relationships, we’re committed to our people, our communities and our homeowners.

Our Story

Richcraft Homes, under the helm of its founder Kris Singhal, has been building homes in Ottawa since 1983. Starting with one home, then two, and then 16,000, Kris never could have imagined the landscapes, communities and families’ lives changed by him and his dedicated team. The priority has always been quality and appreciating the privilege of building our clients’ dream homes, it has kept our unwavering commitment to excellence.

1983

Think Big. Plan Big.

“Holding a high position in the Federal Government made it almost impossible to think of quitting my job to start building homes. But my desire was so strong that to minimize risk, I convinced my boss to allow me to take a one-year leave of absence. I immediately bought two lots from Campeau Corporation on Uplands Drive in Hunt Club Woods. It was 1983 and the model was called The Bennington Ultra. Richcraft was born.” – Kris Singhal

1985

The Hunt
Club Park

“Hunt Club Park had become one of the most desirable communities to live in. Not only was the project the backbone of Richcraft Homes, it put us on the map as a major player in Ottawa’s building industry. I still feel great pride whenever I have the opportunity to drive through the area. I cannot believe it was Richcraft that developed Hunt Club Park. Over and above the great appreciation that resulted from homeowners seeing both their families and their investment grow, we continued to hear how positive living in the community was.” – Kris Singhal

1988

Kanata
Lakes

“In 1988, Richcraft purchased over 180 serviced lots in phase one of Kanata Lakes. Located in the centre of the Silicon Valley North community and spread around Club Link’s Kanata Golf & Country Club, the Kanata Lakes project was unique. Half of the lots back onto the golf course fairways, on Zokol and Westlock Streets, surrounded by a series of natural ponds.” – Kris Singhal

1989

The Ottawa Business Park

“Eventually, we moved Richcraft’s operations out of our basement and into its first head office space on Colonnade Road. But soon even these offices were too small to accommodate the business’ growth. In 1989, Richcraft acquired two serviced blocks from the City of Ottawa in the Ottawa Business Park. We built and then moved our head office into the first building of 40,000 square feet. In 1997, we added a 4,000 square foot centralized Design Centre to serve our homebuyers better.” – Kris Singhal

1990

The Decade of the South

“Richcraft signed a conditional agreement with Campeau Corp for one of the biggest land deals in Ottawa-Carleton’s history. A contract with Campeau was developed to buy about 2,400 acres of unserviced land in Gloucester, officially known as the regions South Urban Community. The land stretched into Gloucester and Nepean, straddling both sides of the Rideau River.” – Kris Singhal

1992

La Croisee
in Aylmer

“Manju and I have a history in Aylmer. It was the place where we first became homeowners all those years ago. It seemed fitting that we should build a Richcraft community there. La Croisee means crossroads – and true to its name, the harmony between nature and township remains at the heart of this unique Richcraft community,” – Kris Singhal

1993

Woodroffe
Classics

“We were able to secure two large parcels of land – 100 acres for Woodroffe Estates and 75 acres that we called Forest Gate. Richcraft’s goal was to give Ottawa homebuyers a choice. Development in Woodroffe Estates began in 1993 with a land purchase and it was expected to be completed by the end of 2010. Located at the Southwest corner of the former city of Nepean, Woodroffe Estates was ranked as one of the most desirable communities for first-time homebuyers, upscale buyers and mature homeowners.” – Kris Singhal

1996

Riverside
South

“Richcraft and Urbandale had jointly formulated a marketing strategy and the project opened to the public in 1996. This was one of the largest projects undertaken in Ottawa – consisting of over 4,000 acres of land and approved to accommodate a population base of 50,000 people or 18,000 to 20,000 residence.” – Kris Singhal

1997

The Richcraft Design Centre

“Richcraft’s Design Centre was a new concept for Ottawa and only the second of its kind in the City. It was staffed by our designers and a full Cost Administration team. Many Ottawa builders watched our success and followed our lead. Clearly, without Manju’s support, it would have been impossible to move forward the way we did. She has always been a great source of insipiration, strength and pride for me. In many ways, she is the reason for my courage and drive to do so well in the field I love.” – Kris Singhal

2000

Towards
the Sky

“After 18 years in business, once the company had acquired a range of building expertise, we started looking for other opportunities. In the early 2000’s, as the baby boomers were reaching their mid-50’s, the City of Ottawa experienced new growth in high-rise concrete product. This new market opened an opportunity, up until then we had never built more than a three and a half story house. In the spring of 2004, we completed our first concrete high-rise, 570 Laurier.” – Kris Singhal

2002

Spring Ridge

“The Regional Group was responsible for major land acquisitions and they put Richcraft and Braebury Homes of Kingston together. In partnership, we acquired 120 acres of land on the east side of Trim Road in Orleans. Richcraft built 184 single-family homes and 138 townhomes. The area was so popular that a major part of the project sold out in only two years.” – Kris Singhal

2004

Place de Gouverneurs

“As Richcraft’s second concrete project, Places de Gouverneurs sits on 20 acres and has been promoted as urban living at its finest. Phase 1 included three buildings – five and six floors with 128 one and two-bedroom suites. The community project was approved to accommodate 940 units, a community centre and parkettes.” – Kris Singhal

2005

The Galleria Phase 1

“Now built, the 12-story condo project is called The Galleria. It features 148 one and two-bedroom plus study suites. Our goal was to create an eclectic urban lifestyle. Judging by the response we saw from homebuyers, we had done just that.” – Kris Singhal

2013

Recreation Complex

“Richcraft was extremely happy to be part of the new recreation complex in the community of Kanata. The 77,000 square foot building offers community and recreation facilities including, a fitness facility, two large gymnasiums, an eight-lane 25-meter pool, a whirlpool, and various multipurpose rooms. The site layout provides outdoor recreation areas including two large artificial turf sport fields, a children’s play area with splash pad, two basketball courts and a skateboard plaza.” – Kris Singhal

2014

The Richcraft Sensplex

“Richcraft was excited to join hands with The Ottawa Senators to be a part of a new skating arena complex. This new facility was completed under an innovative Public-Private Partnership (P3) between the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Community Ice Partners (OCIP). OCIP includes the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, the Ottawa Senators Alumni and Morley Hoppner Group. The Richcraft Sensplex is complete with four arenas, including an updated existing Potvin Arena, and three new regulation NHL size arenas.” – Kris Singhal

2015

The Bowery Condos

“Ideally located in the core area of downtown Ottawa, Richcraft completed another land assembly by purchasing parking lots and six residential properties. The area was zoned for a 12-storey building, however, Richcraft received approval for 18 storeys and 248 units. Since entering into the Ottawa condominium market, Richcraft has acquired several blocks of land suitable for condominium development.” – Kris Singhal

1983

Think Big. Plan Big.

“Holding a high position in the Federal Government made it almost impossible to think of quitting my job to start building homes. But my desire was so strong that to minimize risk, I convinced my boss to allow me to take a one-year leave of absence. I immediately bought two lots from Campeau Corporation on Uplands Drive in Hunt Club Woods. It was 1983 and the model was called The Bennington Ultra. Richcraft was born.” – Kris Singhal

1985

The Hunt
Club Park

“Hunt Club Park had become one of the most desirable communities to live in. Not only was the project the backbone of Richcraft Homes, it put us on the map as a major player in Ottawa’s building industry. I still feel great pride whenever I have the opportunity to drive through the area. I cannot believe it was Richcraft that developed Hunt Club Park. Over and above the great appreciation that resulted from homeowners seeing both their families and their investment grow, we continued to hear how positive living in the community was.” – Kris Singhal

1988

Kanata
Lakes

“In 1988, Richcraft purchased over 180 serviced lots in phase one of Kanata Lakes. Located in the centre of the Silicon Valley North community and spread around Club Link’s Kanata Golf & Country Club, the Kanata Lakes project was unique. Half of the lots back onto the golf course fairways, on Zokol and Westlock Streets, surrounded by a series of natural ponds.” – Kris Singhal

1989

The Ottawa Business Park

“Eventually, we moved Richcraft’s operations out of our basement and into its first head office space on Colonnade Road. But soon even these offices were too small to accommodate the business’ growth. In 1989, Richcraft acquired two serviced blocks from the City of Ottawa in the Ottawa Business Park. We built and then moved our head office into the first building of 40,000 square feet. In 1997, we added a 4,000 square foot centralized Design Centre to serve our homebuyers better.” – Kris Singhal

1990

The Decade of the South

“Richcraft signed a conditional agreement with Campeau Corp for one of the biggest land deals in Ottawa-Carleton’s history. A contract with Campeau was developed to buy about 2,400 acres of unserviced land in Gloucester, officially known as the regions South Urban Community. The land stretched into Gloucester and Nepean, straddling both sides of the Rideau River.” – Kris Singhal

1992

La Croisee
in Aylmer

“Manju and I have a history in Aylmer. It was the place where we first became homeowners all those years ago. It seemed fitting that we should build a Richcraft community there. La Croisee means crossroads – and true to its name, the harmony between nature and township remains at the heart of this unique Richcraft community,” – Kris Singhal

1993

Woodroffe
Classics

“We were able to secure two large parcels of land – 100 acres for Woodroffe Estates and 75 acres that we called Forest Gate. Richcraft’s goal was to give Ottawa homebuyers a choice. Development in Woodroffe Estates began in 1993 with a land purchase and it was expected to be completed by the end of 2010. Located at the Southwest corner of the former city of Nepean, Woodroffe Estates was ranked as one of the most desirable communities for first-time homebuyers, upscale buyers and mature homeowners.” – Kris Singhal

1996

Riverside
South

“Richcraft and Urbandale had jointly formulated a marketing strategy and the project opened to the public in 1996. This was one of the largest projects undertaken in Ottawa – consisting of over 4,000 acres of land and approved to accommodate a population base of 50,000 people or 18,000 to 20,000 residence.” – Kris Singhal

1997

The Richcraft Design Centre

“Richcraft’s Design Centre was a new concept for Ottawa and only the second of its kind in the City. It was staffed by our designers and a full Cost Administration team. Many Ottawa builders watched our success and followed our lead. Clearly, without Manju’s support, it would have been impossible to move forward the way we did. She has always been a great source of insipiration, strength and pride for me. In many ways, she is the reason for my courage and drive to do so well in the field I love.” – Kris Singhal

2000

Towards
the Sky

“After 18 years in business, once the company had acquired a range of building expertise, we started looking for other opportunities. In the early 2000’s, as the baby boomers were reaching their mid-50’s, the City of Ottawa experienced new growth in high-rise concrete product. This new market opened an opportunity, up until then we had never built more than a three and a half story house. In the spring of 2004, we completed our first concrete high-rise, 570 Laurier.” – Kris Singhal

2002

Spring Ridge

“The Regional Group was responsible for major land acquisitions and they put Richcraft and Braebury Homes of Kingston together. In partnership, we acquired 120 acres of land on the east side of Trim Road in Orleans. Richcraft built 184 single-family homes and 138 townhomes. The area was so popular that a major part of the project sold out in only two years.” – Kris Singhal

2004

Place de Gouverneurs

“As Richcraft’s second concrete project, Places de Gouverneurs sits on 20 acres and has been promoted as urban living at its finest. Phase 1 included three buildings – five and six floors with 128 one and two-bedroom suites. The community project was approved to accommodate 940 units, a community centre and parkettes.” – Kris Singhal

2005

The Galleria Phase 1

“Now built, the 12-story condo project is called The Galleria. It features 148 one and two-bedroom plus study suites. Our goal was to create an eclectic urban lifestyle. Judging by the response we saw from homebuyers, we had done just that.” – Kris Singhal

2013

Recreation Complex

“Richcraft was extremely happy to be part of the new recreation complex in the community of Kanata. The 77,000 square foot building offers community and recreation facilities including, a fitness facility, two large gymnasiums, an eight-lane 25-meter pool, a whirlpool, and various multipurpose rooms. The site layout provides outdoor recreation areas including two large artificial turf sport fields, a children’s play area with splash pad, two basketball courts and a skateboard plaza.” – Kris Singhal

2014

The Richcraft Sensplex

“Richcraft was excited to join hands with The Ottawa Senators to be a part of a new skating arena complex. This new facility was completed under an innovative Public-Private Partnership (P3) between the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Community Ice Partners (OCIP). OCIP includes the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, the Ottawa Senators Alumni and Morley Hoppner Group. The Richcraft Sensplex is complete with four arenas, including an updated existing Potvin Arena, and three new regulation NHL size arenas.” – Kris Singhal

2015

The Bowery Condos

“Ideally located in the core area of downtown Ottawa, Richcraft completed another land assembly by purchasing parking lots and six residential properties. The area was zoned for a 12-storey building, however, Richcraft received approval for 18 storeys and 248 units. Since entering into the Ottawa condominium market, Richcraft has acquired several blocks of land suitable for condominium development.” – Kris Singhal

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Awards

Our homes and our teams that have been reconized for their success.

Past Projects

Communitities we’ve built throughout Ottawa.

Kanata

Gold Ridge

2003

Aviation Parkway

Place Des Gouverneurs

2004

Orleans

East Village

2005

Barrhaven

Deer Croft

2005

Downtown

Galleria

2005

Kanata

Deer Run

2000

Queensway

Spruce Grove

1988

Kanata

Kanata Lakes

1988

Hunt Club

Hunt Club Court

1989

Riverside South

Riverside South

1996

Aylmer

LaCroisee

1992

Hunt Club

Hunt Club Enclave

1997

Hawkstone Gate

Village Green

1998

Woodroffe Avenue

Forest Gate

1999

Orleans

Appleton Lane

2001

Orleans

Spring Ridge

2002

Orleans

Notting Hill

2003

Baycrest Avenue

Baycrest Gardens

2003

Kanata

Gold Ridge

2003

Aviation Parkway

Place Des Gouverneurs

2004

Orleans

East Village

2005

Barrhaven

Deer Croft

2005

Downtown

Galleria

2005

Kanata

Deer Run

2000