Who We Are
The FarSight Family of Builders
FarSight Homes is built on a foundation of more than 35 years of home building experience. The
Schickedanz family - brothers, Rick and Bob, and sons Johnathan and David, assisted by a team of
skilled trades, designers and architects, have built a solid legacy spanning three generations of
Rick's father, Daniel, a founding partner of Schickedanz Bros. Limited, is one of the premier
developer/builders in North America, involved in numerous communities in Ontario, Alberta, British
Columbia and Florida. Rick's involvement in the family business prepared him with a wealth of
experience and high appreciation for quality throughout every phase of the building process.
Through many years in the building industry, FarSight has been serving the needs of homebuyers with
many exceptional residential communities. The commitment to uphold family traditions by honouring
the core values and successful formulas of those hardworking, honest artisans who founded
Schickedanz Brothers, is exemplified today by FarSight Homes. With industry proven knowledge and an
understanding of all facets of the development process, FarSight Homes has grown to become more than
just a builder of quality homes.
Today, these activities and interests span much of the real estate spectrum. From land acquisition,
community design and development, to new home construction, to rental properties, to golf course
communities, in Canada and into the United States, FarSight remains an innovator and a leader.
Acknowledged as an Energy Star© Registered Builder, the FarSight family provides "best in
class" energy efficiency in your new home, assuring responsible and sustainable development
without sacrificing the contemporary convenience and amenities.
FarSight is proud to bring their commitment to excellence to all of their homes and communities.
From our family to yours!
When You Choose FarSight You're In Good Company
Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest, most significant investments you will ever make. Which is why picking the
right builder has never been more important. At FarSight we're a family business, and as such we take great pride in the homes
we build and the level of quality and value that goes into each and every residence. We're also extremely proud of the
associations and partnerships we've made, and continue to make, as we work towards becoming the very best at what we do.
The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is the voice of the home building, land development and professional
renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. Our industry members design, sell and build quality complete communities where
people live, work, play and shop. With more than 1,500 member companies, from all corners of the industry, BILD is the largest
home builders' association in Canada, and we are affiliated with the Ontario Home Builders' Association and the Canadian Home
With more than 60 years of experience in the building business, The Simcoe County Home Builder's Association (SCHBA) is there to
assist you to: build a new house, renovate an existing home, or, become a better Builder, Renovator, Trade Contractor, or Supplier
to the residential construction industry. FarSight's Bob Schickedanz has played an active role in the SCHBA for the past six years
- and is currently the Association's Past President - and like the Association, remains committed to residential construction excellence
throughout the Greater Barrie area and beyond.
The Durham Region Home Builders' Association (DRHBA) is the voice of the residential construction industry in Durham. DRHBA is an
advocate for choice in housing, everything from high-density to country living can be found here. One key aspect of their mission
is to protect home buyers by calling for the province of Ontario to keep government-imposed charges reasonable and, helping young
families especially to be able to afford newly constructed homes and custom builds. FarSight's Johnathan Schickedanz is currently the President for the DRHBA.
The Ontario Home Builders' Association was formed in 1962 with 10 locals to give residential builders a voice in the provincial government,
facilitate changes in the industry and provide networking opportunities for home-building businesses, suppliers and services.
The OHBA represents individuals and companies in several fi elds across the industry, including: builders, developers, professional
renovators, trade contractors, manufacturers, consultants, marketing companies and suppliers. FarSight's Bob Schickedanz is currently
the Association President.
Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry."
Representing one of the largest industry sectors in Canada, its membership is made up of over 8,500 companies - including home builders,
renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions,
insurance providers, and service professionals.
For more than 40 years, Tarion has provided new home warranty protection to more than two million Ontario homes. Tarion serves Ontario's
public interest by enhancing fairness and building confi dence in the new home buying experience. As a testament to FarSight's dedication
to quality new home design and superior customer service, the company has earned an Excellent Service Rating from Tarion Warranty
Corporation and has been a member in good standing since 2002.