Zancor Homes is an award-winning Concord-based luxury home builder that has been impressing satisfied buyers since 2001 with its top value, fully-featured homes. This upstart developer has been eschewing real estate industry norms and blazing its own trail with its unique take on personalized service, an approach credited as the hallmark of their massive success.
From two-storey spacious homes to modern contemporary condominiums, this home builder has built up a varied portfolio of construction projects that aim to exceed customer expectations, a specific business strategy for this company.
According to Zancor Homes’ owner and principal Fabrizio Cortellucci, purchasers always remember when you go out of your way to make sure they’re satisfied. As with a broken car owner who has gone to the mechanic for repair only to discover the warranty has expired, customers are extremely appreciative when businesses take care of them.
“The mechanic says, 'Don't worry about it.' I try to do that. To give people that little bit extra," says Cortellucci.
As such, this home builder is dedicated to providing the very best possible customer service throughout its organisation, all the way from its top management to its front line personnel. It’s a commitment that extends to Cortellucci himself, a developer so personally involved in daily business operations that he is known to sit down with architects to collaborate floor plans.
"The key to my success is being involved in every aspect of construction. That's why, more often than not, I can offer my homeowners great value without sacrificing quality or service," he said.
Individual investment is all part and parcel for Cortellucci. While working as a Mississauga building site supervisor in 2001, he took a chance and bought nine lots that came up for sale; after experiencing this early success, Cortellucci has gone on to build over 1,000 homes across the GTA and southern Ontario.
One notable triumph for this developer was selling out all 51 homes in its Country Trails Brampton development in just four hours, a sale for which prospective buyers were reported to have prepared for by camping out in cars and tents.
This wild success carried over the project’s 150-home second phase that saw the early registration of some 800 names.
Winner of multiple real estate industry awards such as the 2017 BILD Best Model Home, this home development company has been widely-recognized for its industry achievements. Back in 2013, it received the Enbridge Incentive Award that rewarded home builders that constructed homes with 25 percent better energy requirements than the 2012 Ontario Building Code.
When asked about winning the award, Cortellucci deferred to the clients that he values so much. “Ultimately, this program helps us deliver long-term cost savings and environmental benefits to our customers,” he said.
When not building homes, they are involved with charitable organisations and giving back to the community. In April 2008, they donated a million dollar facility that was used as the Wellspring Chinguacousy, a 6,000-square-foot northern GTA home used to offer support for women suffering from breast cancer. “The biggest part of this business is creating something tangible," Cortellucci said of the opening.
Whether giving back to the community or providing customer service, we can see that this home developer is intimately involved in everything that they do, showing that the adage is true: every new home begins with a heart.
Xpression Condos on Yonge
This luxury mixed-use Richmond Hill condominium complex that consists of two 15-storey towers rising atop a 6-storey podium finished construction in 2016. With 452 suites built in 52 layout configurations ranging up to 1,171 square feet, these condos offer sumptuous features such as floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances as well as oversized premium balconies and terraces. Home to many satisfied residents, Xpression Condos on Yonge is the first of this developer’s condominium projects that will include future locations in Oakville and Whitby.
The Castles of King City
Considered by Cortellucci to be his “flagship community,” The Castles of King City is an immaculately-designed luxury home community based in King City. Made up of two-storey detached homes and bungalows located on tremendously-forested lots ranging up to 200’ deep, this spectacular sold-out development contains impressive features and finishes that include 10’ main floor ceilings, 9’ ceilings on the second floors and in basements, and expansive windows; meanwhile, gourmet kitchens are equipped with SubZero and Wolf appliances, upgraded cabinetry, and sleek granite countertops. Further customizations include English gardens, victory gardens or spectacular pool; striking plaster moulding to inner coffered or waffle ceilings in dining rooms; and elegant wider stained oak veneer stairs.
This completed luxury home project in Angus, Ontario features two-storey detached homes containing up to four bedrooms and measuring up to 3,334 square feets on 50-60’ lots. Posh and elegant, these homes contain features like carriage-style roll-up garage doors, shapely solid oak handrails and spindles on the stairs, and quality ceramic tiles.
All New Condo Developments By Zancor Homes