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Pratt Homes, Barrie’s Largest Builder Welcomes You to the Family.


Barrie, Ontario – Thursday June 8th, 2017. Pratt Homes, Barrie’s largest builder since 1890 partnered with Tyger Shark to evolve their brand identity. Pratt Homes is launching a new logo (attached) and tagline; Welcome to the Family, since 1890.

“Recreating a brand that has over 100 years of history is something few artists ever get a chance to be a part of. The Pratt Team trusted us to evolve rather than re-invent their brand in a way that gives honour to the past but looks optimistically towards the future.” said Tyler Murray, Owner of Tyger Shark.

Pratt Homes is a family legacy business supporting families through home building and employment. The Pratt family legacy dates back to 1890 when Stephen Pratt first built two homes in Barrie in the Cundles Rd area. Since then, six generations of the Pratt family name have built homes in Barrie, ON with Heljar Hansen and Karen Pratt-Hansen currently leading the organization.

Karen Pratt-Hansen, co-owner said “We’re a business built on a family legacy in home building and we’re proud of that. Our purchasers, homeowners and employees are all members of our Pratt Homes family. This is a new way to tell that story and share that feeling.”

Pratt Homes built its foundation on single family detached homes. In recent years they have experienced great success moving into condominiums, a variety of towns and eight-plexes. As the company evolves its’ identity, with it comes redesigning their product line to meet modern demands and offer a new home for every stage of the family lifecycle.

“Every family has different sizes and needs. We want to make sure we have a new home that supports them every step of the way.” said Co-Owner Heljar Hansen. “We’re grateful to everyone who has supported us along the way. We appreciate their continued support as we embark upon the future.”

For more information please contact those available for interview below.

About Pratt Homes
Pratt Homes is a family legacy business that has been building detached, condos and townhomes in Barrie and Simcoe County for over 127 years. Pratt Homes has an exceptional Tarion New Home Warranty record and Home Stars rating. They are considered one of the most professional and experienced builders in Ontario. Pratt Homes has been awarded SAM, Simcoe County Home Builder Awards, Ontario Home Builder Awards and Chamber awards for home building. Pratt Homes was also nominated for a Tarion Award and Canadian Home Builder Award.

Available for Interview:
Todd Palmer, Marketing Director
Pratt Homes Barrie
705 792 3883