It all started when Edward Ratcliffe emigrated to Canada from England and took advantage of Hamilton’s emergence as an industrial city. Housing was a priority, and Ratcliffe built his first house on Cannon Street in the north central section of Hamilton under E.B. Ratcliffe Builder in 1906.
As Edward developed a name for himself, it became evident that his personal commitment to the building industry would be unsurpassed. His vision for honesty and dedication were continued by his daughter Bettina and her husband Charlie Campbell, who became leaders in their own right under the name Abbotsford Homes.
Ward Campbell took over as president of the company in 1979 and with sister Lydia and her husband, Jan Szostak, the trio formed Starward Homes as a successor to Abbotsford.
Today, the family business spans four generations under Brandon Campbell, President, and Carley Campbell, Vice President, who carry the tradition and commitment of building homes the only way they know how – with a complete and total focus on turning dreams into reality.