Our Story

Polycorp was started in 1990 by Peter Polley, a Dalhousie University Bachelor of Commerce grad with a keen interest in real estate.  Peter has a very down-to-earth approach to his business, which likely stems from his roots as the son of a fisherman from Pictou County.  Peter learned the meaning of hard work when, at the age of 13, he began skinning fish aboard his father’s vessel, often working 14 hours a day.  Peter brings that work ethic, together with an appreciation for the value of a dollar, to everything he does.

From modest beginnings in 1990 as purchaser and renovator of rooming houses and small apartment buildings, Polycorp has grown to become one of Halifax’s most respected home builders.  The new construction division was launched in 2002 with the development of The Mont Blanc Villas and Residences, a multi-residential project consisting of 41 townhomes and 128 rental units.  This project was the winner of the Best Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) Development in North America in 2005.  Mont Blanc was followed by Spice, an 85 unit funky loft-style condominium project in downtown Halifax which was also built using ICF.  We are proud to announce that Spice recently won first prize for best Multi-Family Development at the 2011 ICF Awards.

Polycorp is currently in the final stages of a 76 unit single-family master-planned community called Ravenscraig, located in Williams Lake, just off the Halifax peninsula.  Homes are ICF construction on the first two levels with infloor radiant heat throughout.

Because all of our homes have Electric Thermal Storage capacity, each Polycorp home is eligible for the Time of Day energy program with Nova Scotia Power, which allows for significant energy savings. 

We have two new projects on the drawing board – one will be a lock-and-go townhome community near Herring Cove and the other, a 72 unit loft-style condominium project on the peninsula, which will be aiming for LEEDS certification for energy efficiency and sustainability. We'll be using ICF construction for both of these new projects.  We’re excited about the challenges that lie ahead and we look forward to providing superior housing solutions to our customers for many years to come.

Peter Polley Catheryn Hodgson
Founder & President Sales & Marketing



Welcome to Polycorp - A Halifax New Home Builder

Polycorp has grown to become one of Halifax's best known residential home builders and developers. As a leading Halifax new home builder, our commitment to detail and quality is what makes our homes exceptional. We create unique neighbourhoods and innovative home designs, all the while focusing on energy efficient technologies to help reduce our carbon footprint. Please contact us if you would like to see our inventory of new homes and condos for sale in Halifax, Nova Scotia.