Meet Our Family

Aberdeen Homes has a long and proud history of developing award-winning communities in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

The Hallman family has been building new homes, new condos, and apartment buildings in the Kitchener-Waterloo region for over four generations, culminating in the founding of Aberdeen Homes in the early 90s.

We pride ourselves on building homes of uncompromising quality while ensuring the process is simple and stress-free for the families that invest in an Aberdeen Home.

Jim Hallman
Jim Hallman

Jim’s been in the construction industry his entire life, learning on the job from his grandfather Anson, his father Lyle and his uncle Ward, all builders themselves. He founded Aberdeen Homes in 1995.

Jim’s hobbies include cars and motorcycles, as well as travel and spending time at his cottage.

Claudia Haack
Claudia Haack

Claudia is the CFO at Aberdeen Homes and is responsible for all the financial and accounting activities in the company. Having joined Aberdeen Homes just 8 years ago, she’s been in the accounting world for over 37, starting as an invoicing clerk and moving up to the position of controller. Her education is in Financial Accounting and Certified General Accounting, and then Canadian Business Law at the University of Waterloo.

In her spare time, Claudia enjoys gardening, baking and sewing. On a more active note, she can be found sailing and walking.

Joel Nahrgang
Joel Nahrgang

Joel is the Controller at Aberdeen Homes and is responsible for the financial and accounting activities in the company. Joel has been in the accounting industry for over 20 years.

In his spare time Joel likes to fiddle with computers and spend time with his wife and son.

Jen Berkhuizen
Jen Berkhuizen

Jen is the project co-ordinator

Jon Bender
Jon Bender

Jon is the Construction Manager at Aberdeen Homes and is responsible for the Management of various sites. Having joined Aberdeen Homes just 2 years ago, he’s been in the Construction world for over 30, starting in a family business and moving up to the position of Manager.

In his spare time, Jon enjoys hockey, watching football and spending time with family.

Jim MacKinnon
Jim MacKinnon

Jim is a Site Supervisor.  He has been in the industry for many years and brings great knowledge and experience to our team.

Jim values family.

Darren Lainey
Darren Lainey

Darren is a Site Supervisor.  He has been in the industry for many years and brings great knowledge and experience to our team.

Matt Donnelly
Matt Donnelly

Matt is a Site Supervisor.  He has been in the industry for many years and brings great knowledge and experience to our team.

Matt values family.

Derrick Merkley

Derrick is a site labourer and one of our long time employees.

Melissa Berry
Melissa Berry

Mellissa is a site labourer and one of our newest employees.