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The Valley Garden Home Collection
Brison Developments, the developer of The Crossing, Atlantic Canada’s premier retirement community, is proud to present the Valley Garden Home Collection. The collection caters to empty nesters and retirees, and presently features 8 one-level home designs that are available in several communities throughout the Annapolis Valley. The collection was created to offer a lifestyle solution for like-minded individuals who are looking to right-size their home and welcoming a change of pace.
Our team is passionate about turning land into communities. Brison Developments initially focused on residential lot sales before launching New Valley Homes, which allows us to build beautiful new homes on our lots throughout the Annapolis Valley and Halifax. We have grown deep roots in the Annapolis Valley and feel a strong corporate responsibility toward the beautiful area we call home.
We specialize in residential land lot sales, community development, and quality homebuilding. With 30+ years of experience, we are able to combine innovative ideas with the best technology, energy efficiencies, planning, and quality control.
New Valley Homes
Mitchell was born and raised in Cheverie, Nova Scotia and has lived in the Annapolis Valley with his family for over 25 years. Mitchell began his early career as a licensed land surveyor before transitioning into a role that allowed him to engineer and design subdivisions. In 1985, he took a leap of faith to create what was then known as Brison Sand & Gravel (now Brison Developments), investing in gear and employing a dedicated team to become a self-employed entrepreneur. Passionate about the Annapolis Valley, Mitchell enjoys giving back to the community and supporting other local businesses. In his spare time, Mitchell gardens, tends to his tree nursery, and spends time in his woodlot. He is often seen driving through various development sites across the Annapolis Valley with his beloved dog, Goose.
David was born in Berwick, Nova Scotia and has lived in the Annapolis Valley with his family for the past 53 years. In his earlier career, he served as accountant, controller, and executive VP for the local Nova Scotia Trust Company for 29 years. For the past 23 years, David has been Chief Financial Officer for Brison Developments and all subsidiary companies and for the past 13 years, David has been the President of New Valley Homes. David has a passion for renewable energy and has spent 15+ years heavily involved with Nova Scotia’s renewable energy program. He currently sits on the Board of 4 renewable energy companies. David is known as a lover of Hawaiian t-shirts and enjoys playing music in his spare time.
Construction Manager, New Valley Homes
Sean has been involved in the construction industry since the age of 12 – when he spent his summers building foundations. As an adult, his passion remained with residential construction and he has dedicated 40 years to a career in the industry. Sean has managed the construction of thousands of homes, but still gets satisfaction from watching a project grow from a piece of paper to a complete home. He enjoys building in the Annapolis Valley, as he appreciates the laid-back lifestyle. In his spare time, Sean enjoys fishing, golfing, and travelling. Those who work with Sean appreciate his direct approach and dry humour.
Project Manager, The Crossing
Betty came to Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University after growing up in Prince Edward Island and fell in love with the Annapolis Valley, where she remained to build her life and career. After graduating, Betty quickly realized that she wanted to be self-employed. She jumped headfirst into the fashion retail industry – opening one store in New Brunswick and several across the Annapolis Valley. Betty had a strong presence in Windsor for many years, with her popular store, Soignee (originally Bianca), becoming a staple for Maritime women. After many years of success, Betty grew tired of strenuous travel associated with the fashion industry and was ready to diversify – she joined The Crossing and became the project manager. Now, Betty enjoys being part of the success at The Crossing and meeting all of the lovely residents. She’s excited for the wonderful new adventure that is the Valley Garden Home collection and has played a key role in the home design process. In her spare time, Betty loves to garden, travel, hike, and explore. You can often spot her in a local restaurant enjoying a spinach salad!
Rebecca graduated from Avon View Highschool before pursuing a business and finance degree from the NSSC Kingstec campus. While completing her degree, she did a 5-week placement at The Crossing and has been a member of our team ever since! Rebecca has lived in the Annapolis Valley since she was 15 and appreciates the beautiful scenery the area offers. As the newest member of the team at The Crossing, Rebecca has become a fan-favourite amongst the residents. She enjoys meeting new people and seeing the progress made in the community. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys reading and walking. You can frequently see her out for a stroll in Falmouth, Nova Scotia.