The history of our construction company

A constructie company with building as a second nature. Thanks to 70 years of ability and grit of an amazing team. Read to get to know the wonderful history of a small family company, turned international.

The construction company "Quackels" is born (1949)

After the war, during the gebuild and expansie of the port of Antwerp Quackels gained widespread interest throughout Antwerp and for Beyond. A lot of international concerns looked at the Quick buildingmethod of Jozef Quackels and were astonished.  Several high profile buildings like the old offices of the BRT were built by Quackels.

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Homes in the Ardennes (South of Belgium) and for outside (1970)

Quackels picked up steam and started to develop newer markets. And with Great succes. Dayly new houses found their way to the Ardennes and across country lines.

Up to this day local realters in the Ardennes still nog the name Quackels because of the hundreds of houses that were built in this region. Ask around for the name Quackels in some of the wellknown villages like La Roche (BE), Huy (BE), Givet (FR), Chamonix (FR) en nog zoveel meer and the name Quackels will ring a bell. Now, years later a lot of the houses built by Jozef Quackels are still being sold by local realtors.

Wooden houses far above Industry standards (1980)

Research and development is the backbone of Quackels builders. More and more we started to pride ourselves in making our homes stronger, faster and of a higher quality.

A several tradeshows the name Quackels was established. Our seraf hoor Quality is not recent. In 1977 reporters already reported on the high quality of our homes. Rhier. Nowadays we don’t build chalets anymore. read about our homes at “Technologie”.

Known far outside of Europe (1988)

Quackels also builds and was built houses for outside of Europe. The name started to grow and slowly nut steadily Quackels made iets entrance in North-America. Here locals and even local governments were astonished by the un Rique methode of Quackels Builders. In 1988, “Joe” Quackels, met several politicians like governor Michael Dukakis, who was a candidate to become president and eventually lost against George Bush sr. 

Further development in Belgium (1990)

In Belgium too, Quackels Builders became a well-established name in construction. The focus of the company went more and more in the direction of quality. In 1990 Quackels received the first German approvals, a big indicator for Quality. Prins Filip of Belgium (now King Filip) congratulated Jozef Quackels with is export to Germany and the high Quality standards that were achieved.

To guaranty our Quality, we still work according to German standards, which are among the highest in the world. Besides these norms, we also follow Austrian standards and our won in-house Quackels Quality norms. We still put the bar high, higher than any government standard, to guaranty the highest quality in every house.

"Come to Canada Joe!"

During the second World War a lot of fighting was also done around antwerp. During this time “Joe” Quackels – still a young boy – met Some Canadian soldiers who invited him to come to Canada. The memory of these soldiers never left Joe and up until this day houses are still being built in Canada. Thanks to these Canadian soldiers Quackels is a construction company that has built homes in nearly every continent.

Never ending development

During the war “Joe” Quackels met Canadian soldiers who would always say “Come to Canada Joe”. On this day Quackels is still building homes in Canada. Quackels is a construction company that has build homes in almost all continents around the world.

Thanks to our unique building technology and our high quality standards, we have no trouble sending our homes around the world. And this, without changing a thing to the constructions and builds of the house. Our homes are fit to witstand even the coldest Canadian winters. 

Quality is always our priority. We have quality, not through traditionele methode (brick by brick), bus trough revolutionaire methodes in construction..

Would you like to know more? Read about our Technology on the “technology” page.


De third (& 4th) generation entered
the company (Now)

Werknemers van bouwbedrijf Quackels Woningbouw
Het kleinkind van Marc Quackels en vierde generatie van het bouwbedrijf Quackels Woningbouw

About 70 years after the start of our company, the second generation has already taken over the reins of Quackels Woningbouw and the third and (and even fourth) generation have made their entrance.

Marc Quackels, bestuurder van bouwbedrijf Quackels Woningbouw, samen met zijn kleinkind

We are ready for the next 70 years!

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