OHBA announces 2013 Awards of Distinction winners

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    Ontario Construction Report staff writer

    Reid’s Heritage Homes captured top honours when it was named 2013 Ontario Home Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA). The southwestern Ontario-based builder excels in its commitment to energy efficient, high-quality craftsmanship and creative approaches to sales and marketing, the OHBA said in a news release.

    “With over 30 years of experience in the home building industry, the firm has built their reputation on their promise to create homes, neighbourhoods and communities that are safe, inviting and committed to a greener future,” the OHBA award announcement said. “Based on this philosophy, Reid’s was the first company in Canada to build the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)  ‘platinum-level’  home and has continued to strive towards more efficient homes by participating in the ecoEnergy Innovation Initiative to build net-zero homes that are affordable and sustainable.”

    The OHBA says the award is presented to the company that demonstrates the highest levels of performance, creativity and ingenuity based on judging criteria in the areas of sales and marketing excellence, floor plan design, community service, support of the industry and its ability to adapt to changing needs.

    Ontario Home Builder of the Year is among 34 categories in the OHBA Awards of Distinction program, which honours innovation and excellence in the areas of design and sales and marketing.

    These companies took home first place awards in 2013:

    Architectural design

    Most outstanding production-built home (one storey up to 1,900 sq. ft.): Rinaldi Homes (Niagara) Inc. for “Winterbury III” – Welland (credit to Aristocrat Floors of the World)

    Most outstanding production-built home (one storey 1,901 sq. ft. and over): Geranium Corporation for Forest Trail Estates – “The Alderley” – Whitchurch-Stouffville (credit to Builder Insight Group Inc.; Hunt Design Associates Inc.)

    Most outstanding production-built home (two storeys up to 2,500 sq. ft.): Eastforest Homes Ltd. for Baden Country Estates – “Wentworth II” – Baden

    Most outstanding production-built home (two storeys 2,501 sq. ft. and over): Great Gulf Homes for King Oaks – “The Ascot” – York Region (credit to Builder Insight Group Inc.)

    Most outstanding custom home (under 2,500 sq. ft.): DeSousa Homes Inc. for “Garrard” – Whitby

    Most outstanding custom home (2,501-5,000 sq. ft.): David Small Designs for David’s House- “Custom” – Mississauga(credit to Tony Ferkul Construction Management Group; Pella Windows & Doors)

    Most outstanding custom home (5,001 sq. ft. and over): Timberland General Contractors (Windsor) Inc. for Windemere Manor- “Custom Built Castle Inspired Home” – Amherstburg


    Most outstanding attached multi-unit home (semi/town/stacked): The Minto Group for Orchard Park – “Juniper” – Stouffville

    Most outstanding mid-rise building (4 – 10 storeys): Rosehaven Homes Limited for “The Randall Residences” – Oakville

    Most outstanding high-rise building (11+ storeys): MOD Developments Inc. for “The Massey Tower” – Toronto (credit to Hariri Pontarini Architects; Cecconi Simone)

    Most outstanding high or mid-rise condo suite (up to 800 sq. ft.): Reserve Properties Limited for 109OZ – “Loft 402” – Toronto (credit to Drive Agency)

    Most outstanding high or mid-rise condo suite (801 sq. ft. and over): Rosehaven Homes Limited for The Randall Residences – “The Tetherington” – Oakville

    Home renovation

    Most outstanding home renovation (client cost up to $100,000): OakWood Renovation Experts for “Lapner Kitchen” – Ottawa

    Most outstanding home renovation (client cost $100,001 – $500,000): Windrush Hill Construction for “Next Generation” – St. Catharines

    Most outstanding home renovation (client cost over $500,001): Prycon Custom Building and Renovations Inc. for “Contemporary Renovation” – Oro (credit to CRS Contractors Rental Supply; United Lumber; Duncan Drywall; North Country Wood Floors)

    Most outstanding kitchen renovation: W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. for “Snow Kitchen” – Toronto

    Most outstanding bathroom renovation: Eurodale Developments for “Bathing Ritual” – Toronto (credit to The Design Agency)

    Room design

    Most outstanding new home kitchen: David Small Designs for David’s House – “Custom” – Mississauga (credit to Tony Ferkul Construction Management Group; Cameo Kitchens and Fine Cabinetry; York Fabrica; Watermarks Kitchen & Bath Boutique)

    Most outstanding high or mid-rise condo suite kitchen: Monarch Corporation/The Goldman Group for “Picasso on Richmond” – Toronto (credit to Union31 Inc.)

    Most outstanding new home bathroom: David Small Designs for David’s House – “Custom” – Mississauga (credit to Tony Ferkul Construction Management Group; Cameo Kitchens and Fine Cabinetry; Watermarks Kitchen & Bath Boutique)

    Project image and advertising

    Best internet website (builder or renovator): Great Gulf Homes for “Yonge + Rich” – Toronto

    Best high or mid-rise ad campaign: Great Gulf Homes for “Pace” – Toronto (credit to: L.A. Inc.)

    Best low-rise ad campaign: Georgian International Build Corp. for “Windfall at Blue Mountain” – Blue Mountains (credit to McOuat Partnership)

    Best project logo branding (for individual community logo): Orchard Ridge Homes for “Crafthouse” – Toronto (credit to 52 Pick-Up Inc.; Unique Urban Homes)

    On-site sales presentation

    Best new home sales office (under 1,500 sq. ft.): Tridel Corporation for “101 Erskine” – Toronto (credit to Drive Agency; Union31 Inc.; Geron Associates Ltd. )

    Best new home sales office (1,501 sq. ft. and over): MOD Developments Inc. for “The Massey Tower” – Toronto (credit to L.A. Inc.; Cecconi Simone)

    Best design/decor centre: Starward Homes Limited for “Starwood Homes” – Hamilton

    Best interior decorating – model home/suite (under 2,000 sq. ft.): Pratt Homes for Manhattan Phase II and III – “Hudson” – Barrie

    Best interior decorating – model home/suite (2,001 sq. ft. and over): FarSight Homes for “Greenfields” – New Tecumseth (credit to Builder Insight Group Inc.; Jardin Design Group Inc.)

    Best low-rise project sales brochure: Georgian International Build Corp. for “Windfall at Blue Mountain” – Blue Mountains (credit to McOuat Partnership)

    Best high or mid-rise project sales brochure: MOD Developments Inc. for “The Massey Tower” – Toronto (credit to L.A. Inc.)

    Prestige awards

    Project of the year – low rise: Great Gulf Homes for: “King Oaks” – York Region (credit to Builder Insight Group Inc.; Cecconi Simone)

    Project of the year – high or mid-rise: MOD Developments Inc. for “The Massey Tower” – Toronto (credit to L.A. Inc.; Cecconi Simone; Hariri Pontarini; MarketVision Realty; Vicbar Marketing)

    Ontario Home Builder of the Year: Reid’s Heritage Homes – Cambridge

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