2016 OHBA Awards of Distinction

News 2016 OHBA Awards of Distinction
On September 21, the 2016 Ontario Homes Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction were handed out at the association’s annual Conference in Collingwood.
Top awards went to Tridel (2016 Ontario Home Builder of the Year) and Amsted Design-Build (2016 Ontario Renovator of the Year).
Congratulations to all the winners in the 39 awards honouring innovation and excellence in the areas of design, sales and marketing.

The following companies took home first place awards in 2016:

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (One storey)
Gordon Tobey Developments Ltd. for: The Hawthorn – Brighton
(credit to: Arriscraft International,  Hollandale  Nurseries  Ltd., Clearsphere)

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys up to 2500 sq. ft.)
Reid’s Heritage Homes for: Net Zero Discovery Home “Townsend Craftsman” Guelph
(credit to: Building Knowledge  Canada Inc., Owens Corning Canada)

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys 2501 sq. ft. and over)
RND Construction for: Riverpark Green “The Orchard” Ottawa

Most Outstanding Attached Multi-Unit Home (semi/town home/stacked)
Zinc Developments Inc. for: 35 Wabash – Toronto

Most Outstanding Custom Home (Up to 3000 sq. ft.)
Gordon Tobey Developments Ltd. for: The Twisted Willow – Brighton
(credit to: Monaghan  Lumber Specialties,  Hollandale  Nurseries  Ltd., Clearsphere)

Most Outstanding Custom Home (3001-5000 sq. ft.)
Discovery Dream Homes for: The Towerhill – Peterborough

Most Outstanding Custom Home (5001 sq. ft. and over)
Fourteen Estates Custom Homes for: The Bolton House – Pickering

Most Outstanding Mid-Rise Building (4 – 10 storeys)
Homes by DeSantis for: Aquablu – Grimsby
(credit to: KNY Architects  Inc., 52 Pick-Up Inc.)

Most Outstanding High-Rise Building (11+ storeys)
The Tricar Group for: Azure – London

and

Minto Communities for: Minto Yorkville Park – Toronto
(credit to: Page + Steele / IBI Group, Ferris and Associates,  North Drive)

Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 sq. ft.)
Adi Development Group for: Nautique Lakefront Residences “Norte” Burlington
(credit to: Cecconi Simone)

Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (4+ storeys 801 sq. ft. and over)
Tridel for: Scala “L5T” North York

RENOVATIONS

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value up to $250,000)
Amsted Design-Build for: Personalized Details – Ottawa

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value between: $250,001 – $500,000)
Coleman-Dias 3 Construction Inc. for: 1940’s Colonial Revival Revitalization – Whole Home Renovation – St. Thomas
(credit to: Ambrose Plumbing,  Ferrell Brick and Stone, Mitten by Ply Gem, Geerlinks Home Hardware)

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value over $500,001)
Men At Work Design Build Ltd. for: Broadway – Toronto

Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation
Design First Interiors for: Open to the View – Ottawa

Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation
Design First Interiors for: Magical Modification – Ottawa

ROOM DESIGN

Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise Home up to 2000 sq. ft)
Mountainview Homes for: Thundering Waters “Fallsview” Niagara Falls

Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New Low-Rise home 2001 sq. ft. and over)
Castleform Developments for: 63 Yorkview – Toronto

Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen
Zinc Developments Inc. for: 35 Wabash – Toronto

Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom
Fusion Homes for: Solterra “Belvoir B” Guelph

PROJECT IMAGE & ADVERTISING

Best Video Low-Rise Project (1-3 storeys)
Losani Homes for: The Woodlands Ancaster – Ancaster
(credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Best Video High or Mid-Rise Project (4+ storeys)
Tridel for: SQ at Alexandria Park – Toronto
(credit to: The Brand Factory)

Best Use of Social Media
Geranium Homes for: Corporate Community – Markham
(credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc., The Morrison  Group)

Best Website (Builder or Renovator)
LIV Communities for: LIV Communities Corporate Website –  http://www.livhere.ca
(credit to: Impact North Inc.)

Best Low-Rise Ad Campaign (1-3 Storeys)
Pemberton Group / Geranium Corporation for: Friday Harbour – Innisfil
(credit to: The Brand Factory)

Best High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign (4+ Storeys)
Minto Communities for: Bside at Minto Westside “Bside Nissan Leaf Promotion” Toronto
(credit to: Kim Graham and Associates)

Best Project Logo Branding (For individual community logo)
Great Gulf for: Summerlyn Village – Simcoe County
(credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc.)

ON-SITE SALES PRESENTATION

Best New Home Sales Office (Up to 1500 sq. ft.)
Losani Homes for: The Woodlands Ancaster – Ancaster
(credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Best New Home Sales Office (1501 sq. ft. and over)
Kylemore Communities/Angus Glen Development Ltd. for: The 6th Angus Glen “Kylemore Presentation Centre” Markham
(credit to: Mike Niven Interior Design Inc., The Brand Factory)

Best Design/Decor  Centre
The Tricar Group for: Azure “Sales & Decor Centre” London

Best Interior Decorating – Model Home/Suite (Up to 2000 sq. ft.)
Kylemore Communities/Angus Glen Development Ltd. for: The 6th Angus Glen “2R + D” Markham
(credit to: Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.)

Best Interior Decorating – Model Home/Suite (2001 sq. ft. and over)
Mattamy Homes Ltd. for: Seaton Taunton “Shelburne” Pickering
(credit to: Q4 Architects  Inc., Nak Design)

Best Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure (1-3 Storeys)
Branthaven Homes for: Lake House – Grimsby

Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure (4+ storeys)
Minto Communities for: Bside at Minto Westside – Toronto
(credit to: Montana Steele Advertising)

PRESTIGE AWARDS

Project of the Year – Low-Rise (Model homes must be open to the public)
Great Gulf for: Summerlyn Village – Simcoe County
(credit to: John Blums Architect Inc., Builder Insight Group Inc., Mike Niven Interior Design Inc.)

Project of the Year – High or Mid-Rise (Must be 50% pre-sold)
Minto Communities for: Bside at Minto Westside – Toronto

OHBA People’s Choice Award
Branthaven Homes for: Lake House – Grimsby
(credit to: Toolbox Strategies  Inc.)

OHBA Ontario Renovator of the Year

Amsted Design-Build – Ottawa

OHBA Ontario Home Builder of the Year

Tridel – Toronto

For further information, contact Kathryn Segal (ksegal@ohba.ca) or Norma Kimmins (nkimmins@ohba.ca) or call 800- 387-0109.