Ontario Construction News staff writer
Winners for Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Awards for Housing Excellence were presented at the national conference on May 10 in Niagara Falls. The Canada-wide recognitions are competitive; nonetheless, Ontario was well represented, taking home 21 of the 40 awards given.
One Ontario builder who was nominated for five prizes managed to snag three awards. Luchetta Homes of Welland, Ontario, took home awards for best attached low-rise in the under 1,500 square feet category, best marketing award for a brochure, and best marketing award for a print ad.
Other winners from the province included Sudbury’s SLV Homes, for the whole house under $150,000 category, and ARTium Design Build of Ottawa for the whole house $150,000 to $300,000 category.
Timberworx Custom Homes, of Aberfoyle, Ontario won the 2019 Net Zero Home Award.
“This year’s Ontario entries were strong and numerous, with strong results in both the production and custom home categories, as well as in home renovations,” a CHBA press release noted.
Other notable awards went to Averton, an Edmonton-based home builder, who took the prize for Design Excellence, and Vicky’s Homes Inc., also of Edmonton, who earned the Marketing Excellence Award.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges from over 700 entries from across the country.
CHBA represents more than 8,500 member firms across Canada, in every part of Canada’s housing industry.