SOURCE: The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)

September 25, 2013 07:00 ET

OHBA Announces Awards of Distinction Winners for 2013

NIAGARA FALLS, ON--(Marketwired - September 25, 2013) - Reid's Heritage Homes (RHH), 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. 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. 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. It is because of projects like these that the firm has been the proud recipient of several awards recognizing their commitment to the environment and the community, including: the 2013 Water Conservation and Efficiency Award and the 2013 Cambridge Workforce Training and Development Award.

The much sought-after 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. 

The following companies took home first place awards in 2013:

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN :

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (One storey up to 1900 sq. ft.)

Rinaldi Homes (Niagara) Inc. for: "Winterbury III" - Welland

(credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World)

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (One storey 1901 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 2500 sq. ft.)

Eastforest Homes Ltd. for: Baden Country Estates - "Wentworth II" - Baden

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storeys 2501 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 2500 sq. ft.)

DeSousa Homes Inc. for: "Garrard" - Whitby

Most Outstanding Custom Home (2501-5000 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 (5001 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: 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 & 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 1500 sq. ft.)

Tridel Corporation for: "101 Erskine" - Toronto

(credit to: Drive Agency; Union31 Inc.; Geron Associates Ltd.)

Best New Home Sales Office (1501 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 2000 sq. ft.)

Pratt Homes for: Manhattan Phase II and III - "Hudson" - Barrie

Best Interior Decorating - Model Home/Suite (2001 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

Contact Information

  • For further information contact 
    Kathryn Segal
    (416)443-1545 ext. 223
    ksegal@ohba.ca