OHBA 2018 Awards of Distinction
Great Gulf wins prestigious 2018 Ontario Home Builder of the Year Award for the first time.
For the first time in OHBA history, Great Gulf won the prestigious 2018 Ontario Home Builder of the Year award from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) during its awards gala in Ottawa on September 25, 2018. A finalist in the Builder of the Year category in years past, 2018 was Great Gulf’s year to shine.
An industry leader and innovator in energy efficient, high-quality new homes for more than 40 years, Great Gulf utilizes leading technology in their residential construction, such as the H+ME Technology panelization system and Tucker HiRise, an integrated platform to manage and coordinate the design and construction of buildings.
Great Gulf also has a long-standing tradition of serving the community with partners like The Daily Bread Food Bank and actively participates in fundraising initiatives to assist disenfranchised youth and families.
Great Gulf also supports the industry as a founding member of the Canadian Active House Alliance, volunteers on the BILD Board, as well as the OHBA/EnerQuality Technical Committee and Canada Green Building Council.
The 2018 Ontario Renovator of the Year award was merited by Ottawa-based OakWood. It is renowned for its technology-driven innovation, demonstrated in their partnership with Tesla MPOWER Powerwall for solar roofs, which stores solar energy for later use, thereby reducing reliance on the grid and lowering the electric bill. In addition, OakWood’s High Performance Initiative with Mike Holmes and The Holmes Group leverages additional design-build expertise, allowing OakWood to provide energy-efficient, sustainable services and products.
Fourth-generation and family-run, the company participates in ongoing support for local organizations and charitable causes, including the Orleans Chamber of Commerce, Algonquin College and several local sports teams.
This year there were a record 511 entries submitted to the awards program.
Project of the Year Lowrise: Minto Communities for Glen Agar, Etobicoke (credit to: Montana Steele Advertising, NAK Design Group, RN Design Ltd.) Project of the Year High or Midrise North Drive Investments for One Forest Hill, Toronto (credit to: kg&a, The Walsh Group/Printserver Inc.)
OHBA People’s Choice Award: Paradise Developments for High Point, Brampton (credit to: Ryan Design International)
Ontario Renovator of the Year: OakWood, Ottawa
Ontario Builder of the Year: Great Gulf, Toronto
Production Built Home (one storey): Silvergate Homes for Amuse by the Lake “The Beechwood,” Fort Erie (credit to: Aristocrat Floors of the World, Artcraft Kitchens)
Production Built Home (two storeys up to 2,500 SF): Marz Homes for South Coast Village “The Beachside,” Crystal Beach
Production Built Home (two to three storeys 2,501 SF and over): Georgian International Build for Braestone Estates “The Thoroughbred,” Oro-Medonte
Attached Multi-Unit Home: Granite Homes Guelph for Gallery Towns “Gallery Corner Model,” Guelph (credit to: AM Roofing Solutions, Ceramic Decor Centre, Sarmazian Brothers Ltd., Space Age Shelving)
Stacked Townhome Unit: Sorbara Group of Companies for The Way “Dreamway ,” Mississauga (credit to: Greybrook Realty Partners, Guthrie Muscovitch Architects, Metropia)
Custom Home (up to 3,000 SF): Art House Developments for Vaughan St, Ottawa
Custom Home (3,001-5,000 SF): Larco for Canal Terrace House, Ottawa (credit to: Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc.)
Custom Home (5,000 – 10,000 SF): Timberline Custom Homes for Stoney Cove Lake House, Stoney Lake
Midrise Building (4 – 10 storeys): Morley Hoppner for Schoolhouse Lofts, Ottawa (credit to: Hobin Architecture)
Highrise Building (11+ storeys): Mizrahi Developments for The One, Toronto High or Midrise Condo Suite (4+ storeys up to 800 SF): CentreCourt Developments and SmartCentres for Transit City, Vaughan (credit to: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc., Figure3)
High or Midrise Condo Suite (4+ storeys 801 SF and over): Tridel for Via Bloor, Toronto (credit to: architects Alliance, The Brand Factory)
Home Renovation (actual retail value up to $250,000): Accubuilt Construction for Maple Sugar Lane Renovation, Thornhill
Home Renovation ($250,001 – $500,000): Oke Woodsmith Building Systems Inc. for Small Cottage Bliss, Goderich
Home Renovation (over $500,001): Homes By Hendriks for The Butterfly Effect, Oakville (credit to: Amber Stairs & Railings Ltd., Aristocrat Floors of the World, Regional Doors & Hardware, Turkstra Lumber Co. Ltd.)
Kitchen Renovation: OakWood for The New Timeless, Ottawa
Bathroom Renovation: Amsted Design- Build for Ensuite Getaway, Ottawa
New Home Kitchen (up to 2,500 SF): Schuit Homes for Residence 7-Novokowsky, Ancaster
New Home Kitchen (2,501 SF and over): FarSight Homes for Sunset Ridge, Uxbridge (credit to: Builder Insight Group Inc., Colours & Concepts Inc.)
High or Midrise Condo Suite Kitchen: Mizrahi Developments for The One, Toronto
New Home Bathroom: Activa Holdings for The Greystone – Riverwood, Kitchener
IMAGE & ADVERTISING
Low Rise Project Video (1-3 storeys): Starward Homes for Parkview at River Mill, Cambridge
High or Midrise Project Video (4+ storeys): North Drive Investments for One Forest Hill, Toronto
Social Media Campaign: Empire Communities for Love Design Live, Breslau (credit to: LuxStoryMedia)
Website: North Drive Investments for One Forest Hill, Toronto (credit to: The Walsh Group/Printserver Inc.)
Lowrise Ad Campaign (1-3 storeys): Empire Communities for Empire Legacy, Thorold (credit to: Pureblink)
High or Midrise Ad Campaign (4+ storeys): North Drive Investments for One Forest Hill, Toronto (credit to: kg&a, The Walsh Group/Printserver Inc.)
Lowrise Project Logo Branding (1-3 storeys): Great Gulf for Arbor Peaks, Milton (credit to: Community)
High or Midrise Project Logo Branding (4+ storeys): Skale Developments Inc. for 1181, Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)
ON-SITE SALES PRESENTATION
New Home Sales Office (Up to 1,500 SF): Mountainview Homes (Niagara) for Timberwood, Fonthill (credit to: ADhoc Studio, Cambria Canada, PS Mediahouse)
New Home Sales Office (1,501 SF and over): DECO Homes for Richlands, Richmond Hill (credit to: Guidelines Advertising Inc.)
Design/Decor Centre: Sky Homes for Sky Homes Design Studio, Woodbridge (credit to: Cambria, Quality Sterling Group)
Model Home/Suite (up to 2,500 SF): Empire Communities for Empire Riverland 3 “Coastal Chic,” Breslau Model Home/Suite (2,501 SF and over): Reid’s Heritage Homes for Lora Bay Masters, Blue Mountains
Lowrise Project Sales Brochure (1-3 storeys): Marz Homes for Smithville Station, Niagara
High or Midrise Project Sales Brochure (4+ storeys): RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust for Kingly, Toronto (credit to: The Brand Factory)