Michael Rosset named to BILD Hall of Fame
HOMES Publishing Group founder joins ‘illustrious industry leaders’ in BILD Hall of Fame.
Michael Rosset, the founder and publisher of HOMES Publishing Group, was named to the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s (BILD) Hall of Fame during the Chair’s Dinner on January 31, 2018.
“Last evening I had the extreme and unexpected honour of being inducted into the BILD Hall of Fame,” Rosset said. “They acknowledged many contributions and achievements. But please know that I share this honour with all of my current staff and those who have previously been a part of the HPG team.”
Rosset has been a member of BILD since 1985, served two terms (four years) on the board of directors, was the Member of the Year in 2008, won the Riley Brethour Award in 2016 and helped found BILD’s Builder Baseball charity event.
As well as publishing HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DECOR, Ontario Design and Renovation Contractor, HPG also produces a special attraction at BILD’s home shows called “Design Intervention,” produces the BILD Contact Member directory, produces the official guides for the BILD home shows, has donated hundreds of pages of editorial and promotion space to BILD, was the founding sponsor of the BILD Renovation and Custom Builder Awards and is a Silver Sponsor for BILD. In 1985, Rosset created HOMES Magazine, the first regular new home magazine in Canada and the first real alternative print vehicle for the GTA market.
“I am deeply humbled by this honour, to be joining so many illustrious industry leaders and pioneers in the Hall of Fame. For 33 years, it has be a joy to work in an industry with so many entrepreneurs and mavericks who embrace and celebrate new ideas and solutions. The support and friendship over the years has been extremely rewarding.
“And of course, none of this would have been possible without the fabulous team at HOMES Publishing Group, who make all things possible.”
During the Chair’s Dinner, other awards were handed out. Jon-Carlos Tsilfidis, president of Fairside Homes and Renovations, won Member of the Year and Corey Libfeld of the Conservatory Group won the Chair’s Award of Merit. As well, Rodney Ikeda of GSNH LLP, George Przybylowski of Construct Canada, Steven Hurst of Yellow Sheet Analytics, and Allan Steedman of Schaeffers Consulting Engineers were named to the Hall of Fame.