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DRHBA names winners of 2020 Awards of Excellence

DRHBA names winners of 2020 Awards of Excellence

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DRHBA names winners of 2020 Awards of Excellence

The Durham Region Home Builders’ Association (DRHBA) recently named the winners of the 2020 Awards of Excellence.

These prestigious awards celebrate excellence in new homes, home renovations, innovative technology and construction, outstanding presentation and marketing of projects within Durham Region.

Due to the pandemic, DRHBA took the Awards ceremony online.

This year’s winners include ( full list and video ):

Excellence in Print Ad/Direct Mail Piece
Great Gulf – Whitby Meadows

Excellence in Sales Brochure Design
Great Gulf – Whitby Meadows

Excellence in Interior Decorating – Model Homes/Suite
Brookfield Residential – New Seaton, Dunbarton

Excellence in New Homes Sales Office – Small Volume
Geranium – Courts of Canterbury

Excellence in New Homes Sales Office – Large Volume
Great Gulf – Whitby Meadows

Excellence in Back to Back Townhome
Minto Communities – Windsor Corner, Ivy Ridge

Excellence in Semi-Detached or Townhome under 2,000 sq. ft.
Delpark Homes with credit to Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists – Kingsbridge 7

Excellence in Highrise Building Design (7 Storeys and Up)
Tribute Communities – UC Tower

Excellence in Production Built Kitchen Design
Geranium – The Cavendish

Excellence in Single (under 2,000 sq. ft.)
Geranium – The Cavendish

Excellence in Single (2,001-3,000 sq. ft.)
Minto Communities Ontario – Winchester, Ivy Ridge

Excellence in Single (3,001-4,000 sq. ft)
Minto Communities Ontario – Winchester, Ivy Ridge

Excellence in Social Media
FarSight Homes

Excellence in Website Design
Tribute Communities – UC Tower

Supplier of the Year
Reliance Home Comfort

Prestige awards

Corporate Citizenship
Minto Communities Ontario

Community of the Year
Podium Developments – Ironwood in North Oshawa

Builder of the Year – Small Volume
Holland Homes Inc.

Builder of the Year – Large Volume
Great Gulf


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HOMES Publishing Group launches new official magazine of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) in association with HOMES Publishing Group (HPG) is proud to announce that, beginning in 2018, Building Excellence is the new and official national magazine of the association.

Reflecting the dynamic energy and innovation that are the hallmarks of CHBA members, Building Excellence will provide wide ranging and timely insight into all aspects of the residential construction business. From new technology and products, to business and financial management, to marketing and sales.

CHBA shares a commitment with HPG to make Building Excellence the must read journal covering the home building, renovation and development industry in Canada.

HOMES Publishing Group is Canada’s leading source of home-related and award-winning magazines, web sites, newsletters and their 33 years of experience working within the industry will help ensure that Building Excellence is the most valued print information resource for CHBA’s members.

HPG also publishes HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life, RENO & DECOR, Renovation Contractor, and Ontario Design, as well as acting as the publisher of the Building Industry and Land Development’s (BILD) membership guide, the Durham Region Home Builders’ (DRHBA) membership guide and the programs for the National Home Show, GTA Home & Reno Show and the Toronto Fall Home Show. HPG and Renovation Contractor are also producers the annual Renovators’ Roundtable, a three-day trade show.

With a circulation of over 12,000 and anticipated readership of well over 25,000, Building Excellence is the only business magazine distributed to all CHBA member-companies, from Newfoundland to British Columbia.

HPG has exclusive access to the association’s member database, ensuring new members get this great resource as soon as they join.

CHBA is very pleased to be working with experienced and talented staff at HPG in this next generation of the magazine, which is sure to be extremely popular with its members, both in hard copy and online.

CHBA member companies build more than 80 per cent of all new homes in Canada, develop new communities from coast to coast to coast, and represent the professional home renovation industry.




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DRHBA Press Release Aug. 8, 2017-Durham Region

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DRHBA Press Release Aug. 8, 2017-Durham Region

Durham Region Home Builders’ Association (DRHBA) held their 52nd Annual Golf Classic on Tuesday, August 8, at Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility.

It was a beautiful, hot, sunny day for the popular event.

“Our annual golf tournament is a good opportunity for people in the building industry to network together, build relationships and help support a good cause in Durham Region,” said committee chairperson Marianne Tracey.

Ms. Tracey has organized the event for the past eleven years. “We had the best turnout in years! A lot of our newer members were out today, both golfing and with displays and goodies at various holes around the course. It was great to see a lot of new faces, as well as many familiar faces.” she said.

This year DRHBA donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity Durham.


DRHBA golfers were happy to contribute to Habitat, after all the day was packed with fun events such as trick golfer Todd Keirstead who has performed all over the world. Voted Trick Shot of the Year on The Golf Channel, golfers watched in fascination and trepidation as Todd whacked golf balls off of their body as they lay on the ground.

Another highlight for the golfers was a Cadillac golf cart donated for the day by CRS Contractors Rental Supply Ltd., which was raffled off just before the golfers headed out to play. It was won by Glenda Kruska and Ben Chatten.

The ladies longest drives were captured by Shannon Bertuzzi and Margaret Cox while men’s longest drives went to Nolan Luska and Dante Niro.

Ladies closest to the pin was won by Joelle Dowling while men’s closest to the pin was awarded to John Taylor and Derek Ross.

Ken Russell, President of DRHBA, thanked Marianne Tracey and Jennifer Hurd and their team for organizing the enjoyable event, as well as the numerous sponsors who helped make it a success.

DRHBA is an association composed of home builders and related companies in Durham Region. They have been an active voice for housing choice, affordability, green initiatives and innovation for 63 years.


For more information call Anita DeVries at 905-579-8080, or email a.devries@drhba.com


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