CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

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2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence Winners Announced


VICTORIA, BC – March 23, 2018 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the winners for its 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence, representing the best new homes, new communities, home renovations, and residential marketing in Canada. Forty National Awards for Housing Excellence were presented at the Association’s 75th National Conference in Victoria, British Columbia.

Calgary-based companies stole the show this year, bringing home 12 new home, renovation, and marketing awards, including the night’s top two honours: the Design Excellence Award and Marketing Excellence Award. 

Homes by Avi (Canada) Inc. of Calgary earned the 2018 Design Excellence Award for their cumulative results in the new home categories. Homes by Avi also received three individual awards for Detached Home – Production (2,201 to 2,500 square feet); Mid- to High-Rise Condominium or Apartment Unit (1,000 sq. ft. and over); and a marketing award for Interior Decorating.

Stepper Homes Ltd. of Calgary earned the 2018 Marketing Excellence Award for their overall success in the marketing categories. Stepper Homes also recevied two individual marketing awards for Print Ad and Direct Promotion – Print.

The national award are highly competitive, and Calgary was not the only location to celebrate impressive results. Builders and renovators from lower mainland BC won 11 awards, and Ottawa-based companies collected 9 awards.

Local Victoria builder Falcon Heights Contracting Ltd. won the 2018 Net Zero Home Award while Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP from Edmonton 2018 Community Development Award.

CHBA outgoing president Eric DenOuden commented: “As a homebuilder, I appreciate what incredible effort it took to bring these projects to completion. Our 2018 Award finalists and winners are leaders in our industry, and they make us all very proud of their accomplishments. They truly represent housing excellence.


For more information:

Natasha Rombough
(613) 230-3060 ext. 224

About the Canadian Home Builders' Association

Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry" - one of the most vital and enterprising industries in Canada. Representing more than 8,500 member firms across Canada, CHBA members represent every part of Canada's housing industry - home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, service professionals and others.

In 2016, the industry supported over 1 million jobs in new home construction, renovation and repair. It remains one of the largest employers in the country, with tens of thousands of business enterprises engaged. One of every 18 workers in Canada is working in residential construction, either directly on site or indirectly by supplying materials, technologies and services. Total wages paid in 2016 were estimated at $59.4 billion. The construction‐related value of new homes, renovations and repairs produced by the industry, including both on‐ and off‐site activities in 2016 exceeded $138 billion.
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