Calgary dominates Canadian Home Builders’ awards

The awards program highlights efforts to build housing across the country.

Dream Unlimited’s Alpine Park project was voted Best Growing Community.

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has announced the winners of the 2024 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, a national competition for new homes, renovations, community development, and residential marketing. Winners were presented during an awards gala in Saint John, New Brunswick, at the final event of CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada.

More than 900 entries were submitted, making 2024 a record-breaking year for entries. Nearly 300 volunteer industry experts from across Canada went through the submissions to select the finalists and winners.

The competition this year had 48 categories, including single-family homes, multi-family, high-rises and new communities. Two categories for Net Zero Homes showcased top projects from CHBA’s Net Zero Home Labelling Program, which has been operating since 2015. The competition also includes categories for home renovations at various price points, and recognizes the best in residential marketing endeavours.

Calgary companies dominated the night’s top honours, with two companies earning repeat wins.

The distinguished Design Excellence Award went to two companies from Calgary: Douglas Homes and Jayman BUILT. The award is given to the company that has the best cumulative results in the new homes and new home spaces categories. It was the third year in a row that Jayman BUILT in Calgary has claimed the award.

Jayman BUILT’s Magna project is being planned for Calgary’s University District.

The Renovation Excellence Award for best overall performance in the home renovation categories was awarded again this year to Ultimate Renovations from Calgary. They were finalists in five categories and came away with three individual awards in addition to the best-overall accolade.

The Marketing Excellence Award for overall success in marketing categories was presented to Mattamy Homes and Gladstone Media from Toronto. In addition to the best overall award, their project BLDV Q was a finalist in three marketing categories, winning one.

“These awards truly demonstrate the variety of homes that are built and renovated in Canada each year. Whether for rent or ownership, changing life circumstances or needs, the professionals that build and renovate Canadian homes and communities are creating spaces that people want to call home. We are proud of the accomplishments of this year’s winners and finalists,” said CHBA CEO Kevin Lee.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Marketing awards

Best Signage
HIP Developments Inc., Cambridge, ON: “Strata Condos”
with Pureblink

Best Brochure/Kit
EMBLEM Developments Inc., Toronto, ON: “ALLURE”
with The Brand Factory, Arcadis IBI Group

Best Website
Everglade Development, Richmond, BC: “Oakhaus – 20 Townhomes by Oakridge”
with Cynthia Florano Design

Best Digital Advertising Campaign
Branthaven Homes, Burlington, ON: “West&Post”

Best Print Ad
Activa, Waterloo, ON: “Fur Kids Love Activa Energy Efficient Homes”

Best Virtual Tour Experience
Tridel, Toronto, ON: “Harbourwalk”
with II BY IV DESIGN, Pureblink, and The Brand Factory

Best Sales Office
ByBurnac, Toronto, ON: “The Bedford”
with The Brand Factory

Best Short Video (under 45 seconds)
Mattamy Homes and Gladstone Media, Toronto, ON: “BLVD Q”

Best Long Video (45 seconds and longer)
Stranville Living, Lethbridge, AB: “Who Deserves Better?”

Best Interior Decorating (Model/Showhome)
Haven & Co., Saskatoon, SK: “Lakehouse”

Best Renderings
Cielle Properties Inc., Vancouver, BC: “Rundle Park”

Best Branding and Identity
ByBurnac, Toronto, ON: “The Bedford”
with The Brand Factory

Renovation awards

Best Kitchen Renovation under $70,000
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Woodbine Elegance”

Best Kitchen Renovation $70,000-$100,000
Enzo Design Build Inc., West Vancouver, BC: “Zephyr”

Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000
BRIKS Design Build Group, Toronto, ON: “Chef’s Haven”

Best Bathroom Renovation
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Sovereign Spa Symphony”

Best Basement Renovation
Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB: “Sovereign Splendor”

Best Exterior Renovation
Vision Pacific Contracting Ltd., Whistler, BC: “Mountain Haven”

Best Single Room Renovation
West of Main, Ottawa, ON: “Good Vibes House”

Best Whole Home Renovation under $200,000
CADO Developments Inc., Lethbridge, AB: “13th Street Home Remodel”

Best Whole Home Renovation $200,000 – $300,000
Benjamin Matthew Contracting Ltd., Edmonton, AB: “River Valley Revival”

Best Whole Home Renovation $300,001 – $500,000
J. Zsiros Contracting Ltd., Courtenay, BC: “Sandpines”

Best Whole Home Renovation $500,001 – $800,000
Calgreen Homes, Calgary, AB: “The Hidden Oasis”

Best Whole Home Renovation over $800,000
Coulson Design Build Inc., Amherstburg, ON: “Modern Mountain Makeover”

New home awards

Best Mid- to High-Rise Building (Completed)
MOD Developments Inc. and Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, Toronto, ON: “Waterworks”
with Cecconi Simone Inc.

Best Mid- to High-Rise Building (Planned)
Carrington Communities, Kelowna, BC: “Vista Condominiums at Predator Ridge”

Best Entry-Level Home
Douglas Homes, Calgary, AB: “Cambridge”

Best Attached Low-Rise Home under 1500 sq. ft.
Adisa Homes Ltd., Squamish, BC: “Splendid”

Best Attached Low-Rise Home 1500-1800 sq. ft
Jayman BUILT, Calgary, AB: “Brook – The Streams of Lake Mahogany”

Best Attached Low-Rise Home over 1800 sq. ft.
Diverse Properties, Abbotsford, BC: “Iron Horse Rooftop Rowhome 224”

Best Detached Production Home under 1800 sq. ft.
Jayman BUILT, Edmonton, AB: “Taylor 24”

Best Detached Production Home 1800-2100 sq. ft.
Miracon Development Inc., Surrey, BC: “Mirada Estates Lot 57”

Best Detached Production Home 2101 to 2400 sq. ft.
UrbanAge Homes, Edmonton, AB: “The Beverly”

Best Detached Production Home 2401 to 2800 sq. ft.
UrbanAge Homes, Edmonton, AB: “The Augusta”

Best Detached Production Home over 2800 sq. ft.
Marble Construction Ltd., North Vancouver, BC: “The Ottawa House”
with Arcwood Millwork Inc.

Best Detached Custom Home under 2500 sq. ft.
Mavrik Home Builders Ltd., Saskatoon, SK: “The Escher”

Best Detached Custom Home 2501-3000 sq. ft.
Blueline Contracting Ltd., Squamish, BC: “Alpine A-Frame”

Best Detached Custom Home 3001-4000 sq. ft.
Icon Developments Ltd., Ucluelet, BC: “The Muse”

Best Detached Custom Home 4001-5000 sq. ft.
Upward Construction, North Vancouver, BC: “California Dream”
with SGDI Sarah Gallop Design Inc.

Best Detached Custom Home over 5000 sq. ft.
Lux Homes Design & Build Inc., London, ON: “Modern Scandinavian”

Best Production Kitchen
Marble Construction Ltd., North Vancouver, BC: “The Ottawa House”
with Arcwood Millwork

Best Custom Kitchen
Vicky’s Homes, Edmonton, AB: “Vernazza”

Best Bathroom
Jay Robinson Custom Homes Inc., Campbellville, ON: “Chelsea Creek Bathroom”

Best Bedroom/Primary Suite
Vicky’s Homes, Edmonton, AB: “Vernazza”

Net zero home awards

Best Production Net Zero Home
Minto Communities Management Inc. and Metropia, Toronto, ON: “Union Village” with RN Design Ltd., Bluewater Energy Inc., Building Knowledge Canada Inc., and HVAC
Designs Ltd.

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home
RND Construction Ltd., Ottawa, ON: “Quarry Park Modern”
with Hobin Architecture

Community development awards

Best New Community
Dream Unlimited, Edmonton, AB: “Elan – Beaumont”

Best Growing Community
Dream Unlimited, Calgary, AB: “Alpine Park”

Marketing excellence awards

Mattamy Homes and Gladstone Media, Toronto, ON

Renovation excellence award

Ultimate Renovations, Calgary, AB

Design excellence award (tie)

Douglas Homes, Calgary, AB
Jayman BUILT, Calgary, AB


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