Building Industry and Land Development Association - Quality and professionalism recognized at annual awards

GREATER TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is proud to announce the best of the GTA's home renovation and custom-home building industry.

Six companies were recognized for their exceptional professionalism and quality of work, highlighting the achievements of the $13 billion a year home renovation and repair industry across the GTA.

"Judging was incredibly difficult this year as all entries demonstrated exceptional quality of work," said BILD vice-president of membership and RenoMark program manager, Helen Batista. "I'm proud of the work our members have done and commend everyone who participated. These are all great examples of delivering on the homeowner's dream when you hire a professional."

In the Best Renovation Under $75,000 category, Golden Bee Homes Inc. captured the award for the second straight year. This time, the company took on a bathroom renovation project with impeccable results.

W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. was awarded in the Best Renovation $75,000-$150,000 category. The renovation included the challenging task of creating a multifunctional space for entertaining and cooking in a large, modern kitchen.

Alphyn Construction Inc. was tasked to design and renovate a house that was not in livable condition when purchased by the homeowner. The client received a modern masterpiece complete with all desirable amenities while the renovator received an award for Best Renovation $150,000-$300,000.

In the Best Renovation $300,000-$500,000 category, SevernWoods Construction Inc. walked away victorious for their work on a project that started out as a simple kitchen reno, and finished with a completely redesigned main floor and partially renovated second floor.

This would be the first of two awards they picked up today. The second was for the Best Custom Home which featured a modern design with three bedrooms on split levels upstairs and two bedrooms in the basement. The main floor ceilings vary in height from nine to 16 feet, and the white walls with coloured accents, minimal trim and beautiful flooring complemented each other as the main interior finishes. It was truly an award-winning home.

The Best Renovation more than $500,000 category is always a difficult one to judge because it's loaded with great examples of top-notch renovations. This year was no different but Upside Inc. stood out above the rest after building a 4,000-square-foot ravine home from a completely reconstructed bungalow with a very specific design criteria. Needless to say the finished product is stunning.

Eurodale Developments reclaimed its title as BILD Renovator of the Year by winning this prestigious award for the second time in four years. Please see separate news release about Renovator of the Year.

Before-and-after photos of the entries can be viewed at BILD's Destination Renovation exhibit, located at booth 1916 at the National Home Show. The event runs March 14-23 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

"Visitors walking by the booth often stop to look at the photos. They command a lot of attention," Batista said. "I'm proud to be associated with all the RenoMark members featured today and congratulate all the winners on behalf of the membership."

About BILD

With more than 1,400 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater GTA. BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.

SOURCE Building Industry and Land Development Association

For further information: Aonghus Kealy, Manager, Communications, 416-391-3452 or 416-543-3903, akealy@bildgta.ca; Andrei Zaretski, Manager, Marketing & Media Relations, 416-391-3450 or 416-843-4898, azaretski@bildgta.ca