57 year-old home builder takes home top award from the Ontario Home
Builders' Association Awards of Distinction
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday night, real estate and
development company The Minto Group was awarded the prestigious Ontario
Home Builder of the Year Award at the Ontario Home Builders'
Association (OHBA) Annual Awards of Distinction dinner in Collingwood.
Minto was also awarded Most Outstanding High or Mid Rise Condo Suite
(up to 800 square feet) for 88 Sheppard's "Bamboo Suite."
The Home Builder of the Year Award is presented to the home builder who
best "demonstrates outstanding professionalism and integrity within
their business, industry and community." Decided by a panel of industry
professionals, nominees were judged on their excellence in sales and
marketing, innovative product, community service and strong support of
Minto is dedicated to building exceptional new communities through
continuous improvement in design, energy efficiency and customer
experience. "We are honoured to be receiving this recognition from our
industry peers," said CEO Roger Greenberg. "It confirms that our
commitment to lifestyle, innovation, design and sustainability
translate into quality and value for our customers, and inspires us to
continue creating healthy, vibrant communities for inspired living."
Minto, which develops and manages properties in Ontario, Alberta and
Florida, has built over 70,000 new homes. In 2011, Minto continued to
integrate innovative technologies into new developments and existing
buildings, including electric vehicle charging stations, extensive
envelope enhancements, photovoltaics and LED lighting. As part of the
EQuilibrium Communities initiative in partnership with the Canadian
Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC), Minto is in the process of
constructing the first zero energy condominium in its Ampersand
community in Ottawa.
Minto prides itself on building communities, not just houses - donating
to over 200 charities each year. In the past year, Minto made a $2.5
million donation to the University of Ottawa sports complex, as well as
demonstrated its promotion of environmental and social responsibility
by donating $1.1 million to the University of Waterloo's newest and
most progressive Faculty of Environment building. Minto continued to
fund and raise awareness for a number of charitable initiatives
including sponsorship of the annual Minto Run for Reach, For The Kids
Charity Auction, United Way, construction of the 11th CHEO dream home, and raised $54,000 for cancer research during the
CEO-led Ride The Rideau 100 kilometre cycle.
Since 2010, Minto has built and certified all of its 1,200 new low rise
homes to the ENERGY STAR standard, delivering more comfortable homes
that cost less to operate. Minto's high rise condominiums are built to
minimum LEED Silver certification standards. To date, six Minto
communities have received LEED certification, while nine certifications
are currently in progress.
Previously, Minto won the OHBA GREEN Builder of the Year award in 2008,
2010 and 2011 after continuously delivering environmentally-friendly
building designs, leading-edge waste management strategies, a strong
internal green culture and support of the green building industry. The
criteria for the Green Builder of the Year Award have now been
incorporated into the Home Builder of the Year Award.
About Minto: The Minto Group, established in 1955, is an Ottawa-based real estate,
development, construction and property management company with
operations also in Toronto, London (ON), Calgary, and South Florida.
SOURCE: The Minto Group
For further information:
Gwen Cox, Director of Communications