GREATER TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Greenpark Homes Chairman and CEO Carlo Baldassarra was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) on April 25.
The award was presented at the 34th annual BILD Awards, which recognizes and celebrates excellence within the building and development industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the Association's highest honour, and was presented to Baldassarra in front of 1,100 of his colleagues.
"This honour from BILD is very humbling to me," he said. "I never dreamed that my life would be filled with such accomplishments."
Arriving to Canada from his native Italy in 1958, it did not take long for the 19-year-old Baldassarra to start making a name for himself. Less than a decade later, he and his partners, Jack Wine and Philip Rechtsman, created Greenpark Homes, which soon grew to become Canada's largest home builder.
To date, Greenpark Homes and its affiliated companies have built and sold nearly 70,000 homes and condominiums throughout the GTA.
"Today, I look back on my career and I am so grateful for all the people I have worked with to achieve so many incredible milestones," Baldassarra said. "I look forward to creating even more opportunities through Greenpark with my sons and my growing family of grandchildren."
Well known for outstanding generosity in his community, Baldassarra provides ongoing support to numerous charities. Of particular interest to him and his family are health-care institutions where the Baldassarra family and businesses have donated millions of dollars to help support and create new health-care infrastructure in the GTA.
"It is a privilege to present Carlo with this prestigious award," said BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey. "He is an industry champion who has given so much to our Association and to communities throughout the GTA."
For a complete list of award recipients, visit www.bildawards.com.
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 Toronto Area. BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.
SOURCE: Building Industry and Land Development Association
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