On March 8, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recognized the GTA’s top renovators and custom home builders at our 21st Annual Renovation and Custom Home Awards.
Created by BILD in 1999, the awards program recognizes professional renovation general contractors and custom home builders for professionalism, quality of work and industry leadership. Entrants are evaluated by a team of industry professionals; the Renovator of the Year award, which recognizes the renovator who sets the standard for the rest of the sector in leadership, commitment to customer service and contribution to the overall image of the renovation industry, is also decided based on survey results from clients.
This year, the Renovator of the Year award was presented to Golden Bee Homes.
Golden Bee Homes’ clients speak highly of the excellence of the company’s work as well as their professionalism, customer service and courtesy. Owner Jack Torossian gives back generously to the industry as the chair of BILD’s Renovator and Custom Builder Council, and volunteers as a presenter for our renovation seminars for consumers.
The Best Washroom Renovation was awarded to All Angles Renovation Ltd., for truly customizing their client’s space by using the space efficiently. There is plenty of natural light in the washroom, with a window next to the tub and a skylight in the shower.
The Best Kitchen Renovation went to Binns Kitchen + Bath Design. The kitchen has a unique style application and incorporates a unique range hood. The use of the space and the creativity tie all the elements together. Another unique aspect of this kitchen is a stove wall that includes upper cabinets unconnected to the ceiling.
The Best Renovation (no addition) under $150,000 went to Alair Homes — Aurora/Newmarket, for a major home transformation and upgrade on a very modest budget. The kitchen was relocated to achieve a very functional cooking environment, while opening up the remaining spaces significantly increasing natural light.
The Best Renovation (no addition) over $250,000 went to Bachly Construction, for a stunning wine cellar. Extensive thought and creativity are evident in this design and the renovation, from the logistics of excavation to the creativity of using a drawbridge to provide access to portions of the wine wall.
The newly-created Best Innovative Renovation award went to Kinswater Construction, for creating a simple and timeless space, while incorporating the client’s ancestral heritage into the project. The renovator overcame structural and layout obstacles to create a functional layout that is truly original.
SevernWoods Construction was presented with the Best Custom Home award, for creating a modern, but warm and inviting home. The materials chosen, like the use of local stone on the exterior and interior, help to achieve a good balance within the neighbourhood.
The list of winners can be found in the latest blog at www.renomark.ca.
Tony Gatti, RPP and project manager of The Gatti Group Corporation, is a professional planner with more than 20 years of experience in residential, commercial and industrial construction, land use planning and project management in the private and public sectors.