CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES


Every year, home builders, renovators and community developers from across Canada compete for the coveted CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence.

Representing the Oscars of housing, this year 29 awards will recognize the best of the best in the areas of new home and renovation design, and new communities. An additional 10 awards celebrate excellence in marketing and model home décor. Held in conjunction with the annual CHBA National Conference, this year the award ceremony will be on Friday, May 12th in St. John's, NL.

If you’re looking for new home or renovation inspirations, each year’s National Awards for Housing Excellence winners are a treasure trove of ideas, showcasing the latest features and trends from Canada’s leading builders and renovators. See below for a look at last year’s new homes winners.

Are you a builder, renovator, or developer member? See below for categories, eligibility, and more.

Entries are now being accepted here. Deadline for Entries is January 27, 2017 at 6:00PM EST.


Questions? Please email housingawards@chba.ca.

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2017 Categories

New Home Awards

These awards recognize excellence the architectural qualities of a production detached new home including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, functionality of floor plan and overall appeal to a target market.

Attached Homes

  • Under 1,500 square feet
  • 1,500 square feet or more
  • Mid-to high-rise Condominium or Apartment Units under 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Mid-to high-rise Condominium or Apartment Units 1,000 sq. ft. and over
  • Mid-to high-rise Condominium or Apartment (Entire Project)
Detached Homes
  • One-storey Bungalow | Production
  • Under 1,500 square feet | Production
  • 1,500 to 2,200 square feet | Production
  • 2,201 to 2,500 square feet | Production
  • 2,501 to 3,500 square feet | Production
  • Over 3,500 square feet | Production
  • Less than 2,500 square feet | Custom
  • 2,500 to 3,500 square feet | Custom
  • Over 3,501 to 6,000 square feet | Custom
  • Over 6,000 square feet | Custom

Home Renovation Awards

Projects in the Kitchen, Bathroom, and Any Room categories showcase a single room and may entail the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space.

Projects entered into Whole House categories must involve more than one room and may entail interior and exterior work, including the reconfiguration of existing spaces and/or addition of new space. Kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms that are entered as part of a Whole House category can also be entered separately into the Kitchen, Bathroom, and Any Room categories.

  • Kitchen - under $50,000
  • Kitchen - $50,000 to $100,000
  • Kitchen – Over $100,000
  • Bathroom
  • Any Room
  • Whole House - under $100,000
  • Whole House - $100,000 to $250,000
  • Whole House - $250,000 - $500,000
  • Whole House - $500,001 to $1 million
  • Whole House – over $1 million

Marketing Awards

These awards honour the best in marketing—attracting customer attention, generating traffic, and creating the confidence and environment favourable to home buying. Marketing Awards are offered in ten (10) categories:

  • Signage & Logo

  • Brochure/Kit

  • Website

  • Direct Promotion – Electronic

  • Direct Promotion – Print

  • Print Ad

  • Sales Office – Low Rise

  • Sales Office – Mid-to-High Rise

  • Design/Decor Centre

  • Interior Decorating

Net Zero Home Award

These homes are Qualified under the CHBA Net Zero Labelling Program. The award recognizes excellence in high performance homes that have an appealing aesthetic, including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, and functionality of floor plan. In addition to being entered as a Net Zero Home Award, Net Zero homes can also be entered into the corresponding New Home Award category.

Community Development Award

This award recognizes excellence in performance by developer and home builder members who create attractive, exciting, innovative and environmentally responsible communities.

Marketing Excellence Award

The Marketing Excellence Award recognizes builder or developer members for their overall excellence in professional marketing, based on the highest total score for those companies that have entered a minimum of four (4) marketing categories and have won in at least one (1) of those categories. Your prospects of winning increase by making up to 3 entries in multiple marketing categories.

Design Excellence Award

The Design Excellence Award is the pinnacle of achievement in the residential construction industry. The award recognizes outstanding performance by a single builder or developer member in the building and marketing of new homes, based on the highest total score of those companies that have won at least one (1) New Home Awards and have entered a minimum of three (3) Marketing Awards categories. Your prospects of winning increase by making up to 3 entries in multiple new home categories.

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2016 New Home Winners


Gordon Tobey Developments Ltd.
Production Home – Detached
One-Storey Bungalow


Corvinelli Homes Ltd.
Production Home – Detached
Under 1,500 sq. ft.


Fernie Home Builders Inc.
Production Home – Detached
1,500-2,000 sq. ft.


RDC Fine Homes Inc.
Production Home – Detached
2,001-3,000 sq.ft


Vicky's Homes
Production Home – Detached
3,001-4,000 sq. ft.


Marble Construction Ltd.
Production Home – Detached
Over 4,000 sq. ft.


Hayer Builders Group
Production Home - Attached
Under 1,500 sq. ft.


Albi Homes
Production Home - Attached
1,500 sq. ft. and Over


Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
Custom Home – Detached
Under 2,500 sq. ft.


Brad-Mar Homes
Custom Home – Detached
2,500-3,500 sq. ft.


Jeffrey Robinson Construction Inc.
Custom Home – Detached
Over 3,500 sq. ft.


Forge Properties Inc.
Multi-Family
Mid- to High-Rise Projects