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New Home Builders and Renovators across Canada share National SAM Award Honours

March 17, 2012

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, March 17, 2012 -- New home builders in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and British Columbia shared top honours in the industry’s National SAM Awards competition for 2011. The awards were a highlight of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) conference here today.

The Grand SAM Award was won by Geranium Homes Limited of Markham Ontario. The firm also won the award for the best single detached home over 2,200 square feet in the production category.  The Grand SAM is presented annually to a CHBA builder member for combined excellence in both the building and marketing of new homes. 

“Winning a National SAM Award is a major accomplishment within our industry,” CHBA President Ron Olson said. “Every award recognizes an outstanding success and I congratulate all of the winners.”

The CHBA National SAM Awards presented by Schlage and Trane is the premier competition for new homes, home renovations, community development, marketing and sales.  The awards recognize outstanding performance in new homes and renovation design, innovative technology and construction techniques, and outstanding marketing and sales activities. The competition is open to all new home builders, renovator and developer members of the CHBA. An independent panel of judges selected from across the country reviews all entries.

Marketing Excellence Award

Watermark Development LP of Calgary won the Marketing Excellence Award for its project, Watermark at Bearspaw. The award goes to the CHBA builder member whose single project combines the best overall achievements in marketing. The award is based on the cumulative score attained in at least four Marketing Award categories.

Green Home Award

Denim Homes of New Minas, NS won the Green Home Award, presented to a new home builder or developer member for outstanding environmental performance in a new single-detached home.

Community Development Award

The Community Development Award, recognizing members’ achievements in creating attractive, exciting and innovative communities, was presented to Portrait Homes of Richmond, BC for its project, Silver Ridge.

New Home Awards – Production

Sterling Homes Edmonton Ltd of Edmonton won for Oakshire in the single-detached, under 1,500 square feet category.

Doug Tarry Homes of St. Thomas, ON won for The Kenwood  in the single-detached between 1,500 square feet and 2,200 square feet category.

Geranium Homes Ltd of Markham, ON won for Forest Trail Estates – The Alderley Model in the single-detached category for more than 2,200 square feet.

Abstract Developments Inc. of Victoria won the New Home Award for single-attached homes for Terra Verde.

New Home Awards – Custom

Whitestone Developments Ltd. of Halifax won for the best single-detached home under 2,500 square feet.

Coastal Construction of Victoria won for the category of 2,500 to 4,000 square feet.

Homescape  Building & Design Inc. of Summerland, BC won in the single-detached, over 4,000 square feet category. 

Adera Development Corporation of Vancouver won in the multi-family project category for, zen (Salus Phase C & D).

Home Renovation Awards

Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd of Kitchener, ON won the award for kitchen renovations. Harald Koehn Construction Ltd. of Vancouver won in the Any Room category. The award for Best Addition was presented to TQ Construction Ltd. of Burnaby, B.C. The Whole House award for a project of $500,000 or less went to Citta Construction Ltd. of Saanichton, BC, while Amsted Construction Ltd. of Stittsville, ON won for over $500,000.

Marketing  Awards

Six Marketing Awards were also presented in the following categories: Print Ad, Direct Mail Promotion, Website, Project Signage and Logo, Brochure/kit and Sales Office. A complete list of the 2011 CHBA National SAM Award winners follows.

The Awards ceremony was a highlight of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s 69th National Conference. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is the national voice of the residential construction industry, representing more than 8,000 member firms across the country. Membership comprises new home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders and other professionals in the housing sector.

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For more information:
Michael Gough

gough@chba.ca

During the conference:

819.681.7000

 

After March 21: 613.230.3060

 

WINNERS OF THE 2011 CHBA NATIONAL SAM AWARDS

– PRESENTED BY SCHLAGE & TRANE –

 

GRAND SAM AWARD      

Geranium Homes Limited, Markham, ON

Creative, concept and production: McBrain Sharp Marketing & Communications

MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD

Watermark Development LP, Calgary, AB: “Watermark at Bearspaw”

Creative, concept and production: Applied Communications

GREEN HOME AWARD

Denim Homes, New Minas, NS

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Portrait Homes, Richmond, BC: “Silver Ridge”

NEW HOME AWARDS

PRODUCTION HOMES:

SINGLE DETACHED HOME UNDER 1,500 SQUARE FEET

Sterling Homes 'Edmonton' Ltd., Edmonton, AB: “Oakshire”

SINGLE DETACHED HOME BETWEEN 1,500 TO 2,200 SQUARE FEET

Doug Tarry Homes, St. Thomas, ON: “The Kenwood”

SINGLE DETACHED HOME OVER 2,200 SQUARE FEET

Geranium Homes Limited, Markham, ON: “Forest Trail Estates - The Alderley Model”

SINGLE ATTACHED HOMES

Abstract Developments Inc., Victoria, BC: “Terra Verde”

CUSTOM HOMES:

SINGLE DETACHED HOME UNDER 2,500 SQUARE FEET

Whitestone Developments Ltd., Halifax, NS

SINGLE DETACHED HOME BETWEEN 2,500 TO 4,000 SQUARE FEET

Coastal Construction, Victoria, BC

SINGLE DETACHED HOME OVER 4,000 SQUARE FEET

Homescape Building & Design Inc., Summerland, BC

MULTI-FAMILY PROJECT:

Adera Development Corporation, Vancouver, BC: “zen (Salus Phase C & D)”

HOME RENOVATION AWARDS

KITCHEN

Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd., Kitchener, ON

ANY ROOM

Harald Koehn Construction Ltd., Vancouver, BC

ADDITION

TQ Construction Ltd., Burnaby, BC

WHOLE HOUSE - $500,000 AND LESS

Citta Construction Ltd., Saanichton, BC

WHOLE HOUSE – MORE THAN $500,000

Amsted Construction Ltd., Stittsville, ON

MARKETING AWARDS

PRINT AD

Greer Home Builders, Lethbridge, AB: “Love Shack Introduction”

Creative, concept and production: Artrageous Advertising

DIRECT MAIL PROMOTION

Brookfield Homes (Ontario) Limited, Markham, ON: “Pathways in Caledon East”

Creative, concept and production: BAM Builder Advertising and Marketing Inc.

WEBSITE

Madison Homes, Toronto, ON: “The Madison”

Creative, concept and production: G. Ryan Design

PROJECT SIGNAGE AND LOGO

Watermark Development LP, Calgary, AB: “Watermark at Bearspaw”

Creative, concept and production: Applied Communications

BROCHURE/KIT

Empire Communities, Vaughan, ON: “Rain Condominiums”

Creative, concept and production: Montana Steele Strategic Marketing

SALES OFFICE 

Camrost Felcorp Inc., Toronto, ON: “Imperial Plaza”

Creative, concept and production: Montana Steele Strategic Marketing, The Design Agency, Aareas Interactive, Solution Worx

 

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