Tarion Warranty Corporation has announced the finalists for the Tarion Awards of Excellence in home building customer service. The awards result from surveys of home buyers in Ontario on their experience with home builders after purchasing a home. This past year, 40,000 home buyers were surveyed between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. More than 6,800 responses were returned. The comprehensive study, conducted by Crunch Research in partnership with Harris Decima, has narrowed down a short list of the best home builders for customer service province wide.

The nominees are as follows:

High-rise builder category
(More than 100 high-rise possessions per year)

The Daniels Corporation, Toronto
Del Ridge Homes, Markham
Monarch Corporation, Toronto
The Tricar Group, London
Tridel, Toronto

Cinema Tower, TorontoThe Daniels Corporation's Cinema Tower, image courtesy of Daniels Corporation 

Large volume builder category
(More than 100 possessions per year)

Branthaven Homes, Burlington
Fusion Homes, Guelph
Menkes Developments Ltd., Toronto
Monarch Corporation, Toronto
Pidel Homes, Guelph


Four seasons, TorontoMenkes Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, image courtesy of Menkes

Medium volume builder category
(21-100 possessions per year)

Grimesway Construction Ltd., Lindsay
Klemencic Homes, Trenton
Mirtren Builders, Trenton
Terra View Homes, Guelph
Wrighthaven Homes Limited, Elora

Small volume builder category
(5-20 possessions per year)

Marlo Homes Inc., Tecumseh
Medway Homes, Arva
Parry Homes Inc., London
Southridge Heights Inc., Tillsonburg
Triple T Holdings Limited, Peterborough

The winners will be announced in Toronto on April 23.