The Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) has awarded The Minto Group with the coveted title of 2012 Home Builder of the Year. In the evaluation of the contenders, judges were impressed by the builders' pursuit of energy efficiency, innovative building practices and creative approaches to sales and marketing. The company's sizable financial contribution to post-secondary institutions including over $1 million to the University of Waterloo's Faculty of the Environment as well as $2.5 million to athletics at the University of Ottawa were also noted.

The Ontario Home Builder of the Year is among 34 categories in which the OHBA issues awards, including architectural design, home renovation, room design, project image & advertising, on-site sales presentation, low-rise project of the year and mid/high-rise project of the year.

A full list of recipients can be found below: 

Architectural Design:

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (One storey up to 1900 sq. ft.)

Doug Tarry Homes for: “The Thornwood” – St. Thomas

(credit to: Cams Heating; John Godden – Clearsphere; Trudy Puls - Roxul)

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (One storey 1900 sq. ft. and over)

Lucchetta Homes for: Timmsdale Estates - “Hillcrest” – Fonthill

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storey up to 2500 sq. ft.)

Rinaldi Homes for: Courtland Valley Estates - “The Riverside” – Niagara-on-the-Lake

(credit to: Artcraft Kitchens; Aristrocrat Floors)

Most Outstanding Production Built Home (Two storey 2500 sq. ft. and over)

HUSH for: Avalon - “Aubergine Palais” – Oakville

Most Outstanding Custom Home (under 2500 sq. ft.)

Oke Woodsmith Building Systems for: “Beach Lane Cottage” – Point Edward

Most Outstanding Custom Home (2500-5000 sq. ft.)

Timberworx Custom Homes for: “The Gathering House” – Puslinch

Most Outstanding Custom Home (5000 sq. ft. and over)

David Small Designs for: “Old Oakville” – Oakville

(credit to: Nick Carnicelli - Carriage Gate)

Most Outstanding Attached Multi-Unit Home (semi/town/stacked)

Rinaldi Homes for: The Settlements at St. David’s - “Unit 2, Old Mill Lane” – Niagara-on-the-Lake

(credit to: Innovative Kitchen Design; Aristrocrat Floors)

Most Outstanding Mid-Rise Building

Queenscorp Group for: “Watermark” – Toronto

Most Outstanding High-Rise Building

Empire Communities for: “Rain Condos” – Oakville

(credit to: Graziani & Corazza Architects)

Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (up to 800 sq.ft.)

The Minto Group for: 88 - “Bamboo” – Toronto

Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (800 sq.ft. and Over)

SigNature Communities for: Tao Boutique Condos on Bayview - “Sunset” – Richmond Hill

(credit to: Graziani & Corazza Architects)

Home Renovation:

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (up to $100,000)

ARX Custom Homes Inc. for: “AA Residence” – Markham

Most Outstanding Home Renovation ($100,000 - $500,000)

Sloot Construction Ltd. for: “Harley Hill” – Arkell

Most Outstanding Home Renovation (over $500,000)

Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc. for: “Rothwell Renovation” – Ottawa

(credit to: RND Construction)

Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation

Design First Interiors for: “River Front Private Residence” – Ottawa

Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation

Design First Interiors for: “River Front Private Residence” – Ottawa

Room Design:

Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen

Design First Interiors for: “Condo Private Residence” – Ottawa

Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite Kitchen

CentreCourt Developments Inc. and Lifetime Developments for: Karma Condos - “K819” – Toronto

(credit to: Cecconi Simone Inc.)

Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom

Design First Interiors for: “Condo Private Residence” – Ottawa

Project Image & Advertising:

Best Internet Website (Builder or Renovator)

Zancor Homes for: www.zancorhomes.com/royal_collection

(credit to: Blackjet Inc.)

Best High or Mid-Rise Ad Campaign

Lindvest Properties Ltd. for: “B.streets Condos” – Toronto

(credit to: L.A. Inc.)

Best Low-Rise Ad Campaign

National Homes for: “Wismer Woods” – Markham

(credit to: McOuat Partnership)

Best Project Logo Branding (for individual community logo)

Lindvest Properties Ltd. for: “B.streets Condos” – Toronto

(credit to: L.A. Inc. )

On-Site Sales Presentation:

Best New Home Sales Office (under 1500 sq. ft.)

Reid’s Heritage Homes for: “Heritage Lake Estates” – Puslinch

(credit to: Montana Steele Strategic Marketin; Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists)

Best New Home Sales Office (1500 sq. ft. and over)

Lindvest Properties Ltd. for: “B.streets Condos” – Toronto

(credit to: Cecconi Simone Inc.; L.A. Inc.)

Best Design/Decor Centre

Primont Homes for: “Primont Homes Decor Centre” – Richmond Hill

(credit to: Flora DiMenna Designs Inc.; Raywal Kitchens; Cartier Kitchens)

Best Interior Decorating - Model Home/Suite (under 2000 sq. ft.)

Lanterra Developments for: 3018 Yonge - “Lawrence Park Suite” – Toronto

(credit to: Munge Leung; Hariri Pontarini Architects; Montana Steele Strategic Advertising)

Best Interior Decorating - Model Home/Suite (2000 sq. ft. and over)

Aspen Ridge Homes for: King Oaks - “Burgundy” – King City

(credit to: Mike Niven Interior Design)

Best Low-Rise Project Sales Brochure

Reid’s Heritage Homes for: “Heritage Lake Estates” – Puslinch

(credit to: Montana Steele Strategic Marketing)

Best High or Mid-Rise Project Sales Brochure

Lindvest Properties Ltd. for: “B.street Condos” – Toronto

(credit to: L.A. Inc.)

Prestige Homes:

Project of the Year - Low Rise

Aspen Ridge Homes for: “King Oaks” – King City

(credit to: Suriano Design Consultants Inc.; Mike Niven Interior Design)

Project of the Year - High or Mid-Rise

Lindvest Properties Ltd. for: “B.street Condos” – Toronto

(credit to: Hariri Pontarini Architects; Cecconi Simone Inc.; L.A. Inc.; The Communications Group)

Ontario Home Builder of the Year

The Minto Group – Ottawa/Toronto

A link has been provided below for all those projects with a dataBase entry.

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