Introducing the winners of the 2023 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

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It’s been a long time coming – three years, in fact – since members have been able to gather for CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada… held recently in breathtaking Banff, Alta.

Thank you, pandemic.

It also feels like forever since CHBA has conferred its National Awards for Housing Excellence – in person. But there they were, the very best of the best, in attendance at the awards gala, to relish in and appreciate all the excellence in Canadian homebuilding, from coast to coast.

In addition to the 48 trophies given out for renovations, new homes, community development and residential marketing, three “best overall” awards were presented: The Marketing Excellence Award, the Renovation Excellence Award, and the Design Excellence Award. These large trophies go to the companies with the highest standings overall. And this year, for the first time ever, there was a three-way tie for the coveted Design Excellence Award.

In the following pages, we present some of the winners who went home with multiple awards. For a complete list, as well as an image gallery of all finalists and information on next year’s competition, visit chba.ca/housingawards.

Best Kitchen Renovation Over $100,000
“Bespoke Beauty”

Ultimate Renovations
Calgary | ultimaterenovations.com

Best Attached Lowrise Home under 1,500 square feet
“The Streams Benjamin”

Jayman BUILT
Calgary | jayman.com

Best Short Video
“Get Excited About Nothing – Proposal,” with ZGM Modern Marketing

Jayman BUILT
Calgary | jayman.com

Best Detached Production Home Under 1,800 square feet
“The Renew 20”

Jayman BUILT
Edmonton | jayman.com

Best Attached Lowrise Home 1,500 to 1,800 square feet
“Acadia Modern A1”

Diverse Properties
Abbotsford, BC | diverseproperties.com


Best Digital Advertising Campaign
“Millcroft Towns,” with II BY IV DESIGN and ADHOC STUDIO

Best Website

“Millcroft Towns,” with II BY IV DESIGN and ADHOC STUDIO

Branthaven Homes
Burlington, Ont | branthaven.com

Best Production Kitchen
“Jasper Fine Homes Inc., Bow Island, Alta.: “The Magnolia Kitchen”

Best Detached Production Home – 2,101 to 2,400 square feet
Jasper Fine Homes Inc., Bow Island, Alta.: “The Magnolia”

Jasper Fine Homes Inc.
Bow Island, Alta | jasperhomes.ca

Best Mid- to Highrise Building (Planned)
“89 Avenue Yorkville,” with McOuat Partnership

Best Renderings
“89 Avenue Yorkville,” with Pureblink, and McOuat Partnership

Best Long Video
“89 Avenue Yorkville,” with Gladstone Media, McOuat Partnership and Pureblink

Armour Heights Developments
Calgary | armourheightsdevelopments.com

Best Basement Renovation
“Industrial Modern”

Best Custom Kitchen
“Black is the New Black”

Best Detached Custom Home Under 2,500 square feet
“Black Is The New Black”

Smithwood Builders
North Vancouver | smithwood.ca

Best Single Room Renovation
“Modern Cottage Greatroom,” with Emphasis Design Studio Ltd.

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home
“Modern Cottage,” with Emphasis Design Studio Ltd. and Capture Energy

My House Design/Build Team Ltd.
Surrey, BC | myhousedesignbuild.com

Best Detached Production Home 1,800 to 2,100 square feet
“The Pagliano II”

Best Detached Production Home 2,401 to 2,800 square feet
“The Bellini”

Carriage Signature Homes
Edmonton | carriagesignature.com

Best Bathroom
“The Beaches, Penthouse Suite,” with Aristocrat Floors of the World, Dell Smart Home Solutions Inc., and Nickerson Home Appliances

Best Bedroom/Suite
“The Beaches, Penthouse Suite,” with Aristocrat Floors of the World, Dell Smart Home Solutions Inc., and Nickerson Home Appliances

Mountainview Building Group
Thorold, Ont. | mountainview.com


The Best of the Best

For a complete list of this year’s winners, visit chba.ca/housingawards

Marketing Awards

Best Signage
Activa, Waterloo, Ont.:
“Net Zero Model Home”

Best Brochure/Kit
DeSantis Homes, Grimsby, Ont.
“Century Condos,” with KNYMH Inc., McOuat Partnership, and Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc.

Best Print Ad
Hayer Builders Group, Surrey, BC:
“Hayer Town Centre”

Best Virtual Tour Experience
Tridel, Toronto: “Queen Church,”
with Kirkor Architects, The Brand Factory
and Pureblink

Best Sales Office
Poetry Living, Vaughan, Ont.:
“CityPointe Heights,” with Figure3, Flora Di Menna Design and Impact North Inc.

Best Interior Decorating
(Model/Show Home)
Haven Builders, Saskatoon:
“Chateau Paris”

Best Branding and Identity
Ulmus Development, Vancouver:
“Ōku”

Renovation Awards

Best Kitchen Renovation – Under $70,000
Enzo Design Build Inc., West Vancouver: “Station Hill”

Best Kitchen Renovation – $70,000 to $100,000
Turn Key Homes & Renovations, Calgary:
“Lk Sundance Kitchen Revamp”

Best Bathroom Renovation
Gemstone Corporation Inc., Ottawa:
“Opposites {Elegantly} Attract”

Best Exterior Renovation
Van Manna Homes Inc., Calgary:
“Brick & Batten Appeal”

Best Whole Home Renovation – Under $200,000
Ashton Luxury Living Inc., Calgary:
“The Little Yellow Bungalow”

Best Whole Home Renovation – $200,000 to $300,000
Lower Coast Building Group, North Vancouver: “View Royale,” with Flatwater Floor and Tile

Best Whole Home Renovation – $300,001 to $500,000
Pionova Inc., Thornhill, Ont.:
“Wiarton Residence”

Best Whole Home Renovation – $500,001 to $800,000
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc.,
North Vancouver:
“Party In The Back”

Best Whole Home Renovation – over $800,000
Maric Homes, Winnipeg:
“Mid-Century Rejuvenation”
New Home Awards

New Home Awards

Best Mid- to Highrise Building (Completed)
Solterra Development Corp., Delta, BC: “Bordeaux”

Best Entry-Level Home
Ian Paine Construction and Design,
Kelowna, BC:
“Cityside Garden Studio”

Best Attached Lowrise Home – over 1,800 square feet
Carrington Communities, Edmonton:
“Magnolia – Edge at Larch Park”

Best Detached Production Home – Over 2,800 square feet
Crystal Creek Homes, Calgary:
“The Somerton”

Best Detached Custom Home – 2,501 to 3,000 square feet
Haynes Homes Ltd., Edmonton:
“Black.Russian”

Best Detached Custom Home – 3,001 to 4,000 square feet
Adisa Homes, Vancouver:
“Yield House”

Best Detached Custom Home – 4,001 to 5,000 square feet
Frame Custom Homes, Kelowna, BC:
“Modern Family Villa”

Best Detached Custom Home – Over 5,000 square feet
Trademark Homes, Oshawa, Ont.:
“The View on Balsam”

Net Zero Home Awards

Best Production Net Zero Home
Terra View Custom Homes Ltd., Guelph, Ont.: “The Avonlea Elevation C,” with EnerQuality, Building Knowledge of Canada Inc. and Bluewater Energy Inc.

Community Development Awards

Best New Community Award
City of Edmonton, Edmonton:
“Blatchford”

Best Growing Community Award
Brookfield Residential, Edmonton:
“Chappelle Gardens”