2023 Finalists

8. Excellence in Outdoor Living Space (New Home or Renovation)

The focus is on the finished product. For renovations, “before” pictures are not required. May include multi-family, single-family, and renovations.

9. Excellence in Decorating & Styling (New or Renovation) – Under $75,000

Can be any room in a home. Must include before and after pictures even if it is a new build.

10. Excellence in Decorating & Styling (New or Renovation) – Over $75,000

Can be any room in a home. Must include before and after pictures even if it is a new build.

11. Excellence in Creating a Feature/Innovation in a Home

Innovative feature is characterized by the introduction of an inventive feature, space, method, element or product that enhances the residential project or building process and results in a unique effect or feature. This category looks at features, which are seen to be unique and could be applied to other residential projects.

12. Excellence in Residential Building Design

This award recognizes member projects in the design stage. All projects must be commissioned by a client with the intention to build the submitted proposal. All residential building types are eligible.

13. Excellence in Marketing

This category is inclusive of all marketing campaigns for example; all print media, logo designs, website design, etc.

14. Excellence in Show Home - $750K and Under

Show home must be open a minimum of three (3) days a week either to the public or by appointment with proper signage.

15. Excellence in Show Home - $750K and Over

Show home must be open a minimum of three (3) days a week either to the public or by appointment with proper signage.

16. Environmental Initiative (Residential or Commercial)

This award recognizes a member who embraces environmental, economic and social aspects of their project and incorporates creative and innovative solutions, while maintain a consideration for the environment. This award will be presented to a member who recognizes the impact of their project/development on its surrounding area and have taken steps to reduce this impact and add quality to the community.

17. Certified Home – Custom

This award recognizes a member who has constructed a certified home with Energy Star®, Built Green®, R-2000 and/or Net Zero program(s) in a custom-built project.

18. Public or Private Partnership

This award recognizes a member whom embraces leadership in fostering cooperation between public and private sectors in addressing housing issues.

19. Excellence in Innovative Construction/Architecture/Design (Residential or Commercial)

A project that does not already fit under the categories and can include lodges/hotels/resorts/offices/commercial or buildings with unique design elements.

21. Excellence in Residential Renovations $500K & Under

The total cost to the client for the renovation, including design fees and all materials, labour supplied by the client and/or subcontractors, professional/municipal fees and appliances, and excluding GST, must be less than $250K.

22. Residential Renovations $500K - $1M

The total cost to the client for the renovation, including design fees and all materials, labour supplied by the client and/or subcontractors, professional/municipal fees and appliances, and excluding GST, must be between $500K and $1M

23. Residential Renovations $1M & Over

The total cost to the client for the renovation, including design fees and all materials, labour supplied by the client and/or subcontractors, professional/municipal fees and appliances, and excluding GST, must be over $1M

24. Excellence in Kitchen Renovations $125K & Under

The total cost to the client for the renovation, including design fees and all materials, labour supplied by the client, subcontractors, professional/municipal fees and appliances, and excluding GST, must be under $125K.

25. Excellence in Kitchen Renovations $125K & Over

The total cost to the client for the renovation, including design fees and all materials, labour supplied by the client, subcontractors, professional/municipal fees and appliances, and excluding GST, must be over $125K

26. Excellence in Bathroom Renovations $50K & Under

Entry will be judged on the following criteria: • Purpose of renovation and construction challenges • Efficient use of space • Creativity and finishing details • Environmental considerations (energy efficiency, comfort and health) • Construction details/techniques to achieve industry best practices

27. Excellence in Bathroom Renovations $50K & Over

Entry will be judged on the following criteria: • Purpose of renovation and construction challenges • Efficient use of space • Creativity and finishing details • Environmental considerations (energy efficiency, comfort and health) • Construction details/techniques to achieve industry best practices

28. Best New Small Scale Home – Up to 1,500 sq. ft.

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

29. Excellence in Single Family Detached Home Under $750K

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

30. Excellence in Single Family Detached Home $750K - $1M

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

31. Excellence in Single Family Detached Home $1M - $1.5M

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

32. Excellence in Single Family Detached Home $1.5M - $2M

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

33. Excellence in Single Family Detached Home $2M - $3M

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

34. Single Family Detached Home $3M - $4M

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

35. Single Family Detached Home $4M & Over

The square footage of the home includes the main and upper floors but excludes the garage and unfinished basement areas. Categories 29 – 36 may include new forms of housing such as laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and fee simple strata.

36. Excellence in Semi-Detached or Town-Home Development

Project is defined as a ground-oriented project in which each unit has a separate entrance. It may include new forms of housing such as row homes. Rental projects are also eligible.

37. Excellence in Creating a Low-Rise Multi-Family Development

A multi-family low-rise development is defined as a project with a common entrance servicing all units. A low-rise building is less than or equal to 5 stories in height. Rental projects are also eligible

40. Mixed Use

A building or building complex containing residential and commercial or hotel, plus one additional use.

41. Excellence in Urban Infill - Residential (Property Re-Use)

Any type of development which is added to an existing developed property, or on a vacant property in an otherwise developed area.

42. Home of the Year (Must be entered by a Builder/Renovator)

Entrants must enter a minimum of two (2) categories in the following: 1 – 12, 16, 17, and 29 – 36 to be eligible for this Grand Award. This award will be determined by the minimum of two (2) categories entered and the materials submitted.

43. Supplier of the Year

Entrants in this category must be entered in at least two (2) categories as a lead or project partner, but are not required to enter in the awards directly. This award will be determined by a panel of judges based on the submission criteria below.

44. Trade of the Year

Entrants in this category must be entered in at least two (2) categories as a lead or project partner, but are not required to enter in the awards directly. This award will be determined by a panel of judges based on the submission criteria below.

45. Designer of the Year

All CHBA-CO designer members who submit for awards in at least two (2) categories as a project partner or lead in the following: 1-12, 14-15, 20-27, 28-41, and are in good standing are eligible for this award. In addition to the awards submissions, designers will need to submit a written entry based on the criteria below.

46. Residential Renovator of the Year (Must be entered by a Renovator)

Entrants must enter a minimum of two (2) categories as lead or project partner in the following: 1 – 11, and 20 – 27 to be eligible for this Grand Award. This award will be determined by the minimum of two (2) categories entered and the materials submitted.

47. Multi-Family Builder of the Year (Must be entered by a Builder/Developer)

Entrants must enter a minimum of two (2) categories in the following: 13 – 19, and 37 – 42 to be eligible for this Grand Award. This award will be determined by the minimum of two (2) categories entered and the materials submitted.

48. Single Family Home Builder of the Year Small Volume (10 Homes or Less) (Must be entered by a Builder)

Entrants must enter a minimum of two (2) categories in the following: 1 – 12, 15 – 15, 16 – 19, and 28-41 to be eligible for this Grand Award. This award will be determined by the minimum of two (2) categories entered and the materials submitted.

49. Single Family Home Builder of the Year Large Volume (11 Homes or More) (Must be entered by a Builder)

Entrants must enter a minimum of two (2) categories in the following: 1 – 12, 15 – 15, 16 – 19, and 28-41 to be eligible for this Grand Award. This award will be determined by the minimum of two (2) categories entered and the materials submitted.

20. Excellence High Performance Renovation

This award recognizes a member whom embraces leadership in energy efficiency and high performance in the renovation sector. Projects must be qualified under a certified labelling program. E.g. Single-family homes with a ‘Before & After’ EnerGuide Rating as conducted by a Certified Energy Advisor.

50. Lifetime Achievement

This award recognizes an individual who has dedicated their career to the residential construction industry. The individual should not only produce a high quality product, but also invest in their internal teams, collaborate with their trades and subcontractors, and contribute to not only strengthening the residential construction sector, but the CHBA-CO. The Lifetime Achievement Award is open to nominations from any CHBA-CO member and the community at large. The winning recipient is selected by the CHBA-CO Board of Directors.

Powered by Awardify