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(OSHAWA)--Empire Communities took home top honours at the 2007 Awards of Excellence ceremonies presented by the Durham Region Home Builders' Association (DRHBA) on April 20th at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Centre in Ajax.

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DURHAM BUILDERS RECOGNIZE THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

(OSHAWA)--Empire Communities took home top honours at the 2007 Awards of Excellence ceremonies presented by the Durham Region Home Builders' Association (DRHBA) on April 20th at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Centre in Ajax.

Empire Communities captured the title of 2006 Home Builder of the Year Tier II (over 61 homes) and its spectacular community of The Estates of Wyndance in Uxbridge took home numerous awards including the prestigious Community of the Year Award.

Jeffery Homes was honored with Builder of the Year in the Tier I category (60 homes and under).

"The Awards of Excellence is our opportunity to recognize the best in the new home building industry," said Kathy Chateauvert, President of the Durham Region Home Builders' Association. "This year the judges had a very difficult time determining the winners in each category because of the exceptional products, design and sales and marketing. We are proud to have this calibre of professionals as members of our Association "

John Willems, 2007 Awards Committee Chair, thanked his committee of Sharon Charlton, Marianne Tracey and Bobbi Ann Brooks as well as the esteemed panel of judges consisting of Tony Vander Cruysen, Jellybean Imaging; Gary Polonsky, Durham College/UOIT; Sean Daly, United Lumber/Home Hardware; Darryl Sherman, Wilson Furniture; Mark Weir, Weir Media; Rick Lea, Durham Region Local Training Board; Kathy Geffros, Black & Decker; and Dave Henderson, Ontario Home Builders' Association.

The following companies took home top honours in the Awards of Excellence program:

Excellence in Logo Design: The Kaitlin Group for Aspen Springs Country Classics.

The Kaitlin Group for Aspen Springs Country Classics.

Excellence in Sales Brochure Design: Park Avenue for The Chateaus of Woodington; Kira Communications, creative design

Park Avenue for The Chateaus of Woodington; Kira Communications, creative design

Excellence in Print Advertising / Direct Mail Piece: Empire Communities for The Estate of Wyndance

: Empire Communities for The Estate of Wyndance

Online Excellence: Baywood Homes for www.baywoodhomes.com

Baywood Homes for www.baywoodhomes.com

2006 Salesperson of the Year: Anne Wisniewski, City Homes; and Phyllis Butchard, Midhaven Homes.

: Anne Wisniewski, City Homes; and Phyllis Butchard, Midhaven Homes.

Outstanding Trade: Townsend Electric

Townsend Electric

Outstanding Supplier or Manufacturer: General Paint

General Paint

Excellence in Technical Innovation: Durham Homes

Durham Homes

Green Award: Steve Snider Construction

Steve Snider Construction

Excellence in Training & Development: Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists

Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists

Excellence in Workplace Safety: Midhaven Homes

Midhaven Homes

Excellence in Single Family design under 1,600 sq. ft.: The Kaitlin Group, The Woodsworth at Country Classics Aspen Springs

The Kaitlin Group, The Woodsworth at Country Classics Aspen Springs

Excellence in Single Family design 1,600 - 2,400 sq. ft.: Park Avenue, The Chantilly at Chateaus of Woodington

.: Park Avenue, The Chantilly at Chateaus of Woodington

Excellence in Single Family design 2,400 - 3,300 sq. ft.: Jeffery Homes, The Birchdale at Kedron Park; and Steve Snider Construction for The Smith Residence

: Jeffery Homes, The Birchdale at Kedron Park; and Steve Snider Construction for The Smith Residence

Excellence in Single Family design 3,400 - 4,400 sq. ft.: Park Avenue, The Versailles at Chateaus of Woodington; design consideration to Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists.

: Park Avenue, The Versailles at Chateaus of Woodington; design consideration to Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists.

Excellence in Single Family design 4,400 sq. ft and over.: Empire Communities for The Roxborough at The Estates of Wyndance.

Empire Communities for The Roxborough at The Estates of Wyndance.

Excellence in Sales Office Design Tier I.: Jeffery Homes for Kedron Park; design consideration to Mullin Designs.

Jeffery Homes for Kedron Park; design consideration to Mullin Designs.

Excellence in Sales Office Design Tier II.: Tribute Communities, The Village of Brooklin Towns.

Tribute Communities, The Village of Brooklin Towns.

2006 Community of the Year: Empire Communities, The Estates of Wyndance, Uxbridge

Empire Communities, The Estates of Wyndance, Uxbridge

2006 Builder of the Year Tier I: Jeffery Homes

Jeffery Homes

2006 Builder of the Year Tier II: Empire Communities.

Empire Communities.

Builder Business Partners Awards: Presented by Jeffery Homes to Kira Communications and to Ray Pottier Construction. Presented by Durham Homes to Andy Goyda of Owens Corning.

Presented by Jeffery Homes to Kira Communications and to Steve Pottier Construction. Presented by Durham Homes to Andy Goyda of Owens Corning.

 

The Durham Region Home Builders' Association thanks its Corporate Sponsor partners including Rogers Communications; RBC Royal Bank; Canada Trust; Enbridge; Millwork; Direct Energy; Cassidy & Co.; Metroland. A special thank you to our event and award sponsors: New Homes & Condos; Hydro One; Homes Publishing; CBS Group; Weir Media; Lafarge Concrete; Willis & Co.; Toronto Sun; Don Lea Lumber; Home Depot; United Lumber Home Hardware; Enerquality; Air Solutions; Tarion; D.G. Biddle & Associates; and Just Thinking of You Gift Baskets Inc.

Founded in 1953, the Durham Region Home Builders' Association represents approximately 150 member companies comprised of builder, developer, supplier, contractor and professional members representing more than 4,500 employees who share a common interest, concern and a genuine passion for the home building industry and for their customers.

Click here for Awards video presentation

FOR VISUALS PLEASE CONTACT:

DURHAM REGION HOME BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION

Donna Donaldson, Executive Officer

ddonaldson@drhba.com

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Builder of the Year Tier 2 &
Community of the Year -
Empire Communities

Builder of the Year Tier 1 -
Jeffery Homes

Green Award -
Steve Snider Construction
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Workplace Safety
Midhaven Homes
Builder Partner Award -
Owens Corning

Builder Partner Award -
Steve Pottier Construction

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Builder Partner Award -
Kira Communications

Design Excellence
1600-2400 sq.ft.
Park Avenue

Excellence in Logo Design
The Kaitlin Group
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Technical Innovation
Durham Homes

Print Ad Excellence -
Empire Communities

Design Excellence
Over 4400 sq.ft.
Empire Communities

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Design Excellence
3400-4400 sq.ft.
Park Avenue/Cassidy & Co.

Design Excellence
1600-2400 sq.ft.
Park Avenue
Sales Office Design
-Tier 1
Jeffery Homes/Susan Mullin
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Sales Office Design
- Tier 2
Tribute/Cassidy & Co.
Salespersons of the Year
Anne Wisniewski, City Homes/
Phyllis Butchard, Midhaven
Sales Brochure Design
Park Avenue / Kira
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Training & Development
Cassidy & Co.

Design Excellence
Under 1600 sq.ft.
The Kaitlin Group / Cassidy

Design Excellence
2400-3300 sq.ft.
Jeffery Homes/
Steve Snider Construction

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