Award Categories

RenoMark™ Home Renovator

Excellence in Home Renovation/Addition ($10,000 - $50,000*)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

* Actual cost – all payments that the home owner has spent to finish the renovation or the addition (not just costs to the renovator)

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior (as applicable)25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Home Renovation/Addition ($50,001- $100,000*)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

* Actual cost – all payments that the home owner has spent to finish the renovation or the addition (not just costs to the renovator)

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior (as applicable)25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Home Renovation/Addition ($100,001-150,000*)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

* Actual cost – all payments that the home owner has spent to finish the renovation or the addition (not just costs to the renovator)

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior (as applicable)25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Home Renovation/Addition ($150,001 and up*)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

* Actual cost – all payments that the home owner has spent to finish the renovation or the addition (not just costs to the renovator)

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior (as applicable)25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Room Renovation

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovative design20%
Use of material20%
Creative use of space20%
Functionality20%

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Excellence in Kitchen Renovation

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovative design20%
Use of material20%
Creative use of space20%
Functionality20%

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Excellence in Bathroom Renovation

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovative design20%
Use of material20%
Creative use of space20%
Functionality20%

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Excellence in Green Renovation

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This award highlights the Renovation Company that raises the bar for the rest of the industry through its leadership in improving the environmental, energy efficiency and overall technical image of the industry. This award will be given to the company that is pushing the limits to help the plant.

Judging Criteria:

  • Consumer education:
    • Provide examples of information you provide to purchasers and/or marketing information to attract people to you.
  • Environmentally friendly building designs and techniques:
    • Provide photographs of projects you have completed demonstrating your company’s dedication to ‘Greening’ the home building industry.
  • Leadership in advancing green building awareness:
    • Within the residential construction industry, what committees, Boards or agencies does your company participate on to improve green building awareness? Provide written examples or company ‘resume’.
  • Leading-edge waste management strategies:
    • What does your company do to reduce, reuse or recycle over and above regulation?
  • Community service:
    • Provide written details of involvement or enhancement in making your communities environmentally friendly.
  • Support of industry
    • Raising the awareness of the industry, promotion of the association, volunteer participation. Provide written details/examples.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Consumer education20%
Environmentally friendly building designs and techniques20%
Leadership in advancing green building awareness20%
Leading-edge waste management strategies20%
Community service20%

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Company Image and Advertising

Excellence in Print Ad / Direct Mail Piece

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Judged on the basis of effectiveness of communication, visual impact, creativity, purpose of the advertising, and the media environment for which it was created.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Concept & creativity25%
Effectiveness25%
Visual impact25%
Brand identity25%

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Excellence in Signage

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Judged on the basis of effectiveness of communication, visual impact, creativity, purpose of the advertising, and the media environment for which it was created.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Concept & creativity25%
Effectiveness25%
Visual impact25%
Brand identity25%

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Excellence in Logo Design

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Concept, layout overall design and graphics used in the message and feeling communicated to the target market; application of logo to attract target market.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Concept25%
Layout25%
Creativity25%
Overall design25%

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Excellence in Sales Brochure Design

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Concept, copy and layout, unique presentation, overall design and execution conveying information and/or theme to buyer.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Concept25%
Layout25%
Creativity25%
Overall Design25%

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New Home Design – Production Built

Excellence in Production Built Home (under 1600 sq. ft.)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Production Built Home (1601-2400 sq. ft.)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Production Built Home (2401-3400 sq. ft.)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Production Built Home (3401-4400 sq. ft.)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Production Built Kitchen Design

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovative design20%
Use of material20%
Creative use of space20%
Functionality20%

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Excellence in Production Built Bathroom Design

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovative design20%
Use of material20%
Creative use of space20%
Functionality20%

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New Home Design – Custom Built

Excellence in Custom Built Home (under 2500 sq. ft.)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Custom Built Home (2501-3500 sq. ft.)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Custom Built Home (3501-4400 sq. ft.)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Custom Built Home (4401 sq. ft. and over)

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall interior / exterior appeal25%
Use of building forms & materials25%
Creative use of space25%
Functionality of floor plan25%

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Excellence in Custom Built Kitchen Design

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovative design20%
Use of material20%
Creative use of space20%
Functionality20%

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Excellence in Custom Built Bathroom Design

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovative design20%
Use of material20%
Creative use of space20%
Functionality20%

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On-Site Sales Presentation

Excellence in Interior Decorating – Model Home / Suite

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This category may be entered by any builder that has an active site for the 2016 year. The model does not have to be a new model home. Use of finishes, furnishings, window treatments and accessories used to highlight features of the model home, in relation to the target market. All upgrades as shown are to be included in price.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.

Judges will be visiting your site on Thursday, March 23 between 9 am and 5 pm;
make sure someone is there.
Closer to the date we will give you a more specific time slot.

Use of finishes20%
Furnishings20%
Window treatments20%
Accessories20%
Overall appeal20%

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Excellence in New Homes Sales Office – Small Volume

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Introduced in 2007, these awards recognize two separate builders based on volume of units produced. Small Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 60 units or less. Large Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 61 or more.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.

Judges will be visiting your site on Thursday, March 23 between 9 am and 5 pm;
make sure someone is there.
Closer to the date we will give you a more specific time slot.

Product display and information20%
Directional signage20%
Functionality / traffic flow20%
Brand identity20%
Overall presentation20%

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Excellence in New Homes Sales Office – Large Volume

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Introduced in 2007, these awards recognize two separate builders based on volume of units produced. Small Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 60 units or less. Large Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 61 or more.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.

Judges will be visiting your site on Thursday, March 23 between 9 am and 5 pm;
make sure someone is there.
Closer to the date we will give you a more specific time slot.

Product display and information20%
Directional signage20%
Functionality / traffic flow20%
Brand identity20%
Overall presentation20%

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Member Awards

Salesperson of the Year

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This is awarded to an individual who excelled in performance and professionalism and made a meaningful contribution to the performance of the organization as a whole. Exemplary sales success, personal conduct, civic activity and industry involvement are critical aspects of consideration.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Presentation / appearance20%
Knowledge of product / site20%
Attitude20%
Sales success20%
Civic / industry involvement20%

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Outstanding Trade

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Awarded to a trade member (or employed by member) for outstanding corporate and/or individual attitude, cooperation, and service to associates and the industry as a whole. Consistency in quality, craftsmanship, and competence are all hallmarks of award-winning trades.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Product quality25%
Craftsmanship25%
Competitiveness25%
Overall service25%

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Outstanding Supplier or Manufacturer

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This is awarded to a supplier or manufacturer for their ongoing individual or corporate commitment to supporting channel partners. Key performance factors such as product quality, delivery, reliability, integrity, continuous improvement, product price and overall customer relations are evaluated.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Product quality25%
Reliability and integrity25%
Competitiveness25%
Overall service25%

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Excellence in Technical Innovation

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This award recognizes a builder member that has integrated new and innovative technology, modified or improved an existing technical process, or developed an innovative production technique. Contributions towards capital returns, product differentiation, customer satisfaction, and overall excellence are key metrics.

The written submission should outline how a new and innovative technology was integrated, OR how an existing technical process was modified or improved, OR how an innovative production technique was developed and used. Contributions towards capital returns, product differentiation, customer satisfaction, and overall excellence should be addressed.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Capital returns20%
Product differentiation20%
Brand differentiation20%
Customer satisfaction20%
Operational impact20%

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Online Excellence

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This award recognizes a member company for fundamental achievements with their online resource. Critical design elements illustrate how the combination of technology, content and graphics have yielded an online destination that is pleasing to the eye, well organized, logical, easy to navigate, and highly functional.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Visual appeal20%
Depth of content20%
Functionality20%
Navigation20%
Overall utility20%

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Excellence in Training and Development

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This is awarded to the member organization that achieves enterprise-wide success through employee training and development. They show that they excel at building and retaining talent, and are supported by the organization’s leaders who foster a thorough learning culture.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Talent retention20%
Skills improvement20%
Financial support20%
Mentoring20%
Employee advancement20%

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Excellence in Workplace Safety

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This award recognizes the achievements of builders and trades who, through strong commitment to worker safety and health, have developed and implemented high quality construction safety programs.

The written submission should outline critical success factors in workplace safety programs. Detail what, if any, extraordinary steps are taken to ensure safety and well-being of employees.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Prevalence20%
Enforcement20%
Employee incentive20%
Historical performance20%
Innovativeness20%

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Product of the Year

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

New product trends, technical competence, quality of workmanship, price competitiveness, innovative, addresses market need, overall appeal.

The written submission should outline why you believe your product is deserving of the 2016 Product of the Year Award.

This category can only be entered by Non-Builder members.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.
Overall appeal20%
Innovation20%
Quality of workmanship20%
Price competitiveness20%
Addresses market needs20%

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Outstanding Achievement Awards

Community of the Year

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

The Community of the Year Award is bestowed upon the builder whose project combines the best overall products, site, advertising, promotion, on-site presentation and architectural design. Judges will grade the entries in various different categories and the cumulative total score will be used to determine the Community of the Year.

The written submission should include an outline of why you believe your community is deserving of the Community of the Year Award, including information on the entire community (open spaces, recreation areas, site plan, logo, innovative streetscapes, etc.).

Note: DRHBA reserves the right to perform a project audit for finalists in this category.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.

Judges will be visiting your site on Thursday, March 23 between 9 am and 5 pm;
make sure someone is there.
Closer to the date we will give you a more specific time slot.

Product designs and appeal20%
Signage20%
Advertising and marketing20%
Site plan20%
Sales success20%

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Green Builder of the Year

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

This award highlights the Home Building Company that raises the bar for the rest of the industry through its leadership in improving the environmental, energy efficiency and overall technical image of the industry. This award will be given to the company that is pushing the limits to help the plant.

Judging Criteria:

  • Consumer education:
    • Provide examples of information you provide to purchasers and/or marketing information to attract people to you.
  • Environmentally friendly building designs and techniques:
    • Provide photographs of projects you have completed demonstrating your company’s dedication to ‘Greening’ the home building industry.
  • Leadership in advancing green building awareness:
    • Within the residential construction industry, what committees, Boards or agencies does your company participate on to improve green building awareness? Provide written examples or company ‘resume’.
  • Leading-edge waste management strategies:
    • What does your company do to reduce, reuse or recycle?
  • Community service:x
    • Provide written details of involvement or enhancement in greening your communities.
  • Support of industry
    • Raising the awareness of the industry, promotion of the association, volunteer participation. Provide written details/examples.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.

Judges will be visiting your site on Thursday, March 23 between 9 am and 5 pm;
make sure someone is there.
Closer to the date we will give you a more specific time slot.

Consumer education17%
Environmentally friendly building designs and techniques17%
Leadership in advancing green building awareness17%
Leading-edge waste management strategies17%
Community Service16%
Support of industry16%

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Builder of the Year – Small Volume

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Introduced in 2007, these awards recognize two separate builders based on volume of units produced. Small Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 60 units or less. Large Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 61 or more.

Judging Criteria:

  • Advertising & marketing
  • Product designs and appeal
  • Community involvement
    • Provide written details of involvement or enhancement
  • Support of industry
    • Raising the awareness of the industry, promotion of the association, volunteer participation. Provide written details/examples.
  • Sales success

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.

Judges will be visiting your site on Thursday, March 23 between 9 am and 5 pm;
make sure someone is there.
Closer to the date we will give you a more specific time slot.

Advertising and marketing20%
Product designs and appeal20%
Community involvement20%
Support of industry20%
Sales success20%

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Builder of the Year – Large Volume

Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Introduced in 2007, these awards recognize two separate builders based on volume of units produced. Small Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 60 units or less. Large Volume builders will produce an annual unit volume of 61 or more.

Judging Criteria:

  • Advertising & marketing
  • Product designs and appeal
  • Community involvement
    • Provide written details of involvement or enhancement
  • Support of industry
    • Raising the awareness of the industry, promotion of the association, volunteer participation. Provide written details/examples.
  • Sales success

The 2017 Awards of Excellence pertain to projects launched or ongoing in the 2016 calendar year. However, the project does not have to remain on the market at the time that the Awards package submissions are due. Builders, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers, trade contractors and any other DRHBA member are eligible to submit applications for the Awards of Excellence pursuant to the following eligibility requirements:

  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA as of December 31, 2016 in order to submit an application.
  1. The applicant must be a member in good standing of the DRHBA on the night of the Awards of Excellence in order to receive an award.
  1. All entries must be for projects active between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
  1. All projects must be located in the Durham Region.

Judges will be visiting your site on Thursday, March 23 between 9 am and 5 pm;
make sure someone is there.
Closer to the date we will give you a more specific time slot.

Advertising and marketing20%
Product designs and appeal20%
Community involvement20%
Support of industry20%
Sales success20%

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