Winners of the 2021 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence announced

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) announced the winners of the 2021 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, a competition that recognizes excellence in new homes, renovations, community development, and residential marketing.

“The residential construction industry, like most industries in Canada, has had a tumultuous year. But despite the unknowns and challenges with lumber and other building materials, and labour shortages, our members continued to build and renovate the homes that Canadians need, and to develop communities they want to live in,” said CHBA CEO Kevin Lee.

The Overlook by Frame Custom Homes

Frame Custom Homes from Kelowna, BC was the winner of the Design Excellence Award for their cumulative results in the new home and new home spaces categories. They were also the winner in the ‘Best Detached Custom Home 4,001 to 5,000 square feet’ and ‘Best Detached Custom Home over 5,000 square feet’ categories.

Embracing Change by Twin Lions Contracting

The Renovation Excellence Award for best overall performance in the home renovation categories was awarded to Twin Lions Contracting Ltd. from North Vancouver, BC. In addition to taking home the big trophy, they won in the following categories: ‘Best Whole Home Renovation – over $800,000,’ ‘Best Kitchen Renovation – $70,000 to $100,000,’ and ‘Best Renovated Detail.’

The Marketing Excellence Award for overall success in marketing categories went to Acorn Developments in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to many nods as finalists, Acorn Developments and their marketing company Gladstone Media also took home the marketing awards for ‘Best Branding and Identity’ and ‘Best Long Video’ and Acorn Developments won for ‘Best Interior Decorating (Model/Show Home)’ with GCB Interior Architecture Inc.

Acorn Developments Best Long Video

Other significant winners include Grandeur Housing (Winkler, MB) who won the Modular Innovation Award, and Hasler Homes Ltd. (North Vancouver, BC) for the Net Zero Home Award. Both of the community development awards were given to Edmonton companies: Canada Lands Company won for their new community “Village and Griesbach” and Brookfield Residential won for their growing community “Chappelle Gardens.”

The full list of winners include:


Best Signage 

Acorn Developments and Gladstone MediaTorontoON: “Lookout on the Knoll  

Best Brochure/Kit 

Kylemore Homes Ltd., MarkhamON: “Angus Glen South Village
with The Brand Factory  

Best Website 

Gilbert + Burke Associates Ltd., LindsayON: “2020 Website 

Best Digital Advertising Campaign 

Eden Oak Homes and Madhouse Advertising Inc.Town of Blue MountainsON: “Trailshead
with LightCACHE, RN Design Ltd, and Spectrum Realty Services Inc., Brokerage 

Best Organic Social Campaign 

Empire Communities, TorontoON: “Empire Home Reimagined 

Best Print Ad 

Kylemore Homes Ltd., MarkhamON: “Angus Glen South Village
with The Brand Factory 

Best Sales Office 

Branthaven Homes, BurlingtonON: “Community Crafted Towns

Best Short Video 

Brookfield Residential, EdmontonAB: “#StayHome 

Best Long Video 

Acorn Developments, TorontoON: “Hometown NetZero Ready
with Gladstone Media  

Best Interior Decorating (Model/Show Home) 

Acorn Developments, TorontoON: “Limerick Point
with GCB Interior Architecture Inc.  

Best Renderings 

Concert Properties Ltd.VancouverBC: “TESORO 

Best Branding and Identity 

Acorn DevelopmentsTorontoON: “Lookout on the Knoll
with Gladstone Media  

Best Virtual Tour Experience 

with Pureblink, Thomas Pearce Interior Design, Consulting Inc., SvN Architects +     Planners, and The Brand Factory


Best Kitchen Renovation – under $70,000 

Ultimate RenovationsCalgaryAB: “Marda Loop Kitchen Transformation 

Best Kitchen Renovation – $70,000 to $100,000 

Twin Lions Contracting Ltd.North VancouverBC: “80’s Makeover
with TLG Millwerks Ltd  

Best Kitchen Renovation – Over $100,000 

Vision Pacific Contracting Ltd.WhistlerBC: “White Gold Revival 

Best Bathroom Renovation 

Reborn RenovationsCalgaryAB: “Modern Makeover 

Best Exterior Renovation 

Ultimate RenovationsCalgaryAB: “The Roxanne 

Best Renovated Space 

Ultimate RenovationsCalgaryAB: “Fast Cars, Whiskey, and Rock & Roll Basement 

Best Renovated Detail 

Twin Lions Contracting Ltd.North VancouverBC: “Embracing Change – EV Carport 

Best Whole Home Renovation – under $200,000 

Enzo Design Build Inc.West VancouverBC: “The Aquarius 

Best Whole Home Renovation – $200,000 to $400,000 

Worton HomesPuslinchON: “Clean Slate
with Barber Glass, Ceramic Decor Centre, Patene Building Supplies, Core Electric, CentreStaged, RONA, Cooper Admin & Consulting, and Emco  

Best Whole Home Renovation – $400,001 to $600,000 

Creek Stone Fine HomesOkotoksAB: “Mercier Residence 

Best Whole Home Renovation – $600,001 to $800,000 

Amsted DesignBuildOttawaON: “MUSKOKA Makeover
with Stylehaus Interiors 

Best Whole Home Renovation – over $800,000 

Twin Lions Contracting Ltd.North VancouverBC: “Making New Memories
with TLG Millwerks Ltd  


Best Attached Low-Rise Home under 1,500 square feet 

SookePoint Ocean Cottages/LandusSookeBC: “SookePoint Ocean Cottages 

Best Attached Low-Rise Home 1,500 square feet and over 

Boffo PropertiesVancouverBC: “Edgemont Walk 

Best Mid-to High-Rise Building (Completed) 

The Tricar GroupLondonON: “Azure  

Best Mid-to High-Rise Building (Planned) 

Concert Properties Ltd.VancouverBC: “TESORO 

Best Detached Production Bungalow 

Trico HomesCalgaryAB: “The Wynwood 

Best Detached Production Home Under 1,800 square feet 

SookePoint Ocean Cottages/LandusSookeBC: “SookePoint Single Family Home  

Best Detached Production Home 1,800 to 2,100 square feet 

Deanmark DevelopmentsCalgaryAB: “Tristan House  

Best Detached Production Home 2,101 to 2,400 square feet 

Accent InfillsEdmontonAB: “The Capital 

Best Detached Production Home 2,401 to 2,800 square feet 

North Pointe Homes Ltd.EdmontonAB: “The Aurora  

Best Detached Production Home Over 2,800 square feet 

Minto Communities Inc.OttawaON: “The Bohemian
with Tanya Collins Design  

Best Detached Custom Home Under 2,000 square feet 

Maric HomesWinnipegMB: “Urban Contemporary  

Best Detached Custom Home 2,000 to 3,000 square feet 

Reid Developments Ltd.CoquitlamBC: “Monarch
with Peter Rose Architecture + Interiors Inc. 

Best Detached Custom Home 3,001 to 4,000 square feet 

Barrett Group Custom BuildersNorth VancouverBC: “All Decked Out 

Best Detached Custom Home 4,001 to 5,000 square feet 

Frame Custom HomesKelownaBC: “The Overlook  

Best Detached Custom Home Over 5,000 square feet 

Frame Custom Homes, KelownaBC: “Lakeside Haven 

Best Entry-Level Home Affordability Award 

Douglas Homes Ltd.CalgaryAB: “Glasgow 


Best Production Kitchen Under 175 square feet 

eQ HomesOttawaON: “The Oliver Kitchen
with West of Main and The Cabinet Connection   

Best Production Kitchen 175 square feet and over 

Brookfield ResidentialCalgaryAB: “The Lucca in Cranston’s Riverstone 

Best Custom Kitchen Under 230 square feet 

Wastell HomesLondonON: “Magnolia Dream Home Kitchen 

Best Custom Kitchen 230 square feet and over 

Morley Mountain HomesNelsonBC: “The SANZ Project 

Best Bathroom under 130 square feet 

OakWoodOttawaON: “Aniq (Elegant) Beauty 

Best Bathroom 130 square feet and over 

Vicky’s HomesEdmontonAB: “Vytal  

Best Primary Suite 

Novak Contracting & Construction Ltd.SurreyBC: “Outside In 

Best Home Office 

Gordon Weima Design BuilderOttawaON: “Design Build Office  


Grandeur HousingWinklerMB: “Humble Perfection
with Sun Ridge Residential 


Hasler Homes Ltd.North VancouverBC: “Linda Vista  


Best New Community Award 

Canada Lands CompanyEdmontonAB: “Village at Griesbach
with Consumer Strategies Group 

Best Growing Community Award 

Brookfield ResidentialEdmontonAB: “Chappelle Gardens 

The Marketing Excellence Award

Acorn Developments, Toronto, ON  

Renovation Excellence Award 

Twin Lions Contracting Ltd., North Vancouver, BC 

The Design Excellence Award 

Frame Custom Homes, Kelowna, BC 

View the 2021 Finalists Gallery

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