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The achievements of Canada’s leading home builders, renovators and developers were recognized at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s (CHBA) National SAM Awards. The CHBA National SAM Awards honour outstanding achievement by home builders, renovators and developers, and by their marketing teams.

“Each of these CHBA National SAM Award winners is outstanding,” CHBA President Bard Golightly said. “I congratulate all the winners and commend their tremendous accomplishments.”

Albi Homes of Calgary, Alberta won the prestigious Grand SAM Award. The firm had won the Grand SAM in 2012. This prestigious award is presented annually to a CHBA builder member for combined excellence in both the building and marketing of new homes. Albi Homes was a finalist in seven separate categories in new homes and marketing.

The CHBA National SAM Awards is the country’s premier competition for new homes, home renovations, community development, marketing and sales. An independent panel of judges selected from across Canada presided over the competition.

The CHBA National SAM Awards – Recognizing Canadian Housing Excellence was a highlight of the CHBA’s 72nd National Conference. The CHBA is the national voice of the residential construction industry, representing more than 8,500 member firms across the country. Membership comprises home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders and other professionals in the housing sector.

From CNW Newswire
See also: Calgary Sun and Peterborough Examiner
Photo: Albi Homes

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Congratulations to Reid’s Heritage Homes, Ontario Home Builder of the Year! Reid’s has been a customer of NEWSTAR and Constellation since 1997!

Presented annually by the Ontario Home Builders Association, the award goes to the new-home-building company that demonstrates the highest levels of performance, creativity and ingenuity based on judging criteria in the areas of sales and marketing excellence, floor plan design, community service, support of the industry and its ability to adapt to changing needs. Reid’s edged out Tridel and defending champ Minto, both of whom were finalists for the prestigious honour.

Reid's Heritage Homes - Ontario Home Builder of the Year 2013

Based in Puslinch Township near Guelph, Reid’s constructed the first LEED (and LEED Platinum) home in Canada, as well as the first Built Green home in Ontario. Over the next five years, the company will be among five selected home builders participating in a national Net-Zero Energy home building project with National Resources Canada and Owens Corning.

Congratulations again to Reid’s Heritage Homes!

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BILD Race for Humanity 2013 - Toronto Star, In2ition Realty, Habitat for Humanity, BILD GTA

On July 18, 2013, a record 27 teams of builders, developers, renovators, and service professionals took to the streets of Toronto, facing off against each other in the fourth annual Race for Humanity!

Constellation fielded two teams: in the green corner, the “Data Devourers” analyzed clues like no other team could; and in the blue corner, the “Warranty Warriors” followed their directions meticulously so there would be no mistakes.

Presented by In2ition Realty and the Toronto Star, this Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt saw our teams criss-crossing the downtown core in search of their next challenge. All proceeds support Habitat for Humanity Toronto on behalf of the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s (BILD) 1,400 members.

Teams danced the “Gangnam Style” and got in touch with their inner-Rice-Krispy-builder by creating miniature developments out of sweets. A speed-hammering contest, five-legged race, tug-of-war, and agame of “Guess Who” featuring the BILD Board of Directors added to the team building and tested their industry knowledge. Here’s a collage of the day’s activities.

Empire Communities Wins the 2013 Race for Humanity presented by BILD and Habitat for Humanity and the Toronto Star

The race ended at BILD’s annual Charity BBQ, where Empire Communities was crowned champions for the second year in a row! They had better watch out for Constellation teams in 2014! A big, humble congratulations to Empire Communities: “Empire Strikes Back” indeed.

Since 2003, BILD has raised more than $535,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

Follow along with the action using the hashtag #BILDR4H2013 on Twitter and Instagram for more photos of the day’s events. Check out our teams from last year too!

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