Apr. 20, 2004 - Toronto’s best renovators named for 2004

January 17, 2005

April 20, 2004

Toronto’s best renovators named for 2004
2004 GTHBA Renovation Awards Winners

TORONTO – Carick Home Improvements was named renovator of the year at an awards ceremony held last night by the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association.

The coveted award goes to the company whose leadership helps raise the standard for all renovators and whose efforts improve the public image of renovators in the Greater Toronto Area. The award reflects how well the renovator performed as a professional, meeting the needs and expectations of customers while contributing to the industry.

An independent survey of clients for all renovator of the year finalists was a key component of the judging process. Testimonials highlighted the commitment Carick Home Improvements makes to meeting expectations. Client remarks ranged from “This is as good as I've seen,” to “Final price matched estimate right down to the dollar except for the few things we upgraded,” and, “So clean, so neat, so polite - it was just wonderful.”

In other categories, Northern Edge Construction garnered the award for best renovation over $300,000 for extensive renovation to a 1960’s home in the Lawrence-Bayview area starting to show its age.

Over 800 square feet of new living space was added including a new master ensuite, many of the existing rooms were remodeled and updated and the basement floor was lowered to create a media room and play area.

For the second consecutive year, Home Editions Design Build was the recipient of the award for best renovation between $150,000 and $300,000 for a 275 square foot addition to the kitchen of a home in Lawrence Park.

The homeowners wanted an addition that included a New England style covered veranda and a kitchen that would be the hub of entertaining and family activity.

Best renovation between $75,000 and $150,000 was awarded to Jackson and Associates for an elegant master bedroom and bathroom upgrade in North York.

New closets and a full entertainment centre were built into the bedroom. The door was moved to create a better layout in the bathroom. New cabinets, shower and a whirlpool bath complete the renovation.

A new front porch earned Walder and McSweeney Contracting the award for best renovation under $75,000.

The client wanted to enhance curb appeal and create a new exterior living space that fit in with the character of the Beach neighbourhood. A distinctive barrel-vault ceiling over the front door highlights the brick arch and allows unobstructed views from the second floor windows.

Windemere Custom Homes took the award for best custom home with an old world style home featuring large living spaces. Reclaimed wood and natural stone are complemented by soft colours throughout.

The home renovation and custom building awards were sponsored by Renovation and Décor magazine.

Note to editors: Photos of the winning projects are available on request.

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Suzanna Cohen
Director of Communications
Stephen Dupuis
Executive Vice President