April 10 - Toronto’s best renovators named for 2008

April 10, 2008

Toronto's best renovators named for 2008

April 10, 2008, Toronto- The Building Industry and Land Development Association handed out its coveted Renovation Awards yesterday, naming Superior Quality Renovations and Construction Inc as the 2008 Renovator of the Year.

    "On time like a play and he wrote the script," said one of Superior's satisfied home owners in response to BILD's independent survey of all clients of the finalists.  Testimonials highlighted the commitment Superior Quality Renovations and Construction makes to detail and quality for their clients.  Those who used their services raved about exceeding expectations and every one would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family. 

    The prestigious award goes to the company whose professionalism 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 in meeting the needs and expectations of customers while contributing to the association and the industry. 

    In other categories, RS Homes/LSI Engineering took the award for best custom home with a sprawling Chateau in Aurora.  This open concept home features two circular staircases, handcrafted cherry and walnut hardwood flooring, and natural stone, inside and out crested in aged colour copper.  

     Windemere Custom Homes garnered the award for best renovation over $300,000 for a cozy and luxurious abode designed to fit relaxed family living.  With an elegant living and dining area, a country kitchen, and a look through to the family room, this home was designed to entertain and suit a tight-knit family.

    For best renovation from $150,000-$300,000, Carick Home Improvements was awarded for their work on transforming a post war-time home to create a spacious floor plan, and updated living spaces.  New life and style was given to the exterior of the home by adding arch dormers, a new portico with classic columns and a sophisticated front door.

    Carick was also awarded best renovation under $75,000 for a chic use of space and transforming an existing floor plan to an open, contemporary look.  This environmentally friendly project used L.E.D. pot lights, recycled hardwood floors and lighting fixtures, reusing interior doors and track system as well as environmentally friendly paint.

    Best renovation $75,000 - $150,000 was awarded to DreamBuilders Ltd who were contracted by homeowners to design and construct a kitchen addition and interior renovations. A cathedral ceiling with strategically located windows and doors helped to bring in natural light and open concept into both the existing and addition of the home.

    Homeowners will have an opportunity to view all project display boards submitted in the competition at Destination Renovation, presented by BILD, during the last weekend of the National Home Show, running today until April 13, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, or at the Fall Home Show, September 18-21, 2008 at the Better Living Centre.
The home renovation and custom building awards are sponsored by Reno and Décor magazine.

    With more than 1,500 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario is the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area. BILD is proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.