December 13 - BILD reveals Associate Awards winners

December 13, 2010

BILD reveals Associate Awards winners

Greater Toronto, December 13, 2010 - The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced the recipients of the 2010 Associate Awards at its Annual General Meeting on December 8, 2010.

The Associate Awards were created in 2004 to recognize BILD's associate members for quality, service, professionalism, leadership and innovation when working together with a builder or renovator on delivering a new home or renovation project. Each year, the Association recognizes the best of the GTA in three distinct categories, including Service/Professional, Trade Contractor and Manufacturer / Supplier of the Year.

The 2010 Service/Professional of the Year award was presented to Myles Burke Architectural Models for delivering premium quality scale models for architects, engineers, and real estate development.

"No one in the industry gives the service that this organization gives its clients. They never let me down and are always there at any time to assist if there is any problem," wrote one client, describing the company as quick, effective and professional. "Always willing to accommodate and make sure things are done right.  Proud to be associated with them and would recommend them to anyone who needs their type of services."

Martino Contractors Ltd. was crowned 2010 Trade Contractor of the Year. The company specializes in heating and air conditioning systems, as well as indoor air quality products.  Clients universally praised Martino Contractors for the quality of work, with one client pointing out his 20-year-old relationship with the company.

"They are committed to being innovative and lead their industry in implementing green solutions along with making their products and services very user friendly," wrote another client. "They lead the industry in providing the homeowner with increased warranties and after-closing guidance to the new homeowners."

The final award was picked up by Tamarack Lumber as the 2010 Manufacturer / Supplier of the Year. The company specializes in working with builders and renovators, and have been in business long enough to establish a solid reputation among some of the GTA's finest.

"Tamarack has been supplying our company with lumber and other services within their organization for over 25 years and we are proud to have them with us," wrote a long-time customer. "They are a great asset to us and we wish them the best of luck!"

"The best thing about these Awards is that the companies are judged by their customers," said BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis. "When the customer is happy, you know you've got yourself a winner and I am proud to say that all three of these companies have won their clients over by excelling in their respective fields. Congratulations!"

With more than 1,300 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.

To obtain photos from the event or to schedule an interview, please contact Andrei Zaretski at or by calling 416-391-3450.