May 2 - Tridel trifecta: DelZotto brothers honoured with BILD Lifetime Achievement Award
May 2, 2011
Tridel trifecta: DelZotto brothers honoured with BILD Lifetime Achievement Award
TORONTO, May 2 - The DelZotto family at the helm of Tridel has devoted more than eight decades to building homes across the GTA. For that and so much more, the DelZotto brothers Angelo, Elvio and Leo were honoured with the prestigious BILD Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st annual BILD Awards.
"We are so complimented to receive this very special award," said Leo DelZotto, who was flanked by his brothers on stage after accepting the award in front of nearly 1,000 professionals in the industry.
The patriarch, Jack DelZotto, was a stonemason who came to Canada from Italy in 1927. After a few years in northern Ontario, he moved to Toronto and started crafting single-family homes. By the 1950s, Tridel was formed and Jack's three sons had joined him in the business and became involved in developing housing subdivisions and small apartment buildings.
In 1961, the company built its first apartment complex featuring twin towers with 520 units and a recreation centre with a pool, fountains and landscaped grounds. It marked the beginning of a new era in luxury condominium living and remains the hallmark of Tridel's building philosophy today.
Leo and his brothers credit their father with instilling the values of integrity, quality and customer service in every one of the 70,000 homes the company has built across the GTA. Tridel has been a regular finalist and past winner of BILD Home Builder of the Year award and practically owns BILD's Green Builder of the Year Award, winning it four years out of the five since its inception.
"This is an award that has been more than 80 years and 70,000 units in the making and this is truly a lifetime of achievement," said BILD Chair Paul Golini Jr.
Throughout the night, BILD's social media team documented the event's proceedings with live updates via Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and BILD's official online blog. For a complete list of recipients, as well as winners from previous years, visit www.bildawards.com.
With more than 1,350 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.