CHBA NAMES FINALISTS FOR NATIONAL SAM AWARDS

image001OTTAWA – December 10, 2002 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2002 National SAM Awards, presented by American Standard.

The National SAM Awards celebrate excellence in new homes and renovation design, innovative technology and construction techniques, outstanding presentation, marketing and sales activities across Canada.

Twenty-one National SAM Awards will be presented at the CHBA’s National Conference on February 24, 2003 in London, Ontario. CHBA President Greg Christenson said that winning a National SAM is a real honour and distinction.

“To be named a SAM finalist and to receive recognition from your colleagues is a tremendous achievement, and it is something to be extremely proud of. The caliber of entries received from across Canada was exceedingly high this year,” said Mr. Christenson.

National SAM Awards are offered in the following categories (number of awards in category): New Home Awards (8), Home Renovation Awards (4), Marketing Awards (6), Home Parade Award (1), the Grand SAM Award (1) and the American Standard Award of Sales Excellence. The Grand SAM is presented to the CHBA builder member whose single project combines the best aspects of professional marketing, advertising, promotion, site-merchandising and sales presentation.

A listing of all of the National SAM Award finalists and breakdown of individual categories is attached.

About the Canadian Home Builders’ Association
The Canadian Home Builder’s Association (CHBA) is the voice of the residential construction industry in Canada representing more than 6,000 member firms across Canada. Membership comprises new home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders and other professionals in the housing sector.

For more information:

Michael S. Gough
(613) 230-3060
gough@chba.ca

FINALISTS FOR THE 2002 NATIONAL SAM AWARDS
– PRESENTED BY NATIONAL STANDARD –

NEW HOME AWARDS ( PRODUCTION HOMES) – SINGLE DETACHED HOME UNDER 1,500 SQUARE FEET

Coventry Homes Inc., Edmonton, AB “The Cedaridge”
Douglas Homes Ltd., Chestermere, AB “Tallahassee”
Excel Homes Inc., Calgary, AB “The Kingston, Royal Crest of Royal Oak”
Greer Homes, Inc., Lethbridge, AB “The Lloydwright”
Reid’s Heritage Group, Cambridge, ON “Southaven, The Palmerston”

NEW HOME AWARDS (PRODUCTION HOMES) – SINGLE DETACHED HOME BETWEEN 1,500 TO 2,200 SQUARE FEET

Coventry Homes, Inc., Edmonton, AB “The Triumph”
Excel Homes Inc., Calgary, AB “The Lexington, Royal Crest of Royal Oak
Greenboro Estate Homes, Calgary, AB “Prada”
Parklane Homes, Coquitlam, BC “Heritage Woods – Aspenridge – Blackcombe Model”
Rawlings Homes, London, ON “The Drayton”

NEW HOME AWARDS (PRODUCTION HOMES) – SINGLE DETACHED HOME OVER 2,200 SQUARE FEET

Albi Homes Ltd., Calgary, AB “The Estates of Egin Village – The Verona”
Cardel Custom Homes, Calgary, AB “The Timber Lodge”
Holitzner Homes, Stittsville, ON “Waterview – Hawthorne Model”
Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB “The Munroe 5”
Parklane Homes, Coquitlam, BC “Heritage Woods – The Stoneway at Stoneridge”

NEW HOME AWARDS ( CUSTOM HOMES) – SINGLE DETACHED HOME UNDER 1,500 SQUARE FEET

Rawlings Homes, London, ON “The Anchorage”

NEW HOME AWARDS (CUSTOM HOMES) – SINGLE DETACHED HOME BETWEEN 1,500 TO 2,200 SQUARE FEET

Coventry Homes Inc., Edmonton, AB “The Kirl Residence”
K & P Contracting Ltd., St. John’s NF, “Lot 1, Country Gardens”
Redwood Homes, Collingwood, ON
Schuit Homes Inc., Dundas, ON “Borzas Residence”
Thistlewood Timber Frame Homes, Markdale, ON “Serenity Ridge”

NEW HOME AWARDS (CUSTOM HOMES) – SINGLE DETACHED HOME OVER 2,200 SQUARE FEET

British Pacific Enterprises Limited, Vancouver, BC “Homesite #54, West Coast Collection”
Morrison Mountain Homes, Calgary, AB “The Mistaya”
Procura Real Estate Services Limited, Calgary, AB “Casa Bella”
Quiniscoe Homes Ltd., Panorama, BC “Mountain Retreat”
Wisa Healthy Homes, Vancouver, BC “Acadia Healthy Home”

NEW HOME AWARDS – MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING PROJECT FOUR (4) STOREYS OR LESS

Aspen Ridge Homes, Concord, ON “Cornell”
Concert Real Estate Corporation, Vancouver, BC “Tropez at Arbutus Walk”
Josh Construction, Toronto, ON “Harcourt Mews”
Parklane Homes, Coquitlam, BC “Heritage Woods – Adventure Ridge”
Sandlewood Developments Ltd., Calgary, AB “Copperwood 1”

NEW HOME AWARDS – MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING PROJECT OVER FOUR (4) STOREYS

Concert Real Estate Corporation, Vancouver, BC “Millenio at Collingwood Village”
Huron Street Developments Ltd., Victoria, BC “Shoal Point”

HOME RENOVATION AWARDS – KITCHEN

Arcademia Group Inc., Toronto, ON “La Maison”
Hi-Mel Contracting Inc., Calgary, AB “Kinloch Kitchen”
Newcastle Homes, Calgary, AB “Jacobson Renovation”
RJR Construction Management Ltd., Vancouver, BC “Moskal/Campbell Residence”

HOME RENOVATION AWARDS – BATHROOM

Arcademia Group Inc., Toronto, ON “La Maison”

HOME RENOVATION AWARDS – ADDITION

Abbotsford Group Inc., Toronto, ON “Arts & Crafts Revival – Weston
Arcademia Group Inc., Toronto, ON “La Maison”
Lagois Drafting & Construction Inc., North Gower, ON “Wilson Addition”
Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd., Kitchener, ON “Guelph Addition”
T. Q. Construction Ltd., Burnaby, BC “Cox Residence”

HOME RENOVATION AWARDS – WHOLE HOUSE

A&H Renovations, Dartmouth, NS “M/M D. Forgeron
Chuck Mills Residential Design & Development Inc./Amsted Construction Ltd., Ottawa, ON “Scribnock Renovation”
Hi-Mel Contracting Inc., Calgary, AB “Roger’s Residence”
Scotian Homes, Enfield, NS “Said and Vivian Baydar Home”
Walder & McSweeney Contracting Ltd., Toronto, ON

MARKETING AWARDS – BEST PRINT AD

Excel Homes Inc., Calgary, AB “Royal Crest of Royal Oak”
Morrison Mountain Homes, Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Mountain Village”
Parklane Homes, Coquitlam, BC “Heritage Woods – The Estates”
Reid’s Heritage Group, Cambridge, ON
Reid’s Heritage Group, Cambridge, ON “Hearthwood Hills”

MARKETING AWARDS – BEST DIRECT MAIL PROMOTION

Eden Oak Homes, Mississauga, ON “South Unionville Gardens”
Excel Homes Inc., Calgary, AB “The Premiere Series of Royal Crest”
Reid’s Heritage Group, Cambridge, ON
Reid’s Heritage Group, Cambridge, ON “Westminster Woods”
Sandlewood Developments Ltd., Calgary, AB “Copperwood 1”

MARKETING AWARDS – BEST WEBSITE

Albi Homes Ltd. Calgary, AB
Davies Smith Developments, Toronto, ON “City Gate”
Morrison Mountain Homes, Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Mountain Village
Shane Homes Ltd., Calgary, AB
Rawlings Homes, London, ON

MARKETING AWARDS – BEST PROJECT SIGNAGE AND LOGO

Eden Oak Homes, Mississauga, ON “29tth St. Lofts”
Empire Homes, Richmond Hill, ON “Wyndfield”
Monarch Construction Limited, Toronto, ON “Stonebridge”
Parklane Homes, Coquitlam, BC “Heritage Woods”
Three Sisters Resorts Inc., Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Creek”

MARKETING AWARDS – BEST BROCHURE/KIT

Albi Homes Ltd., Calgary, AB
Davies Smith Developments, Toronto, ON “City Gate”
Eden Oak Homes, Mississauga, ON “29th St. Lofts”
Great Lands Corporation, Toronto, ON “The Monet – Water Garden Residences”
Morrison Mountain Homes, Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Mountain Village”

MARKETING AWARDS – BEST SALES OFFICE

Davies Smith Developments, Toronto, ON “City Gate”
Fieldgate Homes, Toronto, ON
Madison Homes, Downsview, ON “Greensborough”
Morrison Mountain Homes, Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Mountain Village”
Sandlewood Developments Ltd., Calgary, AB “Copperwood 1”

HOME PARADE AWARD

Excel Homes, Inc., Calgary, AB
Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association “Parade of New Homes”
Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association “R-2000 Homes Built for Living”
Three Sisters Resorts Inc., Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Creek Grand Opening Parade”

AMERICAN STANDARD AWARD OF SALES EXCELLENCE

Suzanne Bielak, Senator Homes, North York, ON
David Leatherdale, North Ridge Development Corporation, Saskatoon, SK
Dean Manyluk, Lincolnberg Communities, Edmonton, AB
Karen Moore, Schuit Homes Inc., Dundas, ON
Carolyn Watson, Empire Homes, Richmond Hill, ON

GRAND SAM AWARD

Davies Smith Developments, Toronto, ON “City Gate”
Excel Homes, Calgary, AB “Premiere Series of Royal Crest”
Morrison Mountain Homes, Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Mountain Village”
Sandlewood Developments Ltd., Calgary, AB “Copperwood 1”
Three Sisters Resorts Inc., Calgary, AB “Three Sisters Creek”