Best Builders, Renovators, Communities named
GTHBA News Release
Toronto - Cachet Estate Homes was named home builder
of the year tonight by the Greater Toronto Home Builders'
More than 900 home builders, developers, renovators
and associate members attended the 25th Anniversary
home builder awards to recognize outstanding achievement
in community planning and development, building design,
renovation and sales and marketing.
The prestigious home builder of the year award goes
to the builder who sets the standard for the rest of
the industry in terms of quality, service and customer
commitment. An independent survey of all home builder
of the year finalists is a key component of the judging
The commitment family owned and operated Cachet Estate
Homes makes to customer service was evident in homeowners'
responses to a ten question, 100 point survey covering
everything from the sales process through to after-sales
"The quality and attention to detail that this
company stands for are unparalleled," said one
Cachet purchaser. "Cachet Estate homes is a professional
organization and they seem to care about their customers,"
remarked another. "Cachet builds what it promises
and we get many compliments on the unique floorplan
and truly substantial standard finishes," commented
a third home buyer.
Cachet Estate Homes is one of the top 20 single family
home builders in the Greater Toronto Area and is currently
building in Halton Hills, Mississauga, Brampton and
In other categories Waterclub Condominiums by Kolter
Property Corporation garnered the award for community
of the year with advertising agency LA Inc. and Kirkor
Architects and Planners. Waterclub, located on Toronto's
waterfront, encompasses more than 1,000 units in three
towers, a two-tiered cascading waterfall and lit colonade-style
walkways leading to retail stores.
The retrofit of the Irwin toy factory in Liberty Village
by Lanterra Developments with Montana Steele Advertising,
II by IV Design Associates and Quadrangle Architects
earned a whopping seven awards for Toy Factory Lofts
for project of the year (condominium), best direct mail
-condominium, best newspaper ad - condominium, best
website condominium, best marketing campaign, best condominium
sales office - over 1,800 sq. feet and best model suite
and an additional award with H&R Developments for
Murano Condominiums for best project signage - condominium.
The project of the year (low-rise) was bestowed upon
Tribute Communities' Windfields Farm project in Oshawa
with advertising agency Guidelines Advertising and architects
Cassidy & Company, MBTW - Landscape Architecture
and Watchorn Architect Inc. - Design Control. Created
by horseracing icon E.P. Taylor in 1950, Windfields
Farm, best know as the birthplace of Canada's equine
star Northern Dancer, is an innovative site plan with
enclaves, cul-de-sacs, roundabouts, a network of parks,
seven schools and a university within its 400 acres.
Jim Andrews was the recipient of the Riley Brethour
award for outstanding and consistent professional achievement
in residential sales and marketing over 18 years in
the home building industry with the Kaneff Group of
Companies, condominium builder Canderel-Stoneridge and
most recently Fieldgate Homes.
The GTHBA in conjunction with Renovation and Décor
magazine also named Toronto's best renovators as part
of the evening's awards.
Premier Kitchen and Bath was named renovator of the
year. 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
In other renovation categories D.O. Construction was
awarded best renovation under $75,000, Home Editions
Design/Build Ltd garnered two awards for best renovation
$75,000 - $150,000 and best renovation $150,000 - $300,000,
Woodcastle Construction Ltd won best renovation over
$300,000 and Whitehall Homes & Construction Ltd
garnered the award for best custom home.
With more than 1,300 members, the GTHBA is the voice
of the residential construction industry in the Greater
Toronto Area. Established in 1921, the association is
comprised of land developers, home builders, professional
renovation contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service,
professional and financial firms. We are proudly affiliated
with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations.