October 5, 2012
Minto crowned home builder of the year by OHBA
The Minto Group captured top honours when it was named 2012 Ontario Home Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) recently.
“We are honoured to be receiving this recognition from our industry peers,” said Minto chief executive officer Roger Greenberg.
“It confirms that our commitment to lifestyle, innovation, design and sustainability translate into quality and value for our customers, and inspires us to continue creating healthy, vibrant communities for inspired living.”
The Greater Toronto Area/Ottawa-based builder excels in its pursuit of energy efficient, innovative building practices and creative approaches to sales and marketing.
The OHBA said judges were impressed with Minto’s support of post-secondary education in the province, including over $1 million donated to the University of Waterloo Faculty of Environment and $2.5 million donated to the University of Ottawa athletics.
The Minto Foundation donates to over 200 charities each year and the company facilitates employee volunteerism through paid volunteer leaves and matching employee pledges to various causes.
The coveted award is presented to the company that demonstrates the highest levels of performance based on stringent judging criteria in the areas of sales and marketing excellence, unique floor plan design, community service, support of the industry and its ability to adapt to changing needs.
Each year the OHBA association presents awards in 34 categories, which honour innovation and excellence in the areas of design, sales and marketing.
In the architectural design category, Minto also won Most Outstanding High or Mid Rise Condo Suite (up to 800 square feet) for 88 Sheppard’s “Bamboo Suite” in Toronto.
SigNature Communities won Most Outstanding High or Mid-Rise Condo Suite (800 sq.ft. and Over) for Tao Boutique Condos on Bayview - “Sunset” in Richmond Hill, with credit to Graziani & Corazza Architects.
Empire Communities won the architectural design for Most Outstanding Highrise Building for “rain Condos” in Oakville, with credit to Graziani & Corazza Architects.
Queenscorp Group won Most Outstanding Mid-Rise Building for “Watermark” in Toronto.
The Project of the Year – Low Rise went to Aspen Ridge Homes for “King Oaks” in King City with credit to Suriano Design Consultants Inc. and Mike Niven Interior Design.
Lindvest Properties Ltd. won Project of the Year - High or Mid-Rise for “B.street Condos” in Toronto with credit to Hariri Pontarini Architects; Cecconi Simone Inc.; L.A. Inc.; and The Communications Group.
Other categories include Home Renovation, Room Design, Project Image and Advertising and One-Site Sales Presentation.
For a complete list of winners, visit www.ohba.ca.
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