Your home deserves a pro

Home renovation is an important part of the GTA’s economic cycle, and with the affordability of new homes in a considerable decline, some people have chosen to renovate in order to improve their living space.






Renovator of the Year: A Lifetime Contractor

Greater Toronto, March 15, 2013 – A team that instills confidence while providing exceptional quality was the description most used by past clients of A Lifetime Contractor, the company named Renovator of the Year by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). The company received the coveted award on opening day of the National Home Show at the Direct…






Quality projects and professional renovators recognized

Greater Toronto, March 15, 2013 – Remodeled bathrooms, respect for heritage and retrofits for energy efficiency were some of the highlights from this year’s Renovation and Custom Home Awards, sponsored by Reno and Decor Magazine and presented by the Building Industry and Land Development Association on the opening day of the National Home Show.






It’s all happening at the National Home Show

The National Home Show is less than a week away, and with Canada Blooms once again co-locating to create North America’s largest home and garden event, RenoMark™ renovator BILD Board member Brendan Charters went on the Real Estate Talk Show this week to brag about it.






Renovation and Custom Home Awards finalists revealed

The finalists of this year’s Renovation and Custom Home Awards have been announced. UPDATE: Renovator of the Year finalists announced!






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Meet the winners of a $35,000 home renovation

For 35 weeks between March and November, we ran a contest with the Toronto Star to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their New in Homes section. Up for grabs was a prize worth $35,000 to put toward a new home or a renovation to be redeemed with a BILD member. There were 6,235 entries from readers across the GTA and beyond.






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The new look of RenoMark.ca

“The success of the RenoMark program is evident by its rapid growth over the past 11 years,” said BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey. “This program has improved consumer confidence in the renovation sector because every RenoMark renovator agrees to abide by a Code of Ethics and renovation-specific code of conduct.”






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Deadline looming for Reno Awards nominations

Submissions for BILD’s 2013 Renovation and Custom Home Building Awards are closing in on the deadline, with less than a month left to be a part of this annual event.






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RenoMark gets an official endorsement from the province

Homeowners in the GTA know what a renovation can do for their homes. Just in 2011 alone, more than $23 billion worth of home renovations were completed in Ontario. Not only did this boost homeowners’ property values, as well as the economy, it helped create 211,000 jobs in the home renovation industry, according to the Ontario government.






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Reno101

Renovating? Don’t know where to start? Why not check out Reno 101 – a free renovation-themed seminar presented by BILD, Renomark and Metro News. Join RenoMark Renovator of the Year, Paul Gallop from Men at Work General Contractors, as he goes through the initial steps of a home renovation, walking you through the vital, often misunderstood process of adding more…