Things are looking good in our ‘economic hotspot’

As seen today in the Metro News. It was so cold in Banff, Alberta during the annual conference of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association held there last week that the ski resorts shut down twice, so it’s a good thing I wasn’t there for a holiday.  I was there for all the Council and Committee meetings, particularly the Economic Research…






RenoMark Renovator Profile: Eurodale Developments

Jim Cunningham and Brendan Charters started Eurodale in 2003 after operating a large firm in Ottawa together. Eurodale specializes in unique and well-planned additions, renovations and custom homes while providing a full range of services from design to complete construction. Having earned the title of BILD Renovator of the Year, there’s no question that these guys excel at what they do. What…






Review of the 2011 National Home Show

The 2011 National Home Show was a great success! The Direct Energy Centre was packed with more than 700 vendors from different home and garden backgrounds, showing off their products and projects to thousands of people. In addition to huge displays of hot tubs, solar panels, flooring samples and heating units, this year’s National Home Show also had some bigger…






Empire Communities “picks-up” CHBA Marketing Excellence Award

One of our very own took home a National SAM Award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association conference last week.  BILD Chair Paul Golini’s Empire Communities received the coveted Marketing Excellence Award, which recognizes the best overall achievements in marketing for a single project, for The Schoolhouse, located in Toronto’s Bloor/Annex neighbourhood.  The marketing concept, creative and production work was…






Destination Renovation at the National Home Show

With the conclusion of the National Home Show at Exhibition Place, we here at BILD and Renomark would like to share some videos from the event.  When stopping by the Destination Renovation booth, we caught up with some of the volunteers who told us about their experience at the event. We also got the chance to chat with some of…






Dupuis: Going green gets my kids’ attention

Sitting around my dining room table for a meal this past Family Day weekend was like most others in the Dupuis home. I mention that I met Debbie Travis at the National Home Show and how cool the Glass House is, which gets a little engagement from my wife and blank stares from my kids. When I tell them about Toronto…






RenoMark on the Road at the National Home Show

This year’s National Home Show is proving to be a huge success. The Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place was abuzz with visitors yesterday as people’s imaginations were captured by the offerings at the huge variety of booths. As always, RenoMark was there to deal with the inevitable cases of information overload. Destination Renovation – free advice from professionals Getting…






Stephen Dupuis: It can be easy being green

As seen in today’s edition of Metro Last Friday, before the ribbon was cut on opening day of The National Home Show, I got a sneak peek at the futuristic Glass House, built by Concept PolygHome and interior-designed by Debbie Travis. The home was pieced together in a short seven days inside the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.  I…






BILD Industry Luncheon – Renovation and Custom Building Awards Video

Last week’s BILD Industry Luncheon was host to this year’s Renomark Renovation and Custom Building Awards ceremony and naturally, it was a highlight of the afternoon.  A packed room in the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place was on hand to help congratulate all the finalists on an outstanding job of representing our industry. There was some fantastic competition between each…






Tim Hudak Speaks at last week’s BILD Industry Luncheon

This year BILD was honored to have Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak as keynote speaker at our annual Industry Luncheon and Renovation & Custom Builder Awards. Mr. Hudak had some kind words to say about BILD’s work, and informed the crowd of how he came to know Stephen Dupuis 20 years ago!  See our short video below for some snippets…