Submissions for the 2011 BILD Awards End

Thank you to all who submitted their entries for the 2011 BILD Awards. The nomination period has now closed as we prepare for this year’s event. Each year, the industry celebrates the success of its most outstanding builders, communities and individuals, with 2011 promising to be the best one yet. BILD is rolling out the Red Carpet on April 29, 2011…






National Home Show Trends to look out for in 2011

While you’re soaking in the latest and greatest for the home during the upcoming National Home Show, it’s a good idea to keep some key trends in mind. From the ecological to the economical, and trends that reflect cultural change, here are three ideas to look into.     Solar Panels It’s time to stop dreading your energy bill. When…






Stephen Dupuis: Renovations full of inspiration

From today’s edition of The Toronto Sun Online If renovating your unfinished basement, outdated kitchen or tired bathroom seems daunting, you need to take a look at the before-and-after photos submitted by this year’s finalists for BILD’s Renovation and Custom Home Building awards. The photos are so inspirational that we decided to enlarge them and create a Destination Renovation display at the upcoming National Home…






Renovation and Custom Building Awards Finalists: Best Renovation $75,000 – $150,000

The BILD luncheon and the National Home Show are exactly one week away!  We continue our coverage of potential award-winners with a roundup of renovation finalists in the $75,000 – $150,000 category.  But first, we would like to announce that we have some tickets to the Home Show to give away. Check our Twitter and Facebook pages on Monday for…






The Chair’s Message with Paul Golini

Awards season is upon us! If you follow BILD or at least have a slight interest in the industry, you’ve no doubt heard about our Renovation and Custom Home Builder Awards. Not only is this an exciting time for the renovators, but it’s sure to get some attention from homeowners as well. Why? Because we’ll have a beautiful display of some before…






The Boulevard of Dreams at The National Home Show

You may have experienced the Dream Home at the National Home Show before. For those who haven’t, the Dream Home is a fully functional home, with all the bells and whistles you could want, built INSIDE the exhibition space.   This year they’ve upped the ante with the Boulevard of Dreams. It features three model homes by PolygHomes and Quality…






Renovation and Custom Building Awards Finalists: Best Renovation Under $75,000

We continue our countdown to the BILD luncheon and the National Home Show with a roundup of renovation finalists in the under $75,000 category. We’ll be covering one category at a time leading up to the big day. This time we’ve included a bit of eye candy. Enjoy! A. Lifetime Contractor Ltd.                …






Check Out Destination Renovation for Professional RenoMark Insight

Need help with a renovation project? Maybe there’s one you’ve been thinking about and putting off. Either way, get queries and concerns out of the way by catching up with BILD at the National Home Show’s Destination Renovation booth. Home owners and industry insiders will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with professional RenoMark renovators and contractors to get expert…






The BILD Blog: Your Source for Everything RenoMark

As an essential part of the BILD brand, we will be dedicating a part of our blog to our RenoMark initiative.But what is RenoMark?RenoMark is a national program launched in 2001 to promote hiring professional renovators. All RenoMark contractors abide by the BILD Code of Ethics and RenoMark Code of Conduct.When people hire a RenoMark member they are getting more…






Renovation and Custom Building Awards Finalists Revealed

We’re all already looking forward to the BILD luncheon, but we thought we’d add to the anticipation by releasing the list of finalists for the 2011 BILD Renovation and Custom Building Awards. With seven categories, including the new Best Renovation between $300,000 and $500,000 and Best Renovation over $500,000, there was no shortage of submissions this year. After much deliberation, the judges selected…