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…






BILD Headquarters Goes Solar

The Building Industry and Land Development Association has embraced the micro Feed-in Tariff (microFIT) Program under the Green Energy Act to provide energy to Ontario’s power grid. Working with PURE Energies, BILD has installed an 80-panel solar photovoltaic array on the roof-top of its headquarters in the Don Mills of Toronto. The solar rooftop, will produce 15,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity,…






Renovator of the Year: Eurodale Developments

Revered for their professionalism and commitment to excellence, Eurodale Developments has been named Renovator of the Year by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). The duo behind the renovation firm that had a banner year in 2010, Brendan Charters and Jim Cunningham, received the coveted award on opening day of the National Home Show at the Direct Energy Centre…






Professional renovation projects, contractors recognized

A tired bathroom turned spa oasis. An unfinished basement transformed into a space to entertain or exercise. A custom home that spans four levels with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an elevator, a home theatre and an eight-car lift in the garage. These inspired professional renovations were among several award-winning projects revealed by the Building Industry and Land Development Association on…






Renovation inspiration, information, conversation at National Home Show

From Today’s Edition of the Toronto Sun:Last week I told you all about the amazing before and after photos of those renovation projects of all types and budgets being showcased at Destination Renovation at the National Home Show, which opens today (February 18) and runs through February 27 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.There’s actually three components to Destination Renovation. The…






Finalists: Best Custom Home and Renovator of the Year

The BILD Luncheon is tomorrow and we’re excited to present the last group of finalists for our renovation awards.    Ambassador Fine Custom Homes Inc.                                                                         …






Sunny days take on a whole new meaning

From Today’s Edition of the Metro News:When Andrei Zaretski, BILD’s Manager of Marketing and Media Relations, proposed Rooftop Surfing as the theme of this weekly column, I liked it instantly. Today, I like it even more because today is all about the roof at BILD’s headquarters in Don Mills.Last fall, working with Pure Energies, BILD installed a solar panel array on our…






Best Renovation Over $500,000

Here is the last installment of Renovation finalists! There are some amazing projects in the over $500,000 category. Enjoy!   A. Lifetime Contractor Ltd.                                                                          …