With rising GTA real estate prices making it harder for people to move up, more and more homeowners are opting to renovate and get more out of their existing homes.
The key to a successful renovation is planning and working with a professional.
To turn your dream into reality, start your renovation with a good plan and find a professional renovator to work with.
BILD’s RenoMark™ program and the www.RenoMark.ca online database can help you find the right professional for your project. We created the program in 2001 to enable consumers to easily identify professional renovators, trade contractors and custom home builders who are committed to high standards. All RenoMark members follow a renovation-specific Code of Conduct which includes things like providing a written contract; offering a minimum $2 million in liability insurance; providing two years warranty on all work; and having all applicable licenses and certificates.
We recently recognized excellence among our professional RenoMark renovation members at our annual Renovation and Custom Home Awards. Members were nominated by a team of industry professionals and the Renovator of the Year Award was also presented based on survey results from clients.
Men at Work Design Build Ltd walked away with three awards including the Renovator of the Year, which recognizes the renovator who sets the standard for the rest of the sector, the Best Renovation $300,000 to $500,000 Award and the Best Home Renovation $75,000 to $150,000 Award.
Binns Kitchen + Bath Design received the Best Renovation Under $75,000 while Super 7 Group was awarded Best Renovation $150,000 to $300,000 Award.
The Best Renovation $500,000 or more Award was shared by Lewitt Construction Inc. and TIPEQ Inc. Keystone Ridge Developments won the award for Best Condominium Renovation and Chatsworth Fines Homes was presented with the Best Custom Home Award.
We also handed out some special BILD member honours to three of our RenoMark members during this year’s renovation awards event.
Jim Cunningham of Eurodale Developments was named BILD Member of the Year. An association member for more than a decade, every year Jim demonstrates excellence in all areas of home renovation. He has been the recipient of our Renovator of the Year award three times since 2010.
Lou Frustaglio of Dreambuilders Inc. and Frank Cohn of Cohn Construction were inducted into BILD’s Hall of Fame.
An association member since 1987, Lou has seen many changes and he has worked hard to raise the standard in quality and professionalism of the residential renovation industry.
Frank has received the Renovator of the Year award three times over the past 25 years. You may recognize his names because he also hosts the “Home Improvement Show” on Newstalk 1010, sharing his extensive knowledge of home renovations and repairs.