Tarion has announced the recipients of the 2017 Homeowners’ Choice Awards, honouring Ontario home builders with the best customer service. Tarion also introduced a new award in 2017 – the Ernest Assaly Award – honouring an Ontario builder who demonstrates a commitment to building quality and innovation, customer service and community involvement.
The 2017 Homeowners’ Choice Award winners are:
- High-Rise Category: The Daniels Corporation
- Large Volume Category: Arista Homes Ltd.
- Medium Volume Category: Talos Custom Homes Ltd.
- Small Volume Category: Davenport Homes
The recipient of the Ernest Assaly Award, selected by Tarion’s Board of Directors, is Lockwood Brothers Construction. Tarion describes this award as similar to a lifetime achievement award. It celebrates the highest level of excellence in home building while honouring the legacy of Ernest Assaly, a highly-respected leader in the industry.
“Both of these awards celebrate excellence in the industry and raise the bar for all builders,” said Howard Bogach, Tarion president and CEO, in a press release. “They showcase industry leaders who pour their heart and soul into the customer experience and the communities in which they build and live.”
The Homeowners’ Choice Awards are the result of thousands of Ontario’s new home buyers being polled across the province annually. In 2016, over 52,500 new home buyers were given the opportunity to rate their builder on their performance before, during and after they moved into their new home. More than 8,500 homeowners’ responses were recorded.
“For more than 40 years, Tarion has been working with builders and homeowners to build confidence in the home building industry,” added Bogach. “Our experience is that builders who go the extra mile create a positive home-buying experience that leads to happy, satisfied home owners, and we’re thrilled to recognize the recipients of this year’s awards.”