A member of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders Association (PKHBA) has won a national award for housing excellence from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, and a past president of PKHBA has been named to the Canadian association’s executive board.
The National Awards for Housing Excellence were handed out in February in Banff, Alberta, at an awards gala at the culmination of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s Home Building Week in Canada. Oshawa-based Trademark Homes, a PKHBA member since 2022, won the award for best custom home over 5,000 square feet for “The View on Balsam”, a custom home built on Balsam Lake in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Nearly 800 entries were submitted into 48 categories, with the finalists and winners selected by a group of almost 150 industry professionals from all over Canada. PKHBA members Dietrich Homes and Linwood Homes were also award finalists.
A new executive board for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association was also announced during the conference.
Garnet Northey, PKHBA past president and a current board member, was named as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association new treasurer. Northey is also owner of Spotlight Home & Lifestyle Inc. near Buckhorn.
Northey’s presence on the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s board will help give Peterborough and the Kawarthas representation and a voice at a national level, according to a PKHBA media release.
“Garnet and myself attended the full conference program and promoted the beautiful Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes Regions to colleagues from across the country,” says PKHBA executive officer Rebecca Schillemat.