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Canadian Home Builders’ Association Lethbridge Region and Lethbridge College: Year Three - Building our Community Together

Canadian Home Builders’ Association Lethbridge Region and Lethbridge College: Year Three - Building our Community Together

November 13, 2014 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Lethbridge Region (CHBA) announced to its members on November 13, 2014 at the yearly Bridge Builder Banquet who the next two builders in year two of the College Home Project will be.

The third year of this unique partnership sees Daytona Homes Master Builder and Signature Homes Ltd. proudly stepping up to lead the project for 2015. In early 2013, CHBA and Lethbridge College announced the beginning of the College Home Project where CHBA builder members will partner with trades and suppliers to build ten homes over 5 years and have the proceeds from sales donated to the Trades and Technology renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) at Lethbridge College.

“The support around this project from the members of CHBA is really impressive! With a combined total of 149 businesses supporting the first 2 years of the project, it’s evident how much our group values community giving. I thank Daytona and Signature for stepping up and I look forward to celebrating year 3 when they break ground in the spring.” Commented Wes Carroll, CHBA Lethbridge President.

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September of 2014 saw the completion of year two with two stunning homes showcased in the Parade of Homes. Details on the project, who has been involved and more can be found at:

“On behalf of Signature Homes I would like to say how thrilled our company is to be a part of the College Home Project. Watching the last 4 builders contribute to the community in such a meaningful way has really made an impact on our company and we feel that as a member of this community, we have an obligation to do whatever we can to ensure the success of our industry. This project will be a great experience for us and our trades knowing that the proceeds go directly to the TTRIP building. Signature Homes is happy to work alongside Daytona Homes on year 3 of this unique partnership and I can’t wait to see the industry reach the goal of 1 million dollars for Lethbridge College!” Commented Kristen DeMone, Office & Design Lead

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Murray Dueck, General Manager Daytona Homes Lethbridge, went on to say,” I would like to express how thrilled we are to be participating in the College Home Project! We have seen the success and impact this program has had to date and with the help of our trades and suppliers, we will do our best to make the impact that much greater. Our entire industry hinges on skilled trades people to do the job safely and with the highest quality in mind so supporting the College Home Project was not a difficult decision to make and our entire team looks forward to the challenge!”

As an added incentive for new home shoppers, Lethbridge College is furthering the commitment to promote accessible post-secondary education by donating a $2,500 tuition credit to the home buyer for each of the ten homes.

“Lethbridge College is proud to continue working with the Canadian Home Builders Association and its members on this one-of-a-kind collaborative partnership,” says Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Paula Burns. “We also appreciate the CHBA’s commitment to trades training and to Lethbridge College’s new trades and technologies facility, which we broke ground on last spring. It will such a pleasure to see the high-quality and innovative houses Daytona Master Builder and Signature Homes will construct this next year as part of the College Home initiative.”

Daytona Homes Master Builder

Daytona Homes is proud to build in Lethbridge, the fourth largest city in Alberta. Our Lethbridge homes are designed to complement the city which is known for its windy chinook weather and beautiful natural attractions. We are very proud to be known as one of the top home builders Lethbridge has to offer as we strive for excellence in all we do. From single-family new home designs to condos to townhomes, Daytona Homes offers a broad selection of award-winning new home models to suit the various styles and tastes of the city’s residents. When you are thinking of new homes and deciding on Lethbridge home builders that are a great fit for your family and lifestyle, think Daytona Homes. No matter which Daytona community you choose, you are sure to find the perfect home to fit your lifestyle!

Signature Homes Ltd.

When it comes to turning dreams into reality, Signature Homes Ltd. of Lethbridge, Alberta stands out among home builders. Walk through one of our finely constructed show homes and you will see why the attention to detail is striking. The highest quality of workmanship creates a warm, rich and inviting atmosphere.

Canadian Home Builders’ Association

Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry"—one of the most vital and enterprising industries in Canada. Representing more than 8,000 member firms across Canada, CHBA members come from every area of Canada's housing industry - new home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, service professionals and others.

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College opened in 1957 and is Canada’s first publicly-funded college. More than 4,000 students are enrolled in over 50 career-training programs, applied degree programs and apprenticeships, ranging from environmental science to justice studies to multimedia design to engineering. The college offers nationally-recognized and nationally-accredited programs taught by instructors with proven careers in the fields they teach. Well-established trades training and apprenticeship courses are turning out tradespeople as automotive systems specialists, electricians, welders, carpenters, heavy-duty mechanics and chefs. The college offers hands-on training, flexible learning possibilities and applied research opportunities. Students can choose from the familiar classroom-based courses, opt for online courses, or decide on a mix of classroom and online learning. Students also have the opportunity to engage in applied research, finding practical solutions to real world problems.

For more information please contact:

Angela Zuba

Executive Officer – CHBA Lethbridge

403-328-2288 ext 203

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Megan Catalano

Communications Specialist

Office: 403-320-3233 Cell: 587-220-0750

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Local Builders Take Awards at Provincial Awards of Excellence in Housing

September 23, Jasper,  AB –September 18 to 20 saw the 2014 Canadian Home Builders Association Alberta host the annual BUILD Conference in Jasper Alberta. While the two largest Cities in Alberta; Edmonton and Calgary picked up the majority of the awards the Lethbridge Membership was represented by a healthy number of attendees and proudly accepted 5 awards in total.

Avonlea Homes Master Builder was awarded the Provincial Safety Award for the small builder category, as well, they picked up an Award of Merit in the category of Town Home or Duplex $300,000 - $400,000 for the Genesis design. “To be recognized for our strong Safety Culture at the Provincial level is big news and extremely exciting for all of us at Avonlea! We strive for a safe work environment and in the past year have gotten creative on how to bring awareness to not only the community, but our trades partners, and our Home Owners.  We thank everyone involved for their hard work and the joint effort to keep our jobsites safe.” Commented Jennifer McCarthy – Head of Design Avonlea Homes Master Builder.

Ashcroft Master Builder was handed two awards as well. This company walked away with the award for single family design in the $310,000 - $340,000 category for Griffin design and the Lethbridge Home Builders Association is extremely proud to announce that Ashcroft Master Builder walked away with the Small Builder of the Year award! Stephen Amonson, President and General Manager of Ashcroft Homes Master Builder commented, “Builder of the year in Alberta is an extremely huge honour for us. This award is based on design, safety, homeowner feedback and volunteerism. To have achieved this in just 6 short years and to do so with competition from all over the province is simply awesome.” Amonson went on to say,“We have some of the finest craftsmen, trades and suppliers anywhere in the world. Even with an extremely tight labour market and shortage of skilled tradespeople our team continues to produce homes that we are extremely proud of.”

The CHBA would also like to congratulate 2 entries that were recognized as finalist this year, Ashcroft Master Builder with the Marpole 2 and Signature Homes with the Sedona 2. “The competition is fierce when looking across the entire province and it is a great feeling to know that Lethbridge is being so widely recognized in all styles of housing from town homes to estate homes.” Remarked Angela Zuba, Executive Officer for the Lethbridge Region.

The CHBA Lethbridge Region is also pleased to announce that Daytona Group of Companies in Edmonton, with a branch in Lethbridge won the Large Volume Safety Award and All Weather Windows Alberta, with a branch in Lethbridge was awarded the General Member Large Employer safety award!

In addition, the CHBA Lethbridge Association received the Industry Leadership Award for demonstrating innovative community partnerships, programs to enhance training and forward thinking safety initiatives. “This Award means a lot to our Association and our membership,” commented Angela Zuba, “it shows the commitment we have to improving the community and the dedication we have to success. Lethbridge may be a small City but we are accomplishing amazing things.” 


Media Contact:

Angela Zuba

Executive Officer

CHBA Lethbridge Region

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