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BUILDER 100'S TOP 25 2014

An excerpt from BUILDER 100′s Top 25 Over Five Years…

Tri Pointe Group made the most dramatic leap from No. 156 in 2013 to No. 17 this year, reporting a 575.38% change in closings: 459 closings in 2013, and 3,100 in 2014 (the biggest increase y-o-y in BUILDER 100 history). Century Communities was also one of the fastest-growing builders year-over-year with a 278.49% increase in closings, jumping from No. 96 to No. 24 on our list. The only other two newcomers to the top tier for this year’s list were Brookfield Residential Properties (No. 21), and LGI Homes, Inc. (No. 23), jumping 32 and 11 slots, respectively.

Nineteen builders have retained their position in the top tier of the BUILDER 100 for the past five years, although there was some notable shuffling in the ranks—Taylor Morrison jumped from No. 14 to No. 7 this year, and Habitat for Humanity slid five slots from No. 10 to No. 15. Two old-timers got bumped in 2014 after six consecutive years in the top tier—Perry Homes and The Drees Co.

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BUILDER 100'S TOP 25 OVER FIVE YEARS

Image: Hanley Wood for BUILDER Magazine. Click for the full article and interactive bump chart.

See also: BUILDER 100′s Fastest-Growing Builders. These 10 building firms had the most year-over-year growth than any in the country.

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BILD Awards 2015 - GTA Homebuilder of the Year

The 35th annual BILD Awards recognize the GTA’s best new-home communities, builders, developers and sales and marketing professionals in 46 unique categories. More than 1,100 members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) gathered to celebrate the industry’s best on April 24.

The People’s Choice Award received more than 85,000 votes this year, over 60 times last year’s tally. In a special presentation, Colin J. Parsons was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Parsons served as the Association’s President 35 years ago, in 1978.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Arista Homes
Aspen Ridge Homes
BLVD Developments
Canderel Residential
Centrecourt Developments
Chestnut Hill Homes
Concert Properties
Curated Properties
Devron Developments
Fieldgate Homes
Geranium Corporation
Greenpark Homes
Honeyfield Communities
Icon Homes
LeMine Investment Group
Lifetime Developments
Lindvest Properties
Mattamy Homes
Minto Communities
Monarch Corporation
Paradise Developments
Pemberton Group
Sean.
Siteline Group
Sorbara Group
Starlane Homes
Streetcar Developments
TACC Developments
TAS
Tridel
Trimart Corporation
Urban Capital Property Group
Zancor Homes

 

In a special BILD Awards presentation, our very own Lori-Ann Tilley represents BILD and Habitat for Humanity. We are proud to support Habitat in building our community.

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Happy Holidays from Constellation

From the Constellation family to yours, we would like to wish you a very happy and safe holiday season. This year, we are proud to support the following charities to help ensure that all families are able to share in the season:

Cure Foundation
United Way of York Region
Habitat for Humanity GTA
Children’s Wish Foundation
ALS Society of Canada

As an added bonus, we have participated in some fun charity and team building events this year. Watch our #ICEBucketChallenge, Prison Break Race, and The Great Barrier Reef below.

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BILD Race for Humanity 2013 - Toronto Star, In2ition Realty, Habitat for Humanity, BILD GTA

On July 18, 2013, a record 27 teams of builders, developers, renovators, and service professionals took to the streets of Toronto, facing off against each other in the fourth annual Race for Humanity!

Constellation fielded two teams: in the green corner, the “Data Devourers” analyzed clues like no other team could; and in the blue corner, the “Warranty Warriors” followed their directions meticulously so there would be no mistakes.

Presented by In2ition Realty and the Toronto Star, this Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt saw our teams criss-crossing the downtown core in search of their next challenge. All proceeds support Habitat for Humanity Toronto on behalf of the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s (BILD) 1,400 members.

Teams danced the “Gangnam Style” and got in touch with their inner-Rice-Krispy-builder by creating miniature developments out of sweets. A speed-hammering contest, five-legged race, tug-of-war, and agame of “Guess Who” featuring the BILD Board of Directors added to the team building and tested their industry knowledge. Here’s a collage of the day’s activities.

Empire Communities Wins the 2013 Race for Humanity presented by BILD and Habitat for Humanity and the Toronto Star

The race ended at BILD’s annual Charity BBQ, where Empire Communities was crowned champions for the second year in a row! They had better watch out for Constellation teams in 2014! A big, humble congratulations to Empire Communities: “Empire Strikes Back” indeed.

Since 2003, BILD has raised more than $535,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

Follow along with the action using the hashtag #BILDR4H2013 on Twitter and Instagram for more photos of the day’s events. Check out our teams from last year too!

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Last week, we were thrilled to attend the dedication ceremony for the 96 Ritchie Ave. Habitat for Humanity build. Our very own marketing specialist Lauren Hughes hammered in the joists holding up the first floor – in the rain!

Although overshadowed slightly by World Habitat Day also on October 1st, the eyes and the hearts of volunteer builders focused on Ritchie Ave. for a remarkable moment. The Sinato family, with mom Lorena and son Bryan were absolutely thrilled to accept the keys to their new Habitat home. The new home will open many doors, none more important to the Sinatos than the accessibility features that will allow Bryan, who is legally blind and lives with cerebral palsy, to thrive. Lorena gave a heartwarming speech to let the crowd – filled with sponsors and volunteers – know how much the home would mean to Bryan. Bryan, on the other hand, could not stop dancing.

We are very pleased to be a part of an industry that is so committed to giving back to the community. Thanks go of course to @HabitatToronto and to @BILDGTA for making our (seemingly insignificant) build day possible. Further thanks to those who shared in our rainy day experience, @EurodaleDevelopments, @MadhouseAD, @RenoMark and of course all of the amazing full-time Habitat workers and volunteers.

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