The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) has been the proud voice for excellence in the home building community since 1951.

Builders, developers, renovators, trade contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers make up the core of the Association’s membership.

A few stats on the economic impact of residential construction and renovation in Ottawa (2017):

New Homes

7,457 New housing starts – a key to economic growth in our community.

17,675 On-site and off-site jobs in new home construction, a major source of employment in Ottawa.

$1.0 Billion in wages – that show up in purchases across the entire local economy.

$2.5 Billion in investment value – the largest single wealth-builder for most families.

Renovations

23,691 Jobs in home renovation and repair, a major source of employment in the community.

$1.4 Billion in wages – that show up in purchases across the entire local economy.

$2.5 Billion in investment value – Maintains and improves the largest single wealth-builder for many Ottawa families.

Total Residential Construction

41,366 On-site and off-site jobs in new home construction, renovation, and repair – one of the largest employers in Ottawa.

$2.5 Billion in wages – that show up in purchases across the entire local economy.

$5.0 Billion in investment value – the largest single wealth-builder for most families.