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Amsted Design Build & RND Construction win big at provincial Awards of Distinction; Bob Ridley and Roy Nandram recognized for contributions to housing industry  OTTAWA (September 27, 2019): The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) is excited to announce that three of its members were recognized for excellence at the …

GOHBA & Reliance Home Comfort Fall Golf Classic

The GOHBA & Reliance Home Comfort Fall Golf Classic took place on September 12th at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club. A sold out tournament of 144 golfers enjoyed a beautiful sunny day on the course, followed by a chicken and rib dinner in the clubhouse. Congratulations to the winning team …

How we as a city need to plan to renovate our homes (Part 1)

I spend the majority of my time in this space on planning and development, and what the residential construction industry talks about when we’re at city hall. This necessarily means talking a lot about new homes and new development projects, both inside and outside the greenbelt. But, there’s another side …

Thinking about the needs of current and future homeowners

One of the unheralded things GOHBA members do is think about the needs of future homeowners – those who’ll buy a home not only in the next year or two, but five, ten, twenty years down the road. How to ensure that there will be a variety of homes to …

Building Homes Up, In and Out

Often when I speak with people about the Home Builders’ Association, they picture in their mind new subdivisions – single family homes, semi-detached and townhouses mostly. And while subdivisions are an important part of new homes in Ottawa, GOHBA home builders also build every other type of home you can …

How the federal government can help people get into homes in Ottawa

On March 19 the federal government will deliver its final budget before the national election in October. This is important for Ottawa residents because the federal government sets the rules for mortgage insurance and financing to purchase a home. Home Builders’ Associations operate at the municipal, provincial and federal level. …

What Building and Renovating Homes Means to Ottawa in 2019

Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. For me, Valentine’s is an opportunity to take a moment to reflect on what others mean to us. Here’s what the residential construction and renovation industry means to the City and people of Ottawa: jobs, economic growth across the city, and, most …

Houses help define our city, Homes help define our lives

Now that the holiday season is upon us, we usually take the opportunity to reflect on our life, our family, and our home. For many of us, our home – and often our kitchen – will be the basis of our social life for next few weeks. Ottawa’s home builders …

Introducing GOHBA’s New Executive Director

First, I’d like to thank the Executive for selecting me, and to Pierre Dufresne for encouraging me when I reached out to him about this opportunity. I also wanted to thank Nicole, Shirley and Heather in the GOHBA office for being so welcoming, for working so hard over the past …