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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 Ontario Home Builders’ Association’s (OHBA) conference, which took place in Collingwood earlier this week.

The OHBA awarded Amsted Design Build with the coveted 2019 Ontario Renovator of the Year for the third time. This award represents the highest standard for professional renovation and sets the bar for the rest of Ontario’s industry. Amsted Design Build also picked up a trophy for Best Bathroom Renovation with Irpinia Kitchens Ottawa & Stylehaus Interiors.

RND Construction took home two awards in the Architectural Design category: Production Built Home (Two – Three Storeys 2501 SF and over) for Riverpark Green “The Meadow” with Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc, as well as for Custom Home (Up to 3000 SF) for The Galleria with Ha2 Architectural Design.

The OHBA Awards of Distinction showcases excellence in building, design, professional renovation, and sales & marketing across Ontario. Overall 6 GOHBA members had 14 finalist positions in 9 different award categories, including all 3 finalist spots for Renovator of the Year.

In a separate ceremony, Bob Ridley, President of SkilBilt Construction, was honoured as the 2019 OHBA Member of the Year, an award presented to members who have made a significant contribution to the residential construction industry. Bob played a vital leadership role this year as the provincial association developed a visionary strategic plan for the future.

A passionate industry leader, Bob has served as GOHBA president on two occasions, and currently chairs its Renovators’ Council.  

In addition to this prestigious award, Bob was also elected to serve as OHBA’s 2nd Vice President for 2019-2020. 

Roy Nandram, Owner of RND Construction Inc and current GOHBA President, received the 2019 Rooftopper of the Year Award, recognizing members who play a significant role in growing membership. 

Roy took over the GOHBA Presidency this year with the goal of expanding the Association’s membership by highlighting member benefits and the increasing value of membership, especially in participation. He lives the GOHBA motto of “Be A Member. Do Business With a Member.”

A full list of Awards of Distinction winners can be found here.

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