The Ernest Assaly award is named after Tarion's first Chair of the Board of Directors, who led the Board from 1976 to 1988.
An esteemed builder in his own right, Mr. Assaly also served as President of three different organizations: the Ottawa-Carleton Home Builders' Association, the Ontario Home Builders' Association, and the Canadian Home Builders' Association. In 1986, Mr. Assaly was inducted into the Home Builders' Association Hall of Fame.
Each year, the Ernest Assaly Award will celebrate one Ontario residential builder who has demonstrated a continued commitment to Mr. Assaly's values of building quality and innovation, customer service, and community involvement.
While Tarion's Homeowners' Choice Awards focus primarily on customer service, and are determined entirely by new home owners, the Ernest Assaly Award is similar to a lifetime achievement award. Only select builders are invited to participate, and the recipient is determined by our Board of Directors, based on a broad range of criteria (see below).
Only 38 of Ontario's registered builders were invited to submit a nomination package for the inaugural Ernest Assaly Award. This award, along with the Homeowners' Choice Awards, will be presented on April 19, 2017.
This year's three finalists for the Ernest Assaly Award were:
To be considered eligible for an Ernest Assaly Award nomination, an Ontario builder must:
Additionally, each nominee, including companies under an umbrella organization, must have:
Another key component of the award's criteria is each nominee's ongoing commitment to areas like skilled trades support, building innovation and community involvement.
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