Special Achievement Awards

Production Builder of the Year *FREE ENTRY*

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by your two highest Production Home entries in the Housing Design Awards. This can include the production kitchen and bath categories. You must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category.  
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions listed under the category submission requirements
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials.

Custom Builder of the Year *FREE ENTRY*

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by your two highest Custom Home entries in the Housing Design Awards. This can include the custom kitchen and bath categories. You must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category.  
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions listed under the category submission requirements
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials.

Renovator of the Year *FREE ENTRY*

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by your two highest scoring renovation entries in the Housing Design Awards.  You must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions listed under the category submission requirements
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials.

Designer of the Year *FREE ENTRY*

Judging & Entry Criteria

  • 40% of your score will be determined by each designer's two highest scoring entries in the Housing Design Awards.  Each designer must enter at least two categories to be eligible to enter this category.
  • 40% of your score will be determined by answering the eight questions listed under the category submission requirements
  • 20% of your score will be determined by a minimum of 2 customer testimonials.

Ottawa Citizen's Peoples' Choice Award

One of the biggest awards of the evening, this award is judged by the general public in an online capacity, as well as at the Ottawa Fall Home Show, taking place at the Ernst and Young Centre, September 28 – October 1, 2017.

Based on member feedback, we will have a new system for voting online and at the Ottawa Fall Home Show. Additional details to follow with the announcement of award finalists.

Colonel Boss Award

This award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding dedication and service to the GOHBA. A call for nominations is made to the membership of the GOHBA in August and all names received are presented to the Board of Directors for a final vote.

Fred Nielsen Award

This award is presented annually to a company that has made outstanding and lasting contributions to the association and to the housing industry. A call for nominations is made to the membership of the GOHBA in August and all names received are presented to the Board of Directors for a final vote.

Enbridge Hall of Fame Award

This award is presented to a member company or individual who has provided service and dedication to the local housing industry and to the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association. The company and/or individual must have been a member of the GOHBA for a minimum of 20 years to be eligible for this award. This list is prepared for the Board of Directors for a final vote.