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GuildQuality’s 2022 Guildmaster Award Honours Amsted

May 3, 2022

Amsted of Ottawa, Ontario recognized among the top customer service leaders in the residential construction industry.

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Amsted Is Nominated for 11 GOHBA Awards

October 12, 2021

We’re proud to announce that Amsted is up for 12 Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) Housing Design Awards!

Eight of our projects have been named finalists in 11 categories, in addition to being a finalist for the coveted title of Renovator of the Year. This is a testament to the power of our proven process and amazing team. We’re more dedicated than ever to creating exceptional homes while ensuring that our clients have the most positive experience possible.

Read on to find out more about our GOHBA Award finalists.

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CHBA Award

May 21, 2021

In light of this extremely challenging year, we are celebrating the talent and resiliency this industry has shown. Amsted has been featured in ‘All Things Home’ as a recipient of a Canadian Home Builder’s Association Award in the Home Renovation category! For more on this accomplishment, read the article here!

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OHBA Renovator of the Year

November 24, 2020

The Amsted Design-Build team took home the title of Renovator of the Year for the fourth time at this year’s OHBA Awards of Distinction. This prestigious award celebrates renovators who demonstrate creativity, innovation and talent within our dynamic industry.   

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10 Years in a Row! Winning the Guildquality Guildmaster Award for Client Satisfaction

July 6, 2020

Wow! Thanks to our fantastic clients, we’ve won an amazing 10th consecutive GuildQuality Guildmaster Award for customer satisfaction! Here’s how.

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Amsted Awarded Prestigious Fred Nielsen Award

March 30, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Amsted Design-Build is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) Fred Nielsen Award. The award recognizes a company that makes “outstanding and lasting contribution to the association and the housing industry,” GOHBA president Roy Nandram said when announcing the award at the association’s annual…

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SAM Awards 2019

Three More Awards We’re Proud to Add to Our 2019 Tally!

November 18, 2019

Ottawa’s awards season is blessing us once again! Amsted came away with an exciting three wins at last week’s SAM Awards for sales and marketing  excellence organized by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association!

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Wow! We’re Ottawa Renovator of the Year for the 8th Time!

October 21, 2019

We have big news to share — Amsted has been named the Ottawa Renovator of the Year for a record 8th time! The award was one of three we earned at Saturday’s Housing Design Awards put on by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association and we are absolutely thrilled to share the news with everyone!

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Meet the Finalist: A Flexible and Versatile Basement Renovation

October 7, 2019

This basement renovation is all about flexibility and meeting the needs of the family both now and in the future. And it’s a finalist in this month’s Housing Design Awards put on by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association!

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Meet the Finalist … on Reno Tour 2019!

September 30, 2019

This week’s Meet the Finalist instalment is particularly exciting because this is a project you can come and tour this Sunday, October 6th! Our entry for Reno Tour 2019 is our newest Living Room Presentation Centre and the apartment that’s upstairs. The powder room in this home is also a finalist in the Greater Ottawa…

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It’s a Three-Peat: We’ve Been Named Provincial Renovator of the Year for the 3rd Time!

September 25, 2019

We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to announce that for a third time in the past six years, we’ve been named the provincial Renovator of the Year! This wonderful recognition came at an awards gala last night celebrating the winners in the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction.

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Meet the Finalists: A Full-Service Renovation

September 9, 2019

Kitchen and bathroom renos are among the most popular projects homeowners undertake. What’s not as common is a renovation that includes a full-service upgrade to a vintage car lover’s garage. We’ve written about part of this project before, but now we’re sharing all of it with you as a finalist for two renovation awards, one…

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Meet the Finalist: Modern and Timeless in a Black-And-White Kitchen

September 3, 2019

A black-and-white kitchen is a classic look that’s also timeless, elegant and definitely on trend. In this Barrhaven main-floor renovation, traditional styling with a modern twist has helped this kitchen become a finalist in the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Housing Design Awards this fall!

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Meet the Finalists: A Stunning Rockcliffe Renovation

August 26, 2019

As we get ready for both the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction on Sept. 24 and the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Housing Design Awards in October, we’d like to introduce you to our wonderful projects that have been nominated for awards, starting with this Rockcliffe Revamp.

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It’s Awards Season and We’re Nominated for 11 Provincial and Local Awards!

August 14, 2019

It’s an exciting week for us here at Amsted — awards season is upon us and we’re up for a whopping 11 trophies! Announcements were made this week naming finalists for both the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Housing Design Awards and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction.

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GuildQuality Guildmaster Award

Wow! Our 9th Consecutive Guildquality Guildmaster Award for Client Satisfaction

May 14, 2019

Wow, thanks to our awesome clients, we’ve just won an amazing 9th GuildQuality Guildmaster Award in a row for customer satisfaction! Here’s how.

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Amsted Has Been Nominated for Two Prestigious National Awards!

February 25, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that Amsted has been nominated for TWO prestigious national awards from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association! The CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence saw more than 700 entries from across the country and it’s an honour to be chosen a finalist!

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A Double Win at This Year’s Sales and Marketing Awards

November 26, 2018

Often it’s the eye-popping renovations & additions that get the limelight, but all the behind-the-scenes work and details are equally as important as the finished project. That’s why we’re thrilled that Project Coordinator Paulette MacGregor, as well as all the effort we put into our signage, have been recognized as award winning, giving us a…

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Amsted Wins 3 Trophies at the 2018 Housing Design Awards!

October 22, 2018

What a weekend! We were thrilled and proud that our team won three categories at the 2018 Housing Design Awards on Saturday! These awards celebrate the best of the best among the many companies that are part of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association and our wins were in categories that faced stiff competition.

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Meet the Finalist: Condo Transformation Earns 2 Award Nominations!

October 17, 2018

A renovation that turns out so well, like this condo transformation, is a reward on its own, but when it’s also nominated for two Housing Design Awards it’s double the pleasure! This charming condo renovation overseen by Project Coordinator Paulette MacGregor turned an industrial space into a fresh, feminine retreat that’s layered in white, stylish…

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Steve Wins Prestigious Remodelers Advantage Impact Award!

October 15, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Amsted President Steve Barkhouse has won the prestigious 2018 Remodelers Advantage Impact Award! Chosen from among the top renovation companies in North America, it’s an achievement that’s not easy to attain and one that is awarded after a lengthy process that involves peer recognition, meeting strict criteria and demonstrating a…

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Meet the Finalist: How a Small Kitchen Design Can Have a Mighty Impact

October 10, 2018

It took our Director of Design, Chuck Mills, a long time to get around to redoing his own kitchen — much like that old saying about the cobbler being too busy to make shoes for his own children — but when he finally got to it, the result was a small kitchen design that packs a punch…

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Meet the Finalist: Planning Was Key for This Home Makeover

October 1, 2018

Capturing two award nominations, this elegant home makeover was personally planned down to the last detail to suit the growing needs of the family without compromising traditional style. This is also the project we’ve chosen to feature on the upcoming RenoTour 2018. Let’s take a closer look.

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A Winning Project at the OHBA Awards of Distinction!

September 26, 2018

We’re honoured to announce that Amsted has been named a winner at last night’s OHBA Awards of Distinction! The gorgeous ensuite from our mostly main-floor renovation claimed the award for bathroom renovation!

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