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Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa Builders Honoured at Ontario Home Builder’s Awards

October 12, 2016

By Anita Murray: He did it again! Topping off a 25th anniversary year in which respected renovator Steve Barkhouse and his team at Amsted Design-Build were named both the local and provincial renovator of the year in 2015, the company has managed the difficult feat of repeating as Ontario’s best.

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Amsted Named 2016 Ontario Renovator of the Year!

October 12, 2016

It has been an exciting month for Amsted, honoured for the second consecutive year as Ontario Renovator of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association.

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Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa Builders Dominate Provincial Award Nominations

August 30, 2016

Anita Murray shares details on the five local companies whose projects were named finalists for the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction.

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Amsted name d a finalist for OHBA AoD and GOHBA Housing Design Awards

Amsted Named Provincial and Local Housing Design Awards Finalists!

August 24, 2016

We are very proud to announce that Amsted has been nominated as a finalist in this year’s provincial and local awards!

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Award-Winning Transformation on Ctv News at Noon

June 15, 2016

Steve Barkhouse joins Leanne Cusack on CTV News at Noon, sharing the beautiful main floor renovation of a home in the Glebe. This video highlights the impact paint choices and colour schemes can have on a space.

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Amsted Honoured for Customer Service Excellence

May 25, 2016

Amsted Design-Build is thrilled to announce that for the sixth consecutive year, we have been awarded the Guildmaster Award with Highest Distinction for exceptional customer service.

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Ottawa Citizen: Canadian Home Builders’ Association Awards

May 13, 2016

By Patrick Langston “Two members of the local housing industry — Amsted Design-Build and Corvinelli Homes — captured national honours last week at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association annual awards in Kelowna, B.C.”

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Amsted Wins National Award for Glebe Transformation

May 9, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that a recent main-floor renovation in the Glebe has been awarded top honours by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association at the organization’s National Awards for Housing Excellence this past weekend in Kelowna, BC.

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Amsted Continues to Achieve BBB Honour Roll Status

May 3, 2016

Amsted Design-Build has proudly earned a place on the Honour Roll of the Better Business Bureau for promoting trust in the marketplace. Amsted has been an Accredited Business since 2000 with an A+ rating and remains complaint-free in 2015.

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Amsted Named a Finalist for the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

March 21, 2016

A finalist in both the local and provincial competitions, Amsted’s dramatic main level transformation of a home in the Glebe has now been selected as a finalist on the national stage. The project, which involved rebuilding a rotting addition and reworking the layout of the entire main floor, was designed to respect the home’s Victorian heritage, while creating…

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Amsted Wins Best Medium Business of the Year

March 18, 2016

Amsted Design-Build proudly took home the award for Best Medium Business of the Year at the West Ottawa Business Excellence Awards on Thursday, February 25th. This award is a proud accomplishment that shows Amsted is not only a leader in the industry, but also a leader in the business community. Named one of five finalists out of…

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Celebrating 25th Anniversary With Award Recognition and Community Service Initiatives

January 3, 2016

Amsted was proudly featured in the November Issue of Impact!, the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association’s monthly newsletter. The piece highlighted Amsted’s recent award successes, and features our “25 Acts in 25 Years” initiative, which was designed to give back to the communities who have helped us achieve 25 great years in business. Take a look here!

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Amsted Recognized as Ottawa’s Renovator of the Year

October 9, 2015

  At the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Housing Design Awards on October 3rd, Amsted proudly took home the Ottawa renovation industry’s top prize, for the 6th time and 2nd consecutive year – Renovator of the Year.

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Amsted Recognized as Ontario’s Renovator of the Year

October 9, 2015

At the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction on September 29th, Amsted proudly took home the Ontario renovation industry’s top prize – Renovator of the Year.

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Ontario Home Builders’ Association Names Amsted an Aod Finalist!

September 16, 2015

  The Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards of Distinction (AoD) program is an opportunity to pay tribute and honour the creativity, innovation and talent of builders, renovators, designers and marketers within the new home building and renovation industry,” said OHBA President Vince Molinaro who added, “The building industry continues to be a major driving force in…

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Amsted Named a Finalist for 11 Local Housing Design Awards

September 16, 2015

  Amsted is thrilled to announce we have been named a finalist for 11 awards at this year’s Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Housing Design Awards, including 2015 Renovator of the Year. These local industry awards recognize design innovation and superior craftsmanship for builders across the city, and we are honoured to continue to be recognized year-over-year. Award winners…

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Amsted Earns Honour Roll Status From Better Business Bureau

May 19, 2015

Amsted Design-Build has proudly earned a place on the Honour Roll of the Better Business Bureau for promoting trust in the marketplace. Amsted has been an Accredited Business since 2000 with an A+ rating and remains complaint-free in 2014.

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Amsted Recognized as a Customer Service Leader for the 5th Consecutive Year

May 19, 2015

Amsted Design-Build is thrilled to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, we have been awarded the Guildmaster Award with Highest Distinction for exceptional customer service. Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by customers of Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, two primary metrics are considered: the percentage of customers who would…

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Guildmaster With Highest Distinction for the 4th Consecutive Year

May 15, 2015

Amsted Design Build is thrilled to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, we have been awarded the Guildmaster Award with Highest Distinction for exceptional customer service. Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by Amsted customers. In granting awards, two primary metrics are considered for each candidate: the percentage of…

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Amsted Earns Honour Roll Status From Better Business Bureau

December 12, 2014

Amsted Design Build has proudly earned a place on the Honour Roll of the Better Business Bureau for promoting trust in the marketplace. Amsted has been an Accredited Business since 2000 with an A+ rating and was complaint free in 2013.

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Amsted a Finalist for Prestigious Fred Case Award

December 12, 2014

The Fred Case Remodeling Entrepreneur of the Year Award was created in 2007 to honor and recognize the entrepreneurial spirit of remodelers and the importance of creativity and innovation to the industry. The award is modeled after the professional achievements of Fred Case, founder and CEO of Case Design/Remodeling, one of the largest full-service remodeling companies in…

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Amsted Named to “Remodeling 550”

December 12, 2014

The REMODELING 550 is a list of the nation’s largest residential renovation companies. Compiled by Remodeling Magazine, companies are divided into four categories: full service/design-build; replacement/specialty; insurance restoration; franchisors. Amsted is proud to have been named #44 and the only Canadian company on the list of 300 full-service remodelers. Amsted’s sister company Restore-All Corporation also…

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Amsted Wins Top Honours at the 2014 Housing Design Awards

December 10, 2014

Amsted is proud to have been recognized for two awards at the 2014 Housing Design Awards. Organized by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, the 31st annual gala was held on Saturday, October 4th at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Joining forces with Chuck Mills Residential Design & Development, Amsted was first called to the stage…

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