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PKHBA Supports Local Builders

Peterborough and Kawartha Home Builders Association is deeply ingrained and committed to building communities in the neighbourhoods we serve. We have a solid base, and deep history in this area.

It started in 1956 when some suppliers and builders got together to lobby the high prices of building with a larger voice. The Association group formed a small grassroots organisation and has grown to over 100 members. Three of the founding members are still active in the association 65 years later; Kingdon Timber Mart, Doughty Masonry Center and Doughty Aggregates.

The PKHBA is part of the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders Associations. These three associations work together to provide builders with a stronger voice in Ottawa, at Queen’s Park and at our local city halls.

PKHBA covers the entire City and County of Peterborough as well as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

As the association has grown over the past 65 years, the professionalism of our local builders has also grown. The local Association provides training opportunities as well as networking opportunities for members to share best practices and ideas.

PKHBA was honoured to win the Local of the Year award from the Ontario Home Builders Association at the September 2022 conference. The accolade was due to our local work with high schools and colleges to promote skilled trades as well as our revamped social media and marketing reach.

The pillar of the association is building community. Our members build the communities for us and the next generation to live, work and play in. PKHBA members strive to uphold our code of conduct and raise the professionalism of the industry.

Not only do we have the history and proven methods that support our members but PKHBA is always searching for new ways to connect with builders and communities. That is why PKHBA is a pilot location for the new national renovation program because of our outstanding RenoMark members.

RenoMark is the Seal of credibility for Renovators across the country. When you call a RenoMark member you know that you are getting quality. Many PKHBA members are also provincial and national award winners with projects that have successfully competed with many builders in the province of Ontario and across the Nation.

In February the National Housing Design Awards Gala will reveal the winners and three PKHBA members are contenders; Linwood Homes, Trademark Homes and Dietrich Homes. PKHBA has been an innovative local association, helping change the face of building across the province in the country by sharing best practices and supporting fellow HBA’s.

For more information, visit www.pkhba.com

Photo:  Rebecca Schillemat with Paul Lumsden and Hans Kepplar.

Paul started the awards for PKHBA and both men were past presidents.