2011 Calgary New Home Builder Rankings

Highest Ranked J.D Power new home builder and SAM Award Winner

Update: April 16, 2012.  JD Power has released the 2012 Calgary new home builder rankings (click here)

Congratulations to Morrison Homes for getting the highest ranking in J.D. Powers new single-family home builder customer satisfaction survey.

Among production builders that closed 150 homes or more between January 2009 and June 2010, Morrison Construction ranked highest in satisfying new homebuyers in the Calgary region single-family home market

Carma Developers (Heartland Homes) and Sterling Homes followed Morrison Construction in the regional rankings.

In the Alberta multi-family home market, Carma Developers (Hawthorne Homes) ranked highest in satisfying new homebuyers, among production builders that closed 90 or more homes between January 2009 and June 2010,

Following in the rankings were Aspire Condo Living by Jayman and Streetside Development Corporation.

The 2011 Alberta New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 6,229 homebuyers within the Province of Alberta who purchased newly built single-family detached and semi-detached homes, and 1,566 homebuyers within the Province of Alberta who purchased newly built multi-family homes. The study was fielded from July 2009 to December 2010.

To view all the rankings, click here

(Click to enlarge) Source: J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Alberta New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study

(click to enlarge) Source: J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Alberta New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study

2010 SAM Awards

Morrison Homes also won Builder of the Year award for the 10th consecutive time at the SAM Awards held by the Calgary Home Builders Association-Calgary Region at its annual gala this weekend.

“Morrison Homes gets to celebrate their 50th anniversary of being in business as Builder of the Year. That was their hard-earned accomplishment in a tight race with only a handful of points between the top placers,” said Donna Moore, CEO of CHBA-CR.

Runners-up in the Builder of the Year category were Baywest Homes, Jayman MasterBuilt, Beattie Homes and Shane Homes.

The other Grand SAM Award winners were Sabal Homes for Multi-Family Builder of the Year, McKinley Masters for Builder of Merit, Ultimate Renovations for Renovator of the Year and Divine Hardwood Flooring for Partner of the year.

“Sabal Homes and Divine Hardwood Flooring won their first Grand SAM Awards, while for Ultimate Renovations, it was their seventh Grand SAM and for McKinley Masters, their 9th,” said Moore.

You can read more about the SAM Award results in the Calgary Sun, here

10 responses to “2011 Calgary New Home Builder Rankings

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  2. April 18, 2011

    In the past few days, I’ve seen some significant changes in many indicators which tell us where the Calgary market is going.

    Pending sales are back up. One week ago, pendings were at 72% of the level of one year ago. As I write this, pendings are exactly the same as last year…

    Read more at Bob Truman’s blog

  3. SFH Pending sales have spiked to return to levels seen prior to the March 18 rule changes.

    Active inventory is currently 4294, down 8.7% from April 18, 2010 when it was 4701

  4. Yesterday marked the 4th highest condo sale in Calgary on MLS.

    This Eau Claire condo sold for $2,935,000, on the market for only 17 days, no re-lists, expirations, etc.

    Two of the top 4 sales have occurred this year, all of them in Eau Claire.

  5. Hi Mike,

    Is the ratio of sales/pending sales constant throughout the year? I’m wondering if I should look at pending sales just like I would actual sales.

  6. Brian, here’s a graph I put together quickly showing daily pending sales (blue) overlayed by weekly sales levels (green) from March 2009-April 2011. Sorry, that’s the best I can do at the moment.

  7. An update on the Fort McMurray condos:

    The private safety code inspection company named in the multimillion-dollar Penhorwood condominium lawsuit has declared bankruptcy and resumed business under a new name.

    Alberta Permit Pro and 21 other defendants have been embroiled in a $4.1-million lawsuit with the Fort McMurray condo owners since 2007, but the case made headlines six weeks ago when 300 people were evacuated in the middle of the night due to structural and safety concerns.

    Critics say Permit Pro’s reincarnation illustrates the inadequate government regulation of the inspection industry in the province.

    “Home buyers have no confidence in this system, and one of the reasons … is because these guys can just go to a lawyer, change their name, and carry on, business as usual,”

    Read more in the Edmonton Journal

  8. The following is a complete list of Calgary region SAM (Sales and Marketing) Award winners.

    Winners are named first, followed by runners-up in order of finish (prices do not include lot. Numbered addresses are in Calgary unless otherwise specified):

    Grand SAM Awards

    -Builder of the Year: Morrison Homes (runners up in order of finish: Baywest Homes Ltd.; Jayman MasterBuilt; Beattie Homes Ltd.; Shane Homes Ltd.).

    – Builder of Merit: McKinley Masters (runners up: Astoria Homes Ltd.; Crystal Creek Homes Inc.; Gold Seal Homes Inc.; Ashton Custom Homes).

    – Multi-Family Builder of the Year: Sabal Homes LP (runners up: Brookfield Homes, multi-family division -formerly Hawthorne Homes; Aspire Condo Living by Jayman MasterBuilt).

    – Renovator of the Year: Ultimate Renovations (runners up: Pinnacle Group Renovations by Design Ltd.; Albi Renova Ltd.; Newcastle Homes; The Remodelers Ltd.).

    – Partner of the Year: Divine Hardwood Flooring Ltd. (runners up: Lux Windows and Glass Ltd.; Bravura Inc.; Key Concrete Products Ltd. Timber Tech Truss Inc.).

    Developer awards

    – Show Home Parade of the Year: Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (formerly Carma Developers) -Auburn Bay-Estate.

    – Community of the Year: Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. (formerly Carma Developers) -Auburn Bay.

    Best new home

    – Up to $199,999: Morrison Homes, The Chadwick Showhome, 77 Cranford Drive S.E.

    – $200,000-$229,999: Excel Homes, Arlington – Panorama Hills, 236 Panora Way N.W.

    – $230,000-$264,999: Shane Homes, Revel, 11 SkyView Springs Crescent N.E.

    – $265,000 to $309,999: NuVista Homes Ltd., Garland Residence – Custom Home, Private, Okotoks.

    – $310,000-$359,999: NuVista Homes Ltd., The Bourne Residence – Okotoks, Private.

    – $360,000-$409,999: Jayman MasterBuilt, Emerge Model, 3 Sunset Park, Cochrane.

    – $410,000-$469,999: Trico Homes, The Stanton, 56 Mahogany Heath S.E.

    – $470,000-$534,999: Morrison Homes, The Ellsworth, Auburn Bay, 83 Auburn Sound Manor S.E.

    – $535,000-$599,999: Morrison Homes, Custom, The Terraces of Springbank Hill, Private, Calgary.

    – $600,000-$699,999: Baywest Homes Ltd., Ellendale Showhome – Terraces, 192 Springbluff Heights S.W.

    – $700,000-$849,999: Morrison Homes, The Halpen/ Haberl Residence, Wentworth Glen, Private, Calgary.

    – $850,000-$999,999: Crystal Creek Homes, Private Residence, Calgary.

    – $1 million-$1,499,999: Beattie Homes Ltd., Beattie’s Ranche Showhome in Heritage Pointe, 1 Ranche Drive, De Winton.

    – $1,500,000-$2,999,999: Wolf Custom Homes Ltd., S.W. Residence, Private, Calgary.

    – $3 million and over: McKinley Masters, The Cruachan, Private, Rockyview.

    Sales and information centre

    – Attached -Beattie Homes Ltd., 1 Ranch Drive, Heritage Pointe, De Winton.

    – Detached -Canada Lands Co., 2953 Battleford Ave S.W.

    Multi-family (community)

    – Best community – Brookfield Homes, Multi-Family Division (formerly Hawthorne Homes), Mosaic Cranston, Cranston.

    Multi-family (best new design)

    – Up to 799 sq. ft.: Brookfield Homes, Multi-Family Division (formerly Hawthorne Homes), Ivory, 218 Cranford Court S.E.

    – 800 to 1,199 sq. ft.: Brookfield Homes, Multi-Family Division (formerly Hawthorne Homes), Ruby, 216 Cranford Court S.E.

    – 1,200 to 1,499 sq. ft.: Sabal Homes LP, Chalet-D, 19 Copperpond Rd.

    – 1,500 sq. ft. and over: Aspire Condo Living by Jayman, Chesapeake in Auburn Bay, 1201 – 10 Auburn Bay Ave.

    Multi-family (home awards)

    – Best Townhome up to $274,999: Sabal Homes LP, Chalet Town Home A, 1915 Copperfield Blvd. S.E.

    – Best Townhomes, $275,000 and over: Homes by Avi (Calgary) Inc., The Ruby, 2316, 125 Panatella Way N.W.

    – Best Villa/Duplex up to $324,999: Brookfield Homes, Single-Family Division (formerly Heartland Homes), Cypress, 577 McKenzie Towne Drive S.E.

    – Best Villa/Duplex, $325,000 and over: Brookfield Homes, Single-Family Division (formerly Heartland Homes), Linden, 575 McKenzie Towne Drive S.E.

    Industry achievement

    – Best Innovative Idea/ Product: Lux Windows and Glass Ltd., Batten Brickmold.


    – Best Home Renovation (with addition): Kurmak Builders Inc., Britannia House.

    – Best Home Renovation (without addition): Ultimate Renovations, Lake Bonavista residence No. 1.

    – Best Basement Renovation: Ultimate Renovations, Lake Bonavista residence No. 2.

    – Best Kitchen Renovation: Ultimate Renovations, Lake Bonavista residence No. 3.

    – Best Bathroom/Ensuite Renovation: Home Completions Inc., Isaac/Warnica Residence.

    – Best Renovator’s Choice Renovation: Albi Renova Ltd., Taylor Residence.

    Partner Awards

    – Supplier and Installer of Products (with showroom): Divine Hardwood Flooring (runners up: ICON Stone and Tile, Woodcraft Kitchen Cabinets Ltd., Diamond Fireplace Distributors Ltd.; Wildwood Cabinets).

    – Supplier and Installer of Products (without showroom): Key Concrete Products Ltd. (runner-up: Lenbeth Weeping Tile (Calgary).

    – Supplier of Products (with showroom): Lux Windows and Glass Ltd. (runners-up: Kitchen and Bath Classics, a division of Wolseley Canada; Gienow Windows and Doors Inc.; All Weather Windows Ltd.; JELD-WEN Windows and Doors).

    – Supplier of Products (without showroom): Timber Tech Truss Inc. (runners-up: Double R Building Products Ltd.).

    – Supplier of service -trades: Keystone Excavating.

    – Supplier of Service -Professionals: Bravura Inc.

    Sales Achievement

    – Rookie of the Year: Excel Homes, Nada Elaraj.

    – Community Sales Team of the Year: Cardel Homes, Paul Schneider-Auburn Bay, Calgary.

    Sales achievement (multi-family)

    – Project Sales Team of the Year: Homes by Avi (Calgary) Inc., Todd Broadbent, Ashley Zaro – Prospect Hill in Panorama Hills, Calgary.

    Advertising and marketing

    – Janine Coughlin Marketing Campaign of the Year: Cedarglen Homes, The District by Cedarglen Homes.

    – Best Billboard (Indoor/ Outdoor): Shane Homes Ltd, Vehicle Graphic.

    – Best Brochure: Qualico Communities, Dressage in Silverado by Qualico.

    – Best Moving Media: Calgary Municipal Lands Corp., East Village Urban Explorer Web Video.

    – Best Print Ad: Sabal Homes LP, Heavy on Features, Light on Price.

    – Best Audio Media: S.I.S. Supply Install Services (1994) Ltd., S.I.S. Radio Ad.

    – Best Website: Baywest Homes Ltd., http://www.baywesthomes.com

    Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/List+award+winners/4664426/story.html#ixzz1KNrAiX84

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  10. This is interesting and doesnt always correlate to actual consumer comments