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Gilbert + Burke took home four major awards at the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders’ Association Housing Design Awards last Friday, March 29. We were honoured to be recognized for Best Bathroom over $30K, Best Renovation Under $200K, Ontario Wood Award - Renovations and Renovator of the Year.

 full remodel of a house front lobby with wooden foundation exposed

Multiple pictures of Gilbert and Burke employees at the PKHBA Awards

PKHBA celebrates and recognizes excellent design and high-quality construction in the new home and renovation arena. Every year, the Housing Design Awards honour the creative and dedicated work of PKHBA members in a fair and just manner.


President and CEO of Gilbert + Burke, Randy Burke, is proud to be a part of a program that supports and recognizes excellence in the custom home building and renovating industry. The PKHBA Housing Design Awards bring recognition and reinforcement to home designers and builders all over Peterborough and the Kawarthas, which is such an important aspect to advancing build methods and technologies in the field.


“We are grateful for Peterborough and the Kawarthas Home Builders’ Association for recognizing top professionals in the homebuilding and renovating industry. It’s our mission to create stunning and unique homes and cottages that our clients can enjoy and grow old in. We are delighted to be recognized for our efforts to remain committed to sustainable design techniques and build practices,” Burke says. 


wooden interior of a brightly lit living, dining and kitchen area

The significance of the awards


We are honoured to stand alongside Kawartha Lakes Construction as the prestigious Renovator of the Year award recipient. 


By winning across four categories -- Renovator of the Year, Best Bathroom over $30K, Best Renovation Under $200K, Ontario Wood Award - Renovations and Renovator of the Year -- Gilbert + Burke is recognized as an industry leader and innovator in homebuilding and renovating.


The Ontario Wood Award specifically points to our dedication to sustainable and eco-friendly design and build techniques. This award promotes the commitment to local economic development through sustainable building practices and is based on the highest value of local wood in the build. This is expressed as a percentage of total wood content available.


All builders who submitted projects were required to join the Ontario Wood program as a green-building effort. To be recognized with this award shows our commitment to environmentally friendly building practices, which is one of our greatest values as an organization.


Additionally, being recognized for Best Bathroom over $30K, Best Renovation Under $200K and Renovator of the Year positions Gilbert + Burke not only as a leading professional in the home design and building industry but as a leading renovation team, as well. Our multifaceted expertise and approach to innovative design, detailed communication, rigorous project management and on-time, on-budget construction sets us apart from other design-build teams.


Take a look at the winning projects


Best Renovation Under $200K


three pictures of interior home renovations

three pictures of completed renovations with full wooden interior and hardwood flooring

left: two window bedroom with a bed with white bedsheet, right: bathroom with large window, sink bathtub, and stand in shower

Ontario Wood Award - Sauna

three pictures of a full wooden sauna

Best Bathroom over $30K

 three pictures of before and after a remodelled full bathroom

If you’d like to partner with us on your next custom build or renovation project, get in touch today! We would love to create a home your family absolutely adores.



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