What We Do

With more than 60 years of experience in the building business, the SCHBA is here to assist you to: build a new house, renovate an existing home, or, become a better Builder, Renovator, Trade Contractor, or Supplier to the residential construction industry. The Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association is committed to residential construction excellence, providing affordable, quality housing in the Greater Barrie area.
When I talk to people about joining SCHBA, I always tell them that it is incredibly important to take ownership. As a single company or person, it is very difficult to get noticed or be heard. As part of a strong association, your voice is heard – and actually listened to. SCHBA works hard for it’s members, and I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact it has on your business. – Heljar Hansen, Pratt Homes
Since 1953 The Barrie Builders Association (renamed The Greater Barrie Home Builders Association in 1995, The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Simcoe County in 2009, The Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association in 2013) has been the voice of the Residential Home Building Industry in the Barrie Area. The inaugural meeting was held on March 16, 1953 at the Community House which was located at the corner of Dunlop St. West and Toronto St. Barrie.

Who We Are

Exists to preserve and enhance affordable, quality housing through professionalism, education, research and development, proactive legislative involvement and consumer advocacy * have information to assist consumers in choosing a professional in the residential building or renovation industry * have a list of members of the Association available to the public * members must adhere to a strict code of ethics * have an Ethics Board to deal with problems concerning their members, should any arise * Renomark program – renovators who qualify to join the program must meet certain criteria, be a member of the Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association, and abide by the Association’s code of ethics

Latest Updates

Duplex zoning can make neighbourhoods viable – and fun

Globe and Mail (Adrienne Tanner)/August 25  In 1980, when Eileen Mosca moved to Vancouver, she and her partner bought an old house on Rose Street that was split into two suites, essentially rendering it a duplex. “It was a seedy pocket of Grandview Woodlands, but it worked for us,” she recalls. “We had three kids […]

Ontario Electrical League calls for apprentice ratio reform

Daily Commercial News (Don Wall)/August 27 The Ontario Electrical League (OEL) has fired the first volley as the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) enters its next round of reviewing apprenticeship ratios for construction trades.

GTA’s new home market slows down significantly

Mortgage Broker News (Ephraim Vecina)/August 28  Sales of new homes in the Greater Toronto Area fell by 44% on a year-over-year basis in July, per the latest data from the Altus Group. The significant slowdown also marked a 55% decline from the 10-year average, according to Altus. Sales activity in the condo segment (covering low-, medium-, […]

Upcoming Events

17oct6:00 pmSCHBA Dinner Meeting with Special Guests

16nov6:00 pmACE Awards of Creative Excellence Gala

21nov6:00 pmSCHBA Dinner Meeting

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