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

New Skilled Trades Ontario praised by stakeholders

Ontario’s construction stakeholders generally expressed universal support for the bold strokes of the Ontario government’s new direction on the skilled trades, with enthusiasm for the new Crown agency to be known as Skilled Trades Ontario (STO) tempered only by uncertainty as to what comes next. Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) Monte McNaughton […]

Ontario to Modernize and Streamline Apprenticeship Training

The Ontario government is introducing new measures to help tradespeople get their certification from one reliable, streamlined destination through a new Crown agency, Skilled Trades Ontario, that would replace the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). Today, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, introduced the Building Opportunities in the Skilled TradesAct, legislation designed to […]

City officials, local experts look at changing space and face of Barrie

By: Nikki Cole ‘Let’s be honest. In the past, Barrie was a poster child for urban sprawl with almost universally low-density residential and commercial forms of development,’ says mayor. The City of Barrie has grown significantly in recent years, and officials are taking a closer look at how that growth has changed the space — and the face — of the […]

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