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

Reflecting on 10 years since annexation in Barrie and Innisfil

by Shane MacDonald,  Chris Simon  Barrie Advance Ten years after the City of Barrie annexed land from Innisfil, and as development begins to ramp up in that area, Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman says he feels the right decision was made. Sitting on a bargaining committee back then, he remembers there was a lot of misinformation circulating around the […]

Construction community concerned about revamped development charges

Karen Hansen from Pratt Homes says she’s ‘never seen a DC bylaw rushed through so quickly’; Developers ask for more time to review data by: Raymond Bowe As the city works toward an overhaul of its development charges, people in the construction community are hammering home concerns that the process is moving too quickly and mistakes could be […]

Adjudication panellists urge parties to ‘pay up’ or face consequences

  Panellists presiding over a recent Osgoode Professional Development session on the repercussions of Ontario’s new construction adjudication system had a simple message for parties who might end up on the losing end of disputes: unless you are ready to deal with all sorts of troublesome consequences, just pay up. Construction lawyers James Little and […]

Upcoming Events

18jul11:00 am7:00 pmSCHBA Annual Golf Tournament

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