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

2018 ACE Awards

On Friday, November 16th, 2018 The Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association held their Awards of Creative Excellence & Presidents Gala! This is where we recognize excellence & honour creativity, innovation and design in new home construction & renovations! There were over 50 submissions & competition fierce.

OCOT and labour reforms urgent, Tory MPP says

Daily Commercial News (Don Wall) /November 7 – The parliamentary assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Labour Laurie Scott said recently the Doug Ford government did not shirk in consultations with stakeholders before it announced Bill 47 on Oct. 23, which will simplify trades apprenticeship ratios and see the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) folded by […]

GOOD NEWS, NO INCREASE IN SIMCOE COUNTY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CHARGES

Your Board of Directors has been working since the spring 2018 in association with our colleagues at BILD Simcoe Chapter on the proposed increase of the Simcoe County Education Development Charges (EDC).  As initially presented the proposed new charge of $5,050 per residential unit represents a 187% increase over the current charge of $1,759.  The […]

Upcoming Events

14jan7:30 am1:30 pmSCHBA Housing Supply Summit

23jan6:00 pmSCHBA Dinner Meeting

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