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

OHBA annual conference addresses Ontario’s Bill 108 housing legislation

John Bleasby August 13, 2019 The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) will return to the Blue Mountain Village and Conference Centre in Collingwood, two hours north of Toronto, for its 2019 Conference and Awards of Distinction.   The three-day event, starting Sept. 22, will provide delegates with opportunities for collaborative learning with industry experts, exclusive networking […]

Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Help Build Housing for Seniors in Simcoe County

Changes will help 600 seniors and create 200 jobs Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Barrie ― The Ontario government is cutting red tape in Simcoe County, helping 600 seniors access needed housing and services, while creating close to 200 full-time jobs. Today, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, was joined by Andrea Khanjin,MPP […]

What you need to know about Collingwood’s new development charge bylaw

The Town of Collingwood will be approving a new development charge bylaw later in August. Here’s what you need to know. What are development charges? Development charges — or DCs — are levied against new construction. Those levies are put into specified reserve accounts to fund the construction of infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, recreational facilities) that […]

Upcoming Events

18sep6:00 pm8:30 pmSeptember Dinner Meeting - Kicking off the New Season!

22sep(sep 22)11:00 am24(sep 24)11:59 pmOHBA 2019 Conference2019 OHBA Conference

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