News & Events
2019 Best in the Region !
Pioneer Craftsmen is proud to announce that two of our recent projects are receiving honours in the building community, both locally and nationally!
Our Cambridge kitchen renovation project “Home Chef Haven” was named WINNER of the Waterloo Regional Home Builders Association’s 2019 WRHBA SAM Awards of Distinction for “Most Outstanding Kitchen, in a home 2,001 – 3,000 sq ft”. Inspired by the home owners’ culinary talent and interests, as well as their habit of cooking together, this kitchen is as warm and inviting as the family itself.
Our Kitchener renovation project “Woodland Chic” featured on the cover of this newsletter, was announced as WINNER of the “Most Outstanding Home Renovation or Conversion (over $100,000)”. Designed to be an open, warm space, inspired by modern Swedish farmhouse influences, this once dated bungalow now has a modern flair and updated appeal.
"Congratulations to the entire Pioneer Craftsmen team," said Jamie Adam, President of Pioneer Craftsmen, "Through Collaboration with our partners, Pride in our work and Innovative Solutions we remain Waterloo Regions Premier Design Build Renovation team!"
2017 Ontario Finalist!
Pioneer Craftsmen is thrilled to announce that our renovation project, "Ensuite Dream Team" is one of best in Ontario! It was named a Finalist in the Ontario Home Builders’ Association's 2017 Awards of Distinction in the category "Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation".
The renovation project featured a complete redesign and remodel of “His” and “Hers” ensuite baths. Hers is all elegance; his has the masculine touch. Check out the photos in our Bathroom Gallery!
According to Director of Sales and Design Paul Meier, "Each room underwent dramatic changes, and each has completely different design elements to suit the needs and wants of this couple. The outcome is spectacular, providing an oasis inspired by, and for, each of them.”
Congratulations team for another great achievement!
2016 Ontario and Waterloo Region Finalist - also features the Best Kitchen in Canada!
The Waterloo home that won Best Kitchen in Canada in 2016 for "Comfort Kitchen" was named a Finalist for its "whole home" renovation, by both the Ontario Home Builder's Association AND the Waterloo Region Home Builder's Association. "Rustic Elegance" was entered in their 2016 Awards of Distinction in the category "Most Outstanding Home Renovation (Actual Retail Value over $500,001)". Congratulations to our team for another stunning project!
Kitchen Renovation - 2016 National WINNER!
We are extremely pleased to announce that our Waterloo renovation project – “Comfort Kitchen” – was named the Best in Canada by the Canadian Home Builder’s Association in the 2016 National Housing Awards for Excellence. The award was presented to President Jamie Adam at the CHBA's Annual Conference in Kelowna, B.C. on May 6th. "Comfort Kitchen" was chosen over four other finalists in the category “Kitchen Renovation $65,000 and Over”. Pioneer Craftsmen's Director of Sales and Design Paul Meier - who spearheaded the project - says, "From the Designer to the Project Manager, from the Lead Carpenter to our crew, this was a true team effort and I am proud of every one involved. Being named the best in the country is a tremendous honour, and reaffirms our commitment to continually provide Inspired design solutions and superior craftsmanship to our clients."
OHBA & WRHBA Awards of Distinction
Pioneer Craftsmen is thrilled to announce yet another Outstanding Home Renovation Project! The "Great Room Addition" featured in our Spring 2015 Newsletter was named a Finalist in the Ontario Home Builder's Association's "Awards of Distinction 2015" AND a finalist in the Waterloo Region Home Builder's "2015 SAM Awards of Distinction". The Petersburg home was transformed into a stunning entertaining space, and we are pleased to have it recognized by both organizations.
WRHBA Awards of Distinction
Pioneer Craftsmen is pleased to be a finalist in the Waterloo Region Home Builders' Association's 2014 SAM Awards of Distinction. The "Rugged Elegance" home renovation project was a finalist in the category: Most Outstanding Home Renovation over $100,000. President Jamie Adam says "it's yet another accomplishment that our team can be very proud of, and it reaffirms that our high quality of workmanship and design continues year after year."
Another Milestone for Pioneer Craftsmen
The WHRBA presented President Jamie Adam with its 25-year "Milestone Member" certificate at its annual Sales and Marketing (SAM) "Awards of Distinction" gala in October 2014. The tribute was a special honour for Jamie, whose father Gary began the company's membership in 1989. The Home Builders' Association applauds its builders, developers and renovator member companies for being "heavily invested in the Region" and for continually striving "to deliver, design and plan vibrant, livable communities".
Gary Adam Receives 2014 Lyle S. Hallman Award
The Waterloo Region Home Builders' Association paid tribute to Pioneer Craftsmen's Past President Gary Adam at its 2014 SAM Awards of Distinction. Gary was the recipient of the Lyle S. Hallman Award - also known as the "unsung hero" award - for his extraordinary ability to execute a vision for the "Ray of Hope" renovation project in Kitchener. Gary was Project Manager and volunteered over 100 hours of his personal time to coordinate dozens of trades, suppliers and over 60 students from Conestoga College.
National and Local Recognition in 2013
The Pioneer Craftsmen team has shown once again the power and diversity of their Team. By working together creating unique designs and execution on time and on budget, they have once again been recognized both nationally and locally in 2013. Check out Builder Awards and the Gallery to learn more.
Vic Sellner Award
Vic Sellner Award: As presented by the Waterloo Region Home Builders Association at the annual SAM Awards.
“Pioneer Craftsmen clearly knows that collectively they can make a tremendous difference in our community and in this case directly impact and make better the lives of our region’s most vulnerable women and children”.
We are Winners! Of yet another National award!
On March 17, 2012, from Mont Tremblant, Quebec, the Canadian Home Builders Association announced the winners for the National SAM Awards competition. We are thrilled to say Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd. is once again a National Winner! Best Kitchen under the Home Renovation Awards Category Inspired Accessible Kitchen project. "Winning a National SAM Award is a major accomplishment within our industry." CHBA President Ron Olson said. "Every award recognized an outstanding success and I congratulate all of the winners".
Jamie Adam, President of Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd. Named Builder Member of the Year 2010
The Waterloo Region Home Builders Association announced that Jamie Adam is the 2010 Builder Member of the Year. Jamie is a cornerstone for WRHBA staff who can call upon him at anytime for his help, support, assistance, and insights on a myriad of issues. When acting on the Association's behalf at face to face meetings with local MP's and MPP's he is always well prepared and well versed in all matters pertaining to government relations.
Pioneer Craftsmen, Winner of Most Outstanding Home Renovation - Provincial OHBA Awards
The Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) has announced the winners for its 2010 Awards of Distinction and Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd. been awarded: MOST OUTSTANDING HOME RENOVATION ($100,000-$500,000).
OHBA President James Bazely stated, "This awards program honours the vision of some of Ontario's most creative and talented builders, renovators, designers and marketers. Winners represent the pinnacle of achievement in the residential building industry."
Pioneer Craftsmen, Winner of Most Outstanding Bathroom Renovation - Provincial OHBA Awards
The Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) has announced the winners for its 2010 Awards of Distinction and Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd. been awarded: MOST OUTSTANDING BATHROOM RENOVATION OHBA President James Bazely stated, "This awards program honours the vision of some of Ontario's most creative and talented builders, renovators, designers and marketers. Winners represent the pinnacle of achievement in the residential building industry."