Ken Russel & Manuel DeSousa

Manuel DeSousa – New DRHBA president

Manuel DeSousa was ushered in as the 64th president of the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association (DRHBA) at the President’s Ball, held on Saturday, November 18 at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in Ajax.

Read more by downloading the DRHBA newsletter below, including Manuel’s President’s Message.


DRHBA Newsletter

DRHBA Newsletter


2016 DRHBA Awards of Excellence

We are very proud to announce that AccuBuilt Construction & DeSousa Homes were honoured with four Awards of Excellence by the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association.

Excellence In Home Renovation/Addition ($10,000-50,000): Accubuilt Construction Ltd.- Glenanna Kitchen

Excellence In Home Renovation/Addition ($150,001 and up): Accubuilt Construction Ltd. – Pinecrest Renovation

Excellence In Kitchen Renovation: Accubuilt Construction Ltd. – Pinecrest Renovation

Excellence In Custom Home (Under 2,500 SQ. FT.): Desousa Homes Inc. – Cemetery Road

Congratulations to both teams!

2015 DRHBA Awards of Excellence

2015 DRHBA Awards of Excellence


The achievements of Durham Region Home Builders over the past year were celebrated on Thursday, April 16 where AccuBuilt Construction and DeSousa Homes brought home:

Excellence In Home Renovation/Addition ($50,001-100,000): AccuBuilt Construction – Olive Reno

Excellence In Home Renovation/Addition ($150,001 and up): AccuBuilt Construction

Excellence In Kitchen Renovation: AccuBuilt Construction – Hinterland Kitchen

Excellence In Custom Home (3501-4400 SQ. FT.): Desousa Homes – Broadview

Victor Fiume, DRHBA president, said, “It is an honor to be here in this room filled with the best home builders, renovators, trades, suppliers, and professionals in Durham Region. All of us here take pride in growing our community to be the best place to live, work and play.” 

The esteemed panel of judges included: Sue Pitchforth, Decor Therapy Plus; Darlene Goode, Redmond Williams; Shawn De Taeye, De Taeye Designs; Ashley Stevens, Re/Max Jazz Inc.; Bob Malcomson, Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, Jaan Krull, Remax; Julie Rennie, Ontario Shores; Caroline Rajcsany, Décor and Design by Caroline, and Jim Gaylor-Canadian Air Systems.

The 2015 Awards of Excellence Committee was led by Jennifer Hurd, who accepted the thanks of the 240 people present saying, “It is a lot of hard work, but it’s so worth it! It is important to me to recognize the awesome builders in Durham Region.” Her committee consisted of Mike DiPalo, Danielle Bleau, Wayne Clarke, Phyllis Dupuis and Anita DeVries.

Andrew Pike entertained the audience as the MC for the evening which included a stunning power Point by RMS Productions, complete with photographs of winning entries of gorgeous homes, communities and professionals.

Founded in 1953, the Durham Region Home Builders’ Association represents approximately 170 member companies comprised of builder, developer, supplier, contractor and professional members representing more than 4,500 employees who share a common interest, concern and a genuine passion for the home building industry and for their customer


A big night for DeSousa Homes & AccuBuilt

A great evening at the 2014 DRHBA Awards of Excellence where both AccuBuilt Construction and DeSousa Homes brought home six awards between them:
Excellence in Home Renovation/Addition ($50,001 – $100,000) – AccuBuilt Construction Ltd
Excellence in Home Renovation/Addition ($100,001 – $150,000) – AccuBuilt Construction Ltd
Excellence in Home Renovation/Addition ($150,001 and up) – AccuBuilt Construction Ltd
Excellence in Bathroom Renovation – AccuBuilt Construction Ltd
Excellence in Kitchen Renovation – AccuBuilt Construction Ltd
Excellence in Custom Built Home (3501 – 4400 sq’) – DeSousa Homes

Thank you to our team, all of our trades and the Durham Region Home Builders Association.


2013 DRHBA President’s Ball

We had a great night, welcoming the new DRHBA president Jennifer Hurd at the 2013 President’s Ball Saturday night!

DeSousa Homes wins OHBA Award

Congratulations to our sister company DeSousa Homes Inc., on winning Most Outstanding Custom Home (Under 2500 sq. ft.) at the OHBA 2013 Awards of Distinction last night!