Set yourself apart as a leader in residential construction

Our highly regarded Master Home Builder designation makes a powerful statement about your commitment to professionalism, performance, education and exceptional customer service.

Certification is available to individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • Employed by a home building company that is a member of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program and a local home building association, and
  • Has been employed in a senior decision-making role for a minimum of 5 years, and
  • Has completed the required courses and elective courses noted below (equivalent to the Residential Management Certification)
   

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[[start:accordion_header]]Required Courses[[end:accordion_header]]

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  • Building Codes
  • Business & Management Fundamentals (previously Business Planning & Management)
  • Communication & Negotiation
  • Customer Service Professional
  • Estimating
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Law Fundamentals for the Home Building Industry
  • Moisture Control Technician Certificate (offered through SAIT)
  • New Home Marketing
  • Five elective courses from PHBI's course catalog, with the exception of short courses including Construction Performance Guidelines, Energy Code and the online portion of our Construction Technology 2 course. The Business Ethics course is a recommended elective.

Courses can be completed in any order, with the exception of Construction Fundamentals, which should be completed an elective prior to beginning Building Codes or Estimating.

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[[start:accordion_header]]Designation Requirements[[end:accordion_header]]

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  • You must apply to PHBI to be recognized as an accredited Master Builder
  • You must renew the designation annually and pay the annual renewal fee
  • You (or your company) must be a member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program
  • You (or your company) must be a member of a local home building association
  • You must have a minimum of five years’ experience in a senior decision-making role
  • You must complete 16 hours of continuing education annually

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Continuing Education Requirements

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As noted above, 16 hours of continuing education is required annually. Proof of attendance must accompany the application and renewal forms. The following are options to satisfy the continuing education requirement:

  • Successful completion of any PHBI or industry-related course, seminar, or conference; or
  • Continuing education courses associated with a professional designation; or
  • General professional development training; or
  • Completion of an executive level course offered at an advanced educational learning institution

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Application forms

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Certified Master Home Builder Members

Increase your company’s value and elevate its reputation in Alberta’s competitive new home marketplace and apply for the Master Home Builder Certification. This coveted certification allows you to advertise your business as a PHBI-accredited Master Home Builder. In fact, many companies formally change their corporate names to include the powerful and prestigious "Master Builder" appellation. Certification has been earned by the following member companies:

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[[start:accordion_header]]Calgary & Area[[end:accordion_header]]

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Cedarglen Homes
Davinci Homes
Douglas Homes
Goldmark Homes
Harder Homes Master Builder
Hopewell Residential
Homes by Avi
Homes by Us 
Klair Custom Homes Ltd.
Lionsworth Homes
LD&A
Matisse Homes Inc.
McKee Homes
Sterling Homes
Truman Homes
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[[start:accordion_header]]Edmonton & Area[[end:accordion_header]]

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Caliber Master Builder
Canyon Spring Master Builder
Concept Homes
Coventry Home
Daytona Homes
De Waal Developments
Gannet Homes Master Builder
Hager Developments
Impact Homes
Innovation Plus Developments Ltd
Jayman BUILT
Jordan Homes
Kimberley Homes
Landmark Homes
Legacy Signature Homes
Lincolnberg Master Builder
Meridian Master Builders
Montorio Homes Ltd.
Pacesetter Homes
Timber Haus Developments
Zetsen Master Builders
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[[start:accordion_header]]Grand Prairie & Area[[end:accordion_header]]

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Dueck Brothers
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[[start:accordion_header]]Lethbridge & Area[[end:accordion_header]]

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Galko Homes Master Builder
Stranville Living
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[[start:accordion_header]]Red Deer & Area[[end:accordion_header]]

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True-Line Contracting Ltd. 
Avalon Central Alberta
Laebon Homes
Abbey Platinum Master Built

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Professional commitment

We're committed to creating a better residential construction industry — discover what sets Master Home Builders apart. 

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Master Home Builder Professional Commitments

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  • Have proper regard for the safety and welfare of all persons on their work sites.
  • Have proper regard for the physical and natural environment affected by their work.
  • Undertake to comply with all municipal, provincial and national building codes and standards applicable to their workplace and work environment.
  • Have proper regard for the interests of the consumer and act fairly in interactions with all parties.
  • Undertake only work that they feel competent and qualified to perform by virtue of their training and experience.
  • Only give advice on matters that they have adequate knowledge and a thorough understanding of the situation.
  • Only submit to municipal or provincial authorities, applications that have been prepared by themselves or under their direct supervision.
  • Not use plans, specifications or designs of other builders unless written permission from that builder has been obtained.
  • Not use any unethical practices for the purposes of securing sales, assignments or various permits.
  • Only provide information to industry associations, financial institutions or mortgage insurance companies that are accurate, to the best of their knowledge.
  • Present their qualifications to the public and the industry and to do so without exaggeration.
  • Conduct themselves with others in fairness and in good faith.
  • Maintain membership in good standing with both The Alberta New Home Warranty Program and an Alberta Home Builders' Association.

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[[start:accordion_header]]Master Home Builder Code of Ethics[[end:accordion_header]]

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  • Build their knowledge of home building techniques and remain active in continuing their education.
  • Dedicate themselves to enhancing the consumers' understanding of the Alberta Home Building Industry and ensure their professional knowledge will benefit the home consumer.
  • Demonstrate at all times, to associates and those in training, a caring spirit of understanding and professionalism.
  • Select staff that are qualified, ethical, and professional and support their continued personal growth and industry education.
  • Support the use of this Code of Ethics to guide their conduct, while at all times recognizing that by following the Code of Ethics they enhance the dignity and status of the Alberta home building industry.

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