Oakville Homes

April 13, 2011

BILD Code of Ethics – empty promises? Mattamy knows the answer.


BILD – GTA are having their 2011 BILD awards coming u,p with the award winners being announced April 29th, 2011.  It will be interesting to see who gets the awards and for what.  Since blowing the J.D. Power and Associates awards (Ottawa especially),  I guess Mattamy needs this boost to attract those who actually believe the awards mean something in terms of finished product. 

Mattamy has been nominated for, can you believe this, HOME BUILDER OF THE YEAR, along with noted builders Great Gulf HomesMonarch Corporation, Rosehaven Homes and Tridel.  I haven’t heard much negativism about the nominees except of course, Mattamy.  Must be the dark horse.

If you look at the BILD-GTa Code of Ethics, one wonders just how Mattamy got nominated.

  • comply with applicable building codes of Canada as a minimum standard for construction and shall work toward its improvement in the interests of structural sufficiency, safety, and health.
  •  Well, I think we can safely say that Mattamy does comply with the Minimum Standard criteria but, the safety and health?  Unless of course illegal (code) wiring isn’t considered unsafe and building on toxic land isn’t unhealthy.  I guess the BILD idea of safety and health is different than a home buyer.

  • plan their projects to conform to the principles of good community planning and support for the environment.
  • Well, in Kanata Fairwinds, Mattamy was selling homes prior to receiving final permission from the City of Ottawa and eventually brushed off the homebuyers and told them to take a walk (paraphrased here).  And the building of illegal berms, for which they got convicted, in the Ottawa area certainly shows “support for the environment”.  But then BILD-GTA is concerned about the GTA -let the Ottawa folks eat cake and enjoy the flooding.

  • deal justly with their employees, subcontractors, and suppliers of all goods and services.
  • Well, you’ve read right here from those who have worked with Mattamy out west as suppliers and contractors – less than desirable and, from those I’ve spoken to in the trades – not positive.

  • deal honestly and fairly with their customers and stand behind the quality of their work and service commitments.
  • If you’ve read my blog, do I really need to comment on this one.  Even their “repairs” after a PDI leave a lot to be desired in some cases.  Some of us have gag orders so we really can’t comment.  I guess doing some illegal (code) wiring in order to close a sale is “dealing honestly and fairly with their customers” to BILD-GTA.  For those who suffered the Ottawa shenanigans, I guess they felt they were treated fairly.  🙂

    I  could go on with the rest of the Code of Ethics but I do have space & time  limitations and I think you get the point.   Mattamy has in the past been naughty with some issues, enough issues that one would wonder if they have in fact changed their spots or, just put more money in places to ensure no problems.

    I mean, they certainly haven’t followed this part of the Code of Ethics.

  • avoid all conduct or practice detrimental to the land development and building industry, to the Association, to the good name or reputation of any of its members, or its customers.
  • Certainly the Ottawa issue would fall under this and the fact they wanted their security deposit back in Bracebridge in regards to the flooding prior to their work being tested certainly does not give the industry a good name.  Trying to flee town before the sh*t hits the fan this spring, so to speak.

    So, one wonders just how Mattamy continues to be nominated for awards when they don’t seem to follow the Code of Ethics of the award presenter.  I won’t go into the Milton issues but, they are in the GTA so, how did Mattamy get nominated? 

    Let us know Mr. Gilgan.

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