Archive for December 2009

A Decade of Green



Look closely... it's made completely from Heineken bottles!


 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! It’s almost 2010 and we’re about to enter a new decade of progress and building innovation. Reading the article Themes, Memes and Dreams in a Decade of Architecture, I was inspired by the worldwide focus on building green since the year 2000. Green awareness is greater than ever, and the importance of environmentally-friendly, healthy, and livable communities is indisputable. Check out the article – not everything worked,  but at least designers, architects, and builders all over the world are thinking green! 

Vauban eco community


Mason Homes proudly contributed to green developments in new home building during the last decade. Like the Vauban eco community in Germany featured in the article, Mason Homes strives to build communities that are pedestrian-friendly, walkable, and close to schools, parks, and amenities, so that our homeowners can walk more and leave the car at home. We build bike trails, parks, and roads designed to slow traffic, making our communities open, welcoming, and more eco-friendly. 

Mason Homes plans to continue our Green for Life program in 2010, augmenting our already-demanding standards with new ideas and innovations – like our protection of natural green environments, as we did at Avonlea in Peterborough with the cedar post trail. 

Stay tuned, and we’ll see you all in 2010!

It’s Going to be a Green Christmas!


You can have a white Christmas AND a green one!

Got a few people on your gift list this year who are the classic hard-to-buy-for, have-it-all types? Check out this great article I read at Green Living, “The Green Gift Guide.” Turns out green gift giving is not only good for the environment, but you can land some unique gifts. Electric bike, anyone?

Also Christmas-related: are your twinkly strands of Christmas lights eco-friendly? This article explains why your LED Christmas lights are so good for the environment!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Only one more week!

Mason Homes Wins 7 Awards!


Thanks to all our homeowners, partners, and employees for believing in us and making us the #1 builder in the Kawarthas! We look forward to another great year in 2010. 

2009 has been a great year at Mason Homes. We recently won several awards at the Peterborough & Kawartha Home Builders Association Awards, including Project of the Year (for Avonlea in Peterborough), the Green Excellence Award, Best Home under 1500 sq. ft., Best Home over 1500 sq. ft., and Home Builder of the Year! 

Go team!

Our Newest Community a Great Success!


We’ve responded to the market and given home buyers what they want: environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient homes in an established community, at our newest community, JUST 4U. Homebuyers in Barrie visited our sales centre on opening day, a cold October afternoon, excited about our unique offering. Now half sold out, we know why the JUST 4U townhomes are selling so well: green features and community living are at the top of everyone’s wish list this year. Our Green for Life program brings tons of green benefits to our homeowners, from healthy air quality with our high-quality air filters to huge savings on energy and water bills. JUST 4U is a great example of Mason Homes’ commitment to building a better home.

JUST 4U opening in Barrie


If you’d like to check out JUST 4U in Barrie, you can visit our sales centre at 91 Coughlin Road in Barrie, from 1-8pm Monday through Thursday (closed Fridays), and from 11am-6pm on weekends and holidays. Check out for more details.

Blogs and Green Homes are the Future!


Mason Homes is proud to be part of the online discussions about building houses that are more efficient and better for the environment.

Mason Homes wants to give these benefits for your family’s lifestyle — with a home that is Green for Life. By offering a more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient home, we help contribute to your healthier living environment, where you can breathe better air and save money through reduced water and energy consumption.

As a recognized leader in green building, Mason Homes builds EnergyStar®qualified homes as a standard not an upgrade — because at Mason we believe a happier, healthier home should be available to everyone. Improve your lifestyle with a Mason home and be Green for Life.

The Mason Homes Standard.


Quality. Service. Trust.

These are the cornerstones that have guided Mason Homes since 1961. Now in its third generation with nearly 5000 homes built, we continue to design and build communities that go well beyond the ordinary, with superb homes and a customer care program you can trust.

We are committed to building quality homes and believe that along with great design, good locations, and quality workmanship, a healthier environment is also an important part of our homeowner’s life.

At Mason, we care for our customers, and it shows. Today, we are proud to go above and beyond what conventional builders offer by building homes that are Green for Life. We believe our Green for Life homes provide a happier, healthier environment for you and your family.

Count on Mason Homes to exceed your expectations.
Bringing families home since 1961.

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