40 years of Excellence

With the continued support from our clients, co-workers, colleagues, tradespeople and suppliers we have been acknowledged for many awards. We have been recognized through our local , provincial and national associations. 

While awards are valuable to our team and our family,  there is no reward that can compare to that happy feeling we get when we see the absolute joy on our clients faces on Closing day.  That’s when we take pride in knowing that we have built a beautiful, quality home for you and your loved ones.

Award Winning Home Builder

  • Canadian Italian Business & Professional Association Niagara

    Presented to Silvergate Homes on November 30, 2012, at their annual Canadian Italian Business & Professional Association Niagara Awards of Excellence Gala, this award recognizes and celebrates the success and achievement of Canadian-Italian individuals. This award recognized the life story of Vito & Victoria Passero, and of Silvergate Homes from the beginning to present day.

  • Silvergate Homes has been recognized with several Niagara Home Builders Association Awards for our commitment to environmental responsibility, innovation, creativity and excellence within Niagara’s residential construction industry.

    Vito Passero, NHBA Hall of Fame Award, NHBA 2019

    • Most Outstanding Condo/ Townhome up to 1500 sq.ft. (54 Tulip Tree Common), 2023
    • Hall of Fame Award, Owner – Vito Passero, 2019
    • Best Website, 2015
    • Most Outstanding New Home Bathroom (Jacob’s Landing Ensuite), 2015
    • Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation, 2007 & 2013
    • Most Outstanding Renovation ($250,000 to $499,000), 2013
    • Most Outstanding Exemplary Room Award (Royal Henley Garage), 2013

    In previous years, Silvergate Homes has also been recognized with other distinguished NHBA awards including:

    • Excellence in Green Construction or Renovation, 2011 & 2013
    • Best Custom Designed Home ($750,000 to $1,000,000), 2011
    • Renovation (over $500,000), 2011
    • Exterior Detailing, 2011
    • Project of the Year (Victory Garden), 2009
    • Company of the Year
  • Ontario Home Builders’ Association



    • Best New Home Kitchen – New Low-Rise Up to 2,500 sq.ft.  (Legends on the Green), 2023
    • Finalist, Best Attached Multi-Unit Home (Legends on the Green, Hazelton 57), 2020
    • Best Architectural Design – One Storey Home (Amuse by the Lake), 2018
    • Most Outstanding Attached Multi-Unit Home (Village on the Twelve), 2007
  • Canadian Home Builder Awards

    • Finalist for Best Detached Homes – Production | 1,800 -2,200 sq.ft. (The Coachella, Meadowvale Estates), 2019
    • Finalist for Community Development (Village on the Twelve), 2014-2015
    • Finalist for Best Website Design, 2014-2015
  • Additional Awards

    St. Catharines Standard Readers' Choice 2023 Diamond Award Winner | Silvergate Homes for Best New Home Building

    • Best New Home Builder (The Standard Readers’ Choice Awards – Diamond Award Winner), 2023, 2022 & 2019
    • Niagara Community Design Awards Adaptive Re-use (The Post Office, Thorold), 2015
    • Best Custom Designed Home (Zirger Residence, NOTL), 2010
    • Innovative Feature/Innovative Design (Village on the Twelve), 2004
    • Best Multi Family/Condo/Townhouse Project over $225,000 (Village on the Twelve), 2004
    • Best Greenfield Project (Village on the Twelve)
  • Tarion

    • Two-time Winner of After Sales Award for Ontario, Small Builder Category
  • Ontario New Home Warranty Program

    • Ernest Assaly Award for Central Ontario Builder of the Year, 2001 & 2003
  • Ice Awards

    • Best Direct Mail Promotion, 2007
    • Best Print Ad, 2004 & 2006
    • Best Overall New Home Design for a One Storey, 2004
    • Best Overall New Home Design for a Two Storey, 2003
    • Most Outstanding Custom Kitchen for New Construction


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