HOME RUN: Airdrie-based Harder Homes wins two BILD Awards

Story by Josie Randall

Fall 2022

All Simona Harder remembers is hearing the name of her company before walking up to the stage in front of 1,100 building industry peers.

The BILD Awards celebrate and recognize the building and development industry’s best in Calgary and area. This year Airdrie-based Harder Homes won two awards in the Single Home category of Best New Home 3 for homes between $325,000-379,999 and Best New Home 4 for homes between $380,000-444,999 for their work in 2021.

“It was surreal to finally be recognized in a room full of our peers after celebrating our 2019 and 2020 wins silently through the Covid years,” says Harder, who co-owns Harder Homes with husband Wayne.

“Walking up to the stage with our team was an unforgettable experience. And to do it twice in the same night was icing on the cake.”

Harder Homes is a family owned and locally operated business that has been building in Airdrie and the surrounding area for more than 15 years. They specialize in building single-family homes that are customized to each homeowner’s lifestyle, taste and preferences.

Some of their current projects include working on homes in the southwest corner of Airdrie in Cooper’s Crossing.

The 2021 BILD Awards is not the first time Harder Homes has been recognized. The company took home best new home awards in 2020 and 2019.

Harder says over the years they have sat down with hundreds of families looking to make their home in Airdrie, so it’s nice to be recognized for their commitment to building community.

“As local Airdronians ourselves, we love being part of the community in every way possible,” says Harder.

“We shop local, support local and believe that giving back to the community that has given us so much is very important.”