President - SNY Development Corporation
buildABILITY definitely prepared me to become a builder. The online courses are super user friendly, and truly feel like you are in a live class. Thanks to all the instructors who geared me up for the real world.
I would highly recommend not looking anywhere else to take your courses if you are looking to become an active builder. You will learn things which you have never thought of, and taking your courses with buildABILITY will truly minimize your exposure and liability out in the field.
Thank you buildABILITY!
Interior and Architect - A\&B Original
buildABILITY is the perfect place to start your builder licensing journey. It was an amazing experience all around, from admissions all the way through to course completion.
The instructors work to ensure that you are getting the best industry knowledge and content. The time required to complete the courses was also manageable.
Overall the program layout was extremely well done. The topics are designed perfectly according to the builder market needs.
Director - Smartsave Homes Inc.
It was really great and exciting to attend the HCRA-Approved courses virtually with one of the renowned education providers – buildABILITY - who provides mandatory education required for a builder’s license in Ontario.
The online training format was highly informative and interactive which can be largely credited to the coaching and real world application provided through the courses. All the instructors always ensured that every moment is so LIVE during the class.
I'm beyond thankful to the experienced instructors for coaching me and helping me achieve my goal to be a builder. Looking forward to my next in-person class with buildABILITY to enhance my construction knowledge.
CEO - JJReal Development Group Inc.
Becoming a licensed home builder in Ontario is no longer a dream for me but a reality, thanks to buildABILITY. The professors really took the initiative to ensure that each and every individual in the courses were involved and engaged. My knowledge and expertise has grown exponentially since completing all seven courses. I’m thrilled to apply all of my new found knowledge and insight on the field and with my team.
buildABILITY is one of the best educational providers for the mandatory builder licensing courses. Each course is thoroughly taught by experienced professionals who have an enormous amount of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the construction industry.
I want to personally thank all of the wonderful staff, professors, and guest speakers that made the courses engaging and fun to sit through.
President - Trigon Renovations Inc.
After taking the seven builder licensing courses from buildABILITY, I was highly impressed at how professional, knowledgeable, organized and patient the staff and Professors are at this institution. I was very hesitant about the virtual courses due to the pandemic but the experience was like no other. With a class of 30 students I never felt neglected, any questions I had were answered and I really felt as if my learning was one-on-one with the professors.
Their knowledge and understanding of this industry has exceeded my expectations, I learned so much and am so thankful for all the hard work buildABILITY put in to help me achieve my goals and dreams of being a certified home builder! I highly recommend choosing buildABILITY if you are starting your path towards becoming a licensed home builder.
Director - Atlantis Development Ltd.
What I enjoyed most about buildABILITY’s training events is they are interactive and personal. The instructors are ready to answer questions right away, making learning much easier.
Taking the courses also provided great opportunities to socialize with similar minded professional in the classes. I felt I had truly learnt about all the aspects of being a responsible builder after completing all seven Tarion courses with buildABILITY. The steps that we were shown in the classes about how to provide the correct information to Tarion and the discussion we had in the class with a Tarion representative prepared me fully for the interviews.
Senior Project Manager -
RS Homes/LSI Engineering Ltd.
Michael Lio and the other course instructors are very well known in the construction industry so being a part of buildABILITY's training helps me stay updated with the industry's best practices.
The courses are also a great opportunity to network and meet other professionals in the industry.
CEO - R.E.A.L. Construction Group
buildABILITY was one of my best decisions. The instructors and the staff care so much about every student’s success. I have had such a positive transformation in my way of thinking, working and communicating after attending these courses.
This has been a great experience for me as I embark on my building journey. The amount of knowledge and passion that has grown within is remarkable. I truly want to thank each and every instructor and staff member as I am ready to make a massive impact in our loved industry. Thank you for making learning enjoyable.
Owner / Operator - Alair Homes Georgina
Although there are multiple pathways to achieving the seven core courses required by the HCRA, buildABILITY stands head and shoulders above the others, and the only one I would personally recommend.
Having been in the trade industry for almost two decades, I appreciate the industry professionals who are teaching at buildABILITY. They are relatable, highly knowledgeable and made the experience a very enjoyable one.
The custom home building industry is in good hands with Michael and his fantastic staff making sure we have the most knowledgeable builders entering into the industry.
CFO - HRBUILD
Being a part of buildABILITY's training has allowed me to grow my professional portfolio by learning about building science, construction and business planning. Additionally, networking with professional and experienced faculty members helped me grow my network in the construction industry.
I would say buildABILITY is the best place to gain all the skills and credentials required to build houses in Ontario under the law. All the professional and experienced staff will help your way into the building and construction industry.
President and Owner - Beyond Custom Contracting Inc.
Having a university degree, post graduate degree and college certificate with 15 years construction experience, I was enthralled with the information provided. I’m pleased that I decided to not challenge the HCRA basic requirements. I feel more than confident to now present the additional knowledge gained from this great program on my journey to becoming a licensed builder.
Michael and his staff are truly brilliant and talented individuals with great ability to promote interaction between all involved persons. This creates a positive, interactive and inspiring experience that upholds a higher standard to the construction industry. Students are no longer just licensed builders, but rather are problem solvers who are educated with the most recent sciences and technologies to provide customers the quality in construction everyone deserves.
It was my pleasure to attend each course, and to be positively influenced by all the professors. I look forward to my company's future in this thriving industry, and I look forward to assisting Michael and his team with the evolution of buildABILITY.
Broker-EXP REALTY OF CANADA INC
I prefer online learning because it is user-friendly. buildABILITY's virtual training program is interactive while the course instructors are knowledgeable. The online breakout room helps facilitate the course and create a comfortable learning environment where I don't feel shy to ask questions in class. The teachers are always accessible to clarify all the questions and the buildABILITY staff are friendly and helpful. Hopefully, I can teach at buildABILITY one day.
Learning the 7 HCRA-approved courses help me a lot as a broker. It creates an excellent opportunity to learn the whole building process and how to get a permit for a land foundation. From a broker's point of view, the courses are informative and involve time frames and what trades to look for in the future.
I want to build a house as a seller. Now I feel the confidence of the next step --- building a custom home!
Co-founder & Director -
Oryx Homes CO LTD
After successfully completing buildABILITY’s HCRA-approved courses, I have gained exceptional knowledge and insights into the world of home building in Ontario. The courses were very interactive, informative, comprehensive, and were supported by real-life case studies. The discussions that took place throughout the course allowed the class to share their invaluable experiences and learn from each other. The live classes also provided exceptional networking opportunities.
I would like to thank all the instructors and the great staff working behind the scenes that have made this experience smooth and enjoyable. They have demonstrated high levels of professionalism throughout the courses.
buildABILITY has allowed me to achieve a significant milestone towards my journey of becoming a home builder in Canada.
Owner - Dietrich homes
buildABILITY and their very experienced knowledgeable team continue to be a “go to” resource in my 35+ year new homebuilding career. As a fully licensed HCRA and Tarion registered homebuilder, my skillsets and business model have improved considerably year after year while also improving upon the quality of housing products and client experience I deliver to my new homebuyers.
Michael and his team work extremely hard and proficiently to deliver a high-quality educational and learning experience that provides tremendous value to the homebuilding industry. My team and I have committed to hundreds of hours of training courses and post-course implementation of better and the best building practices that are duly recognized by our clients/homebuyers in their satisfaction with the home they enjoy with their families.
Thank you Michael and the buildABILITY team.