Evolve Builders Group Inc

Guelph Ontario N1E 3B9


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elegant. efficient. ecological.

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  • Member
  • Evolve Builders Group Inc
  • Year Established
  • 2006
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • 519-265-6546
  • Location
  • 60 Manitoba St
    Guelph, ON N1E 3B9

Company Details

  • Commercial, Institutional, Residential
  • Hours of Operation
  • Servicing Guelph, Tri-Cities & surrounds, Hamilton, Grey County & Simcoe County, Muskoka
  • Credentials
  • Certified Passive House Builder, PHIUS
    Accredited Tarion Warranty builder
  • Honors & Awards
  • *Canada's Outstanding Renovator & Custom Homebuilder - Bronze Award Winner, Canadian Contractor Magazine, 2016
    *Top 10 (International Stories) in Green Architecture, TreeHugger.com ezine, 2015
    *Expert in the Field - Business Plan Reviewer, Ontario Centres of Excellence, 2011
    *Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 2011
    *Gordon Couling Award - Best Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Structure, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario - Guelph Wellington Chapter, 2011
    *Home Sweet Home - Custom Green Home Award, OntarioGreenspec.ca, 2010
    *Guelph's Top 40 Under 40, Guelph Mercury, 2010
    *Co-recipient, Net Zero Energy House Competition Award, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, 2006
    *Canadian Who's Who, University of Toronto Press, 2003

Evolve Builders Group Inc

Ben Polley,

Founder Evolve Builders Group Inc, Harvest Homes, mobEE portable classrooms

Ben’s professional pursuits have always had an environmental purpose. As General Manager of DML Control Inc, he won Natural Resources Canada’s prestigious National Energy Efficiency award (1999) for having reduced his client’s energy demands by a greater proportion than any other energy savings project across the entire commercial/industrial sector. 

A personal interest in natural building subsequently led Ben to found residential strawbale wall contractor Harvest Homes in 2000. Surrounding himself with gifted craftspeople and trades, Ben spun off Evolve Builders Group Inc as a sister design and construction company in 2006, crafting a breadth of award winning green building, eco-renovation, efficiency retrofit and heritage restoration and now, Passiv Haus projects across southern Ontario. Evolve’s efforts have been recognized through awards varying from best adaptive reuse of a heritage property (Architectural Conservancy Ontario 2010), International Top 10 Stories in Green Architecture (TreeHugger 2015), and one of Canadian Contractor’s selection for national Outstanding Home Builder and Renovator (2016).  

Today these enterprises include two additional brands, 20 full time employees over three geographical bases of operation, a research and development arm regularly sought out by academic and commercial partners, plus mobEE – a prefabricated, modular, naturally built portable classroom product available across North America.

Always keen to share experiences, Ben is also a popular university and community guest lecturer.

Evolve Builders Group Inc Buildings

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The next straw: builder takes straw bale construction to school

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The Road to NZE...passes through Passive House

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