Code of Ethics
MEMBERS SHALL comply with the Ontario Building Code as a minimum standard for
construction and shall work towards its improvement in the interests of
structural sufficiency, safety and health.
MEMBERS SHALL plan their sites and homes to conform to the principles of good community planning.
MEMBERS SHALL deal honestly and fairly with their customers.
MEMBERS SHALL co-operate to
extend the effectiveness of the Association by interchanging information
and experience, and encourage research on materials and techniques in
order to provide better homes at a lower cost.
MEMBERS SHALL deal justly with their employees, suppliers and subcontractors.
MEMBERS SHALL avoid advertising
which tends to mislead customers, depreciate competitors, or generally
bring the reputation of the industry into disrepute.
MEMBERS SHALL uphold the
professional image and reputation of the Association, avoiding all
conduct or practice likely to discredit or do injury to the residential
MEMBERS SHALL not make frivolous or false complaints against other members.
MEMBERS SHALL treat other members with professional respect and shall not engage in defamation of another member’s professional capabilities.
MEMBERS SHALL not accept or
request payments, commissions or "finder’s fees” for referrals given to
clients or prospective clients, nor shall members accept or request fees
for the right to bid or work on a project.These responsibilities are
freely and solemnly assumed as they form part of an obligation as
members of the Kingston Home Builders Association.