First-time winners join longstanding honourees at 22nd Annual Georgie Awards®
VANCOUVER, BC February 1, 2014 - The best of B.C.'s residential builders, renovators, designers, and marketers were honoured tonight at the 22nd annual Georgie Awards® gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
The Georgie Awards®, which are presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC (CHBA BC) and BC Homes, recognize the gold standard in B.C.'s residential home construction industry. This year's winners, selected by a respected jury of independent industry professionals from outside the province, are an exciting mix of up-and-coming companies, first-time winners, and longstanding honourees.
First-time winners took the top prizes for Best Single Family Homes: Talisman Homes (Resort Living, Tsawwassen, under $500,000); Saiya Developments (The Roof, North Vancouver, under $750,000); and Sopka Development (Esquimalt, West Vancouver, over $750,000).
Repeat winner Solterra Developments returned strong this year with three wins for its Keefer Block condo project in Vancouver, as did Adera Development and Portrait Homes, each winning awards in two categories. Adera won for Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year and Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development (Sail in Vancouver) and Portrait Homes won Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Residential Community of the Year (Hampstead in Maple Ridge).
Perhaps the most noteworthy wins of the evening, awards for best environmental projects went to Atira Women's Resource Society for its recycled shipping container housing development in Vancouver.
"The excellent work from the winners—and indeed all the finalists—demonstrates that B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction," says Rob Capar, President of CHBA BC.
The awards cover projects and products built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed for the period of January 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013. Winners were announced at the black-tie awards, emceed by local broadcasting icon Wayne Cox, and featured entertainment by versatile musician Andrew Johns.
View all the winners and finalists online at www.georgieawards.ca
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About the Georgie Awards®
The Georgie Awards®, Canada's premier housing awards program, are owned by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC). For the past 22 years, the Georgie Awards® have showcased the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community. The Awards are provincial in scope and highlight the commitment and dedication to the building excellence and high standards that CHBA BC member companies strive to uphold.
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