Kamloops firms vie for Georgie Awards
B.C. Interior homebuilders are represented in 18 categories in the 21st annual Georgie Awards, which recognizing excellence and innovation in British Columbia's home-building and renovation community.
"British Columbia's Okanagan and Interior have historically attracted residents from other provinces and other countries," said Canadian Home Builders' Association of B.C. acting CEO M.J. Whitemarsh.
"With our residential construction industry creating homes that are not only beautiful but, also, more comfortable and energy-efficient than ever before, it's easy to see why people want to live here."
Finalists and winners will be celebrated at a black-tie awards gala with featured guests and entertainment on Feb. 23, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
The Interior finalists are:
• Best Public-Private Partnership:
CHBA Central Interior, 2012 Training House, Kamloops.
• Custom Home Builder of the Year:
Mibroc Group, Kamloops; Barnett Construction Ltd., Naramata.
Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development:
Mibroc Group, Paloma, Kamloops.
• Best Residential Renovation under $100,000
DW Builders, Watson Exterior Update, Kamloops.
• Best Residential Renovation $100,000-$299,999: DW Builders, Woodhaven, Kamloops.
• Best Residential Renovation $300,00-$499,000: DW Builders, Isfeld Residence, Kamloops.
• Best Single-Family Detached Home Over 2,000 sq. ft. Over $750,000: Keith Dahlen Construction Ltd., The Ellis Residence, Lumby
• Custom Home Valued Under $750,000:
Ritchie Contracting and Design Ltd., Project, Okanagan Falls.
• Custom Home Valued Between $750,000-$1,500,000: Frame Custom Homes Ltd., McKenna Residence, Kelowna.
• Custom Home Valued Over $3,000,000:
Barnett Construction Ltd., Lake Breeze, Naramata.
• • Best Residential Renovation $800,000 and over: Nesbitt Originals Ltd., Tocher Estate Renovation, West Kelowna.
• Best Single Family Kitchen Over $100,000:
Timberhaven Homes Ltd., Lot 23 Sheerwater, Kelowna.
• Best Master Suite, New or Renovation:
Timberhaven Homes Ltd., 1111 Westside Road, West Kelowna; Timberhaven Homes Ltd., Lot 23 Sheerwater, Kelowna.
• Best Interior Design Custom Residence - New or Renovation: Timberhaven Homes Ltd., Lot 23 Sheerwater, Kelowna.
• Best Innovative Feature, New or Renovation:
Timberhaven Homes Ltd., 1111 Westside Road, West Kelowna; Valux Homes Ltd., Bridges at Glenview Pond, Kelowna.
• Best Landscape Design, New or Renovation:
Valux Homes Ltd., Bridges at Glenview Pond, Kelowna.
• Best Outdoor Living Space, New or Renovation: Keith Dahlen Construction Ltd., The Fraser Residence, Vernon.
• Sustainable and Innovative Community Award: Valux Homes Ltd., Bridges at Glenview Pond, Kelowna.