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Six Chilliwack developers finalists for Fraser Valley housing awards

Brixton Station is one of three townhouse projects in Garrison Crossing for which the Algra Bros. Development Inc. is a finalist for a Canadian Home Builders Association of the Fraser Valley award. - Algra Bros.
Brixton Station is one of three townhouse projects in Garrison Crossing for which the Algra Bros. Development Inc. is a finalist for a Canadian Home Builders Association of the Fraser Valley award.
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Some of the nicest and newest homes in the Fraser Valley are being constructed by Chilliwack builders.

That's according to the Canadian Home Builders' Association of Fraser Valley (CHBA FV), which has included six local contractors as finalists in the 2017 Housing Awards of Excellence.

Of the 70 finalists in 26 categories, the six Chilliwack companies took spots in 14 categories in the field of housing that recognizes excellence from Abbotsford to Hope, and including Mission.

The awards recognize excellence in home building and renovation in the Fraser Valley during the period of Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 1, 2016.

Local firms include: Algra Bros. Developments, Benstead Woodworks, Gerry Enns Contracting, Kingcraft Construction, Odessa Ventures and Steele Properties.

And Chilliwack companies could sweep the general excellence categories with Benstead Woodworks and Kingcraft Construction finalists for custom home builder of the year, Steele Properties and Odessa Ventures for single family production home builder of the year, and the Algra Bros. for multi-family home builder of the year.

Three popular Algra projects in Garrison Crossing are finalists for best multi-family townhouse development.

"Algra Bros. is thrilled to have been named as a finalist for its projects in Chilliwack," company vice-president Dave Algra told the Progress. "We are proud to have been a part of the development of Garrison Crossing, setting the bar for progressive, walkable communities where you can age in place."

Garrison Crossing itself proved popular as an Abbotsford developer is also among the five finalists in the multi-family townhouse category for Edgemont, a Garrison complex.

The Algra Bros. projects include Brixton Station, Aston Row and Brownstones on the Boulevard. (A further honour for Algra is that Brixton Station Phase 2 is a finalist for a Georgie Award, the provincewide CHBA housing awards.)

New housing projects in both the Eastern Hillsides and Garrison Crossing proved particularly popular among CHBA FV finalists.

Finalists, and the winners who will be identified at a gala event on Feb. 4, were selected by a panel of industry professionals throughout Canada.

“We are pleased to have a very strong year of entries and finalists, and we look forward to announcing the winners at the gala," CHBA FV executive director Christy MacLeod said in a press release.

These are the Chilliwack companies and the projects who are finalists:

Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,300 square feet under $450k

- Odessa Ventures Inc. - Mount Woodside at Harrison Highlands - Alouette (Chilliwack company, Deroche project)

 

Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,300 square feet under $650k

- Steele Properties - Aspen Woods

- Odessa Ventures Inc. - Mount Woodside at Harrison Highlands - Salsbury

 

Custom Home valued $450,000 to $699,999

- Kingcraft Construction - Hillkeep Place

 

Custom Home valued $700,000 to $1 million

- Benstead Woodworks - Benstead Residence

 

Best Multi-Family Townhouse Development

- Algra Bros - Brixton Station, Brownstones on the Boulevard, Aston Row

 

Best Single Family Kitchen

- Benstead Woodworks - Benstead Residence

- Odessa Ventures Inc. - Mount Woodside at Harrison Highlands - Salsbury

 

Best Any Room

- Benstead Woodworks - Benstead Residence

 

Best Innovative Feature - New

- Kingcraft Construction Ltd. - The Cliffs

 

Best Outdoor Living Space - New

- Steele Properties - Aspen Woods

 

Whole House $250,000 to $500,000

- Gerry Enns Contracting Ltd. - Farm House Renovation

 

Grand Housing of Excellence Awards -

Custom Home Builder of the Year

- Benstead Woodworks

- Kingcraft Construction Ltd.

 

Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year

- Steele Properties

- Odessa Ventures Inc.

 

Multi-Family Home builder of the Year

- Algra Bros. Developments Ltd.

 

paul.henderson@theprogress.com

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