Okanagan builders brought home some significant hardware over the weekend when the Canadian Home Builders’ Association handed out its annual crop of Georgie Awards.
The CHBA has been giving out the awards since 1992, using them to highlight and celebrate “excellence in home building in British Columbia.”
March 10, at its annual gala, the association honoured four Okanagan companies with awards in eight different categories.
Among the local winners was Vernon’s Bercum Builders, which took home three Georgies, including the prestigious Custom Home Builder of the Year award.
“A provincial win is big for Bercum Builders and the Okanagan construction community,” Bercum said on its website. “It’s an excellent opportunity for this local company to showcase its talent, garner recognition and, as well, bring attention to the commitment and craftsmanship of the local construction community.”
Along with its big win in the home builder of the year category, Bercum also got the nod for Best Master Suite and Best Outdoor Living Space.
Two other Okanagan companies, Bellamy Homes and Paradise Estates (both from Kelowna), took home a pair of Georgies each.
Bellamy nabbed the coveted Customer Satisfaction award, along with an award for one of its custom homes. Paradise, meanwhile, took home an award for one of its single-family detached homes, and another for Best Interior Design Display Suite.
Kelowna’s Pars Custom Homes also took home an award for one of its custom homes.
The Georgie Awards was established in 1992 by a group of industry professionals who “decided to start a housing awards program, not for economic benefit, but to provide value to the residential construction industry and communities throughout British Columbia.”
Initially open to any builder in the province, the awards were changed in 2001 to include only members of the CHBA BC members.
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