Twenty-six top-notch design and construction projects were recognized Saturday at the 11th annual Keystone Home Builders Awards of Excellence.
A black tie gala was held at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre, where several hundred people gathered to honour the best in their industry.
“The continued passion shown for housing by builders, trades and suppliers in the Kamloops region, has once again delivered some of the best homes in Canada over the past year,” said Matt McCurrach, president of the Canadian Home Builders, Central Interior chapter. “Tonight’s awards have showcased these talents yet again.”
The association counts about 200 members and serves as the voice of residential construction in the region..
Category winners for 2016:
1. Best Single Family Detached Home Under 1,500 Sq. Ft. – Affordable - Granite Developments Inc. - The Landing
2. Best Single Family Detached Home Under 1,500 Sq. Ft. - Motivo Design Group Inc. - Lorimer Residence, Project Partner - Right at Home Construction
3. Best Single Family Detached Home 1,500 to 1,999 Sq. Ft. - Watermark Custom Built Homes - Battle Street, Project Partner - DNM Enterprises Ltd.
4. Best Single Family Detached Home 2,000 to 2,499 Sq. Ft. - Meranti Developments Ltd. – MacKenzie, Project Partners - Living Kitchens Ltd. and DB Interior Design
5. Best Single Family Detached Home 2,500 Sq. Ft. and over - D&T Developments Ltd. - Birkenhead Residence
6. Best Single Family Detached Home $750,000 to $1,500,000 - Copper Island Fine Homes Inc. - Lakeshore Home
7. Best Single Family Detached Home $1,500,000 and over - Meranti Developments Ltd. - Dent Residence, Project Partners - DB Interior Design and Living Kitchens Ltd.
8. Best Multi-Family Development - Homex Development Corporation – Orabella
9. Best Residential Renovation $75,000 to $150,000 - R&D Construction - Ord Road
10. Best Residential Renovation $150,000 to $300,000 - Andy and Terri Mihalcheon - Home Renovation
11. Best Residential Renovation $300,000 and over - All By Design - Bestwick Renovation
12. Best Innovative/Special Feature New or Renovated - Powder Ventures Excavating Ltd. - Lookout Ridge Drive Retaining Wall
13. Best Outdoor living space, new or renovated - Homex Development Corporation – Orabella
14. Best Kitchen Design Project under $30,000 - Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre - Battle Street
15. Best Kitchen Design Project $30,000 and over - Meranti Developments Ltd. - Dent Residence, Project Partner - Living Kitchens Ltd.
16. Best Interior Design New or Renovated - Copper Island Fine Homes Inc. - Lakeshore Home
17. Best Housing Design - Motivo Design Group Inc. - Rezeli Residence - Malcolm Homes Ltd.
18. Best Marketing Project: Website - Malcolm Homes Ltd. - Malcolm Homes- Website Rebuild, Project Partner - Fresh Inc.
19. Best Customer Service by a CHBA CI Member – Builder - Meranti Developments Ltd.
20. Best Customer Service by a CHBA CI Member – Non Builder- Rona Home Centre
21. Best Public/Private Partnership - Thompson Rivers University - 2015 Training House
22. Building Energy Efficiency Award - Meranti Developments Ltd. - MacKenzie Residence, Project Partner - Kathryn MacKenzie
23. Best Sub Trade - Noremac Concrete Pumping
24. Best Supplier - Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre
25. Best Service/Professional - Allnorth Land Surveyors
26. Customer Choice Awards (3-5 homes) - Pache Builders Ltd.