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Georgie winners take home the gold

The best of the best in B.C.
The best of the best in B.C.'s residential construction industry were honoured at the Georgie Awards.
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Taking home a little golden statue isn't just for Oscar winners. On Feb. 1, British Columbia's best residential builders, renovators, designers and marketers were honoured with their own golden prizes at the Georgie Awards.

The Georgie Awards are presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC, and recognize the best of the best in B.C.'s residential home construction industry.

"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 CHBA BC President Rob Capar.

This year's gala ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, emceed by broadcaster Wayne Cox.

Among this year's big winners was Portrait Homes, who took home five awards.

"We have an incredibly talented team that design and build great homes in fantastic communities," says Robert Grimm, principal at Portrait. "I couldn't be more proud of our team for their continued dedication and commitment to being the best they can be!"

Portrait was honoured with the Customer Choice Georgie Awards, as well as the awards for Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Residential Community of the Year and Best Landscape Design for Hampstead in Maple Ridge.

"Potential home owners can be confident in purchasing a Portrait home," says Grimm. "We are dedicated to looking after our home owners the way they deserve to be looked after."

Adera Development Corporation also went home a winner, with awards for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for Sail at the University of British Columbia and Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year.

Solterra Developments was also well-represented at the Georgies, with their awards for Best Project Identity, Best Multi-Family Kitchen – New and Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single-Family or Multi-Family, all for Keefer Block in Vancouver.

Talisman Homes took home the Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 Square Feet under $500,000 for their home at Tsawwassen Springs, while first-time winner Saiya Developments Ltd. received the Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Square Feet under $750,000.

Among the renovators honoured at the Georgies was Shakespeare Homes for Best Residential Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver and reVISION Customer Home Renovations for Best Residential Renovation $500,000 to $799,999.

In two of the more exciting categories of the night, Atira Women's Resource Society won the awards for Best Innovative Feature and Best Environmental Initiative, both for their development built out of recycled shopping containers. Located in the Downtown Eastside, the homes provide safe, affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood.

For a full list of winners and finalists, visit www.georgieawards.ca.

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