The hunt for accomplished custom home builders can take some solid research. You want to ensure that the company you ultimately choose is the right one, with excellent design and construction capabilities and, notably, that has its talents and achievements recognized and underscored by those who are experts at appraising top achievements in the custom home building field.
A house is definitely an investment, after all, and you want to be sure that only the best builders take charge of your project. Before relying on blind luck and the availability of just any custom home builders that you run across, take notice of any and all possible awards that an experienced Vancouver company has under its belt to signify that their work is highly rated.
In choosing commendable local custom home specialists, here are three of the major home building awards to keep an eye out for:
- The Georgie Award – Considered one of the premier housing awards that give recognition to the best among those in residential home construction, renovation, home development and design, the Georgie Awards have been in the industry since 1992.
In the hopes of giving due recognition and praise to those who have proven their capabilities and talents in residential construction, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) developed this particular housing award.
When first established as a housing award-giving body, the Georgie Awards were open to all custom home builders, developers, renovators and other players in the residential construction industry. However, to ensure the integrity and level of quality of the contenders for the competition, CHBA BC limited the qualified entrants from all custom home builders in British Columbia to those who are members of the CHBA BC only.
The Georgie Award has become so prestigious that most people who are interested in renovation or construction of homes tend to look for custom home builders who have been recognized by this award-giving body.
- The GVHBA RenOvation Awards – Pioneered by the Great Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA), the Ovation Awards seek out those who are members of the GVHBA in Metro Vancouver. This is done in order to make the awarding more exclusive and give the competition more integrity, in the sense that its participants are those that are said to be already among the best of the best.
The annual GHVBA Ovation Awards will continue to recognize custom home builders that have exhibited excellence in design, construction, affordability, sustainability, restoration and energy efficiency. Finalists are chosen by a panel of judges that are experts in the construction industry but are from outside the Metro Vancouver area. In the upcoming 2013 awarding, consumers and custom home builders can expect 45 categories to recognize those who are leading and innovative in the construction industry.
- The CHBA National SAM Awards – In partnership with Schlage, trusted lock manufacturer since 1920, and Trane, the subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand and a global provider of HVAC systems, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has developed the SAM Awards in the hopes of recognizing individuals and companies that have been at the forefront of innovation in the construction industry.
This awards competition is open to all custom home builders, renovators and developers, and is also considered one of the premier awards in the industry.
Award Winning Custom Home Builders are Rewarding!
Look for experienced custom home builders who have been repeatedly honoured by these esteemed award-giving bodies. Multiple Finalists and Winners in various categories who have clearly earned great respect and well deserved recognition in their field is without question the kind of innovative and accomplished team you want on board for your personal custom home building project.
Doug Kerr is the owner of Kerr Construction in Vancouver. With over 25 years of experience in the renovation and new home construction business, he has developed the Kerr System for designing and building. With this Design/Build system he has helped hundreds of clients achieve their dream homes while also winning multiple national and provincial building and renovations awards. Being a former world-class athlete on the Canadian National Ski Team, he has the determination and work-ethic to achieve any goals set. He subscribes to core values which include helping people, honesty, growth and excellence. Using these values throughout Kerr Construction, he is able to deliver top-quality completed projects for the clients.
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