CHBA Announces 2018 Georgie Award Winners

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Kelowna and Vernon Home Builders Best in BC with 2018 Georgie Awards®

KELOWNA, B.C. (March 16, 2018)  – Despite stiff competition from home builders all across BC, Kelowna and Vernon companies won awards and one Vernon company took home the top award at the 26th Annual Georgie Awards® Gala in Vancouver on Saturday, March 10.

The Georgie Awards® is an annual awards program to recognize excellence in housing in British Columbia. The awards categories represent all aspects of the industry, including new residential construction, renovation, marketing, innovation, and energy-efficiency.

Photo caption: Bercum Builders – Custom Home Builder of the Year
Photo credit: Bercum Builders

Co-host of the TV Show, Love It or List It Vancouver, Todd Talbot, for the sold-out crowd of more than 650 industry professionals.

“A record year of entries meant the competition was strong,” says CEO Neil Moody of the Canadian Home Builders Association BC Chapter. “The value of the Georgie Awards continues to grow, both within the residential construction industry with consumers.”

Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC members submitted entries from across the province. Entries were built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed between January 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of out-of-province industry professionals. Over 45 awards were given out to home builders across BC with the Okanagan claiming the Top Awards, Custom Home Builder of the Year and Customer Satisfaction along with 8 other awards.

Photo caption: Bellamy Homes – Customer Satisfaction Award Winner
Photo credit: Bellamy Homes

“Construction and the home building business as a whole, employs about one out of every five people in BC,” says, Justin O’Connor, president, Canadian Home Builders Association Central Okanagan. “To be recognized by peers across the province for quality of work is quite an accomplishment for our home builders as is taking the Top Awards.”

Central Okanagan winners of the BC Wide 2018 Georgie Awards® are:

Grand Georgie Awards: Custom Home Builder of the Year
Bercum Builders Inc.  Vernon

Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,300 Sq. Ft. over $750,000 – Production
Paradise Estates         Paradise Estates     Kelowna

Custom Home valued $500,000 – $899,999 
Bellamy Homes Inc.         Okanagan Viewpoint     Kelowna
Associate Companies: Norelco Cabinets, Colonial Countertops, Small’s Tile and Flooring

Custom Home valued $900,000 – $1,299,999
Pars Custom Homes         Vista Eterna         Kelowna
Associate Companies: inArtifex Design Ltd., Ply Gem Canada

Best Master Suite – New or Renovation 
Bercum Builders Inc.         Bella Vita        Vernon
Associate Companies: Home Building Centre Vernon, MQN Architecture & Interior Design, Pure Granite Rocks

Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single Family or Multi-Family
Paradise Estates         Paradise Estates    Kelowna

Best Outdoor Living Space – New or Renovation 
Bercum Builders Inc.         Bella Vita        Vernon
Associate Companies: Nicholas Alexander Landscaping, K2 Stone, Can-Nor Electric Limited 

Grand Georgie Awards: Customer Satisfaction – Custom Home Builder
Bellamy Homes Inc.                     Kelowna


Media Contact:
Marika Luczi, Executive Officer

CHBA Central Okanagan

About the Georgie Awards® 
The Georgie Awards®, Canada’s premier housing awards program, are owned by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC). For the past 26 years, the Georgie Awards® have showcased the high quality and calibre of British Columbia’s home building and renovation community. The Awards are provincial in scope and highlight the commitment and dedication to the building excellence and high standards that CHBA BC member companies strive to uphold.

About the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC: 
CHBA BC is the provincial voice of the residential construction industry in British Columbia representing more than 2,000 members through an affiliated network of nine local home building associations located throughout the province. The industry contributes over $23.1 billion in investment value to British Columbia’s economy creating 158,000 jobs in new home construction, renovation, and repair – one of the largest employers in British Columbia.