The Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA) has announced the Call for Entry for the 2020 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island.

The CARE Awards is the premier industry event celebrating Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction.

This is a VRBA members-only competition. Industry professionals interested in entering the CARE Awards are encouraged to apply for membership no later than Friday, July 31 at

CARE Awards entries must be received by 4 pm on Tuesday, September 1.

Later in October, project photos will be displayed online at The public will be asked to vote for the always popular People’s Choice Award.

2020 Gold winners will be announced in November during an online CARE Awards event.

A full colour CARE Awards magazine showcasing the winners will be distributed in the Times Colonist and online at

The CARE Awards represents the Gold Standard for residential construction. Before hiring an “award-winning” contractor verify their current membership in the Victoria Residential Builders Association.

We appreciate the support of our 2020 CARE Awards sponsors:

Gold: BC Housing; BCCA Employee Benefits Trust; Built Green Canada; FortisBC; Hourigan’s Flooring; McLaren Properties Ltd; Slegg Building Materials; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada;

Victoria Real Estate Board

Silver: Trail Appliances; Coast Capital Savings;

Bronze: Aviva/National Home Warranty; Mike Geric Construction

Media: CFAX / CTV; Times Colonist

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