The Victoria Residential Builders Association will announce the Gold winners this week at the 2017 CARE Awards gala on Friday, Sept 29, Fairmont Empress Hotel.

The Finalists represent Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction showcasing the finest new homes, renovations, kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living spaces.

They are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency.

The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced as well from votes cast at Hillside Centre and online at

Voters are entered to win a stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort,, 2002 Project of the Year.

Planning a new home or renovation? Visit and submit an Expression of Interest to our members. Perhaps your project will become a 2018 CARE Awards winner!

VRBA appreciates the generous support of our 2017 CARE Awards Sponsors:

Gold: BC Housing; BCCA Employee Benefit Trust; Built Green; Coast Capital Savings; FortisBC; Hourigan’s Flooring; McLaren Properties Ltd.; Slegg Building Materials; Travelers Insurance Company of Canada; Victoria Real Estate Board

Silver: Aviva – National Home Warranty

Media: CFAX/CTV; Times Colonist, Yellow Sheet Construction Data

This column appears in Wednesday’s Times Colonist.