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CARE Awards Finalists Showcase Outstanding Projects

CARE AWARDS FINALISTS SHOWCASE OUTSTANDING PROJECTS   (Media Release is Here) 

VICTORIA – The Finalists for the 2018 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island were announced today by the Victoria Residential Builders Association. They represent Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction showcasing the very best in new homes and renovations.

“These Finalists combine creative design, craftsmanship, energy efficiency and other environmental considerations to demonstrate our region’s leadership in residential construction,” says Todd Halaburda, Chair of the 2018 CARE Awards. “I congratulate the Finalists on their outstanding projects.”

CARE Awards finalists are selected by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency. The categories are Residential Planning, Design & Construction; Interior Design; Commercial Planning & Design; Customer Service; Sales & Marketing; Special Achievement; and Special Interest.

The Gold winners will be announced at the CARE Awards gala on Saturday, Sept 29 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The public will select the winner of the People’s Choice Award from finalist photos displayed at Hillside Centre from August 27 to Sept 9, and at www.careawards.ca. Voters are entered to win a stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort, www.longbeachlodgeresort.com, 2002 CARE Awards Project of the Year.

“The People’s Choice Award is an opportunity for the public to vote for projects ranging from affordable family communities to waterfront dream homes,” says Casey Edge, Executive Director, VRBA. “Drop by the display at Hillside Centre and vote for your favourite.”

The Victoria Residential Builders Association created the CARE Awards in 1991 to recognize Canada’s finest in sustainable West Coast design and construction. The 2018 CARE Awards Finalists may be viewed starting Aug 27 at www.careawards.ca. VRBA appreciates the generosity and support of the following

2018 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

BRONZE:       Trail Appliances

2018 CARE Awards Finalists

Best Single Family Detached Custom Home under 2,500 sq. ft.

Philco Construction – Foul Bay

Scala Developments Ltd. – 113 Hilltop

Scala Developments Ltd. – Lot 133

Best Single Family Detached Custom Home 2,500 – 3,500 sq. ft.

Christopher Developments Inc. – Beachside

Patriot Homes – Daffodil

Patriot Homes – Lily

Seba Construction – Casa Blanca

Best Single Family Detached Custom Home over 3,500 sq. ft.

Gary Sandhu Developments Ltd. – Springlea

Philco Construction – Seashell

Terry Johal Developments and Step One Design – Pinnacle

Best Single Family Detached Spec Home under 2,400 sq. ft.

Città Group – Monteith

Rayn Properties Ltd. – Delora

Westhills Land Corp., Victoria Design Group Ltd. and Verity Construction – Phase 6 Lot 16 Executive Class Homes

Best Single Family Detached Spec Home 2,400 – 3,000 sq. ft.

Bowcey Construction Ltd. – Natures Park

Limona Group – Royal Bay

Patriot Homes – San Juan

Rayn Properties and Maison Homes – Chaucer

Best Single Family Detached Spec Home 3,001 – 3,500 sq. ft.

Langdon Weir Construction, Carly Sanderson Interiors and Victoria Design Group – The Richard

Pacific Concept Developments – Albury

Pacific Concept Developments – Copperwood

Westhills Land Corp., Victoria Design Group Ltd. and Verity Construction – Phase 6, Lot 20 Executive Class Homes

Best Single Family Detached Spec Home over 3,500 sq. ft.

Philco Construction – Ridge Pointe

Spaciz Design Studio & Draycor Construction Ltd. – Talon’s Grip

Spaciz Design Studio & Draycor Construction Ltd. – Tapered Distinction

Terry Johal Developments, Step One Design and South Shore Cabinetry – Moderno

Best Single Family Detached Home $1,000,000 – $1,250,000

Città Group and Zebra Group – Q & A Residence

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. – Beach Drive

Philco Construction – Treadwell

Seba Construction and Jenny Martin Design – Grey Haven

Best Single Family Detached Home $1,250,000 – $2,000,000

GT Mann Contracting – Norfolk

KB Design and Ken Murray Developments Ltd. – Crestview

Lida Homes – Lands End

Lida Homes – McMicken

Best Single Family Detached Home $2,000,000 – $3,000,000

Abstract Developments and Zebra Group – Oakhaven

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Group – Waring

Pacific Coast Land Inc. and Java Designs – HighPoint

Best Single Family Detached Home over $3,000,000

Clarkston Construction – My Time

Griffin Properties Ltd. – Uplands

Best Subdivision

Città Group and Eaglehurst Developments Ltd. – Eaglehurst Homes

Limona Group – Thetis Glen

Scala Developments Ltd. – Hilltop Neighbourhood

Westhills Land Corp., Victoria Design Group Ltd. and Verity Construction – Phase 5 & 6 Executive Class Homes

Best Multi-Family / Townhouse Project

BC Housing – Rosalie’s Village

Everise Developments – The One

Westhills Land Corp., Victoria Design Group Ltd. and Verity Construction – Westhills Small Footprint Homes

Best Accessory Building / Garden Suite / Micro-house

Christopher Developments Inc. – Beachside

Seba Construction Ltd. – Casa Blanca

Best Condominium Unit

Abstract Developments – Maddison

Mike Geric Construction – Travino Landing

Terry Johal Developments and South Shore Cabinetry – Harbourside

Westhills Land Corp. and Verity Construction – Lakepoint One Condominium

Best Outdoor Living Space under 1,000 sq. ft.

Christopher Developments – Beachside

Draycor Construction Ltd. and Spaciz Design Studio – Talons Grip

KB Design – Crestview

Rayn Properties Ltd. – Rockland

Best Outdoor Living Space over 1,000 sq. ft.

Clarkston Construction – My Time

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. – Beach Drive

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Group – Waring

Best Landscape

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. – Beach Drive

Pacific Concept Developments – Copperwood

Best New Home Design under $1,000,000

Christopher Developments Inc. – Beachside

Java Designs – Robin’s Roost

Java Designs – Twilight

Westhills Land Corp., Victoria Design Group Ltd. and Verity Construction – Phase 5 Lot 26 Executive Class Home

Best New Home Design over $1,000,000

Abstract Developments and Zebra Group – Oakhaven

KB Design – Crestview

Pacific Coast Land Inc. and Java Designs – HighPoint

Step One Design – Big Bear

Best Innovative Feature

Christopher Developments Inc. – Beachside

Clarkston Construction – My Time

Mike Geric Construction – Travino Landing

Pacific Coast Land Inc. and Java Designs – HighPoint

Best Residential Renovation or Restoration under $600,000

Goodison Construction Ltd. – Mid-Century Modern

Lida Homes – Leonard

Best Residential Renovation or Restoration over $600,000

Lida Homes – Parker

MDRN Built Ltd. – Gonzales Hill

Roads’End Contracting and Zebra Design & Interiors – Pacific Homestead

Best Traditional Kitchen under 200 sq. ft.

Bowcey Construction Ltd. and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Cochrane Manor

Patriot Homes – Daffodil

Seba Construction, Jenny Martin Design and Thomas Philips Woodworking – Grey Haven

Westhills Land Corp., Victoria Design Group Ltd. and Verity Construction – Phase 6, Lot 20 Executive Class Homes

Best Traditional Kitchen 200 – 300 sq. ft.

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Mari Kushino Design – Norfolk

Hobson Woodworks Inc., Roads’End Contracting and Zebra Design & Interiors – Pacific Homestead

Jenny Martin Design and Jason Good Custom Cabinets Inc. – Aberdeen Grove

Seba Construction and Thomas Philips Woodworking – Casa Blanca

Best Traditional Kitchen over 300 sq. ft.

Abstract Developments and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Oakhaven

Clarkston Construction – My Time

Griffin Properties Ltd. – Uplands

Terry Johal Developments and South Shore Cabinetry – Victorian

Best Contemporary Kitchen under 175 sq. ft.

Abstract Developments – Maddison

Città Group – Monteith

Goodison Construction Ltd. and Jason Good Custom Cabinets Inc. – Mid-Century Modern

Lida Homes – Leonard

Best Contemporary Kitchen 175 – 275 sq. ft.

Christopher Developments, Zebra Interiors and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Beachside

Lida Homes – Lands End

Lida Homes – Parker

Terry Johal Developments and South Shore Cabinetry – Pinnacle

Best Contemporary Kitchen 276 – 325 sq. ft.

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Spaciz Design Studio – Beach Drive

Terry Johal Developments and South Shore Cabinetry – Moderno

Thomas Philips Woodworking – Tranquility

Thomas Philips Woodworking and Mari Kushino Design – Sea Pearl

Best Contemporary Kitchen over 325 sq. ft.

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Group – Waring

KB Design and South Shore Cabinetry – Crestview

Pacific Concept Developments – Albury

Pacific Concept Developments – Copperwood

Best Traditional Bathroom

Bowcey Construction Ltd. and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Cochrane Manor

Hobson Woodworks Inc., Roads’End Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Design & Interiors – Pacific Homestead

Jenny Martin Design – Sandbanks

Westhills Land Corp., Lana Lounsbury Interiors and Verity Construction – Phase 5 Lot 26 Executive Class Homes

Best Contemporary Bathroom under 150 sq. ft.

Bowcey Construction Ltd. – Natures Park

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Spaciz Design Studio – Beach Drive

Seba Construction Ltd. and Thomas Philips Woodworking – Casa Blanca

Seba Construction Ltd., Jenny Martin Design, and Thomas Philips Woodworking – Grey Haven

Best Contemporary Bathroom over 150 sq. ft.

Goodison Construction Ltd. – Mid-Century Modern

Lida Homes – McMicken

Lida Homes – Parker

Best Master Suite under 350 sq. ft.

Abstract Developments and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Oakhaven

Città Group – Monteith

Best Master Suite 351 – 600 sq. ft.

Christopher Developments, Zebra Interiors and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Beachside

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Group – Waring

Pacific Concept Developments – Copperwood

Philco Construction – Treadwell

Best Master Suite over 600 sq. ft.

Griffin Properties Ltd. – Uplands

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Mari Kushino Design – Norfolk

Jenny Martin Design – Aberdeen Grove

Terry Johal Developments, Step One Design and South Shore Cabinetry – Pinnacle

Best Interior – Residential under 2,800 sq. ft.

Bowcey Construction Ltd. – Natures Park

Goodison Construction Ltd. – Mid-Century Modern

MDRN Built Ltd. – Gonzales Hill

Spaciz Design Studio – Focal Point

Best Interior – Residential 2,800 – 3,499 sq. ft.

Christopher Developments Inc. and Zebra Interiors – Beachside

Jenny Martin Design – Aberdeen Grove

Pacific Concept Developments – Albury

Pacific Concept Developments – Copperwood

Best Interior – Residential 3,500 – 4,999 sq. ft.

Bowcey Construction Ltd. and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Cochrane Manor

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Spaciz Design Studio – Beach Drive

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Group – Waring

Seba Construction and Jenny Martin Design – Grey Haven

Best Interior – Residential over 5,000 sq. ft.

Abstract Developments and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Oakhaven

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Mari Kushino Design – Norfolk

Hobson Woodworks Inc., Roads’End Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Design & Interiors – Pacific Homestead

Jenny Martin Design – Sandbanks

Best Custom Millwork under 3,000 sq. ft.

Goodison Construction Ltd. and Jason Good Custom Cabinets Inc. – Mid-Century Modern

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. – Beach Drive

Jenny Martin Design – Aberdeen Grove

Best Custom Millwork 3,000 – 6,000 sq. ft.

Christopher Developments Inc. and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Beachside

GT Mann Contracting, Zebra Group and South Shore Cabinetry – Waring

Jenny Martin Design – Sandbanks

Seba Construction, Jenny Martin Design and Thomas Philips Woodworking – Grey Haven

Best Custom Millwork over 6,000 sq. ft.

Abstract Developments and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – Oakhaven

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Thomas Philips Woodworking Ltd. – Norfolk

Hobson Woodworks Inc. and Zebra Design & Interiors – Pacific Homestead

Thomas Philips Woodworking and Mari Kushino Design – Sea Pearl

Best Interior – Commercial

Flashhouse Inc. and Hobson Woodworks Inc. – The Courtney Room

Jodi Foster Design + Planning and Paul Hofmann Construction Ltd. – Now Recording

Michelle Matte Interiors – Grant Thornton

Michelle Matte Interiors – KeyNexus

Best Condominium / Mixed-Use Development

Abstract Developments – Maddison

Mike Geric Construction – Travino Landing

Norman Homes Inc. – The Vela

Westhills Land Corp. and Verity Construction – Lakepoint One Condominium

Best Customer Service – Builder

Christopher Developments Inc.

Limona Group

Mike Geric Construction

Verity Construction Ltd.

Best Sales Centre / Show Home

Jenny Martin Design – Park Elm

Limona Group – Royal Bay

Mike Geric Construction – Travino Landing

Best Website

Integral Design + Build – Integral Design + Build

Limona Group – Royal Bay

Best Overall Marketing Campaign

Limona Group – Royal Bay

Westhills Land Corp. – Phase 5 and 6 Executive Class Homes

Award for Indoor Environmental Achievement and Energy Efficiency

Limona Group – Thetis Glen

Mike Geric Construction – Travino Landing

Green Builder of the Year

Città Group

Limona Group

Mike Geric Construction

Verity Construction Ltd.

Home Design – Concept under 4,000 sq. ft.

Java Designs – Pigeon’s Perch

Java Designs – The Manhattan

Java Designs – The Modern Regency

Scala Developments Ltd. – Lot M

Home Design – Concept over 4,000 sq. ft.

Christopher Developments Inc. – Solis Concept

Java Designs – Eagle’s Landing

KB Design – Portage Point

The Sky Is The Limit Design – Carriage House

Project of the Year – Multi-Family

Abstract Developments – Maddison

Mike Geric Construction – Travino Landing

Project of the Year – Single Family

Abstract Developments and Zebra Group – Oakhaven

Christopher Developments Inc. – Beachside

Griffin Properties Ltd. – Uplands

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. – Beach Drive

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. – Norfolk

GT Mann Contracting Ltd. and Zebra Group – Waring

KB Design and Ken Murray Developments Ltd. – Crestview

Pacific Coast Land Inc. and Java Designs – HighPoint

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