On Saturday, Nov 28, VRBA announced the Gold winners for our first online 2020 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island. 

The 29th Annual CARE Awards event showcased 37 categories hosted by CFAX’s Al Ferraby, and was attended virtually by finalists and the public at www.cfax1070.com and www.ctvnewsvi.ca.

Here are some of the many notable winners:

Project of the Year – Single Family was awarded to M. Knight Construction, Zebra Group and Jenny Martin Design for Maison de Lee.

Project of the Year-Multi-Family went to Abstract Developments for Black and White.

The popular People’s Choice Award was won by Made to Last Custom Homes for Mountaincalm.

The event is as much about celebrating skilled people in the industry as showcasing outstanding home projects.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Rob Parsons, R. Parsons Construction Ltd for leadership in award-winning construction.

Best Heritage Project went to MacMinn Contracting for Ross Bay, revitalizing our community heritage.

The Building Better Futures Community Award was won by FortisBC for their investment and advocacy in renewable energy and carbon capture technology.

Murray Frank, Building it Right was given the Bill Wansbrough Memorial Award for leadership in research and education.

Mike Geric Construction won multiple special achievement awards including Green Builder of the Year, the Award for Environmental Achievement and the Award for Excellence in Housing Affordability.

These Gold winners and more will be featured in the 2020 CARE Awards magazine distributed December 31 in the Times Colonist. They will also be highlighted at www.careawards.ca

This event would not be possible without the support and generosity of our industry sponsors:

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

Silver: Coast Capital Savings; Trail Appliances

Bronze: Aviva | National Home Warranty; Mike Geric Construction

Media: CFAX / CTV; Times Colonist

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