On Saturday, Nov 13, VRBA announced the Gold winners for our 30th Anniversary Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island.

The 30th Annual CARE Awards event showcased 41 categories hosted by CFAX’s Al Ferraby, and was attended by VRBA builders, designers, trades and suppliers. Here are some of the notable winners;

Project of the Year – Single Family was awarded to Novus Properties, Jenny Martin Design and Zebra Design for Magnolia Lane.

Project of the Year-Multi-Family went to Abstract Developments for Bowker Collection.

The popular People’s Choice Award was won by Christopher Developments for Fisgard Beach House.

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

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bob Gill, Pacific Concept Developments for industry and association leadership.

The Building Better Futures Community Award was won by Gordon English, Genco Construction for managing the construction of an affordable townhouse project for Habitat for Humanity.

Anton Van Dyk, Centra Construction Group was given the Bill Wansbrough Memorial Award for leadership in research and education.

Abstract Developments won Green Builder of the Year for sustainable construction.

BC Housing won the Award for Environmental Achievement and the Award for Excellence in Housing Affordability for their project Croftonbrook Phase 2.

The Award for Advancing Solar Energy Efficiency was provided to both Patriot Homes and Mike Geric Construction.

All winners will be featured in the 2021 CARE Awards magazine distributed December 31 in the Times Colonist. Winners and finalists will be highlighted at careawards.ca.

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

Gold: BC Housing; BCCA Employee Benefit 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: Mike Geric Construction; National Home Warranty / Aviva

Media: CFAX/CTV; Times Colonist

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