Kamloops builders scoop up Georgies
Kamloops builders left Vancouver on the weekend with three honours at the21st annual Georgie Awards, the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC (CHBA BC) event that recognizes the best in building in the province.
Mibroc Group, which has won Georgie Awards in the past, beat several large companies, including Genex Development Corporation and Hungerford Group, to win the 2012 Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development Georgie Award for its Paloma development, a Sun Rivers golf resort community.
"This just goes to show that British Columbia's residential construction industry — whether big business or small — continues to raise the bar of quality and excellence in B.C.'s homes," said CHBA BC president Nathan Stone.
Nicki Rhonner, executive assistant to Mibroc Group president Darryl Caunt, said the company employs fewer than 20 staff at both its main office and sales centre. Mibroc was also a finalist for a Grand Georgie this year in the Custom Home Builder of the Year category.
"This is the first time Kamloops has ever offered resort-style condominium living. It was an unmet need in the market," she said. "It's nice to receive recognition for our hard work.
Also winning a Georgie was DW Builders for the makeover of the Isfeld residence in the category of Best Residential Renovation $300,000 to $499,999.
Rounding out the Kamloops kudos was the 2012 Training House, built as a partnership between the Canadian Home Builders' Association - Central Interior and Thompson Rivers University
For a full list of Georgie Awards winners, and to view photos, go online here.