Best of Alberta: Edmonton’s residential industry shines at prices

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BILD Alberta 2021 Awards recognize leading builders, developers, renovators and suppliers

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Edmonton builders built on their strengths with a strong performance at last week’s BILD Alberta Awards.

City Homes Master Builder, the event’s biggest winner with five wins, including a coveted Pinnacle (Large Volume Builder), led the way as local builders swept three of the top five categories. The Pinnacle Awards are given to applicants with the highest overall scores.

Averton and Vicky’s Homes also took home the top awards, as the Building Industry and Land Development Alberta Association, the organization representing land use planning, homebuilding and the renovation industry in Alberta, presented more than 30 prizes during the virtual event held at the end of September. .

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“After a busy year of construction, we are delighted to showcase the work of our members at a virtual awards show,” said Scott Fash, Managing Director of BILD Alberta, who congratulated all of the winners. “These awards are a highlight of our industry and a testament to the innovative and professional work done by members. “

This year, 267 nominations were submitted from across Alberta to compete for the best in new home design, professional renovation and community development. The Edmonton region had 46 finalists, followed by the Calgary region at 41.

“We are touched and honored to have received this award and recognize that this award is the result of an incredible team effort,” said Jay Shipton, President and CEO of City Homes, of Large Volume Builder. Pinnacle.

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“We are extremely grateful for this recognition and would like to thank our staff, our customers, our businesses and our suppliers, as well as our industry. “

City Homes also won four other awards, all in the single-family home segment.

“Our team imagines the vision for each home so that each home is unique and stands out from the rest,” Shipton added. “Each piece is carefully thought out and designed with the greatest detail and functionality. When someone sees a picture of our homes or walks into one of our homes, I want them to say, “Wow, that’s different, cool, unique. “”

Averton, who was awarded the Medium Volume Builder Pinnacle, also claimed victory in one of the multi-family townhouse categories.

“The awards are so special for the whole team, as they recognize a journey of many years of hard work and collaboration to launch our Midtown project (in St. Albert) and begin to introduce an innovative and daring community vision, as well as ‘an incredible collection of homes,’ said Averton President Paul Lanni. “The Pinnacle price is just a whole new level because it goes beyond homes. It also takes into account our involvement in the community, our safety, our customer service and our leadership in the industry, so it is a reflection on our entire team and the path we have come. “

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Vicky Kujundzic, owner of Vicky’s Homes, was thrilled with the company’s latest awards, crowned with the title of Small Volume Builder Pinnacle.

“This is a great victory for the houses of Vicky – the mere fact of being recognized at the provincial level is an honor. Coming away with the title of constructor of the year confirms that we are doing the important things well, ”said Kujundzic.

Vicky’s, who also won one of the Estate Home categories, attributes their overall success to a talented team who Kujundzic says are always pushing the boundaries of design and execution at a high level on job sites.

Winners in other Pinnacle categories included Brookfield Residential and Ultimate Renovations.

“We are delighted to have received the Developer Pinnacle Award,” said Mary Aucoin of Brookfield of the award given to the company’s Alberta office. “Given the criteria, we are so proud to be honored with this recognition for a demonstration of leadership in design, safety, volunteerism and customer satisfaction. It has been such a difficult time for everyone, but the dedication of our team to creating healthy communities that are the best places to feel at home continues to continue.

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Ultimate Renovations, which also won the Renovator Pinnacle last year, repeated in this category for its Calgary projects. The company is also doing renovations in Edmonton.

A number of other Edmonton builders and renovators have also performed well on awards, including Accent Infills, Aquarian Renovations, Bedrock Homes, Cantiro and Carriage Signature Homes.

In the categories of note, the Showhome Parade award went to Bordeaux Communities and Qualico Communities for Harmony, a planned lakeside community west of Calgary. It also won the award for the best existing community. Brookfield won the award for best community element, Livingston Hub, a seven-acre park and 35,000-square-foot large facility in Calgary – a central gathering place for Livingston residents and their guests.

Jayman Built received the energy efficiency award for its quantum performance Ultra-E home, the Madeline – Calgary’s home can be built in Edmonton – and Edgar Developments won the Urban Development category for the MacLaren, 240 rental units mixed use mixed use. A building that revives and modernizes the historic Buena Vista Building at Edmonton’s high-profile intersection of 124th Street and 102nd Avenue.

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