The gold Georgie statuette is the Oscar of BC's home construction industry, and it's coveted every bit as much.
The Georgie Awards (named after Captain George Vancouver) celebrate excellence in residential construction and design throughout the province. They're presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia and are open to all CHBA BC member companies.
For the 2012 awards, 12 expert judges from Ontario, Alberta and California spent three days sifting through 518 entries in 44 categories. They looked at 1,538 slides from residential building projects around BC. They honed those down to 184 finalists representing 80 companies. In late February they named 27 companies the best of the best in BC home construction, renovation and design.
Feast your eyes on the Lower Mainland projects that stood out at this year's Georgies. Click on the images for full-sized slideshows.
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Custom home builder G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. West Vancouver BC
Multi-Family Low Rise Production Builder Portrait Homes Ltd. Maple Ridge BC
|Sustainable and Innovative Community Award Adera Development Corporation seven35 North Vancouver BC This 60-unit North Vancouver townhouse community is the first of its kind in the country to be certified both LEED and Built Green Gold. It also has its own wastewater heat recovery system that saves up to 75 per cent of hot water heating expenses, among other energy-saving features.|
|Best Innovative Feature Delta Land Development Ltd. The Private Residence at the Hotel GeorgiaVancouver BC The unique shape of the building caught the judges' eyes with this downtown Vancouver high-rise condo that connects to the lushly restored Hotel Georgia.|
|Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,000 Sq. Ft. over $750,000 Balandra Development Inc. Dunlin Shore Richmond BC|
|Custom Home valued under $750,000 Rockridge Developments Inc.Waterford Landing Abbotsford BC|
|Custom Home valued between $1,500,000$3,000,000 My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Waterfront Hideaway Gambier Island BC|
|Best Laneway Home up to 2,000 Sq. Ft. over $500,000 Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. Dunbar Laneway HouseVancouver BC|
|Best Duplex Abstract Homes and Renovations Eastside Reunion Vancouver BC|
|Best Townhouse Development Algra Bros. Developments Brownstones on the Boulevard Chilliwack BC|
|Best Residential Renovation $500,000$799,999 My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Lofty View West Vancouver BC|
|Best Residential Renovation over $800,000 G. Wilson Construction Co. Ltd 2nd Avenue Reno Vancouver BC|
|Best Condo Renovation My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Ocean Side West Vancouver BC|
|Best Renovation Any Room My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Vintner's Dream Panorama Ridge BC|
|Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000 RJR Construction Management Ltd.Burnaby Chefs Delight Burnaby BC|
|Best Multi-Family Kitchen under $40,000 Symphony Home Limited Mahon Park Residences North Vancouver BC|
|Best Multi-Family Kitchen over $40,000 Delta Land Development Ltd.The Private Residence at the Hotel Georgia Vancouver BC|
|Best Single Family Kitchen over $100,000 G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd.Forested Family Estate West Vancouver BC|
|Best Master Suite Falcon Homes & Design Ltd. Belmont Vancouver BC|
|Best Interior Design Display Suite Delta Land Development Ltd.The Private Residence at the Hotel Georgia Vancouver BC|
|Best Interior Design Custom Residence My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Waterfront Hideaway Gambier Island BC|
Congratulations to the winners of multiple Georgie Awards in the Lower Mainland: My House Design/Build Team Ltd. (5), Adera Development Corporation (2), G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. (2) and Delta Land Development Ltd. (2), and, in the marketing categories, MAC Marketing Solutions (4).