Best in Building: The Georgie Awards

March 1, 2013

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.

Customer Choice Georgie Awards powered by Avid

Custom home builder G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. West Vancouver BC

Multi-Family Low Rise Production Builder Portrait Homes Ltd. Maple Ridge BC

Innovation Awards

Georgie award winner for Sustainable Innovative Community, seven35 by Adera 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.

New Homes

Georgie Award winner for best single family detached over 2000 sf over 750K Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,000 Sq. Ft. over $750,000 Balandra Development Inc. Dunlin Shore Richmond BC
Georgie Award winner Waterford Landing, Abbotsford-custom home under 750K Custom Home valued under $750,000 Rockridge Developments Inc.Waterford Landing Abbotsford BC
Georgie Award Winner, Waterfront Hideaway, Gambier Island, My House Design Custom Home valued between $1,500,000$3,000,000 My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Waterfront Hideaway Gambier Island BC
Georgie Award Winner, Dunbar Laneway House over $500K, Frits de Vries Best Laneway Home up to 2,000 Sq. Ft. over $500,000 Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. Dunbar Laneway HouseVancouver BC
Georgie Award Winner, Eastside Reunion, Vancouver, Best Duplex Best Duplex Abstract Homes and Renovations Eastside Reunion Vancouver BC
Georgie Award winner, best townhouse development, Brownstones on the Blve, Algra Bros Best Townhouse Development Algra Bros. Developments Brownstones on the Boulevard Chilliwack BC


Georgie Award winner, Lofty View, My House Design, West Vancouver, best reno $500-800K Best Residential Renovation $500,000$799,999 My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Lofty View West Vancouver BC
Georgie Award, best reno over $800K, 2nd Avenue Reno by G.Wilson Construction, Vancouver Best Residential Renovation over $800,000 G. Wilson Construction Co. Ltd 2nd Avenue Reno Vancouver BC
Georgie Award, Best Condo Reno, Ocean Side, West Vancouver, My House Design Best Condo Renovation My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Ocean Side West Vancouver BC
Georgie Award, Best Reno, any room, Vintner's Dream, Panorama Ridge, My House Design Best Renovation Any Room My House Design/Build Team Ltd.Vintner's Dream Panorama Ridge BC
Georgie Award, Best Kitchen Reno over $100K, Burnaby Chef's Delight, RJR Construction Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000 RJR Construction Management Ltd.Burnaby Chefs Delight Burnaby BC

Single Rooms

Georgie Award Best Multifamily Kitchen under $40K, Mahon Park, North Vancouver, Symphony Home Best Multi-Family Kitchen under $40,000 Symphony Home Limited Mahon Park Residences North Vancouver BC
Georgie Award, Best multifamily kitchen over $40K, Private Residences Hotel Georgia, Delta Land Dev Best Multi-Family Kitchen over $40,000 Delta Land Development Ltd.The Private Residence at the Hotel Georgia Vancouver BC
Georgie Award, Best Single Family Kitchen Over $100K, Forested Family Estate, WestVan, GD Nielsen Best Single Family Kitchen over $100,000 G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd.Forested Family Estate West Vancouver BC
Georgie Award, Best Master Suite, Belmont, Vancouver, Falcon Homes and Design Best Master Suite Falcon Homes & Design Ltd. Belmont Vancouver BC

Interior Design

Georgie Award, Best Interior Design Display Suite, Private Res Hotel Georgia, Delta Land Development Best Interior Design Display Suite Delta Land Development Ltd.The Private Residence at the Hotel Georgia Vancouver BC
Georgie Award, best interior design custom residence, Waterfront Hideaway, Gambier Island 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).