Celebrating excellence in Calgary area's home building industry

BILDCR Awards mark top achievements in new home building, renovation, community development, sales and marketing and services.

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New home builders, community developers, renovators and others involved in Calgary area’s housing industry set aside a night to celebrate the best in their business at the 2023 BILDCR Awards gala on April 20.

The annual awards, held at the Telus Convention Centre, mark the exceptional work by members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association-Calgary Region

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“The BILDCR Awards gala consistently stands out as one of the premier events for our association, and this year certainly lived up to that reputation. While there are award winners and finalists recognized at this event, its true purpose is to celebrate the successes and remarkable achievements of all BILDCR members. Their tireless efforts in providing housing options across the continuum deserve recognition. Each year, our members elevate the quality of their products and services, as evidenced by the impressive submissions we received for this year’s awards,” says Brian Hahn, CEO of BILD-Calgary Region.

Jayman Built — a multi-award winner picking up seven awards — earned the coveted Grand Award for Builder of the Year, Single Family Large Volume, one of six grand awards for outstanding performance in their area.

Logel Homes also stood tall in its area, garnering the Builder of the Year, Multi-family Large Volume Grand Award for the fourth year in a row. It also captured four category wins to its credit including two Best New Multi-Family Design Awards (651 sq. ft. to 900 sq. ft. and 901 sq. ft. to 1,200 sq. ft.) for The Nicholl 2 and The Cohen 3ES, respectively. It also walked the stage for Sales Team of the Year-Multi-Family for its Seton West project and for Best Brochure for its Sage Walk Condos & Towns Digital Brochure.

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Also topping the charts and earning Grand Awards were Dream Ridge Homes, a top-scorer and winner of the Builder of the Year for Single Family Small Volume and Renova Homes and Renovations, which garnered Builder of the Year for Multi-family Small Volume. Crafted Edge Homes walked the stage for Renovator of the Year, while Marsh Canada earned the title of Partner of the Year.

“The competition for each of these accolades was closer than ever,” says Hahn, speaking of the Grand Awards. “This speaks volumes about the remarkable ability of all our members to deliver exceptional products.”

The six Grand Awards were awarded to top achievers, determined by a tally of results as set by the BILD-CR Awards’ committee.

This year’s entries crested 700, a record number for the awards, with 257 of those earning finalist nods in 11 categories. More than 100 judges whittled down that number to a final 63 winners, including the six Grand Award winners.

Jayman Built, a multi-time Builder of the Year recipient, also picked up awards in categories spanning a comprehensive display of competencies from sales and marketing to design/build and community design. Vaulting off of its outstanding number of finalist nods — 18 to be exact — it walked the stage as a winner for Best Multi-family Community (Streams of Mahogany), and Best Apartment Style Multi-Family in two categories ($251,000-$350,999 and $451,000 and Over). It also earned awards for Best Print Marketing, Best Digital Marketing Campaign, and Best Sales and Information Centre.

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In addition to the Grand Award for Builder of the Year Multi-Family Small Volume, Renova Homes and Renovations earned eight finalist nods for both its multi-family designs and for its portfolio of renovations, while walking away a winner in the categories of Best New Multi-Family Home Design —1,201 sq. ft. to 1,400 sq. ft. for its River Pointe Villas in the community of Montgomery and Best Exterior Renovation/Outdoor Living Space for its Altadore renovation.

Dream Ridge Homes is a first time Grand Award winner for Builder of the Year Single Family Small Volume. It also walked the stage for Best New Home $591,000 to $640,999 for its Modern Parisian 28 design.

Building on the excitement, it was a tight race for renovators. Crafted Edge Homes — this year’s Renovator of the Year — held its own and triumphed against last year’s winner Ultimate Renovations. It picked up eight finalist nods and three wins— Best Home Renovation (Without Addition), and two Best Kitchen Renovations — $71,000 to $130,999 and $131,000 and Over.

Ultimate Renovation also fared well, garnering top wins in three renovation categories — Best Basement Renovation, Best Bathroom/En suite Renovation and Best Kitchen Renovation — Up to $70,999.

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There weren’t many surprises when it came to the community development awards. For the seventh time, the lake community of Mahogany in Calgary’s southeast, developed by Hopewell Residential, garnered the Community of the Year-City of Calgary crown. Hopewell Residential also picked up the award for Show Home Parade of the Year for Mahogany Estates.

Similarly, the lake and golf community of Harmony in Springbank, co-developed by Bordeaux Developments and Qualico Communities, enjoyed continuing accolades, winning Community of the Year-Calgary Region also for the seventh time.

Competing against a spate of deserving new developments, Rangeview by Genstar, a project by Genstar Development Co., was celebrated as New Community of the Year. The community, located in Calgary’s southeast, offers mountain views, an extensive pathway system, an innovative urban plan, a range of housing styles and timeless architecture.

Celebrating enterprise, innovation and creativity, the Industry Achievement Award for Best Innovation went to Lux Windows and Doors for its CLiC Privacy Glass, which utilizes liquid crystal technology to transform clear glass into “obscure” or privacy glass at the touch of a button. At the gala, Lux also slipped two advertising and marketing awards under its belt.

With a diverse membership that includes developers, builders, renovators, trades, consultants, manufacturers, service professionals and suppliers, BILD-Calgary Region is the voice of the residential construction industry in Calgary and surrounding areas, including Airdrie, Balzac, Cochrane, Chestermere, High River, Strathmore, and the counties of Rocky View, Foothills and Wheatland. Its mandate is to create the most liveable communities in the world.

All 2023 BILD-CR Award winners are posted at bildcr.com.

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