Concert Wins Two CHBA National Awards, Including Best Mid- to High-Rise Condominium (Planned)

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OTTAWA, ON – MAY 7, 2021 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, a competition that recognizes excellence in new homes, renovations, community development, and residential marketing. Over 700 entries were submitted into 53 categories this year. Finalists and winners were selected by a group of nearly 200 judges made up of industry professionals from all over Canada.

“The residential construction industry, like most industries in Canada, has had a tumultuous year. But despite the unknowns and challenges with lumber and other building materials, and labour shortages, our members continued to build and renovate the homes that Canadians need, and to develop communities they want to live in,” said CHBA CEO Kevin Lee.

Frame Custom Homes from Kelowna, BC was the winner of the Design Excellence Award for their cumulative results in the new home and new home spaces categories. They were also the winner in the ‘Best Detached Custom Home 4,001 to 5,000 square feet’ and ‘Best Detached Custom Home over 5,000 square feet’ categories.

The Renovation Excellence Award for best overall performance in the home renovation categories was awarded to Twin Lions Contracting Ltd. from North Vancouver, BC. In addition to taking home the big trophy, they won in the following categories: ‘Best Whole Home Renovation – over $800,000,’ ‘Best Kitchen Renovation – $70,000 to $100,000,’ and ‘Best Renovated Detail.’

The Marketing Excellence Award for overall success in marketing categories went to Acorn Developments in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to many nods as finalists, Acorn Developments and their marketing company Gladstone Media also took home the marketing awards for ‘Best Branding and Identity’ and ‘Best Long Video’ and Acorn Developments won for ‘Best Interior Decorating (Model/Show Home)’ with GCB Interior Architecture Inc.

Other significant winners include Grandeur Housing (Winkler, MB) who won the Modular Innovation Award, and Hasler Homes Ltd. (North Vancouver, BC) for the Net Zero Home Award. Both of the community development awards were given to Edmonton companies: Canada Lands Company won for their new community “Village and Griesbach” and Brookfield Residential won for their growing community “Chappelle Gardens.”  

“These awards celebrate the full spectrum of housing, from rental apartments to custom homes, and showcase homes designed for entry-level buyers to stunning vacation homes. They show complex renovations that give new life to older homes. And they reflect how CHBA members are using the latest technology, whether it’s modular construction or achieving net zero energy. We are so proud of all of today’s winners and finalists.”

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Best Mid- to High-Rise Condominium (Planned)
Concert Properties Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “TESORO”

Best Renderings
Concert Properties Ltd., Vancouver, BC: “TESORO”