Builders honour best homes

The Canadian Home Builders' Association handed out its version of the Oscars in the Central Okanagan this past weekend.

And it was a big night for Gord Turner.

A crowd of 600 gathered for the 25th annual Central Okanagan Tommie Awards gala at the Delta Grand Hotel.

No stranger to awards, Turner, of Turner Custom Homes received the grand Tommie award for Home of the Year for a stunning waterfront estate at an undisclosed location in the valley.

The same project won again for best single-family detached home worth $3 million to $5 million.

But, Turner wasn't finished.

He also won for Residential Renovator of the Year with Gord Turner Renovations Ltd. and best residential renovation under $100,000.

Sherri Paiement, executive officer of the CHBA-Central Okanagan said: “The Tommies in many ways set the trends we see in homes that people want for their own homes. Renovations showcase what you can really do to create beautiful spaces with your existing home.”

A video retrospective of the Okanagan’s growth over 25 years focused on the people who shape our communities and put the roofs over our heads.

“The video showcased where we’ve come from and where we are today, from industry icons like Lambert Schmalz, to the current year, where we’ve had a record number of building starts,” said Paiement.

Some of the other big winners included: Vineyard Developments, VanMar Constructors, Big Valley Homes and Renovations, Wilson and Company, Keith Dahlen Construction, and Weninger Construction and Design, Pentar Homes, Edgecombe Builders and Alderbaran Homes.

Multi-Family Builder of the Year was awarded to Pentar Homes Ltd.

Vineyard Developments Ltd. was named Single Family Home Builder of the Year (small volume).

And Edgecombe Enterprises Inc. was named Single Family Home Builder of the Year (large volume)

Click here for a complete list of winners and photos.

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