Ovation Awards a recognition of excellence

Homebuilders Association Vancouver’s (HAVAN) annual recognition of the sector’s outstanding achievements by its members

Grandview is a project from the Adera Development Corp. Raef Grohne) / PNG

While Metro Vancouver’s residential construction industry has seen significant changes over the last 10 years – from rising land costs to complex technical advancements – one constant has been the Ovation Awards, Homebuilders Association Vancouver’s (HAVAN) annual recognition of the sector’s outstanding achievements by its members.

As 30 member organizations were presented with 49 Ovation Awards at a recent gala at the JW Marriott Parq hotel in Vancouver, the prestigious Grand Ovation Awards went to Adera Development Corporation (Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year), Miracon Developments Inc. (Single-Family Home Builder of the Year), Tavan Developments Ltd. (Custom Home Builder of the Year) and Rodrozen Designs Inc. (Residential Renovator of the Year).

“Land and material costs have increased significantly, development and building permits continue to challenge the system, as do labour shortages, plus building science and the introduction of the BC Energy Step Code in 2017 to achieve energy efficiency in homes are just a few complex technical advancements that come to mind,” says HAVAN’s CEO Ron Rapp.

Westside is a project from Miracon Developments Inc. Keith Henderson Photography / PNG

Adera was the big winner when the awards were announced at the gala attended by 450 industry representatives and guests. In addition to the Grand Ovation Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year award, Adera’s Grandview development took top honours in three categories: Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development: Less than 1,500 square feet; Best Residential Community: Multi-Family; and Best Outdoor Living Space: Single-Family Production or Multi-Family. The company also won Best Multi-Family Low-rise Development (with Area3 Design Studio Inc.) for its Virtuoso project, taking Adera’s tally to five awards.

The Virtuoso development is notable for the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) as a substitute for slabs of concrete on each of the building’s six floors. Eric Andreasen, Adera’s vice-president of of marketing and sales, believes the award for Virtuoso recognizes Adera’s focus on innovation and the use of materials like CLT.

“We’re humbly touched and very proud to win these Ovation awards,” says Andreasen who adds that winning the awards as part of the program’s 10th anniversary – and as Adera celebrates its own 50th anniversary – is particularly meaningful.

While the awards support the company’s brand, they also build consumer trust, he says. “The company’s [longevity] and the awards it has won give people confidence. We have built through the good times and the bad times and we continue to make things work and give customers value.”

Miracon had special reason to celebrate its Grand Ovation award as Single-Family Home Builder of the Year.

Family Living is a project from Tavan Developments Ltd. Keith Henderson Photography / PNG

“This is the third consecutive year we have won the award,” says Miracon’s vice-president of marketing and sales Ryan O’Shea. “The first year we won, in 2017, we were a young company and it was such an honour to win,” he says, adding that the subsequent wins are a testament to the team Miracon has assembled.

“The construction and service teams are passionate about building quality homes – the award is more and more about our team now,” he says.

Miracon also collected three other awards – Best Single-Family Detached Home: 2,400 square feet and over; the FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Residential Construction; and the Ovation award for the Best Residential Community: Single-Family for Westside, its 53-home project in Surrey.

Tavan Developments also has an award-winning history. While it received the prestigious Grand Ovation Custom Home Builder of the Year Award this year, principal Troy Van Vliet recalls the company won the same honour in 2013 and 2017.

MidCentury Renaissance is a project from Rodrozen Designs Inc. Mark Whitehead / PNG

Tavan also gathered two other awards: Best Custom Home: $2 million – under $3 million, and Best Renovation $200,000 – $399,999.

“We’re focused on advancing and improving building practices and the awards are an acknowledgement that the company is headed in the right direction,” says Van Vliet.

“As a builder [we are] are faced with many building challenges, from envelope building constraints, energy efficiency requirements, and quality control,” he says noting the awards recognize both good looks and quality in home construction.

Rodrozen Designs Inc. celebrated three wins including Grand Ovation Residential Renovator of the Year, Best Bathroom Renovation $35,000 and over, and Best Renovation Over $1 million.

Paying tribute to HAVAN for its leadership role in the industry, Rodrozen CEO Steven RodRozen says the organization “is making our industry better and safer every day.”

He says winning the Grand Ovation award is significant considering the calibre and quality of the other finalists. In addition to the promotional value of the awards for the company’s marketing initiatives it also benefits the project teams.

“It is a significant morale booster for all our team members who work tirelessly day-in and day-out to provide the very best for our clients. Our staff and trades alike feel a part of something special, which is very rewarding internally and for the end results of our projects,” says Rodrozen.

Other multi award-winning builders include: Davenport and Blackfish Homes Ltd. each with three awards; and Alabaster Homes, Goldcon Construction, Rain City Renovations and Troico each taking home two awards.

For the complete list of winners go to: www.ovationawards.ca

Источник: Vancouversun.com

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