7 Burnaby builders and designers among 2023 HAVAN Awards finalists

Finalists for the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence were announced on March 9 at the Hollywood Theatre.

Published in the Burnaby Now, May 11, 2023
Abhinaya Natesh

Finalist: Best Kitchen Renovation: Under $100,000 TQ Construction, Burnaby.

Looking for a home makeover? Look no further than these Burnaby local builders and designers who have been recognized as finalists at the 2023 HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence.

It is a yearly tradition for Homebuilders Association Vancouver to recognize and honour the best in new-home construction, renovation and design projects.

This year, 101 builders and designers are vying for a win in 54 award categories, and the finalists were announced on Thursday, March 9 at Vancouver’s Hollywood Theatre.

Seven Burnaby builders and designers made the cut. Here’s the list of finalists from Burnaby that you can look out for when you’re purchasing your next home or renovating your current home:

Renovation category

Best kitchen renovation under $100,000

  • Forever Home, TQ Construction (Burnaby)

Best bathroom renovation under $50,000

  • Art of Living, Westblue Construction Ltd. (Richmond) with Joy Chang Design Inc. (Burnaby)

Best character home renovation

  • Forever Home, TQ Construction (Burnaby)

New-home production category

Best multi-family production development: less than seven storeys

  • Lynn Woods, BC Housing (Burnaby) with VanMar Constructors Inc. (Abbotsford)

Custom home/custom-spec home category

Best custom home: $1 million — under $1.5 million

  • Aslant, Westfield Homes Ltd. (Vancouver) with Design Work Group Ltd. (Burnaby) and associate: Excelsior Architectural Products Ltd.

Best custom home: $3 million and over 

  • West Vancouver custom home, Lewis Vancouver Construction Ltd. (Burnaby)

Design/Build category 

Best new bathroom

  • Aslant Spa, Westfield Homes Ltd. (Vancouver) with Design Work Group Ltd. (Burnaby)

Best special feature: new or renovated

  • Timeless Elegance, Crown Pacific Development Ltd. (Burnaby) with Karly Kristina Design (Anmore)

Special achievement awards

Best infill development (10 units or less)

  • West Keith, InoBuilt Construction Ltd. (Burnaby) with Arcwood Millwork Inc.

BC Housing Award for Excellence in Housing Solutions 

  • West Keith, InoBuilt Construction Ltd. (Burnaby) with Arcwood Millwork Inc. (North Vancouver)

Grand HAVAN awards

Grand HAVAN – Residential renovator of the year 

  • TQ Construction (Burnaby)

Winners of the HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence will be announced at the Gala on Saturday, April 22 at Vancouver’s JW Marriot Parq Hotel.