HAVAN announces housing award winners

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) have announced the Awards for Housing Excellence winners. Celebrating the 13th annual awards season, 33 builders and designers were awarded 61 prestigious HAVAN Awards.

“We are thrilled to be back hosting an in-person event for our members. It is important to be able to celebrate the accomplishments of our industry as the builders, renovators and designers adopt BC’s advancing energy Step Code requirements,” said HAVAN CEO Ron Rapp.

‘The Step Code is raising the bar for higher performance homes with advanced techniques and technologies, resulting in improved energy efficiencies, consistent comfort, and better indoor air quality for the homeowner. It is exciting to see the broad variety of archetypes winning awards. From innovative laneway homes to character renovations, luxurious ultra modern houses, and the full spectrum of multi-family developments in-between, the HAVAN Awards showcase our members’ best in housing.”

Forge Properties (White Rock) with Form Creative (White Rock) received eight wins including Grand HAVAN Multi-Family of the Year. Additional wins include Best Multi-Family Condominium Unit: 800 S.F. and Over; Best New Kitchen: Multi-Family Production Home; Best Primary Suite: Multi-Family Production Home; Best Interior Design Display Suite: Multi-Family Home, and Best Outdoor Living Space: Single-Family Production or Multi-Family Home (The Wraith at Fantom), with Best Multi-Family Midrise Development; and Best Multi-Family Amenity Space (Fantom).

Vesta Properties (Langley) celebrated six wins including two Grand HAVAN Awards for Single-Family Home Builder of the Year and Best Residential Community: Single-Family (Brookswood Mills) with four additional awards including Best Single-Family Detached Home Development (Production): More than 10 Units (Brookswood Mills); and Best New Kitchen: Single-Family Production Home; Best Primary Suite: Single-Family Production Home, and Best Interior Design Display Home: Single-Family Production Home (The Sperling II @ Brookswood Mills.).

Infinity Properties (Langley) won four awards including the Grand HAVAN Best Residential Community: Multi-Family (Eastridge Panorama), plus Best Townhouse/Rowhome Unit: 1,500 S.F. and Over; Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development and Best Marketing Campaign (Eastridge Panorama).

Sarah Gallop Design Inc. (Delta) won a total of five awards including the Grand HAVAN Interior Designer of the Year, plus Best Interior Design Renovated Residence, and Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation (Still Life) with Best Builders Ltd.and Best Bathroom Renovation: Under $50,000 (Farmhouse Dreams), and Best Custom Home: $1 Million – Under $1.5 Million (Front Porch Looking Gin) with Clay Construction Inc.

Naikoon Contracting Ltd. was honoured with the Grand HAVAN Custom Builder of the Year and also celebrated three additional awards for Best Custom Home: $1.5 Million – Under $2 Million (West 29th) with Architrix Design Studio Inc.; and Best Custom Home: $5 Million and Over, and Best Energy Labelled Home: Custom (White Rock Next Zero) with Capital Home Energy Inc.

Best Builders Ltd. earned Grand HAVAN Renovator of the Year Award.

Close to 400 entries were juried by a peer-reviewed panel of award-winning builders, renovators, and designers from across the country.