October 23rd, 2020

BILD presents annual awards


By Bobinec, Greg on February 11, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

Over the weekend, the Building Industry & Land Development Association (BILD) Lethbridge Region hosted its 21st annual Awards of Excellence in Housing and presented 30 awards to partners with top performances in the industry.

The Awards of Excellence in Housing celebrates the achievement of BILD Lethbridge Region members that continue to advance the goals of the residential construction industry and who offer quality, affordability and choice of housing in well-planned communities. Some of the awards given out throughout the evening include Best Development, Custom Builder of the Year, Builder of the Year as well as presenting volunteer awards for Member of the Year and Hall of Fame.

“It is truly inspiring to see the level of quality, attention to detail and customer service,” says Bridget Mearns, executive officer of BILD Lethbridge. “The commitment BILD Lethbridge members have in designing, building and supplying the best products for Lethbridge citizens and region; the judges had a very difficult job.”

Some of the evening’s highlights included Ashcroft Master Builder being awarded Builder of the Year for 2019, along with winning five single-family design awards, and Megan King took home the Best New Home Salesperson. Greener Homes won the Custom Builder of the Year and was also awarded the Best Energy Efficient Housing. Avonlea Homes won Best Development for BlackWolf along with four other awards. Empire Home Renovations swept all three renovation categories with their renovation of the “Wicher Residence,” and a single-family design award.

“The product that is being produced by our land developers, homebuilders, renovators, trades and supplier members are at the forefront of innovation and technology and it is truly exciting to be a part of it, congrats to all the winners,” says Perry Neufeld, BILD Lethbridge president.

Some of the other highlights included awarding John Wickey, of Avonlea Homes, the Hall of Fame award for his 25 years contributing to the homebuilding industry and community. He was recognized for building the first STARs home in southern Alberta and built 17 in total. Avonlea has won countless design and safety awards in not only Lethbridge, but also on a provincial and national level.

With dozens of other awards from building awards, to best trade supplier and sales office, many local building industry parters were recognized for their hard work and efforts into making Lethbridge and area into the vibrant community it is today.

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