Northern B.C.’s top home builders earn awards

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The Canadian Home Builder’s Association Northern B.C. recognized the region’s top companies in the field during an awards ceremony on Saturday.

The winners were decided through a “stringent judging process,” the organization said. Criteria included aesthetic merit, innovation and effectiveness in design and planning, energy efficiency and environmental elements, and the quality and mix of materials used.

Prince George-based Belledune Homes & Construction was named residential renovator of the year and Vanderhoof-based Northern Homecraft was named single-family home builder of the year.

Joe Hart, a founder of Icon Homes in Quesnel, was bestowed with the ‘Golden Hammer Award’ in recognition of his contributions to the industry and to the association. 

Hart is the past president of the CHBA Northern BC as well as the provincial level of the association. 

Member builders voted RONA Capital Building Supplies as their top supplier of the year. 

Here’s a look at the winners in each of the other categories:

New Home

-Best Single-Family Detached Home Under $500,000: Kullar Homes 

-Best Single-Family Detached Home $500,000-$750,000: Lithium One Homes 

-Best Single-Family Detached Home $750,000-$1,000,000: Northern Homecraft 

-Best Single Family Detached Home $1,000,000-$1,500,000: Copper Falls Custom Homes 

Renovation 

-Best Residential Renovation Under $50,000: Lithium One Homes 

-Best Residential Renovation $100,000-$150,000: Belledune Homes & Construction 

-Best Residential Renovation $150,000+up: Belledune Homes & Construction  

Design 

-Best Kitchen Design: New Home or Renovation Under $75,000: Kullar Homes 

-Best Kitchen Design: New Home or Renovated Over $75,000: Copper Falls Custom Homes 

-Best in Any Room New or Renovation: Belledune Homes & Construction 

-Best in Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovation Northern Legendary Construction 

-Best Innovative or Special Feature: New or Renovation Copper Falls Custom Homes 

-Best Residential Building Design: Lithium One Homes 

Special Achievement 

-Best Certified Custom Home: Northern Homecraft 

-Best Residential Urban Infill: Northern Homecraft 

-Environmental Initiative Award: Residential or Commercial: Northern Homecraft

-Innovative Construction, Architecture or Design: Residential or Commercial: Belledune Homes & Construction 

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