Home builder finalists announced

Members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Central Alberta will discard their coveralls and toolbelts in favour of formal attire on May 4.

Members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Central Alberta will discard their coveralls and toolbelts in favour of formal attire on May 4.

That’s when the association will present its 2013 Awards of Excellence, with trophies to be presented in a range of categories. Finalists were announced this week, with Falcon Homes, Platinum Homes, Sorento Custom Homes and True-Line Homes each with eight entries in the running, and Laebon Homes having seven finalists.

The awards categories and finalists are:

• Best New Home up to $224,999: Laebon Homes, Sorento Custom Homes, Platinum Homes and Falcon Homes Ltd.;

l Best New Home, $225,000 to $259,999: Abbey Master Builder, Laebon Homes (two entries) and True-Line Homes;

l Best New Home, $260,000 to $299,999: True-Line Homes, Laebon Homes, Falcon Homes Ltd. and Abbey Master Builder;

l Best New Home, $300,000 to $374,999: True-Line Homes (two entries), Falcon Homes Ltd. and Ammonite Custom Homes;

l Best New Home, $375,000 to $449,999: Landmark Homes Red Deer, Mason Martin Homes, True-Line Homes and Sorento Custom Homes;

l Best New Home, $450,000 to $524,999: Laebon Homes, Larkaun Homes Ltd., Falcon Homes Ltd. and McGonigal Signature Homes;

• Best New Home, $525,000 to $599,999: Mason Martin Homes, Sorento Custom Homes, Larkaun Homes Ltd. and Ammonite Custom Homes;

• Best New Home, $600,000 to $674,999: Colbray Homes, Platinum Homes, Mason Martin Homes and Sorento Custom Homes;

• Best New Estate Home, $750,000 to $999,999: Platinum Homes (two entries), True-Line Homes and Sorento Custom Homes;

• Best New Estate Home over $1,000,000: Bowood Homes (two entries), Sorento Custom Homes and Platinum Homes;

• Best New Multi Family Home under $199,999: Falcon Homes (two entries) and Laebon Homes;

• Best New Multi Family Home over $200,000: Sorento Custom Homes and Larkaun Homes;

• Best Renovation Up to $99,999: Platinum Homes and True-Line Homes;

• Best Renovation over $100,000: Sorento Custom Homes, Bowood Homes, True-Line Homes and Platinum Homes;

• Excellence in Interior Design: Platinum Homes, Carpet Colour Centre, Falcon Homes Ltd. and Laebon Homes;

• Safety Leadership Award: Landmark Homes Red Deer, Bruin’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd., Gilmar Construction Ltd. and Falcon Homes Ltd.

The association will announce the finalists for its Partner Awards during the week of April 22.

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association represents more than 8,000 member companies across Canada, including home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, as well as lenders and other companies and individuals active in the housing industry.

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