Homebuilders earn provincial recognition

Central Alberta homebuilders figured prominently in the list of winners of 2014 Awards of Excellence in Housing, which was announced Friday. Falcon Homes of Sylvan Lake, and Sorento Custom Homes, Abbey Master Builder and True-Line Contracting of Red Deer were all recognized at the annual conference of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Alberta.

Central Alberta homebuilders figured prominently in the list of winners of 2014 Awards of Excellence in Housing, which was announced Friday.

Falcon Homes of Sylvan Lake, and Sorento Custom Homes, Abbey Master Builder and True-Line Contracting of Red Deer were all recognized at the annual conference of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Alberta.

Falcon Homes received the award for Best Single Family Home Under $245,000, Sorento Custom Homes the award for Best Estate Home Between $1,000,000 and $1,750,000, and Abbey Master Builder the award for Best Multi-family Apartment Over $325,000. True-Line Contracting took home the Award of Merit for the Central Alberta region.

Awards of Excellence in Housing were presented in 23 categories, with three Builders of the Year and five regional Awards of Merit also handed out.

“Winning entries ranged from under $245,000 to more than $1.75 million,” said Jim Rivait, CEO of CHBA — Alberta.

There were a record 417 entries this year, with 156 judges selecting the winners. They considered curb appeal, layout, functionality, finishes, special features and value, said a release issued by CHBA — Alberta.

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