Foundation of excellence

A trio of Red Deer homebuilders have distinguished themselves on the provincial stage.

A trio of Red Deer homebuilders have distinguished themselves on the provincial stage.

Laebon Developments, True-Line Homes and Sorento Custom Homes were all awarded Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing on Friday.

The presentations were made in Jasper during the annual conference of the Canadian Home Builders Association — Alberta.

Laebon received the Green Vision Award for its environmentally responsible CHESS Equilibrum Home.

True-Line captured the Alberta Award of Excellence for single-family homes under $225,000, and Sorento was recognized with a Merit Award.

Red Deer’s Falcon Homes was a finalist in the category that True-Line won.

The Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing honour the top builders and renovators in the province, with judging in 16 categories. A Builder of the Year was chosen from the winners, with Christenson Developments of Edmonton this year claiming that honour.

Five Merit Awards were also presented.

The Canadian Home Builders Association — Alberta announced previously that 209 entries were received this year. A total of 10 awards went to Calgary builders, with Edmonton companies earning seven.

In addition to the three awards returning to Red Deer with Laebon, True-Line and Sorento, one award went to a Grande Prairie builder and another to a Lethbridge builder.

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