CARE Awards celebrate innovative home design

Saanich-based Terry Johal Developments and Step One Design won two awards for their work on Saxe Point Manor

The 2016 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards saw more than 300 builders

The 2016 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards saw more than 300 builders

The latest and greatest in home design were recognized earlier this month at the 2016 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards, held at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

More than 50 awards were given to construction and design companies from across Vancouver Island at CARE’s 25th anniversary celebration. The event was attended by nearly 300 members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association.

“The CARE Awards is Canada’s premier event celebrating the very best in West Coast homes as well as the skilled people behind them,” said VRBA executive director Casey Edge in a statement.

This year’s big winner was Denford Construction Management Ltd., taking 12 Gold CARE Awards – including Project of the Year and the People’s Choice Award – for its Drakefearann home. Several of those awards were shared with collaborators Goodison Construction and Jason Good Custom Cabinets, the latter of whom also cleaned house with nine Gold awards for a variety of projects.

The Saanich-based Terry Johal Developments and Step One Design won two awards for their work on Saxe Point Manor, including Best New Home Design and Best Single Family Detached Custom Home under 3,000 square feet.

The evening included more than a dozen multiple winners, such as Abstract Developments, Aryze Developments, Christopher Developments, Città Group, Creative Spaciz Design Studio, Hobson Woodworks, Jenny Martin Design, Jodi Foster Interior Design, Maximilian Huxley Construction, NZ Builders Ltd., and Zebra Design and Interiors Group.

“Congratulations to the Gold CARE Award winners and finalists for their leadership in sustainable West Coast design and construction,” said Tim Schauerte, chair of the 2016 CARE Awards, in a statement.

In addition, Città Group, Limona Group and Verity Construction received a special award for Built Green Leadership for their pioneering roles in affordable, energy-efficient subdivisions. Bill Patterson of Città Group also received the Lifetime Achievement Award for “strong contributions to heritage preservation and creating affordable, sustainable housing.”

Jenny Martin of Jenny Martin Design won the Bill Wansbrough Memorial Award for her work in developing the VRBA’s online Expression of Interest for consumers.

Other award recipients included Jo-Ann Roberts (Building Better Futures Community Award), Miles Gillespie of Stelly’s Secondary School (Herman Rebneris Student Carpentry Award) and Madison Leslie of Vancouver Island University (Student Design Award).