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April 01, 2015

2014 SAM Awards Finalists announced

Crème-de-la-crème of Calgary’s home industry ready for big night

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Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Calgary Region is proud to announce the full list of finalists for the 2014 SAM Awards. The SAM Awards, now in its 28th year, celebrate innovation and excellence in the residential construction industry in Calgary and its surrounding region.

The winners will receive their awards at the SAM Awards Gala on April 18th, 2015, at the Telus Convention Centre. The top five entries in each category will be featured during the evening.

“The record number of new construction starts in the Calgary region last year didn’t stop our members from bringing home their best,” says Shane Wenzel, chairman of the SAM committee for CHBA – Calgary Region. “Even though the industry was flying, we had an incredible number of excellent entries to this coveted award competition.”

Entries totaled 834 in all categories of new home construction, including not only the homes and condos in all areas of the city and beyond, but renovations, new communities, advertising & marketing, and more. The sales professionals in the field are also recognized.

“This truly is the crème-de-la-crème in an industry that built 17,131 total housing units last year,” says Wenzel.

“It’s a tremendous accomplishment to be named a finalist — and everyone is excited to put their best forward in a very competitive industry.”

A total of 116 companies are vying for 58 awards in different categories, including the top Grand SAMs — three builder categories (Builder of the Year, Builder of Merit for a small-volume builder and Multi-Family Builder of the Year), Renovator of the Year, and Partner of the Year.

The awards cover 10 different categories and finalists are chosen through a detailed, scrupulous process with industry judges awarding points, which are then authenticated by an accounting firm. GRAND SAM Awards are presented to the Builders, Renovator and Partner who have demonstrated a superior achievement in design, sales, advertising and/or service.

“This competition is the highlight of the year for our members,” says Wayne Copeland, president of CHBA – Calgary Region. “And it’s taken very seriously. It is an incredible achievement to be elite in a very competitive industry where quality and innovation shine in every way.

Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck at the SAM Gala.”

DEVELOPER AWARDS
Show Home Parade of the Year
Sponsored by Baywest Homes Ltd.
- Brookfield Residential – Riverstone – The Preserve Series, Cranston,Calgary
- Genstar Development Company – Walden’s Move-up Parade, Walden, Calgary
- Hopewell Residential Management LP – Rear-Attached Show Home, Mahogany, Calgary
- Macdonald Development Corporation – Street of Distinction – Watermark at Bearspaw, Rocky View County
- Qualico Communities – Dressage in Silverado, Calgary

New Community of the Year
Sponsored by Shane Homes Ltd.
- La Vita Land Inc. – Willows of River Heights, Calgary

Community of the Year – City of Calgary
Sponsored by Homes by Avi Group of Companies – Calgary
- Brookfield Residential – Riverstone of Cranston, Calgary
- Brookfield Residential – Auburn Bay, Calgary
- Canada Lands Company – Currie Barracks, Calgary
- Genstar Development Company – Walden, Calgary
- Hopewell Residential Management LP – Mahogany, Calgary

Community of the Year – Calgary Region
Sponsored by Shane Homes Ltd.
- Genesis Land Development Corp. – Canals Landing, Airdrie
- Heritage Pointe Properties Inc. – Artesia, DeWinton
- La Vita Land Inc. – Fireside of Cochrane, Cochrane
- Macdonald Development Corporation – Watermark at Bearspaw, Rocky View County
- Qualico Communities – Ravenswood, Airdrie

NEW HOME AWARDS
Best New Home – up to $254,999
Sponsored by Ply Gem
- Baywest Homes Ltd. – Mercato, Private
- Excel Homes – Edison – Mountain View, Okotoks
- Morrison Homes – Otto Residence, Private

Best New Home – $255,000-$294,999
Sponsored by The Sterling Group
- Broadview Homes – The Ashton – Evanston, Calgary
- Excel Homes – Kennedy – Walden, Calgary
- Jayman BUILT – The Verde in Redstone, Calgary
- Morrison Homes – The Gagnone Residence, Private
- Sabal by Hopewell, a division of Hopewell Residential Management LP – Sonik in Mahogany, Calgary

Best New Home – $295,000-$334,999
Sponsored by Classic Kitchens & Cabinets Ltd.
- Broadview Homes – The Elliston in Evanston, Calgary
- Excel Homes – Leighton – Hillcrest, Airdrie
- Jayman BUILT – The Exud2 in Legacy, Calgary
- Reid Built Homes – The Aydon 2 in Bayside Estates, Airdrie
- Shane Homes Ltd. – Show home, Fiesta II, Hillcrest, Airdrie

Best New Home – $335,000-$374,999

Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

- Excel Homes – Kimberley in MountainView, Okotoks
- Jayman BUILT – The Nitro in King’s Heights, Airdrie
- Mattamy Homes – Kingsley Corner Showhome in Windsong/Southwinds, Airdrie
- Morrison Homes – Melanson Residence, Private
- Vesta Properties (Alberta) Ltd. – Vesta Collection – Brighton Single –Family Home, Cooper’s Crossing, Airdrie

Best New Home – $375,000-$424,999
Sponsored by Ply Gem
- Douglas Homes Ltd. – Kenya 2 in McIvor, Chestermere
- Homes by Avi Group of Companies-Calgary – The Rosedale – Walden, Calgary
- Homes by Avi Group of Companies-Calgary – The Mason – King’s Heights, Airdrie
- Jayman BUILT – The Verge in King’s Heights, Airdrie
- Reid Built Homes – The Rockyview 2 In Bayside Estates, Airdrie

Best New Home – $425,000-$484,999
Sponsored by Artistic Stairs Inc.
- Broadview Homes – The Cavalier in Boulder Creek, Langdon
- Crystal Creek Homes Inc. – The Cameron – Canals Landing, Airdrie
- Jayman BUILT – The Converge in Sunset Ridge, Cochrane
- Mattamy Homes – The Garnet Showhome, Windsong/Southwinds, Airdrie
- Morrison Homes – Private Residence, Private

Best New Home – $485,000-$549,999
Sponsored by Ply Gem
- Baywest Homes Ltd. – Private Residence, Private
- Broadview Homes – The Berkshire in Kinniburg, Chestermere
- Calbridge 2010 Ltd. – Lo Residence, Private
- Douglas Homes Ltd. – Playa Del Carmen 6 in Rainbow Falls, Chestermere
- Stepper Custom Homes Inc. – The Hampton, Chestermere

Best New Home – $550,000-$619,999
Sponsored by The Sterling Group
- Albi Homes Ltd. – Manhattan 5, Riverstone of Cranston, Calgary
- Albi Homes Ltd. – Artesia Private Residence, Private
- Baywest Homes Ltd. – Bellen Show home, Auburn Bay, Calgary
- Calbridge 2010 Ltd. – The Redwood, Mahogany, Calgary
- WestView Builders Inc. – The Augusta in Montreux Cove, Calgary

Best New Home – $620,000-$719,999
Sponsored by Albi Homes Ltd.
- Calbridge 2010 Ltd. – The Cascade, Mahogany, Calgary
- Crystal Creek Homes Inc. – The Rochester II – Custom, Timberline Estates, Calgary
- Homes by Avi Group of Companies-Calgary – 2014 Stampede Rotary Dream House, Private
- Morrison Homes – Georgetown In Mahogany, Calgary
- Riverview Custom Homes Ltd. – Waterfall, Private

Best New Home – $720,000-$849,999
Sponsored by Legacy Kitchens Design Group Inc.
- Baywest Homes Ltd. – Davinci II Showhome in Cranston, Calgary
- Baywest Homes Ltd. – Private Residence, Private
- Cornerstone Homes – Westmount Point Estates, Okotoks
- Crystal Creek Homes Inc. – The Newport, Currie Barracks, Calgary
- Riverview Custom Homes Ltd. – Winslow Grey, Private

Best New Home – $850,000-$999,999
Sponsored by The Sterling Group
- Baywest Homes Ltd. – Private Residence, Private
- Calbridge 2010 Ltd. – The Stanford, Artesia, Dewinton
- Douglas Homes Ltd. – Jones in Bearspaw, Private
- Morrison Homes – Truong Residence, Private
- New West Custom Homes and Renovations – Lexington in The Point in Patterson Heights, Calgary

Best New Home – $1,000,000-$1,499,999
Sponsored by United Drywall Ltd.
- Brad-Mar Homes – Private Residence – Hawks Landing, Private
- Capstone Custom Homes – Elboya Contemporary, Private
- Manor House Crafted Homes Inc. – The Morris, Private
- Prominent Homes Ltd. – The Derelict, Altadore, Calgary
- Trickle Creek Custom Homes Inc. – The Capilano Showhome, Watermark at Bearspaw, Rocky View County

Best New Home – $1,500,000-$2,299,999
Sponsored by Bedrock Natural Stone
- Augusta Fine Homes, a division of NuVista Homes Ltd. – Augusta Fine Homes – Shoemaker Residence, Private
- Calbridge 2010 Ltd. – Pawaroo Residence, Private
- Calbridge 2010 Ltd. – Hamilton Residence, Private
- McKinley Masters – The Westwood, Private
- Wolf Custom Homes Ltd. – Eagle Ridge, Private

Best New Home – $2,300,000 and over

Sponsored by Albi Homes Ltd.

- Empire Custom Homes Limited – Riverwalk Fusion, Private
- McKinley Masters – Amour, Private
- McKinley Masters – The Wotton Residence, Private
- Riverview Custom Homes Ltd. – The Castle on 38th, Elbow Park, Private
- Windsor Brunello – Lyalta Estate, Private

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