April 4, 2016                                                                                                                  

Kamloops, B.C.  2016 Keystone Award Winners Named at Gala

Last Saturday evening CHBA Central Interior announced 26 winning entries in the 11th annual Keystone Home Builders Awards of Excellence. The black tie Gala was held at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre where everyone gathered to honor the best in their industry.

Following is the list of categories and the winners:

1.      Best Single Family Detached Home Under 1,500 Sq. Ft. – Affordable - Granite Developments Inc. - The Landing

2.      Best Single Family Detached Home Under 1,500 Sq. Ft. - Motivo Design Group Inc. - Lorimer Residence Project Partner - Right at Home Construction              

3.      Best Single Family Detached Home 1,500 to 1,999 Sq. Ft.  - Watermark Custom Built Homes - Battle Street,  Project Partner - DNM Enterprises Ltd.

4.      Best Single Family Detached Home 2,000 to 2,499 Sq. Ft.  - Meranti Developments Ltd. – MacKenzie, Project Partner - Living Kitchens Ltd.        

5.      Best Single Family Detached Home 2,500 Sq. Ft. and over - D&T Developments Ltd. - Birkenhead Residence

6.      Best Single Family Detached Home $750,000 to $1,500,000 - Copper Island Fine Homes Inc. - Lakeshore Home  

7.      Best Single Family Detached Home $1,500,000 and over - Meranti Developments Ltd. - Dent Residence, Project Partners - DB Interior Design and Living Kitchens Ltd.

8.      Best Multi-Family Development - Homex Development Corporation – Orabella

9.      Best Residential Renovation $75,000 to $150,000 - R&D Construction - Ord Road

10.   Best Residential Renovation $150,000 to $300,000 - Andy and Terri Mihalcheon - Home Renovation

11.   Best Residential Renovation $300,000 and over - All By Design - Bestwick Renovation                             

12.   Best Innovative/Special Feature New or Renovated - Powder Ventures Excavating Ltd. - Lookout Ridge Drive Retaining Wall                         

13.   Best  Outdoor living space New or Renovated - Homex Development Corporation – Orabella

14.   Best Kitchen Design Project under $30,000 - Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre - Battle Street                     

15.   Best Kitchen Design Project $30,000 and over - Meranti Developments Ltd. - Dent Residence
Project Partner - Living Kitchens Ltd.        

16.   Best Interior Design New or Renovated - Copper Island Fine Homes Inc. - Lakeshore Home                  

17.   Best Housing Design - Motivo Design Group Inc. - Rezeli Residence - Malcolm Homes Ltd.              

18.   Best Marketing Project Website  Malcolm Homes Ltd. - Malcolm Homes- Website Rebuild
Project Partner - Fresh Inc.           

19.   Best Customer Service by a CHBA CI Member – Builder - Meranti Developments Ltd.              

20.   Best Customer Service by a CHBA CI Member – Non Builder- Rona Home Centre                   

21.   Best Public/Private Partnership - Thompson Rivers University - 2015 Training House                             

22.   Building Energy Efficiency Award - Meranti Developments Ltd. - MacKenzie Residence

Project Partner - Kathryn MacKenzie        

23.   Best Sub Trade - Noremac Concrete Pumping                                     

24.   Best Supplier - Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre                             

25.   Best Service/Professional - Allnorth Land Surveyors                                         

26.   Customer Choice Awards (3-5 homes) - Pache Builders Ltd.                                  

CHBA CI President Matt McCurrach said, “The continued passion shown for housing by builders, trades and suppliers in the Kamloops region, has once again delivered some of the best homes in Canada over the past year. Tonight’s awards have showcased these talents yet again.”               

CHBA Central Interior is a vibrant active association of 200 members, the voice of residential construction in this region.
Winning Entry Photos 


For more information, contact
Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior
Phone: 250.828.1844
Email: [email protected]


"As a member of the CHBA, for the past 20 years, I have always found the association to be an extremely valuable resource and advocate for the industry."