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CHBA - Lethbridge Region


Local Builders Take Awards at Provincial Awards of Excellence in Housing

September 23, Jasper,  AB –September 18 to 20 saw the 2014 Canadian Home Builders Association Alberta host the annual BUILD Conference in Jasper Alberta. While the two largest Cities in Alberta; Edmonton and Calgary picked up the majority of the awards the Lethbridge Membership was represented by a healthy number of attendees and proudly accepted 5 awards in total.

Avonlea Homes Master Builder was awarded the Provincial Safety Award for the small builder category, as well, they picked up an Award of Merit in the category of Town Home or Duplex $300,000 - $400,000 for the Genesis design. “To be recognized for our strong Safety Culture at the Provincial level is big news and extremely exciting for all of us at Avonlea! We strive for a safe work environment and in the past year have gotten creative on how to bring awareness to not only the community, but our trades partners, and our Home Owners.  We thank everyone involved for their hard work and the joint effort to keep our jobsites safe.” Commented Jennifer McCarthy – Head of Design Avonlea Homes Master Builder.

Ashcroft Master Builder was handed two awards as well. This company walked away with the award for single family design in the $310,000 - $340,000 category for Griffin design and the Lethbridge Home Builders Association is extremely proud to announce that Ashcroft Master Builder walked away with the Small Builder of the Year award! Stephen Amonson, President and General Manager of Ashcroft Homes Master Builder commented, “Builder of the year in Alberta is an extremely huge honour for us. This award is based on design, safety, homeowner feedback and volunteerism. To have achieved this in just 6 short years and to do so with competition from all over the province is simply awesome.” Amonson went on to say,“We have some of the finest craftsmen, trades and suppliers anywhere in the world. Even with an extremely tight labour market and shortage of skilled tradespeople our team continues to produce homes that we are extremely proud of.”

The CHBA would also like to congratulate 2 entries that were recognized as finalist this year, Ashcroft Master Builder with the Marpole 2 and Signature Homes with the Sedona 2. “The competition is fierce when looking across the entire province and it is a great feeling to know that Lethbridge is being so widely recognized in all styles of housing from town homes to estate homes.” Remarked Angela Zuba, Executive Officer for the Lethbridge Region.

The CHBA Lethbridge Region is also pleased to announce that Daytona Group of Companies in Edmonton, with a branch in Lethbridge won the Large Volume Safety Award and All Weather Windows Alberta, with a branch in Lethbridge was awarded the General Member Large Employer safety award!

In addition, the CHBA Lethbridge Association received the Industry Leadership Award for demonstrating innovative community partnerships, programs to enhance training and forward thinking safety initiatives. “This Award means a lot to our Association and our membership,” commented Angela Zuba, “it shows the commitment we have to improving the community and the dedication we have to success. Lethbridge may be a small City but we are accomplishing amazing things.” 


Media Contact:

Angela Zuba

Executive Officer

CHBA Lethbridge Region

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