The biggest night of the year for Calgary’s home industry did not disappoint, as the best of the best for 2013 were honoured. The Gala held on March 29 at the Telus Convention Centre with more than 1,600 people in attendance and a record number of submissions (776) from members vying for the prestigious awards.
The best-of-the-best 2013 Grand SAM Winners were: Builder of the Year — Morrison Homes.; Builder of Merit — Empire Custom Homes; Multi-Family Builder of the Year — Jayman Group of Companies; Renovator of the Year — Albi Renova Ltd.; and Partner of the Year — PHI Systems.
Jay Westman, president and CEO of Jayman Group, says it’s a “gratifying” win for the company. “I credit our success as a design leader in the single family market it is so gratifying to win the Multi-Family Builder of the year. Design and innovation from our team has shown through. I couldn’t be more proud of our Jayman Modus team.”
Competition brings out the best, and in the end, it’s the buyers that win, says Shane Wenzel, co-chair of the SAM committee for CHBA – Calgary Region. “Once again, the new home industry in Calgary continues to amaze. No matter the economy, no matter whether builders are busy, the industry puts out their best year after year.”
“These prestigious awards are taken very seriously by us and those in the industry,” says Wendy Going, the other SAM co-chairman. “That’s why the competition is so well respected in the industry — and why homebuyers look for the SAM birds from the builders who have soared high enough to capture the silver goose. The winners are truly the best-of-the-best in the Calgary region.”
GRAND SAM AWARDS
Partner Of The Year
Phi Systems Inc.
Builder Of The Year
Renovator Of The Year
Albi Renova Ltd.
Multi-Family Builder Of The Year
Jayman Group Of Companies
Builder Of Merit
Empire Custom Homes Limited
Show Home Parade Of The Year
Hopewell Residential Management LP, Lakefront Show Home Parade, Mahogany
New Community Of The Year
Heritage Pointe Properties Inc., Artesia (Dewinton)
Community Of The Year — City Of Calgary
Hopewell Residential Management LP, Mahogany
Community Of The Year — Calgary Region
Watermark Development LP, Watermark at Bearspaw (Rocky View County)
Multi-Family Community Awards
Best Multi-Family Community
Homes By Avi Urban (2006) Inc., The Enclave at Castle Keep
Multi-Family Design Awards
Best New Design — Apartment Style Condo Up To 899 Sq. Ft.
Qualex-Landmark Western Inc., Mark on Tenth – E Plan
Best New Design — Apartment Style Condo 900 Sq. Ft. And Over
Qualex-Landmark Western Inc., Mark on Tenth – K Plan
Best New Design — Villa/Duplex/Townhome Up To 1,199 Sq. Ft.
Jayman Modus, A Division of Jayman Group of Companies, The Esprit II
Best New Design — Villa/Duplex/Townhome 1,200 Sq. Ft. And Over
Calbridge 2010 Ltd., The Silverton
Multi-Family Home Awards
Best Townhome — Up To $294,999
Truman Homes, Evolve Townhomes
Best Townhome — $295,000–$349,999
Streetside Development Corporation, Evanston Square
Best Townhome — $350,000 And Over
Jayman Group of Companies, The Westwynd in RiverReach (Cochrane)
Best Villa / Duplex — Up To $349,999
Beyond Homes, Project B65
Best Villa / Duplex — $350,000 And Over
Albi Homes Ltd., Vistas of Tuscany
Best Apartment-Style Condo
Remington Development Corporation, Champagne Suite #405