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GVHBA 2016 Ovation Awards: excitement builds!

The finalists are selected; the winners will be announced next month

March 16, 2016
By John Bleasby
John Bleasby

Now in its seventh year, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) Ovation Awards continues to grow and capture the attention of industry and the public with entries up 77% over last year.  From modest kitchen renovations to stunning whole-home transformations, and from family-oriented townhouse communities to luxurious custom-built estate homes, the Ovation Awards highlight the best projects GVHBA members have built, renovated, designed and marketed in Metro Vancouver. The GVHBA established the Ovation Awards to recognize these influential and trend-setting companies.

The GVHBA recognises that builders, renovators and designers need to explore new and meaningful ways to distinguish their brand, people, products and services.  The Ovation Awards provide members of all sizes with an equal opportunity to compete in a local awards program that recognizes outstanding dedication to construction and design excellence.

Competition for the Ovation Awards is always strong, and being named a finalist represents a huge achievement.

The 2016 Finalists were announced this past week at a special reception event.


Some of the New Home category finalists are shown here.

Best Custom Home: $750,000 -$1.5 million
Kitsilano Treasure (Tavan Developments Ltd.)

750K-1.5milIn the last decade Tavan Group has specialized in building homes that truly fit in their neighbourhoods.  The homes are not only beautiful and functional by today’s standards, but they evoke the inherent charm of the neighbourhood in times past.


Best Custom Home: Under $750,000
Nookian House too  (Naikoon Contracting Ltd.)

under 750kNaikoon Contracting Ltd. has an established reputation within the industry as a leader in the green building sector, providing a functional combination of innovative green and sustainable design, exceptional craftsmanship, and refined quality. Whether building colonial, craftsman, modern contemporary or commercial structures Naikoon strives to deliver a sustainable finished product with uncompromising quality.


Best Single-Family Detached Home (In-fill): 2,000 s.f. +
W18  (NRT Development,  Associate: Powerhouse Tile)infil2

NRT is a one-man design-build firm based in North Vancouver. In an urban market famous for high property blues, their infill project W18 is only one of two finalists selected.

For a full listing of all the 2016 Ovation Finalists…






The Ovation Award winners will be announced at the GVHBA Ovation Awards Gala on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.)

For ticket information… CLICK HERE

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