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GVHBA announces Ovation Award finalists

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Portrait Homes' Hampstead is up for several GVHBA Ovation Awards.
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The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association has announced the finalists for the 2013 Ovation Awards.

This year will mark the fourth year for the awards, which recognize excellence in renovation, new-home construction and design in the Metro Vancouver area.

There are several familiar faces in the new-home construction category, including ParkLane Homes, Bluetree Homes, Portrait Homes and Concert Properties.

ParkLane is a finalist in four categories, with the first being Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development: Less than 2,000 square feet for Flatiron at Bedford Landing. They are also nominated for Best Multi-Family Lowrise Development for The Village at Bedford Landing, Best Marketing Campaign for River District Vancouver and Multi-Family Builder of the Year, which is a Grand Ovation Award.

Portrait is a finalist in the Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 square feet for Hampstead, as well as Best Single-Family Detached Home 2,000 to 2,999 square feet and Best Marketing Innovation for Hampstead. They are also in the running for the Grand Ovation Award for Single-Family Builder of the Year.

Bluetree, which comes from ParkLane, is a finalist in the Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development: 2,000 square feet and over for Bluetree Homes at Kanaka Creek, as well as Best Interior Design Display Suite: Single-Family or Multi-Family for Kanaka Creek. They are also up for the Best Marketing Campaign for their Bluetree Homes – Your Friendly Neighbourhood Builder campaign.

Meanwhile, Concert Properties will be competing in the Best Multi-Family Highrise Development category as well as Best Interior Design Display Suite: Single-Family or Multi-Family and Best Marketing Campaign, all for their Patina development in Vancouver. Concert is also up for the Multi-Family Builder of the Year Grand Ovation Award.

Another developer who is up for several awards is Porte Development Corp., who is a finalist in the Best Multi-Family Lowrise Development and FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Construction: Multi-Family Home awards for Origin, on Burnaby Mountain.

In the renovation categories, My House Design/Build is up for many awards. Among the categories they will be competing for is Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and Over, Best Renovated Room, Best Condominium Renovation and Best Renovation: $500,000 to $799,999. They are also up for the Grand Ovation Award for RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume and Custom Builder of the Year.

The other companies that will be competing for the RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume award are Kenorah Construction & Design Ltd. and TQ Construction Ltd.

The other Grand Ovation Awards are for the RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Small Volume and Custom Builder of the Year. The renovators up for RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Small Volume are Cirrus Homes, Intermind Design Inc. and Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc.

Best Builders Ltd. is also a finalist in multiple categories, including Custom Builder of the Year, Best Heritage Renovation, Best Custom Home: Over $2 million and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated.

This year the GVHBA has also included a People's Choice Award, which will allow people to vote for their favourite new or renovated project. There are 19 projects up for the award.

The winners will be announced at the awards gala on April 20. For more information, to see a full list of finalists and to vote for the People's Choice Award, visit www.ovationawards.ca.

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