HOUSE CONSTRUCTION Joe Wackerbauer of Okanagan Custom Homes Ltd. has been nominated for an award for this four-bedroom, two-storey house in Summerland’s Trout Creek neighbourhood. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Summerland builders named finalists for awards

Two builders nominated for provincial and regional construction excellence

Two Summerland builders are finalists in excellence awards.

Okanagan Custom Homes Ltd. has been nominated for the 2020 Georgei Awards in the category of custom home valued between $1.9 and $3 million.

Joe Wackerbauer of Okanagan Custom Homes Ltd. said the house, in Summerland’s Trout Creek neighbourhood, is a lakefront property.

The four-bedroom, two-storey house has an area of 502 square metres or 5,400 square feet.

It has smart home technology and energy-efficient features.

READ ALSO: MQN brings Georgie gold home to Okanagan

READ ALSO: Central Okanagan recognized for home-building excellency

“It’s a very green home,” Wackerbauer said, explaining that the building has cutting-edge heating and cooling technology.

He added that the building is a model for the LEEP energy efficiency program.

“They’re using that house as a model for its heating and cooling system,” he said.

Inside, it has custom finishing, with post and beam work and handmade furnishings.

“It’s a very comfortable home,” he said.

The home also has an outdoor living space and the living area can be opened up to the outside.

The building took 15 months to construct, and Wackerbauer said the construction process went smoothly.

The Georgie Awards are presented annually by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia. The awards are given for entries that were built, renovated, developed, created or marketed between Jan. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019.

Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of out-of-province industry professionals.

“Being recognized as a finalist is a significant honour, and it demonstrates a standard of residential construction excellence,” said Neil Moody, CEO of the home builders’ association. “Congratulations to the 2020 finalists and we look forward to celebrating our winners at the Gala in March.”

The 28th annual awards gala will be held in Vancouver on March 14.

Okanagan Custom Homes has also been nominated in three categories in the 2020 Okanagan Housing Excellence Awards.

The company is a finalist in the Excellence in Kitchen Design, Excellence in Outdoor Living Space and Exellence in Single Family Detached Home, $1.5 to $2 million categories.

In addition, Nick and Teresa Braam of Edgehill Developments have been nominated in the single family detached home, $350,000 to $500,000 category.

The 2020 Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence will be presented in Kelowna on Jan. 25.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

More childcare spaces coming for Kelowna families

The provincial government stated that additional funding will create 68 more spaces in the Okanagan

Rockets grab win over reigning league champs in first game of road trip

Kelowna beat the Prince Albert Raiders 2-1 Friday night, take on Saskatoon Saturday

GoFundMe started for Kelowna family who lost pet, home in Rutland fire

A fire tore through a Rutland four-plex in the morning on Dec. 6

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

City of Kelowna urges people to donate to non-profits instead of directly to homeless

The new homeless camp on Recreation Avenue isn’t equipped to handle donations

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Healing with honesty: Justice served 40 years later

Revelstoke senior gets house arrest for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

WorkSafe BC to investigate explosion at Princeton facility

Explosion at Envirogreen waste reclamation plant occurred Nov. 27

Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store

Vernon’s Refill Store may be answer to plastics problem

Okanagan RCMP not toying around when it comes to impaired drivers

Saturday, Dec. 7 is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

Most Read