Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards

Two Kootenay-based companies are in the running for a Georgie Award that will be handed out on March 11th at a gala in Vancouver

A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes.

A home by Nelson-based Ellenwood Homes. — Photo: Ellenwood Homes

Two Kootenay-based companies are in the running for a Georgie Award that will be handed out on March 11th.  The awards mark excellence in house building and renovations.

The finalists from the Kootenays are:

Best Corporate/Project Website

  • Ellenwood Homes, Nelson

Best Certified Home - Custom

  • LWE Builders—Kootenay Haven, Fernie


The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 Georgie Awards. The Georgie Awards is recognized both provincially and nationally as a premier housing awards program that highlights excellence in home building and renovation in British Columbia.

To be eligible for a Georgie Award, members of the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC submitted entries from across British Columbia that were built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed during the period of January 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of out-of-province industry professionals.

The categories in the Georgie Awards represent the diverse aspects of the industry, including new residential construction, renovation, marketing and energy-efficiency. The number of entries this year was a 15 per cent increase from last year.

“The high-calibre and inspiring projects submitted each year by CHBA BC members is a large part of why the Georgie Awards program has thrived for 25 years,” said Neil Moody, CEO of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia. “We are pleased to have another strong year of entries and finalists, and we look forward to announcing the winners at the Gala.”

The program was first established in 1992 by a group of industry professionals who decided to start a housing awards program that would provide value to the residential construction industry and communities throughout British Columbia.

The awards are named after Captain George Vancouver, an officer in the British Royal Navy who explored and charted areas of British Columbia between 1792-95. The 25th Anniversary Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The annual Gala hosts over 600 industry professionals for dinner, entertainment, the awards presentation and an after-party.

“We receive hundreds of entries from across British Columbia and it is an accomplishment in itself to stand out as a finalist. I want to congratulate all of our finalists and thank everyone who submitted an entry for this year,” said Moody.

About the Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards, Canada's premier housing awards program, are owned by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC). For the past 24 years, the Georgie Awards have showcased the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community. The Awards are provincial in scope and highlight the commitment and dedication to the building excellence and high standards that CHBA BC member companies strive to uphold.

About the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC 

The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC is the provincial voice of the residential construction industry in British Columbia representing more than 1,700 members through an affiliated network of nine local home building associations located throughout the province. The industry contributes over $19 billion in investment value to British Columbia's economy creating 137,100 jobs in new home construction, renovation, and repair - one of the largest employers in British Columbia.

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