Saanich’s Mike Geric Construction is looking to defend its People Choice Award won in 2017 with the Travino Landing Project (Submitted).

Saanich companies stack up building award nominations

Saanich-based GT Mann Contracting received 22 nominations in 17 categories as the Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA) released its list of nominees for the 2018 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards.

The awards recognize sustainable design and construction techniques both in the broad categories of new homes and renovations, with winners announced Sept. 29 at Fairmont Empress Hotel.

GT Mann’s haul of nominations include three entries in the category Project of the Year – Single Family, with one of those nominations shared with Oak Bay-based Zebra Group.

This trio of GT Mann projects is also competing for 2018 People’s Choice Award as awarded by members of the public. They will have a chance to vote for their favourite respective project between Aug. 28 and Sept. 9 with finalist photos available for review at the Hillside Centre and at www.careawards.ca.

GT Mann Contracting founded by brothers Graeme and Trevor Mann is among several Saanich businesses competing for various CARE awards.

Also in the running for the 2018 People’s Choice Award is Saanich’s Mike Geric Construction and its Travino Landing Project, having won the category in 2017.

Mike Geric Construction is also among four builders competing for Green Builder of the Year. Competitors include Città Group based in Saanichton, Limona Construction based in Oak Bay, and Verity Construction and Development based in Langford.

Geric Construction enters the 2018 competition for the Green Builder Award as the ‘defending champion,’ having it won last year.

The Travino Landing project also continues to receive accolades with nominations in six different categories: best condominium unit; best innovative feature; best condominium-mixed used development; best sales centre; environmental achievement and energy efficiency; and multi-family project of the year.

Several other Saanich based-companies and projects are also in the running for various awards. They include Seba Construction (based on Cloverdale Avenue) with nine nominations that largely recognize its work around two single detached family homes.

Patriot Homes (based on Lily Avenue) is competing in two categories with three entries, including two entries in the category of best single-family detached custom home (between 2,500 and 3,500 square-feet), where it will be competing against Seba Construction.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

wolfgang.depner@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Remember Spunky? Santa came out to Sidney to check on him

Red-tailed Hawk made headlines last year after being stolen, raised by eagles

MISSING: 59-year-old Pamela Fletcher

Fletcher was last seen in the area near Royal Jubilee Hospital on Dec. 10

Mainroad South Island reminds drivers to keep them in the loop

Call the hotlines for concerns on local provincial highways

IIO doesn’t recommend charges after motorcyclist death in Mill Bay

An off-duty VicPD officer was involved in the crash

Custom motorcycle and wood cutter stolen from Sooke motorcycle shop

2006 Husqvarna motorcycle and 2-ton log splitter taken from outbuilding

VIDEO: Royals reveal the images on their Christmas cards

Prince William and his wife Kate are shown outside in casual clothes, their three young children in tow

POLL: Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

The rain Vancouver Island is famous for is coming down in buckets,… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Dec. 11, 2018

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Canada’s prospective world junior team members await final roster decisions

Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp

Woman guilty of impaired driving in death of Vancouver Island pedestrian

Man in his 70s killed in 2016 Courtenay multi-vehicle incident

Most Read