Builders win awards
Matamata builders’ true strengths were shown at the Registered Master Builders 2011 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards on Friday.
In the Waikato region, Stanley Construction won a Supreme Award for 2011 Commercial Project of the Year and category winner for PlaceMakers Hamilton Tourism and Leisure Project for the Knoll Ridge Cafe they built at Mt Ruapehu, Whakapapa. They were also presented with a Life Member Award for the Cafe.
Gudsell Designer Homes Limited won a silver award for the Department of Building and Housing New Homes under $250,000 category and a gold award in the new homes $600,000 to $1 million category.
Peter Vossen Builders Limited was the New Homes $1 million to $2 million category winner and was presented with a gold award for a property they built in Matamata over the past year.
Peter Vossen said he was extremely proud of his team which had walked away with an award each year for the past four years.
‘‘The house we built this year was a complex build but the passion that we have for building reflects through our guys and I have to thank them,’’ he said.
‘‘We have a team of top quality guys who turn out quality work.’’
Waikato Stanley Group general manager and director Craig Davison was also elated with their win.
‘‘We had hoped for a gold award for the Knoll Ridge cafe, so the others were the icing on the cake. We are very pleased,’’ he said.
‘‘We have a fantastic group of people here – and it wasn’t always easy getting out working in the harsh conditions on Ruapehu but all the team still gave their best.’’