Jayman wins Multi-Family award
Company’s superb townhomes catch judges’ eyes
The Jayman Group of Companies is first in its class again.
After winning Builder of the Year for its work in single-family homes two years ago, Jayman is now the city’s top multi-family home builder. Jayman Group of Companies was crowned Grand SAM Award winner for Multi-Family Builder of the Year. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Calgary Region SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards were announced at the Telus Convention Centre March 29.
“It’s so darn exciting that we’re starting to lead in this category,” says Jay Westman chairman and CEO of Jayman Group of Companies. He says the market has changed and so have built forms — because of the need for affordable options. “It’s the next level.”
Jayman was co-founded by Jay and his father, Al Westman, in 1980. Westman says, like every year, succeeding at the SAMs comes from a company’s commitment to strong design and innovation.
“When you create some good design and you innovate the product and you bring in different price points and lifestyles — voila,” says Westman.
“It’s like cooking up a great meal. You take a community and you take a look at a project, pick a theme line and you run hard with that theme line there and you know when you’ve got something special.
“This team has been extremely creative.”
Jayman also walked away with two trophies for other multi-family categories. Its Jayman MasterBuilt division won Best Town Home $350,000 and over for its Westwynd model in RiverReach. This is a development featuring manors and villas in the Cochrane community of Riviera. The other award came in the category of Best Villa, Duplex, Townhome up to 1,199 square feet. The company’s division devoted to multi-family development, Jayman Modus, won with the Esprit II at Ebony in Mahogany.
Jayman Modus was also twice a finalist in the category Apartment Style Condo 900 square feet and over for its H Penthouse and J Penthouse at Overture in Currie Barracks. The builder showed up again as a finalist for Serendipity II in Mint for Best Town Home $295,000 to $349,999 (price of home only).
Finalists for the Multi-Family Builder of the Year award include veterans Truman Homes, Avi Urban, Calbridge Homes and Albi Homes. For Truman, its Evolve Townhomes in SkyView Ranch won in the category Best Town Home up to $294,999.
up to $294,999. Truman also landed three finalists in multi-family categories.
One was for Unit 1A in its development 51 Oak in Mahogany for apartment style condo up to 899-square feet.
Truman was also up for best apartment-style condo for the Lamont in the SkyView Ranch development SkyWest and Best Villa, Duplex, Townhome 1,200 square feet and over with The Penthouse Brownstone at Savoy.
Avi Urban walked away with the award for Best Multi-Family Community for its The Enclave at Castle Keep project and had three submissions finish as finalists. Its two-bedroom B plan at Sawyer in Silverado was shortlisted for Apartment Style Condo up to 899-square feet and its submission from Edison in Walden was up in the Villa, Duplex, Townhome 1,200-square feet and over category.
The builder’s Victoria Cross Terrace Homes was also in line for the top MultiFamily Community award.
Avi Urban received national recognition this year. The company was one of three Calgary-based businesses to finish as a finalist for the Grand SAM at the National SAM Awards. The other two were Homes by Avi and Albi Homes.
At the local level, Albi won a multi-family award and had another submission nominated in the same category. The builder’s Vistas of Tuscany development won in the category Best Villa/Duplex $350,000 and over for its Unit 3 and its Unit 2 was the runner-up.
Brookfield has three finalists in the multi-family area, including two for Best Town Home $350,000 and over. These were the Slate and Crimson models at Harvest Mosaic in Cranston.
Brookfield’s other finalist was its Sequoia model in Cr- anston for Best Villa/Duplex $350,000 and over.
A condo skyscraper in the city’s Beltline District pulled away with multiple trophies. Mark on Tenth’s E Plan won for Apartment Style Condo up to 899-square feet and its K Plan finished first in the 900-square feet and over spot.
Last year’s Builder of the Year winner Calbridge Homes won in the category Villa, Duplex, Townhome 1,200-square feet and over for The Silverton. Streetside Developments was last year’s Multi-Family Builder of the Year. This year, Streetside won Best Town Home $295,000 to $349,999 for a model at its Evanston Square complex.
Other multi-family category winners include Beyond Homes and Remington Development Corp. Beyond Homes won for a private residence in the Best Villa/Duplex up to $349,999 category. For Remington Development Corp., it was the luxury Quarry Park development Champagne taking top spot for Best Apartment-Style Condo. The project also had three finalist submissions in the same category and was up for Best Multi-Family Community.
The kitchen in the Westwynd in RiverReach by Jayman MasterBuilt. This home won in the category Best Town Home $350,000 and over.
Above, The Vistas of Tuscany by Albi Homes won in the category Best Villa/ Duplex $350,000 and over. Left, the exterior of Jayman Modus’s Ebony development in Mahogany.
The great room in a home at The Vistas of Tuscany by Albi Homes. This home won in the category Best Villa/Duplex $350,000 and over. Albi also won a multi-family award.
The kitchen in a town home at Evanston Square by Streetside Developments. This home won in the category Best Town Home $295,000 to $349,999. awards.