Jay­man wins Multi-Fam­ily award

Com­pany’s su­perb town­homes catch judges’ eyes

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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.

Jay­man MasterBuil­t

The kitchen in the West­wynd in RiverReach by Jay­man MasterBuil­t. This home won in the cat­e­gory Best Town Home $350,000 and over.

Albi Homes

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.

Albi Homes

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.

Street­side De­vel­op­ments

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.

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