BROADVIEW NAMED BUILDER OF THE YEAR
Single-family housing title reflects firm’s culture of innovation
The title for top single-family builder in the Calgary area now belongs to Broadview Homes.
Broadview, which is part of Qualico Group of Companies, was named Builder of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Urban Development Institute Calgary Region Association SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards. Winners were announced during an awards gala at the Telus Convention Centre earlier this month.
Builder of the Year is one of five Grand SAM Awards.
The others were Multi-Family Builder of the Year, which went to Avi Urban, McKinley Masters for Builder of Merit, Renova Luxury Renovations for Renovator of the Year while Wildwood Cabinets was named Partner of the Year.
Broadview’s win follows backto-back titles by Morrison Homes.
“I’m over the moon,” says Broadview Homes vice-president PeterJohn Woolf. “I did not expect it.” The builder was also announced as a winner for a New Homebuyers Choice Award earlier in the evening, which is based on customer feedback following possession.
“I was stoked for ( the New Homebuyers Choice award) ... and Builder of the Year was icing on the cake,” Woolf says.
Jayman Built was the runnerup for this year’s top billing and Brookfield Residential, Homes by Avi and Albi Homes also finished as finalists.
Brookfield led all companies in finalist entries of all kinds this year with 18, and Broadview topped the single-family housing category count with six.
“We keep taking chances,” says Woolf.
“We sit down in our design room and if we see something that’s innovative and new, we get excited that maybe some aspects of it haven’t been done. That’s what we want to do for our show homes.
“We know, having a house that’s been used many times and proven to be successful is a good moneymaker. And we’ll never lose sight of what the public is buying. But we’ll constantly be taking chances.”
Broadview’s top builder title was propelled by wins in three singlefamily housing categories for entries from communities in Springbank, Chestermere and Airdrie.
The Hugo in Harmony won for Best New Home $720,000$849,999. This was one of two finalists by Broadview in the category, including the Huntington, which is also in Harmony.
On what made Hugo stand out, sales manager Bruce Staszczak pointed to its “uniqueness.”
“We went after the Frank Lloyd Wright design with the 18-foot high ceilings and the open concept,” he adds.
“It’s definitely an entertaining house.”
We’ll never lose sight of what the public is buying. But we’ll constantly be taking chances.
Broadview’s Standford II in Kinniburgh won for Best New Home $485,000-$549,999 and the Kornell in Ravenswood was Best New Home $325,000-$374,999.
Broadview Homes started building in Calgary in 1988 and is currently active in eight communities in and around the city, including Redstone, Evanston, Beacon Heights, Kinniburgh, Boulder Creek Estates, Harmony, Ravenswood and Ranchers’ Rise.
Another builder in Qualico’s group also had a strong showing at this year’s SAMs.
NuVista Homes was the only other builder to win more than one single-family housing category.
The Sage model in Cochrane community The Willows of River Heights won for Best New Home Up to $274,999, and the Banbury II in Ravenswood was named Best New Home $275,000-$324,999.
The other winners in categories priced less than $500,000 were ReidBuilt Homes and Jayman Built. ReidBuilt earned the trophy for Best New Home $375,000-$424,999 with an entry dubbed Bruno’s Custom Home in Douglasglen.
Jayman’s Edgecombe in Mahogany won for Best New Home $425,000-$484,999.
Winning the highest-priced single-family housing category was McKinley Masters. The company won with a private submission called Cambrooke Woodlands in the Best New Home $2.3 million and Over category.
Other category winners include Crystal Creek Homes with The Kingsley II for Best New Home $550,000-$619,999 and Ashton Luxury Living for the Rosetree in Rosemont for Best New Home $620,000-$719,999.
Then there was the Uptown in Altadore by Treehouse Developments for Best New Home $850,000-$999,999, Astoria Homes with a private residence submission in Rocky View County for Best New Home $1 million-$1,499,999 and Ultima Custom Homes with the Josephine in Watermark at Bearspaw for Best New Home $1.5 million-$2,299,999.