Vernon’s Sunterra Custom Homes was the big winner at the recent Canadian Home Builders Association - Central Okanagan’s inaugural Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence (formerly Tommie Awards) in Kelowna. (Sunterra photo)

Vernon company wins big at home builders’ awards

Sunterra Custom Homes wins three gold awards, including Single Family Home Builder of the Year

Vernon’s Sunterra Custom Homes burned up the Canadian Home Builders Association – Central Okanagan’s (CHBA-CO) inaugural Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence (formerly the Tommie Awards) in Kelowna.

Sunterra won three gold awards, including the final gold of the evening, the Grand Housing Award: Single Family Home Builder of the Year (11 homes or more).

“The team and I are honoured to have been recognized as the first recipients of the newly branded Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence as the Large Volume Builder of the Year,” said Ranvir Nahal, Sunterra founder and proprietor. “A huge congratulations to all the other recipients. We are honoured to be among such great builders.”

RELATED: North Okanagan companies finalist for Tommie Awards

Formerly known as the Tommie Awards, the Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence is a continuation of the Tommie Awards and honours the outstanding work done by home builders, designers and renovators in the Central Okanagan. The name change is intended to generate greater customer awareness and to make it easier to identify the significance of the award.

The awards were presented at a gala event held at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel in Kelowna.

Sunterra Custom Homes started the evening with the first gold award of the night, Kitchen Design (New Home) $70K & Under (Positive Outlook) with project partner Sticks + Stones Design Group.

They also won the Gold in Single Family Detached Home $750K – 1M (The Birdhouse) with project partners ModTrend Exteriors & 925R Design Inc.

Sunterra also received Silver Awards at the Finalist Night in November for Single Family Detached Home $350k – $500K; Single Family Detached Home $500K – $750K; Single Family Detached Home $750K – $1M.

Vernon’s Bercum Builders won a pair of golds.

Bercum took gold in Kitchen Renovations $80K and under for its Lakefront Update project, along with partners Kekuli Bay CAbinetry and Pure Granite Rocks, and won for Bathroom Renovations in the Single Family Detached Homes $500K-$750K (Copperhill), along with project partner Interiors by Coralee.

RELATED: Busy night for Bercum Builders

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to this project alongside Bercum Builders team and our valued clients and suppliers,” said Coralee MacLeod of Interiors by Coralee.

“Being a Vernon native and having recently moved back here from Vancouver, I’m excited to bring my unique skill and experience to my home region and become a major part of the CHBACO group. I look forward to being a part of many more successful projects and bringing satisfaction to each and every client.”

Said Cassidy deVeer, CHBA-CO vice-president: “Year after year, I am amazed by the outstanding work that gets done right here in the Central Okanagan. Congratulations to all of the award winners.

A full list of the winners can be found at

Over the past 26 years, the CHBA-CO has recognized excellence building design and renovation with the Tommie Awards. This year, the Tommie’s were renamed the Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence to help build brand recognition and awareness and will continue to celebrate member’s exceptional achievements and recognizing their excellence in the home building industry.

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