This magnificent home design helped Vernon’s Bercum Builders win three Georgie Awards at the Provincial Home Building awards in Vancouver. (Photo submitted)

Vernon company wins big at B.C. awards

Bercum Builders win three Georgie Awards

Bercum Builders will definitely have to construct a bigger trophy case.

The Vernon company took home four of six Tommie Awards in January at the Central Okanagan Home Builders Association’s gala, including the coveted Grand Tommie for Home of the Year.

Over the weekend, at the Provincial Home Building Awards in Vancouver, Bercum Builders won three of five Georgie Awards, including the prestigious Grand Award for Home Builder of the Year.

“Home building awards are more than just a piece of hardware,” said Bercum owner Darren Witt. “They are an important part of growing, improving, and staying at the forefront of our industry. I know our team does excellent work. Winning these industry accolades validates it.”

Regional and provincial building awards recognize the achievements of the home building industry’s best. To be eligible, association members submit entries for projects completed during the period before the application deadline. A panel of industry professionals review, tour and select the finalists and winners.

RELATED: Bercum Builders up for regional and provincial gold awards

A provincial win is big for Bercum Builders and the Okanagan construction community.

It’s an excellent opportunity for the local company to showcase its talent, garner recognition and, as well, bring attention to the commitment and craftsmanship of the local construction community. Bringing both regional and provincial 2018 awards home to Vernon is an enormous accomplishment.

“Jaw-dropping” is a word that has been used to describe the waterfront home entered in the awards. The house was designed and built to maximize the Okanagan lifestyle and showcase lakefront living. Highlights of the project include concrete and steel construction, floor to ceiling windows and four distinctly designed outdoor living spaces.

Other categories won at the Georgie awards for the Bercum team included Best Outdoor Living Space and Best Master Bedroom.

RELATED: Busy night for Bercum Builders

With more than 32 years in the construction industry, Witt said one of his priorities was to set excellent client-centred service standards right from the first point of contact.

“When I meet with a prospective client, my immediate thoughts are: How can I best honour their vision, hopes and dreams? Are we a good match? Who do I need on the building team that will help shape the project and are they available?” he said. “Bottom line – our trades and suppliers have to be as committed to bringing their best as we are. It’s imperative. Bercum Builders’ name goes on it.”



newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Bruce Young (left) and Darren Witt of Bercum Builders in Vernon celebrate the company’s three Georgie wins at the Provincial Home Building awards in Vancouver. (Photo submitted)

Just Posted

North Okanagan district updates list of sandbagging stations

Severe weather over the weekend has communities bracing for potential flooding

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Okanagan, Shuswap

Environment Canada is forecasting strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy downpours in parts of the Interior

North Okanagan farmers’ markets excited to welcome artisans back amid COVID-19

Provincial health officer announced non-food items to return to markets this weekend

WorkSafe BC conducted 70 inspections in the Okanagan amid B.C.’s reopening plan

WorkSafe BC has conducted 100 inspections at restaurants across the province since May 19

COVID-19: Coldstream district office set to open

Safety measures in place to protect staff, public upon June 1 reopening

11 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. as top doc urges caution amid ‘encouraging’ low rates

Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced that two care home outbreaks would be declared over

Emergency crews rush youth to hospital after quadding accident in West Kelowna

West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new off-road vehicle was used in the rescue

Dr. Bonnie Henry announces official ban on overnight kids’ camps this summer

New ban comes after talking with other provincial health officials across the country, Henry says

Senior man in hospital after unprovoked wolf attack near Prince Rupert

Conservation officers are on site looking for the wolf

VIDEO: NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX rocket

Marks NASA’s first human spaceflight launched from U.S. soil in nearly a decade

Preparations for flooding in the Shuswap accelerate

A sandbagging machine and a crew to run it have been set up in Silver Creek.

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

PHOTOS: U.S. cities brace for increasing unrest over police killing of George Floyd

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has fully mobilized the state’s National Guard

$200,000 Maybach impounded after ‘L’ driver caught excessively speeding in Vancouver

Meanwhile, the supervisor sat in the passenger seat, police said

Most Read