Companies were recognized for their successful small, medium, and large projects
The best of the best builders in the region were recognized Thursday night by the Building Industry Association of Clark County.
Design Doctors and Blaze Restoration won multiple awards at the Building Excellence Awards. Plus, several students and industry workers earned scholarships or tool grants to help them toward their career goals.
“This is a chance for builders in the area to really get a chance to showcase what they’ve done throughout the year,” said Bart Hansen, executive director of the BIA of Clark County. “We want to recognize them for it.”
The association had awards for small jobs, medium jobs, and big jobs, and the size of the companies nominated also varied.
Design Doctors, owned by Justin and Laura Ross, won three awards: Residential Exterior Design; Residential Remodel between $50,000 and $100,000, and an award for Universal Design.
“We specialize in high-quality, residential remodel, with a heavy emphasis on customer experience and top-notch customer service,” Justin Ross said.
He added, with a big smile, that Design Doctors also specializes in winning building excellence awards in Clark County.
“It’s inspiring to know you’re recognized by your peers,” he said.
Blaze Restoration earned wins for Residential Remodel between $200,000 and $500,000 and Residential Remodel between $500,000 and $1 million.
“We really try to be that difference within our community as far as building that bridge between construction and being personable and having hospitality. It’s worked really well for us,” said Hayden Calton of Blaze Restoration.
“We worked really hard this year. Honestly, over the last two years, we’ve been working hard to perfect our foundation. We’ve built a format that has worked for us really well. We communicate with people in a different manner than the average restoration company does, and that makes us feel good to see that it pays off in the end.”
The Building Excellence Awards celebrate quality, craftsmanship, unique design features, company safety records, usage of BIA subcontractors and suppliers, and the completion of projects on time and within budget. The awards ceremony was held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver.
Other winners Thursday night included:
For New Homes National Green Building Standard Certified:
- Urban Homes Northwest
- Residential Remodel from $100,000 to $200,000: GRO
- New Home $500,000 to $750,000: Taylor Morrison
- New Home $750,000 to $1 million: Generation Homes
- New Home $1 million to $2 million: Cascade West Development
- New Home $2 million-plus: Doriot Homes
Before the Building Excellence Awards were announced, the Building Futures Foundation announced their scholarship and tool grant winners.
Business and Philanthropy: Sophia Reyes, a graduate of Columbia River High School.
Engineering (civil/architectural/structural): Ava Golemo, a Skyview High school graduate; Eliah Loundeback of Boise State University; Laura Muntean of the University of Washington; and Miriam Muntean of Boise State University.
Interior Design: Chavelle Higgins, a Prairie High School graduate who plans to attend Heritage Interior Design School.
Skilled Trades: Ava Stewart, a plumbing apprentice; and Julian Torres, an electrician apprentice
Tool Grants: Erin Bowen, a plumbing apprentice; and Anthony Herdon, an electrician apprentice.
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