Sarah Gallop Design Inc. was a big winner at the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence held virtually on Friday, April 30.
The Tsawwassen design firm received four awards including a new category for 2021 Grand HAVAN Interior Designer of the Year Award, plus Best Custom Home: $3 Million and Over with builder Versa Homes (Langley), Best Renovation: $400,000 - $699,999 with Best Builders (Delta) for Belle Vue, and Best Character Home Renovation with builder MKL Custom Homes Ltd. (Vancouver) for An Older But A Goodie.
Celebrating the 12th awards season, 37 builders and designers were awarded 55 prestigious HAVAN Awards.
Close to 400 entries were juried by a peer-reviewed panel of award-winning builders, renovators, and designers from outside the Metro Vancouver area. Winners can be viewed online at havan.ca/awards.
Typically, an exclusive industry event, this is the second year the Gala was held online. Streaming live from an Award Finalist’s home in West Vancouver created the perfect opportunity for a house-party vibe, with everyone able to view the latest design and building trends from the comfort of their own home.
“Renovations are in high demand these days as people are staying closer to home while we ride out the pandemic,” said HAVAN CEO Ron Rapp. “Finding the right professional is one of the biggest hurdles a homeowner will face when looking to build or renovate. Streaming the HAVAN Awards online is an excellent source to find a contractor or designer to build the home right for you.”
Recognized as leaders in the homebuilding industry since 1974, HAVAN members include builders, developers, renovators, designers, suppliers, sub-trades, and leading professionals, recognized as the trusted, local professionals who build over 65 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s homes.HAVAN provides both industry and consumer education, opportunities to connect, and actively liaises with local municipal governments with the focus of meeting Metro Vancouver’s housing needs. A not-for-profit association, HAVAN is affiliated with both the provincial CHBA BC, and national CHBA offices.