Annual homebuilder awards event a success

This past Saturday night was one of the biggest evenings of the year for our Central Alberta homebuilders.

Their association, the Canadian Home Builders Association-Central Alberta’s (CHBA-CA) Awards of Excellence in Housing Show attracted about 500 guests from homebuilders, tradesman, suppliers and professional service businesses to support the annual event.

There were a lot of winners this past Saturday night, but the big awards of the evening went to Larkaun Homes for the Builder of the Year for small volume, and Sorento Custom Homes for Builder of the Year large volume. Small volume equals 25 homes or less, and large volume is for over 25.

“I need to thank all of my team, our tradesman and supply companies, but we also need to thank our clients, for whom without them we wouldn’t have been able to achieve this amazing award,” said Cory Kaun, co-owner at Larkaun Homes.

This event is also a large fundraising opportunity for our charity, the Build and Golf a Kid to Cure.

This charity supports children’s oncology research and also supports many local initiatives as well. From one wheelbarrow full of lively spirits, valued at about $1,000 we raised about $25,000 thanks to the very generous members of the association.

Most of the builders in attendance provided us with a donation along with many of the suppliers and trades companies as well. Quite exciting.

This annual show would not have happened in the manner it did without the sponsors. I want to thank all of the sponsors, especially the Diamond Sponsors, Abbey Master Builder and Tim-BR Mart from Lacombe.

Jean-Guy Turcotte is a Mortgage Professional at Regional Mortgage Corporation and can be reached at 403-343-1125 or