Sylvan Lake businesses nab construction industry awards

Sylvan Lake’s Falcon Homes is the recipient of four Excellence in Housing Awards, presented in Red Deer May 9.

Stephanie Fehr (left) and Gina Pardy (right) of Falcon Homes accept an award for Excellence in Interior Design from Lisa Healey of Trail Appliances

Stephanie Fehr (left) and Gina Pardy (right) of Falcon Homes accept an award for Excellence in Interior Design from Lisa Healey of Trail Appliances

Sylvan Lake’s Falcon Homes is the recipient of four Excellence in Housing Awards, presented in Red Deer to businesses in the residential construction industry May 9.

During the gala, hosted by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s Central Alberta chapter, the home building company was named the winner in the categories of Best New Home Between $225,000 and $259,999, Best New Home Between $375,000 and $449,999, Safety Leadership, and Excellence in Interior Design.

Interior designers Gina Pardy, Kevin Pardy and Stephanie Fehr received special recognition in the lattermost category.

General manager John Christie said the recognition was a testament to the hard work of both the company’s employees and others who work alongside them.

“It just shows that with the help of our trades and suppliers as well as our staff, we’re working really hard to provide beautiful homes to our customers,” he said. “It’s nice to be recognized within the industry. It makes it all worthwhile.”

Clearview Glass Service of Sylvan Lake also received recognition on the night, and was awarded Trade of the Year (Small Category).

Owner Len Campbell, whose business was also recently nominated for a provincewide small business award, admitted to being surprised by the most recent nod.

But that didn’t make it any less satisfying, he assured.

“This one surprised me,” he said. “I didn’t realize we had been nominated, and we were up against pretty tough competition.

“(Winning the award) is a tribute to my staff and how hard they work.”

The awards were presented in front of a crowd of more than 500 people who gathered at Red Deer’s Sheraton Hotel and Exhibition Centre for the occasion.

Recipients were acknowledged for their excellence, innovation and creativity in the industry.

Outside of the two Sylvan Lake businesses, award winners hailed primarily from within Red Deer.