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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

Celebrating excellence contents The 2008 SAM Awards gala was certainly one for the record books, beginning with the number of entries. ?At 590, the number of entries submitted in the 12 categories hit record levels and the members represented in competition were varied by all standards,? says Norm Mross of Trico Homes and president of the Canadian Home Builders Association-Calgary Region. ?The finalists and winners in each category are the finest examples of industry excellence, so to take the SAM Award back to the office is a fine affirmation of one?s standing within a strong and highly competitive field.? The SAM Awards, sponsored by the CHBA-CR, started 22 years ago to acknowledge and honour the best sales and marketing campaigns in the home building industry. From a warm, intimate gathering of about 100 people at the Glencoe Club, the awards gala this year saw about 1,200 people gather at the Telus Convention Centre to honour the best of the best in 2008 Myke Thomas Editor 403.301. ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

Morrison Homes enjoys Gr8 success MYKE THOMAS Saluting Sam Over the years, Morrison Homes has won the Grand SAM Award as Builder of the Year in a housing market that was considered normal and balanced, a market that was in an ascension phase, a market that was absolutely red hot, catering to an unprecedented demand, and this year in a market that has fallen back in line with the economy. While all the previous wins are special, winning its eighth consecutive Builder of the Year award in a slower market proves the resilience of the company, says Dave Gladney, president and CEO. ?It?s a really good feeling knowing the team was able to adapt to the times,? says Gladney. ?We won when the market was booming, but then being able to adapt to the market and win shows the flexibility of our people. 4 Saluting Sam ?Four of the seven homes that were finalists for us this year were brand new designs.? Irene and Frank Morrison started Morrison Homes in 1961, building moderately priced bungalow-styl ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

WINNER Best New Home $600,000 - $700,000 The Kananaskis 14 Monterra Link Cochrane Prominent Homes was also a finalist in Best New Home $750,000 - $999,999 for the Canterbury ? 83 Aspen Stone Way SW, Calgary Nominated for Best Small Volume Builder - Calgary & Area The finish and essence of each our homes would not be possible without the determination, attention to detail and quality delivered by each of our builder partners; they work with our staff to deliver your home. We continue to ask each of our partners and customers to hold us to a higher standard Prairie Springs (Airdrie) 403.948.4105 2782 Chinook Winds Dr Hold Us To A Higher Standard Monterra (Cochrane) 403.981.5653 14 Monterra Link The Berkshire 67 Cougar Plateau Circle NW Calgary WINNER Best New Home $1,000,000 - $1,499,999 Aspen Shire (SW Calgary) 403.457.4056 83 Aspen Stone Way SW 0802-CS3027246 ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

Put down solid roots in Sequoia In Sequoia, Silverado, Qualico Communities has built a new community around the traditions of neighbourly friendliness and warmth, along with the modern amenities and architecture that appeal to home buyers today. ?It?s a good community, to put it simply,? says Qualico?s Karin Finley. ?It has all of the elements that would appeal to someone looking for a nice community in which to live.? Because of that, she says, Sequoia was honoured with the SAM Award for New Community of the Year. ?It?s an honour to win an award and be recognized for the hard work we do,? she says. ?We?re thinking of it from the perspective of someone who would be buying and we?re thinking, ?well, why wouldn?t someone love it?? ? It?s a fair question. This is a welcoming, family-friendly neighbourhood that?s tucked into a quiet enclave in southwest Calgary. It borders a sprawling, naturalized green space, is moments from the worldrenowned Spruce Meadows equestrian centre and is a ston ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

Gold Seal of approval NICOLE McLAWS Saluting Sam It was the safety of residents, not the potential of winning an award, that inspired Gold Seal Homes to create the Fortress Package. The Carstairs builder?s homes boast sprinklers throughout, carbon monoxide detectors, monitored smoke detectors and hard-wired detectors on each level. There are home escape plans, fire extinguishers and backup LED lighting in hallways with rechargeable emergency flashlights. And outside, exterior considerations lessen the chance of the home catching fire in the event of a fire next door ? but the real jaw-dropper, says Murray Pound, vice-president of operations, is that all of this costs next to nothing. And that?s why Gold Seal Homes won Best New Innovation at this year?s SAM Awards. ?I?m a builder and a firefighter, so I can see both sides of the coin,? he says. ?It?s all about designing good, functional homes that are safer, reduce loss and protect people?s lives and health ? what?s that worth to a home ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

2008 SAM Awards winners & finalists GRAND SAM AWARDS n BUILDER OF THE YEAR: MORRISON HOMES Finalists: Jayman MasterBUILT, Baywest Homes Ltd., Albi Homes Ltd., Landmark Homes Inc. n MULTI-FAMILY BUILDER OF THE YEAR: BUCCI DEVELOPMENTS LTD. Finalists: Homes by Avi Inc., Jayman MasterBUILT, Sabal Homes LP, Streetside Development Corp. n BUILDER OF MERIT: MCKINLEY MASTERS Finalists: Homes by Bellia Inc., Prominent Homes, Ashton Custom Homes, Canterra Custom Homes Ltd., Jaymack Custom Homes n PARTNER OF THE YEAR: SMART SITE INC. Finalists: Divine Hardwood Flooring Ltd., Zytech Building Systems Inc., Double R Building Products Ltd., Volvo Rents (WEQ Deerfoot Equipment Rental Inc.) n RENOVATOR OF THE YEAR: ULTIMATE RENOVATIONS Finalists: Trademark Renovations Ltd., Pinnacle Group Renovations by Design Ltd., Jameswood Homes, Albi Renova Ltd. DEVELOPER AWARDS n SHOWHOME PARADE OF THE YEAR: CARMA DEVELOPERS LP: CRANSTON, CALGARY Finalists: Hopewell Residential Communities Inc. ? Copperfield; Qua ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

DIVISION OF SHANE HOMES LTD. Finalists: Creations, a division of Shane Homes Ltd., Homes by Avi Inc., Homes by Avi Inc., Sabal Homes LP n BEST VILLA/DUPLEX - $400,000 and over: BEATTIE HOMES LTD. Finalist: Beattie Homes Ltd. n BEST APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO (WOOD FRAME): STREETSIDE DEVELOPMENT CORP. Finalists: Jayman MasterBUILT, Generations Group of Companies Inc. n BEST APARTMENT-STYLE CONDO (CONCRETE/STEEL): BUCCI DEVELOPMENTS LTD. ADVERTISING & MARKETING AWARDS n BEST BILLBOARD (INDOOR/ OUTDOOR): HOMES BY AVI (CALGARY) INC. Finalists: Lynn Donaldson and Associates Design and Contracting, Hopewell Residential Communities Inc., Jayman MasterBUILT, Baywest Homes Ltd. n BEST BROCHURE: HOPEWELL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES INC. Finalists: UBG Alpine Homes Ltd., CalBridge Fine Homes, Carma Developers LP, Jayman MasterBUILT n BEST DIRECT MAIL PIECE: ICON STONE & TILE Finalists: Hopewell Residential Communities Inc., Carma Developers LP, Sabal Homes LP, UBG Alpine Homes Ltd. n BEST MOVING MEDIA: AR ...

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Publisher: Calgary Sun | 2009-05-26 22:34:10

McKinley in seventh heaven 10 Saluting Sam NICOLE McLAWS Saluting Sam McKinley Masters doesn?t just build luxury homes. They enhance the lifestyles of its clients through a carefully balanced mix of craftsmanship, quality, design, and of course, a dedication to building the perfect home for every purchaser. ?Our staff and trades are dedicated and talented ? in fact, they?re really craftsman and artists, and what helps us win SAM Awards is their work,? says sales and marketing manager Ken Hubert. ?They?re proud of their work, and that shines through in our homes.? The passion that goes into each McKinley abode is one reason the home builder was honoured with four SAM Awards this year ? one for Best Renovator?s Choice Renovation, one for Best New Home $1.5 million to $1,999,999, one for Best New Home $2 million and over and, the cherry on top, the Grand SAM for Builder of Merit. ?That was really big for us,? Hubert says. ?Seven out of eight years to win Builder of Merit is pretty good, a ...

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