Local projects win Keystone Awards


The winning retaining wall by powder ventures.

Powder Ventures Excavating Ltd. and A&T Developments have taken home top prizes at the 14th annual Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Central Interior Keystone Awards.

At a Feb. 2 gala in Kamloops 300 attendees celebrated the best of the industry in a variety of categories.

“The Awards also encourage builders to stretch themselves and strive to create the best in home building,” said Jere Lorenz, CHBA Central Interior 1st vice president.

A&T Project Developments won Best Multi-Family Development for Village Walk, a town home project situated near the skating rink and Kookaburra Lodge.

Gary Reed of A&T, said they were very proud of the team from design to sales and construction and everyone in between.

“Obviously it’s a huge honour to win any award,” he said. “There are thousands of hours behind the scenes…we’re really proud of our team and the pride and energy they put into the project.

“It’s such a premier location wed knew we’d never get a location like that again in Sun Peaks.”

A&T has other homes in progress at Sun Peaks with the first turn overs at Echo Landing and pre-sales for Elevation.  

Jason White and Spencer Coleman at the gala. Photo supplied.

A retaining wall built around a home on Lookout Ridge earned Powder Ventures Best Landscape, New or Renovated.

“The industry awards are huge for the confidence within our group of companies,” said Jason White. “Our team works very hard to put out a product that we are proud of so getting prestigious recognition is a feather in our cap…not just for Melissa and I but for our entire staff.”

White added his employee Spencer Coleman deserved recognition for his hard work on the project.