2013 SAM AWARDS Finalists Announced
Sunday March 9, 2014
2013 SAM AWARDS - Finalists
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Calgary Region is proud to announce the full list of finalists for the 2013 SAM Awards. The SAM Awards, now in its 27th year, celebrate innovation and excellence in the Calgary and area’s residential construction industry.
The winners will receive their awards at the SAM Awards Gala on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at the Telus Convention Centre. The top five entries in each category will be featured during the evening.
“Once again, the new home industry in Calgary continues to amaze,” says Shane Wenzel, co-chair of the SAM committee for CHBA – Calgary Region. “No matter the economy, no matter whether builders are busy, the industry puts out their best year after year. It’s that winning combination of value and innovation, excitement and quality, that makes the SAM Awards so coveted. When you have such a competitive industry like we have here in Calgary, everyone puts out their best – and the homebuyers are the winners.”
A total of 776 entries were submitted by members competing for 57 awards in 10 different categories covering all aspects of the residential construction industry, from the sales professionals in the field, to renovations, new neighbourhoods, marketing and advertising, and the new homes and condos themselves. The finalists are chosen through a thorough, detailed process that involves industry judges awarding points, which are then authenticated by an accounting firm.
“These prestigious awards are taken very seriously by us and those in the industry,” says Wendy Going, the other SAM co-chairman. “That’s why the competition is so well respected in the industry – and why homebuyers look for the SAM birds from the builders who have soared high enough to capture the silver goose. The winners are truly the best-of-the-best in the Calgary region.”
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Calgary Region presents the following SAM Awards categories (the number of awards in each category follows in brackets): Advertising & Marketing Awards (8), Developer Awards (4), Industry Achievement Awards (1), Multi-Family Awards (11), New Home Awards (14), Partner Awards (3), Renovator Awards (7), Sales Achievement Awards (2), Sales & Information Centre Awards (2), and the GRAND SAM Awards (5). GRAND SAM Awards are presented to the Builders, Renovator and Partner who have demonstrated a superior achievement in design, sales, advertising and/or service.
Tickets to the 2013 SAM Awards Gala on March 29th at the Telus Convention Centre are now on sale through www.chbacalgary.com. A listing of all the finalists and the breakdown of the individual categories is attached.
ABOUT CANADIAN HOME BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION – CALGARY REGION
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Calgary Region is a not-for-profit organization with a membership of more than 640 companies representing all facets of new home construction, from single and multi-family builders, renovators, and residential land developers, to trades, suppliers, and professional companies involved in some aspect of home building. As many as 37,000 people work in the residential construction industry in the city. Its vision: “We are the respected voice shaping the future of the home building industry.”