The ninth annual Keystone Awards toasted 2012's top-ranked home construction projects in the region with a black-tie gala Saturday night at Sun Peaks Delta Hotel.
"Overall, it was a great event," said Matt McCurrach, president of the Canadian Homebuilders Central Interior.
"What we're doing is recognizing the local industry. The houses themselves are winners; we're showcasing the best of the best."
TRU's 2013 training house, a project located last year in the Hidden Trails subdivision on Mount Dufferin, received the honour for home design. It also helped to sell more Y Dream Lottery tickets than any previous project.
And the awards are more than a mutual appreciation contest. McCurrach said he was initially skeptical of boasts about the exceptional quality of residential construction in B.C. and in the southern Interior specifically.
"I didn't want to believe it, but I believe it now. Some of the best in the country is coming out of this province and this region."
He said he wouldn't be surprised to see some of this year's winners go onto receive recognition at the B.C. Tommies or their national equivalent, the Sams.
Here are the winners:
p Best Single Family Detached Home Under 1,500 sq. ft: Meranti Developments Ltd. - Shepherd Austin.
p Best Single Family Detached Home 1,500-1,999 sq. ft: Sun Rivers Construction Ltd. - 510 Pointe Place - The Pointe.
p Best Single Family Detached Home 2,000 - 2,499 sq. ft: Meranti Developments Ltd. - Schmid residence.
p Best Single Family Detached Home 2,500 sq. ft. and over: Motivo Design Group Inc. - Prairie Rose residence.
p Best Single Family Detached Home valued at $750,000 or more: Meranti Developments Ltd. - Segsworth residence.
p Best Multi-Family Development: Tenth Ventures Ltd. - Belmonte Garden Homes.
p Best Resort Development: DW Builders - Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club - Phase One, Members Cottages.
p Best Housing Design: BlueGreen Architecture Inc. - 2013 TRU training house.
p Best Interior Design: Meranti Developments Ltd. - Segsworth residence.
p Best Creation of a Unique Feature or Room Interior: Meranti Developments Ltd.- Segsworth residence.
p Best Residential Renovation valued under $75,000: K&C's Construction & Renovations Ltd. - Townhouse Transformation.
p Best Residential Renovation valued over $200,000 Copper Island Fine Homes - Kato.
p Best Kitchen Design Project value $30,000 or more: Meranti Developments Ltd. - Segsworth residence.
p Best Kitchen Design Project value under $30,000: Dueck Construction - 167 Fernie.
p Fortis BC Building Energy Efficiency Award: TRU School of Trades and Technology - Y Dreamhome 2013.
p Best Marketing Project - Website: K&C's Construction and Renovations Ltd.
p Best Public/Private Partnership: TRU School of Trades and Technology - Y Dreamhome 2013.
p Best Landscape Design Project, $30,0000 or more: Pittman Construction Ltd. - Pittman residence.
p Best Customer Service by a CHBA CI Member: Copper Island Fine Homes.
p Best Sub Trade: Noremac Concrete Pumping.
p Best Supplier: Kamloops Truss Ltd.
p Customer Choice Awards (five to nine homes): Homex Development Corp.