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The History of Family-Owned Award Builders Ltd in Victoria

Award Builders Ltd was established in 1969 by Charlie Davis, along with his son Jack, builders of family homes in the Victoria area. Before starting the company, Charlie worked as a carpenter, and Jack was a new home salesman. Jack recognized his father’s quality work and high standards and knew his talent would be appreciated by new home buyers.

Gaining Experience throughout the ‘70s

After several years of part-time labouring for his father, Charlie’s youngest son, Wayne, started working in 1971 as a “framer” of new homes. This work led to extended duties with other general contractors, giving Wayne a wide base of experience in quality new home construction.

Custom-Built Homes in the ‘80s

In 1981, Wayne met his partner, Andre Richard, and together they built their first “spec” home -- just in time for the early ‘80s slowdown, which affected housing and construction in the Victoria area. Despite this initial non-profit experience, this work led to other “spec” projects and numerous custom-built homes as the economy recovered.

Owner Wayne Davis On-Site at Every Project

Upon Charlie’s retirement, Jack moved on to a real estate career, and Wayne and Andre took over the company. Currently, Wayne is president of Award Builders, which has more than 130 projects. One of Wayne’s particular strengths is being creative and adaptable in controlling costs, a trait that has been key for his business. Another reason Award Builders is so often chosen for residential building projects is Wayne’s presence on-site to ensure quality workmanship.

Awards, Licenses, Certifications

Award Builders is a longstanding member of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA), and Wayne is past president and current (and longtime) board member of CHBA-Victoria. Our company has achieved the designation of Certified Residential Builder (CRB) and Registered Housing Professional (RHP), and Wayne has successfully completed training as a “Built Green” and “R-2000″ new home builder. See other certifications:

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