The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National SAM awards have announced the list of finalists.

The awards celebrate excellence in new homes, home renovation, innovative technology and construction, outstanding presentation and marketing across Canada. This year the 23rd CHBA SAM awards will be presented in Whistler, BC at the association’s 71st national conference on April 4, 2014.

The award categories include: eight new home awards, five home renovation awards and six marketing awards. National SAM awards are also presented for: green home, community development, marketing excellence and the grand SAM.

For the various categories under the new home awards including production and custom homes, Calgary company nominations include: Stepper Custom Homes, Albi Homes Ltd., WestView Builders, Prominent Homes Ltd., Homes by Avi (Calgary) LP, Homes by Avi Urban (2006) Inc. and Riverview Custom Homes.

Homes by Avi Urban (2006) Inc. and Watermark Development LP are finalists for the community development award. The only finalist for the home renovation awards is Kon-strux Developments Inc.

Finalists for the marketing awards are: Albi Homes Lid., Augusta Fine Homes, division of NuVista Homes Ltd., Homes by Avi (Calgary) LP, Watermark Development LP, Hopewell Residential Management LP and Homes by Avi Urban (2006) Inc. Watermark Development LP is a finalist for the marketing excellence award. The Calgary finalists for the grand SAM award are: Albi Homes Ltd., Homes by Avi (Calgary) LP, and Homes by Avi Urban (2006) Inc.