Saturday, April 18, 2015 was the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – Calgary Region 2014 SAM Awards.  For those unfamiliar with this event, for Calgary Home Builders, Renovators, Developers and Partners, it is the Academy Awards of the Calgary building industry, culminating in a star-studded (of the building industry!) gala at the Telus Convention Centre.

The SAM Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in Calgary and area’s residential construction industry.

Companies submit entries for 58 awards in 10 categories, including sales and marketing awards and new home awards (single and multi-family).  Three finalists per category are selected from industry judges, and the awards are presented with over 1600 in attendance at the Telus Convention Centre with guests wearing their finest formal attire at a beautiful gala, complete with a fabulous meal and entertainment.

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The award process is detailed with volunteer industry peers judging the submissions and awarding points in each category. The top five in each category receive additional placement points that help determine the Grand SAM winners.  Companies must enter a set number of categories in order to qualify and must win at least one of those categories. The results are authenticated by MNP LLP.

Competition is fierce with everyone entering what they consider to be ‘the best of the best’ according to their customers and sales and marketing teams!  Their best showhome, their best sales centre, their best sales team and more are entered.  Unfortunately there can only be one winner per category.

Shane Homes was honoured to be a finalist in three categories and to take home the award for Best New Home in the $295,000 – $334,999 category for our Fiesta II showhome in Hillcrest in Airdrie.





Our Nolan Hill sales team also placed third for Sales Team of the Year – Single Family based on sales volume!  Congratulations to Deb Gearey and Jeff Luif!  Way to go Team!  They are actually family – brother and sister.

It is always fun for our Shane Homes staff to get dressed up for this fun event.  Here are some photos from the evening.

From Left: Rob Maleschuk, Sales Manager, and Dave Rickett, VP Sales and Marketing


From Left: Shane Wenzel, President, Brenda Kasianiuk, Social Media/Sales/Marketing Associate, Myke Thomas, Calgary Sun, Homes Editor

Kevin Taylor, General Manager Nuovo by Shane Homes, and his wife Patty

To view the list of finalists and winners please click here.