2021 Master Builders Excellence Awards
Port Denison Builders took home the prestigious Brian Neil Award. Images – Supplied
  • Best Regional Project - Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets
  • Best Country Home - James Groom Building
  • Kevin Giudice Apprentice of the Year - Jesse Davidson

The best in the Midwest building industry were commended for another year of fantastic accomplishments at the Master Builders Bankwest Building Excellence Awards held last Saturday.

Award winners and finalists were recognised for exhibiting outstanding commitment to the craft, at the event held at The Gerald Apartment Hotel in Geraldton.

Sam Karamfiles, owner of Karamfiles Builders and Awards Judge, expressed how impressed he was with the quality of award entries which he believes in increasing year on year.

“Midwest builders are taking great pride in producing a quality product, for most it is their selling point over their competition.”

Sam Karamfiles, Awards Judge

Mr Karamfiles said that the judges were taken aback by the professionalism of the projects delivered, and added that some of the high-end homes presented by builders in the region could compete with any in the state.

“Some were in quite remote areas where this possibly magnified the difficulty to build, but the results showcased the ability to bring the best out from all of their subcontractors and suppliers and produce the workmanship everyone is proud of,” he said.

Celebrating after a hard year

Paul Kerr, Master Builders Regional Manager for the Midwest, said the evening was a chance for reflection for those in the building industry after a busy taxing year, with over $38 million in project value displayed at the event.

Mr Kerr added that the support of contractors and sub-contractors are vital to the tremendous achievements of builders.

“The resilience that our Midwest builders have displayed has been truly amazing. When you add to the mix the recent devastation to communities in the Midwest caused by Cyclone Seroja, you know the building and construction industry is in good hands.”

Paul Kerr, Master Builders Regional Manager for the Midwest

Bankwest Best Regional Project Midwest Region

Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets (GBSC) took out the night’s most prestigious award, the Best Regional Project, for the newly constructed Technical Maintenance Support (TMS) offices and workshop.

Mr Karamfiles commended GBSC on the use of high quality fixtures and fittings throughout the modern office project.

He added that the office and workshop space is high in functionality and will accommodate all staff needs, allowing the business to operate effectively.

TMS Workshop GBSC
Image: Supplied

Best Country Home

The award for Best Country Home was received by James Groom Building for a modern home built in Mayhill Quays.

The spectacular double-story home was designed and constructed in partnership with architects and the client to achieve stunning features including natural stone bench tops, strip lighting and a natural timber floating staircase.

Best country home midwest Geraldton
Image: Supplied

Notable mentions

Alongside Best Country Home, James Groom Building was also crowned The Midwest Best New Builder after the company was established in 2016.

Jesse Davidson, of Bradley Smith Builders, was a standout of the night receiving three awards. Mr Davidson took home the Midwest Best First Year, Best Carpentry, and the overall Kevin Giudice Apprentice of the Year awards.

The judges were thoroughly impressed by the finalists in the running for the Kevin Giudice Apprentice of the Year award, making special mention of Ethan Chick of Bradley Smith Builders and Jaiden Millar of Skill Hire.

Port Denison builders were also recognised for outstanding work, receiving the prestigious Brian Neil award.

Master Builders 2021 Midwest Excellence Awards winners

Category Company Project
Best Contract Homes Under $200,000 Poynton Building Company Thames Drive, Cape Burney
$300,000 – $350,000 James Groom Building Swordfish Vista, Sunset Beach Geraldton
$350,000 – $400,000 Poynton Building Company Glenfield Beach Drive, Glenfield
$400,000 – $450,000 Bradley Smith Builders Wavecrest Circle, Drummond Cove
$450,000 – $550,000 Poynton Building Company Glenfield Beach Drive, Glenfield
$650,000 – $750,000 Port Denison Builders Northshore Drive, Dongara
$750,000 – $1,000,000 Stallion Homes Johnston Street Dalwallinu
$1,000,000 – $1,500,000 James Groom Building Mayhill Quays, Geraldton
$1,500,000 – $2,500,000 Crothers Construction Eastcott Way, Tarcoola Beach
Best Display Homes $350,000 – $400,000 Poynton Building Company Glenfield Display Home, Glenfield
Best Display Home Poynton Building Company Glenfield Display Home, Glenfield
Excellence in Plastering Mid West Plasterer, Port Denison Builders Carnarvon Street, Port Denison
Excellence in Ceilings Avon Valley Gyprocking, Stallion Homes Bedford Street, Cunderdin
Excellence in Carpentry Outback Construction, Poynton Building Company Glenfield Beach Drive, Glenfield
Excellence in Roofing James Groom Building Mayhill Quays, Geraldton
Excellence in External Finishes Bradley Smith Builders Hall Road, Waggrakine
Excellence in Floor & Wall Tiling PLC Beach Trust (Larry Smyth), Port Denison Builders Northshore Drive, Dongara
Excellence in Painting City in Colour, James Groom Building Mayhill Quays, Geraldton
Excellence in Concreting Dawn Contracting, James Groom Building Champion Bay Rise, Bluff Point
Excellence in Brick & Block Paving A Mcaskil & K Cull Bricklaying, Poynton Building Company Glenfield Beach Drive, Glenfield
Excellence in Cabinet Making Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets, Crothers Construction Eastcott Way, Tarcoola Beach
Excellence in Plasterboard Linings Duperouzel Gyprock, James Groom Building Mayhill Quays, Geraldton
Silver Trowel Daniel Ryan, Stallion Homes Johnston Street Dalwallinu
Best Alterations & Additions $200,000 – $250,000 Bradley Smith Builders Mitchell Street, Horrocks Beach
Best Refurbishment or Renovation $1,500,000 – $5,000,000 Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets St Anne’s Refurbishment, Nazareth House
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 FIRM Construction Moora Residential College
Best Building Fit-Out $1,500,000 – $5,000,000 Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets St Anne’s Refurbishment, Nazareth House
Best Aged Care Building $1,500,000 – $5,000,000 Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets St Anne’s Refurbishment, Nazareth House
Best Multi Unit Development 5-10 Units Crothers Construction Step Up Step Down Mental Health Facility
Best Industrial Building Under $1,500,000 Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets Technical Maintenance Services New Office and Workshed
Tradesperson of the Year James Groom Building, City in Colour Mayhill Quays, Geraldton
Best Country Home Midwest Region James Groom Building Mayhill Quays, Geraldton
Bankwest Best Regional Project Midwest Region Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets Technical Maintenance Services New Office and Workshed
Brian Neil Award Port Denison Builders
Best New Builder James Groom Building
Small Builder of the Year Poynton Building Company
Employer Trainer of the Year – Small Builder Bradley Smith Builders
Employer Trainer of the Year – Medium Builder Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets
Bankwest Best Customer Service – Small Business Bradley Smith Builders
Bankwest Best Customer Service – Medium Business Geraldton Building Services & Cabinets

 

Individual Company
Supervisor of the Year Gavin O’Malley Poynton Building Company
Apprentice Encouragement Award Jesse Davidson Bradley Smith Builders
Best Carpentry Apprentice Jesse Davidson Bradley Smith Builders
Kevin Giudice Apprentice of the Year Jesse Davidson Bradley Smith Builders
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