KELOWNA — VVI Construction has won an Award of Excellence for Design and Construction at the Southern Interior Construction Association’s Commercial Building Awards Dinner, held on Thursday, October 23, at the Coast Capri Hotel.
This is the second year in a row that VVI Construction has won this prestigious award; having won for its completion of Mica Heli Ski Lodge last year. Consequently, that project won the Judge’s Favorite award and received the ‘Gold Excellence’ standard.
A statement from the company said the Revelstoke Business and Visitor Information Center was “a unique collaborative effort” by VVI Construction, Revelstoke Land and Development, the City of Revelstoke, the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, and the Columbia Basin Trust along with various local sub-trades and suppliers.
“The City of Revelstoke, Community Futures Revelstoke and the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce are proud to have been partners in this project,” said Alan Mason, the City’s director of Community Economic Development. “It is great to see a local developer and local construction company recognized for the high quality work they did on the new building. The development of a new, year round Visitor Information Centre was a long standing economic development goal for Revelstoke, and this has been a very positive project for the community. Tourism visitation to the Visitor Information Centre has increased by more than 100% over the same period last year thanks to the new location and the improved facilities.”