Spotlight shines on Mackay & Whitsunday's best builders in 2017

Published: 28 August 2017

Urban Trend Construction and Fergus Builders have taken out the major awards at this year’s Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday Housing & Construction Awards, held on 26 August at the Mackay Convention Centre, Mackay.

The 2017 Mackay & Whitsunday House of the Year went to Urban Trend Construction, who were also awarded Individual Home $1.26 million - $2 million, and Best Residential Bathroom.

Fergus Builders received the 2017 Mackay & Whitsunday Project of the Year and the awards for Commercial Building up to $5 million, Refurbishment/Renovation over $2 million, and Individual Home $251,000-$350,000.

Hotondo Homes Mackay’s work netted them the 2017 Mackay & Whitsunday President’s Award, as well as the awards for Display Home $251,000-$350,00, and Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $276,000-$575,000. 

Master Builders’ CEO, Grant Galvin, congratulated all 35 winners.

“The standard we have seen this year is incredible and demonstrates the impeccable talent and expertise of our industry,” Mr Galvin said.

“The Housing & Construction Awards provide an opportunity to recognise this talent, and it is great that after 30 years, they continue to be sought-after by the state’s top builders and tradespeople.”

Literary feast

Winner of the 2017 Mackay & Whitsunday Project of the Year – Fergus Builders Pty Ltd

The Dudley Denny Library project impressed the judges with its thoughtful design and functional layout. The upper floor was renovated and extended while the library remained open to the public downstairs. The centrepiece is now the striking glass lantern skylight positioned over the original dome.

Views for miles

Winner of the 2017 Mackay & Whitsunday House of the Year – Urban Trend Constructions Australia Pty Ltd T/A Urban Trend Construction

Built with position and lifestyle in mind, every facet of this home features an exceptional fit and finish. Each room, including the pool, takes full advantage of the spectacular Coral Sea views. Every consideration of the owners’ needs and requirements has been met. 

Family values

Winner of the 2017 Mackay & Whitsunday President’s Award – Triumph Enterprises Pty Ltd T/A Hotondo Homes Mackay

Hotondo Homes Mackay’s Richmond Hills home offers value for money and features an open-plan kitchen and living area to suit the family environment. The fixtures, cabinetry, outdoor living areas and small individual touches are unique to this building company and add a touch of character. This home is well designed and finished for its catered market.

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