• Hillary Harris

Reaching New Heights First Net Zero Labelled Home in Canada- Falcon Heights Contracting Ltd.

2018 Builder of the Year

Dave MacKenzie leads his team of qualified journeymen carpenters and apprentices with commitment, leadership and innovation. It is this trifecta that lead them to be the winner of the 2018 Grand VIBE Award Builder of the Year. Through a combination of category wins and the consideration of their environmental responsibility as well as their involvement and innovation within the industry Falcon Heights Contracting was the sure bet.

In addition to winning Builder of the Year, Falcon Heights Contracting was also awarded the title of Project of the Year for their Net-Zero Build Synergy. Synergy is an aptly named project that by very definition brings two or more organizations together to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Synergy is the first ever Net-Zero accredited home in not only the Province but also in Canada. To achieve a Net-Zero label a home must produce as much or more energy than it consumes. Due to the energy production that is part of a Net Zero Home, its energy performance is 100% better than homes built to code. Synergy is a stunning contemporary home located on a narrow lot that takes full advantage of its ocean views. It has a multi-textured exterior with timber-frame components. The interior features an open modern concept framed by curved gluelams and windows, being sure to highlight the spectacular view. The well balance rift-cut white-oak cabinetry, wood beams and warm tones finish of the West-Coast feel.

Synergy wasn’t the only one of Falcon Heights Contracting’s projects to receive praises at the VIBE awards, the project Fable Beach also won Best Single-Family Kitchen over $75,000. This was a full interior remodel on a 1990’s waterfront townhome. The renovated space is elegant and combines traditional and Tuscan accents while conserving both the original trim and doors. The light neutral and fresh tones harmonized the mix of textures from tile backsplash to hickory floors. New high-end concealed energy efficient appliances were installed and all fixtures including stunning chandeliers were added. This stylish Tuscan-styled kitchen and dining room is separated from the living room by a double-sided fireplace. The abundance of natural light emphasizes the centrally located heated quartzite island.

The history within Falcon Heights is as noteworthy as their current achievements. Shortly after graduating trade school Dave was given the opportunity to rebuild an orphanage destroyed by an earthquake in Guatemala an experience that he calls life changing and eye opening. That triggered the importance of supporting and giving back to the community. Falcon Heights makes it a priority to loyally help support a local charity for families in need, as well as contributing to various charitable projects.

Falcon Heights Contracting is described by their clients as delivering superior quality in every aspect of their builds and with Dave as a clear organized thinker with the upmost integrity. Falcon Heights Contracting generalize in custom home building with a focus in energy efficient homes.

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