It was an unexpected win for Stroud Homes Bundaberg directors Slade and Aletha Walters as they took out the Master Builders Queensland Housing and Construction Award for Individual Home up to $250,000 on Friday night.
After taking out the prestigious President's Award at the Wide Bay titles at Bundaberg earlier this year, Slade and Aletha Walters said to now have that home recognised as the best in Queensland was an honour.
Earlier this year the judges said the Savanah Classic represented fantastic value and provided a great blend of parents’ privacy, multiple family zones and open space living which blended well into outdoor living.
Aletha said they were blown away after winning the award which recognised them as one of the best in the state's building industry.
“It really was unexpected, we were sitting at the awards with a big group of Stroud people from all over Queensland when they called our name,” Aletha said.
“It was really nice to see the whole of Wide Bay clean up the state awards.
“Another great night for our region with an amazing number of awards being taken out by local builders across the Wide Bay. We truly dominated the state awards on Friday night and we were proud to be part of its success.”
Stroud Homes Wide Bay were awarded Individual Home up to $250,000 for their Savannah Classic located at Gin Gin.
Designed with family in mind and focusing on the areas that count, the Savannah Class in Gin Gin is a featured-packed 262 square metre home.
“This award is a bit special as the owners of the home are really good friends of ours,” Mrs Walters said.
“It's a beautiful home and what we love about it is building for the everyday person; this is the category for the starter homes under $250,000.
“It's a nice feeling to look after local families.
“Thank you as always to our amazing staff, contractors, suppliers and our many amazing clients who make all of this possible.”
Building talent in the Bundaberg Region
Aletha said they opened the doors to Stroud Homes Wide Bay in January 2016 and had since taken home two state awards and 19 in total.
She believed this wasn’t just because they had brought different facades and new floor plans to the region, but also because of the thriving agriculture in the region.
“We now have four different offices in the Wide Bay including Hervey Bay and Maryborough,” she said.
“Our region has brought in some of the best builders around and I believe the agriculture here has something to do with it.
“The apprentice of the year ended up here because his partner moved here for agriculture.
“We just have so much quality and talent coming to the area.”