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Master Builders shines spotlight on region

Spotlight shines on Wide Bay Burnett builders CRJ Designer Homes master builders
CRJ Designer Homes received the BUSSQ Building Super President’s Award for Henderson345, Gooburrum. Photo: Courtesy of Master Builders Queensland.

From home renovations, inspiring individuals and multi-million dollar projects, a range of Bundaberg Region builders and projects were recognised in the Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett 2023 Housing & Construction Awards.

The best of the best in the building and construction industry was celebrated at the awards evening held at The Beach House Hotel on Saturday 19 August.

An American farmhouse-inspired project in Gooburrum took out a major award category, with CRJ Designer Homes receiving the BUSSQ Building Super President’s Award for Henderson345.

The judges recognised how the project showcased a high level of workmanship and highlighted the builder’s attention to detail and overall craftsmanship.  

“This is a beautiful home with great street appeal,” the judges’ comments read.
“The rear covered patio area is a wonderful entertaining space with plenty of space and height and a great mix of colour in comparison to the rest of the house exterior.”

Industry individuals were also recognised on the night with Harrison Charge from JRZ Homes awarded the Apprentice of the Year title, Mariah Robinson from Richters Joinery taking home the Women in Building Award and Kresten Ramage from Ramage Building named the Rising Star of 2023.

Master Builders’ Wide Bay Burnett Regional Manager Ian Langer congratulated the winners across all 28 categories.

“From educational amenities and community facilities to magnificent renovations, and luxury family homes, this year’s entries were spectacular,” he said.

“It’s a true testament to the quality of building that happens in and around the Wide Bay Burnett region.

“No matter whether our 2023 entrants have taken an award home or not, they're in esteemed company and a valued part of why Master Builders are so widely trusted and respected.”

Local award winners

• Tourism and Leisure Facilities up to $10 million – Ashley Cooper Construction for Sandhills Sports Club (Bargara)
• Commercial/Industrial Building up to $5 million – O'Rourke Constructions QLD for Woodgate Beach Hotel/Motel Alterations & Additions (Woodgate)
• Commercial fitout up to $5 million – Murchie Constructions for Coral Coast Orthopaedics Medical Suite Fitout (Bundaberg)
• Commercial Trade Contractor of the Year – Adina Designed Interiors for Coral Coast Orthopaedics Office Fitout (Bundaberg)

Housing awards
• Individual Home from $350,000 up to $500,000 – CRJ Designer Homes for Lyndle279 (Elliott Heads)
• Home Renovation Project up to $200,000 – Kleidon Masterbuilt Homes for Repeat Offender (Bargara)
• Home Renovation Project from $400,000 up to $650,000 – JRZ Homes for The Lookout Bargara (Bargara)
• Excellence in Sustainable Living – Nathan Groszmann Constructions for Woodgate Beachouse Reno (Woodgate)

Specialty awards
• Best Residential Bathroom – Bundy Homes for Cullum (Coral Cove)

Individual awards
• Apprentice of the Year – Harrison Charge from JRZ Homes
• Rising Star – Kresten Ramage from Ramage Building
• Women in Building – Mariah Robinson from Richters Joinery

Major awards
• BUSSQ Building Super President's Award – CRJ Designer Homes for Henderson345 (Gooburrum)

More information about the Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett 2023 Housing and Construction Awards can be found here.