The North Vancouver Chamber is proud to celebrate the local businesses that go above and beyond in their commitment to business excellence. The Business Excellence Awards is an annual recognition of these successful businesses and their contributions to our economy and their passion for the North Vancouver community.
Congratulations to the 2021 Winners!
CAPILANO BUILDERS – SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD
Capilano Builders delivers beautiful home renovation projects while making the process easy, fun, user-friendly and transparent for their clients. By placing the customer at the center of everything they do, they create spaces, and experiences, that reflect the uniqueness of their clients. They reinvent/redefine the renovation industry by empowering clients to harness their inner designer, foster and maintain deep connections within our community.
Honourable Mentions – Service Excellence:
Zazou Salon & Academy is a full-service hair salon offering services that include haircuts, styling, perming/straightening, colour, hair extensions and hair treatments. They are the first carbon-neutral Salon in Metro Vancouver and utilize products from companies with a variety of eco-friendly benefits such as being B Corp Certified, Carbon Neutral, vegan, sustainable and giving back to the community in which they source ingredients. Zazou offers guests added value to their experience and carries a full range of beauty products for use both in service and for purchase with recommendations to maintain their look and style at home.
Honourable Mentions – Sustainability:
HTEC is unlocking hydrogen’s potential to reduce pollution and climate change by building hydrogen supply solutions and station networks to support the rollout of fuel cell electric vehicles. HTEC’s business is built on two platforms: 1) Hydrogen Infrastructure, which is hydrogen production and processing facilities, distribution systems, and fueling stations in key North American markets, and 2) Hydrogen Technology Solutions where they deliver engineering, design, and specialty products and solutions to clients globally. HTEC uses the electrolyzer they are building to produce clean hydrogen using hydropower, which can then be used to provide fuel at their stations.
Honourable Mentions – Innovation:
Kevin Hatch founded Twin Lions Contracting in 2011 with a mission to set the standard and bring pride into the construction industry. Kevin grew the company from a solo practitioner to a skilled team of 27 full-time employees, including the launch of a design unit and a diverse management team. While shepherding the early growth of the company, he also made an important corporate commitment to support the North Vancouver community in which he was raised and still calls home. Twin Lions’ goal is to provide clients, trade partners, and employees with the best construction experience they’ve ever had.
Honourable Mentions – Young Entrepreneur:
Founded in 1956, BA Blacktop is a major general contractor and design-builder, with a progressive and multi-disciplined group of companies delivering specialized paving, concrete, milling, reclaiming and recycling services, as well as multi-span bridge construction and innovative concrete structure solutions to clients throughout British Columbia. They work to shape a workplace where our employees feel valued, motivated, and comfortable, by building career growth opportunities, respecting our employee’s needs, clearly communicating, providing opportunities for feedback, and encouraging team building and engagement among all employees. BA Blacktop promotes both healthy active living and work-life balance to their employees through team challenges and company-sponsored events. Their culture is based on bringing together people of all different backgrounds and experiences.
Honourable Mentions – Best Employer:
Miles Industries designs, engineers, manufactures, markets and distributes its Valor brand of radiant gas fireplaces across Canada and the USA. Valor is a leading brand well known by consumers and specialty fireplace dealers for its broad range of efficient, versatile and reliable products. Valor gas fireplaces are installed in fireplace retrofits, home renovations and new home construction. Miles Industries is a family-owned and operated business, founded in 1977.
Honourable Mention – Business of the Year:
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