Merit Award
for the Community Farm Store Renovation project in Duncan


Finalist Award
for Parhar Business Park Commercial Division for VIREB


2010 Finalist Award
VIREB Commercial Builders Award
Retail Division
for The Brick in Duncan

Award of Merit
VIREB Multifamily Towntouse Division
for Maple Woods in Duncan

Award of Excellence
VIREB Industrial Division
for EB Horsman Building, Courtenay

2007, 2008, 2009

of the Commercial Building Award

for Creek Trail Developments for phases 1 & 2




The Pictorial


Jacking up the level of vitality in the Duncan area and utilizing space earned two local business owners kudos from council Monday in the form of inaugural development awards. Balbir Parhar, owner of development company the Parhar Group, received the new Residential Development Award for Excellence for his McKinstry Village project. "It's great to be recognized for the quality work we do," Parhar said. "There used to just be a huge hole there and council recognized that we took that space and turned it into housing: the Kind that there is a big need for." The project took a chunk of land with one home on it and was prone to flooding, and placed 24 luxury seniors' homes in a gated community. "Any development from hereon in will be increased density and this project gives a good look at how that can be accomplished without losing the atmosphere," Mayor Phil Kent said. " In addition, it allowed us to improve our storm water and sewer system in the area." Kent added developments in the area that attract more people to Duncan to take advantage of the services and businesses offered needs to be recognized.