For more than a decade, Houle has garnered recognition and a reputation for excellence through awards from the construction industry as well as the general business community both provincially and nationally.

Technology Award

SP&T Security Integrator of the Year

The annual Integrator of the Year award, sponsored by Anixter Canada, recognizes security systems integrators that have demonstrated dedication, professionalism, innovation and customer service. Nominations for security integration projects big and small are considered for the award, provided they are conducted in Canada for a Canadian customer in the last 12 months.

• 2016 – Port of Vancouver Southshore Corridor Project

Industry Awards & the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA)

VRCA Gold Award of Excellence – Electrical Contractor

The VRCA, established in 1929, then known as the Building and Construction Industries Exchange of BC, represents 700 general contractors, speciality trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and other professionals active in the multi-billion dollar non-residential construction industry in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Each year, the VRCA recognizes the best companies and projects in the construction industry through its program, the VRCA Awards of Excellence. The program shortlists three Silver Award winners in several categories after a judging committee, through interviews and sometimes a site tour, carefully examines select projects submitted by contractors. The shortlisted Silver Winners then compete for one Gold Award in each category.

As an electrical contractor, Houle submits projects in the Electrical Contractor categories for projects up to and over $2 million. The lists below provide the project awards achieved by Houle from the VRCA.

• 2016 – Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre, Prince George, BC
• 2014 – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower, Surrey, BC
• 2013 – Canadian Forces Base Fire Hall, Esquimalt, BC
• 2012 – Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC
• 2011 – BC Hydro Operations Facility, Port Alberni, BC
• 2010 – Victoria General Hospital, Fire Alarm Upgrade, Victoria, BC
• 2008 – Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre, Abbotsford, BC (over $2M)
• 2008 – Nanaimo Regional Hospital and Perinatal Centre, Nanaimo, BC (up to $2M)
• 2007 – UBC Dentistry Building, Vancouver, BC
• 2002 – Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC

VRCA Silver Award of Excellence – Electrical Contractor

• 2015 – Wood Innovation and Design Centre, Prince George, BC
• 2014 – Cargill Dust Mitigation Program, North Vancouver, BC
• 2013 – Saanich Peninsula Hospital – Electrical Upgrade – Saanichton, BC
• 2012 – 4000 Seymour Place, UPS Upgrade, Victoria, BC
• 2011 – Canada Place Roof Rehabilitation, Vancouver, BC
• 2009 – Dockside Green Residential Complex, Victoria, BC
• 2007 – Women’s & Children’s Hospital – New Data Centre, Vancouver, BC
• 2007 – Centerm Berth Expansion, Vancouver, BC
• 2005 – UBC Life Sciences Building, Vancouver, BC
• 2002 – Lions Gate Bridge Upgrade, Vancouver, BC

Innovation, Safety, and Dedicated Membership

Other categories from the VRCA Awards recognize excellence in innovation and safety as these key aspects of the industry are what propel it forward and also what maintains the health and well-being of its workforce. Additionally, the association also recognizes the value of its members.

In addition to being recognized for excellence on projects, Houle has also recognized by the association in these categories, as detailed in the lists below.

VRCA Innovation Award of Excellence – Electrical Contractor

The VRCA Innovation Award of Excellence recognizes a VRCA member that has developed an innovative product or service that is having proven economic, environmental, and/or social benefits

• Recipient in 2016 for the Connected Snow Removal Camera Solutions
• Recipient in 2013 for the High Purity Water Purification Turnkey Treatment Skid Design
• Recipient in 2011 for the Knight Street Bridge Mobile Platform for Lighting Upgrade Proprietary Design and Implementation

VRCA Safety Award of Excellence – Electrical Contractor

The VRCA Safety Award of Excellence recognizes a company’s superior safety record in the category Trade Contractor 200,000 or more personhours. Since 2000, no other large contractor in BC (including electrical and mechanical or otherwise, with 200,000+ person hours per year) has achieved Houle’s level of excellence in safety.

• Consecutive recipient since 2013
• Recipient from 2000 to 2009

VRCA Member of the Year Award

The VRCA Member of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a company in the construction industry that has prioritized quality, safety, and team collaboration in job performance, and displays pride in their work.

• Recipient in 2014

Business and Consumer Community Awards

50 Best Managed Companies of Canada

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is Canada’s leading business awards program recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million.  Recipients are awarded the prestigious award based on several factors including overall business performance and sustained growth, efforts of the entire organization, and financial performance.

• Consecutive recipient since 2012



Consumer Choice Award

The Consumer Choice Award recognizes business excellence, with award recipients are not selected by a panel of judges, but chosen by the consumer.

• Consecutive recipient since 2000

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